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Commencement is full of humor, advice, White House anecdotes
A steady hand and a sense of humor served Provost Ken Perkins— and Longwood—well over the last 5 years. Now a new challenge lies ahead.
Think summers are quiet at Longwood? Think again.
Students create after-school program to point underserved kids in a positive direction
New provost comes from University of Richmond

Reveley Rotunda (Small)

From The President


Your Letters

Slaughter Cover

In Print

Books by alumni, faculty, staff and friends

On Point

Longwood archaeology students sift for artifacts at their excavation site at Henricus Historical Park.

Remains of the Day

Archaeology students search for original site of early English settlement


Field school achieves national recognition

Children's Book Festival

Cover to Cover

Longwood is host sponsor of Children’s Book Festival

The American flag on a flagpole

Longwood applies to host 2016 presidential debate

Legacy Locks

Legacy locks’ place secure as new Longwood tradition

Monica Vroomen ’16

All expenses paid for student receiving Oxford fellowship


Commitment to Affordability

Longwood again holds cost increases to historic lows


In Memory of AJ

Bill James speaks with the Lancer baseball team.

Show Me the Moneyball

Baseball’s guru of statistical analysis shares insights with students, athletes, community

Tween at Computer

Crash Course

Reading 670: Evaluation and Applied Practicum in Intermediate and Adolescent Literacy

Cedric Hawkes ’15

Model Dad

Student juggles books and single fatherhood en route to teaching career

Patricia Hale ’16 and James Wilson ’16 examine a crayfish in their PRISM project.

Summer of Inquiry

Students in research program explore topics from anxiety disorders to invasive crayfish

Amir Mosley ’15 (right) researched 3-D printing 
technology with help from Muneeb Mobashar (left) 
of the Digital Education Collaborative and biology professor Dr. Björn Ludwar.

A Total Fabrication

Longwood student researches 3-D printers’ ability to replicate human bones

Emily Hines ’16 got the attention of faculty with her tweet requesting a course on banned books.

Student proposes a powerful idea – in 140 characters

French Hall is the new home of Information Technology Services.

Hard Hats Required

Construction projects demonstrate Longwood’s commitment to a residential college experience

Dr. Audrey Church

Faculty member to lead national organization

Relay For Life Logo

Lifetime total for Longwood Relay for Life passes $500,000

Lancer Update

The mention of Longwood in Sports Illustrated’s ‘Faces in the Crowd’ feature brought attention to the fledgling 
baseball program.

Glory Day

June 9, 1980, remains unforgettable for two former baseball players featured in Sports Illustrated

Stitched Panorama

Lancer Club plans summer, fall events

A quiet moment in the dugout for coaches Chad Oxendine (left), Ryan Mau and Matt Rein.

1,000 Words

Coach Jayson Gee

Character Counts

Head men’s basketball coach honored by Fellowship of Christian Athletes


For the Books

Longwood says goodbye to 3 record breakers

The 2015 Big South Champions

What a Way to Go

Softball ends record-breaking season with Longwood’s first NCAA Tournament win

Kelsey McDonald ’15

Making the Grades

Student-athlete valedictorian sets the pace for academic accolades across all sports

Alumni News

Jason Blount ’90 and Carol Wisch Blount ’89
created a scholarship in honor of Dr. Wayne 
McWee (center), Jason’s mentor.

Alumni couple honor professor with scholarship for needy students

Sheila Seagle

Anything new? Contact alumni database manager

(clockwise from the top) Lily Kate Charlish, 3, daughter of Mary Charlish ’04, and Landon Burgess, 3, son of Tom ’01 and Joelle Burgess ’02; Molly Johnson, 4, daughter of Randall ’01 and Sarah Johnson ’02; and Silas Perkins, 4, son of Paul and Nicole Wright Perkins ’05, enjoyed Elwood and getting wet at the Great Wolf Lodge Alumni Weekend.

Water slides, pizza and kids

Weekend at Great Wolf Lodge offers an energetic ‘mini-reunion’

Kendall Lee ’01 (left) and Ryan Catherwood

New head of Alumni Relations, Alumni Board president focus on strengthening ties


Fall Reunion changed to Sept. 12


Class Notes

Scott Smith ’05 and three friends recently opened the first ‘legal’ rum distillery in the Outer Banks. Photo by Daniel Pullen.


Rum distillery in the Outer Banks is the realization of a dream for alumnus and friends


In Memoriam

A Longwood connection helped Ashby Dodge ’98 find her labor of love.


Alumna works for organization dedicated to providing suicide prevention and crisis intervention for young people

Melissa Ridley Elmes, M.A. ’09, handled rare Renaissance and medieval documents
in her Ph.D. research at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Gothic Romance

Alumna pursuing her dream of becoming a medieval scholar is selected for prestigious research seminar

Joan Weidmann Rollins ’84 and Duke Rollins ’82 remain committed to each other and to Longwood 
after more than 30 years.

Variations on a Theme

Sparks fly time and again for Joan and Duke Rollins

Legacy alums Paige Rollins ’15 (left) and Nicole Wright Perkins ’05

2 new alumni staff focus on building Lancer family

End Paper

Becker No Child Left Behind

The Education Gap

Making sure no child is left behind means starting academic learning long before kindergarten