Longwood Magazine 2001 Vol 02 No 01 Winter

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OAN& MACON BROCK A GIFTTHATWILL TRANSFORMTHEFACE - -OFLONGWOODCOLLEGE VOLUME2, N0. I,WINTER 2001

AN UNCOMMON GIFT

Bythetimeyoureadthis,youmayhavealreadyheardthe newsaboutthelargestcapitalgiftinthehistoryofLongwood College-$3millionfromLongwoodalumnaJoanPerry Brock,Classof1964,andMaconF.Brock,Jr.,ofVirginia Beach.AnuncommongiftthatwillbeusedtocreateBrock Commons,abeautifullylandscapedpromenadechatwill becomethecentralfocalpointofLongwoodCollege.

BrockCommonswillencompasstheclosingofPineStreetto vehiclesandwillrunthelengthofthecampus,providinga collegialatmosphereforstudents,faculty,staff,andvisitors. AccordingtoLongwoodpresidentPatriciaP.Cormier,"this ideahasbeenadreamofoursformanyyearsand,thanksto JoanandMaconBrock,thatdreamwillsoonbecomeareality BrockCommonswillnotonlyenhancethebeautyofour campus,itwillalsomakeourcampussaferforstudentswith theclosingofPineStreet."

Youcanreadallaboutitinourcoverstorywritten byKentBooty.

UNCOMMON VALOR

Thisissuealsoincludesourfirstfeaturestoryaboutour alumnaeduringWWII.HarrietteVadenPrice,Classof1940, servedintheAmericanRedCrossduringWWIIandher storywillgiveyousomeideaofwhatitwaslikeoverthere. Atage82,Harriettenowworksastheconciergeatthe CourtyardMarriottinherhometownofWilliamsburg.

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TheLongwoodSchoolofBusinessandEconomics hasachieveddistinctionthankstotheleadershipof

theInternationalAssociationforManagementEducation. Herecruiteda22-memberCorporateAdvisoryBoardtohelp Longwoodkeepintouchwiththerealworldofbusiness. HerequiresWebportfoliosandinternshipsofallbusiness students.And,enrollmenthasgrownfrom550studentsin 1995to740studentsin2000.He'sdonesuchagoodjob,in fact,thatWrightStateUniversityhashiredhimasthenew DeanoftheirCollegeofBusiness.AlthoughDeanFarmerwill bemissed,hehassetatruecourseforthefutureofthe LongwoodSchoolofBusinessandEconomicsasyouwill learninafeaturestorybyJudyMcReynolds.

You'llprobablybehearingmoreaboutRansfordDoherty, Classof1998,thesubjectofouralumniprofile.And,ifyou areafanofprimecimeTV,youmighthavealreadyseen Ransford'sappearanceson"ER"and"JAG."Afrergraduating fromLongwood,Ransforddecidedtoheadforthecoastand pursuehispassionforacting.BillFiege,assistantdirectorof alumnirelationsandalong-timefiendofRansford,wrote thestoryyou'llfindinthisissue.Wepredictitwon'tbelong beforeyouseeRansfordonthebigscreen.

WhenChristineandCabellEstesofSouthHillsenttheirfirst daughtertoLongwoodCollegeover30yearsago,theyhadno ideathattheywerestartingalegacyoflearningthatwould spangenerations.Today,thelinkcontinueswith granddaughterCrystalNemeth.JudyMcReynoldsprofiles thisfamily'sLongwoodLegacy.Judyalsodoesaprofileof AnneKellyBowman,Classof1939,aloy�lsupporter ofLongwoodCollegewhoexpandshersupportinthe formofachallengetoouralumni-TheBowmanChallenge.

You'llfindallthatandtheusualroundupofnews,sports, andupcomingalumnieventsinthisthirdissueofLongwood magazme.

DeanBerkwoodFarmer.UnderDeanFarmer,theschool DENNISSERCOMBE soughtandachievedaccreditationbyAACSB- EmrnR

Torequestthismagazineinalternateformat (largeprint,braille,audio,etc.),pleasecontact theLongwoodLearningCenter,804.395.2391; TRS:711.

CoverPhotographofJoanandMaconBrockbyJackMellott.

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AGIFTTHATWILLTRANSFORMLONGWOODCOLLEGE

JoanPerryBrock,Classof1964,andherhusband, Macon,honorLongwoodwithanextraordinarygift.

PROUDTOBESOBE

DeanBerkwoodFarmerhassetatrueandsteady coursefortheSchoolofBusinessandEconomics.

14THANKSFORTHEMEMORIES

HarrietteVadenPrice,Classof1940,remembersaworldatwar.

18OuRMANINHOLLYWOOD

RansfordDoherty,Classof1997,ismakinghismark inthelandofdreamsandglitter.

20THEBOWMANCHALLENGE

AnneKellyBowman,Classof1939,issuesachallenge tothefriendsandalumniofLongwoodCollege.

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LONGWOODCOLLEGEATHLETICSINTHENEWS

AnewlookforLongwoodAthleticsisunveiled. LongwoodCollegetopursueNCMDivisionIstatus.

ONCAMPUS,24LONGWOODCOLLEGENEWS&ALUMNIEVENTS

FRIENDS 28 LONGWOODLEGACY

For17yearsChristineandCabellEstesofSouthHill,Virginia, hadatleastonedaughterattendingLongwoodCollege. Someyearstheyhadfour.

INPRINT30RECENTPUBLICATIONSBYLONGWOODFACULTY,STAFF, STUDENTS&ALUMNI

YESTERDAY&TODAY31HowTHINGSHAVECHANGED ispublishedtwiceayearforthealumniandfriendsofLongwoodCollege bytheLongwoodCollegeFoundation,Inc.Allmaterials©LongwoodCollege. Allrightsreserved.Reproductioninpartorfullstrictlyprohibited.

Comments,letters,orcontributionscanbesenttotheOfficeofPublicRelations, LongwoodCollege,201HighStreet,Farmville,Virginia23909. Telephone804.395.2020,Fax804.395.2825.

AddresschangesshouldbesenttotheOfficeofAlumniAffairs, LongwoodCollege,201HighStreet,Farmville,Virginia23909. Telephone1.800.281.4677,Fax804.395.2825.

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DennisSercombe

DavidWhaley

KentBooty,JudyMcReynolds

BobbieBurton,Dr.RaymondCormier,BillFiege'95, CocheyseGilliam'97,GregProuty,NancyShelton'68, Dr.JamesVincent,Dr.CarolynWells

LongwoodCollege

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201HighStreet,Farmville,Virginia23909 telephone804.395.2020 telefax804.395.2825

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DennisSercombe,Chairman,DirecrorofPublicRelations

KentBooty,PublicRelationsWriterandPhotographer

JeniBurges,AssistantProfessorofEnglish

BobbieBurton,VicePresidentofInstirutionalAdvancement

DavidHooper'oo,WebSpecialist

JudyMcReynolds,PublicRelationsMediaCoordinatorandWriter

GregProuty,SportsInformationDirector

ChrisRegister,AssistantProfessorofArt

NancyShelton'68,DirectorofAlumniRelations

JamesVincent,ExecutiveAssistanttothePresident

DavidWhaley,DirectorofPublicationsandVisualAn

LONGWOOD COLLEGE BOARD OF VISITORS

PatriciaP.Cormier,President

SusanM.Harwood,RectoroftheBoardofVisitors

AudreyChandlerPowell, MS '44,PresidentoftheLongwoodCollegeFoundation,Inc.

SuzanWoltzDavis'68,PresidentoftheLongwoodCollegeAlumniAssociation

AnnGreenBaise'74,McLean,Virginia

JoanneSadlerBuder,Alexandria,Virginia

JohannaB.Chase,Cha,lottesville,Virginia

MarkA.Crabtree,Martinsville,Virginia

SusanM.Harwood,Farmville,Virginia

JamesC.Hughes,McLean,Virginia

AnneMorronGregory'53,McLean,Virginia

DonaldJ.Rennie,Richmond,Virginia

VirginiaAndersonRussell'56,Richmond,Virginia

AliceCheatwoodStallard'59,Midlothian,Virginia

SarahE.Terry,Farmville,Virginia

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DEARFRIENDS:

ITISWITHGREATPRIDETHATILOOKTHROUGHTHEPAGESOFTHIS,thethirdissueof Longwoodmagazine.Wehaveworkeddiligentlyoverthepastfewyearstoimproveourpublications toprovideyouwithagoodreviewofthehighlightsatLongwoodCollegetoday.

EachtimeIlookattherangeofaccomplishmentsandactivitiesofLongwoodalumni, mydedicationrothefutureofthisinstitutionanditspeoplegrowsevendeeper.Thereisaperpetual senseofthespiritofserviceandcitizenshipthatrunsasanundercurrentthroughtheCollege anditspeoplewhichispersonifiedinthestoriesthataretoldinthesepages.Foreachofthestories toldheretherearedozensofothersrepresentingthesamespiritthatseemstocomealmost automaticallywithLongwoodCollegeandpeoplewhomweteachandtouch.

WehavespentmuchofthepastfiveyearspositioningLongwoodforastrongandcompetitivefuture byclearlyidentifyingourneeds-fromacademicstocampusimprovements,fromstudent developmenttoathletics,andeverythinginbetween-anddevelopingthestrategiestoaddressthem. Onestrategythatyouwillhearmoreaboutisourefforttoincreaseprivatesupportformanyofthe objectivesthatcannotbefundedthroughothermeans.

Tothatend,youwillreadhereabouttheBowmanChallengeinitiatedbyAnneKellyBowmanto helpincreaseannualsupportandabouttheextraordinarycommitmentbyMaconandJoanPerry Brock'64tofulfilloneofourdreamsforLongwood.Formanyyears,wehavewantedtoimprove theaestheticsandthecollegialatmospherebygivingthecampusacentralfocalpoint.Byproviding thefundingforBrockCommons,MaconandJoanwillprovideperhapsthemoststrikingphysical transformationLongwoodhaseverknown.

Further,IjoinwithAnneKelly,MaconandJoanbyinvitingothersto"stepuptotheplate" forLongwood.TheChallengeandBrockCommonsareonlytwoonalonglistofneedsthatmust befulfilledtomakesurethatLongwoodremainsamongthemostcompetitiveinstitutionsofhigher educationinVirginia.AswepreparefortheCollege'sfirstmajorcomprehensivecampaignIask eachandeveryoneofyoutoconsiderwhatroleyoucanplaytoensureoursuccess.

Asalways,Ienjoyhearingfromyou.Pleasecallorwriteaboutanyissuesrelatedtothis wonderfulinstitution.

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JOAN& MACON BROCK

A GIFTTHATWILLTRANSFORM

THEFACEOFLONGWOODCOLLEGE

JOANPERRYBROCK

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OFHERLIFE.

