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SERIESONEXPERIENTIALLEARNING.You'vereadhowour CollegeofBusinessandEconomicsiscreatingchenext generationofbusinessleaders.Andyou'velearnedhowour CollegeofEducationandHumanServicesisshapingthe dreamsoffuturealumnithroughavarietyoffieldexperiences. Nowit'stimetoseehowtheCollegeofArcsandSciences (CAS)ispreparingourgraduatesfortherealworldofwork.

Ofthethreecolleges,CASprobablyrepresentschebroadest rangeofexperientiallearning-fromhands-onresearch projects,todirectedand/orindependentstudies,to internshipswithavarietyofpotentialemployers,CAS studentsaregainingexperiencethatwillservechemwellin theyearstocome.OurcoverstorywaswrittenbyAssociate EditorJenniferWallwhowentrogreatlengths(including Washington,D.C.)togiveyousomeinsightonhowour studentsareembracingthefamousadage"experiencecounts."

Iamsurechatwecanallagreechatself-discoveryisoneofche morerewardingexperiencesofcollegelife.That'sonereason whylreallyliketheconceptofournewmarketingcampaign, "DiscoverthePowerinYou."Thecampaignwasconceived andcreatedbyournewagency,CareerRyleyThomas(CRT) PublicRelations&MarketingCounselinRichmond,andwas kickedoffofficiallyatchebeginningofthefallsemester. DuringOktoberfest,wegaveoutfree"DiscoverthePower111 You"T-shirtstostudents,whichpromptedonestudentro

remarkchatthelinewascooself-centeredforauniversity whosemissionisthepreparationofcitizenleaders.Although Iappreciatechatperspective,Ibelieveyoucannotbean effectiveleaderunlessyoutrulyknowyourinnerself.By discoveringthepowerwithin,wecapintoourinnerresources tobecomethebestwecanbe.

Thecampaignincludesprintadschathaveruninthe RichmondTimes-Dispatch,Virginian-Pilot,VirginiaBusiness, andocherprintmedia.Ifyouaredrivinginmajormetro areas,youmayhaveheardsomeofournewradiospots. AndyouwillbeseeingoutdoorbillboardsintheRichmond marketsoon.We'veincludedastoryaboutchisnewintegrated marketingcampaignandhowournewadmissionswebsite, whylongwood.com,willenableLongwoodcocontinueits forwardmomentuminthehighlycompetitivemarketplace ofhighereducation.

You'llalsoenjoysomegreatnewfeaturestoriesbyAssociate EditorKentBootywhopennedthestory,"TheGrails,"about nineLongwoodalumnaewhohavevowedtoremainfriends forever.KentalsointerviewedProfessorHardinabouthis FulbrightScholarshipinCroatiaandProfessorDavidStein abouthismostrecentbook.

Allofthat,alongwiththeusualdepartments,updates,news andmoreawaityoubetweenthecoversofthis,our12thissue ofLongwoodmagazine.

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OnOurCover

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REALWORLDEXPERIENCE

StudentswithintheCollegeofArtsandSciences sharetheirexperiencesaftercompletingdiverseinternships.

THECHANGINGFACESOFCROATIA

Dr.DavidHardin,aLongwoodUniversitygeographyprofessor andFulbrightScholarrecentlyhadafirst-handlookattheeffects ofthefratricidalwarthatravagedtheformerYugoslavia.

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Teaching,consulting,researching,andwritingbest-sellers areallinaday'sworkforchisLongwoodprofessor.

17DISCOVERTHEPOWERINYou

Longwoodlaunchesacomprehensivemarketingcampaign.

20THEGRAILS:FRIENDSFOREVER

NineLongwoodAlumnaeShareaBondinLifeandDeath

24LONGWOODLlNCERSUPDATE

27LONGWOODNEWS&ALUMNIEVENTS

33MAJORGIFTSRECEIVED

34 35 RECENTPUBLICATIONSbyLongwoodFaculty,Scaff, Students&Alumni

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KentBooty,PublicRdarions\XfricerandPhocographe1

JenaBurges,AssociateProfessorofEnglish

BobbieBurton,VicePresidentforUniversityAdvancement

DavidHooper,'oo)Directorof\'v'ebCommunicarions

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DavidWhaley,DirectorforPublicationsandVisualArn

PatriciaP.Cormier,President

JohnB.AdamsJr.,RectoroFtheBoardofVisitors

RitaMayerSmith,PresidentoftheLongwoodUniversityFoundation.Inc.

