As we say hello to 2017, here are just a few of the memorable social media posts from the Longwood community over the past year.
1. The Lester Holt shout-out
The Longwood community eagerly anticipated hosting the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate... and it was this moment when things got real.
2. Outdoor classrooms
A gift from Joan ’64 and Macon Brock will support more transformational learning experiences such as the "Longwood at Yellowstone National Park" program.
3. A campus in the spotlight
As many can attest, the campus looked amazing in preparation for hosting the U.S. Vice Presidential Debate. [video]
4. When LU softball made it to the NCAA Regional Tournament and the team’s reaction made it on ESPNU
Some things never change, and that’s a good thing.
6. Citizen leaders in action
Throughout 2016, Longwood students continued to show us what citizen leadership is all about.
7. More citizen leaders in action
Scott's baseball team at Longwood went to a retirement home in Farmville. When I asked Scott about it he sent this picture with these words .... "This women to the left was from Germany, she's 102 and was Jewish and was telling me how Americans don't know the struggle...it was an experience!!!" THIS makes his mama proud ! ❤️#proudtobelancermom #proudtobeScottieCmom
With so many great examples we couldn’t show just one.
8. It’s a family affair
We are the Lancer family—and that’s especially true for some more than others.
9. #LongwoodTraditions part deux
Lancers know Longwood has the best traditions, but in 2016 the Chronicle of Higher Education recognized it too.
10. That time the Harlem Globetrotters brought their trick shots to Willett
11. #LoveYourLongwood Day
Longwood held it’s first-ever day of giving celebration and the Lancer family showed their support. The countdown has already started for 2017.
12. Welcoming the class of 2021
#Longwood21 acceptance letters are out, and as usual, the recipients are quite excited about joining the Lancer family in fall of 2017.
13. Stand back; science is happening
At Longwood, every student has the opportunity to engage in undergraduate research.
14. Virginia Children’s Book Festival
Beautiful moments at the Virginia Children's Book Festival watching our future create. www.vachildrensbookfestival.com #virginiachildrensbookfestival #vcbf2016 #educate #read #create #art #farmvilleva #mural #virginia #eastcoastartcollective #abstract #lcva #longwooduniversity #artist #montymontgomery #author #toddparr #alivethroughart #toddparrbooks
In its third year, the Virginia Children's Book Festival brought over 7,000 children from all over Virginia to Longwood’s campus to hear from their favorite authors and illustrators—including a 2016 National Book Award winner and a 2016 Newbery Medal winner.
15. Faculty mentorship
It's no surprise—Longwood faculty continues to inspire students even after they graduate.
16. And of course... the #LongwoodDebate
Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.