Dr. Carolyn Wells, professor emerita of biology who also served as Longwood’s chief academic officer from 1975-1981, passed away on December 18.
Longwood’s Civitae Core Curriculum is teaching students to think about issues that have serious ramifications and no perfect solutions.
Mario Jones ’11, a lead engineer with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), gives Longwood physics faculty a sizeable portion of the credit for preparing him for success in his career.
Whether you have something in mind already or are still searching for ideas, check out a few great gift ideas made or sold by Lancers.
Paid internship is a different kind of rescue mission
For many Longwood students, Prince Edward’s consequential civil rights history, including the 5-year closing of the county’s public schools in response to court-ordered desegregation, is something they learn about only after arriving on campus. But not Jocelyn Watson ’24—her family lived that history.
Novelist and short story writer Patricia Engel has been selected as the 2023 winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, a literary award given annually by Longwood University to a talented American writer who experiments with form, explores a range of voices and merits further recognition.
Roanoke College selects Longwood alum as director of athletics
An innovative new program that will transform student work opportunities at Longwood into internships that build career-ready skills will launch in the coming months, thanks to a grant from the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia.
In an emotional and triumphant ceremony, Longwood University on Friday dedicated its newest academic building on campus in honor of Dr. Edna Allen Bledsoe Dean, the first tenured Black professor in university history.
A group of Longwood kinesiology students are screening hundreds of National Guard soldiers for issues related to health and fitness.
Neil Miller ’25 practically grew up in a firehouse because his father was a volunteer firefighter back home in Woodbridge, Virginia.
The award is given every two years to educators in the United States and Canada.
Diana Duncan Driver ’96 was recognized as Educator of the Year
An eclectic mix of music and theatre performances are on tap at Longwood this fall.
Morgan Matthews ’20, M.S. ’21 named Teacher of the Week in Greenville, North Carolina
1839 Collection is a single barrel bourbon with fewer than 400 bottles available for sale in October 2023.
Longwood University recently received a grant totaling $568,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a program that seeks to address the mental health resource desert in the Southside area.
There’s hardly a hat that Dr. Ken Perkins hasn’t worn in almost 40 years at Longwood—and he’s worn them all with a smile.
Haidee Shiflet Napier ’88 was named the new division superintendent of Colonial Heights Public Schools by the Colonial Heights School Board
Makayla Jennings ’22, a producer with WDBJ7 in Roanoke, won a 2022 Emmy.
Longwood’s communication sciences and disorders graduate program recently received reaccreditation through the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA)—with evaluators describing Longwood’s program as “top-notch.”
Longwood University is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2023 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.
Maj. Gen. John L. Rafferty ’92 is chief of public affairs for the U.S. Army, a position he has held since July 2022.
The legacy of Longwood Center for the Visual Arts board member and legendary Richmond art collector Keith Kissee, who died a year ago this month, is secure at the university’s acclaimed museum that he loved so well, on downtown Farmville’s Main Street.
For the eighth straight year, Longwood University is a top-ten regional public university in the South, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings out today.
Kristine Bender Connolly ’09 joined the staff of the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Imprint of Penguin Random House publishes alumna’s debut novel
As President W. Taylor Reveley IV welcomed the Class of 2024, faculty and distinguished guests at the inaugural Convocation ceremony in the brand new on Thursday he couldn’t help but acknowledge the magnificent venue and its capacity for noise.
Longwood’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) was reaffirmed recently as fully accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS), the premier leader in setting the benchmark for the full range of professional counseling services on college and university campuses worldwide.
Two new concentrations—in engineering physics and art studio—are available to Longwood students this fall, providing more flexibility for physics and art students preparing for future careers.
Virginia State Literacy Association president won her first election at Longwood
Alumnae's multifaceted career path started with Longwood degree.
Hundreds of Longwood students, staff, alumni, and community members broke into applause as the ribbon was cut and the doors officially opened to a highly anticipated new building at Longwood University–the Joan Perry Brock Center–on Friday.
