Even though some days felt like weeks and some months felt like years, 2020 was full of memorable moments shared by the Longwood community. As we say hello to 2021, here’s a highlight reel of social media posts from an unforgettable year.
One of Longwood’s accomplished social work professors will soon be granting licenses to new members of her profession throughout the commonwealth.
Jessica Stitts ’21 and other seniors focused on Farmville’s Community Garden on Virginia Street for their capstone project this fall.
With the semester coming to a close, we sat down with Student Government Association (SGA) President Brandon Bowen ’21 to talk about how he and his peers adjusted and were able to continue to enjoy student life while being on campus.
Allison Wright Pace ’20 is a perfect example of what student teachers—and their veteran counterparts—have been dealing with this year.
In a historic collaboration between the Library of Virginia, Longwood University, and the Farmville Herald, the archives of the Farmville Herald will be digitized and print copies stored in the Greenwood Library.
When Destiny Brown ’22 arrived at Longwood, she met a few upperclassmen who helped shape her experience and inspired her to become involved. Now it’s her mission to be that mentor for others.
Macey Mills ’19 dreamed of attending Longwood even as a 6-year-old—because she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her grandmother, Clara Kidd Mills ’62.
Thanks to a collaboration between a Longwood faculty member and two of his former students, English and language arts teachers will soon have at their fingertips a wealth of practical advice for the most effective use of remote teaching/learning technologies.
Childress is back home in the Richmond media market working as a multimedia journalist at WRIC 8News—the same station where she watched her mother anchor the news as a child.
Few people have the privilege of winning a Stanley Cup. During her 20-plus years with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League, Longwood alumna Mary Milne ’83 has done it twice.
In classrooms across the country at 1 p.m. every day this month, the kids behind computers sit up a little straighter. One of their favorite authors or illustrators is about to come on.
Longwood senior Ibrahim Kante ’21 spent a good portion of his summer participating in the prestigious Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute Fellowship Program at Princeton University.
Aleksandar Hemon, a fiction and nonfiction writer, is the 2020 winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature—a premier literary award given annually by Longwood University.
The clouds moving across the sky at times decreased visibility but they did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the Longwood students who turned out recently for an evening of stargazing.
Through a series of virtual and personal recognition events, Longwood honored both undergraduate and graduate student members of the Class of 2020.
Cameron Patterson ’10 was recently named executive director of the Moton Museum, after previously serving as managing director of the museum since January 2017.
The Clark Intercultural Center officially opened Sept. 21 as a place where students can learn more about each other and embrace their differences.
Medical Director Dr. Rob Wade took a few minutes to answer some questions about the Health Center, its procedures for supporting students through Covid-19, and how the semester is going so far.
Army Sgt. Rodney Richardson is part of a growing population of students at Longwood comprised of veterans, servicemembers, reservists and National Guardsmen.
Dani Rauchwarg and Ted Gutches, both 2019 Longwood graduates, are used to taking things in stride-both in their personal and professional lives.
Dr. Amorette Barber was honored at this year’s Convocation ceremony with the highest faculty honor at Longwood: the Simpson Distinguished Professorship.
Over the past few weeks, the faculty, staff and students painted more than 150 rocks with cheerful messages and pictures, and then set them out for students to find.
Longwood latest new academic building is coming to life this semester.
Longwood’s reputation has been cemented in the annual U.S. News college rankings with its fifth-straight year being ranked in the top-10 public universities in the South.
Convocation, the traditional start to senior year, is celebrated at Longwood with a tradition unlike any other.
Jen Fraley, formerly the associate dean for conduct and integrity, stepped into the role of dean of students in July, in the midst of preparations for the return to campus by students in the fall.
Snaking across Longwood’s campus is an underground network of tunnels that links every building—many of the tunnels large enough for a person to walk through.
Longwood will become one of the first universities in the Commonwealth with an office dedicated to addressing reported episodes of racial discrimination or harassment, President W. Taylor Reveley IV announced Tuesday.
Freshman move-in is one of the most highly anticipated days on the fall calendar.
Professors are deploying new learning technologies and resources that will not just enhance instruction in the face of this fall’s limitations, but far into the future as well.
