Convocation, the annual kick-off of the new academic year and a celebration of the senior class, is a uniquely Longwood tradition unlike any other.
I feel like Longwood is the right place for me. Everyone has been extremely friendly and welcoming.
My relationship with Longwood is kind of a revolving door. When I was a student here, Dr. Wade Edwards—who just hired me to teach French—was my senior research thesis director and Dr. Mc Amoss—whose position I am filling—was my advisor. So it’s kind of poetic that I’m stepping into his shoes.
I had a scholarship for college and that was really helpful to me. So the first place I came back to work in higher education was at a scholarship foundation.
Longwood feels like the kind of place where I am at home. I started my journey in higher education in Virginia public universities, and to come back to one now as a dean feels like a full circle.
For 22-year-old me, this was my dream job. Ever since I graduated from Longwood in 1993 I wanted to be working in fraternity and sorority life.
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.
Noel Preece ’22 is majoring in kinesiology with a minor in coaching. His next step will be pursuing a master’s degree in health and movement sciences with a concentration in exercise science at Virginia Commonwealth University while working as a PT aide at Richmond Physical Therapy.
Madison Nuckols ’22 is majoring in mathematics and economics. Her next step will be working as a commercial rotation program associate at Capital One in Bethesda, Maryland.
Will Johnson ’22 is majoring in communication studies with a concentration in digital media. His next step will be pursuing an MBA at Longwood and serving as a graduate assistant for the men’s basketball team.