PaulaJ. King,'90,PresidentoftheLongwoodUniversityAlumniAssociation

JohnB.AdamsJr.,Richmond,Virginia

TheHonorableWilliamW.BennettJr.,Halifax.Vi,ginia

OtisL.Brown,Richmond,Virgini;1

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MarjorieM.Connelly,Richmond,Virginia

JohnWDaniel,II,Richmond,Virginia

Thon1asI.DeWitt,Fairfax,Virginia

R_jckyL.Otey,'89,Richmond,Virginia

HelenE.Phillips,S1a1urdsville,Virginia

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DEARFRIENDS:

WITHEACHISSUEOFLONGWOODMAGAZINE,Iamremindedjusthowinterestingandloyal weLongwoodpeopleare1InthisissueyouwillseetheCollegeofArrsandSciencesinreview, getarealsenseofalumniloyalty,andseeclearlytheexternalvalidationofsomethingschatwe allalreadyknowaboucLongwood.

Despitethegrowthinnumbers,changesinthecampus,andtheintroductionofmanynewfaculty members,Longwoodretainsandvaluesahighlystudentfocusedenvironment.Webelievethatthe value-addedcomponentofastudent'sexperienceatLongwoodissecondconone.

Intothiswonderfulenvironment,chisfallwewelcomedthehighestnumberofnewstudents inourhistory.Newstudentenrollmentincluded965freshmenand216transferstudentsforatotal of1,181newsrndents.Ourtotalenrollmentreached4,381.TheaverageGPAoftheaccepted freshmenwas3.3,andtheaverageSATscore1,096.Wehavehighhopesandexpectationsforthis freshmanclasswhichwillhavefulluseoftheelegantBrockCommons,themagnificendyrestored RotundaandRuffnerHall,theincrediblenewsciencecenter,andbeforetheygraduateabrandnew wellnessandfitnesscenter.Longwoodismovingasquicklyasresourceswillallowcomeetthegrowing expectationsofstudentsformodern,convenient,healthyfacilitieswhilemaintainingthecollegiate environmentthatisatthecoreofourenterprise.

Likeanyinstitution,Longwood'saccomplishmentsdonotcomeeasilyorwithouthardworkand growingfinancialresources.YoushouldreceivethispublicationaboutThanksgivingrimeandas presidentofthiswonderfulinstitution,youshouldknowthatespeciallyatthisrimeofyear, IfrequentlyreflectonhowthankfulIamforouroursrandingfacultyandstaff,forenthusiastic srndenrs,fordedicatedalumni,forsupportiveparents,andespeciallyforourloyaldonors. ThosewhosupportLongwoodconrribuceheavilycowardourlongtermstabilityandgrowth andhelpusachievesomanyofthethingsyouwillreadaboutinthisissue.

ThankyouforyourcontinuedsupportofLongwoodUniversityinsomanywaysandIwishyou eachthehappiestofholidays.

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Getting Ready

With more than 90 percent of its graduates employed or enrolled in graduate school within three months after graduation, Longwood University is connecting its students to the realworld in successfulways.

DEMANDINGacademicssupportedbydevotedfacultyare onlytwooftheingredientsforchishighestplacementrace amongpublicinscirucionsinVirginia.Theuniversity's internshiprequirementistheothereffectivekeyunlocking careerdoors.

Noonecakesinternshipsandcareersuccessmoreseriously thanLongwood'sCollegeofArtsandSciences(CAS).The CASisthelargestandmostcomprehensiveofLongwood's threecollegesandtouchesthelivesofeveryoneatLongwood. Inacollegewith20majors,internshiprequirementsmay differ,bucallarecreatedtogiveeachsrudentaunique experiencedesignedtoempowerprofessionalg'.owch.

"OneofthekeyfeatureschatmakesCASuniqueisour combinationofarigorousliberalartseducationanda'real world'experience,asembodiedintheresearch,internshipand directedsrudyprojectsourstudentsmustnowcompiece,"says Dr.CharlesRoss,interimdeanoftheCAS."Whileinternships andundergraduateresearchprojectsarecommonrequirements inprofessionalandtechnicalcolleges,suchrequirementsare muchlesscommonincollegesofartsandsciences."

Dr.Rosscontinued,"TheCASfacultybelievesthatthese experiencesareacrucialpartofourmissiontoprovidethe besteducationpossible.Theprojectsdomorethanprovide srudenrswithachancetofocusoncurrentissuesintheir disciplines:Internshipshelpsrudentsmakeconraccsthatare verybeneficialintheircareersearches.

"Whiletheseprojectscertainlyadddepthtothestudent's experience,theyalsohelptietheartsandsciencescommunity together.DuringtheCASResearchandInternshipShowcases wehaveplannedforDecemberandApril,srudentsandfaculty fromallCASdepartmentswillbeabletointermingleand learnabourprojectsthroughoutthecollege.Thesetypesof eventsnotonlybuild espritdecorpsinthecollege,buccanalso giverisetochose'ahha'momentswherestudentsandfaculty seethepotentialforinterdisciplinaryconnectionstheymight nothaveseenotherwise."

