Even though some days felt like weeks and some months felt like years, 2021 was full of memorable moments shared by the Longwood community. As we say hello to 2022, here’s a highlight reel of social media posts from an unforgettable year.
They provide a backdrop against which scholars can examine globalization, race, power, multiculturalism, gender and social norms.
It’s that time of year when food takes center stage, but the holiday traditions of turkey, pumpkin pie and Santa-shaped sugar cookies are more than just dinner and dessert to Longwood University professor Dr. Ryan Stouffer.
Longwood University was recently awarded three grants totaling nearly $350,000 for a “triangle of support” for mental health and well-being and to increase visibility of resources to students.
This spring, the first class of Longwood students to have completed the Civitae Core Curriculum, unveiled in 2018, will graduate.
Kaleigh Beale ’22 is using her senior thesis project to investigate the fluoride content in Isle of Wight County’s water and propose possible solutions that will help residents mitigate high levels in the drinking water.
Longwood University was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand its LIFE STEM program, which provides scholarships, academic support and hands-on learning experiences for students preparing for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
For these couples, a lifetime of adventures, challenges and togetherness all started at Longwood
The Fall Student Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry featured a mix of virtual presentations and in-person poster sessions, oral presentations and discussions.
Monique Truong, an award-winning novelist and essayist who explores themes of food, displacement and hunger in her work, is the 2021 winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature.
Longwood is honoring the memory of former President Dr. Henry I. Willett Jr., whose forward-looking and popular leadership during the turbulent 1960s and ’70s transformed the institution and lay its modern foundations.
Four years ago, Petty Officer Third Class Ben Ricker was working on a computer screen in the attack center of a nuclear powered fast attack submarine.
Pia Trigiani is known for her sense of humor and playful wit amidst the demands of leading the university’s Board of Visitors.
Sam Chase ’21 never thought an Emmy award was in his future, much less as the punctuation mark on his graduation from Longwood.
The Richmond Symphony will return to the Jarman Auditorium stage at Longwood University next month for a special performance featuring one of the best-known compositions in classical music—Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
In a moment reminiscent of a last-second, game-winning shot, the crowd counted down as Joan Perry Brock, wearing a No. 64 Longwood Lancers jersey, placed her hands into wet cement to officially mark the construction of the game-changing convocation center that will soon bear her name.
Gov. Ralph Northam joined Longwood President W. Taylor Reveley IV in dedicating The Gerald L. Baliles Center for Environmental Education at Hull Springs—a 662-acre historic property on the Northern Neck that is the home for ongoing research and education projects for Longwood students.
A new $1.2 million research lab is expanding student research opportunities at Longwood’s historic 662-acre site by the Chesapeake Bay. And now, this transforming place will be named for a beloved former governor whose Longwood ties and environmental legacy run deep.
We think of sibling rivalry as a common aspect of family life, but there’s not a whiff of it between sisters Carrington Light ’98, M.S. ’04, and Whitney Light Rutz ’98.
The 2021 Summer Institute of Longwood’s Call Me MISTER program was held in late July with a combination of virtual and on-campus activities scheduled for the young men in the program.
Longwood University today announced a one-year extension of its on-campus residence requirement, citing improved housing options and research that shows improved academic performance, graduation rates, and a greater sense of community when students live and learn together.
Longwood University is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 John Dos Passos Prize, the oldest literary award given by a Virginia college or university, which honors one of America’s most talented but underappreciated writers
Bolstered by the highest percentage of small classes of any Virginia public college or university, Longwood today marked its sixth-straight year being ranked in the top-10 public universities in the South in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Members of the senior class assembled with their cappers and distinguished guests to officially kick off the 2021-2022 academic year, and to celebrate a return to more normalcy after a year of challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Class of 2025 arrived on campus this week ready to make their mark on Longwood and more hungry than usual to begin their college experience.
Enrollment has increased tenfold in Longwood University’s newly revamped MBA program since it was launched in summer 2020.
Javion Peterson ’21 is getting an incredible hands-on opportunity to learn about education policy from the commonwealth’s top leaders.
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.
The “do your own thing” spirit is alive and well today at Longwood when it comes to student organizations.
Longwood is proud to recognize more than 1,000 students named to the Dean’s List and President’s List for the 2021 spring semester.
The following update regarding vaccine plans was sent to students on Thursday, July 15.
