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About The Magazine Publisher Longwood University Foundation Inc. Bart Mitchell ’90, President Editor Sabrina Brown Creative Director David Whaley Associate Editors Kent Booty, Matthew McWilliams Photographer Andrea Dailey Contributors Richard...

Reveley Rotunda (Small)

From The President

There’s a lot of talk these days about drastic change in higher education, that bricks-and-mortar college campuses will soon go the way of the corner record or book store—unsustainable spaces...

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In Print

Books by Alumni, Faculty, Staff & Friends

Your Letters


A Moving Museum

Nancy Stout Pyle ’72


Life Lessons

Emilie Friend Swearingen ’68


Overlooked Civil Rights Hero

Patricia Elizabeth Clifton Harwood ’67

On Point


Anthropology professor receives honor from Board of Visitors

The Longwood Board of Visitors has distinguished longtime professor Dr. Jim Jordan with the highest honor the governing body can bestow upon a faculty member: the Board of Visitors Distinguished...


WMLU wins top prize for sports coverage

WMLU, the Longwood campus radio station, has for the sixth consecutive year won the top prize for outstanding sports coverage for a station in its category from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters....


Two alumni appointed by governor to new Virginia SOL committee

Two Longwood alumni, Dr. Jenny Sue Glasco Flannagan ’92 and Dr. Laurie McCullough ’76, have been appointed by Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton to Virginia’s Standards of Learning Innovation Committee. The...


65 graduate students travel to conferences

The 2013-14 academic year was a busy one for Longwood’s graduate students. Sixty-five students from the following programs visited 11 professional state and national conferences with the support of their...


Info systems students benefit from relationship with top grad program

Longwood’s information systems and security (ISYS) students are benefiting from a relationship with one of the world’s best graduate programs in their field. Four Longwood students—all of those who applied—have...

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Master’s degree in reading launched in fall semester

A Master of Education degree program in Reading, Literacy and Learning is being offered at Longwood for this first time this fall after gaining approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia this spring....


People in their 70s twice as likely to own guns as those in their 20s

Grandma and Grandpa are twice as likely to be packing heat than their 20-something grandkids, but that’s not the only surprising finding from a recent Longwood study. The study also...

Alumni News Scarf Mt. Everest Photo

Where in the World is the Longwood Scarf? In Nepal.

A faculty-led study abroad course this summer took a group of Longwood students to Nepal for a trip ‘chock full of service, adventure and cultural experiences,’ said Dr. Rená Koesler (front...

Homework seems to work better when the focus is shifted away from grades and toward
re-engaging students with the work.

The ‘Magic Sauce’

Professor says holding off on grading homework makes it more effective

Rachel Talent Ivers

Connecting the Dots

New LCVA director’s plans include student advisory group and a more dynamic Main Street presence

Bobbie Daniels, of Bedford

Luck of the Draw

High-school student wins VIP trip to campus in Facebook sweepstakes

Anjanette Turner plans to graduate in May 2015.

Dream School

Program in Martinsville helps nontraditional students earn teaching degrees



The Longwood University name got a big boost this summer when the town of Farmville emblazoned its new 127-foot-tall water tower with the university’s logo. Though it is several blocks away, the...

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Care Package

$30,000 gift establishes research program focused on dementia patients

Recently elected Board of Visitors Rector Colleen McCrink Margiloff ’97, speaking at Convocation in 2012

New Leaders

Full slate of alumni elected to leadership positions on Board of Visitors; campus mourns loss of Jane Maddux

President W. Taylor Reveley IV with Joy Cabarrus Speakes (right), a member of the Moton Museum
Board of Trustees, and Dorothy Holcomb, chair of the Moton Council, the museum’s local advisory,
outreach and volunteer management arm. Holcomb was a student when the Prince Edward County
schools were closed from 1959-64. Speakes was one of the student strikers at Moton High School
in 1951 as well as a plaintiff in the landmark case Brown v. County School Board.

A Common Cause

Longwood, Moton Museum announce intention to explore affiliation

Lancer Update

Kelly Fay ’15

Field hockey program joins Mid-American Conference

Longwood’s field hockey team is competing as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) as of this fall. Longwood is the seventh field hockey team in the league, joining Miami...

Mike Durr ’16

Men’s soccer carries momentum into 2014 season

2013 was an exciting year for the Longwood men’s soccer program. After a tough inaugural campaign in the Big South, the Lancers were picked to finish eighth in a preseason...

Megan Baltzell ’15

40 wins, player honors mark 2014 softball season

Fresh off of a record-setting season and claiming Longwood’s first Big South Conference Championship, expectations were sky-high for Kathy Riley’s Lancers. For the second consecutive year, Longwood won 40 games, marking the 10th time...

Russell Reed ’16 was captain of the men’s squad in 2013-14 and helped with planning
the Sept. 19 Longwood Invitational.

On Familiar Ground

Home meet for cross country is first in 7 years

Devin Pierce

Rookie of the Year

First season as high-school soccer coach, math teacher yields success for former Longwood player

Baseball Coach Ryan Mau

A Good Catch

New baseball coach was successful recruiter at Naval Academy

Lancer Benefit Auction 2012 No.1

Repeat Performance

Longwood Athletics Benefit Celebration is back in October and better than ever

Alumni News

Alumni Mike Porter

Marathon Men

Mike Porter ’90 and his son, Jeffrey, who has cerebral palsy, competed in April 2014 in their first Boston Marathon. The Porters have run about 50 races together over the...

Laura Simon Espinalt ’10

Going Places

Alumna pursues her goals from London to Catalonia


Maugans Alumni Center to open in spring 2015

The Maugans Alumni Center is expected to be ready for occupancy by spring 2015. The project involves an extensive renovation of Blackwell Hall’s lower level. Work will include new insulated...


Back to Campus

Black alumni, 2000s grads make plans for reunions


Seeing is Believing

Stubbs open house Oct. 18 shows off .3 million renovation

Cory Nichols ’08, MBA ’10

Meet and Repeat

Alumnus proves the value of networking


Class Notes

1960s Shirley Powell McPhillips ’62 is the author of Poem Central: Word Journeys for Readers and Writers, a book for educators in grades 5-12, literacy leaders, and students studying and preparing for a teaching...

Capt. Patrick Richard ’03 is a pilot in Marine Helicopter Squadron One, which provides transportation for President Barack Obama.

The President’s Ride

Alumnus chosen for elite helicopter pilot assignment

Wrapped Christmas Gifts

Giving Big

Alumna starts tidal wave of holiday cheer that has spread from Virginia to New York and Florida

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Repairing our Ethics DNA

Business school commits to educating values-based leaders from elementary school to MBA program