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THETREESONCAMPUS WEREJUSTBEGINNING TOPRESENT THEIR ANNUALFALLFASHIONSHOW aswewenttopressonthis,ourtentheditionof Longwood Magazine. Iamhappytoreportthatthenewacademicyear isofftoagreatstartwithourlargestfreshmanclassever(980) andthelargestenrollmentinthehistoryofyouralmamater (4300).Butwe'rejustnotgettingbigger,we'regettingbetter.

Thisissueincludesoursecondinstallmentofourthree-part seriesonexperientialorappliedlearning.Inapreviousissue, wevisitedtheCollegeofBusinessandEconomicsandlearned howfuturebusinessleadersarebeingpreparedforthereal worldthroughinternshipsandotherhands-onexperience. Inthisissue,wefocusontheCollegeofEducationand HumanServicestolearnhowLongwood'slonglegacyof teacherpreparationnotonlycontinues,butimproveswith age.Inface,wejustlearnedfromtheAmericanAssociation ofStateCollegesandUniversitiesthatLongwoodwasrecently honoredwiththeprestigiousChristaMcAuliffeAwardfor excellenceinteachereducation.Ourprogram,TheLiberal Studies/ElementaryEducationPartnership,wascitedfor innovationinteacherpreparationandforimproving StandardsofLearning(SOL)scoresinsouthcentralVirginia. ThePartnershipisanongoingcollaborationwiththeCollege ofEducationandHumanServices,theCollegeofArcsand Sciences,andthepartnershipschoolsinBuckingham, Charlotte,Cumberland,andPrinceEdwardcpunties. Longwoodwasoneofonlythreeinstitutionsintheentire countrytoreceivechisnationalaward.

AndrewMcClellanisagoodexampleofhowLongwood's teachersaremakingabigdifferenceinthelivesofothers. McClellan, '97,isonarwo-yearassignmentasanAerospace EducatoratthenewUdvar-HazyCenter,acompanionfaciliry oftheSmithsonianInstitution'sNationalAirandSpace Museum.It'sprobablysafetosaythatnoonehasaclassroom quitelikeMcClellan.Ashestatesinthisissue'sarticle, "Basically,I'mlecturingina$300millionclassroom. Weconsiderit'America'shangar."'

Ifyouhaven'tvisitedcampuslately,youwillcertainlybe impressedwiththeprogresswe'vemadeincapitalprojectsand campusbeautification.TheBrockCommonsextensionhas beencompletedandPineStreet,asyourememberit,isnow history.RuffnerHallisrightonscheduleforaGrandOpening onApril23,2005,andthedomepaintings,removedpriorto thefire,arebeinginstalledoverasix-weekperiod.Thenew domeincludesaskylightwhichhadbeencoveredfordecades intheoriginalRotunda,sotherestoredpaintingswillnow beaccentedbynaturalsunlightasintended.

Takeastrolldownmemorylanewithusanddon'tmissour coverstoryonthenamingofthreemajorcampusbuildings inhonorofthreeformerpresidents.LancerHallwasrenamed WillettHallinhonorofour21stpresident,Dr.HenryI.Willett Jr.;theuniversirylibrarywasnamedinhonorofour22nd president,Dr.JanetD.Greenwood;andourdininghallwas namedinhonorofour23rdpresident,Dr.WilliamF.Dorrill. ManyofyouattendedLongwoodunderoneofthesepresidents andsomeofyoumayhaveattendedduringrwopresidencies. Hopefully,noonewasenrolledforallthreeadministrations.

Speakingofpresidentialhonors,ourCenterforCitizenScholars hasnowbeennamedinhonorofPresidentPatriciaP.Cormier andFirstGentRaymondCormier.TheCormierCenterfor CitizenScholarsisdirectlylinkedtothecentralcoreof Longwood'smissionto"educatecitizenleadersforthecommon good."AstheflagshipscholarshipprogramatLongwood, TheCormierCenterforCitizenScholarswillrecognize academicpromisewithfour-yearscholarshipsvaluedatover $26,000.Thisyear,threenewCormier CitizenScholarsare enrolled-thefirstofmanytocome.

Allthatandmore-anNCAA DivisionIupdate,alumni news,events-awaitsyouberweenthecoversofthistenth editionof Longwood Magazine. Enjoy!

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FourLongwoodPresidentsphotographedrogecher onBrockCommonsfollowingthededicationceremonies ofSeptember9.Readcompletestory,p.2.

LongwoodUniversity'sthreemostrecentformerpresidents werehonoredSeptember9withthreemajorbuildings oncampusnamedintheirhonor. THE CORMIER

CENTERFOR CITIZENSCHOLARS

Longwood'ssignaturescholarshipprogramwithintheexisting HonorsProgramisnamedinhonorofPatriciaandRaymondCormier.

ON THE COVER FEATURES l PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE 2 6 CELEBRATINGLEADERSHIP
8 MEETTHEFIRSTCORMIERSCHOLARS 9 DREAMSTAKESHAPE Realworldexperiencesandservicearecentraltothemission ofLongwood'sCollegeofEducationandHumanServices. 18 50YEARSOFNCATEACCREDITATION 20 ANDREWMcCLELLAN'97SERVESSMITHSONIANASAEROSPACEEDUCATOR 24 ROTUNDAUPDATE ATHLETICS 30 LoNGwooo'sTRANSITIONTODIVISIONIENTERSSECONDYEAR ONCAMPUS 33 LONGWOODNEWS&ALUMNIEVENTS INPRINT 42 RECENTPUBLICATIONSbyLongwoodFaculty,Scaff, Students&Alumni ALUMNAOFNOTE 43 MARCELADELMARSUAZO'98(M.S.) TheMinisteroftheNationalInstituteforWomen'sAffairsofHonduras spokeduringLongwood'sconvocationonSeptember9 forthe 166thopeningoftheUniversity. ispublishedrwiceayearforthealumniandfriendsofLongwoodUniversity bytheLongwoodUniversityFoundation,Inc. All materials©LongwoodUniversity. All rightsreserved.Reproductioninpareorfullisscricclyprohibited. Comments,letters,orcontributionscanbesenttotheOfficeofPublicRelations, LongwoodUniversity,201HighStreet, Farmville,Virginia23909. Telephone434.395.2020, Fax434.395.2825 AddresschangesshouldbesenttotheOfficeofAlumniRelations, LongwoodUniversity,201HighStreet,Farmville,Virginia23909. Telephoner.800.281.4677, Fax434.395.2825 CONTENTS

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VOLUME5, No.2, AUTUMN2004-WINTER 2005

DEARFRIENDS:

As lREFLECTEDONTHESTORIESINTHISISSUEOFLONGWOODMAGAZINE, Iexperienced intensefeelingsofpride,adeepreassurancethatLongwoodUniversityisconstantlyevolving andgrowingintherightdirections,andIwasquiteamazedatsomeofthethingsourstudents areaccomplishing.

TherecognitionofformerPresidentsWillett,GreenwoodandDorrillbroughttocampusadelightful mixtureofformerboardmembers,students,friendsandfamilieswhoalongwithfacultyandstaffmade chatdayoneofthemostheartwarmingeventsthatIcanremember.Eachofthesedistinguishededucators contributedfundamentallytowhatLongwoodUniversityistoday.Eachbroughtuniqueskillsand passionswhichalltogetherestablishedthemodern21stcenturyprofileofaprogressiveinstitution withvaluesandhighexpectationsgrowingoutofthedeeprootsofhistoryandtradition.

AsthesuccessorcothesegreatPresidents, Iamgracefulfortheinstitutionchattheyhelpedtocreate andencrustedtomejustovereightyearsago.Iamchallengeddailybytheirgoodexampleandmy owndesirecoseechatLongwoodtakesitsrightfulplaceinthepublic'sperceptionamongthe Commonwealth'sgreatestinstitutionsofhigherlearning.

AmongtheocherprogramsyouwillreadabouthereinisLongwood'snewCenterforCitizenScholars -theCormierCenterforCitizenScholars,actually.Thisprogramwasamongmymanypassionsfor Longwoodandthankstothegenerosityofalumniandfriendsduringaturningpoint:TheCampaign forLongwood,theprogramhasbeenmostlyendowed.Overtime,IaspireforLongwood'sCitizen ScholarstobespokenofinthesamecontextasUniversityofVirginia'sEcholsandJeffersonScholars, ortheUniversityofNorthCarolina'sMoreheadScholars,ortheUniversityofPennsylvania'sBenjamin FranklinScholars.WehaveenrolledthefirstthreeCitizenScholarsthisfall,whichyouwillreadabout alongwiththeprogram'scriteria.MuhusbandRaymondandIarehumbledbytheboard'saction tohonorusthisway.

YouwillreadabouttheCollegeofEducationandHumanServicesindepth.Thisisthesecondin athree-partseriesinthemagazinefocusingonexperientiallearningineachofthethreeColleges. ItisclearfromthisfeaturechatLongwood'srootsasateacherpreparationprogramhavehad tremendousimpactonK-12educationthroughouttheCommonwealthandbeyond.Whileourother Collegesgrowanddevelop,thevariousEducationandHumanServicesprogramsremainthe legendaryhallmarksofLongwoodUniversity-andreadingthisissueshouldleavenodoubtabout thatinanyone'smind.Ihaveyetbeenabletofindawaytoproveit,butinmyheart,Iknowthat everypersoneducatedinapublicschoolinVirginiainthepast 100yearsmusthavehadatleastone Longwoodteacher-andtheCommonwealthisbetterforit!

Asalways,eachandeverydonorhashelpedustoachieveallthethingsyoureadabouthereandin otherpublications.PrivatesupportatLongwoodhasgrownsubstantially,butinourmarchtoward higherandhigherlevelsofexcellenceandpublicrecognition,therateofachievementiscloselytied tofunding.EachgiftisaninvestmentinLongwood'sfuture-andthankyoutoeveryone whohasmadeLongwood'sfutureapersonalpriority.

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Three Longwood Buildings Named for Three Longwood Presidents

LongwoodUniversity'sthreemostrecentformerpresidents werehonoredSeptember9withthreemajorbuildingson campusnamedintheirhonor.

Inaceremonyattendedbyallthree,LancerHallwasnamed WillettHallforDr. HenryI.WillettJr.,presidentfrom 1967to1981;thelibrarywasnamedGreenwoodLibrary forDr.JanetD.Greenwood,presidentfrom 1981to 1987; andthedininghallwasnamedDorrillDiningHallfor Dr.WilliamF.Dorrill,presidentfrom 1988to 1996. Eachbuildingwasnamedforthepersonwhowaspresident whenitsfundingwasobtained.

"]standhereabithumbledbytheaccomplishmentsofmy threepredecessorsandgratefulforthecontributionsthey havemaderothespiritandtraditionchatisLongwood University," PresidentPatriciaCormiersaidduringthe namingceremony,heldunderatentonBrockCommons nearGreenwoodLibrary."Longwoodisricherinevery respectforthedeepandunselfishcommitmenteachbrought tochisinstitution.Andourrecognitionisoverdue Iam abetterpresidentforhavingyourpathtofollow."

Celebrating

Dr.WillettoversawthetransformationofLongwoodinto afullycoeducationalinstitution.HehaslivedinVirginia BeachsinceleavingLongwoodandisasenioreducational consultantandaretiredmemberofGeorgeWashington University'soff-campusSchoolofEducation,whichprepares principalsandotherschooladministrators. Hetaughtinthat programfrom1985ro2002,thoughhestillteachessome courses.Dr.WillettcametoLongwoodattheageof36(he wasthesecondyoungestLongwoodpresidentever)fromthe Chesapeakeschoolsystem,wherehe'dbeenassistantsuperinrendentforinstruction.

"IthoroughlyenjoyedmyrimeatLongwood;itwasagood rimetobethere," hesaid."Iwasespeciallyproudofmyrole intwomajorchanges: thechangeroco-educationandthe curricularchangeawayfrombeingprimarilyaninstitution forteachers.WhenIstarted,Longwoodwas95percent reacherpreparation.Plus,therewasatremendousamountof newconstruction.InthefourorfiveyearsbeforeIarrived, onlyLankfordhadbeenbuilt.Duringmytime,thetwo high-riseresidencehallsandotherbuildingswerebuilc."

Top: Dr. Henry Willett and his wife, Mary, display the plaque that will be be placed inside the entrance to Willett Hall as Dr. Robert Webber, a Longwoodfaculty member who is ''the voice ofLongwood," looks on. Below: Dr. Henry Willett, Dr. William Dorrill and Dr. Janet Greenwood

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Dr.GreenwoodwasLongwood'sfirstfemalepresidentand thefirstfemalepresidentofapublic,four-yearstateinstitutioninVirginia,andatthetimeshewasoneofonly22 femalepresidentsofpublicregionalcollegesoruniversities nationwide.ShenowlivesinArlingtonandispresidentand CEOofGreenwood&AssociatesInc.,anexecutivesearch, consultingandtrainingfirmthatshefoundedinFebruary. Thefirm,withitscorporateheadquartersinMiramarBeach, Florida,hasabout40consultantsandlocationsaroundthe country AfterleavingLongwood,shewaspresidentofthe UniversityofBridgeport,inConnecticut,forfiveyears,and laterworkedasapartneranddirectorforHeidrick&Struggles andthenasavicepresidentforA.T. Kearney,bothexecutive searchcompaniesbasedinNorthernVirginia.Shewasonly 37whenshecametoLongwoodafterhavingbeenvice provostforstudentaffairsattheUniversityofCincinnati.

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Celeb rating Leadership

"Alotofpeopledidn'tknowthedesperatefinancial situation LongwoodwasinwhenIarrived,"shesaid.

"AssoonasIgotthere,wehadtocuttheremainderofthat year'sbudgetbyone-thirdtobalancethebudget.Iworked ontheorganizationalstructureandbroughtinteam memberswhocouldprovideleadership,includingPhyllis Mable,DonWinkler, DonLemishandVernaArmstrong, andthefacultywaswonderfulinworkingtoimprove academicprograms.Iknewweneededastate-of-the-art library,whichisattheheartoftheacademicprograms. TheStateCouncilofHigherEducationturnedusdown, butGovernorBalilesandmembersofthelegislaturemade itpossible.Longwoodisawonderfulsuccessstory."

