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.
Matthew Wright ‘23 is working with Dr. Ravi Darwin Sankar, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Geography, on studying shoreline changes at the Gerald L. Baliles Center for Environmental Science at Hull Springs Farm.
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.
Teresa Orellana ’23 had a keen interest in science and loved asking questions from an early age.
It’s a classic Hollywood story: being in the right place at the right time. Twice now, it’s worked for Binta Barry ’16.
Kylie Gannon ‘23 and Leah Richardson ‘23 are working with Dr. Timothy Ritzert, assistant professor of psychology, on interpreting data collected in a nationwide survey of college students.
The incoming freshman class paints an impressive picture academically, with 61 percent having a GPA of 3.5 or higher.