Longwood director recognized for contributions to community, church
Elementary teachers win top honors at their schools
A new program that helps historically underrepresented students transition to college has launched at Longwood and is already finding success.
She’s a decorated law enforcement officer with more than 25 years of experience in community policing who has recently breathed new life into the law enforcement division of a prominent state agency.
An eager and excited Class of 2027—and all of their creature comforts—descended on Farmville this week ready to make their mark on Longwood and begin their next life chapter.
Once upon a time, Stu Soley ’08 and Billie Downing ’08 dreamed of getting married, moving to Hawaii and pursuing their art. Today, they’re living that dream.
Joel Worford ’18 likens his most recent accomplishment to winning the lottery—though considerably more talent is involved in being accepted to one of the country’s most prestigious creative writing programs than in picking six random numbers.
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.
From an early age, Diane Bottoms Boxley knew she wanted to go to college, even though her family did not have the means to send her.
Tiarrah “T” Parker ’17 was the guru of everything music at Prince Edward County High School for six years.
Ronda Scarrow was driving when she got the call she had been selected for the Spirited Contributor Award. “I had to pull over so I could cry,” she recalled.
One of the most consequential figures in recent Longwood athletics history, Troy Austin spent a decade at the helm of the athletics department.
“Did you know that 80 percent of our brain architecture is developed by the time we are 3 years old?” asks Deana McGuire Buck.
A professor at Longwood profoundly shaped Dr. Tamara Brown’s life with one memorable assignment.
Longwood is proud to recognize more than 1,000 students named to the Dean’s List and President’s List for the 2023 spring semester.
Lynn Gardner Heffron is equal parts entrepreneur, advocate, consultant and mentor.
On Friday, Aug. 25, the Joan Perry Brock Center will celebrate its grand opening in front of the building’s white façade at 10 a.m.
For seven years, Longwood Board of Visitors member Katharine Bond has watched a slate of rectors guide the university’s governing board with what she calls grace, collegiality and a sense of purpose.
If you connected the dots leading from a Longwood Alumni Happy Hour in Arlington last fall to the three Longwood students who interned at an innovative Northern Virginia IT company this summer, you’d have a straight line of many points, each one an example of the power of the Lancer network.
This summer, Katya Mayer ’24 has drawn on every lesson she’s learned in her business classes at Longwood.
The incoming freshman class paints an impressive picture academically, with 61 percent having a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
For two months this summer, you'll find Gracie Hess '24 in a University of Arkansas at Little Rock classroom, working with professors and seven other students on a high-level, intense research project.
Cainan Townsend has been connected to the Robert Russa Moton Museum his entire life. Now he will shape its future.
The following message was sent to faculty and staff on Tuesday, June 27.
Cierra White ‘23 is getting a unique, behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn about state government while working in Gov. Glen Youngkin’s administration through the prestigious Governor’s Fellows Program.
Dr. Kim Little, chair of Longwood's nursing department, and Lisa Minor, associate professor of nursing, answered the call for help.
As part of an expanding partnership in support of local K-12 schools, Longwood is pledging to dispatch students receiving Federal Work Study support to serve as tutors, helping area schoolchildren recover from learning loss during the pandemic.
Thanks in part to a concerted effort by students, Longwood University has been named a Voter Friendly Campus by the Campus Vote Project, one of just 258 institutions to earn the distinction.
Longwood University’s College of Business and Economics has been reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for business schools.
Longwood chemistry majors Jammie McMurtry ‘24 and Antonio Harvey ‘25 were selected to participate in the prestigious Scholars Transforming Through Research (STR) Program for 2022-2023, hosted by the Council for Undergraduate Research and formerly known as Posters on the Hill.
With the state budget not yet finalized, Longwood University’s Board of Visitors on Friday approved tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year that will extend the University’s decade-long record of keeping cost increases among the very lowest of all public universities in the Commonwealth.
On a beautiful weekend marked by sunny skies and seasonably mild temperatures, thousands of family, friends and mentors gathered to celebrate the graduates of the Longwood University Class of 2023.