Dr.Dorrill,apoliticalscientistwhosespecialtyis contemporaryChinaandEastAsia,wasinstrumentalin increasingLongwood'sinternationalstudentpopulation andexpandingstudy-abroadpossibilitiesforstudentsand facultywithnumerous educationalinstitutionsaroundthe world.HecametoLongwoodfromtheUniversityof Louisville,wherehe'dbeenprovost. HestilllivesinFarmville butishardlyretired.'Tmmuchbusierinretirementthan IeverthoughtI'dbe,whichisnice,"hesaid.

Dr.DorrillvisitedChinainOctober2003withDr.John Reynolds,Longwood'sdirectorofinternationalaffairs,to helpinitiateLongwood'sexchangeprogramwiththeAnhui UniversityofTechnology(sevenstudentsfromAnhuiarenow atLongwood),andhereturnedOct.20-28toChinawith Dr.LilyGoetz,Dr.Reynolds'interimreplacement(heison sabbaticalthisyear),tovisitAnhui,otheruniversitiesanda collegefairforChinesestudentswhowanttostudyinthe UnitedStates. HehasconsultedbothintheU.S.andabroad, sometimesfortheStateDepartment,andwasanadviserto anofficialU.S.delegationtoLibyainApril.Afewyearsago, aspartofhisinvolvementwiththeSalzburgSeminar's UniversityProject,whichhelpeduniversitiesintheformer SovietUnionandEasternEuropemovetodemocracy, heconsultedandlecturedinUkraineandPoland.Theday afterthenamingceremony,heleftforaconferenceofTaiwan specialistsattheUniversityofSouthCarolina,andlastyear hevisitedtheAustralianNationalUniversityinCanberra, wherehewasaFulbrightScholar50yearsago.InJunehis termendedasgovernorofRotaryInternationalDistrict 7600,whichencompasseseasternVirginia. @)

Top: Dr. Greenwood is shown the plaque far Greenwood Library by Barry Case, rector of the Longwood Board of Visitors.

Middle: Dr. Dorrill and his wife, Marty, with family members.

Bottom: Dr. Greenwood with friends and business associates.

Opp osite page, top: Dr. and Mrs. Dorrill.

Opp osite page, below: Dr. and Mrs. Willett with family members.

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To Patricia and Raymond Cormier, Cicero's words are not just a meaningful quote; they are a way of life -a way of life the Cormiers strive to live themselves and one they hope the students of the University they love so much, Longwood University, will seek to emulate.

Itisunderstandable,therefore,thatfromthecontemplative lifeofRaymondCormier,hisforaysintoHomer,Socrates, Cicero,andVirgil,totheactiveandcommittedlifeof Longwood'spresidentcamethenotionofcitizen-scholars.

AtthecoreofLongwood'smission,asdefinedbythe Longwoodcommunity,is"toeducatecitizenleadersfor thecommongoodofsociety."Morethanasloganor amarketingtool,"citizenleadershipforthecommongood" isaninstitutionalvalue.

WhatisLongwood'sdefinitionofaCitizenLeader?

TheCitizenLeaderisalifelonglearnerpossessedofanatural intelligencethathasbeendevelopedandrefinedthrough rigorousparticipationinalearning-centerededucational experience.

TheCitizenLeaderisdedicatedtotheconceptofsocietal responsibility,continuallyacknowledgingthroughwordand deedchateachhumanbeinghasafundamentalresponsibility rocontributetothewellbeingofhisorherfellows.

TheCitizenLeaderhastheabilitytoapplyknowledgeand learninginapracticalandbeneficialmannertothedifferent situationsandcircumstancesheorshewillconfrontinlife.

TheCitizenLeaderrespectsdemocraticprinciples,most importantlyequality,civility,tolerance,honestyandduty.

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TheCitizenLeaderisacatalystformeaningfulchange.

BuildinguponLongwood'sdedicationtodevelopingcitizen leaders,theCormiersbelievedthataCenterforCitizen ScholarswouldbeinstrumentalinLongwood'sabiliryto achieveadistinctivenewlevelofexcellence.Theywantedto seeaprogramdevelopedforaselectnumberofhighly qualified,sociallymaturestudents,onethatwouldintroduce distinctiveanduncommonexperiencestomodelbehavior andprovidetherealpracticeofeffectivecitizenship.

TheCenterwouldprovidetheseselectstudentswith opportunitiestoenhancetheireducationalexperienceswhile contributingtothebettermentofsociery.Projectswould relatetoservicesinsuchfieldsaspublichealth,government, themilitary,socialwelfare,politicaloffice,agricultural/ environmentalprogramsornot-for-profitagencies.Through awiderangeofinterdisciplinaryacademicopportunities withauniqueemphasisonpublicservice,studentswill

Centerwillproduceexceptionalcitizenscholars,"said PresidentCormier."Tocontributetostudentswhowillbe preparedtoplayanactiveroleinaddressingthecriticalissues thatconfrontourcommunitiesisveryrewardingtous."

TheCormierCenterforCitizenScholarswillbecome Longwood'ssignaturescholarshipprogramwithinthe existingHonorsProgram.StudentsselectedtobeCitizen Scholarswillfocusonscholarshipandleadershipthroughout theirfouryearsatLongwood,withtheultimategoalof pursuingacareerinsomeareaofpublicservice.

HonorsProgramDirectorDr.GeoffreyOrthsaid,"Itisvery appropriatethattheCenterforCitizenScholarsbenamed inhonorofPatriciaandRaymondCormier.Throughtheir visiontheCenterbecameoneoftheleadingprioritiesinthe recentlycompletedcomprehensivecampaign.TheCormiers havedemonstratedtheirbeliefintheprogramagainand againthroughtheirownpersonalcommitment,

{We} demand that men and women who are courageous and high-souled shall at the same time be good and straightforward, lovers of truth, and foes to deception; for these qualities are the center and soul of justice."
-Cicero,DeOfficiis"OnCivicDuty''44B.C.E.

Citizen Scholars

benefitfromacademicdiscussionofideascombinedwith practicalexperiencesofprojectdevelopment, implementation,andreview.

OneofthesevenobjectivesoftheUniversiry'ssuccessfully completedfirstcomprehensivecampaign,aturningpoint: TheCampaignforLongwood,wasTheCenterforCitizen Scholars.Thecampaignraisedover$33million.

InappreciationoftheCormiers'dedicationtotheCitizen Scholarprogram,theLongwoodBoardofVisitorsadopted aresolutiononJune18,2004,namingtheprogram TheCormierCenterforCitizenScholars.TheBoardcited theCormiers'unselfishdonationoftime,energyand enthusiasmtothesuccessfulcampaign,theircommitment toacademicexcellence,andtheirpersonalcampaign commitmentdesignatedforTheCenterforCitizenScholars. Theresolutionalsorecognizedthattheprogramwas conceivedanddesignedbytheCormiers.

"BothRaymondandIarehonoredbeyondwordsthatthis programhasbeennamedforus.Weareconfidentthatthe

andhaveshownthatLongwoodtakesitsmission ofpreparingcitizenscholarsandleadersforourworld mostseriously."

PresidentCormiersaid"Oureffortswillcontinuetoraisethe moniesneededtofullyfundtheCenter'sprogramendowment. Thebreadthofadreamcanbefortifiedbythechallengesit encounters."Agoalof$4millionwassettoendowthe CenterduringLongwood'sfirstcomprehensivecampaign. Todate,$3.3millionhasbeenraised.

"Significantleadershipis,forme,theconsciousand unremittingapplicationofavaluessystem,avaluessystem basedontheancientbeliefthathumankindisresponsible foritself,thateachoneofushasaresponsibilirytocare forourselves,forothersandtocontributetothecommon good,"saidPresidentCormier."RaymondandIhope thestudentswhogothroughtheCormierCenter forCitizenScholarsembraceapervasive,caring andcompassionatesetofvalues-avaluessystem thatisasoldashumaniry,valueschatenlighten virtuallyeverywisetraditionofourworld.�

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LONGWOOD FIRSTS

Meet the Cormier Scholars

We are proud to introduce Longwood University's first Cormier Scholars ...

Shannon Hilton '08

Hometown: Springvale, ME

Major: psychology

Shannon would like to implement a middle and high school program focusing on eating disorders.

Leigh Mascherin '0 8

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Major: business

Leigh hopes to establish a basketball program for youth who cannot affo rd it.

Boon e Prentice '08

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD

Major: chemistry

Boone plans to become an inner city do ctor.

Brandi Campbell '04

Coachingelementaryschoolchildreniswhat LongwoodUniversitystudentBrandiCampbell'04 haswantedtodoforalongtime. Brandiisaphysicaleducationmajor.

Ti na Bowman '05

TinaBowman '05,socialworkmajorfromChesterfield,didherfield assignmentattheNewDominionSchoolforGirlsinBuckingham County. TheNewDominionSchoolisawildernessschooldesigned tohelpadolescentswhoareexperiencinglearning, emotional,and/or behavioraldifficulties. '1splitwoodandlearnedtobowsawwith handtools, butmostimportantlyIlearnedtolisten,toempower clientstocommunicate,tobeopenwiththeirfeelings,desiresand needs.Professorscanteachalltheycan, butuntilyouhavethe opportunitytoworkwithpeopleyoudonotunderstandthe importanceofyourwork.Ialsolearnedalotaboutmyself professionally,mystrengthsandmyweaknesses.

Tinaisphotographedabovewith herfacultyadviser, Dr. Theresaclark, associateprofessorofsocialwork.

Longwood'sfirstCormierScholarsarefromlefttoright:BoonePrentice, ShannonHilton,LeighMascherin, andDr. GeoffOrth, directorofthe LongwoodHonorsProgram.
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"Before going to my internship this summer at Camp Easter Seals I was very nervous and didn't think I was ready to do it . However, when I got there the nerves quickly went aw ay. I realized how imp ortant all my classes at Longwood had been

In The Re al Wo rl d Dream s Take Sh ap e • • •

and that I actually knew more than I thought I did. The internship helped me to learn and grow as a person. It helped me with communication skills , leadership , patience and being more assertive with which I struggle . One of the

best parts of the internship was seeing that my dream of making a difference in a person's life could come true.

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Patterson '05, of Esmont, VA, maj oring in therapeutic recreation

Longwood University's College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) not only educates many of the nation's best educators, social workers, therapeutic recreation specialists, exercise scientists and others, it also connects them to the real world in a big way. The reality of classroom instruction comes alive for students in the CEHS through hours of multiple field experiences.

"Field experiences empower students," said Dr. Judy Johnson, interim dean for the CEHS. "Through them students develop confidence in their ability to be effective and to excel in their chosen careers. All of the programs in the CEHS surpass standards in providing hands-on experience in real world settings. We begin early in the program, and continue throughout, providing

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experiencesindiversesettings,withqualitysupervision,and increasingresponsibilities."

"EachmajorintheCEHSgoeswellbeyondtheminimum numberofhourstypicallyrequiredforcertificationor licensure,"continuedDeanJohnson. "In face,every accreditationagencychathasreviewedoneofourprograms hasremarkedabourtheextensive,exceptionalfieldwork thatwerequire.

CEHSgraduatesarehighlyrewardedfortheirintern commitment,asnumerousemployersheavilypursuethese graduates.Infact,Longwoodhasthehighestjobplacement rateamongpublicinstitutionsinVirginia-over90percent ofourgraduatesareemployedoringraduateschoolwithin threemonthsaftergraduation.Longwoodistheonlypublic institutioninVirginia,andoneofonlyafewinthecountry, rorequireinternshipsorfieldexperiencesofallstudents.

CEHS graduates are highly rewarded for their intern commitment, as numerous emp loyers heavily pursue these graduates .
In fact , Longwood has the highest jo b placement rate among public institutions in Virginia - over 90 per cent of our graduates are emp loyed or in graduate school within three months after graduation .

Fieldexperiencesarenotonlyarequisiteforgraduation fromtheCEHS,theyareawayoflife.Whethermajoringin therapeuticrecreation,kinesiology(exercisescience,physical education,andathletictraining),socialwork,community healtheducation,orliberalstudiesforelementary,middle andspecialeducation,andsecondaryeducationthrough majorsintheCollegeofArtsandSciences,studentsmust liveouttheirchoiceofmajorthroughhoursofapplied knowledge.Eachmajornamesfieldexperiencesuniquely: internship,practica,partnership,studentteaching,field instruction,fieldexperience,butthegoalisthesame, gettinggraduatestothetopoftheirfield.

Astudent'sfieldexperiencesarenotwithoutinstructionand guidance.Longwoodfacultydevotehoursthemselvesrovisit andoverseeeachstudent'sexperience.RansomProfessorof EducationBetryJoSimmonssaid,"Itismutuallybeneficial. Asweshareinformationwithourstudentswealsogainnew insightsintotheworldofpractice."

Teacher Education

Since 1839,Longwoodhaspreparededucatorstoenrichthe livesofthosetheyteach.Today,Longwoodstudentswho wantrobeteachersaredirectlyengagedinfirsthand,realworldteaching,learningexperiencesineachofthefouryears oftheCEHSundergraduateeducationprogram.

Fieldexperiencesandclinicalpracticeareessential componentstopreparestudentsforprofessionsineducation andschoolservices.Throughtheseexperiencesstudents developanddemonstratethecapacitytoputintopractice theirknowledge,skills,anddispositions.CEHSgraduates areexpectedtousetheiracquiredknowledgeromakea differenceinsociety,andinparticular,intheeducational systemasreflectivecitizenleaders.

Inthefreshmanandsophomoreyearsteachercandidates completeapracticum,afieldexperienceinapublicschool

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James Shifflett '04

LongwoodUniversitystudentJamesShi/fiett '04, secondaryEnglishmajor,discussesthenovel WheretheHeartIswithanAlbermarleHighSchoolstudent.

settingduringMay. Inthejunioryeartheyarerequiredto completeateachereducationPartnershipwheretheywork collaborativelyinon-siteinstructionaldeliveryandpractical experiencesinareapublicclassrooms.

ThisPartnershipprogramrecentlywasrecognizedbythe AmericanAssociationofStateCollegesandUniversitieswith theprestigious2004ChristaMcAuliffeAwardforExcellence inTeacherEducation.ThePartnershipbenefitsboththe Longwoodeducationstudentandthelocalschool communitybyofferingextensivefieldpreparationfor teachercandidates,collaborativeexchanges,andenhanced learningopportunitiesforpublicschoolchildren. Partnershipschoolsserveasalaboratoryfortranslating theoryintopractice.Adocumentedoutcomeofthenew programisimprovedSOLscoresatpartnerschools.