The'64graduate-onetimemathteacher,' formerpayrollmanagerfortwosuccessfulbusinesses, communiryvolunteerandchampionofaccessto highereducation-isstillleadingthewayandstill managing,raisinganddonatingmoney.Earlierthis yearJoanandherhusband,MaconF.BrockJr.,made adecisionthatwillliterallytransformtheLongwood campus.Theygavea$3milliongiftdesignatedfor BrockCommons,abeautifullylandscapedpromenade inwhichPineStreetwillbeclosedtovehiclesandthe spaceredesignedtocreateapedestrianmalland centralfocalpointfortheCollege.

"LongwoodCollegeprovidedmewithnotonlya valuableeducation,butlifelongfriends,"Joansays. "Thisgiftismywayofshowingappreciationto Longwoodwhichhasaddedsomuchdepthtomylife."

ThegiftwasannouncedlastMayatJoan's Homecomingreunion,duringwhichshereceived Longwood'sDistinguishedAlumniCommuniry ServiceAward.Itisthelargestgifteverforacapital projectandthelargestgiftinLongwood'shistory fromalivingdonor.

"Thisisamagnanimousgiftfromanextraordinary couple,"saysPresidentPatriciaCormier."Thisidea hasbeenadreamofoursformanyyears.Brock Commonswillenhancethebeauryofourcampusand bringittogethersothatwewillfeelmorelikeatrue campuscommuniry.It'sanintegratedapproachthat willunifythecampus."

Maconispresidentandchiefexecutiveofficerof DollarTreeStoresInc.,headquarteredinChesapeake, Virginia,whichistheleadingoperatorofdiscount varierystoresofferingmerchandisefor$1.Joanisa majorshareholderandservedfor11yearsasassistant secretary/treasurerofthecompany,whichoperates approximately1,600storesin37states.Joanand MacongrewupinNorfolkandhavelivedinVirginia Beachfor26years.

"Ihavealwaysworkedwithnumbersandhavealways appreciatedbusiness,"shesays."Iworkedinmy father'sretailbusinesswhenIwas16,extending invoicesinhis'fiveanddime'varierystore.Yearslater, in1969,myhusbandandmybrotherwenttoworkin thesamestore,andIstartedworkingtherethe followingyear.Wewereyoungandeagerandwanted toexpandthebusinesswithnewstorelocations,so whenthenewMilitaryCircleMallbeganitsleasing proceduresweinquired.Theirleasingagents,however, werenotinterestedinasmall,independently

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ownedvarietystore.Theywereinterestedinthemore provensuccessfulretailerssuchasWoolworth's orRoses.

"BecauseourK&Kvarietystore(namedforher parents,KenandKathryn)overtheyearshadfeatured ayear-roundtoydepartmentsellingtoysatdiscounted prices,wedecidedtodevelopaformatforatoys-only storewhichwenamedK&KToys.Forthenext

andDollarExpress,plannedtoopen225storesin 2000.Salesin1999increasedbynearly27percentto justunder$1.2billion.

JoanBrockisinterestedinmorethanbusinessledgers. ForthreeyearsshehasbeenpresidentoftheTidewater ScholarshipFoundationwhoseACCESSprogram helpsacademicallyableyetfinanciallydisadvantaged studentsattendcollege.Sinceitsinceptionin1989

"WEENCOURAGEYOUNGPEOPLETOGOTOCOLLEGEANDHELPTHEMFINDTHEMONEYTODO

so," JOANSAYS."WECURRENTLYSERVEALLOFTHEPUBLICSCHOOLSINNORFOLKANDPORTSMOUTH, ANDIAMLEADINGTHEEXPANSIONEFFORTTOBRINGOURPROGRAMTOADDITIONALSCHOOLS INVIRGINIABEACHANDCHESAPEAKETHISYEARWEHOPETOHELPSTUDENTSINSUFFOLKVERYSOON."

20years,K&KToysexpandedto136storelocations untilwesoldthechaintoourcompetitor,KayBee Toys,ownedbyMelvilleCorporation,in1991."

Macon;hisbrother-in-law,J.DouglasPerry;andH. RayComptonlaunchedDollarTreein1986.Although Mr.PerryandMr.Comptonhaveretiredfromthe business,bothstillserveontheBoardofDirectors.

"WhenwestartedDollarTree,weactuallywentback toourvarietystoreroots;it'snothingmo�ethana varietystoreatadollarpricepoint,"saysJoan."In fact,inthebeginningweweredealingwithsomeof thesamevendorsweusedforourK&Kvarietystore purchasing.Forafive-yearperiod,from1986to1991, wewererunningtwobusinessesoutofthesame facilities.DollarTreebenefitedfromourfamiliarity withvarietystoreretailingandfromtheexisting infrastructureofourtoychain."

DollarTree'sheadquartersandprimarydistribution center(oneoffive)areinChesapeake,having relocatedtherefromNorfolkinOctober1997. "Theheadquarterscanservice400employeesandthe distributionfacility250employees,"Joansays. Thecompany,whichhasmorethan18,000employees andalsooperatesstoresunderthenamesDollarBill$

byprominentbusinessmenFrankBattenandJosh Darden,ACCESShashelped13,000studentssecure morethan$51millioninfinancialaid.

"Weencourageyoungpeopletogotocollegeand helpthemfindthemoneytodoso,"Joansays. "Wecurrentlyserveallofthepublicschoolsin NorfolkandPortsmouth,andIamleadingthe expansionefforttobringourprogramtoadditional schoolsinVirginiaBeachandChesapeakethisyear. WehopetohelpstudentsinSuffolkverysoon."

EachparticipatingschoolhasanACCESSadviserwho helpsstudentsnotonlyfindscholarshipandcollege informationburalsorealizethatthedreamofgoingto collegeisattainable."Manyofourstudentscomefrom familiesoflimitedfinancialmeans,"Joansays,"and oftentheyarethefirstmemberoftheirfamilytoattend college.Wetrytogivethemhope.Ifwecan'tfind enoughmoneyforthem,wewillfundthedifference. IbelieveourstudentslookbackandviewtheACCESS programasadefiningmomentintheirlife."

Joan'sinterestinhighereducationextendstoserviceas vicechairmanoftheBoardofTrusteesforVirginia WesleyanCollege.ShewaspresidentofthePresident's AdvisoryCouncilandamemberofthesteering

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BROCKCOMMONS bankJou,JoanandMacon

JOANANDMACONBROCKATTHEANNOUNCEMENTOFBROCKCOMMONS

committeeforVirginiaWesleyan'scapitalcampaign, ConsiderTheHarvest,whichendedinDe�ember1998 afterraising$36.5million.Thegoalwas$25million.

Anothervolunteercommitment,asadocentforthe ChryslerMuseumofArt,encouragedhertoattend OldDominionUniversity,fromwhichshereceiveda MasterofArtsinhumanities(focusinginarthistory) in1991.JoanisatrusteeoftheMuseumandhas servedassecretaryoftheChryslerCouncil.Shewas namedtheJudea-ChristianOutreachCenter's1999 WomanoftheYear,andsheandherhusbandwere presentedlastyearwiththe 2000 HopeAwardbythe MultipleSclerosisSociety.

JoanandMacon,aRandolph-MaconCollege alumnus,haveknowneachothersincethe 8thgradeandweremarriedinNovember1964.

Joantaughtmathforthreeyearsaftershegraduated fromLongwood,firstatJ.R.TuckerHighSchoolin Richmond,whereshe'dstudent-taught,thenata juniorhighschoolinBeaufort,SouthCarolina, whereMaconwasstationedwiththeMarineCorps, andfinallyatNorthsideJuniorHighinNorfolk. "ImovedbackhomewhenMaconwasinVietnam," shesays."HespentumonthsinVietnam, in1965-66,asagroundofficerwiththeAirWing oftheMarineCorps."

Theyhavethreechildren.KathrynEverett,aVirginia CommonwealthUniversitygraduatewhoworkedin advertisinginBaltimorefor IO years,livesinthe DetroitareaandinSeptemberof1999gavetheBrocks theirfirstgrandchild,Lucy.YoungerdaughterChristy, whohasbachelor'sandmaster'sdegreesfromthe UniversityofVirginiaandworkedinthecorporate

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worldinNewYork,becameayogainstructorandnow isastudentinan18-monthprogramatayogainstitute inOakland,California.MaconBrockIII,aRandolphMacongraduate,movedtoSanDiegolastJuneafter workinginDenverinthemarketingfield.Hestarted workingforDollarTreeinSeptemberandwillbe basedinSanDiegoasamerchandiseclose-outbuyer.

Joanhasapairofunconventionalhobbies.Shehasa blackbeltinkarate-"MydaughterChristyfoste�ed myinterestinkarateandalsocultivatedmyyoga practice"-and,throughherhusband,hasbecomea Harley-Davidsonenthusiast.Thatinterestbeganwhen shesurprisedMaconwithaHarleyforhis50th birthday"andIdidn'tknowwhatIwasdoing," sheaddswithalaugh.

"ForthelastfiveyearsMaconhastakenanannual motorcycletripoutwest.I'veaccompaniedhimtwice, includinglastAugust.We'reinvolvedinaveryloose associationofHarley-Davidsonowners.Inlastyear's trip,wewentfromJacksonHole,Wyoming,through IdahotoGlacierNationalParkinMontanaandfinally toSturgis,SouthDakota,whereaconventionof approximately500,000bikersisheldthefirstweekin August.Ourtriplasted IO daysandwetraveled1,800 milesonamotorcycle."

LongwoodwillbethethirdVirginiacollegewitha capitalprojectbearingthenameoftheBrockfamily orPerryfamily.TheBrocksprovidedoneofthree leadershipgiftstoBrockCenter,amulti-purpose $9millionathleticfacilityatRandolph-Maconthat openedinFebruary1998.Maconischairmanof R-MC'sBoardofTrusteesandwasthespeakeratthe May2000commencement,aweekaftertheBrock Commonsgiftwasannounced.In1999Old DominionUniversity'slibrarywasnamedforher brother,J.DouglasPerry,andhiswifePatricia,an ODUalumna.TheBrocksalsoarethemajor supporterofVirginiaWesleyanCollege'sCenter fortheStudyofReligiousFreedom.

"Dr.Cormier'sclearvisionforLongwood'sfuture,and ourunderstandingofthekindofsupportdollarthatit requirestofulfillthatvision,inspiredustomakethis initialgifttohelplaunchamajorfund-raisingeffort onbehalfoftheCollege,"Joansays.

"Whiletheultimateplanforacampaignisstillinthe developmentalstages,webelievethattheemphasison scholarshipsandstudentquality,faculty enhancements,andafewcriticalimprovementstothe campus,BrockCommonsamongthem,willposition Longwoodforakindofappealunequaledinthe Commonwealth.Wewantedtobeamongthefirstto putoursignatureofapprovalontheexciting, progressivedirectionthatmyalmamateristakingandIbelievewehavedonethatwiththeBrock Commonsconcept."

