Chief Doug Mooney ‘86 talks with a student on campus

Longwood Police Chief takes community-first approach in first year on job

The first move Longwood Police Chief Doug Mooney made when he took the helm of the department—which for the past decade has been ranked in the top 20 nationally—nearly a year ago was to establish a Community Relations Panel.


  • In a first for Longwood ceremonies, the Class of 2021 was invited to touch Joan of Arc—a longstanding good-luck tradition—as they received their diplomas.
    Hope, optimism abound as Class of 2021 celebrates in-person Commencement on Wheeler Mall

    A picture-perfect spring day with sunlight gleaming off Joanie on the Stony welcomed the Longwood Class of 2021 and their families to a Commencement ceremony Saturday on Wheeler Mall—yet another uplifting sign of a return to normalcy on the campus and beyond.

    Half of the members of the Farmville Fire Department are current students and alums of Longwood. Among them are (front row, from left) Will Gill ’21, a criminal justice major; Zach Kim ’22, a criminal justice major; Chief Cayden Eagles ’16; (back row, from left) Riley Hayden ’21, a liberal studies major; Darrell Hodges ’07; and Brian Seimetz ’20.
    Standing Ready

    As the Farmville Fire Department formally celebrates its 150th anniversary this spring, it is Longwood students and alumni who make up the core of active volunteers and run the majority of calls.

  • Brandon Jones ’21
    Senior Spotlight: Brandon Jones ’21

    Brandon Jones ’21 is majoring in communication studies with a concentration in digital media; minor in political science. His next step will be working full time and then starting Longwood’s online MBA program in spring 2022.

  • Ruffner Hall and the Rotunda
    Why our colleges can and must reopen this fall

    Longwood President Reveley and H-SC President Stimpert discuss how we can open campuses safely this fall