Duringastudent'ssenioryearafullsemesterofstudent teachingisrequired. ThisexperiencetakesaLongwood

teachercandidateintoapublicschoolclassroomtoputinto practicethecontentandmethodslearnedin theuniversityclassroom.

"Itisroolittletosay'handson',it'sbrainson,every experienceaddsuptosomethingmore,"saidSteveTurner, a I998Longwoodliberalstudies/specialeducationgraduate andnowaCEHSadjunctprofessorteachingabehavior managementcourse.Steveisadoctoralcandidateatthe UniversityofVirginia."Practicum,partnerships,andstudent teachingforceastudenttothink.Yourapproachmaynot workthefirsttime,buttheprocessgivesyouthechanceto dobetterthenexttime."

Human Services

TheCEHSsocialworkprogramrequiresthehighestnumber offieldcontacthoursforgraduationofanyundergraduate

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Melissa Esposito '05

When Cumberland County Elementary School opened, Longwood Partnership teaching student Melissa Esposito '05 helped by showing young students to their classrooms. Photo © Jason No rton.

socialworkprograminthecountryandistheoldest continuouslyaccreditedprograminVirginia.

Socialworkstudentsliveouttheirchoiceinmajorwith closeto800hoursofrequiredfieldinstruction.Socialwork majorsmustearn160hoursinfieldinstructioninthejunior yearandatleast600hoursinfieldinstructioninthesenior yearthroughsignificantexperiencesinthed�partmentsof socialservices,mentalhealthinstitutions,hospitals,schools, probation&parolecourtservicework,drugandalcohol rehabcenters,half-way/transitionalhouses,andaging facilities.

GeorgeSconikinis,associateprofessorandformersocialwork programdirectorfor32years,said,"Ourstudentsbecome professionalpractitioners.Whentheclockstrikes5,they learntheycannotgeeupandwalkaway.Fieldhoursoften aredictatedbyreallifecaseresponsibilities.Whenamother iscryingbecauseshemayloseherchildren,ourstudentsare therehelpingcohandlethesituationprofessionally.Students livethelearning,theycomefacetofacewiththerealityof theirmajor.OneofthereasonsforLongwood'ssuccessful socialworkprogramisthenumberofhourscommittedto fieldwork."

AnewnametotheLongwoodcampusischatofKinesiology. WhatwasformerlytheDepartmentofHealth,Physical Education,RecreationandDanceisnowtheDepartmentof

Health,Recreation,andKinesiology.Kinesiology(fromthe Greekwords"kinein,"tomove,and"logos,"tostudy)refers tothescientificstudyofmovement.Inhighereducation,the termisusedtodescribeamultifacetedfieldofstudyin whichmovementorphysicalactivityistheintellectualfocus. TheprimaryaimsofKinesiologyarestudyingand developingnewknowledgerelatedtophysicalactivityinits manyforms,includingexerciseforimprovementofhealth andphysicalfitness,activitiesofdailyliving,work,sport, danceandplayinavarietyofgroups,includingspecial populationssuchaschildrenandtheelderly;personswith disability,injuryordisease;andathletes.

CEHSstudentsmajoringisKinesiology (athletictraining, exercisescience,andphysicaleducation)devote500hoursto experientiallearning.Thesestudentsinterninrehabilitation centers,settingssuchasin-hospitalcardiopulmonarydisease programs,schoolsystems,fitnesscenters,departmentsof parksandrecreation,outdoor/wildernessrecreationfacilities andwithathleticteams.

Dr.DougCutterwithChippenhamSportsMedicine believeschat"inthehealchcarefieldyoumusthaveclinical awareness.Itstartswithabaseofgoodknowledgethatcan beappliedpractically.Longwoodstudentshavethe knowledgebaseandgoodpracticalsense. Inthemedical fieldweareallpracticing,themoreyoucanshare,themore yourthoughtprocessischallenged.Astudentmight

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challengemeonapoint,Igivethemmyperspective,then say,waitaminute,let'slookatthatagain."

TheCEHSTherapeuticRecreationprogramexistswithin theframeworkofanalliedhealthprofession,andisa professionalpreparationprogramthroughintensiveacademic courseworkandmultipleexperientiallearning.Bytheendof thesophomoreyear120communityservicehoursare completed Atthecompletionofthejunioryear,the studentfulfillstherequirementofaminimum320hoursin aninternshipatasettingoftheirchoice.Inthesummerof 2004studentswereplacedinclinicalandcommunity settingsinCaliforniaandMontana,aswellasinavarietyof Virginiasettings,suchasCampEasterSeals;Mt.Vernon Hospital,Alexandria;NorthernVirginiaTrainingCenter, Manassas;ChesterfieldParkandRecreation,Riverside BehavioralCenter,Hampton;EasternStateHospital, Williamsburg;CityofHarrisonburgParkDepartment,and RosewoodVillage,Charlottesville.

Theseniorinternshipof560hoursfollowstheNational CouncilforTherapeuticRecreationCertification(NCTRC) guidelinesandstudentsareplacedwithanagencysupervisor whomaintainstheCertifiedTherapeuticRecreation Specialistcredential.Affiliationsaremaintainedwithdiverse in-stateandout-ofstateclinicalandcommunitysettings

Thecoursework,includingpracticalskills,fieldworkand internshipsfullypreparetheLongwoodstudenttoenterthe therapeuticrecreationprofession.Manyofthestudentshave landedjobsfromtheirseniorinternshipandaresoughtafter asinternsbymanyagenciesintheVirginiahealthand humanservicesystemsfields.

TheCEHSTherapeuticRecreationprogrambeganone ofthefirstAlumniAdvisoryCouncils.TheCouncil,created inthelate 1970s,hasbeenvery activeandinvolvedwiththe shapingofthecurriculumandinparticular,theinternship experiences

ThoughtheCEHSexperientiallearningrequirementsare demanding,theyaredesignedtodevelopstronggraduates preparedtomakeadifferenceinarealworld.Theeducation gainedfromdedicatedfacultyandrigorouscurriculum coupledwithhoursoffieldexperiencesenableLongwood graduatestoenterthecareerworldprepared,tohave confidenceandtobea"cutabove!" ®

Standinginthebackrow:JacquelineGooden-Seay '87;MichelleAnnBattista '03 ; RitaSellDriscollJI(Librarian);KarenJenkinsNewcomb 96(Administrative Assistant);Dr. DeborahEvansMarks 78(Principal);DanaDanielsWalker'or;Audrey EvansPittard'79;Dr.DanielleHarveyMroczkowski 98;ChristyFarthingNiel96. SittingonthesofainthemainofficeareaofBaileyBridgeMiddleSchool:Nancy HamlettBlackburnHodder'8r;MelanieTollersonPruett'84;JanetSwainRuch 72; LesleyTunstallJones 'or;ChristopherMarshall96;SueHancockBarnes 76; MichelleBierowskiThackston 94;MaryHenshawHodges 72.

Notpictured:TaraSullivanHannon 96.

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At Bailey Bridge Middle School in Chesterfield the Chances of Being Taught by a Longwood Alum are Great

EighteengraduatesofLongwoodhavebeenapartoftheeducationalfamily atBaileyBridgeMiddleSchoolinChesterfieldforthepasttwoyears

Tostartoffthe2004-2005schoolyear,Bailey BridgeMiddleSchoolagain canboastabouthaving15ofthe18graduatesasmembersofthe instructionalstaff,oneasthelibrarian,oneastheadministrative assistantforthe6thgradeandoneastheprincipal.

BaileyBridgeMiddleSchoolservesover1600sixth,seventh,andeighth gradersannually.Theschoolhasfacultyandstaffof130members;therefore, LongwoodUniversityalumnicompriseover10percentofthestaff

"OneofthemostimpressivepointsabouttheLongwoodalumniatBailey BridgeMiddleSchoolisthatLongwoodprovidesasolidinstructionaland organizationalframeworkforanynewteacherinalmosteveryareaofthe curriculumandonanygradelevel,"saidPrincipalDr. DeborahEvans Marks'78."LongwoodgraduatesatBaileyBridgeexcelintheareasof reading,languagearts, math,science,socialstudies,foreignlanguage,health andphysicaleducation,performingarts/choralmusic,libraryscience,and administrationandsupervision. DuetoLongwoodgraduatesbeingsuch valuedmembersofthefaculty,theyaresoughtafterforopeningsheredueco theircommitmentcothecontinuedsuccessofthestudentsandfaculty."-JW

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Longwood In terns Gain Exp erience, Bring Sm iles

AlishiaStewartofFaber,Virginia,describesher internshipexperience,"Icanhonestlysaythatcompleting thisinternshiphasbeenoneofthebestexperiencesthat Ihaveeverhad.NotonlydidIlearnaboutcardiac rehabilitation, butIalsogotsome experiencewith pulmonaryrehab,howtomanagepatientswithdiabetes, howtointerpretEKG'sandrecognizearrhythmias,and abetterunderstandingofpatients'nutritionalneeds.Ieven gottheopportunitytoobserveapacemakersurgeryandhad firsthandexperienceonsomeofthenewertechnologythat isusedsuchas ECPtreatmentsandwhatpatientsaregood candidatesforthetreatment."

"Beinganexercisescientistand,hopefully,onedaypursuing acareerinpersonaltraining,Iwillberesponsibleforcoming upwithandguidingpeoplethroughexerciseprogramschat

Ifeelwillbeofsomebenefittothem.Myinternshipallowed metodothatandmore.Iworkedwithmanydifferent patientswithdifferenthealthproblemsandindifferent stagesofthosehealthproblemssonoprogramswere identical.Whatworksforonepatientmaynotbeahealthful approachfortheother,soIhadhelpcomingupwith differentthingsthatwouldbeofbenefittoeachpatient."

"Themembersofthestaffweregreat.Igottoworkwith alotofwonderfulpeoplewithdifferentbackgrounds,which mademyexperienceevenmoreenjoyable.Eachofthemhad somethingdifferenttoofferme,whichmademylearning experiencesowonderful.Iwoulddefinitelysuggestchis internshiptofutureexercisescientists;theexperience wouldbeworthwhile."

AliciaMalloryofCharlottesvilledescribedherinternship verysimilarly,butadded"Inadditionrobeingveryinsightful intowhatIwanttodowithmydegreeinexercisescience, workingatMarthaJefferson'sCardiacRehabgavemethe opportunitytoactuallyhelpandbringasmiletopatients. Justtohearchemsaythattheycametoseemeandexercise mademyinternshipworth10timesmore."-JW

PhotographedatMarthaJeffersonHospital'sCardiacandPulmonaryRehabilitation Unitin Charlottesvillearepatient MaryLeeMorris, LongwoodinternAliciaMallory,LongwoodAssistantProfessorofExerciseScienceCathyRoy, andLongwoodintern, AlishiaStewart. BothAlishiaStewart'05andAliciaMallory'05areCEHSexercisesciencemajors.
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Changing Lives at Camp Easter Seals

Forthreetherapeuticrecreationmajorsandone communicationdisordersmajorfromLongwood's CollegeofEducationandHumanServices,summer wasallaboutcreatingsolutionsthatwouldpositively changethelivesofcamperswithdisabilitiesasthey internedatCampEasterSealsinMilford,Virginia.

Theirinvolvementisbestdescribedbythecamp director,LaurenLightfoot."Workingwithallfourgirls wasaverypositiveexperience.Theywereallimportant partsofthesummercampprogramandmadealasting impactonourcampers,"shesaid.

"HelenDanielswastheprogramdirector.Shewas responsibleforcoordinatingalloftheprogramstaff andmakingsurethatactivitieswereplannedand executedproperly.Shealsomadesurethatactivities wereplannedfortheentirecampintheevenings. Helendidafantasticjob.Sheissomuchfunandhas arealpassionforworkingwithpeoplewithdisabilities, especiallyinacampingenvironment."

"AllisonGeisslerwasamemberoftheartsandcrafts programstaffShewasgreatnotonlyinleadingarts andcrafts,butinworkingdirectlywithourdisabled campers.InworkingwithherinthepastIknowshe lovesthisrypeofsettingandhavingherherethis summerwasatremendoushelp."

"JuliePattersonwasthemostamazingsportsprogram specialistthatIhaveeverseen.Shewasalwayspositive withasmileonherface.Juliewasphenomenalat adaptingallofheractivitiessothatallcamperswould besuccessfulwhenparticipating.Juliewouldalsogo aboveandbeyondwhatwasaskedofherinleadingher activitiesaswellashelpingdirectlywithcampers. Attheendofthesummer,Juliewaschosenasthe 'StaffMemberoftheYear."'

''AnnaJoneswastheassistantcampdirectorthispast summer.Shewasresponsibleformakingsurethings weregoingwell,actedasasupervisorforallofthestaff andwouldhelpwithcampersasneeded.Annabecame evenmoreofaleaderthissummer.Ihaveworkedwith herinthepastandIwasamazedathowsheexcelledin herposition."

ReflectingonhersummerexperienceatCampEaster Seals,HelenDanielssaid,"Mypassioninlifeis workingwithindividualswithdisabilitiesinacamp setting.Istronglybelievethatrecreationwithinacamp

InterningatCampEasterSealswerefourLongwoodstudents.Fromlefttoright:

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settingcanchangeanindividualinevenaweek'stime andimprovequalityoflife.This summer internship gavemetheopportunirytousewhatIhavelearned atLongwoodandmypassionforthetherapeutic recreationfieldtopositivelyaffectanumberoflives thissummer.AsprogramdirectorIimprovedmy administrative,programming,andsupervisingskills inadditiontogettingtheopportunirytousemypast experiencewithindividualswithdisabilitieson adifferentlevel.

AllisonGeisslersaid,"MytimeatCamptaughtme moreaboutmyself,theworldandpeopleingeneral thenanythingbefore.ThepeoplethatImetandwas abletoworkwithamazedme.Ihaveanewperspective onlife:Inowseeeverydayasajoyandanadventure. Myparentsstoppedinforavisitandhavesince decidedthattheycanseemedoingthislineofwork fortherestofmylife,andImustagree.-JW

HelenDaniels '05, camperNicoleFini,JuliePatterson '05, AllisonGeissler '06, LongwoodstudentandcamperEricHutson withhisdogSkittles,AnnaJones '05, andcamperSarahBailey

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Barbara Bannin Kelley 74 serves as senior consultant to the Asia Sociery and was inducted into The Natio nal Teachers Hall ofFame.

