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Alumna honors sister killed at Virginia Tech by advocating for mental health services

Spring 2016

On April 13, 2007, Erica Hilscher, then a Longwood junior, was eagerly looking forward to a visit from her parents and her sister, Emily, who would be arriving on campus…

Amazon Adventure

Spring 2016

Scholarship sends student on research quest to Peru Honors student Keaton Unroe ’17 had never been abroad until earlier this year. Now, as part of a research project related to…


Parents Council grants reach all-time high in 2016

Spring 2016

Kits for AIDS caregivers, “smile bags” for kids in developing nations after undergoing surgery for cleft lip and cleft palate, and a theatrical production that educates about and advocates for…

Keith Cochran ’16, a biology major from Gum Spring, holds a poison dart frog.

Tiny Titans

Spring 2016

Student-aided research hopes to shed light on poison dart frogs’ powerful defense mechanism Every morning at 8 o’clock last semester, even weekends, one of five students from a Longwood ecology class…

The dance floor is standing room- only. Artworks offered in the auction capture the attention of Megan Miller. Harriet ’51 and Bill Miller pose for a portrait by student photographer Carson Reeher ’16. Anne-Latane and Charlie Schwabe take a spin. The gala is a family gathering for Stan and Linda Cheyne and their daughter, Lauren Bencick ’18.

Gothic Gala

Spring 2016

With décor and cuisine invoking its Southern Gothic theme, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts’ February gala drew a full house of nearly 600 revelers ready to heat up the…

Real estate faculty, online MBA program rank among the best

Spring 2016

Longwood’s real estate faculty and its MBA program have earned recognition in recent months, one internationally and the other nationally. The real estate faculty has earned the university a top…

A green and grey striped shirt featuring a yellow star worn by a jewish prisoner

Channeling History

Spring 2016

Partnership with Holocaust Museum gives professor the chance to be part of ‘life-changing’ program Longwood’s collaboration in a professional development program for teachers this summer is the first step in…

Twenty schools sent teams of teachers to Longwood for the initial group session of the Teacher Leadership Program.

Building from Within

Spring 2016

$366,000 investment funds Longwood-led program designed to strengthen struggling schools An innovative new program designed to build teams of leaders in struggling school districts across the state launched in February…

Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda

Former poet laureate to speak April 13 at library/LCVA event

Spring 2016

Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, a former poet laureate of Virginia who also is an artist and lifelong educator, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Longwood Center for the…

A Good Neighbor

Spring 2016

Study shows Longwood’s economic footprint is growing—a boon to area communities New data show Longwood’s total impact on the surrounding community and state economies has increased 28 percent in the last…