As we say hello to 2018, here are just a few of the memorable social media posts from the Longwood community over the past year.
1. When you win your third straight Big South Championship...
...in front of a stadium full of fans on Lancer Field. Now THAT'S how you do it.
2. Then and now
3. When Ruffner Fountain was lit
ICYMI, this festive fountain had a leading role in the Longwood Friends video.
4. When you graduate and get engaged on the same day
5. When you really DON'T want to leave
“Skylar, are you ready to leave Longwood?”— Skylar (@itsskyward) December 3, 2017
6. On thick ice
The largest gift in Longwood history, from Joan ‘64 and Macon Brock, created the Brock Experiences, which supports transformational learning experiences such as the Longwood in the Arctic Circle program.
@VAGeogAlliance 2017 BioBlitz @longwoodu Student volunteers and citizen scientists engage with nature pic.twitter.com/J3uZsohEHx— Annie Evans (@MapM8ker) April 1, 2017
For the second year, Longwood's Lancer Park was one of the sites "under the microscope" during the Virginia BioBlitz.
8. True blue
9. From VP Debate to the Super Bowl
Last year I sat in Java city before a meeting and decided to fill out an application to volunteer for the VP debate. I got the email this summer, expecting to get something such as "parking director" or "clean up crew," but it said Fox News. I worked hard and enjoyed every second. Never did I think I would end up working at the Super Bowl, let alone be at one of the most interesting games we've seen. God bless @foxnews and @longwooduniversity for getting me there. Let's see where @alllysonstone end up next
Allyson Stone '18 and Ryan Carey '19 impressed the Fox News production manager during the Vice Presidential Debate, so he asked them to work on a second assignment for Super Bowl week.
10. All the sunsets
11. 10 years for Call Me Mister
Am I my brother's keeper?...Always! LoveNoEgo and Longwood University's Call Me Mister Program. Thank you @longwooduniversity for this opportunity to speak my passion and brand of LoveNoEgo to the leaders of tomorrow. Take a look at these young men! LoveNoEgo.com. #lovenoego #callmemister #longwooduniversity #leadership #motivationalspeaker #usmbda #minoritybusiness #smallbusiness #youngblackmen #mentorship #timkaine #farmvilleva #collegeboys #leadersoftomorrow #virginia
Longwood's Call Me Mister program, an initiative designed to increase the pool of available teachers from more diverse backgrounds, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year!
12. Janese Quick lands at #4 on SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays
What a shot—kicking off a great year for Longwood Athletics!
13. Eclipse viewing party
In the early afternoon on Monday, Aug. 21, the skies darkened over Farmville and much of the rest of the U.S. as the moon moved in front of the sun for a rare solar eclipse... and the Longwood community had front row seats.
14. Virginia Children’s Book Festival
Grateful to spend time with some awesome people. Thank you!@longwoodu @vachildrensbook @dsantat @StudioJJK @johnparraart @SophieBlackall pic.twitter.com/o9SeWS6nC2— Todd Parr (@toddparr) October 22, 2017
In its fourth year, the Virginia Children's Book Festival brought more than 7,000 children from all over Virginia to Longwood’s campus to hear from their favorite authors and illustrators.
15. Casually hanging out at your favorite fountain
16. #MegaReunion2017 and the chance to relive Color Wars
Longwood's first annual Mega Reunion was truly epic, as those who attended can attest. Watch the highlights on YouTube.
We LOVED seeing all the posts and stories about your favorite Longwood people! Keep 'em coming! #LongwoodFaves
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