Educa ti on an d Hu ma n Se r vi ce

There is no greater testimony to an educational program than the success of its graduates. Many Longwood education and human service majors have made a profound difference in their fields. Two Longwood alumni, Barbara Bannin Kelley '74 and Dr. Patricia Ann Inis Nishimoto '78, attribute much of their professio nal success to their Longwood experience.

BarbaraKelleyknowseducation.Inadditiontospending29 yearsasaphysicaleducationteacher,shehasdedicatedmuch ofhercareertostrengtheningteacherquality."Beingthebest teacherpossibleiscritical,butateacher'sjobgoesbeyond thestudent.Youalsohavearesponsibilitytotheteaching professiontobecomeinvolvedineducationpolicy decisions."

Currently,BarbaraKelleyisaseniorconsultanttotheAsia Society,workingonitsinitiativetoopen 10internationally themedsecondaryschoolsacrossthecountry.Inthesummer of2004,shewasinductedintoTheNationalTeachersHall ofFame.In2002,Ms.Kelleywasthefeaturedspeakerat FirstLadyLauraBush'sWhiteHouseSummitonTeacher Quality.In 1997,shebecamethefirstteachertochairthe

NationalBoardforProfessionalTeachingStandards, succeedingfoundingchairJimHunt,formergovernorof NorthCarolina.In1999,TeacherMagazinenamedher "Oneof10PeopleWhoShapedtheDecadeinAmerican Education."

Ms.KelleyreceivedaNationalEducatorAwardfromthe MilkenFamilyFoundationin1998.SheisaformerMaine PhysicalEducationTeacheroftheYearandMaine'spast HighSchoolCoachoftheYear.Shehasservedasvice presidentoftheMaineEducationAssociationandonthe BoardofDirectorsoftheNationalEducationAssociation.

Ms.KelleygraduatedmagnacumlaudefromLongwood andin2001 wasrecognizedbytheUniversitywithan alumniachievementaward.SheholdsaMaster'sof EducationfromtheUniversityofMaineandaMaster's ofScienceinBusinessfromHussonCollegeinMaine. SheandherhusbandEd(aNationalBoardCertified Teacher)arenowresidinginRaleigh,NorthCarloina.

WheninductedintoTheNationalTeachersHallofFame, Ms.Kellysaid"Whenteachers finally accepttheroleof educationleaders,whenteacherleadersaretherulerather thantheexception;thatiswhenwewillhavemovedthe professionforwardandsignificantlyincreasedthelikelihood ofimprovedstudentlearning."

AfterbeingtoldrecentlythatLongwoodwashonoredto haveherasanalum,shequicklysaid, "Youcouldsaymy careerwouldnothavehappenedwithoutLongwood.Itwas atLongwoodthatIlearnedthatIhadaresponsibilitythat wentbeyondtheclassroom,thatIhadaresponsibility totheteachingprofessionitself."

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WhilespeakingrecenclyatLongwood'scelebrationof50years ofaccreditationfromNationalCouncilforAccreditationof TeacherEducation(NCATE),Mrs.Kellycontinuedwithher attributiontoherLongwoodeducation,"Theentireculture ofLongwoodwasbuiltaroundbeinganactiveparticipantin alargercommunity Dr.EleanorBobbitttookustothe annualstateP.E.conventionourfreshmanyear.Shetaughtus thatteachersjoinedtheirprofessionalassociations-evenifit meantlivingonmacaroniandcheesethemonthyoupaid thosedues.Ourassignmentsregularlyrequiredresearchin professionaljournals,sothatwebecamereliantuponthem asresourcesforourfutureteaching.Thephysicaleducation majorswereexpectedtoparticipatenotonlyinathletics, burinstudentgovernmentorochercollege-sponsored organizations.Oktoberfest,evenringingthebell,were traditionsbasedoncollaborationwithochers.Longwood caughtmecounderstandmyresponsibilityasateacherwent beyondthestudentsinmyclass-thatIhadanobligation cogivebacktotheprofessionaswell."

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KnownatLongwoodasBobbsieBannin,BarbaraKelly valuesherLongwoodeducation,herstudentteaching experiencesatLakeBraddockHighSchoolandBurke ElementaryschoolsandshecherishesherLongwood memones.

Numbernineofnine,Dr.PatriciaAnnInnisNishimoto'78 wasthefirstofallgenerationsinherfamilytogococollege. Noconlydidshedecidecogotocollege,bu\shecameto Longwoodsightunseenwithouthavingever'beentothe EastCoast.Sheknewshewasintherightplacefromthe beginningbecauseLongwood'scolorsofblueandwhitewere herfavoritecolorsandfromdayone"itjustfeltright."

TodayDr.NishimotoistheChiefExecutiveDirectorof ResponsiveCaregiversofHawaii.Thisnot-for-profit organizationservicesindividualswithdevelopmental disabilitiesandfamilieswithchildrenwhoaremedically fragile.Herorganizationispreparingrostartanewadult daycareprogramforseniorcitizens.ResponsiveCaregivers ofHawaiiservesfamiliesontheislandsofOahu,Maui, andKauai.

Inadditiontoreceivinghermaster'sanddoctorateinsocial workfromtheUniversityofHawaii,Dr.Nishimotohas doneafellowshipinWashingtonwiththeZerotoThree NationalCenterforClinicalInfantProgram.Amongher manyhonorsisherawardasthe1998ChildandFamily workeroftheyeargivenbytheAssociationofSocial Workers-HawaiiChapter.

GeorgeStonikinis,whodirectedthesocialworkprogram for32years,said,"WhenyoumetPattieyouknewchatshe wasgoingtogosomewhere.Shewaspassionateaboutsocial workanddeterminedtomakeadifferenceinthelivesofthe peoplewithwhomshedealt."

"Longwoodisatcheforefrontofmylife'sexperiences;the knowledgegained,culturalexperiences,andthewarmthof thecollege'sfaculty,staffandstudentsmadealastingimprint onmepersonallyandprofessionally,"saidDr.Nishimoto.

"Though26yearshavepassedsincemyinternships, Irememberwellthetremendouseffecttheyhadonme.

MyfirstinternshipwaswiththePrinceEdwardCounty DepartmentofHumanServices,locatedonHighStreetin Farmville,andmysecondinternshipwasatBonAir LearningSchoolforGirlsinRichmond.Bochwere wonderful.Iconductedhomevisits,workingwithfamilies thatwerereceivingsocialservices."

Dr. Patricia Ann Innis Nishimoto '78

Dr. Nishimoto is the Ch iefExecutive Directo r ofRespo nsive Caregivers ofHawaii.

"IlearnedcodriveatLongwood; myinternshipprovided mewithlotsofpracticedrivingaroundthecountybefore drivinginabiggercity(Honolulu).BonAirwasespecially wonderfulbecausetheinternshipprovided,inmyopinion, master'slevellearningopportunitiesbeforebecomingasocial worker.IlivedatBonAirinastaffcottageformostofmy secondsemesterinmysenioryear.Workingwithteenagers whowerenotthatmucholderthanIhelpedmemature fasterbecauseIwasexpectedtobeaprofessional."

"Mysonwasbornwithacleftpalate.Ico-founded BeginningAcBirthsupportinitiativeforfamilieswhohave childrenwithcleftlipand/orpalaceinHawaii.Again, myLongwoodrootswereinstrumentalinthewayIhandled gettingaheadofhisdiagnosis.

Today,Iamveryproudofhim.Heisahappyteenager andIwouldloveitifheweretocomecoLongwood!"-JW

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On September 18, students, faculty, staff and friends joined to celebrate 50 years ofcontinuous accreditation from the National Council forAccreditation of TeacherEducation (NCATE) ofLongwood's College ofEducation and Human Services. The celebration did sowith atheme that has driven Longwood's education program since 1839: "LongwoodTeachers Shape the Future."

CommendingLongwood'sdedicationcoeducation,Virginia SecretaryofEducationDr.BelleS.WheelancitedVirginia's goalforeducation,"Pareofwhatwehavedoneiscryco makesurechateverychildintheCommonwealchofVirginia whoisinaK-12situationknowshowcoread,write,count, chink,speakcorrecclyandusetechnology,andiftheyare planningrogococollegecomakechattransitioneasierand iftheyareplanninginsteadcogointotheworldofworkco makechatmorepossibleforchemaswell,"shesaid.

Dr.WheelanchallengedLongwoodasaninscicucion preparingteachers,tokeepupitsgoodworkinhelpingche Commonwealthreachitsgoalforallstudents.

"Theaccreditationofcollegesofeducationbythe professionitselfwasquiteanideain1954,"saidNCATE PresidentArthurE.Wise."lewasquireamovebythen LongwoodCollegecojoininwhatwasanovelundertaking."

"Ocherprofessionshaddevelopedaccreditationsystemslong before,"continuedWise."Theideachatteachingwouldbe likecheocherprofessions,aself-governingprofessionin whichleadersinthefielddecidedwhatteachersshouldknow andbeablecodo,wellthatwasquitearadicalthoughtback then,justlikemedicinewasin1890.Eachstatehaditsown uniqueapproachtodecidingwhatkindofmedical institutionsshouldbeallowedcooperatewithintheir borders.Mostobserversandscholarswouldagreechatthe daywhenthemedicalprofessiondecidedchatthereshould bemoreorlessauniformsetofexpectationsforwhatanew physicianshouldknow,chatwaschedaychatmedicine turnedintoaprofession."

SixLongwoodeducationalumnirepresentingeachdecadeof accreditationgavetheirowninsightsintoLongwood's traditionofpreparinghighqualityeducationprofessionals. Eachalum'smessageechoedthequalityoftheirinstruction andthededicationofLongwoodfaculty

Representingchedecadeofthe 1950s,BoardofVisicors memberDr.HelenPageWarriner-Burke '56,said,"The experienceschatlefttheirtreadmarksonmein'54-56were chosemadebyreality.Ibelievethenandbelievenowchat chosetreadmarksweremostindeliblyimprintedbyche classroomexperiencesandbytheanalysisofchoseteachers whoknewthedisciplines-thecontent-chatIwastryingco imparttomystudents Ivaluedhighlytheinvolvementof thedisciplinespecialisesandstillchinkofMiss(Emily) Barksdale,Dr.(R.C.)Simoniniandcheclassroomteachersas cheoneswhogavememyprofessionalscare."

Representingthedecadeofthe 1960s,Dr.RebeccaWhite Adams'67,principalofGreatBridgeIntermediateSchool, said,"Teachersmodeledtheirexpectationsoftheirstudents. Theydidnotannouncechatyoushouldhavehigh expectationsforyourstudents.Theymodeledchat expectation,andifyoudidnotmeetit,youwereshown howtodoit.Youwerenotlefttoflounderalone."

"Whenyoureachedtheself-confidencelevelnecessaryto doajob,youweregiventhefreedomtosucceed,"continued Dr.White."Therewerecountlessopportunitiesfor leadership Tothisday,Itrytohirethebestpeople possibleandthenletthemdotheirjob.Ilookforvisionaries whoareflexibleandcanlookintothesouloftheirstudents. They acceptnolessthanthebestofthemselvesandtherefore havethesameexpectationsoftheirstudents.Thatwasche

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pictureofmyeducationatLongwood.Icrustthat foundationstillexists.Ifitdoes,in50yearsfromtoday, perhapsanothergroupwillbecelebratingthe 100th anniversaryofNCATEaccreditation.IfIcanhobble, I'lltrytobehere."

2004NationalTeachersHallofFameinducteeBarbara BanninKelley '74representedthedecadeofthe?Os.She said,"Longwoodwasaheadofitstimethroughoutthe?O's whereIlearnedside-by-sidewiththesciencemajorsin anatomyclassandnowLongwoodhasaformalpartnership betweenthecollegesofeducationandarcsandsciencesthat couldserveasamodelforthenation."

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FlankingtheNCATEcommemorativeplaquefromlefttoright: HelenPageWarriner-Burke 56,Dr.RebeccaWhiteAdams '67, JaniceNashGoode '86,NCATEPresidentArthurE. Wise, VirginiaSecretaryofEducationDr. BelleS. Wheelan, BarbaraBanninKelley 74,LesleyMurphy '04, andStevenL. Turner98.

RepresentingeachdecadeofNCATEaccreditationareLongwoodalumnispeakers, fromlefttoright, LesleyMurphy '04,Dr. RebeccaWhiteAdams '67, JaniceNashGoode '86,HelenPageWarriner-Burke 56, BarbaraBanninKelley 74, andStevenL. Turner98.

Ye ars of NCAT E Ac cr edi tati on

Representingthedecadeofthe 1980s,PrinceEdward Countythirdgradeteacher,JaniceNashGoode'86(B.S.), '01 (M.S.)said,"Longwoodhasaknackforacquiringhighly qualified,mostdedicated,andwonderfulprofessors, especiallyintheeducationdepartment.Twowhostandout whohelpedmeimmenselyduringmymaster'sprogramwere Dr.(Luther) KirkandDr.(Barbara)Chesler."

StevenL.Turner,acurrentdoctoralstudentincurriculumand instruction,CurrySchoolofEducation,Universityof Virginia,anda1998Longwoodliberalstudies/special educationgraduate,nowaCEHSadjunctprofessorteaching abehaviormanagementcourse,representedthedecadeofthe 1990s. Mr.Turnersaid," we[were] invitedtostudywith someofthefinesteducationfacultyintheSouth.Someof themareheretoday partprofessor,partmagician,partlast lineofdefenseforasocietythatisnotalwaysdefensible."

Lastly,representingthedecadeofthe2000s,2004graduate LesleyMurphysaid,"Longwood'seducationprogramhas thatimpactoneveryeducationstudentwhowalksthrough thesehalls.Weknowwhatweareinforbeforeweeverwalk acrossthatstageonWheelerMall.Weknowthethingsthat willfaceuseverydayintheclassroom,whethergoodorbad, andwearereadycofacethemheadonwithourasparkof fearinoureyes."

TheNCATEcelebrationbroughttogethermanyrewarding memoriesandaccoladesforaneducationprogramthathas affectedthelivesofcountlessstudents.Italsoreaffirmed Longwood'sreputationforthebestteacherpreparation programintheCommonwealth.-JW

Clockwisefromupperleft:VirginiaSecretaryofEducationDr. BelleS.Wheelan
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Longwood Al umnu s Andrew McClellan '97

Serves as Ae ro space Educator at New Smiths on ian Facility

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AndrewMcClellan normally teaches earth science and biologyat a high school in Loudoun County. These days the 1997

Longwood graduate isstillteachingbut has temporarily traded in his classroom for anew $311 million classroom that is part ofthe world's most visited museum.