OthersareequallyenthusiasticaboutBrock Commons."Asaparent,Ithinkit'sgreat,"saysRita SmithofRichmond,amemberoftheLongwood CollegeFoundationBoard,whosedaughterHilaryisa Longwoodjunior."Ican'ttellyouthenumberoftimes myhusband(Edward)andIhavedrivendownPine Streetandbeenconcernedaboutpedestrians.Edward andIchairtheparents'committeeoftheAnnual Fund.EventhoughwelikeeverythingtheCollegehas identifiedasfund-raisingneeds,thisprojectiswhat reallysoldus."

Dr.Cormierseestheprojectfulfillingmanyneeds."It willeliminatetheclutterandcongestionofautomobile trafficonPineStreet,abusystreetthatbisectsthe campus,makingitnotonlymoreattractivebutsafer sincestudentsoftendartbetweentheparkedvehicles," shesays."Ultimatelyitmaybethemostunique, dramaticandaestheticallypleasingphysical improvementthecampushaseverknown.However, thisismorethansimplyacosmeticproject;it'sgood, intelligentmarketinginitsbroadestsense.Ihaveseen wheresimilarprojectshavetransformedtheUniversity ofPennsylvania(wheresheonceworked),Mary Washington,andWilliam&Mary.Itwillfosterthe natural,easyinteractionbetweenstudentsandfaculty sovitalincreatingtheNewCollegiateExperiencethat isthehubofLongwood'sStrategicPlan.Theproject maytakeuptothreeyearstocomplete,butthe architecturalplanisalreadybeingdevelopedandthe Collegeplanstomoveasquicklyascircumstances permit.Theuniquevisualandpracticalrepresentation ofallthatLongwoodCollegeisstrivingtobecomewill beembodiedinBrockCommons."fi

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DEAN BERKWOOD M. FARMER HAS SET THE LONGWOOD COLLEGE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS ON A COURSE OF EXCELLENCE

In the Longwood College School of Business and Economics, the vision, mission and values are front and center, written large and taken to heart by everyone from the dean, to the faculty, to the students. This shared vision is for DR. BERKWOOD FARMER the most important accomplishment of almost 10 years as dean of the school. At the end of spring semester 2001 Dean Farmer will move to Dayton, Ohio, as Dean of the Raj Sain College of Business at Wright State University. He says he has accomplished what he came here to do. He will be leaving a progressive faculty and student body who are ...

PROUD TO BE SOBE

Hired asdean ofthe School of Business and Economics in 1991, Berkwood M. Farmercamehereto"take aschool of business that was good and make itbetter."

He had taught atWest Point and the Universityof Richmond, had servedaschiefagricultural economistforthe state of Virginia, and, with eleven other Richmond businessmen, had founded asuccessful bank. Dr. Farmer had the right academic credentials, the rightexperience and knewthe right peopleto takethe Longwood SOBE rightwherethe presidentand Board ofVisitorswanted itto go-national accreditation. The process tookfive years.

The International Association forManagement Education, known asAACSB, is this country's most prestigious accrediting agency forbusiness school programs. In Virginia, 13 business schools havequalified; nationally, about350 are accredited outof 1200 institutions offering business degree programs. In 1998 Longwood SOBEearnedfull accreditationfor 10years.

Italso earned seven commendations:forstudent-centered environment, commitment todiversity, outstanding leadership at all levels, a newfacility with emphasis on technology, strong external supportthrough acorporateadvisory board, an environmentofcontinuousimprovement, andsupportthroughout thewholecampusforthe school. A"cum laude"certification.

Asforthe "newfacilitywith emphasis on technology," Dean FarmercallsLongwood'sSOBE"the mosttechnologically advanced business school in Virginia." In the Hiner Building, all classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-arttechnology.

Dean Farmergives alotofcreditforimprovements inthe BusinessSchooltotheCorporateAdvisoryBoard."Weinstituted theCorporateBoardthefirstyearI was here. The board has been essential togettingtheschool accredited, in bringing businessworldinputintoourcurriculum, in workingwithvarioussourcesto get internshipsforourstudents and betterjobsforourgraduates and, fromthe lobbyistpointofview, togetting Hiner renovated."

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This board consists of 20 business-savvy men and women, mostof them Virginians, who share the pride in SOBE. Founding member Paul H. Fox, who roseto corporate vice presidentduring a 42-yearcareerwith Reynolds Metals Company, recallsan earlyboard meeting when the group set goals forthe School of Business. Then "the dean, the faculty and the board took dead aim on all ofthem, and we didn't let � up 'til we could write by each one - mission accomplished."

Accreditation and bringing "thebuilding and itstechnology up to 21st centurystandards"were at the top of the list. He adds, "And, of course, this could not have happened without President Patricia Cormier."Another early member, WayneOakes, newly retired senior VP and directorof DIMON International, saysoftheschool, "It's been gratifying tosee it develop. Wellworththe time invested to see the school, and Longwood in general, upgraded and improved over the years."

Gary MacDonald, president, The Sedona Group agrees: "I get a real sense of satisfaction seeing the Business School make significant strides. I think that the entireprocessof becoming AACSBaccredited has putthe school in a position to attractbetterstudents and produce bettergraduates. With Berkwood's vision, along with President Cormier's vision, it's fast becoming a great business school."

An alumniboard,created two yearsago, nowfunctions in much thesamewayasthecorporate board.

Another measure ofsuccessisthe Major FieldTest, atwo-hour businesscompetency examgiventoover10,000senior businessstudentseachyear.SaysDean Farmer,"When I got here, MFTscoreswere atthe 30th to 35th percentile. In the last three yearsthey've been above 90 with the May2000 graduates being inthe 99th percentile. This one assessment tells methat student learning istaking place in the Business School ata pretty high level."

Student learning dependson good faculty, and, accordingtothe Dean,the "right"faculty arethosewhocanembracethe mission, vision and values:"When I hirefaculty, we gothrough these values. I tell them, 'You'veprovedto usyou're agoodteacher, and you havesufficient research; nowwewanttotalkabout the big stuff. I wantyou to lookatthese values, and you tell me which onesyou agree ordisagreewith because ifyou disagree with too manyofthem, we're not going to bring you here to Longwood. Ifyou don't sharethese values, then you can't help uscarrythe mission and thevision which are built on thevalues."'

FACULTY

"Diverse and highlyqualified" describethe Business School faculty.A50/50 maletofemaleratioand 15 percent minority faculty supportthe "diverse"; advanced degreescoupled with businessexperience and connections supportthe "highlyqualified."

FIVE OF FIFTEEN STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS CHECK IN WITH THE DEAN. FROM LEFT: JOHN WIGGINS, DORIAN WATSON, DAVID HEIDER, DEAN FARMER, LORI MEYERS AND ROB HAVEY.
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According to Dean Farmer, "thefaculty is keytoaquality business program.Working with business schoolsofthis size all overthecountry, I don'tknowofanyschoolthathasthequality offacultywehavehere. In addition to being the bestteachers, theyare extremelyactiveinresearchand inserviceto the community."

Oneofthe school's newerfaculty membersis Dr. TracyTuten Ryan, assistant professorof managementand marketing. Ryan cameto Longwood in 1999, "because I was so impressed with

what the Deanwas doing here.And because the School had AACSB accreditation."

Ryanteachese-commerce, advertising, consumerbehaviorand principlesofmarketing. Herresearch specialtiesaremarketing andweb-based surveys. The pastfoursummers she hasspent in Germany researching web survey methodology in an affiliation with ZUMA (CenterforSurvey Research and Methodology) in Mannheim. Hermanyjournal articlesand book contributions havefocused on marketing and Internetsurveys. In recognition

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of her academic and professional achievement, Ryan was awarded a Fulbright grantfromthe U.S. DepartmentofStatefor spring semester2001 when she will teach business classesat Korea Universityin Seoul.

Dr. EdwardAdusei,associate professorofeconomics, participated in a Longwood Faculty Connectionsprogramlast yearand spentasemesterworking asgeneral managerfor foreignoperationswith DaraSalam Group, an international conglomerate in Ghana. Adusei has expertise in international

they understand how muchtheyknow and how much they can do-they build greaterself-confidence."Ofthe faculty and administration, she says,"Everyyearwe lookatwhatwe can improvefromtheyearbefore."

STUDENTS

Lastand bestare SOBEstudents-740 ofthemthisfall. Theyare, collectively, thebestand brightesttheschool hasever had.TheywearSOBEshirts. Theyattend executive-in-residence

"IT'S TRUST WE HAVE TO GAIN FIRST, AND THEN WE CAN DO BUSINESS. THAT IS WHAT BEST PREPARED ME FOR THE WORK I DO NOW."
- Blair Lockamy '00

economics, the European Union,theNorthAmerican FreeTrade Agreementand economicdevelopment.

Professorofbusiness Dr.WayneMcWeecame to Longwood in 1984. He says," Probablythe mostsignificantchange in the Business School has been the upgrade in the qualityofthe faculty. Now,over90percenthavetheirdoctoratedegrees.

"And one ofthe mostfundamental things, thegreatestthing I've seen, isthe qualityof placementsthatourgraduatesget when they leave here- Fortune 500companies, Big Five or Big Eight accounting firms.Andthereason isthatour alumni are outthere, and they have created atremendous reputation."

' ' Looking tothe future, he says, "Nowthe greatestchallengefor us, probably, is staying abreastofchanges in business, keeping upwithwhatbusiness is doing. Dotcom companies. E-commerce. Eighteenyearsagotherewas notonecomputer here, and nowstudentscontact me 24hours adayandfromall overtheworld. Thewallsofeducation, standard timelinesfor classesmaydisappear.That'swherewe'vegottogo. Butthe single mostimportantfactorforthefutureofthis school of business issupport by its alumni."

Alotoftheexcitement in the SchoolofBusiness comesfrom faculty like SallyGilfillan, associate professorofaccounting, especiallywhenshe'sjustbackfrom aweekatthe Purdue School ofTechnologyand reportsthat"thetechnologyin our classrooms is equaltoorbetterthanwhat sawin theirs; our computerlabsaretheequaloftheirs." ButGilfillan reserves mostof her excitementforhowthe changes and improvements she's seen inthe school directly benefit students. With their masteryofstate-of-the-arttechnologyand their real-world internshipexperiences, "students have more ofan understanding ofhow muchthey are learning;

programs en massewherethey learn fromthelikesofJohn Adamsofthe MartinAgency, Donald RennieofRennie Petroleum Corporation, BobbyUkropof Ukrop's SuperMarkets, and PeytonAnderson of SciQuest.com howtothinkthemselves outofthe box and into success in business. Theysee themselves as "the flagship of Longwood."

Fifteenofthese students have beentappedbythe Deanto serveon the Dean's StudentAdvisoryBoard. They pass along the students'viewson what isgood and whatcould bebetter in the SOBE.They're bright, articulate, driven, and they mean business.

