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The new Maugans Alumni Center is infused with the spirit of Longwood
Longwood commits to undergraduate research as an essential part of a transformative college educatio
Summer program opens future teachers’ eyes to environmental issues in the Chesapeake Bay
 (percussion and woodwinds, too)

Announcing Longwood’s selection as host of the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate

From the President

Off the Chart by Dr. Molly O’Dell ’76, Longwood alumna

In Print

Books by alumni, faculty, staff and friends

On Point

A  million gift from Marc andWilma Register Sharp ’66 will nurture citizen leaders and support the work of the Cormier Honors College.

Transformers

Gift will endow leadership of Cormier Honors College

Robert E. Lee

Sincerely, R.E.Lee

Rare letters from before and after Civil War found in library archives

Dr. Ray Gaskins with men’s basketball scholarship recipient Kanayo Obi-Rapu ’18 (left) and teaching scholarship
recipient Emily Gay ’16. Obi-Rapu and Gay are the first recipients of the Gaskins scholarships.

Twin Passions

Gift of more than million endows two scholarships—one for men’s basketball, one for future teachers

Kristen Malbone '17 (right) welcomes Lesley Piszczek '18 to the nursing profession.

White coat ceremony marks important moment for nursing students

Paul Beatty is the recipient of the 34th John Dos Passos Prize for Literature. Image: Hannah Assouline

Provocative and Unflinching

Poet, novelist named winner of Dos Passos Prize for Literature

Students, faculty and staff gathered under a tent in September for an all-day marathon reading
of John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost. First published in 1667, the poem concerns the biblical
story of the fall of man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their
expulsion from the Garden of Eden.Taking her turn at the mic is Dr. Lara Fergeson, professor of
history and acting associate vice president for academic affairs.

Well Done

7 faculty members receive awards at Convocation

Brittany Perkins ’15 balances her Longwood studies with her duties as a youth pastor at Glenn Memorial Baptist Church in Prospect. RyenToney and Emily Kelley are among the children she works with at the church.

Juggling Act

Youth pastor with rigorous academic schedule has yet to drop the ball

Peonies

LCVA winter gala set for Feb. 13

Afghanistan Map

Crash Course

Reading 495: History of Central Asia and Afghanistan

Katie Register

Taking out the Trash

Longwood-affiliated organization marks 20 years of cleaning up Virginia’s waterways

Soft Power

Psychologist hopes to aid counterinsurgency efforts with social psychology manual

National rankings endorse Longwood’s approach to higher education

Longwood Foundation awards emeritus status to former board members

Researcher finds students’ test scores suffer with cell phone use in class

Mechanical Difficulties

Student researcher reveals how to overcome ‘fear and loathing’ of grammar

Lancer Update

Tia Watkins ’04 helped the D.C. Divas to the 2015 WFA National Championship, the equivalent of the Super Bowl for women’s professional football, and earned WFA National Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Tackling Stereotypes

Longwood alum excels as linebacker, breaks down barriers on the gridiron

Pierre Tafelski

Grand Slam

New head men’s tennis coach took Hawaii Pacific programs to top 10

Catherine Hanson celebrates her qualifying time.

To the Power of 3

Cross country coach qualifies for USA triathlon team

ESPN U Logo

Men’s basketball takes national stage for ESPNU matchup

Devin Gould ’17

Baseball America names pitcher as No. 4 prospect in Valley League

Longwood Athletics Benefit Celebration

Going, Going, Gone

Athletics launches ‘More Than A Game’

Athletics story wins national writing contest

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