McClellanisoneofthreeNorthernVirginiateachersselected as"AerospaceEducators"fortheStevenF.Udvar-Hazy Center,nearDullesAirport,whichisacompanionfacilityto theSmithsonianInstitution'sNationalAirandSpace Museum.OnTuesdaysthroughFridaysfromearlyOctober throughearlyJune,heteachesoneoffivedifferentprograms, called"learninglabs,"forstudentsingrades3-12.HisrwoyearstintbeganJuly1,2003andrunsthroughJuly1,2005, whenhe'llreturntotheLoudounCounryschoolsystem. AnothereducatorwaschosenfromtheFairfaxCounry schoolsandthethirdisfromthePotomacSchool,aprivate schoolinMcLean.

"Basically,I'mlecturingina$300millionclassroom, which Ilove,"saysMcClellan,whosewife,Karen,alsoisa 1997 LongwoodalumwhoteachesinLoudounCounty. "Weconsiderchis'America'shangar."'

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McClellan,nicknamed"BuzzLightyear"byhisstudentsfor hisresemblancetotheDisney character, worksintheUdvarHazyCenter'sClaudeMooreEducationCencer,locatedon thelowerlevelbetweentheentrance(ontheupperlevel)and themainhangar.Hediscussedhisworkwhileleadingan intervieweronatourinmid-July.

"The ClaudeMooreEducationCenterisamini-school withinthemuseumthatcreatesschoolprogrammingrelevantrothepublicschools'curriculum,"hesays."Weteach aerospaceclassesinthreemulti-mediaclassrooms,oneof whichhasavideocameraforvideoconferencinganddistance learning,andusethemuseumasanexcellentvisualaid. Gonearethedayswhenastudentthinksafieldtripisaday off.Wewanethistobelikeschool,butmorefun.Thestudentsleavetheirschoolandcomeintoanevenlargerschool. Ourmaingoalhere,aswesay,isto'educate,commemorate andinspire.'Wecan'tdoahugeamountofeducationinan hourandahalf,butwecaninspirethem.

Unliketraditionalmuseumgalleries,theUdvar-HazyCenter displaysartifactsinanopen,hangar-likesetting.Themain section,calledtheaviationhangar,containsthreelevelsof aircraft:twolevelssuspendedfromthebuilding's21steel trussesandathirdontheAoor.Thesuspendedplaneshave beenhungintheirtypicalAightpatterns-anacrobatic planehangsupside-down,aWorldWarIIfighterplane pointsnoseupward,asmalltwo-seaterAieslevel.Catwalks, called"Skywalks,"risingaboutfourstoriesabovetheAoor (oneiscalledthebridge;theother,slightlyhigher,isthe mezzanine)providenose-to-noseviewsofaircraftinsuspendedAight.

"ThemajorityofourspaceisnotontheAoor;it'sintheairspace,"saysMcClellan. "Becausetherearethreelevelsof hangingspaceforaircraft,youcanseethemfromtheground up,fromeyelevelandlookingdown.Yougetadifferentperspectiveofthisplaceeverytimeyoulookaround,andyou canreallygetupcloseandpersonalwiththeseplanes."

"Our main goal here, as we say, 1s to 'educate, commemorate and inspire."'

"Onatypicalday,studentsarriveherewhenweopenat 10 andaredividedintofourorfivegroups,dependingontheir size,"hesays."Wetypicallygetoneschoolgroupof 120to 150studentsperday.Welimiteachclassroomto30studentsandteachthesamelessonineachroom.Meanwhile, othersectionsofthesameschool-grouptakeatourofthe museum,ledbyadocent,theneveryonehaslunch,andthen weswitchthegroups.They'reusuallyherefrom 10to2."

Thelearninglabsaretided Paper Airplane Design and The Wright Brothers and the Process ofIn vention (grades3-8), Inte rnational Space Station and Cu rrent Events - Missions to Mars (grades4-9), and Forces ofFlight (grades6-12)

TheUdvar-Hazy(pronouncedOod-varHah-zee)Center, whichopenedDec. 15,2003,willenabletheNationalAir andSpaceMuseumrodisplaynearlyallofthenationalAight collection,with80percentultimatelybeingatthenewlocation.NoneofthatwillcomefromtheAagshipbuildingon theNationalMallinWashington,whereonly 10percentof thecollectionisdisplayed.BeforetheUdvar-HazyCenter opened,mostoftheNationalAirandSpaceMuseum'scollectionhadtobekeptinstorageatvariousfacilities.The Center,whichcanaccommodateartifactsroolargeforthe Aagshipbuilding,islocatedon176acresonthesoutheast cornerofDullesAirportproperty,twomilessouthoftheairportentrance,neartheintersectionofroutes28and50.

"Eventuallythisbuildingwillcontain760,000squarefeetof space,"McClellansays."Themainhangaristhelengthof threefootballfieldsandisonefootballfieldwideand10storiestallatthetopofthehangar.Onethingwetellkidsisthat theWrightbrothers'firstflightcouldberepeatedeighttimes downthelengthofthehangar.Wecanfit16,000peopleinto thisbuilding.Eachofthesearch-shapedtrussesoverheadcan hold22,000pounds,whichisfarmorethanweneedtohold. Thetrussesweremadetoresemblethetrussesthatholdthe solarpanelsontheInternationalSpaceStation."

LargeraircraftentertheCenterthroughtwohugepanel-like doorsatoneendofthemainhangar.Mostarebroughtinon tractor-trailersthroughtwodoorsinsidethedoortothe right-which,viewedfromtheskywalkneartheentrance, doesn'tseembigenoughtoaccommodateatractor-trailer, duetothebuilding'sdeceptivesize. "Trustme," said McClellan,smiling,"thosedoorsarebigenoughtodrive atractor-trailerthrough.Wetakethewingsoffandlaythem onthefuselageandputtheplaneonthetruck."

Theaviationhangarhas82aircrafiandeventuallywillbe hometo220.ItsartifactsincludetheEnolaGay,theB-29 WorldWarIIbomberthatdroppedtheworld'sfirstatomic bombonHiroshima,Japan;theLockheedSR-71ABlackbird, theworld'sfastestjet-poweredaircrafi;theSpaceShuttle Enterprise;and,clusteredtogether,threegenerationsof commercialjets:theBoeing307(thefirstairlinerwith apressurizedfuselage,firstusedin1940),aprototypeof theBoeing707(America'sfirstcommercialjet,introduced in1954),andthesupersonicConcorde,madebyAirFrance, whichcruisedattwicethespeedofsoundandretiredlastyear.

ThesharpnoseofthesleekSR-71ABlackbird,usedasaspy planeduringtheColdWar,greetsvisitorsastheyapproach themainhangar."From85,000feetup,whichwasitscruisingaltitude,thiscouldtakeaphotographofagolfballon agolfcourse,"McClellansays."Itwasmadeoftitanium, insteadofaluminumlikenearlyallotherplanes,because titaniumislightweight,flexibleandstrongenoughtowithstandatremendousamountofheat."

OnitsfinalAight, fromLosAngelestoDullesAirportin1990,whichrook only64minutesand20seconds,itsetatransatlanticspeed recordbyaveraging2,124milesperhour,morethanthree timesthespeedofsound.

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TheEnolaGaywasbroughttherein12tractor-trailerloads inMarch2003fromaSmithsonianstoragefacilityin Suidand,Md.,nearWashington,whereithadbeencompletelyrestored.ItwasthenassembledattheUdvar-Hazy CenterandinAugustthatyearwasunveiledforthefirst timesincebeingdisassembledin 1960.Itswingspan, 14I feet,seemssurprisinglylong.

"Itmayhavethelongestwingspanofanythinginhere," saysMcClellan."Itwasthemostadvancedbomberofits day.Itwasthefirstbombertohouseitscrewinapressurized cabin,andithadadvancedbomb-sightsandremote-controlledgunturrets.Itswheelsareuponjackssopeoplecan lookintothecockpit."

Heisproudofthe "MarsYard," aprojectthathisschooldid fortheCenter,withhimsupervising, chatsimulatesthework beingdoneonMarswithcamera-equipped,six-wheeled robotscalledMarsExplorationRovers.The 10-footby10footyard,directlyinfrontoftheentrancetotheClaude MooreEducationCenter,resemblesasandbox.

"CarnegieMellonUniversitygaveusrworeplicasofthe Roversandrelatedequipment,andwecreatedtheyardto teachkidsabouttheRovers,"hesays."Wesimulatehere whatthey'redoingonMars.TheRoveriscommandedby studentsinoneofourclassrooms,whichwecallMission Control.Throughacomputerinchatclassroom,students therecanseewhattheRoverisseeing,andtheytestarock

"We had over 22,000 st ud ents from February through June in the sc hool program , and to tal visitorship reached one milli on in June ."

Juttingoutfromonesideofthemainhangaristhesmaller spacehangar,whichopenedinOctoberandhas 135spacecraft.TheEnterpriseandrwospacecapsules,fromthe MercuryandGeminiprograms,stoodneartheentrancein July.TheEnterprisewasneverputintoorbitbutratherwas usedbyNASAin1977-79forapproachandlandingtest Rightsintheatmosphere."Theywouldtakeitupona747 toabout 58,000 feetanddropitsotheycouldtestitsglide ability,"McClellansays."Visitorshavebeenabletowatchit beingrestored."

TheCenteralsohasa479-seatIMAXcheater'(thescreen issixstorieshigh), a164-fooc-highobservationtower(from whichvisitorscanviewrwoofDullesAirport'srunwaysand theBlueRidgeMountains),anda3-DRightsimulator. Futureplansincludearestorationhangar,fromwhichvisitorswillbeabletowatch(throughglasswails)planesbeing restored,andanarchivescenterandrestorationlab,allof whichwillbeattachedtothespacehangar.Thefacility,built exclusivelywithprivatefunds,wasnamedforthepresident andCEOofInternationalLeaseFinanceCorp.,whodonated$65million. Udvar-Hazy,wholivesinLosAngeles,is himselfapilotandfoundedhisfirstairline-relatedbusiness asasophomoreatUCLA, onlysevenyearsaftercomingto theUnitedStatesfromHungary.TheCenter'sopeningwas timedtocoincidewiththe100thanniversaryoftheWright brothers'firstfight."Wehadover22,000studentsfrom FebruarythroughJuneintheschoolprogram,andtotalvisitorshipreachedonemillioninJune,"saysMcClellan.

PlaneslandingatDullespassrightinfrontoftheUdvarHazyCenter."Whenoneofthose747sRiesby,youfeellike youcouldreachrightoutandgrabit," McClellansaidwhile beingphotographedoutside.

forsignsof'life.'Theyardismadeoflayersoffoamstacked ontopofoneanothertomatchthetopographyoftheMars Pathfinderlandingsite,withstuccoontopofthattogiveit texture.Theprojectinvolvedearthscience,artandtech-ed teachersandstudents.AnotherLoudounCountyhigh schoolbuiltanidenticalMarsYardatthemainNationalAir andSpaceMuseum.They'reusedbothbyschoolgroupsand bythegeneralpublic."

In2002McClellanwaschosentheOurstandingEarth ScienceTeacheroftheYearinVirginia.Heandhiswife, whowasKarenMcCombwhensheattendedLongwood, liveinLeesburgwiththeirsonHenryRobert,bornAug.7. KarenteachesmathatHarperParkMiddleSchoolin Leesburg.Theentire6thgradefromherschool,all420of chem,visitedtheUdvar-HazyCenterforitsSpaceDayin May.FourdaysbeforethepublicopeninglastDecember, McClellanattendedaglitzyinvitation-onlydedication, whereguestsincludedVicePresidentCheney,ChiefJustice Rehnquist,PaulTibbetts,whoRewtheEnolaGay(named forhismother)whenitdroppedtheA-bombonHiroshima, NeilArmstrong,thefirstmantowalkonthemoon,UdvarHazy,andactorJohnTravolta,anaviationenthusiast.

"I'velearnedalot,especiallyaboutthehistoryofairtransportation,andI'vedonealittlebitofeverythinghere;I've evenscrubbedfloors,"McClellansays."Wewereunderthe guntoopenthisplace,andwehadmudonthefloorand dustontheartifacts,sotheentireeducationdepartment scrubbedonourkneeswithScotchBritepadsandbuckets ofsoapfromDecember1through5 lastyear.Wecleaned undertheBlackbirdandtheEnolaGay,andIpolishedthe leftwingoftheBoeing307,whichismyfavoriteaircraft.

"WhenIleavehere, I'llbereplacedbysomeoneelsefrom theLoudounCountyschools.Aslongasthismuseumis open, therewillbeaLoudounCountyschoolemployee here.Thisrelationshipbenefitstheschoolsystem, thekids,everyone."�

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If Yo u Go

TheStevenF.Udvar-HazyCenterisopendaily,exceptChristmas,from 10a.m.to5:30p.m Admissionisfree, butparkingis$12pervehicle($50foranunlimitedyearlyparkingpass).Frompointssouth, takeI-66West, goabout7milesbeyondtheBeltwayandexitatRoute28North(Exit53B).After5.3miles,exitatAirandSpace Museum Parkwayandfollowthesigns. It'salsoaccessiblefromtheDullesTollRoad(Route267). Round-tripshuttlebusserviceisavailablebetweentheflagshipbuildingandtheUdvar-HazyCenter ($7perpassenger,$5perpassengerforgroupsof10ormore),adistanceof28miles. Phone202.357.2000forgeneralinformationand202.633.2563fortoursandreservations, orvisittheWebsitewww.nasm.si.edu.TheCenteriswheelchair-accessible.

Photo © Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ofthe Smithsonian In stitution's National Air and Space Museum.
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Topleft:Ruffeer'shallwayshavebeautifulhardwoodmaplefloors. Topcenter:Astunningnewskylightcoversthearea knownformerlyas "TheSmoker."Bottom:Two-sidedcenterstairwaybeginsonthemainfloorjustasbefore.

Emb ra cing the Pas t, Insp ir ing the Fu tu re • • • Longwoo d's si gnature bu ilding offers dramatic new pe rspectives .

Markyou calendars now for one ofthe most importantdatesin the historyofLongwood University: Saturday, April 23, 2005.That's the day when wewill re-dedicate Ruffner Hall and our signature Rotunda, almost four years to the dayafter fire destroyed the historicheart ofourcampus.