As the semester approaches, one aspect of campus life has been on many minds: dining on campus.
Longwood University is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 John Dos Passos Prize the oldest literary award given by a Virginia college or university.
Longwood nursing students have set a new standard in the commonwealth.
Longwood’s Accelerated Decision program—offering rising seniors the chance to apply to Longwood and get a same-day decision—is in full swing for fall 2021 enrollment.
Longwood’s 152-page plan for re-opening this fall has been certified as complete by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia, an important step forward in welcoming back students for the start of classes on Aug. 24.
Russ Carmichael is leading the effort to arrange classrooms so that every student and faculty member in class is socially distanced while inside.
Summer is an exciting time for new Lancers—a time of hope for new beginnings and anticipation of what the future holds. We asked 21 incoming freshmen to tell us what they are looking forward to most about Longwood and one interesting fact about them.
We caught up with Trevor Heath ’20 to find out about his post-Longwood plans. He is working in sales and marketing at Richmond-based Dominion Aviation Services, Inc.
We caught up with Zachary Rector ’20 to find out about his post-Longwood plans. He’ll be working for Amazon in Baltimore as an area manager.
Longwood is proud to recognize more than 1,000 students named to the Dean’s List and President’s List for the 2020 spring semester.
While things will look and feel somewhat different with new health and safety procedures in place due to Covid-19, the more than 900 members of the incoming Class of 2024 are eagerly anticipating the start of their college experience.
In our community here and across the nation, there is a moment of reckoning and commitment that the names of our buildings fully reflect the values of our institution, and of the people who live, learn and work in them every day.
Five graduating seniors will share Longwood’s top academic award, the Sallie Barksdale Hargrett Prize for Academic Excellence, traditionally given out at Commencement.
The Moton Museum recently received a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities that will support the development of an online exhibition to aid in telling the story of how Prince Edward County was the birthplace of America’s student-led civil rights movement.
Keeping up with online schoolwork is going to be a lot easier this summer and from now on for the children in several families thanks to the efforts of four Longwood University alumni who graduated together in 2016.
We sat down with Cainan Townsend ’15, M.S. ’20 to talk about how he teaches Juneteenth and its importance in American history classrooms.
As hospitals and health-care workers in New York City buckled under an avalanche of Covid-19 cases this spring, Kris Johnson ’06 decided she couldn’t watch from the sidelines any longer.
Longwood University’s Board of Visitors has approved a budget for the upcoming year that boosts student financial aid amidst Covid-19 and modestly increases tuition and fee charges, keeping Longwood’s average rate change over recent years among the very lowest in Virginia.
In May, Dr. Catherine Franssen joined the Science Museum of Virginia’s staff as the first-ever scientist in residence
Chris Kukk, the charismatic professor of political science and social science and founding director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation at Western Connecticut State University is absolutely bubbling with ideas about the possibilities for Longwood’s Cormier Honors College for Citizen Scholars.
We caught up with Reilly Fox ’20 to find out about her post-Longwood plans. She’ll be working with patients with brain injuries and spinal cord injuries as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist at the new Sheltering Arms Institute in Richmond.
The FreshBoyz Club, an organization started by Longwood alum Louis Gould III ’19 is giving away free lunches every Friday during the month of May
With nearly 200 clubs and organizations at Longwood University, students can become as involved as they want to be.
Longwood’s associate vice president for wellness and auxiliary services talks about the planning underway to ensure campus safety when students return in the fall
We caught up with Sutton Reekes ’20 to find out about her post-Longwood plans to move across the country and begin graduate school at the University of Southern California.
When Covid-19 hit and a local company was figuring out how to pivot from manufacturing kayak components to PPE (personal protective equipment), one of the places they turned for help was the local Small Business Development Center, headquartered at Longwood University.
Karen Emerson ’20 is majoring in Business administration with a concentration in accounting and a double minor in mathematics and economics. Her next step will be a summer internship in Singapore, then pursuing dual master’s degrees—one in international business and the other in business analytics—at the Hult International Business School in Dubai.
