Summer 2016 Issues

The Hokule’a’s visit provided international visibility for Longwood’s research and sustainability efforts.

Fantastic Voyage

Summer 2016

Traditional Polynesian sailing vessel drops anchor at Hull Springs, draws a crowd A Polynesian voyaging canoe in the middle of a three-year trek around the world without modern technology stopped…

Russell Reed ’16, an anthropology major from Onemo, clears dry brush at Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand Canyon provides a different kind of break

Summer 2016

Eleven Longwood students participated in a service-learning project at Grand Canyon National Park over spring break in March. Students in the Alternative Breaks student organization worked with Grand Canyon staff…

Shiloh McKenzie ’16 (left) netted Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors in the Big South.

A Strong Finish

Summer 2016

Record-setting lacrosse seniors cap 2016 with multiple awards Longwood lacrosse will look much different in 2017 as the program bids farewell to a senior class that left its mark as…

Kinesiology majors Chris Thornton ’16, of Richmond, and Samantha Byers ’16, of Toano, paint the state of Louisiana yellow on the U.S. map Longwood students created at Bacon District Elementary in Charlotte County. Courtesy of Dr. ‘Vonnie’ Colvin

Border Patrol

Summer 2016

Longwood students paint U.S.maps at 10 local elementary schools To students in Longwood’s Department of Health, Athletic Training, Recreation and Kinesiology, Virginia is neither a blue state nor a red…

Longwood men’s basketball head coach Jayson Gee is the subject of an inspirational documentary and accompanying book, titled The Battle for Brandon: How a Coach Fought to Bring His Son Home, that premiered in May.

Against All Odds

Summer 2016

Inspirational documentary details head basketball coach’s fight to overcome his son’s mental illness Longwood men’s basketball head coach Jayson Gee is the subject of an inspirational documentary and accompanying book,…

Vote of Confidence

Summer 2016

National Science Foundation invests $650,000 in teaching science the Longwood way Personal support and mentoring from faculty. Special opportunities inside and outside the classroom. The kind of supportive and nurturing…

What Can You Do in 60 Minutes?

Summer 2016

Alumni asked to give time to Longwood community Want to enhance the Longwood alumni experience? All it takes is one hour a month. Alums who want to help can do…

President W. Taylor Reveley IV talks with Everett Berryman Jr. (center) and Farmville Vice Mayor Chuckie Reid (right) during the opening reception for the exhibition Their Voices at the Moton Museum in April.

From the President

Summer 2016

One of the great joys of watching Longwood thrive in recent years has been to observe how powerfully a new and extraordinarily diverse generation of students has embraced our most…

On hand for the Class of 1966 50th Reunion were Linda Bosserman Dodson (left), Carol Robertson Campbell, Sissy Spencer Dunton and Frances Heath Scott.

Big Dreams and Determination

Summer 2016

Class of 1966 gives $2.5million,meets participation goal  Members of the Class of 1966 like to say that the “Red Class always wins,” so it’s not surprising that their recent fundraising…

Natasha Haskins ’06 and Donald Tyree enjoy a classroom lesson.

Rewarding a Love of Teaching

Summer 2016

Fellowship helps veteran teacher reach goal of becoming a reading specialist Natasha Haskins discovered her love of kids when she was selling them Little Debbie cakes and slushies— nothing that…