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Longwood Recovers Featured in National Magazine

Kevin Doyle Kevin Doyle, Ed.D., LPC, LSATP Assistant Professor-Counselor Education

Dr. Kevin Doyle and Longwood Recovers were featured in the winter issue of Recovery Campus published by the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE). In 2013, Dr. Doyle was awarded a $10,000 grant from Transforming Youth Recovery and the collegiate recovery program, Longwood Recovers, was formed. The program is attractive to students contemplating recovery from substance abuse/addiction or other addictions and the gatherings are held every other Tuesday evening in an informal, non-judgmental way.  Students can receive more information by emailing longwoodrecovers@longwood.edu. A digital version of the four-page article can be found on page 10.  http://www.recoverycampusdigital.com/winter2015/



Parsons Participates in Farmville Buddy Basketball

Farmville Buddy Basketball team The Farmville Buddy Basketball Team, Brittany Parsons (bending), Back row: Chris Bolt, Farmville Parks and Recreation, Dr. Matt Lucas, and Rosella Sheehan

Brittany Parsons, a sophomore in the Therapeutic Recreation program, assisted with this season’s Farmville Buddy basketball team. Buddy Ball leagues individualize and modify the sport to meet the needs of each youth’s disability and to maximize their participation and success.  The league was founded and coached by Dr. Matt Lucas, associate professor in the Health, Athletic Training, Kinesiology and Recreation Department.  The six-week program focused on skills development and team-building exercises and the students ranged in age from 5 to 16.  Each volunteer mentored and assisted individual team members throughout the skill stations. Afterwards, non-competitive games were played. Rosella Sheehan, a Longwood adjunct also participated.  The team is supported by the Farmville Parks and Recreation Department.



Guest Lecturer Presents to HARK Students

Vanessa Wigand Mrs. Vanessa Wigand, of the Virginia Department of Education meets with Longwood students.

On January 28, Mrs. Vanessa Wigand, specialist for health education, physical education, and driver education of the Virginia Department of Education met with graduate and undergraduate students. Mrs. Wigand was a guest lecturer during Dr. Matt Lucas’ KINS 520 Developing Leadership Skills in Health and Physical Education course.  Besides sharing information about the Virginia Department of Education and her position there, Mrs. Wigand reiterated that health and physical education continues to be on the critical shortage list for teachers.  She was also complimentary about Longwood’s physical and health education – teacher education (PHETE) program and noted that it is one of the best programs in the country.