Jeancarlo “JC” Siles ’20 is majoring in Psychology with a minor in sociology. His next step will be job searching and taking a gap year before pursuing a master’s degree.
Bethany Adams ’20 is majoring in Chemistry. Her next step will be pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at Clemson University.
Shaunah Smyre ’20 is majoring in Social work. Her next step will be pursuing a master’s degree in film, radio and television production at Syracuse University.
Jack Harmon ’20 is majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in public relations. His next step will be an internship at Walt Disney World as part of the Disney College Program.
Helen Chhay ’20 is majoring in Nursing. Her next step will be working as a registered nurse on the Mother-Baby Unit at HCA, Las Palmas Hospital in El Paso, Texas.
Casey Ridpath ’20 is majoring in History with a concentration in secondary education and minor in political science. Her next step will be working as a 7th grade U.S. history teacher at J.E.J. Moore Middle School in Prince George.
As Longwood begins planning how to safely re-open campus in the fall, Longwood’s top academic officer talks about the planning underway to ensure the critical experience of classroom learning can move safely forward.
As the Covid-19 pandemic was hitting the U.S. in March, Dr. Leigh Lunsford saw a unique opportunity for her MATH 301 Applied Statistics class to test their skills in a real-world situation.
Last year around this time Shannon Blunt ’19 was savoring her last days at Longwood before commencement while applying for jobs in radio broadcasting—a passion she discovered through working at campus radio station WMLU.
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March, a community effort has been underway on Longwood’s campus to help make and provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to local first responders on the front lines of the pandemic.
A virtual job interview can be nerve-wracking your first time around, but the Longwood business students taking Management 391 this semester will be able to play it cool when they face that situation in the future.
Anyone responsible for converting an in-person event to a virtual format—a skill in high demand these days—could take a lesson from the Longwood students in charge of this year’s Relay For Life fundraiser.
Longwood President Reveley and H-SC President Stimpert discuss how we can open campuses safely this fall
It’s not “The Tonight Show” or “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”—it’s “The Justin and Lauren Show,” coming to you live from the Arlington, Virginia, living room of Justin Trawick ’04, and his girlfriend, Lauren LeMunyan.
It’s a distinction no other college or university in Virginia can claim: for eight of the last 10 years, Longwood’s police department has held a top-20 national ranking in the annual list published by Security Magazine.
When Rachel Arrington ’22 got the recent assignment to use readily available, naturally occurring objects to create an outdoor sculpture, she knew immediately the masterpiece she wanted to make would remind her of home—her Longwood home.
President W. Taylor Reveley IV announced Thursday the creation of a cross-university team of leaders and experts to look at all aspects of campus life to help Longwood prepare to safely re-open for in-person learning in the upcoming fall semester.
Longwood University recently ranked No. 16 nationally among small-size colleges and universities on the Peace Corps’ 2020 list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities.
A message from President Reveley to the campus community about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The nationally acclaimed poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer and artist will speak at Longwood University in March as part of the Longwood Authors Reading Series.
Standing at the fence that separates the U.S. from Mexico, Lacie Ellithorpe felt it all come together. It was, she said, a “moment of realization.”
It was a moment during a study abroad program in Turks & Caicos that sealed Charlotte Pfamatter’s plans for the future.
Longwood University will undertake a multiyear project to study its own institutional history, including the role of African-Americans on campus, President W. Taylor Reveley IV announced today.
The theatre stage at Longwood this spring will feature a unique mix of pop-culture favorites—from an expertly choreographed “All That Jazz” number to a laughter-inducing Sherlock Holmes mystery.
For more than two decades, Beth Macy reported from the front lines of the ballooning opioid crisis in southwestern and southside Virginia as a journalist for The Roanoke Times.
Rodney Robinson, the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, will visit Longwood University next month to meet with students and faculty and discuss his whole-child approach to education, as well as his efforts to improve equity in educational opportunities.
The Longwood Center for Community Music is launching its newest initiative: a free children’s choir for ages 7-11.
Dr. Lee Bidwell’s Citizen 110 (Inquiry into Citizenship) seminar, titled Be A Change-Maker, challenged students to learn about big societal problems and then think about ways to address them.