• Kate Spradlin '19 (left) and Kellen Spradlin '19 (right)

    Twin sisters share valedictorian honors at Longwood’s 2019 Commencement

    May 18, 2019

    They may be identical twins, but they are far from the same person. One is an accomplished student-athlete on the Longwood women’s basketball team; the other is one of the most involved students on campus, a member of several organizations and community-based groups.

  • Courtney White ’19

    Courtney White ’19: Breaking out of her comfort zone

    May 17, 2019

    As she reflects on her four years at Longwood, Courtney White ’19 has some sage advice for the incoming freshmen who will come behind her—embrace new things.

  • Jahleem Montague ’19

    Jahleem Montague ’19: Video changed the basketball star

    May 16, 2019

    The best laid plans of mice and men, the poet says, often go awry. Tell that to Jahleem Montague ’19, the digital media superstar who never thought about those three words together before two years ago.

  • Maria Reynoso ’19

    Maria Reynoso ’19: Realizing a dream that started in Mexico

    May 15, 2019

    Graduating from college. That’s the big dream—the one that prompted Maria Reynoso’s parents to move, with 2-year-old Maria, from Guadalajara, Mexico to the United States two decades ago.

  • Craig Challender speaks to a student after his last class before retirement

    The Last Class

    May 14, 2019

    Dr. Craig Challender’s career at Longwood ended with two poems. Making the moment even more poignant, the class happened to also be the last one for two graduating seniors, Annie Polek and Carson Blackwood, both of whom will walk across the commencement stage on Saturday.

  • Shannon Blunt ’19

    Shannon Blunt ’19: “I found my passion here”

    May 14, 2019

    Communication Studies major Shannon Blunt ’19 arrived at Longwood thinking she wanted to work on the student newspaper. Then she saw the WMLU studio, and everything about her next four years changed.

  • Louis Gould ’19

    Louis Gould ’19: A mentor setting an example

    May 13, 2019

    Louis Gould ’19, a history major who might possibly be the busiest student at Longwood.

  • Megan Garrett ‘19

    Megan Garrett ’19: A heart for service

    May 12, 2019

    The list of accolades Megan Garrett ‘19 collected in the waning weeks of her college career is a true testament to her commitment to citizen leadership and service during her years at Longwood.

  • Blackwell Hall poster session from 2018 event

    Longwood Student Showcase to highlight year of student research

    April 18, 2019

    More than 600 Longwood students have been hard at work studying many topics, from aquatic intervention for children with cerebral palsy to politics in the age of social media.

  • People looking at wildlife at the Bio Blitz

    Bioblitz brings a community approach to nature fact-finding

    April 17, 2019

    Every year, the faculty of Longwood’s Department of Biological and Environmental Services celebrates this diversity with an annual BioBlitz, a community event in which people from across Farmville and Prince Edward identify and record species, learn about local wildlife and natural history, and explore the world around them with experienced natural