Sophia Tully ’23, a philosophy-political science major and Westover Honors Fellow from Midlothian, Virginia, has been named the University of Lynchburg’s 2022-23 Sommerville Scholar. The award, the University’s highest academic honor, was presented on Friday, Oct. 21, at the Daura Museum of Art.
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Lynchburg named among best in Virginia for criminology, public health, education, environmental and sports sciences
The University of Lynchburg has been recognized as a top school in Virginia by the 2022 Plexuss Global Rankings for several undergraduate programs. Most notably, Lynchburg ranked No. 2 in Virginia for criminology programs and No. 65 nationally.
Zooming ahead: Remote B2B marketing interns add value to Charlotte-based company
Wanatimi Owei ’22 liked his spring internship with Force Management so much, he decided to stay on over the summer. The computer science major, who will graduate later this year, is “one of the best intern writers” her company has ever had, says Rachel Clapp Miller ’99.
Hill Award recipient is first-gen, double major eyeing VA State Police Academy
Mallory Yowell ’22 is the recipient of the Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior Award. The honor was announced at the 2022 Academic Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 22, in Turner Gymnasium.
Westover Honors Fellow studies basilica orbweaver spiders for thesis project
When she first came to the University of Lynchburg, Kassidy McCall ’22 planned to major in exercise physiology with the goal of becoming an athletic trainer. What she really wanted to be, however, was a veterinarian.
Student selected for ‘life-changing’ trip to Greece
Will Andrews ’24, a biomedical sciences and chemistry double major from Chester, Virginia, was one of only 16 undergraduates nationwide selected to participate in Tragos Quest to Greece, a 10-day study abroad experience sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Lynchburg physics professor making the rounds in Olympics coverage
Dr. John Eric Goff, the University of Lynchburg’s go-to guy when it comes to sports physics, has been making the rounds in the media recently, talking and writing about the 2022 Winter Olympics, which are currently underway in Beijing.
Hill Award winner worked hard to ‘be as involved as I could be’
Ellen Druebbisch ‘21 is this year’s Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior Award winner.
‘Honors Scholar of the Year’ keeps promise, excels in and out of classroom
When she was a first-year student at the University of Lynchburg, Ellen Druebbisch ’21 made a promise to herself. “I made a pact … to make the most out of my four years in college and to be as involved as I could be, so that’s what I did,” she said.
Lynchburg becomes first carbon-neutral university in Virginia
The University of Lynchburg this week became the first college or university in the commonwealth to achieve carbon neutrality. It’s a major step in a series of efforts the University has made in recent years to reduce its carbon footprint and increase its commitment to environmental sustainability.