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Faculty member lends expertise to literacy professionals book
Dr. Autumn Dodge, assistant professor in the Lynchburg College School of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling, was part of a team of 28 literacy experts from across the United States that helped write, Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017.
Students travel to South Korean ‘sister school’
For Sykethia Findley ’19, who goes by the nickname “Keke,” going to South Korea was a dream come true. “Studying abroad has always been a dream of mine, ever since I found out what ‘study abroad’ meant,” Findley wrote in an application to the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, who awarded her a $2,000 Experiential Learning Scholarship for the trip.
Athletic training students working with Hillcats
Two students in Lynchburg’s Athletic Training program have been spending lots of time at the local ballpark lately, learning about how to keep professional baseball players on the field and off the disabled list. Since opening day in April, Zack Maust ’19 MSAT and Rachael Watkins ’19 have been doing a clinical rotation with the Lynchburg Hillcats, a Class-A Advanced Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Economics professor named to advisory board
Dr. Gerald Prante, assistant professor of economics at Lynchburg College, was recently named to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Joint Advisory Board of Economists. On the board, he joins economists from the fields of higher education, banking, and other industries.
Art and anatomy intertwine in DPT study abroad program
About 30 students spent 16 days in Italy, where they studied the intersection of art and anatomy. The students gained a new, rich understanding for the history of their field.
Lynchburg students headed to Mexico
In June, two Lynchburg College students are headed to Oaxaca, Mexico, under a new partnership announced this past spring between the College and the Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca (UABJO), a public university in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico.
2018 graduate selected as Governor’s Fellow
Lauren Fishbein ’18 is in Richmond this summer, working in the Office of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. She was one of 23 people selected for the Governor’s Fellows Program from colleges and universities across Virginia and the U.S. Fishbein, who lives in the Richmond area, is the first Lynchburg College graduate to win this fellowship.
Gallery director traveling the world for museum educators group
Dr. Barbara Rothermel, director of Lynchburg’s Daura Gallery, recently returned from China, where she spent two weeks at Shanghai Jiao Tong University presenting professional development workshops on behalf of University Museums and Collections (UMAC), a committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
Lynchburg community joins forces for tornado relief
After an EF-2 tornado struck Central Virginia on April 15, the Lynchburg College community sprung to action, helping with relief efforts. Minutes after the tornado hit, devastating portions of Campbell County, the City of Lynchburg, and Amherst County, Lynchburg’s varsity baseball team met to figure out how they could help. By the following afternoon, about a dozen Hornets, led by assistant coach Jeremy Sink, were in Amherst County.