Dorian Watson, a senior majoring in management, is a good example. In addition to being on the advisory board, she is vice president of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and president ofAlpha Psi Omega, a servicefraternityaffiliated with the School of Business. She knows why she is here, why she's a business majorand where she's going: "I wanttoown my own business. I think I can use my skills best thatway. I like to take control. I became a business student to fulfill that goal." She also knowswhy the School of Business is good and keepsgetting better: "One of many things is the care and detail that go into hiring faculty. Dr. Farmer is very picky about who he hires to come here and teach in the Business School."

David Heider, acomputer information managementsystems (CIMS) major, isvice president ofthe student board and he likesthe camaraderie within SOBE: "It's importantto have professorswilling to work one-on-one. The school isthe perfectsizeforthis-large enough, butalso small enough thatwehavecontactwiththe professors andotherstudents on a daily basis. There's asenseof building ateam." David came backtoschooltogetthe CIMSdegree. He swaps evaluations of professorswith his daughterCoral, a sophomore majoring in marketing.

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Foraccounting major Lori Meyers, business is in herblood. "I am abusinessmajorsothatI can more efficientlyrun a businessthat's been in my family forthree generationsSouth Boston Memorials. I worked there since I was 15. Mygreat-grandfatherstarted the business in Danville; Grandfather moved ittoSouth Boston, andthenmyfather took itover. My older brother Brad and I will run itoneday."

The onlyjunioronthe board, John Wiggins, saysthatas a freshman, "I didn't knowwhat I wantedtostudy. I tooka business class myfirst semester here, and I noticed something differentaboutthatclass, that professorandthose students. I couldn't put myfingeron it, butthe atmosphere in the business schooldistinguished thatclassfromeveryotherclassthatItook. ThenextsemesterI enrolled in morebusinessclassesand declaredeconomicsas mymajor." He'sverybusychairing the GreekJudicial Board andAcademicAffairs Committee and participating in StudentGovernment, Student Educatorsfor ActiveLeadershipand Phi KappaTau fraternityaswell as being aResidentTechnologyAssistantthissemester. Nextyear hewill spend one semesterattheEcoleCommercialein St. Nazaire, France, aspartofa business school exchangethat, overthe pastfouryears, has allowed 11 French studentstospend aspringsemesterstudyingatLongwood.

Butserving onthe board remains a priorityforJohn: "The advisoryboard supports, encourages, and exemplifiesthe SchoolofBusinessand Economics, andwerecognizethe studentswhodowell."

Theboard coordinates aSeniorBanquetwhereoutstanding students and facultyarerecognizedeachspring.Thanksgiving and Christmascommunityserviceprojectsforthe needyalso areontheiragenda.

Aswith all SOBEmajors,each ofthesestudents is building his orherown web portfolio-an electronic resumeto impress future possible employers. Theyeach have at least one internship experiencewhilethey are at Longwood.

StudentAdvisoryBoard president Rob Haveytalks about last summer's internshipwith an enthusiasm usuallyreservedfor trips to Disney World. He worked forThe SedonaGroup, an executive search firm in RichmondheadedbyCorporate Advisory Board member Gary MacDonald. Rob worked in recruitingandstaffing, putting togetherpresentations. He says his technical expertise was "leaps and bounds"ahead ofsome ofthe staffers. MacDonald paid him the ultimate compliment: "Wehopehecomestoworkforus."

For now Rob, whowasalso presidentofthe Student GovernmentAssociationandtreasurerofthe honorsociety Mortar Board, iswell occupied with his senioryearin management. Ofthe Dean's Board he says, "This board allows usto bethefacesthat are seen asthe School of Business." Heconsidersthis agoodplaceto be:"Dean Farmerneverlets anything go unless it istop notch, firstclass. I knowwe're not going to go second rate."

Andthe alums. Ninety-sixpercentof graduates havejobsor entergraduate school immediatelyfollowing graduation. Some ofthem come backandrecruitfortheircompanies. Almost all ofthem saytheyare proud oftheiraccomplishments atLongwood.

BlairLockamygraduated in May2000, tookone month restand relaxation and then reportedtoworkat lnternos Corporationadotcom in Sterling, Virginia. Inside sales and web page developmentare his specialties now.At Longwood, Blairwas on the Dean's StudentAdvisory Board forfouryearsandwas recognized in May2000 asthe Outstanding Senior in the School of Business. He alsoactedin mainstagetheatreproductions (his lastwas Big River), sang with the Camerata Singers, was presidentofAlpha Phi Alphafraternity, and was asenioradvisor in ProjectSuccess, a StudentAffairs programthat helps sophomores plan theircollegecareers andtheirfuture.

According to Blair, "The bestthing I wastaught in the School of Business isthat business requiresestablishing relationships, gaining respect. It'strustwehavetogain first, andthen we can do business. That iswhatbestprepared me forthework I do now."

THAT'STHESTATEOF SOBE. WHAT'SNEXT?

For Dean Farmer, Wright State isthe logical nextstep. Hesays, "The Raj Soin College of Business, with 2500 students, is a largeAACSB-accredited urban college with multiple business programsin placeto servetheregionand the stateofOhio. Withsixdegree-grantingdepartments, the college has tremendousinfrastructure and staff in place." He is proudto leave Longwood'sSchoolofBusiness"with asound internship programand anexcellentfacultywho arededicatedtostudents' learning while advancing theirownresearchand publishing." He leaves as aguide"aclearvision,missionandvaluesystem." Allowing asmall sigh, headds, "This place is a partof me�

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VISION, MISSION & VALUES

At graduation last May, I'm walking around talking to students. A parent says "Dean Farmer- my son graduated today from the Business School. Ijust want you to know why he came here fouryears ago."

I said I'd like to know that.

He said, "We visited four business schools to decide where my son would go. I went to the dean of each ofthe schools and asked what was the vision and mission oftheir school. And you were the only one that could tell me what the vision and mission were. So I sentmyson here. I knew that ifthe dean knew the mission and the vision, the school must be headed in the right direction."

VISION To bethe best undergraduate businessschool in Virginia

MISSION To prepare effective'and successful business leaders capableof making sound contributions withinthe global marketplace

VALUES

* commitmentto innovation

* quality built intoall ourprocesses

* continuous improvement in all we do

* ethical decision making an intrinsic partofthe learning process

* teamwork and respect tor each other

* lifelong learning and growthtorfaculty, staff, and students

* global focus

* commitmentto the liberal artstorasound education

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It's one thing to dream of being a famous actor, but it's another thing entirely to move to Los Angeles and pursue that dream. Having recently appeared on television hits JAG and ER, Ransford Doherty '97 is a few steps away from reaching his lifelong goal.

PamArkin,Associate ProfessorofTheatreatLongwood, said, "RansfordwastalentedandhungryenoughtomovetoLAtogo getit!"Thosewhoknewhimoncampusrealized hewasgoingto besuccessful.

Ransford'sgenuine kindness paidoffat Rossi'sworkshop. He introduced himself, during abreak,to Melanie Sharp,whowas introducedtotheclassfive minutes laterasamanager. Theybeganworkingtogether, and Melanie encouraged Ransford totakeStevenSnyder's acting seminar, which resulted in his firston-cameraexperience. Hisworkat Enterprisewasalso beneficialallowing himtomeetmanyactorswhowouldcome in torentcars, including, CubaGoodingJr.,Theresa Randle, and Minnie Driver. Notbeingshy, hewouldaskforadviceon howto "makeit"in LA. Hesaidtheyalltold himthesamethingyou need topersevere, have faith, and never give up. AfterayearandahalfatEnterprise, he leftthecompanyto allowtimeforauditionsduring the days. He tookajob working the midnight shiftatatempservicetohelpmakeends meet. Atthispoint, heboughtacar, and "ironically enough," Ransford saidwith alaugh, "the nextdaymy bike wasstolen."

Sharp helped Ransford sign withtheagency HerbCannon and Associates,and hisprofessionalactingcareerbeganwithan appearanceon anAT&Tcommercial inJanuary2000. Hethen hadguestroleson primetime hitsJAGandER.While rehearsing

"Longwood gave me a chance to take risks and molded me into the person I am."
- Ransford Doherty '97

When Ransfordwalksintoa room, people notice. Hissmooth, silkybald head, strong cheekbones, slenderyet muscular build, anddynamicsmileareasighttobehold. However, Ransford's personalityis hismostcharmingquality. Quicktooffer ahello and alwaysendingconversations and letterswith GodBless, love,and/orpeace, hemakes people feel good. His energyandenthusiasm arecontagious, and hetreatsothers with sincerity.

Arkin recallsascenefrom the play Lizardinwhich Ransford, playing the roleofWillieTyson, was talking with Lizard, played by Robbie Winston '99. Lizard, so nicknamed becauseof his physical deformities, askedWillieaboutasculpture. 11wastitled, ThatWhichMightHaveBeen,and itsymbolizedthe unfulfilled maturityofthefourgirls killedinthe 1963baptistchurch explosionin Birmingham, Alabama.Thetwosatdownandtalked aboutprejudice,andArkincalledit"themosttruthful,honest momentI'veseenonJarman stage."

In his pursuitforsuccess in L.A., Ransford has been relentless. Hearrived in May 1998with$1500andtheclothes on hisback. He had nojob, no vehicle, and no clue whatlayahead. Buthe didhavethedeterminationtosucceed.Aweekafterarriving, Dohertytookajobwith Enterprisecarrentaland boughtabike. Healsobegantakingactingclasses. He recentlystated, ''TheLongwoodtheatredepartmentgave methe foundation from which togrow and helped medevelopasaperson." However, hefeltthe needformore intensivetraining intelevision and film. HefirsttookanArtEvansactingworkshopandthen acourse from Leo Rossi. Hewasworkingfrom 7:30 a.m. to6:00 p.m. atEnterprise,andthenwouldgotoactingclassfrom 7 p.m.to 11 p.m. Hismodeoftransportationtoeachoftheseactivities was hisbike.

offthesetfortheirfightsceneon ER, Ransford and his partner weretold, "There is nofighting here!"Thetwomen laughedand feltconfidentthattheiractingwasrealistic.Arkindescribedthe scenewiththesewords, "When sawhim on ER, I beamed like Iwaswatchingoneofmykidsorgrandchildren doing somethingbecausehehadworkedsohardtogetthere!"

Dohertyhasalsoappearedon TheHuntress,MTVUndressed, and in the play2 G's, and he has recentlysignedwiththe agencyEllisTalentGroup. Hecompletedan ESPN promo, whichpittedtheUVAand VirginiaTech mascotsagainstone anotherleading uptotheirNovemberfootball match-up. His next role isasco-starintheindependentfilm, WhatMattersMost, screenplaywritten byJamesCusumano. The filmwill be set in Vega,Texas, anddepictsthestrength oflove. Healso recently receiveda callbackforthe lead role in John Singleton'snextfilm.