QualityinternshipsareprizedopportunitiesforLongwood srudents.Suchexperiencemoldstheeducationasrudent receivesintoamarketableskill.TheCASfacultyunderstands theimportanceofsignificantinternshipsanddevoteshours themselvestowardastudent'ssuccessfulexperience.

"ArcsandSciencesinternshipsaremuchmorethanjust paddingfortheresume,"saysDr.BillSruarc,assistant professorofcommunicationstudies,whooverseesthe internshipprogramforcommunicationstudents."For example,theprocessoffindinganinternshipisimportantstudentshavetothinkaboutwhattheywanttodo, geographiclocation,preparearesumeandcompetefor positions.Theseareskillssrudencswillneedthroughout theircareers.

"Understandingtheconnectionbetweenclassroom instructionandexperientiallearninghelpsstudentslearn moreaboutthemselvesandtheworld,"Dr.Stuartsays. "Thisconnectionisstressedinourco-curricularactivitieson campus,enhancedthroughservicelearningopportunities, andisepitomizedinourinternshipprogram.

"Internshipsarevital,vibrantextensionsoftheclassroom learningexperience.Studentsareabletoapplyandtestthe theoriesandskillslearnedintheclassroomandthenpush themselvesandexpandtheirhorizonsbeyondthecomfort zonesofhomeandcollege.Theyareabletotalkcopotential employersandclearlyarticulatetheirskillsandabilities, becausethey'vealreadyputchemintopractice.Theinternship programisjustoneofthewayswe'reverygoodatwhatwe dointheCollegeofArtsandSciences."

AstheonlypublicinstitutioninVirginia,andoneofonlya fewinthecountry,torequireanexperientiallearningproject ofallstudents,Longwoodgivestheirgraduatesalastingtool forsuccess.IntheCAScareersuccessisbuiltonchallenging academics,faculty-srudentcollaboration,andrealworld experience,whichallowsitsgraduatestotrulydiscoverthe powerwithinandmarketitsuccessfully.@

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Real World

"ONEofthemanythingsthatdrewmetoLongwoodwas itsinternshipprogram,"saysJoanAdams."Evenasahigh schoolseniorIrealizedthataninternshipwouldbeessential ingainingexperienceandulcimacelyajobinmyfield.

"TheideaofinterningorpossiblyworkingonCapirolHill orinacongressman'sdistrictofficeintriguedme.Iapplied andwasofferedaninternshipforthespringof'04in CongressmanVirgilGoode'sWashington,D.C.,office.The realityofinterningforCongressdidnorsetinuntilImoved intoaninterntownhouseacrossfromtheSenateoffice buildings.Fromthetopfloorofourhousewecouldseethe domeoftheCapitolandtheSupremeCourtbuilding!

"Afteramonthasanintern,IdecidedthatIwantedtostay andworkonCapitolHillaftergraduation.Oneafternoon, thechiefofstaffpulledmeasideandofferedmeaposition asastaffassistantinCongressmanGoode'soffice.Ispoke withCongressmanGoodethefollowingweekandaccepted theposition.IamforevergracefulcoLongwood,notonly forrhewonderfuleducationIreceivedthere,butalsoforthe

CapitolHillInterns AmberWilkinson,'07, apoliticalsciencemajor fromFredericksburg, andJoanAdams,'05, apoliticalsciencemajor fromJava,Virginia, havebothhadrewarding CapitolHillinternships.

internshiprequirementchatleadmetofindaposition inaCapitolHilloffice."

AmberWilkinsondescribedherinternships:"]wasan internattheU.S.HouseofRepresentatives'International RelationsSubcommitteeonOversightandInvestigations chispastsummer.Theinternshipexposedmetoadifferent aspectoflifeonCapitolHill.Lastyear,Iinternedwith SenatorJohnMcCain'spersonalstaffinWashingtonD.C. Whileworkingwithhispersonalstaff,lwasabletoassist andobservetheinnerworkingsandday-co-daylifeina senator'soffice.

"Thisyear,whileworkingonthesubcommitteestaff,Iwas askedtodomoreofficeandresearch-orientedtasks.The documentsIreviewedandtheinformationIgatheredwillbe usedinthesubcommittee's'UnitedNationsOil-For-Food Program'investigativereport.Asapoliticalsciencemajor, myrwointernexperienceshavegivenmetheopportunityto seeCongressatworkandletmeseefirst-handwhatcareer opportunitiesthereareformewhenlgraduate."

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KristenCasalenuovo,'06, aphysicsmajorfromRustburg,Virginia, internedwithrenownedscientistDr.JamesYorke ofTheChaosGroupattheUniversityofMaryland.