Ifyou'vebeenkeepingupwithourprogress,youknowchar theRuffnersareshapingupverynicely.It'sagreatfeeling toseechargoldendomepeekingovertherooftopson campus.

OnarecentmediatouroftheRuffners,Iwasimpressed withthemeticulousdetailwithwhichtheinteriorisbeing constructed.ArchitectFredKuntzandEnglishConstruction haveexpendedeveryeffortcomakeRuffnerHalllooklike itspredecessor,butwithsomeaddedembellishments. Hardwoodmaplefloorsarebeinginstalledwithtongueand grooveconstruction-guaranteedtosqueakastimegoesby. Hallwaysfeatureinsetdisplaycasesforspecialexhibits. Windowshavebeencraftedfromoriginalspecificationsco havethelookandfeeloftheoriginals.Andthedomehasa skylight,asdidtheoriginalwhichwaslatercoveredover becauseofleaks.

InlateAugust,thedomepaintingswerere-installed followingacompleterestorationbyPageConservationin Washington,D.C.Thosepaintings,alongwithocher paintings,plaquesandLongwoodmemorabilia,hadbeen removedbecauseoftherenovationofRuffnerthatwas underwaypriorcothefire.

Aswegetclosertothegrandopening,thefinaltouchesare beingputontheoutsideaswell.Newbalustradesand columnsaregoingup.Brickwallshavebeencompletedand haveaveryconvincingoldlook.Andwhatweusedtocallthe Smoker-thehallwaybetweenBlackwellandtheRotundanowhasabeautifulskylightrunningthelengthofthehall, creatinganatural,sunlitbridgebetweenthetworooms.

RuffnerHallwillbehometotheCollegeofArtsand Sciences,aswellastheofficesoftheVicePresidentfor AcademicAffairs.Facultyoffices,classrooms,administrative offices,andstudyareaswillbelocatedonallfloors. Throughoutthebuildingtherewillbedisplaycasesfor showcasingspecialexhibitsandLongwoodmemorabilia. And,ofcourse,theJoanofArcsculpture,betterknownas "JoanieontheSconie," willbereturnedtoherrightfulplace onthemainfloorbeneaththedome.

Aswenearthefinalphasesofconstruction,it'snicetoknow chateveryefforthasbeenmadetomakeournewRuffner lookliketheoldRuffner,butwithsome addedamenities thatwillenhancethelearningprocessforgenerations ofLongwoodgraduatestocome.-DS

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A new skylight caps the Rotunda do me.

We Thrill Anew

They did not tell me, on March 31, 1978, , that I was being taken captive. I walked up the High Street sidewalkand opened the front door ofMain Ruffner-I was five minutes from myinterviewforaposition on the Longwood faculty.

WhenIsteppedoverthatslatethresholdsconeandentered themysticaldignityoftheRotunda,myspiritandhearthad foundahomechatIknewIcouldneverleave.Ihadbecome oneofthechildrenoftheRotunda.

SoverymanyintheLongwoodcommunityofscholarshave feltchisbondtoourRotunda.Morethan100yearsagoour schoolyearbook,TheNormalLight,selectedthesewords fromanAnglicanhymncoexpresstheirlinkcotheRotunda:

TherewouldIfindasettledrest, WhileochersgoandcomeNomoreastrangeroraguest, Butlikeachildathome."

Andin1914astudentwhowitnessedtheunveiling ceremonyintheRotundaofourJoanofArcstatue,Joanie onthePony,wrotetotheschoolnewspaper:

"Wearefortunatetowitnesstheunveilingofthisstatue. Inashorttime,however,weshallhavepassedon,givingplace cochosewhocomeafterus.Nocso, ourstatueofJoanofArc. Heresheshallstandthroughoutalltime.Nature,inher wildestmoments,maybeatabouther,butthespiritwelove andknowsowellwillremain.Eachyear,asrimegoesby,new faceswillreflectthegloryofchatresplendentfigureandtheir heartswillthrillanewastheysensewhatlifemightbe."

Dr.JamesWJordanwithartifactsftomtheRotundareconstructionsite.

Personally,Icertainlysensechisrenewalintheweboflife ofourRotunda.MynewofficeinWestRuffner,whereIwill bemovinginMay2005,islocatedintheexactcenterofthe spacechatwastheoldanthropologyclassroomwhereImet myfirstclassofstudentsinArcheology102at8a.m., August27,1978-27yearslaterandIamhomeagain1

InthatclassroomIfirsttaughtastudent,BrianD.Bates, who,induecourse,graduatedinanthropologyfrom Longwood,wentontodoarchaeologyintheBritishIsles andtheCaribbean,receivedhisPh.D.inarchaeologyfrom theUniversityofLondon,andfollowedhisheartbackco Longwoodwhereheisnowmycolleagueonthefaculty

Dr.BrianBateswasoneofthe 183firefighterswhoanswered thealarmat9:13p.m.,Tuesday,April24,2001,thealarm chatmarkedaturningpointinthecourseofourAlma Macer.Ac10a.m.thenextmorning,Wednesday,April25, Brian,inhisfirefightinggearandonemberduty,cookfrom hiscoatpocketabrickwhichhegavetome.Itstillradiated heatfromitsnight'sordeal.Briantoldmethebrickcame fromtheright-handsideofthefrontdooroftheRotunda. Thatbrick, andsometimeswhenItouchitseemsevennow togiveoffasoftheat,hasbeenwithmefor3-1/2years nowwaitingtogobackhome.

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IwillbereturningtotheRotundaweallrecallsofondly. TheRotundawededicateatoneofthegreatcelebrationsin thelifeofLongwoodonApril23,2005,isnotanew Rotunda-itistheRotunda.Thosedaughtersandsonsof Longwoodseniorinyearscomemusthaveathousand memoriesofmoments,happyandsad,whichthey experiencedintheembraceofchosebalconies,ofthedome, underthetallwhitecolumns,memoriesandeventsthatwere oldanddearlongbeforeIbecameachildoftheRotunda myself.Myownheartwillalwaysholdthejoyofwatching myyoungdaughtersastheyracedupanddownthe staircases,madeechoesfromthethirdfloorbalcony, marveledattheChristmastreewhichalmosttouchedthe paintingsinthedome,andtriedtodecideifitwasjustthe oldstairscreakingorifthesoundsreallywerethoseofa poorstudenttrappedinthewallsallchoseyears.

Afterallissaid,howinadequateareworksalonetoexpress themagicalbondweallfeeltoourRotunda,ourJoanof Arc,ourAlmaMacer,ourLongwood.Asshealwayshas, Longwoodgoesonintothefuture,andintotheworld,in wayswecannotevenenvisiontoday leisourhonortohave becomeapartofchecommunityofscholarsresidentatchis placefor165yearsandwhodownchelongtrailoftheages willechoLongwood'sname.@

P. Bu c kl ey Moss Pr int of Ro tunda Now Avai lable

The P. BuckleyMoss printofRuffner Hall, commissioned bytheLongwoodUniversity Alumni Association in celebration ofthe rededication ofthe building, has been completed. Pleasecontact theAlumni Office formore information about prints and the rededication activitiesscheduled for Saturday 23 April 2005.

P.BuckleyMossprintoftheRotundaatLongwoodUniversity© 2004
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P.BuckleyMossandtheP.BuckleyMosssignatureareregisteredtrademarksofP.BuckleyMoss.

The Ro tunda Pa int ings, Honi e at Last.

The original oil paintings in the Rotunda have come home to a new dome. The paintings, as well as all ofthe college memorabilia, had been removedfrom Ruffnerprior to the fire as the building wasundergoinga major renovation.

TheRotundapaintingsweresenttoPageConservation, Inc.,inWashington,D.C.In2001 andwerecleaned andpreparedforinscallacionandin-painting(theactual restorationprocess) Duringthecleaningprocess,old varnish,adhesiveandyearsofgrimeanddirehadtobe carefullyremovedfromthecanvassectionbysection.

Thepaintingsdepictfourprominenteducatorswithclose tiestoVirginia.Thesignificanceofchedomepaintingswas emphasizedinRosemarySprague'sbook, Longwood College: A History "lehasbeensaid"cheRotunda'seleganceandgrace astoundedallwholookeduponitsmagnificentstructure." Thedome,whichmadetheRotundaauniquestructure ontheLongwoodcampus,wascoveredinmurals,painted byItalianartistEugeneB.Malfonconiin1905 "EugeneB. Malfonconiwascommissionedtopainttheinteriorofthe dome:portraitsofJeffersonandHoraceMannwho symbolizedcheeducationalphilosophyofcheNormal School,andofJ.L.MonroeCurryandWilliamHenry RuffnerwhohadbeenresponsiblefortheSchool'sexistence, andinterspersedwith(foursymbolicpaintingsof)Delsarcedrapedfemalefiguressymbolizingtheinstitutionsfour purposes-Study,Medication,Recreation,andRest."

ArthurH.PageIVsupervisedtherestorationand re-installation.Theinstallationbeganwiththeerection ofscaffoldingtoallowaccesstocheinteriorofchedome

Thepaintingswerethenheat-secandattachedcocheinrerior ofchedome Aprotectivefacingwasthenappliedin preparationforthein-paintingprocessinwhichadecorative painrerfromtheWarnockStudiosworkedwithPage Conservationcoduplicatethevaluesandintensityofche originaloilpaints

Thepaintingstodaylookmuchlikedidwhentheywerefirst paintednearlyahundredyearsago.-DS

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Wa nted Ro tunda Men1or ies

& Class Re pr esen tative s

Yo u can play a part in the 23 Ap ril Re dedication Ceremony

"A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the otherforward; one is oftoday, the other oftomorrow. Memoryis history recorded in ourbrain ...

Thereisnobetterwaytocelebratethehistoryandthehopefor theRotundathanrohaveLongwoodalumnisharetheirfavorite memoriesofLongwood'ssignaturebuilding.Asourstudents begintomaketheirownmemoriesinthenewRotunda,theywill continuetobuildonthehistory thathasmadetheRuffnersso specialtoLongwoodalumni.

DoyouhaveafavoritememoryoftheRuffnersortheRotunda thatyouwouldliketopassontotoday'sstudents? Submityour favoritestorytoday (preferably 8.5X11paper;typed)bymailto:

LongwoodAlumniAssociation

201 HighStreet,Farmville,Virginia23909

Attention:RotundaMemories.

Youcanalsoemailusyourstoryviathelinkat www.longwood.edu/alumni/rotunda/memories

Thememorieswillbecompiledandwillplayanimportantrole intherededicationceremonyon23April2005.

Deadlineforsubmission:JanuaryJI, 2005.

You could also representyour class during the ceremonies ...

Areyouplanningtocomebackfortherededicationceremony onApril23,2005?Doyouwanttorepresentyourclassduring theofficialprogramandreopeningoftheRotundaandRuffner complex?

Wewanttoinvolveasmanyclassesintheceremonyaspossible, andwewillbeselectingonealumnusfromeachgraduationyear torepresentthatclassduringtheofficialdedicationprogram. Howarewegoingtoselecteachclass' symbolicrepresentative?

Youjustneedtosubmityournametousbymail:

LongwoodAlumniAssociation, 201HighStreet,Farmville,Virginia23909

Attention:SymbolicRepresentatives

oremailusviathelinkat www.longwood.edu/alumni/rotunda/classrep

AllsubmissionsreceivedbyDecember31,2004willbecompiled bygraduationyearandwewillrandomlyselectonerepresentative andonealternateforeachyear.Ifyouarechosen,wewillcontact youwithmoredetailsaboutyourroleintheprogram.

Sendinyournametodayforyourchance torepresentyourclassduringthishistoricoccasion!

Thispageandopposite:PageConservation,Inc., ofWashington,D. C. reinstalltheRotundaPaintings.Photo © RobChapman.
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· NCAA Di vi s ion I Re clas s ·

By now, just about everyone knows that Longwood University is reclassifying its intercollegiate athletics program from NCAA Division II to Division I. The current 200405 year constitutes the second-year of the four-year transition period toward official certification in September 2007. What, exactly, does this really mean for Lancer student-athletes? A simple answer is that the move to Division I is part of Longwood's overall strategic plan to raise the visibility and profile of the University.

Thespecific,technicalanswerscanbefoundintheone-inch thick,487-page NCAA Division I Manual. Bylaw,article 20.5.2.2.3(onpage349)statesthatduringyeartwo, Longwoodmustcomplywiththefollowingrequirements: 'full compliance with all Division I legislation and membership requirements; attendance at the NCAA Convention by the chief executive officer, the director ofathletics, the senior woman administrator, the faculty athletics representative, and the compliance coordinator; attendance (by the same representatives) at an orientation session conducted by the national office related to the application ofDivision I legislation and issues impacting Division I; and submit an annual report and updated strategic plan by June 30, 2005 based on feedback receivedfrom the previous year's annual report. '

"TheNCAACouncilhasapprovedtheresultsofour exploratoryyear(2002-03)aswellasourfirstyearofthe reclassificationperiodduring2003-04withoutcondition," statedDirectorofAthleticsRickMazzuto."TheUniversity hasawellthought-outplantoensureourtransitionfrom DivisionIIandsuccessinDivisionI."

Right: Junior Amber Mason. Below: Sophomore Michael Jefferson Greg Prou ty Assistant AD for Media Relations
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fi ca ti on En te rs Ye ar No .2

Themostimportantaspecttounderstandatthistimeisthat LongwoodisoperatingunderallDivisionIrulesand regulations,includingtheschedulingrequirements,forits DivisionIminimum 14-sportprogram.Asimpleruleof thumbisthattheLancerteams-eightforwomen, sixformen -mustplayatleast75percentoftheircontestsagainst DivisionIopponents,withtheexceptionofmen'sandwomen's basketball.Inbasketball,itbecomesevenmoredifficult. Longwoodmustplayallbuttwoofitsmen'sandwomen's basketballgamesagainstDivisionIcompetitionthisyear.

Howaretheschedulesreallyaffected?Well,thecaliber ofopponentthatLongwoodteamsfacethisyearchange dramaticallyfromthepast,andtheywillcontinuetodoso. Forexample,themen'sbasketballteamwillplay30Division Igames,includingtripstoLasVegas,NewYorkCity,and SanFrancisco.LancersopponentsincludeTopTwenty programsWakeForestandIllinois,alongwithin-statefoes JamesMadison,OldDominion,Radford,VMI, and WilliamandMary.There'llbeothertripstoColorado, Connecticut,Iowa,andUtah.