Ransfordcredits hisfaithforhelpinghim"survive" L.A. life. Hestatedthatwhen peopleseeLongwoodCollege in Farmville, Virginia, on his resume, itmakesagreatconversation piece. Theyassociatehissmalltownexperiencewith beingwholesome anddown-to-earth. "Longwoodgavemeachancetotakerisks and molded me intotheperson I am," Dohertysaid.Though fromNorthern Virginia, hewasnarvewhengoingoutto LA , the land oflightsandglitter. However, the social skillshe learned atLongwoodhavehelped him connectwiththe right people, provingthatitpaystobefriendly, dynamic, andtalented.Ashis formerLongwood professorPamArkinstated, "Ittakes raw couragetogo into auditionafterauditionjusttogetthe chance." Ransfordsumsup hisexperienceswithaquotationfrom Helen Keller, "Whenonedoorcloses, anotheropens, butoften, we look solong atthecloseddoorthatwedo notseetheonewhich has openedfor us." "God hasopeneddoorsfor me," headded. Ransfordstillworksthe midnightshiftforthetempserviceand auditionsduringthedays. Heregularlyattendschurchandfinds timeon occasion tovisitsomeofL.A.'sjazzclubs. Hisdream is aliveandwell,onlyonebigbreakawayfromthebigtime/

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Buthedid havethedeterminationtosucceed.

Alumni Profile In his pursuitfor success in L.A., Ransford Doherty '97 has been relentless. Hearrivedin May 1998with $1500andtheclothesonhisback. Hehad nojob, novehicle, and nocluewhat layahead.

ANNE KELLY BOWMAN CHALLENGES you

ANNEKELLYSTUDIEDHOMEECONOMICSAT

THESTATETEACHERSCOLLEGEINFARMVILLE

INTHEI93os.Herparentshadsavedenoughmoneyfor herfirsttwoyears.Afterthatshehelpedpayherwaywith ajoboncampus.ReflectingonherdaysatLongwoodshe says,"Ienjoyedworkingwiththeprofessors.Wedidn'thave alotofmoneythen.Nobodydid.Butthepeopleinthe townweresonicetothestudents.Thechurcheswereso openandgoodtous."

Shealsogota"littlebitofhelp"fromherAuntAlice. AliceE.CarterwasgraduatedfromtheStateFemaleNormal SchoolinFarmvillein 1905, joinedtheeducationfacultyin 1920, andtaughtherefor33yearsAuntAlice,accordingto AnneKellyBowman,"dedicatedher life toLongwood."

Mrs.Bowman'sgraduationwasover 60 yearsago. Shebecameateacher,raisedafamily,andhasnowretired onthefamilyfarminStaunton.

Tochisday,shesays,"Youdon'tforgetLongwood."

Andshehasn't.In 1989 sheestablishedtheAliceE.Carter Scholarship,awardedannuallytoanundergraduateor graduatestudentatLongwoodwhoisplanningtoteach. Inadditiontochisandothercontributions,Mrs.Bowman hasservedasnationalchairoftheLongwoodAnnual FundCampaign.

NOWFORTHECHALLENGE.

Mrs.Bowmanwillmatchdollar-for-dollarallnewand increasedgifts (that's whateverisoverandabovelastyear'sgift) totheLongwoodFundorParents'Fund.Therefore,when asupporterwhocontributed $50 totheLongwoodFundin 1999-2000 gives $100 in 2000-2001, theBowmanChallenge makesthetotalgift $150.

FranklinGrant, DirectorofPlannedandMajor Gifts, callsMrs.BowmanoneofLongwood's"trueblue"alums. Hesays,"Herleadershipisimportant.IfAnneKelly Bowman'snameisonthechallenge,peopleknowit's worthsupporting."

Andafter 60 yearsofsupportingLongwood,Mrs.Bowman believesthecollegeisheadedintherightdirection:"Itcan't helpbutbeheadedintherightdirectionwiththestudent bodyandthepeoplewhoworkthere.Ir'sagoodcommunity Therearegoodrelationshipswiththewholecommunity Ihavemightygoodfriendshere[inStaunton]whoare Longwoodpeopletoo.Weliketokeepthingsgoing."

Keepthingsgoing.Meetthechallenge.

MEET THE CHALLENGE

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BOWMAN CHALLENGE DURING THE FOLLOWINGWEEKS:FEBRUARY26-APRIL 8
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A New Logo for the Longwood Lancers

LongwoodCollegeDirectorofAthleticsDonLemish unveiledanewathleticslogofortheCollegeOctober7in frontofanOktoberfestaudienceontheLankfordMall.The newlogo(picturedabove)replacesanoldlogothathasbeen usedsince1982.

Thenewlogofeaturesamedievalfigureonhorsebackwitha raisedjoustingpole.Thelogoisdesignedinasemi-circle withtheboldscriptedword"Lancers"incorporatedintothe figureandhorse.Theiconrepresentscompetitionand presentsanimageofforwardmovement,accordingto Lemish.Thenewlogowasdesignedanddrawnbya professionalsportslogoartistinOklahomacommissionedby theathleticdepartment.

"Ninedifferentvariationswerefirstpresentedtous,"said Lemish."Wetookthebestofeachofthethingsweliked andhadthemincorporatedintothefinaldesign.Itwas importantthatthefinallogorepresentthequalityand progressivenessoftheinstitutionandathletics.Itneededto havestrengthandmovementwhilebeingsomewhat simplistic.Veryimportantly,ithadtohavemarketabilityas anidentifierofLongwoodCollegeintercollegiatesports."

Althoughthenewlogowillbeusedwithvariousoptions, Lemishpointedoutchatthelogoisaregisteredtrademarkof LongwoodCollegeathleticsandcannotbereproduced withoutpermission

"Itsuseonapparelandmerchandisewillbelicensedbythe College,"explainedLemish.

Approvedusesofthelogoincludesubstitutionofasport nameinplaceof"LongwoodCollege"underthe"Lancers" script.Also,thelogomaybeprintedinone-colorblueor black;blue,silver,andbrown;orinfour-colorprocess.

"Withtheunveiling,wephased-outuseofocherathletic logosonuniformsandwarm-ups,"addedLemish. "Oldlogoswereretiredimmediatelyandallnewlyprinted materialsdisplayonlythenewtrademarkedlogo."

Theprojectbeganlastyearaspartofanoverallre-design oftheLongwoodCollegeimage.AccordingtoLemish, "WefirstengagedinthisprojectastheCollegewascreating anewidentityprogramfortheCollege.Thedesignfirm workingwiththeCollegein1999suggestedthatweseek assistancefromsomeonespecializinginathleticmascotsand logos.WiththeapprovalofPresidentCormierandour publicrelationsoffice,weengagedtheOklahomacompany toworkwithus."

"Ithinkthefinalproductspeaksforitselfandwillbea positivesymbolinthemarketingofLongwoodCollege athletics./

GREGPROUTY

SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR PRESIDENT PATRICIA P. CORMIERAND DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS DoN LEMISH UNVEILA NEWATHLETICS LOGO FOR THE COLLEGE OCTOBER7 IN FRONT OF AN OKTOBERFESTAUDIENCE. 21

Lucrative HalftimeContests

FeaturedatLongwood AthleticEvents

During 2000-01, luckycontestantscan winprizes-rangingfrom $1,000 to $10,000 - inhalftimecontestsat specifiedhomeathleticevents.

"Thesespeciallucrativecontests aremadepossiblebyanNCAA CHOICESgrantandcommercial sponsors,"explainedDonLemish, LongwoodCollegeDirectorof Athletics."TheNCAACHOICES granthelpsusemphasizealcohol awarenesswiththeentirecampus community."

The"DizzyShot"CHOICES contestwilltakeplaceathalftimeof homegamesforfieldhockey,soccer, basketball,andlacrosse.Thiscontest willfeatureacontestantspinning aroundabaseballbat 10 timesbefore attemptingashot-allwithin 25 seconds-foraprizeof $1,000. Infieldhockey,theshotwillbe attemptedfrom 25 yardsout; insoccer,theshotisattemptedfrom 27 yardsouttowardasix-footgoal; inbasketball,theshotwillbeathreepointattempt;andinlacrosse,theshot willbeattemptedfrom 25 yardsout. Allhomebasketballgameswill alsofeaturea"PickYourSpotShot Contest"worth $4,000 forapair ofmadeshots.

LongwoodAnnounces NewBasketballTicket AdmissionPolicy

LongwoodCollegeDirectorofAthletics DonLemishhasannouncedthata ticket/admissionpolicyhasbeen re-institutedforallbasketballgamesat theCollegebeginningthisseason. Singlesessionadultgeneralpublic tickets(men'sandwomen's doubleheaderscountasasinglesession) willbe $5; singlesessionschool-age generalpublicticketswillbe $3; adult generalpublicseasonpasswillbe $45; school-agegeneralpublicseasonpass willbe $25.

"Ourathleticsstrategicplancalls forLongwoodCollegetomoveupro NCAADivisionIoverthenextfew years,"explainedLemish."Thisnew ticketpolicyisdesignedtobegin generatinggaterevenuefortheathletic department-revenuewhichwillbe neededtosupportourathleticprogram aswemovetothenextlevelsinceno statefundscanbeusedtosupport intercollegiateathletics."

Seasonpassescanbepurchasedat theofficeoftheathleticbusiness manager,LancerHall126,orphone 804.395.2429. Singlesessionticketswill beavailableatthePineStreetentrance \roLancerHallone-hourpriortogame tip-off.

TheschedulesforLongwood Basketball,alongwithinformationfor allLancersportsteams,canbefoundon theLongwoodAthleticsWebsite: http://www.lwcedu/administrative/ athletics/athhom.htm.

Women'sTennis Claims2000CVAC TournamentTide, NCAABerth

Longwoodenjoyedarecord-setting seasoninwomen'stennisduring 19992000. TheLancers,coachedbythirdyearheadcoachDaveWolden, establishedanewschool-recordfor seasonwins (24-3) whilewinningthe College'sfirst-everCVACTournament Championshipinanysport.The LancersadvancedtotheNCAAEast RegionalChampionshipandearnedits highestregionalrankingeveratNo6 intheEast.Additionally,Woldenwas namedtheregion's"CoachoftheYear."

Women'sLacrosse FinishesAs2000ECAC Runners-Up

Longwoodadvancedtoitsfirst-ever post-seasonEasternCollegeAthletic Conference(ECAC)Championship contestbeforefalling 14-7 toGannon (PA)rofinishasECACRunners-Up. TheLancers (10-6-1), coachedbyJanet Grubbs,wonsixstraightmatchesprior totheECACtidetilt,andnineof IO contestsoverallpriortothechampionship.

22 AdultGeneralPublicSeasonPass...........................................................$45 AdultGeneralPublicSingleSessionTicket (IncludesDoubleheaders)........$5 LongwoodFaculty/Staff&School-AgeSeasonPass...............................$25 LongwoodFaculty/Staff&School-AgeSingleSessionTicket...................$3 LongwoodStudents............................................................FREEwithID LANCERSONTHEWEB
2000-0I LONGWOOD BASKETBALL TICKET & ADMISSION POLICY
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MENS BASKETBALL STANDOUTSJASON PRYORAND COLIN DUCHARMEWITH COACH MIKE LEEDER (KNEELING)

BochtheLon�oodwomen'sfield hockeyteamandthemen'ssoccerteam endedtheirseasonswithdivision championships.