For the second time in three years, the Longwood Board of Visitors approved a budget with no increase in tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, keeping Longwood’s average rate change over recent years among the very lowest in Virginia.
The following email regarding vaccine plans was sent to students on Wednesday, June 9.
During their time in Alaska, students will meet with and learn from native Alaskans, park service employees, wildlife fish and game managers, jewelers and even chefs—all of whom have unique perspectives on natural resources.
When Brandon Bowen ’21 passed the gavel to Anne Patterson ’22 last month it marked a transition from one SGA president to the next during some of the most extraordinary circumstances in Longwood’s history.
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.
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.
Casey Williams ’21 is majoring in business administration with a concentration in management and finance; minor in economics and supply chain endorsement. Her next step will be working as an operations manager at Target Upstream Distribution Center in Suffolk.
Taiya Jarrett ’21 is majoring in communication studies with a concentration in public relations. Her next step will be pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Austin Van Horn ‘21 is majoring in History. His next step will be pursuing a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs at Indiana University
Keira Naff ‘21 is majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in secondary education. Her next step will be working as a chemistry teacher at Charles J. Colgan High School in Manassas.
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.
A pair of senior Longwood biology majors have been chosen for one of the most prestigious research showcases in the country.
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.
Dr. Eric Hodges has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for his research project focusing on the combat and homecoming experiences of Black military veterans in the United States.
A Longwood social work professor who has spent years advocating for children—as a resource for police investigators, a legislative advocate and a courtroom expert—has been recognized by the Virginia Office of the Attorney General with its Unsung Hero award.
Through the pandemic, Longwood has persevered, finding a way to live and learn together, in person
Longwood students who are planning to attend medical, dental or veterinary school or pursue other health-related careers that require an advanced degree will have the option to declare a pre-med concentration beginning this fall.
Two distinguished citizen-leaders, one a respected PBS and National Public Radio journalist and the other a former state official who served at the helm of Virginia’s largest public university, will address the Longwood Class of 2021 at in-person Commencement ceremonies on May 14-15 that will carefully follow state public health guidelines.
Building on the success of a full academic year with students on campus and in classrooms, Longwood is looking to the Fall 2021 semester with an eye toward offering even more in-person classes.
Longwood’s celebrated University Lectures Series is returning to socially distanced hybrid lectures with a panel discussion centered on stories from the Covid-19 pandemic in the Farmville-Prince Edward community.
When more than 80 alums volunteer to spend a day showing current Longwood students the ropes of their jobs—and when the places they work include Ernst & Young, NatGeo Studios and the British embassy in Washington, D.C.—you know you’ve got an amazing network of caring and generous alumni.
The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) and Hampden-Sydney College (HSC) are excited to announce a series of Zoom symposiums presented in conjunction with the exhibition Asterisks in the Grand Narrative of History, an intimate yet ambitious exhibition that spans two collegiate galleries.
Tanea Doswell ’24, a participant in the inaugural Summer Scholars, an intensive summer research program for high-school students, is now she’s a freshman at Longwood.
Equal parts restaurateur, savvy marketer and back-to-basics foodie, Adam Russo ’07 invites you to forget everything you thought you knew about school cafeterias.
We are highlighting some of the incoming freshmen who will make up Longwood’s Class of 2025.
A fresh new marquee was hung along the corner of High and Main streets, soon to be home of the High Street Theatre, a new cinema and black-box theatre envisioned as a place for community events and film.
Longwood is proud to recognize more than 1,000 students named to the Dean’s List and President’s List for the 2020 fall semester.
When Sandra Ghali ’19 applied for a lab position at GENETWORx, a Glen Allen company that processes thousands of Covid-19 tests daily, she left a few people shaking their heads.
Longwood University’s Greenwood Library has been selected as one of 200 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries.
Many Longwood faculty got creative last semester to make sure their students were getting the best educational experience possible under the circumstances.
The illegal wild animal trade, in which exotic animals like giraffes, tigers, and elephants are captured and sold on the black market to the highest bidder, is much more widespread than the average person would imagine. Partly spurred by the summer’s smash Netflix documentary “Tiger King,” new light has been shed on the issue.
Cancer-fighting cells developed in a Longwood lab could soon make their way to patient treatment plans, as clinical trials are planned to start soon.