"ThisisagreatopportunityforLongwoodUniversity tobe competinginDivisionIathletics,"explainedmen's basketballheadcoachMikeGillian."Itisobviouslyfantastic forourmen'sbasketballprogram, butwhatIhopeeveryone understandsishowitisgoingtoraisetheprofileof LongwoodUniversitynotonlyhereinVirginia,butaround theregion,upanddowntheEastCoastandthroughoutthe entirecountry.

"Allofthispositiveexposurewillhelpustocontinueto attractthehighestqualitystudentsandstudent-athletesto comejoinusforawonderfulcollegeexperiencehereinthe HeartofVirginia."

Thewomen'sbasketballteamwillplayattheUniversity ofKentuckyandatWestVirginiaUniversity,alongwith in-statecontestsatGeorgeMason,Liberty,andWilliam andMary.They'llalsotraveltothestatesofAlabama, Georgia,Indiana,NorthCarolina,Pennsylvania,andTexas.

Left: Sophomore Husein pistoijevic. Below: Vete ran women's head coach Shirley Duncan.
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''Asyoucansee,themovecoDivisionIgivesusthe opportunitytoextendthenamerecognitionofLongwood andourwomen'sbasketballprogramcopartsofthecountry wehadnottappedbefore,"saidwomen'sbasketballhead coachShirleyDuncan.''Aschallengingastheschedulemay be,any timewecanintroduceLongwoodtoprospective playersand/orstudentsinotherpartsofthecountrywe willgladlyacceptthatchallenge."

"Division I athleticswill place Longwoodatawhole newlevel ofcompetition - notjust in athletics but also among our peers in academics and student life as well. Funding asuccessful Division I programwill take generous support from ouralumni and friends in addition to Universityresources. TohelptheLancers achieve Division I success you maymake agift on line atwww.longwood.edu/advancement/onlinegift.html orsend tothe Office ofUniversityAdvancement, 201 High Street, Farmville,Virginia23909."

Fallteamsports(fieldhockey,men'sandwomen'ssoccer) opponentsincludedVirginia,VirginiaTech,Virginia Commonwealch,Georgetown,WestVirginia, andEast CarolinaamongfullDivisionIscheduleschatincludedocher in-stateinstitutionsaswell.Nextspring,thebaseballteam opensitscampaigninHawaiibeforereturningtoplay athree-gameseriesattheUniversityofSouthCarolinaateamthatreachedtheCollegeWorldSeriesthisyear. OtherbaseballopponentsincludeIndiana,Maryland,and Princeton,asbothIUandtheIvyLeaguerswillactuallyvisit LancerStadium.Additionally,thesoftballteamwillmake atripcoCaliforniafortournamentsattheUniversity ofSanDiegoandatSanDiegoStateUniversity.

"Weareexcitedaboutourschedulefor2005,"commented baseballheadcoachBuddyBolding."Webelievethatitwill provideourbaseballprogram,itsmany fans, alums,andthe greaterLongwoodfamilywiththeopportunitycobegin cobuilduponthegreatsuccessoftheprogramaswe moveintoDivisionI."

SophomoreAlanMoore.

Whatistheathleticscholarshipimpactinvolvedwiththis movecowardDivisionIcertification?During2002-03, Longwood'sfinalyearinDivisionII,thetotalathletic scholarshipsofferedwere43.1 (19formen,24.1 for women).Thisyear,athleticscholarshipstotal72.2 (29.3for men, 42.9forwomen),andtheprojectionfor2007-08is 103(38formen,65 forwomen).TheNCAAminimumsare 25 formen,and25forwomen(50total),exclusiveofmen's andwomen'sbasketball.

"Thebroad-basedplanforprogramimprovementsnotonly meets DivisionIcriteriaforreclassification,itputsourteams inanattractivecompetitivesituationwithDivisionI competitors,"emphasizedMazzuco.

Anotherareaaffectedinabigwayisathleticspersonnel.During 2002-03,theathleticsstaff,includingadministrationand coaches,totaled21full-andpart-timeindividuals.Thisyear, thatnumberhasgrownto38,andby2007-08,theathletics staffwillnumberatleast48,ifnotmore,full-timeemployees.

"Thegrowthinstaffisincredible,"addedMazzuto.''Almostall ofourteamshaveatleastoneassistantcoach.Additionshave beenmadeadministrativelyaswellasinsportsmedicine,sports information,andfieldmaintenancestaffs.SinceMarch1, 2002,some25newemployeeshavejoinedthedepartment."

Indeed,thereclassificationofLongwoodUniversityAthletics toNCAADivisionIhasalreadybroughtaboutmany changeswithmorestillcocomeaswell.Theentirehorizon fortheLancersischanging.Don'tblink-youwon'twant comissanyofthis.@

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A Note fr om the Afghan Fro nt

CaptainJimTierney'95,apoliticalsciencemajorcurrentlyservingin Afghanistan,recenclywrotetohisformerLongwoodfacultyadviser, Dr.BillHarbour: "The3rdBattalion, 116thInfantryoftheVirginiaNational Guardwas mobilizedbackonMarch1st.Afterspendingsometime atForeBraggandForePolk,wearrivedinAfghanistaninJuly."

"RightnowIknowoftwootherLongwoodcontactsinthiscountry. JonathanGraebener'98iscurrenclystationedsouthinKa(l-dahar andNickCastrinos(freshmanin'03nowonmilitaryleave)andmyself arehereinGhazni.It'salwaysinterestingtogetafreshman'sperspective oncurrenteventsinFarmville.Nickhasbeendoinganoutstandingjob sincehe'sbeenhereandwillbeagreatassettotheschoolwhenhereturns. WeanticipatereturningtothestatesinJuly2005."

"TheCoalitionForcesaredoinggreatthingshere.Afghanistanstillhasitsshare ofTalibanandAlQaeda,weseelotsofprogressionandhopeforthiscountry. Whilethereisnowherewewouldratherbethanathomewithourlovedones (especiallyconsideringmywifeShelly [Coffey'95] gavebirchtoourfirstson inMay),weareallveryproudtobehereduringchisimportanttime."

CaptainTierneyisphotographedaboveofferingcandytoAfghanistanchildren. "Justtwominutesbeforethepicturewastaken,Iwassurroundedbyabout 50kidsallhopingtogeta Lift Saver. Itwasamazingtoseehowwellbehaved theywere.Havingaco-edschoolisaverybigaccomplishmentinAfghanistan, butthankfully,it'sbecomingmorecommon.Aftertalkingtothestudents,we foundoutsomeofthegirlshaverowalkanywherefromthreetosixhours one-waytogotoschool."-JW

Pres ident- elect of Internati onal Re ading As sociation Addresses

Longwood Conference fo r Educators

Dr.RichardAllington,president-electofthe InternationalReadingAssociation,addressed aleadershipconferenceatLongwoodUniversity inJulyTheeventwassponsoredbyLongwood's CollegeofEducationandHumanServices.More than250teachers,administratorsandgraduate studentsfromthroughoutVirginiaattendedthe day-longconference,tided"SettingGoalstoMeet theChallengesofLiteracyInstruction."

Dr.Allington,aprofessorofeducationatthe UniversityofFlorida,toldtheeducatorsthatwhile effectivereadingprogramsmustincludephonics, vocabulary,comprehensionandfluency,itis well-trainedteacherswhomaketherealdifference inclassrooms."Therearelotsofthingswecantry todotosolvethenation'sreadingproblems,but intheenditallcomesdowntoteachers-teachers whocanchallengekidstochinkandre-chink," hesaid."Weneedkidswhocanchinkandread simultaneously."-DS

Lo ngwood ' s Largest Freshman Class Ever

LongwoodUniversityopenedthenewschoolyear Aug.30withthelargestfreshmanclassandthe largestoverallstudentbodyinitshistoryThereare 980freshmen,ascomparedto880lastfall.The previousrecordforfreshmenwas896,threeyears ago.Transferstudentsnumber 164.Theoverall studentbodytotalsmorethan4,300,upabout50 fromlastyear.

Captain Jim Tierney 95 offers candy to new friends.
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On line Honor Roll

Added to We bsi te

Wearepleasedtoannouncethepostingofourfirst onlinehonorrollofdonors.Visitusonthewebat http://wwwlongwood.edu/advancemenc/donorlisc co reviewchenamesofallofour2003-2004donors and co thankchemforcheimpactchattheymade ontheLongwoodcampus.

Ifwehaveyouremailaddressrecorded,you havealreadyreceivedthepasswordcoenableyouco viewthehonorroll.Ifwedidnotemailyouandyou wouldlikecoreceivetheIDandpasswordcoenter thehonorrollsite, simply emailusat alumni@longwood.eduwithyouraddress.

Duringchistimeofbudgetconstraints,itwas decidedchataprintedversionofthehonorrollwas feasibleonlyeveryocheryear.However,wewanted cocontinuetorecognizeouroutstandingdonors! Onourwebsite,youwillfindalistingofdonors organizedbyclassyearorconstituency,withgiving clublevelstobeaddedinearly2005.

Asyoucansee,morethan7000donorsjoined togethertosurpass$1 millioninAnnualFund supportforchefirstyearever. Itwasanoutstanding yearthankscothe tremendoussupportfromo'ur alumni,parentsandfriends.Thanksforshowing yourBlue&WhitespiritandhelpingustoBuild theFuturein2003-2004!

Al umni Spotlight

Gari Dickson Stephenson, '63, and Sandra Taylor D'Alessandro , '74, andthreeocherwomenhaveopenedSignature9GalleryinRoanokechat featurestheirworkspluschoseofsevenocherartists.

Donna Barnes Smith, '69, wasselectedastheNavyEducationSpecialist oftheYearatNavyRecruitingDistrictinRaleigh,NC

Paige Winebarger, '68, isservingaone-yeartermontheMinnesota EnvironmentalQualityBoard,whichadvisesthegovernorandstateagencies onenvironmentalimplicationsofproposedpoliciesandlegislativeinitiatives.

DebbieNorthern, '80, isservinginElSalvadorasalaymissionerwiththe MaryknollMissionAssociation. SheisworkingwiththeAIDSministry teamto helpstopthespreadofAIDsinElSalvador.

Susan Yo ung, '80, askedchattheflaggivenherathermilitaryretirement servicebeflownbothovertheU.S.CapitolandtheLongwoodRotunda. Theflagwaspresented co herinlateApril.

Jimaye Sones, '82, hasbeennamedthecomptrollerfortheDefense CommissaryAgency.Heisresponsibleforallfinancialaspectsoftheagency's retailsalesandoperatingbudgets,andspokesmanonfinancialissuesandagency liaisonwithnumerousochergovernmentagencies.TheDefenseCommissary Agencyoperatesnearly280commissariesworldwide.

Jim Cooke, '89, hasbeenpromoted co VicePresident-VirginiaScace ProductionManagerwithLandAmericaFinancialGroup,Inc.Heoverseestitle searching,underwriting,andplaneoperationsforthecompany'seightoffices inVirginia.

Larry Robertson, '90, isLongwood'snewDirectorofResidential andCommuterLife.

Bobby Swanberg, '95, wasnamedthe2004MaleCitizenoftheYear bytheAppomattoxCountyChamberofCommerceforhisdecade-longserviceof volunteerism,especiallywiththeRailroadFestivalandcheRescueSquad.Heand hiswife,AnnAustinSwanberg,'94,ownandoperateVillagePrincshop,Inc.

Michael White, '98, wasawardedcheDoctorofOsteopathicMedicine DegreefromPhiladelphiaCollegeofOsteopathicMedicine.Heiscurrencly doinganinternshipatAlbertEinsteinMedicalCenter.

Jake Milne, '99, ispresidentoftheSociologyGraduateStudentAssociation atVirginiaTech.

Gil and Lindsay Ribakov Banton, '03, havereturned co Longwood aschenewfulltimestaffforChiAlpha.

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Marya Wysocki '99 Joins University Advancement Team

MaryaWysocki '99hasjoinedUniversiryAdvancement astheassistantdirectorofannualgivingand coordinatorofrecentgraduateevents.Marya'sduties includecoordinatingtheTelefund,inwhichalumni andfriendsarecontactedannually,andSenior Challenge,inwhichthemembersofeachseniorclass presentagifttotheUniversiryatcommencement. ThisDecembershewillfinishanM.A.inliberalstudies attheUniversiryofNorthCarolina-Greensboro,where sheworkedasagraduateassistantunderthetlirector ofcorporateandfoundationrelations.-KB

Major Commission for Mara Adamitz Scrupe

MaraScrupe'srecentwork Back To Nature: Collecting The Preserved Garden, installedatGrandArtsinKansas Ciry,Missouri,wasjointlycommissionedbyGrandArts andtheAldrichContemporaryArtMuseum.Herpiece addressesthelossofhabitatfornativeplantsdueto humanencroachmentintheformoflanddevelopment andenvironmentaldegradation.Plantsfeaturedinthe fullysolar-poweredgreenhouseatthecenterofthe installationwereorganicallygrownfromseedbythe artistandrepresentnativespecies-manyofwhichare currentlylistedasthreatenedorendangered.Theproject alsofeaturesacollectionoflargeformattransparencies ofamateuroilpaintingscollectedbytheartistover manyyears.Theseimagesbearwitnesstothe significanceofplantsandgardensineverydaylife,and celebratetheunknownartistswhogrewandpainted them.MaraAdamitzScrupeservesasLongwood'sfirst BarbaraLeeBishopEndowedChairofArt. Go

Girls St ate Celebrates 30

Eachsummerfor30yearsyoungwomenacrosstheCommonwealthhave cometoLongwoodforVirginiaGirlsState.Foundedtoprovidecitizenship trainingforhighschoolgirls,GirlsStategivesthemanopportunirytolive togetherasself-governingcitizens;toinformthemaboutduties,privileges, rights,andresponsibilitiesofAmericancitizenship,inorderthatthey understandandparticipateinthefunctioningoftheirgovernment;andto helpthem graspthemeaningoftheresponsibilitiesthatthey mustassume whentheybecomeadults.ThisadventureinAmericanismissponsored annuallybytheAmericanLegionAuxiliary,withthecooperationofmany civicclubsandschoolgroups.

ThedirectorofVirginiaGirlsStateisVernaVance.Mrs.Vancehasbeen volunteeringfortheorganizationfor48years,butshesays,"Itwaswhile HenryWillettwasLongwood'spresidentthatLongwoodbecameGirlsState's summer home. Ihavebeenthedirectoroftheeventfor27ofthe30years andamthankfultoLongwoodforopeningtheirdoorstothisevent."