'THROUGHmyinternship,Ihadthehonorofworkingforabrilliantman whoisquitefamousintherealmofphysicsandmathematics,Dr.James Yorke.HeismainlyknownforhiscontributionstotheChaosTheory, forwhichhereceivedtheprestigiousJapanPrizefromtheScienceand TechnologyFoundationofJapanthreeyearsago.Throughmyresearch, Dr.YorkehopestocreateanewtheoreticalframeworkofChaoticScattering. TheChaosGroupattheUniversityofMarylandhasbeenrankednumber oneinthenation,soIwasblessedwithanextraordinaryinternshipand opportunityforlearning.Thisinternshiphasgivenmevaluableexperience andpersonalcontactsinthefieldofphysicsandwillhelpmeimmensely whenIapplytograduateschool.Ithasalsogivenmetheopportunityto meetandbefriendpeerswhoallsharethesamededicationtophysics."

ReeseFlory,'06,amusiceducationmajorfromCulpeper,isgiventheopportunity tointernwiththeLongwoodUniversityChoir.

"IhavehadtheopportunitytoworkdirectlywithDr.Dennis Malfatti,directorofchoralactivities,inaninternshipsimilar toagraduateprogramassistantshipforoverayearnow,"says ReeseFlory,'06.

"IwasgivenapiecetorehearsewiththeUniversityChoir (anon-auditionmixedchorusofabout70voices)by Dr.Malfatti.Atthispastspringconcert,Idirectedthe UniversityChoir'sperformanceofthatpiece.Currently,Iam rehearsinganothersongwiththechoirfortheupcomingfall concert.Inweeklymeetingsoutsideofclass,Dr.Malfatti andIdiscusswaysthatIcanimprovemytechnique,musical interpretation,andrehearsalplanning.Inthenextclass

meeting,Iapplywhatwehavediscussedinmyrehearsal withthechoirInadditiontomydutiesasapart-time conductor,Iamalsoinchargeofpreparingthestudents fortheirmusicliteracytest.

"Itwasintimidatingatfirsttofindmyselfinchargeofmy peers,butIknowthattheknowledgeIgaininthatsituation willpreparemeformyreachingjobinwaysthatamethods classcouldnot.AsIapproachgraduationthisupcoming May,IamconfidentknowingthatIhaveexperiencedmany ofthejoysandrigorsofchoraleducationthroughmy internshipandthepersonalinstructionthatIhavereceived fromDr.Malfatti."

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BROOKEworkedwithJamieClark,a2000Longwood graduatewithaB.A.inGraphicDesign,nowservingasthe seniordesigner/projectmanagerforBrandSync.Working withJamieClarkewaseye-openingforBrookeashehas providedvisualbrandingdirectionforsuchBrandSync clientsasTheStateFairofVirginia,worldwideinsurance agencyMarkelCorporation,theinvestmentfirmof Davenport&Company,thelawfirmofWilliamsMullen, andthebowlingindustrystandardQubicaAMF

BrookeHill,'06,agraphicdesign majorfromAmherstCounty, internedatthegraphicdesignfirm BrandSyncinRichmond.

"Iwasamemberofthecreativeteam,workingunderJamie Clark,'00,asagraphicdesigner.Iworkedwithclients,did conceptwork,andlayouts,"explainedBrookeHill,'06.

"BecauseofthisinternshipIfeelasthoughlwillbe approachingmysenioryearwithafirmgrasponhowand wheremydegreewillbeusedwhenIgraduate."

AmandaHughes,'06,CAShistory majorfromPortsmouth,andEmily Bacon,'07,CAShistorymajorfrom Yorktown,internedwiththe Jamestown-YorktownFoundation.

"MYexperienceswiththeJamestown-YorktownFoundation gavemeawonderfulinsightintotheinnerworkingsof amuseum,especiallyexhibitsandartifacts,"remarked AmandaHughes."TheFoundation'sextensivecollection providedanintimatelookintotheeverydaylifeofcolonial andRevolutionaryWar-eraVirginiansLearningartifact handlingwiththeregistrarandexhibitplanningwiththe curatorsprovidedmewithhands-onexperiencethatwill proveinvaluableasIentertheworkforce.

"IalsowasgiventheopportunitytolearnaboutJamestown 2007,theupcomingcommemorationofAmerica's400th anniversary.Alargepartofmyinternshipinvolvedassisting withaccessioning,cataloguingandphotographingartifacts thatwillbefeaturedinthenewpermanentgalleriesthatwill openattheJamestownSettlementby2007.Itwasanhonor tomeetthehardworkingpeoplewhoaremaking2007a reality.IamgratefultoboththeFoundationand Longwood'spublichistoryprogramfortheopportunity

togainvaluableskillsandgrowasapublichistorian."

Amanda (at left) andEmily (at right) arephotographedwithJaneMackley Hohensee (center), registrarfor theJamestown-Yorktown Foundation.
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They areshown withaqthcentury breastplateandotherartifacts.

