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Commencement is full of humor, advice, White House anecdotes
Think summers are quiet at Longwood? Think again.

From The President

In this issue of the magazine, you’ll read, among other things, about Commencement 2015. It’s always a spectacular day, but this year was especially so. Under perfect weather, the great...

Your Letters

Delightful Issue Your spring magazine was a rare delight! We receive several college magazines at our house. Often they are “rah-rah” sheets of low interest. Clearly the best is Harvard...

In Print

Books by alumni, faculty, staff and friends

On Point

Remains of the Day

Archaeology students search for original site of early English settlement

Field school achieves national recognition

The Dr. James W. Jordan Archaeology Field School recently became one of the fewer than 10 percent of field schools in the world that are certified by the Register of...

Cover to Cover

Longwood is host sponsor of Children’s Book Festival

Longwood applies to host 2016 presidential debate

Every four years, the presidential debates capture the attention of the nation and the world. Longwood is hoping to earn a moment in the spotlight. Earlier this spring, the university...

Legacy locks’ place secure as new Longwood tradition

Inspired by the locks that until recently lined bridges in the French capital city, Longwood seniors this year were invited to create their own “legacy locks” to be displayed on...

All expenses paid for student receiving Oxford fellowship

Monica Vroomen ’16, of Alexandria, will study at the University of Oxford this summer in a highly selective, all-expenses-paid fellowship sponsored by the English-Speaking Union of the United States (ESU)....

Commitment to Affordability

Longwood again holds cost increases to historic lows

In Memory of AJ

Friends and teammates of 18-year-old Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell—many of them dressed in bright colors to reflect Hadsell’s bright personality—gathered on campus April 20 for a candlelight vigil in memory of...

Show Me the Moneyball

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

Crash Course

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

Model Dad

Student juggles books and single fatherhood en route to teaching career

Summer of Inquiry

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

A Total Fabrication

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

Student proposes a powerful idea – in 140 characters

It was innocuous enough: a simple tweet during a lull in class. It’s the type of thing that happens hundreds of times a day. But most student tweets don’t end...

Hard Hats Required

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

Faculty member to lead national organization

Dr. Audrey Church, professor and coordinator of Longwood’s graduate school librarianship program, has been elected the 2016-17 president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Following a year as...

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

As hundreds of members of the Longwood community walked around the track in March, together they cleared one large hurdle. With this year’s total of more than $64,000 raised, Relay...

Lancer Update

Glory Day

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

Lancer Club plans summer, fall events

Save the date for two upcoming events sponsored by the Longwood Lancer Club, the official development arm of the Department of Athletics. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact...

1,000 Words

To feel for yourself the joy, agony, excitement, drive and determination of the 2014-15 athletics year, browse through this gallery. University photographer Mike Kropf ’14 captured the Lancers in a...

Character Counts

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

For the Books

Longwood says goodbye to 3 record breakers

What a Way to Go

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

Making the Grades

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

Alumni News

Alumni couple honor professor with scholarship for needy students

  Carol Wisch Blount ’89 almost didn’t finish college. She had the grades and the work ethic—just not enough money. Instead of being forced to drop out, however, she received...

Anything new? Contact alumni database manager

Alumni, please keep in touch with Sheila Seagle. An alumni biographical specialist in the Office of University Advancement, she maintains the alumni database. It’s important to contact her when you...

Water slides, pizza and kids

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

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

The Office of Alumni Relations is being energized by two new leaders this summer. Ryan Catherwood, a nationally known thought-leader in the field of alumni engagement, will put his skills...

Fall Reunion changed to Sept. 12

The Classes of 1970 and 1975 will make history at the 2015 Fall Reunion, Sept. 12. They will be the first classes to enjoy the new Maugans Alumni Center for...

Class Notes

1950s Lois Anne Gary ’58 has a granddaughter who recently completed her freshman year at Longwood. Her granddaughter will be the third generation to graduate from Longwood, the first being...


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

In Memoriam

Catherine Boyette Cobb ’37 died April 27, 2015. Jane Baldwin Hurt York ’38 died May 3, 2015. Gene Grabeel ’41 died March 2, 2015. Bertha McLaughlin Johnson ’41 died April...


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

Gothic Romance

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

Variations on a Theme

Sparks fly time and again for Joan and Duke Rollins

2 new alumni staff focus on building Lancer family

  If you graduated in the last decade or so, you’ll soon be getting a little extra attention from the Office of Alumni Relations. Paige Rollins ’15 is working with...

End Paper

The Education Gap

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