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

From the President

I’ve written before in these pages about my determination that the Longwood name become better known throughout Virginia and the nation.We are making tremendous progress. As I write these words, the desk...

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.


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

Twin Passions

Gift of more than $1 million endows two scholarships—one for men’s basketball, one for future teachers

White coat ceremony marks important moment for nursing students

When Longwood nursing sophomores were cloaked in their bright new white coats last month, they marked an important transformative moment in the life of any pre-service nurse: entrance into clinical practice. “The white coat...

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

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


LCVA winter gala set for Feb. 13

A silent auction, live music and dancing will highlight the 2016 Longwood Center for the Visual Arts biennial winter gala set for Feb.13. The event benefits LCVA programs, including exhibitions...

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 is now ranked among the top 10 public regional universities in the South in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. In addition, Longwood was named one of...

Longwood Foundation awards emeritus status to former board members

Three former members of the Longwood University Foundation Board recently were awarded emeritus status in recognition of their exemplary leadership in sharing their time, talents and resources with the university....

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

College students should think twice before they text or read a Facebook post in class. Their test scores suffer when they do that, says a Longwood researcher. Every time students...

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


Men’s basketball takes national stage for ESPNU matchup

The Longwood men’s basketball team will play back-to-back televised games in December, including a nationally broadcast, primetime showdown at Oklahoma State on Dec. 15. The 7 p.m. bout in Stillwater,...

Devin Gould ’17

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

Longwood junior right-hander Devin Gould ’17, a business administration major, was named the fourth-best overall prospect in the Valley Baseball League and the summer league’s top right-handed pitcher by Baseball...

Longwood Athletics Benefit Celebration

Going, Going, Gone

The live auction was the highlight of the evening during the third Longwood Athletics Benefit Celebration on Oct. 17. Among the items that created a stir were a golf package...

Athletics launches ‘More Than A Game’

This year, Longwood athletics is taking Lancer fans off the court, outside the box score and inside the lives of some of the school’s approximately 300 student-athletes. Titled “More Than...

Athletics story wins national writing contest

A story produced by the Longwood athletics communications office was chosen as a national winner of the Fred Stabley Jr. Writing Contest. The contest, coordinated by the College Sports Information...

Alumni News

Parks Smith ’08

New alumni director focused on engaging alumni via ‘lifelong learning’

Parks Smith ’08, Longwood’s new director of alumni relations, could never be accused of a lack of school spirit. As a Longwood student, Smith missed only one men’s basketball game—because...

Joanie on the Pony statue

Milestone Reunions set for April 29-30, 2016

The Longwood campus will be buzzing with activities on the weekend of April 29-30, 2016, with the 50th reunion celebration of the Class of 1966 and additional Milestone Reunions for...

Zach ’95 andTiffany ’95 Baldridge met as resident advisors at Longwood.

Detail Oriented

With a background in fine art, custom homebuilder is known for unique metalwork, woodwork

Dr. Molly O’Dell ’76

Practicing Medicine and Poetry

Physician finds that her 2 passions nurture each other

Heather Monger ’14 was the University of Virginia Health System’s first nondirected liver donor.

Give and Take

Alumna saves the life of a stranger with liver donation

a basketball

Cheer on your Lancers at alumni watch events for 3 men’s basketball away games in December

Whether in person or at watch parties, men’s basketball fans can get together with fellow Lancers to cheer on their team at three away games in December. Pregame parties and...

Canned goods, kid activities are focus of Richmond events

Two recent alumni events sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Career Services brought out the Lancer faithful in the Richmond area. Longwood finished sixth among the 27 colleges that...

Class Notes

1940s Eva Fleming Scott ’47 of Amelia County was recently recognized by U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes for being the first woman elected to the Virginia Senate. Scott originally served in...

In Memoriam

LISTED IN ORDER OF CLASS YEAR Alice Marshall Wertheimer ’32 May 29, 2015. Virginia Puckett Hodnett ’33 June 12, 2015. Cleo Reynolds Coleman ’36 June 17, 2015. Mary Black ’38...

End Paper

Trash that has found its way to the ocean can be deadly to wildlife.

Trash Talk

Understanding at a local level how debris gets into our oceans is the first step in cleaning up the problem Balloons rising into the air are a joyful sight to many people,...