MattRogers,'06,acriminology majorfromRichmond,internedinthe 10thDistrictCourtServicesUnit undertheVirginiaDepartment ofJuvenileJustice.

"Ihavemymindsetonacareerinthecriminaljusticesystem and,therefore,decidedtodomyinternshipinjuvenile probation,"Rogerssays."Afterafirst-handexperiencein thecriminaljusticesystem,Iammotivatedmorethanever tostartmycareer.

"InmyinternshipIlearnedthatthejuvenilejusticesystemis notallaboutfindingthejuvenilesguiltyfortheircrimesand punishingthem.Thejuvenilejusticesystemusesabalanced

ColleenSchamber,'06, aphysics/pre-engineeringmajorfrom Fredericksburg,hadaninternshipwhich exploredoptionsforpatientswhoareno longeracandidateforbypasssurgery.

"MYinternshipwiththebiomedicalengineeringdepartmentat theUniversityofVirginiainvolveddoingresearchintothe effectthatmechanicalstrain,andmicro/nanocontactprinting hasontheproteinandgeneexpressionof,mesenchymalstem cellsfrommice,"saysColleenSchamber'06."Iwasalsoable tolookattheinvolvementofproteinandgeneexpressionon thebiologicalprocessesofarteriogenesisandangiogenesis. Iftheproteinandgeneexpressionofcellscanbedetermined thennewdrugdeliverysystemscanbeusedtoprovidemedicine/genetherapydirectlytowhereitisneeded.Forexample peoplewithheartdiseasewhocannolongergothroughbypass surgerycouldhaveanotheroption.Thisisjustoneofseveral futureapplicationsoftheresearchIamdoing.

"Myinternshipallowedforthedevelopmentoflabskillsand researchexperienceoutsideofthoseobtainedinaclassroom setting.Theexperiencewithlabequipmentmakesmevery

approach.Theyworkroholdjuvenilesresponsibleforwhat theydid,andalsorehabilitatethejuvenilesotheycanlearn roliveabetterlife.

"Myinternshipexperiencewasagreatstepintheright directionforthecareerpaththatIwantrotake."

MattisphotographedwithTomA.Spry,probation supervisor,andSueAnnP.Fitz,probationofficer.

marketabletocompanies,labs,andresearchgroups.Ialso learnedagreatdealofwhatgoesintootheraspectsofresearch, likeorderingsupplies,developingaproject,andworkingto obtaingrants.Overalltheinternshipgavemeanopportunity toattainprofessionalexperienceinafieldinwhichIam interestedwhilecontinuingtolearnandgrow."

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ChanelleDoctor,'07,(right),CAStheatremajorfromVirginiaBeach, andAustinEichelberger,'07,(center)CAStheatremajorfromRoanoke, withfellowactressElizabethParofromCalifornia,Pennsylvania,interned asperformersintheUltimateOutdoordramaTecumseh!inChillicothe,Ohio.

"AFTERspendingmysummerworkinginlivetheater, Ihaveagreaterappreciationforthelonghoursandhard workthatperformers,productioncrew,lightingcrewand costumersmustputintoasuccessfulperformance,"says ChanelleDoctor."TheintegrityoftheTecumseh!crewhas leftalastingimpressiononme.Inowhavecontactsall acrossthecountry

"Havingtheopportunitytoliveonsitemademeappreciate allthemorethisinternshipexperiencewhichhashelpedme growsomuch,"concludedChanelle.

"Tecumseh'wasawonderfulintroductionintothetheater world,"saysAustinEichelberger."ItshowedmehowmuchI reallydolovetheaterandhowmuchIwanttoworkinthe professionalworld."

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AssistantDirectoroftheCareerCenterEllenMasters discussesinternshipspossibilitieswithCarlieReneMcAbee,'08, CASEnglishmajorfromFarmville.

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Commitment to Career Success

INAWORLDwheretherearehundredsofapplicantsforthebestjobs,Longwood'sCareer Centerappreciateschatstudentswithcareer-relatedworkexperiencearethestudentsgettingthe interviewsandjoboffers.TheCareerCenterhaswitnessedhowinternshipsdonotjustfulfill academic/graduationrequirements;theyhavebecomeacornerstoneinresumeswhich strengthenthebridgefromclassroomapplicationscotheprofessionalworld.

"WeknowinternshipsopencareeropportunitiesandtheCareerCenterstaffiscommitted coprovidingguidance,support,andresourcesnecessaryforourstudentscoincreasetheir marketabilityastheyaccomplishcareersuccess,"saidEllenMasters,'97,assistantdirector ofcareerservices.

"Weworkcloselywithalumni,friendsandemployerscodevelopqualityinternshipschatwill pcovideourstudentswithopportunitiesconetworkwithprofessionalsintheirfield,aswellas explorecareerinterestsandpossibilitieswithintheirmajorinapcofessionalenvironment.Our goalisroprovideasmanyprofessionalandrelatedopportunitiesforourstudentsaspossiblein ordercoleadcofulltimeemploymentand,ultimately,tohelpourstudentsreachtheircareer goals.Iadvisestudentschattheyneedserviceinthefieldcounderstandwhattheywanerodo withcheitdegree."