Thewomen'sfieldhockeyteam (15-5)defeatedhostEastStroudsburg (PA)5-4insudden-deathovertimeto winthe2000EasternCollegeAthletic Conference(ECAC)DivisionIIField HockeyChampionship.TheLancers wereledbyseniorHeatherKinstler (TallwoodHS)whoscoredfourgoals andwasnamedTournamentMVP.LC (15-5)firstdefeatedAssumption(MA) 3-1inthesemifinalofthetournament.

Longwoodwentaheadearlywhen Kinstlerscoredthefirstofherthreegoals ontheday.Shewasassistedbyfreshman ErinSixsmith(WestPotomacHS)onthe goal.ESUansweredwithagoalbutLC struckquicklytotaketheleadbackat2-1 onKinsder'ssecondgoal.EmilyProthero (PrincessAnneHS)madetheassist.Afrer asecondEastStroudsburggoal,junior BrianneBaylor(FrankW.CoxHS) assistedCherylAndrukonis(WT. WoodsonHS),whowent25yardsdown thefield,one-on-one,andfinishedwith theLancersthirdgoalofthehalfLC wentintothebreakwitha3-2advantage.

ESUscoredfirstinthesecond-half totiethegamebackupat3-3andthe scoreremainedtieduntilBaylor recordedhersecondassistoftheday, thistimesettingupSixsmithonagoal withundereightminutesremaining. ButEastStroudsburgscoredagaintotie thematchat4-4throughregulation. Thatsetthestageinovertimefor Kintsler,who'sgame-winninggoalcame offanassistfromhersister,junior StephanieKinstler(TallwoodHS).

JuniorStephaniePotter(North Kingston,[RI]HS)playedtheentire 75:36minutesandmade18savesagainst 36shotsinthefinal.

Baylorledtheteaminscoringfor theseasonwith14goalsandnineassists for37points.Andrukoniswassecond

Fall Teams Enjoy Championship Season

with12goalsandnassistsfor35points. NextwasKinstler(ng,3a)with25 points,followedbyJulieWinslow(West Falmouth[MAJHS)(7g)with14 points.Potterplayed1,308minutes, allowing37goals(1.98gaa)with179 savesfora.828savepercentage.

madeitsfirstPKbeforeLancerjunior keeperJohnKennedy(NorfolkCatholic HS)stoppedrhesecondPfeifferattempt -settingrhestage-asLCjuniorStew GregoryIII(ManchesterWest[NH] HS)madehisattempttogivethe Lancersa6-5edgeandtheconference

Both the Longwood women's field hockey team and the men's soccer team ended their seasons with division championships.

ThetwowinsintheECAC ChampionshipgaveLongwooda15-5 record,whichmarkstheprogram'sbest wintotalandoverallrecordsinceit begancompetinginNCAADivisionII.

Nottobeoutdone,themen's soccerteamwonanunbelievablefourovertime,double-suddendeathshootout withPfeifferCollegetoclaimthe CVACMen'sSoccerChampionshipin Wilson,NorthCarolina.

AgainstPfeiffer,theNo.5seed LancersandNo.3seedFalconsbarded for3=50duringrhelongestCVAC Championshipmatchinhistorybefore LCtookrhetidewitha6-5edgein penaltykicks.Thetwoteamsplayedthe 90minutesofregulationandweretied 1-1asjuniorStevenCollett(Western BranchHS)ralliedat35:39ofthe openinghalf,assistedbyclassmateJay Yount(C.D.HyltonHS).Throughfour 15-minuteextraperiods,thetwosquads werestillknottedat1-1,150minutes intothemarch.

Inrhefirstshootout,rhetwo schoolsmarchedeachotherat4-4 beforeextendingintothesecond, sudden-deathshootout.Eachteam

championship.Kennedyfinishedwith sixsaves-stoppingaPKinthefirst shootoutaswell.

"Itwasjustawell-playedgame," saidLancerheadcoachToddDyer. "We'vebeenoneofthosestubbornteams allyear.Ourresiliencyandfortitudehave madeustoughtobeat.Morethan anything,youwantitforyourplayers,so Iamveryhappyforchem."

Longwoodhadadvancedtothe tidematchwithanexciting1-0doubleovertimetriumphpastQueens(NC)in asemifinalcontestatBarton.

Kennedywasnamedrhe tournament's"MostValuablePlayer," whileteammatesCollett,Connelly, seniorCoreyMcConville(Brentsville HS),andsophomoreScottSpilman (OakHills[OH]HS)wereeachnamed totheAll-CVACTournamentTeam.

TheLancerscompletedthe2000 campaignwithafinalrecordof12-5-3 whilewinningtheirfirst-everCVAC Championship-alsotheschool'sfirst conferencerideinamen'ssport.�

PROUTY SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR FortheRecord:LongwoodCollegeScoreboard SPORT RECORD % POST-SEASON Baseball 28-18 .609 4th@CVACChampionship Men'sGolf TournamentPlay Only 7th@CVACChampionship Women'sGolf TournamentPlay Only 7th@NCAAChampionship Women'sLacrosse10-6-1 .618 ECACChampionshipRunners-Up Softball 34-23 .596 CVACChampionshipRunners-Up Men'sTennis 12-12 .500 CVACChampionshipQuarterfinalist Women'sTennis24-3 .889 NCAAEaseRegionalRunners-Up CVACChampions FieldHockey 15-5 .75o ECACChampions Men'sSoccer 12-5-3 .675 CVACChampions Women'sSoccer14-6-1 .690 CVACSemifinalists Overall 216-132-5 .611 23
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�LongwoodAlumShapesDecade

Z inAmericanEducation

BarbaraBanninKelleyisanelementaryphysicaleducationteacherinVineStreet SchoolinBangor,Maine.In1997,shebecamethefirstteachertochairthe NationalBoardforProfessionalTeachingStandards,succeedingfoundingchair GovernorJimHuntofNorthCarolina.ThisisherninthyearontheBoard, includingatwo-yeartermasvice-chair.In1999,TeacherMagazinenamedher oneofropeoplewhoshapedthedecadeinAmericaneducation.

Ms.KelleyreceivedaNationalEducatorAwardfromtheMilkenFamily Foundationin1998.SheisaformerMainePhysicalEducationTeacheroftheYear andpastMaineHighSchoolCoachoftheYear.ShehasservedasVice-President oftheMaineEducationAssociationandontheBoardofDirectorsoftheNational EducationAssociation.

ShegraduatedmagnacumlaudefromLongwoodCollegein1974and holdsaMastersofEducationfromtheUniversityofMaineandaMasters ofScienceinBusinessfromHussonCollegeinMaine.

StudentsinCurryRaise$1,644 forFACESFoodPantry

Awholelotofpenniesfroma Longwoodresidencehallhelped brightentheholidaysforneedy Farmville-arearesidents.

StudentsinCurryraised$1,644for theFACESFoodPantryofFarmville.The staffofresidentassistantscameupwiththe ideafortheproject,knownasPennymtr.r.

"EachRAcreatedajarfortheir floor,andweputchemonthefront deskwhenitwasstaffed,"saysSkip Begley,residenceeducationcoordinator forCurry."Pennieswerepositivepoints, withpointsassignedaccordingcotheir facevalue,andsilverchangeanddollar billswerenegativepoints,alsobasedon theirfacevalue.Eachstudentwas supposedtoputmoneyinthejarforhis orherfloor,whichpromotedthespirit ofcompetition.The6thfloorwon,with 9,140points."

TheideacamefromanRA, KellieJones,whohadtransferredfrom theCunninghams,whereasimilar fund-raiserlastspringraisedalittle morethan$600.Begleydecidedto donatechemoneytotheFoodPantry afreracampus-widee-mailfrom Dr.GeoffOrth,professorofGerman andvicepresidentofFACES, announcedchatananonymousdonor

hadofferedcomatchallcontributions ofupco$5,000beforeDecember25. Begleyhopeschiswillbecomean "annualtradition."

Thecombinedfundsofthe Longwooddonationandthematching gift,atotalof$3,288,willenablethe FoodPantrytobuy23,428poundsof foodfromtheCentralVirginia Foodbank.TheLongwoodcommunity isdeeplyinvolvedintheFACESFood Pantry,whichdistributesfoodto300 to400familiesperweek.

"FourorfiveLongwood organizationsregularlyhelponSaturday whenwedistributethefood,"Dr.Orth says."Twiceamonth,whenatruck fromthefoodbankmakesadelivery, studentshelpunloadit.Studentsalso haveshelvedcannedgoods,takenbags outtocarsofelderlycustomers,and cleaneduparoundthepantry;a Longwoodvolleyballtournamentlase yearraisedmoneyforFACES;andthe InterfraterniryCouncilandPanhellenic Councilrecentlycontributed400 poundsofcannedgoods,whichthey raisedbyplacingcrashcansinGreek areas(ofresidencehalls).Student interesthadbeenscattered,butthisyear it'sbeenlikeatidalwave."

GroundBrokenfor RenovatedContinuing EducationCenter

GroundwasbrokenSeptember1forthe renovationofanewsiteforthe ContinuingEducationCenter(CEC) ofSouthernVirginia,ofwhich Longwoodisamajorpartner.

Theformertobaccowarehousein downtownSouthBostonwillincrease theCEC'ssizefrom5,000squarefeetat itscurrentlocationtomorethan30,000 squarefeet.TheCEChasoccupieda formerLowe'sstorejustoutsideof SouthBostonsince1989.Therenovated buildingisexpectedtobeoccupiedin thefallof2001.Tofundtheproject, HalifaxCounryresidentsapproveda $1.75millionbondreferendumin1998, andtheHalifaxEducationalFoundation raisedover$1.8millioninprivatefunds andalsoreceivedacommunityblock grantof$650,000.Totalcapitalcostsare estimatedatabout$4million.

Thethree-storywarehouse,called theExportLeafBuilding,willhousesix state-of-theartcomputerlabs,eight classrooms,onebiology/chemistrylab, andalibrary.Itwillbefullywiredfor technology,includingdistancelearning. Erectedaround1900,withofficesadded inthe1950s,thebuildingisvacantand inrecentyearshasbeenusedasa furnitureshowroom,forstorageby computerandfabricsfirms,andasthe officeofanelectricalcompany.

TheSouthernHigherEducation Consortium-chairedbyLongwood PresidentPatriciaCormierand comprisedofDanvilleCommunity College,Longwood,andSouthside VirginiaCommunityCollegecoordinatesdegreeandnon-degree programs,aswellasworkforcetraining opportunitiesattheCenter.Coursesare offeredbytheConsortiumandby OldDominionUniversity,Virginia CommonwealthUniversity-Medical CollegeofVirginia,theUniversityof Virginia,andVirginiaTech.TheCEC hadmorethan6,200enrollments lastyear.

