• Alumni Spotlight: Meet Melanie Books '17

    Meet Melanie Books '17 a Third Party Reproduction Coordinator at a fertility clinic.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Meet Becca Snyder Shelton '00

    Meet Becca Snyder Shelton '00 an Assistant Director in the Career Services office at the University of Richmond.

  • 2019 in Review

    Here are some of our favorites from our 1 Hour a Month program!

  • Top 5 reasons to come to Alumni Family Game Day

    Bring the whole family back to campus for a day of Lancer family fun!

  • Baked Alaska Recipe

    Bring some Longwood Spirit to the table this holiday season with the quintessential Longwood dessert, Baked Alaska.

  • Longwood Salad Recipe

    If you want to bring something colorful to the table look no further than Longwood Salad!

  • Longwood Angel Pie Recipe

    You know about Baked Alaska, but do you know about Longwood's Angel Pie?

  • Top 10 gifts for the Lancer in your life

    Stuck on what to get your favorite Lancer for the holidays? We've got you covered no matter the age

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the publishing industry or know someone who does? Senior Isabella Corbo ‘20 would love your advice about how her love for writing and editing can be put to good use.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the intelligence community or criminal forensics, or know someone who does? Current senior Travis Bresnahan dreams of working for a national intelligence agency or local police force.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in lobbying or represent under-represented, foster-care, or high-poverty populations? Current senior Evelyn Cobb dreams of working in small, rural communities like Farmville, Virginia.

  • 5 Hidden Gems of Richmond

    Richmond is full of interesting places to visit. We asked our alumni for their favorite hidden gems and here are our top five!

  • 10 Must-Visit Nightlife Spots in DC from Alumni

    Washington DC and the surrounding area offers countless options for one-of-a-kind clubs and bars.

  • Top 10 Favorites Places to Eat in Norfolk According to Alumni

    Need help discovering Norfolk? These top 10 places to eat will satisfy your inner foodie!

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the sports performance or sports research fields, or know someone who does? Current senior Derek Jones dreams of working for the Nike Sports Research Lab, testing equipment and sports performance materials before they hit the shelves.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in sports broadcasting or collegiate athletics broadcasting, or know someone who does? Current senior TJ Wengert dreams of working for ESPN or Fox Sports after graduation this May.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in corporate law dealing with mergers or acquisitions, or know someone who does? Current senior Emily Moran wants to work for a Fortune 500 company as a lawyer, after graduation this May.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in public school counseling or know someone who does? Current senior Destanie Smith wants to work with students and help them realize their capacity for success, after graduation this May.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Meet Allison Goodman '14

    Meet Allison Goodman '14 a Property Manager with The Bozzuto Group.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in medical technology or medical device sales or know someone who does? Current senior Ben Brody wants to work in sales for a company that has innovative products that change lives for the better.

  • Top 10 Places to Eat in Richmond According to Longwood Alumni

    Everybody loves food! So we asked Longwood Alumni where they like to go to grab a bite to eat in Richmond, Virginia.

  • Top 10 Hidden Gems in Norfolk According to Alumni

    Need help discovering Norfolk? These top 10 hidden gems will help you do just that!

  • Help us help you

    Lancers – we need your help in cleaning up. But don’t worry, this doesn’t involve any heavy lifting!

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in international advertising and marketing or know someone who does? Current senior Michael Carpenter wants to travel the world, work with an array of people, and help companies convey their message.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Meet Erica Howell '07

    Meet Erica Howell '07 a Donor Communications Manager at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the marine biology field or know someone who does? Current senior Tessa DeWalt wants to work with every creature in the deep blue sea, focusing on immunology and toxicology as it pertains to marine species.

  • Put a Ring on It

    It might seem like a big stretch to connect Longwood, a class ring, skydiving, and a casino night. But for David Lydiard '84, there is a joyous connection among all of these seemingly disparate items.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in a customer-oriented industry like talent acquisition or sales, or know someone who does? Current senior Lucas Hobson wants to work for a company where he can help to create a culture of caring for customers.

  • Just one hour makes a difference

    Longwood’s 1 Hour a Month program is an easy way for Longwood alumni and friends to use social media to expand our community.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the digital marketing and communications field or know someone who does? Current senior Miranda Farley wants to help new companies develop their digital and social media strategy, after graduation this May.

  • LinkedIn: The Missing Manual

    Every alum knows that effective networking is the difference between landing a job and landing a great job. And that mastering LinkedIn is a critical component of effective networking.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in public secondary education or know someone who does? Current senior Casey Ridpath wants to make a difference inside the classroom one student at a time, after graduation this May.

  • Paying it Forward

    Lancer alumni love to pay forward their experience to current students. The Work Shadow Program, launched last year, is just the latest way that alumni help students explore post-collegiate plans.

  • Longwood's Online MBA Program Sees Changes

    If you're looking for an MBA that fits your unique situation and schedule, you've found it. U.S. News & World Report says this is one of the best online MBA programs in the nation.