Inadditionroworkingwithstudentsindividuallyrodevelopresumesandfinetune interviewingskills,theCareerCenterholdsinternshipworkshopsandhosefairsannually, aswellasprovidinganinternshipguidelineforstudents.Also,emailsaresentregularly costudentsandfacultywithinternshipopportunities.Foradditionalinformationabout theCareerCenterreaderscanaccesstheirwebsiteathttp://www.longwood.edu/career.

Mastersadded,"Weareteachers,advisers,andmentors,committedcoprovidingguidance, support,resourcesandopportunitiesnecessaryforourstudentscosucceedandexcel intherealworld."@

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Mapping the changing faces ofthe land fortllerly know-n as Yugoslavia

Dr.DavidHardin,aLongwood Universitygeographyprofessorand FulbrightScholar,recentlyhad afirst-handlookattheeffectsofthe fratricidalwarthatravagedtheformer Yugoslaviaadecadeagoandforever changedtheethniccompositionof Croatia,oneofitsbreakawayrepublics.

KentBootyAssociateEditor

DR.DAVIDHARDINspentFebruary19throughJune19 inCroatiaasaFulbrightScholarconductingarchival researchandvisitingSerbsettlementsintheWestern Slavoniaregionchatbecameembroiledfrom1991-95in whatCroatscalltheHomelandWar.Thisispartofhis ongoingresearchintotheSerbcommunity'sdisastrous attempttocreatea"GreaterSerbia"bydrivingCroatsand ocherethnicgroupsoutofSerb-dominatedareasofCroatia knownastheSerbKrajina(pronouncedkry-�ena,which means"border").Asaresultofethniccleansingbyboth sidesandsuccessfulCroatianmilitaryoperationschat regainedtheterritoryin1995,sometwo-thirdsofthetotal SerbpopulationofCroatia-atlease380,000people-fled, andwholesectionsoftheKrajinaarenowsparselysettled andinsomeinstancesresettledbyethnicCroatsfromocher regionsofCroatiaandtheformerYugoslavia.

"Idroveover7,000milesinmystudyarea,visitingabout 10settlementseachdayandaveraging250co300mileson roadschathaddeterioratedbadlyoverthelast10years,"says Dr.Hardin."Becauseofunusuallylaceandheavysnowsasmuchasfivefeetatelevations-IhadcowaituntilApril beforeIcouldcanvassthe280settlementsscatteredover 2,500squaremileschathadaSerbmajoriryorpluraliry beforethewar.Ialsowasunderatimeconstraint,because Ihadtodomostofmyworkbeforethespringgreeninghid whatIwaslookingfor.MyCroatiancolleagueswereamazed charInegotiatedchoseroadsinaPeugeotstationwagon. IreallyneededaJeepcogetaround,duetodeepruts,mud, rickerybridges,encroachingvegetation,deer,herdsofsheep andcattle,andextensiveminecontamination."

Ineachtown,villageorhamlet,someofwhichhe'dvisited previously,Dr.Hardinconductedinterviewsinthe

rudimentaryCroatianhehaslearned,inEnglish(which youngerpeopleofrenspeak),andinGerman,inwhichhe's semi-fluent,whicholderpeoplesometimesspeak."Icarried mapsandpictureswithmechargavechemagoodideaof whatIwasupto.Insomecases,Ichinkmyattemptsto communicatewithchemstruckchemasamusing. OccasionallyIwasinvitedintotheirhomesforcoffeeor softdrinks,which,givenrhepoverryintheseisolated settlements,probablymeantarealsacrificeontheirpart. Theyintroducedmetoanewcastesensationcalled 'bambus,'a50-50mixofredwineandCoke.Unfortunately, IhadtodeclinebecauseCroatiahasazero-tolerancedrunk drivinglaw!"

Hisgreatestconcernwaslandminecontamination."You absolutelyneverventureoffpavedsurfacesunlessit'sobvious chatochervehicleshavebeentherebefore-andeventhen it'srisky-andyounevergointodestroyedstructures,"he says."Ihaveagoodsecofmapsofactiveminefields,but muchofwhatIdidfellunderthecategoryof'calculated risk.'IbecamepainfullyawareofchiswhenIcameacrossa de-miningoperationandheardamine-clearingflaildetonate amineinafieldacrossfrommeasIwascakingphotos."