Thegirlsdonotleavewithoutleavingbehindathoughtofthanks.Thisyear GirlsStateparticipantsbroughtover600poundsofcannedgoodsforalocal foodpantry,Faces.InadditiontoothercharitablegiftstotheFarmvillearea, GirlsStateparticipantsdonated$1,000totheRotundafundfollowingthe GreatFireof2001.

Editor'sNote: As this issue ofLongwood Magazine was going to press, we learned the sad news that Verna ¼nee was killed in an accident in Suffolk on Friday, November 6, when a school bus broadsided her car. Ms. ¼nee will be missed by generations of Girls State participants and by herfriends at Longwood University.

Faculty Honored

FiveLongwoodfaculrymemberswerehonoredatConvocationforsuperior teaching,Dr.DonaldMerkle,professorofbiologyandareacoordinatorfor pre-professionalprograms,receivedtheMaudeGlennRaifordAwardfor ExcellenceinTeaching. FuquaExcellenceinTeachingAwardswentto Dr.DavidColes,assistantprofessorofhistory,Dr.KennethPerkins, professorofsociologyandanthropology,Dr.LorettaCoughlin,lecturer ofphysicaleducation,Dr.PeggyTarpley,associateprofessorofspecial education,andDr.C.MitchellAdrian,associateprofessorofmanagement andchairoftheDepartmentofManagement,MarketingandComputer InformationManagementSystems.-JW

vernor Mark Wtirner with 2004 Girls State Participants

Building on Traditio n

Executive in Residence Series AlBroaddus,Presidentofthe FederalReserveBankofRichmond,addressesthegroupinSeptember2003

"OurExecutive-in-Residencelectureseriesfeaturessome oftoday'smostdistinguishedandinfluentialbusinessleaders sharingtheirinsightsontopicsfromethicstoenrrepreneurism

Thisprogramseries,sponsoredbySunTrustBank,enriches thelearningexperiencesofbusinessandeconomicsstudents byfosteringanintimatedialoguewithseniorcorporate officersfromsomeofAmerica'sleadingcompanies."

Lo ngwo od An nu al Fund Gifts Su ppor t Active Learn ing in th e Th ree Colleg es

Asastudent,wouldn'tyouwantthe opportunitytogainknowledgefromsome ofthenation'stopbusinessleaders?

TheCollegeofBusinessandEconomics' ExecutiveExcellenceseriesenablesLongwood studentstodojustthat.

Andjustchinkwhataboosttoyourresume itwouldbetolistchatyoupresentedapaper ataprofessionalmeetingforyourfieldof study orattendedaconferencetofurtheryour education-theCollegeofEducationand HumanServicesandtheCollegeofArts andSciencessupporttheseactivities,aswell asotheroff-campusopportunities fortheirstudents.

Theseprogramsarejustanexampleofthe real-worldlearningforwhichLongwoodis recognized.Frominternshipstofieldtrips toguestspeakers,thethreeCollegesprovide agatewaytolearningchatcannotbefound inatextbook.

Longwoodparticipatesinthetransitionof studentsfromlistenerstoparticipantsthrough activeinvolvement. YourgifttotheAnnual Fundhelpstobringtheseexcitinglearning opportunitiestolifeforourstudents.

"The Honors Conference wasagrearexperience becauseitgaveusthechancetoshareallofthehardwork wehaddonethroughouttheyear.Doingtheseprojects isavaluablebuttimeconsumingexperience andbeingabletopresentourworktothose whovalueitreallymakesyoufeellike youaccomplishedsomethingworthwhile"

GIFTStotheLongwoodAnnualFundsupportuniversityinitiativessuchas:Facultyrecruitmentandretentionefforts; CareerCenteroutreach;Scholarshipsupportfordeservingstudents;Admissionsrecruitmentefforts;andalumnipublications andevents YouareBuildingonTraditionwithyourgiftin2004-2005 Ifyouwouldliketomakeagift,visitourwebsiteat: wwwlongwoodedu/advancemenr;mailyourcheckpayabletotheLongwoodUniversityFoundation to201 HighStreet,Farmville,Virginia 23909;orgiveusacallat1.800281.4677,extension3

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The Hungry Little Bunny

Thisisthethirdchildren'sbookwrittenandillustratedbyFarrior,aretiredartteacher inFayetteville,NorthCarolina.Describedasa"touchingbedtimestoryfilledwithwhimsical artworkandafunandrhymingtext,"it'saboutalop-earedbunnywhogetslostinasnowstorm andhastosearchforfood.Farrior,whotaughtfor31yearsbeforeretiringin1999,alsowrote andillustratedAChild'sWorld.fromMyPointofViewandFroggieBabies.

PublishedbyIvyHousePublishingGroup, hardcover, 28pages

TheWar ofConfederate Captain HenryT. Owen

byKimOwen,LongwoodAlumna, 74,GrahamC.OwenandMichaelM.Owen

Ms.Owen,aFarmvillenativewholivesinRichmond,isnotadescendantoffellow PrinceEdwardCounrynativeHenryThweattOwen(1831-1921),whocommandedCompany Cinthe 18thVirginiaInfantryRegiment.However,hewasthegreat-grandfatherofthecoauthors,whoarebrothers.Whiledoinggenealogicalresearchonherfamily,Ms.Owenwastold aboutGrahamOwen,wholivesinFloridaandwasresearchingHenry Owen,and,athisrequest, shebegancopyingandmailingmaterialfromthearchivesattheVirginiaStateLibrary."Finally wedecidedthebestwaytopreserveHenry'spaperswastowriteabook,"shesays.Ms.Owen, whowasKimTerryatLongwood,workswitharrestrecordsfortheVirginiaStatePolice

PublishedbyHeritageBooks,paperback,292pages

A Dream ComeTrue

CDbyBetsyFoster,LongwoodAlumna, '8r

Foster,whowasBetsyDuncanatLongwood,isanindependentNewAgecomposer wholivesinGlenAllen,nearRichmond.Sheranatranscriptionbusinessfrom1991until healthproblems(fromanear-fatalcaraccidentin1984)forcedhertogiveitupin1998. "ThenIretiredtowritingmusic,whichismyfirstlove,"shesays."IfoundoutIcouldwrite musicatLongwood,whereIwasapianoperformancemajor."Some 10oftheCD'ssongsare instrumental;theotherfivefeaturevocalsfromstudiomusicians.TheCDhasbeenplayedon 200radiostationsnationwide,includingtheSundaymorningshowonWFLOinFarmville (sheisaFarmvillenative)andonSoundscapes,anationwidemusicchanneloncableTY, anditspentsevenmonthsintheTop10oftheNewAgecharts. TheCDissoldattheLongwoodBookstoreandthroughherWebsite(www.betsyfaster.com).

Miselaineous andlive simple, breathe deep

CDsbyElaineDempsey,LongwoodAlumna '80

ThefirstisasoloCDbyDempsey,afull-timemusicianwholivesnearSanFrancisco, andthesecondwasrecordedwithfellowmusiciansLE LambertofNorfolkandKarlWerne ofVirginiaBeach.Dempsey,aRichmondnative,workedinthetherapeuticrecreationfieldin theTidewaterareabeforemovingin1992roMillValley,California."Icameouthereon agustofwind;itwasstrictlyintuition,"shesays."AtfirstIlivedonafriend'ssailboat."Sheand Lambertplayedasaduoformanyyears,andElaine,LambertandKarlperformnowmostly ontheEastCoast.DempseyplayedincoffeehousesasastudentatLongwood,whereshe majoredintherapeuticrecreation.

welcome to myworld

CDbyHarronFells,LongwoodAlumna 90

ThoughherrealnameisHarronFells,sheusesHarronEvoriaprofessionallytohonor hergrandmother,Evoria,whohelpedraiseher.Anindependentartistwhoseproduction companyisMoonChildMusic,sheplayssaxophoneandthekeyboardontheCD,allofwhose tracksshewroteandproduced.SheplaysgigsupanddowntheEastCoast,bothasasolo artistandwithafive-pieceband.ShelivesinChesterfieldCounryandisapharmacy technicianforGenesisHealthCareandasubstituteteacher.-KB

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"M ake y'o ur everyday ac tio ns a co ntr ibut ion to bu ild a bet ter na tio n. "

MarcelaDelMarSuazo 98withtheLongwoodprofessorswho weresoinstrumentalinherearningherMasterofSciencein educationthroughthecooperativeprogrambetweenLongwood andtheUniversidadPedagogicaNacional.Fromleft:Dr.Stephen CKeith(LongwoodAssistantProfessorofEducation),Dr.Rachel Mathews(LongwoodAssociateProfessorofSpecialEducation), Dr.NancyVick(LongwoodProfessorEmeritaofEducation), LongwoodUniversityConvocationspeakerMarcelaDelMar Suazo,MinisteroftheNationalInstituteforWomensA./fo.irs ofHonduras,Dr.BettyJoSimmons(LongwoodProfessorof Education), andDr PeggyTarpley(LongwoodAssociate ProfessorofSpecialEducation).

JenniferWall AssociateEditor

"Make your everydayactions a contribution to build a betternation, but notforgloryor fame, but because it is theright thingto do. All ofyouwho were many times called the future ofthe country are todaythe present," Marcela Del Mar Suazo, Minister ofthe National Institute forWomen'sAffairs of Honduras said duringLongwood's convocation on September9 for the 166th openingofthe University.

Mrs.SuazoreceivedherMasterofScienceineducationthrough acooperativeprogrambetweenLongwoodandcheUniversidad PedagogicaNacionalinTegucigalpa,Honduras, in 1998.

"IcomefromHonduras,asmallcountrylocatedincheheartof CentralAmerica,aboutthesizeofTennessee,withapopulationof sevenmillionpeople,"saidMrs Suazo."Mycountryismakinggreat effortsinreducingpoverty andprovidingbetterquality oflifeforits people.Icanrecallthat50yearsagochoicessuchaswhichofour childrencouldwesendcoschoolweremadeeveryday,andinmost cases,the'privilege wasgivencoboys.Today,ourstatisticsshowthat girlsareattendingschoolsinevennumbersasboys,includingatche professionallevel.Wetrulybelievethateducationischecoolthatwill buildcheknowledgecapitalforoursociety."

FollowingherappointmentinFebruary 2002asMinisterofWomen's Affairs,Mrs Suazowaselectedco-chairoftheWorldNetwork ofMinistersofWomen'sAffairsduringchefirstWorldCongress ofMinistersofWomen'sAffairsinWashington,D.C.,in2003. InFebruary2004,shebecamethePresidentoftheBoardofMinisters ofWomen'sAffairsforCentralAmericaandchisJune,inMexicoCity, shewaselectedco-chairfortheRegionalWomenConference,adivision ofcheEconomicCommissionforLatinAmericaandtheCaribbean (ECLAC),oneofthefiveregionalcommissionsofcheUnicedNations.

Mrs.Suazo'sappreciationtoLongwoodforhermaster'sineducation isclear "LongwoodUniversity,withaclearvisionchateducationisone ofthefundamentalpillarsinbuildingchefuture,decidedcocontribute cotheeffortofourcountryandstartedinHondurasaMasters PrograminEducation'CurriculumandDesign'in 1994."

Mrs.Suazochallengedstudentstochinkoftheircountry"Thesuccess ofanationisbuiltonsuccessfulcitizens.AndIdon'tdefinesuccessas havingmaterialthings;Idon'tchinkitshouldbemeasuredonhow muchwehave.Myideaofsuccessiswhenyouareablecobe apositiveinfluenceinthelivesofothers."

Inconclusion,Mrs.Suazosaid,"Beallthatyoualwayswantedtobe, andinpursuingitkeep inmindthatasprofessionalsyouwillbeopening thepathforthechildrenwhonowarethe'future'ofthisnation.@

LO VE IS IN TH E AI R AR T AU C TI ON AN D GAL A

A Benefit for the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Saturday 12 February 2005

Welcome to a newly renovated Longwood Center for the Visual Arts! On Satu rday 12 February 200 5, from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

the LCVA will hold its first benefit art auction and gala in the newly renovated facility on Third and Main streets in downtown Farmville.

Thegalawillbeanelegantevening(blacktieoptional). Ticketsare$40perperson.Refreshmentswillincludeheavy horsd'oeuvres,anopenbar,gourmetdesserts,andfine champagne.Featuredartwillincludehand-selectedoriginal worksrangingfromfinecrafts(jewelry,glass,pottery,quilts, silks,etc.)tofineart(limiced-edicionprints,drawings, photographs,sculpturesandpaintings) Workswillrange invaluefrom$50co$5000.

Theeveningwillbedividedintotwocomponents-asilent auctioninthegalleriesandaliveauctioninthelowerlevel. ThesilentauctionwillbeorganizedinthreeoftheLCVA's firstfloorgalleries.Severalrefreshmentareaswillenable visitorscocasuallyminglethroughoutthegalleries. Approximately 150workswillbedisplayedasifinahome environment,thusprovidinganopportunityforguests coimaginetheworksintheirownhomes Ac9:30p.m. allguestswillbeinvitedtotheLCVAlowerlevel,wherethey mayenjoyfinechampagne,designercoffee,anddelicious desserts.Casualliving-room-styleseatingwillallowguests torelaxwhilebiddingintheliveauctionontheirfavorites amongapproximately 25extraordinaryworksofart byregionallyandnationallyknownanises.

Ifyouwouldlikecoreceiveaninvitationcotheevent, pleasecontactDianeEaster,DirectorofcheAnnualFund, OfficeofUniversityAdvancement,434.395.2032, oremaileasterdn@longwood.edu.-KJB

Major Sponsors for the event include: Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Gemini Incorporated, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (Charles H. Dowdy III and Candice Jamison Dowdy '69), and The Prizery

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RU FF N ER HAL L RE D ED IC AT IO N

EMBRACING THE PAST, INSPIRING THE FUTURE: We're putting the finishing touchesontheRuffnercomplexinpreparationforthe23April 2005 dedicationandwehopeyouwilljoin us. Since the fire, thousands ofalumni and friends havesupportedthe reconstruction efforts by making agiftto the Rotunda Fund. Ifyou would like to make a final gift to this special fund, please visit our website at www.longwood.edu/advancement/rotundafund.html; mail your check payable to the Longwood University Foundation to201 High Street, Farmville,Virginia 23909 (Please note Rotunda Fund in memoline); orgive usaringat 1.800.281.4677, extension 3. Details ofplans to date may be found on page 29.

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