ChiTurns 100

Alumni,representingninedecades, returnedcocampusOktoberfest weekend,October 6 &7,coobserveche roochanniversaryofChi.Foundedon October15,1900,Chipromotesand maintainschespiritofLongwood. Throughoutchepastcentury,Chihas hadacontinuingpresenceat Longwood.Themembershave changedeachyearandchewayscheorganizationhasmetche needsofchestudentsasthestudentbodyandsocietyhave changedBuecheunderlyingpurposeofChicopromoteand maintainchespiritofLongwoodhasremainedthesame.

Onehundredalumni,representing41classyears, participatedinanAlumniChiWalkonLancasterMall. Over400hundredstudentsattendedchewalk.Acthe conclusionofthewalk,eachalumniChimembergavetheir Chibibscoacurr�ntstudentcosymbolizechatChiis withineachperson.

Eighty-threeattendedtheChiAnniversaryLuncheon onSaturday.VirginiaGravesKrebs,Classof1927,wasthe representativefromcheearliestclass

Duringtheluncheon,LindoGharib,'95,presentedto Dr.CormierthefirstinstallmentcowardcheChiProject, theorganization'sanniversarygiftcocheCollege.Theproject willbeaspecialarchitecturalfeatureonBrockCommons Gharibalsoannouncedcheorganization'splancosponsor symposiumsduringchecurrentacademicyearforche studentbody.Thesesymposiumswillfeatureoutstanding memberswhohaveexcelledintheirchosencareers

CookieHowell,'72,presentedthehistoryofChiand WhitneyLight,'98,readaletterfromthecurrentmembers Sincetheearly197o's,Chi'ssymbolhasbeenastylized Rotundawithfourcolumns.Thefirstcolumnrepresents LOYALTY-loyaltycoLongwood-thestudentbodyandtheorganization.Thesecondcolumnrepresents CHARACTER-"Themeasureofman'scharacteriswhat hewoulddoifheneverbefoundout."Thethirdcolumnis symbolicofRESPECT-themostessentialpareofChi.

Chi is not the individuals chosenbut rather a spirit that can be found in the hearts and minds ofthose who seek its real purpose.

ThefourthcolumnstandsforCHALLENGE-for"nothing isimpossibletothewillingheart."Thehorizontalbar representsRESPONSIBILITY.ThetrianglerepresentsChi's purpose-copromoteandmaintainaspiritofcooperation amongstudentsineveryphaseofcollegelife.ItisChi'saim cofosterrespectforLongwoodandloyaltytoitsacademic programsandextra-curricularactivities.Thelaseandmost importantpareofthesymbolisthedome,whichsymbolizes thetieschatbindeachofustogethertorepresentone-che studentbody.

Chiisnottheindividualschosen-butratheraspirit thatcanbefoundintheheartsandmindsofchosewhoseek itsrealpurpose/

CHI WALKS PASTAND PRESENT- ONE HUNDRED ALUMNI, REPRESENTING 41 CLASS YEARS, PARTICIPATED IN ANALUMNI CHIWALK IN OCTOBER. OVER400 HUNDRED STUDENTS ATTENDED THE WALK.

LongwoodCollege Alzheimer'sWalk

Raises$3,700

Thisyear'sAlzheimer'sWalk,which involvesstudentorganizationsand individualstudents,raised $3,700 for theAlzheimer'sAssociation.

Theannual"MemoryWalk," coordinatedbyPhyllisMable,vice presidentforstudentaffairs,officially kicksoffOktoberfest.Participants,who includemembersofthecommunity, walkaboutamileoncampusthe ThursdayorFridaybeforeOktoberfest, thenaretreatedtoicecreamsundaes providedbyARAMARK.Thiswasthe fourthconsecutiveyearthatLongwood hassponsoredtheevent.

"Longwoodstudentswhojoined theAlzheimer'sWalkwereinspiredby thespiritof'go-giving,"'MsMable says."Theycaredenoughaboutcharity toinvesttheirtimeandmakereal contributionstoahumanitariancause. Theyarecitizen-leadersworkingforthe commongoodofsociety."

Sprintandlocalnursinghomes wereespeciallygenerousinsupporting theAlzheimer'sWalk,Ms.Mablesays. Thesewalksarethelargestfund-raising eventforthedisease,whichisexpected toaffectnearly14millionAmericans bythemiddleofthiscentury.The Alzheimer'sAssociationprovidessupport andassistancetoAlzheimerfamiliesand caregiversandhasinvestedmorethan $82 millioninresearchsince 1980.

AlumnaReceives NationalAward

CharlaFaulknerCrews,Classof 1992 Master'sDegree,receivedtheMilken FamilyFoundationNationalEducator Award,whichrecognizesthetop teachersinthenation.Shewasoneof fourVirginiateacherstoberecognized in 2000.

Crewsisasecondgradeteacherat MeadvilleElementarySchoolinHalifax County.Aspartoftherecognition, Crewsreceiveda $25,000 awardata nationaleducationconferencein LosAngeles.

Make Plans To Attend Upcoming Alun1ni Events

TheLongwoodCollegeAlumniAssociationplansevents foralumni,representingallclassyears,tocomemeetothergraduatesof Longwoodandhaveagoodtime.It'sanopportunitytonetwork,see"old" friends,andreminisceaboutyouralmamater.Alumniareencouragedtobring theirnon-alumnifriendsaswell.

Severalalumni,friends,andguestshaveattendedrecentevents,includingan EasternShoreAlumniDinner,minorleaguebaseballgamesinNorfolk, Richmond,Salem,andWoodbridge,afinancialinvestingworkshopinFairfax, atriptoLasVegas,InglesideWineryTourinOakGrove,andaRichmond Renegadeshockeygame.

The complete 200I alumni eventcalendarcan beseen on theAlumniAssociation web siteatwww.lwc.edu (click on alumni). You mayregisterusingthe website, calling I.800.28I.4677 Extension 3, or e-mailinglcalumni@longwood.lwc.edu. Upcoming alumnieventsinclude

WashingtonCapitalshockeygameonMarch17

ReceptionattheVirginiaMuseumofFineArtsinRichmondonMarch 29 withDonLemish,athleticdirector,speakingaboutLongwood'sNCAADivisionI statusandDavidHarnage,executivevicepresidentforadministrationandFinance, talkingaboutLongwood'scurrentandfutureconstructionplans;

DinneratJillian'sRestaurantinNorfolkonApril5withDr.JimJordan, professorofanthropology,discussinghistriptoAfricawithsevenPrinceEdward CountyHighSchoolstudentsandtheresultingimpactonLongwood.

SpringWeekendwillbeheldSaturday,April7.Checkthealumniwebsite foracompleteschedule(www.lwc.edu,clickonalumni).

ALUMNI EVENT
LEFTTO RJGHT: CAREYROMANO '96, GWENARMSTRONG '97,AMYRILEY '97, ROBIN ADAMS '97, AND ELLEN MASTERS '97AT THE INTERNATIONALGOLD Cur RAcEs

Recent Alulllni Events A Hit

OriolesGame

Over 300 alumniandguests attended the Baltimore Orioles/NewYorkYankees game at CamdenYards on September 30, 2000. Reuniting by coincidence at the game were Emma McDaniel '64, Deborah Brown '79, and Dana Ripley '96. McDaniel taught Brown, who in turn educated Ripley in Charlottesville. President Cormier joined thetrio for this photo. TheAlumni Associationwill host two events at ballgames this summer at CamdenYards in Baltimore.

Oktoberfest

Approximately 400 alumni and guests returned to Longwood on October 7 for Oktoberfest 2000. Events during the day included an alumni breakfast, Biergarten, Chi's 100th anniversary celebration, live bands, kids' games, pony rides, and more. A plethora ofstudents competed in the annual paint battlebetween the Green/Whites and the Red/Whites. The contest held on Friday, October 6, on WheelerMallwaswon by the Green andWhite teamwhich traditionally is composed ofstudents graduating in an odd numberedyear. Oktoberfest200I willbeSaturday, October6. Thealumni website willhaveafallscheduleofeventspostedin August(www.lwc.edu, clickon alumni)

GoldCupRaces

TheAlumni Association sponsored a tent at the International Gold Cup Races in Northern Virginia on October 21, 2000. Over 50 alumni and guests attended the festivities. Pictured are bottom row, left to right: Craig Hollin '94, Bill Fiege '95, Dante' Ricci '92, Rich Stanley '96, andJennie Wools '95. Top row, left to right are: Susan Ricci '93, TonyWools '95, MichaelTalomie '95, HayesTalomie, Aimee Merrill '98, and Duwayne Gilbertson '95. TheAssociation willsponsor tentsthisyearattheFoxfieldRacesin Charlottesville on April28 andthe InternationalGoldCupRaces in Northern Virginia on October20.

AlumsTalkCareerswithStudents

The Career Center, with the assistance oftheAlumni Association, sponsored a Career Emphasis Series on campus October 23 through October 26, 2000. Over 30 Longwood alumni returned to Farmville to speakwith students on a variety ofcareer subjects. Jennifer Guill Steele '95, Shawn Smith '92, andAmy Rigney '97 spokethe first night to over 100 students on "The Formula for Career Success."

Ifyouareinterestedin beingapartofthe Career Center activities,pleasecontactthe Career Centerat 804.395.2063 oratlccareer@longwood.lwc.edu.

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For 17 years Christine and Cabell

Estes of South Hill, Virginia, had at least one daughter attending Longwood College. Some years they had four.

Now, granddaughter Crystal is here. One more year and she'll most likely be joined by her sisterAmy as this generation continues a

45cents an hour atthe Burlington Ribbon Mill. By 1956, thefamilyhad celebratedthebirthsofsix daughters. To support thisfamilytheyleftthefarmand bought an old boarding house, theSouth Hill Inn. Mrs. Estescaredforthefamily,cooked and cleaned atthe Inn, and worked assecretaryforherhusband's business moving houses and buildingrentalhomes. The Estes were blessed with two moredaughters.

Eightgirls, one closet, one bathroom, one telephone. They learnedto share andto respectone another. Theyfollowed theirfather's adviceto "do forone another."

Clotheswere handed down and handed down again. "Tell me about it," laughs Velva, the end ofthe line.

Shirleyremembers, "EveryChristmas,eachofusgotthevery same thing. Plus we'd get abagof nuts and a bag oforangesto share." Every Christmas Eve they acted out the Christmas story with the "youngest stuffed in the clothes basket as the baby Jesus." Each girl gota birthdaypartyforher 14th birthday. For Easter, each gotachocolate egg and her choice ofan

LONGWOOD LEGACY

Mary came first. She had tuition of$875 peryear, astate teacher's scholarship and $2 a week allowance from home.

Velvawasthelast.She had tuitionof$2,285 peryear, astate teacher's loan and $20 perweekfrom home, plus afour-timeshanded-downVolkswagen Beetle.

Between MaryandVelvacame Betty, Shirley, Sarah Jane, Marilyn, Sandraand Linda.

