Please join us on Wednesday, April 14 for Longwood University's Spring Student Showcase. More than 500 students will be presenting their research and creative inquiry projects at this virtual event.
The event will begin on April 14 at 9:45am with Welcoming Remarks from Dr. Larissa Smith, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Then the Keynote Address given by Mr. Cameron Patterson, Executive Director for the Robert Russa Moton Museum.
Cameron Patterson is the executive director of the Robert Russa Moton Museum (Moton), a National Historic Landmark, that preserves and constructively interprets the history of Civil Rights in Education, specifically as it relates to Prince Edward County and the leading role its citizens played in America’s transition from segregation towards integration.
Since joining Moton in January of 2017, Cameron has led efforts to grow staffing support, increase Moton’s presence across the commonwealth, solidify a thriving partnership with Longwood University, increase programs, and expand resources for young visitors. Professionally Cameron is actively involved as a member of the Virginia Museum Association and the American Association for State & Local History where he takes an active interest in promoting museum advocacy efforts at all levels of government.
Before joining Moton, Cameron worked in numerous roles within Student Affairs at Longwood University. Cameron is actively involved in the local community and across the Commonwealth, supporting several different organizations and initiatives. Most recently, Cameron was appointed by Governor Ralph S. Northam to serve as a member of the Virginia African American Advisory Board. Cameron also serves as a member of the State Board of Directors for the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Vice Chairman for the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman for the Farmville Planning Commission, and Prince Edward Christmas Mother board member.
A Lynchburg, Virginia, native, he graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor of Science in History, and a Master’s in Counselor Education.
Please contact Dr. Amorette Barber, Director, Office of Student Research ( for more information about the 2021 Spring Student Showcase.