WesternSlavonialiesinnorthernCroatiabetweenBosniaHercegovina,tothesouth,andHungary,tothenorth,about anhour'sdrivebyhighwayfromZagreb,Croatia'scapital. "TheareaisveryreminiscentofAppalachia:low,heavily forestedmountainsandhillswithnumerousisolatedcoves dottedwithpatchesofplowedfields,pasturesandorchards," saysDr.Hardin,whofirstbecameinterestedintheconflict inchisregionin1999whenhedrovefromHungarythrough CroatiaonthewaycotheAdriaticSeacoast."Iwasawareof theconflictbutstillwasshockedtoseealineofdestroyed

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"TheareaisveryreminiscentofAppalachia:low,heavilyforestedmountains andhillswithnumerousisolatedcovesdottedwithpatchesofplowedfields, pasturesandorchards."

villagesontheedgeoftheconflictzone.Itwasquiteashock toseescenesreminiscentofWorldWarII.Thatreally sparkedmyinterest."

Dr.Hardin,whospecializesinhistoricalgeography, returnedin2001and2002togathergovernment publications,censusmaterialsandmapsinZagreb andtointerviewresidentsanddocumentdamagedand desertedSerbvillagesintheSerbKrajina.Beforethisyear's visit,heconvertedandanalyzedthepublisheddatafrom the2001Croatiancensusandproducedasetofmaps onthechangeinethniccompositionandothereffects oftheconflictinCroatiafrom1991to2001.Thetotal SerbpopulationinCroatiaduringthisperiodfellfrom 12.2to4.5percent;inWesternSlavoniatheSerb populationsuffereda69.2percentdecline,from 95,621to29,451.

Dr.Hardin'sspecificinterestsincludetheprocesses andpatternsofethniccleansingthatengulfedboththe CroatandSerbpopulationsduringtheconflict,theresulting demographicchanges,thebarrierstotheSerbs'returnsuchasthedestructionofhousing,damagedinfrastructure, minecontaminationandlegalimpediments-andthe conversionofthelandscapeintoaCroatoneoverthepast decade.TheFulbrightResearchGrantgavehimthe opportunitytoexpandtheareashecoveredpreviously andallowedhimtofocusonchangesinthe"cultural landscape"thathehadnoticedinpreviousyears.

"Burnedouthousesscrawledwithanti-Serbgraffiti, destroyedanddamagedSerbOrthodoxchurches,and defacedheadstonesincemeteriesareobvioussignsof CroatsentimenttowardSerbsinWesternSlavonia. ButsomethingmoresubtleInoticedin2002wasthe widespreaddestructionofsigns,plaquesand'Anti-Fascist' monumentsinscribedwiththeCyrillicalphabet,which Serbsuse.ThisyearImadeacarefulsurveyofsmashed anddefacedmarkersandmonuments,andwhether theywereintheLatinalphabet(usedbyCroats)or Cyrillic.OnceImapchatdata,Iwillbeabletotell whethertheremovalofCyrillicfromthelandscape hasapatterntoit."

AspartofYugoslavia,amulti-ethnicstatecobbledtogether afterWorldWarI,CroatshadfelttheywereunderSerb domination.EnmitybetweenSerbsandCroats,bothof whomviewthemselvesasvictims,wasexacerbatedbyWorld WarII,whensomeCroats,calledUscashe,alliedthemselves withNaziGermanyandkilledhundredsofthousandsof Serbs,Jewsandochersdeemed"undesirable"bytheNazi regime.Serbslargelyalliedthemselveswithcommunist PartisansorwithnationalistSerbforcesknownasChemiks. Whenthewarended,PartisansandChecniksexacted revengeupontheUstasheandotherethnicCroatsinaspree ofmasskilling.Followingthedeathin1980ofYugoslavia's longtimepresident,thecommunisestrongmanMarshalTito, ethnictensionsresurfacedandapower-sharingformof governmentprovedineffective.

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"Thewardestroyedwhatlittleeconomicinfrastructure wasthere.Therearenogoodjobs,nogoodmarketsforagriculturalgoods.

Loggingistheonlyviableactivity,andeventhatwillbelimited bylandminecontamination."

"In1991Croatiadeclareditsindependence-itwasthefirst independentCroatianstatein1,000years,theyliketosayandwroteaconstitutionthatwasdiscriminatorytoward Serbs,"saysDr.Hardin."Theyonceagainweremakingit difficulttobeaSerbinCroatia.Againstthatbackdrop,Serb nationalistswentfromvillagetovillageinCroatiawhipping uppro-Serbian,anti-Croatsentimentamongtheirpeople withwarningstheUstashewerebackandwouldbegin killingSerbsonceagain.

"Indrypoliticalterms,youcouldsaythedisagreementin Croatiawasoverborders.TheCroatswantedtheboundaries toconformtotherepublicboundariesestablishedunder Tito;theSerbdreamwastoredrawthembasedonethnicity. ThisiswhereSerbianleaderSlobodanMilosevichelped drivetheprocess,withtheultimategoalofcreatingaGreater Serbia.HeconvincedahandfuloflocalSerbnationaliststo unitealltheterritoryinwhichtherewereethnicSerbsin Croatia.ThismeanttheSerbshadtobepreparedtoannex one-thirdofCroatia.Itwasaclassiccasewherereach exceededgrasp."