It'satributeto Longwoodthateachoftheseeightsisters graduated, wenton toteach in Virginia schools and continuesto teach in Virginiaschools; Mary hastaughtfor32years, Velvafor 21 It's atributeto Longwood that in 1996 Kim and Pam Goodwyn, Mary's identical twin daughters, were graduated from Longwood. Together, these 10 Longwood graduates represent 198yearsofteaching, ranging from kindergartento community college. It's also a tribute to Longwood that Crystal Nemeth, Sandra'sdaughter, isnowajunior in Longwood's booming SchoolofBusiness and Economics.

However, in thisfamilythere'splentyofpraisetogoaround. Andwhenchildren andgrandchildrenofChristine and Cabell Estesgettogether, thecreditforallthestudents'livestheyhave touched is paidtotwopeoplewho neverenrolled atLongwood, who neverattended college atall, butwho instilled in thisfamily the importanceofan education plusthe perseverance and ethics togetan education and then use itforthegoodofsomeoneelse.

Christine and Cabell Esteswere married on July20, 1941 Cabell helped his fatheron the farm and Christine made

Easterdress. Theypicked vegetablesfromtheirgrandmother's large garden, and iftheyshelled enoughpeasinthe station wagon on the ride home, and theywere good, theystopped forice cream at Dairy Hart. Now, they laugh aboutTony-brand permsthat their motheradministeredbeforeschool pictures eachyear. Linda laughs loudest, having been excused due tonaturallycurlyhair.

Everybodyworked. The girlstoo-atthe Ribbon Mill orat Leggett'sdepartmentstore. But no matterwhat hoursthey worked-"sometimes itwasarevolvingdoor here"their mother prepared foreach one three hot meals aday.

Each ofthe girls graduated from South Hill's ParkView High School, andnotonehadever heardtheword"if";itwasalways "when" you go to college. The women saythatthey "never had a choice."Theywere "told togoto Longwood."

Cabell Esteshadwantedtobe aveterinarian, butwith the Depression hewas needed on thefarm. Christine Elliott Estes remembersthat herdad "wanted to bea preacher, but he finished only the third grade. He couldn't send meto college." Sothe dream deferredwasinstilled inthenextgeneration.

Longwoodwasrelativelyclose and had astrongteacher education program. Teaching wasgood moneyforafemale in an economicallypoorcounty, andteaching allowed fornormalwork hours and time with family. Thatsettled it. Says Marilyn, "Dad called us'LongwoodLadies."'

Allofthe girlsweregoodstudents. Bettyadmits, "I lovedtoplay bridge; Shirleydidn'tapprove, soshe would come and check up on me."Theirparentsexpectedgoodgrades, butwhen Linda wasupsetovera C in one course,"Daddysaid, 'Lookyou can teachwitha C aswell asyou can anA;justdothe bestyou can."'

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Longwood grads and one grad-to-be surround Christine Estes, mother and grandmother.

From front left: Kimberly Goodwyn ('96), Crystal Nemeth ('02), Pamela Goodwyn ('96)

Middle row: Mary Estes Goodwyn ('68), Betty Estes Ballard ('70), Christine Estes, Shirley Estes Watts ('71).

Back row: Sarah Jane Estes Calhoun ('72), Marilyn Estes Wright ('75), Sandra Estes Nemeth ('77), Linda Estes Shelton ('78, MS '80) and Velva Kindley ('80, MS '81).

Their safetynetwas always in place. Thegirls knew iftheywere homesicktheycould call their mother collect, and "therewere a couple ofcollege professors Daddy has called."

Together, they rememberseveraldecades ofLongwood lore. Sixofthem had Dr. RosemarySpragueforEnglish-"Shewas wonderful."Several had Dr. Elliott in education. They remember Dr. Gusset!formath, Dr. Helms in history, and Dr. Mosswho enteredclass in Ruffnerthrough one ofthe windowsinstead

Oneofthesesons-in-lawcarrieson the house moving business-Kenneth Nemeth, Sandra's husband and Crystal'sfather, whograduated in 1978with adegree in biologyfrom Longwood.

Thisfamilyhas notgone unnoticed. In 1978the StateofVirginia honored Mrs. Estes asMeritMotherofthe YearforVirginia. ofthedoor.

Now, each ofthewomen bringstoteachingwhatshe learned from her motherand fatherandfrom yearsofsharing with seven siblings. Theysaytheyuse a lotofcommon sense toteach special children, to meeteach child's needs. SaysSarahJane, "No matterwhatchild, you can always findsomethinggood to bringout."

Discipline?TheyagreewithShirley: "We'reall strong disciplinarians. Daddy said, 'You breakthatfirstone andyou'll befine.'Motherlectured;Daddyspoke onetime-he disciplined withhisvoice. NooneatLongwoodevertaught us as he didto discipline achild. Achildknowsbythetoneofyourvoice."

The sistershavestayed close. Bettyand Shirley live closeto oneanotherandtalkevery morning from 5:30 to 6 a.m. Linda and Sandratalkfrom 6to 6:30 a.m. Family support sawthem throughthe illness anddeathofCabell Estesin 1995. Christine Estescontinuesthe giftof unconditional lovetotheireight daughters,eightsons-in-lawand21 grandchildren.

In 1980 Longwoodhonoredthe Estesatthe graduationoftheir youngestdaughter. Dr. HenryWillett, Jr., then Longwood president, presentedthemwith eight engravedJeffersoncups. ThefamilytreasuresaphotoofCabell Estestrying to shake Dr. Willett's hand and hold onto eightboxesofJeffersoncups.

Eight women. Someofwhomteach formerstudents'children; somenow hirepeoplewhomtheyhavetaught.Someofthem laughaboutthe appealoftheword-retirement. Buttheyall believe asBettysays, "God put us on this earth toteach."

Thesewomen smile throughtearsand rememberatimejust beforetheirfather'sdeathwhen he said, "Iwasproud ofthemas babies, but I'mevenmore proudofthem now." Longwood ladie�

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RECENTPUBLICATIONSBYLONGWOODFACULTY,STAFF,STUDENTS&.ALUMNI

BYWAYOFTHEFORKEDSTICK

byBillyC.Clark, _ LongwoodCollegeWriter-in-ResidenceandEditorofVirginiaWriting

Thisnovel,basedonClark'simpoverishedbutcolorfulchildhoodintheAppalachianregion ofeasternKentuckyinthe1930s,"vividlyconveysthedown-homespiritofalostwayoflife. Clarkshowshowayoungboyunawareofsupposedmisfortuneenjoyedlifethroughtheblessing ofimagination."Clark,whohaswrittenuocherbooks,isthefoundingeditorofthetwice-yearly journalVirginiaWriting,winnerof15nationalawards.PublishedbyUniversityofTennesseePress.

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Thisisaresourcebookforspeech-languagepathologistsworkingwithchildrenwithexpressive languagedisorders.Thebooktargetssyntacticskillsnecessaryforquestionformation. PublishedbyThinkingPublications.

V1cToRIANPUBLISHINGANDMRs.GASKELL'sWoRK

byDr.LindaK.HughesandDr.MichaelLund,ProfessorofEnglish

Thisisa"re-evaluationonissuespertainingtotheVictorianliterarymarketplace."

ElizabethGaskell(ISro-1865)wasarespectedwriterwhose"highstandinginVictoriansociety allowedhertoeffectchangeinconventionalideology."Dr.LundandDr.Hughes,ofTexas ChristianUniversity,co-wroteTheVictorianSerialandhavecollaboratedfor20years, andDr.LundistheauthorofReadingThackerayandAmerica'sContinuingStory:AnIntroduction toSerialFiction, z850-z900. PublishedbyUniversityPressofVirginia.

TEACHINGLEARNERSWITHMILDDISABILITIES:

INTEGRATINGRESEARCHANDPRACTICE(SECONDEDITION)

byDr.RuchLynMeese,AssociateProfessorofSpecialEducation

Thisrevisededition"linkstheoryandresearchwithactualclassroompractice,"Dr.Meesesays "Everychapterisrelatedtohypotheticalteachersandstudentsattheelementaryschoolleveland atthemiddleandhighschoollevel.Eachchapterwasupdatedcoincludecurrentresearchand practiceandh�a'WebWatch'boxconnectingthereadertorelatedinformationontheWeb." ShealsoistheauthorofTeachingStudentswithEmotionalandBehavioralDisorders. PublishedbyWadsworth/ThomsonLearning.

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Dr.GaryT.Nelson,AssociateProfessorofMathematicsEducation

Thisresourcebookforstudentsandteachersingrades6-12offersunitsonalgebraicconcepts andactivitiesinvolvingadevicecalledafour-panbalance.Theapparatus-fourpansandamain balancechatusesweightsconsistingofchipsandcanisters-providesa"uniquewaytomodel andexplore,attheconcretelevel,theconceptsandproceduresrelatedtowholenumbers, integers,equations,andinequalities."PublishedbytheCuisenaireCompanyofAmerica.

THEFICTIONALWORLDOFWILLIAMHOFFMAN

editedbyDr.WilliamL.Frank,ProfessorEmeritusofEnglish

ThisisthefirstcriticalassessmentofHoffman,authorof11novelsandfourshore-story collections.Dr.Frank,formerdeanoftheSchoolofLiberalArcsandSciences,isalongtime friendofHoffman,wholivesatCharlotteCourthouseandisapastwinnerofLongwood'sJohn DosPassosPrizeforLiterature.AmongthecontributorsareDr.MarthaCookandDr.Gordon VanNessoftheEnglishfaculty,andthebackcoverphotographwastakenbyDavidJarrett,a Longwoodstaffmember.PublishedbyUniversityofMissouriPress.

THECRIMINALJUSTICESYSTEM:ALTERNATIVEMEASURES

editedbyDr.JamesF.Hodgson,AssociateProfessorofSociology

Thiscollectionofarticles"focusesontheconceptofsocialjusticeversussocialcontrolandasks thequestion'Arethereocherwaystocontrolorreducecrimebeyondhiringmorepoliceofficers andbuildingmoreprisons?,"'saysDr.Hodgson.ContributorsincludeDr.WilliamBurger, Dr.LarryHladandDr.DeborahKelleyofthesociologyfaculty PublishedbyCanadianSchol.arsPress.

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Physical fitness has always been an essential part ofa Longwood education. Though the drill maychange, the goal remains the same - the development of mind, body, and spirit. Left: Morning PE at STC; Right: Management leadership course at Ft. Pickett, conducted by the Longwood ROTC unit and the School ofBusiness and Economics.

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Where WereYou inWWII?

Since I first asked the question, "where were you in WWII?," I have heard from 18 STC/Longwood alumnae. What began as a feature story has evolved into a series of articles which I hope you will find as interesting to read as I did to write. Meeting and talking with our alumnae about their experiences has been a pleasure and an honor. Our next issue of Longwoodwill feature a story about Patricia Stewart, Class of 1941, who served as a physical therapist in Europe and the U.S.

Special thanksto all ofour alumnaewho participated.

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