  • Traditions at the heart of Longwood

    After four years of classes, exams, papers, and extracurricular activities, the spring of our Lancers’ senior year brings them one step closer to an exciting new status: membership in Longwood’s alumni association.

  • Join Us

    Professional Communities– Lancers Connecting with Lancers

    While estimates vary, studies show that between 70 and 85 percent of jobs are found through networking.

  • Employer Spotlight: Parallon

    Learn why Emily Conner, a Longwood 2012 graduate from Communications Studies enjoys working at Parallon.

  • Connecting at Alumni Weekend

    Question: When was the last time you reconnected with an old classmate or professor, or even alumni?

  • Keeping Longwood connections strong

    Alumni weekend—May 31 through June 2—is a great time to return to campus to reconnect with friends and classmates. And not only will you strengthen ties with old friends, you can build new bonds with alumni of all ages.

  • A can't miss weekend

    It's not too late to register for the event of the year – Alumni Weekend! Whether you graduated last year or 50 years ago, you are invited to join your fellow Lancer alumni for a weekend you don't want to miss - May 31 – June 2.

  • 8 Things You'll Hear At Alumni Weekend

    What will attendees be saying about their Alumni Weekend Experience?

  • Alumni Weekend will bring hundreds of alumni to campus

    This summer hundreds of alumni will return to Longwood for a spirited weekend that will draw on the natural energy of campus.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the management or human resources field or know someone who does? Current senior Taylor Canter dreams of working in this wonderful field after graduation this May. She would love your advice about finding her dream job.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the field of staffing and recruiting or know someone who does? Current senior Brandon Mills dreams of working in this amazing field after graduation this May.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the history field or know someone who does? Current senior Mary Zell Galen dreams of working as a Museum Professional after graduation this May.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the nursing field or know someone who does? Current senior Elissa Conner dreams of working in an intensive care unit at a Trauma 1 Hospital after graduation this May.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the Digital Marketing field or know someone who does? Current senior Kira Davis dreams of working in the Communication Studies field after graduation this May. She would love your advice about finding her dream job!

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the field of real estate or know someone who does? Current senior Jenna Morin dreams of working as a real estate agent following graduation this May. She would love your advice and insight as she works her way into this profession.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the social work field or know someone who does? Current senior Amanda Phillips dreams of working in a nursing home or school system as a social worker after graduation this May. She would love your advice about finding her dream job!

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the humanitarian management field or know someone who does? Current senior Steven Herring dreams of working in the disaster and humanitarian response field. He would love your advice about finding his dream job!

  • Paying it Forward

    There's a simple way to show your loyalty and commitment to Longwood. Join your fellow alumni who are members of the Pillar Society, Longwood's monthly giving program!

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the nursing field or know someone who does? Current senior Jessica Schaub dreams of working in the field of nursing after graduation this May. She would love our advice about finding her dream job!

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the business administration field or know someone who does? Current senior Maitlyn Guthrie dreams of working in the management and finance field after graduation this May. She would love your advice about finding her dream job.

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the business administration field or know someone who does? Current senior David Gills dreams of working in the accounting field after graduation this May. He would love your advice about finding his dream job!

  • #FutureAlumniFriday

    Do you work in the business administration field or know someone who does? Current senior Hannah Selfridge dreams of working in the management field after graduation this May. She would love your advice about finding her dream job!

  • Class Ring

    Put a Ring on It

    Ask Longwood alumni why they purchased a class ring and you’ll hear a variety of answers. But all of those responses have one thing in common: each graduate remains thrilled with this cherished remembrance of their days at Longwood.

Meet Becca Snyder Shelton '00 an Assistant Director in the Career Services office at the University of Richmond.

What do you do?


For the last 10 years I have worked in various roles within higher education, focusing on supporting the professional development of students and alumni. Most of my roles have focused on providing career advising, as well as delivering meaningful and educational programs for students. Currently, I am an Assistant Director in the Career Services office at the University of Richmond and support all alumni and graduate students in their career development.

What is the best part of your job?


Working with such a diverse group of people and students/alumni. On any given day, I can meet with someone with 5 years of experience, or someone approaching retirement and being able to share in their story is very heartwarming for me. And, typically, no days are exactly the same - things change and I'm usually learning something new.

What skills are necessary for your industry?


The ability to relate to people and guide them towards goals is key - interpersonal skills. Working on a college campus it's important to communicate well and clearly to a number of audiences (students, parents, faculty/staff, leadership) and be able to work with multiple departments to accomplish goals. It's also important to be learning constantly - the world of job search and hiring is changing rapidly, especially with technology innovations, so keeping up with the latest trends and recruiter needs is key.

What do you wish you knew in college to prepare you for life?


To know who and where your resources are (in the ups and down) and know that you can and should ask for help. No one has ever gotten to where they are without some help along the way, and others are usually happy to help you.