Spring 2016 Issues

Future Perfect

Spring 2016

Imaginative new master plan provides a framework for Longwood’s next chapter

The image on the cover of the special section is a portrait of Dr. Urbane Bass, who was Fredericksburg’s first African-American physician since Reconstruction and the only one of the physicians profiled in the book to be killed in battle.

Unsung Heroes

Spring 2016

Alumna’s new book reveals the stories of African-American physicians who volunteered to serve in World War I

Ruffner the next morning after the fire, still smoldering

The Crucible

Spring 2016

15 years after the Great Fire, a visionary new master plan builds on the Longwood that rose from the ashes

Ryan Catherwood

Connect, Contribute & Celebrate

Spring 2016

A new leader of Longwood’s alumni office brings a surge of energy and a bridge to career services

Guana Island serves as a picturesque backdrop for work by Dr. Brian Bates ’92 (standing), director of Longwood’s new Institute of Archaeology, and students Jordan Wilson ’17 (left),Tyler Rocke ’16 and Daniel Parrish ’17.

Fantasy Island

Spring 2016

Project on private Caribbean island among first for Institute of Archaeology Giving students hands-on experience, literally uncovering history and providing job opportunities for Longwood graduates are just three of the…

Constance Garner ’16 meets with U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (left) and Mark Warner

The Art of Teaching

Spring 2016

Science, music come to life for middle-schoolers in unique outreach program Three middle-schoolers crowded around a trough of mud in the middle of a lab in Chichester Hall. As if…

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…