Tinsae Alem ’23 is majoring in Chemistry with biology minor. Her next step pursing a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at the University of Virginia.
Aryanna Colvin ’23 is majoring in liberal studies with a concentration in special education. Her next step will be teaching special education at Amelia County Middle School while pursuing a master’s degree in counseling education at Longwood.
Jacob Barker ’23 is majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in applied health sciences. His next step will be working as a physical therapy tech before applying to doctoral programs in physical therapy.
Madison Poe ’23 is majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing. Her next step will be working as a brand analyst at Altria Group.
Alumna and her son complete 7 half-marathons on 7 continents in 7 days
How do you get nine busy software engineers, programmers and product managers to volunteer their time over a whole semester to bring the real world into a computer science class?
We sat down with just a few of the women across campus who have created a STEM-based initiative and who work closely with students on STEM research.
Hailey Belote ’23 and Gabrielle Bustillos ’24 are wrapping up their tenure as the first-ever Moss Scholars, a collaborative program between the Moton Museum and Longwood University that commemorates the legacy of Dr. C. G. Gordon Moss.
Veteran educators Dr. Amy Cashwell ’97, and Dr. Chip Jones ’97, M.S. ’04, have been recognized by their peers as regional Superintendents of the Year and are now among eight contenders in the running to be named the commonwealth’s 2024 Virginia Superintendent of the Year later this month.
Emily Robertson ’24 is the first Lancer to earn the honor of being selected for a Harry. S. Truman Scholarship.
Longwood University faculty members were recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $1.45 million to recruit and support future secondary school teachers who want to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects in Southside and southwestern Virginia.
Dr. Don Blaheta, associate professor of computer science at Longwood University, has been appointed chief reader of the Advanced Placement (AP) exam for computer science.
Antonio Harvey ’25 first walked into a Longwood chemistry lab as a high school student and fell in love with the field.
Uruguayan American author and novelist Carolina De Robertis will visit Longwood University to receive the and read from their work on Wednesday, April 5.
Again, Longwood Nursing has shown that it is not only among the top nursing programs in Virginia, but across the country.
Farmville—The tax deadline is approaching fast, but many local residents can relax—help is available.
As a high school junior, Antonio Harvey ‘26 caught the research bug, and he hasn’t been able to shake it.
Two prominent figures with strong ties to Longwood, one a bestselling author and commentator on sports and society and the other the former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, will address the Longwood Class of 2023 at Commencement ceremonies on May 19-20.
A deeply passionate student with ambitions to serve in public office and be a force for good in the world is Longwood University’s 2023 nominee for the highly competitive national Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
A tragic comedy. A Richmond Symphony performance. A preview of a Carnegie Hall concert in New York City. All of these are highlights of the spring music and theatre events calendar at Longwood.
The Richmond Symphony will return to the Jarman Auditorium stage at Longwood University for a special Symphony Series performance featuring a mix of contemporary and classical works.
Carolina De Robertis, a writer of Uruguayan origins and author of five novels, is the 2022 winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, a premier literary prize given annually by Longwood University to a talented American writer who experiments with form, explores a range of voices and deserves more recognition.
Longwood is proud to recognize more than 1,000 students named to the Dean’s List and President’s List for the 2022 fall semester.
Based on the strength of its full-time faculty and reputation for intense personal learning, two Longwood University graduate programs are now ranked in the top 5 in Virginia, according to a U.S. News & World Report list released today.
It’s becoming quite a habit for Communication Studies students: graduate in May, win an Emmy a few months later.
Longwood's new deans have wasted no time in setting goals for their programs that ultimately will mean success for the university.
Jason “Ferg” Ferguson, M.S. ’12
Lieutenant John Johnson is by far the longest-tenured member of the Longwood University Police Department, having spent more than two decades patrolling campus.
Longwood's new deans have wasted no time in setting goals for their programs that ultimately will mean success for the university.