SerbmilitiasandtheYugoslavNationalArmy(JNA) launchedtheirbidforCroatianterritoryin1991and annexedthreepocketsinCroatiathatcontainedlarge numbersofSerbs,whichtheylatercombinedasthe RepublicoftheSerbianKrajina,orRSK."Tq_eywent throughallthemotionsofstatehood,evenprintingtheir ownmoneyandstamps,"saysDr.Hardin."Strategically, though,itwasn'tatenableideasincethesethreepockets weren'tcontiguous."AfteritbecamecleartheJNAwouldn't defendtheterritory,Serbforcespulledbackinthewinterof 1992,leavingthousandsofWesternSlavonia'sSerbsopento Croatianreprisals.CroatianforcesregainedtheRSKinblitz campaignsinMayandAugust1995.

"Serbsweregenerallyfoundinthepooreragriculturalareas intheuplandsinWesternSlavonia,"saysDr.Hardin. "ItwasneveraprosperousplaceandmanySerbswereliving asemi-subsistencelifestyle.Thewardestroyedwhatlittle economicinfrastructurewasthere.Therearenogoodjobs, nogoodmarketsforagriculturalgoods.Loggingistheonly viableactivity,andeventhatwillbelimitedbylandmine contamination.Iwasconstantlyamazedbyhowmuch loggingwasgoingoninareasIknowhavetobemined.

"DespitetheeffortsoftheCroatiangovernmentand internationalreliefagencies,thereislittleincentiveforyoung Serbstoreturn,"headded."Notonlyistheeconomyin shambles,buttheyarepainfullyawarethattheyare surroundedbyaresentfulCroatmajority.Rebuilthomes,as opposedtonewhomes,oftenhave'forsale'signswithphone

numberstocontactsellersinBanjaLuka,intheSerbareaof neighboringBosnia.Serbreturneesareoverwhelmingly elderly;almosteveryoneItalkedtowas50orolder Eventuallymoreandmoreofthesesettlementswillbecome ghosttownsandwillbeswallowedupbythesurrounding forests."

WhileinCroatia,Dr.Hardinwasaffiliatedwiththe geographydepartmentattheUniversityofZagreb."My Croatiancolleaguesarewonderfulpeoplewhoworkvery hardunderdifficultcircumstances.Manyofthemhold downsecondjobstosupplementtheirmeagersalaries. Ihopetofindthemnewcontactsandopportunitiesso theycanpublishinNorthAmericanjournals,andIhave agreedtobetheEnglish-languageeditorfortwooftheir publications.MyFulbrighttripwasafantasticexperience butnotnearlylongenough."

Dr.Hardinwasaccompaniedandaidedinhisresearchby hiswife,ElizabethWinegarHardin,afellowgeographerand formerzoningadministratorforPowhatanCounty,andtheir son,Luke,whoturned5duringthetrip.Hehaspresented preliminaryresultsofhisresearchatseveralconferences, includingmeetingsoftheAssociationofAmerican Geographerslastyearandin2003and2002.

HisotherongoingEuropeanresearchproject,whichhe beganin1999,involvesdocumentingattitudestoward,and thefateof,NaziandColdWar-erasitesinGermany,Austria, theCzechRepublicandHungary.Thisinteresthasledhim tomorethanadozenEuropeannations,someofwhichhe visitedagainduringhisvisitasaFulbrightScholar.@

Dr.DavidS.Hardinisassistantprofessorofgeographyfor LongwoodUniversity

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Kent BootyAssociateEditor

DR.DAVIDSTEIN,alongtimememberofLongwood's psychologyfaculty,haswrittenfivebooksandhasbecome internationallyknownforhisworkinhelpingparentsand trainingmentalhealthprofessionalsinmedication-free behavioraltreatmentsofdifficultchildrenandadolescents.

Evenbeforehismostrecentbook, StopMedicatingIStart

Parenting: RealSolutionsfor lour ''Problem"Teenager, reached thestoreshelvesinJanuary,Amazonreportedsellingouttheir stockthreetimeswithinthefirstmonth.Hissecondbook, RitalinIsNottheAnswer:A Drug-Free, PracticalProgramfor Chil.drenDiagnosed withADD orADHD, remainedonthe AmazonandBarnes&Nobletop10best-sellerlistforseveral months.Anotherbook, UnravelingtheADD/ADHDFiasco: SuccessfalParentingwithoutDrugs, hasbeentranslatedinto Spanishandappea:·stobesellingstronglythroughout Spanish-speakingcountries,hesays.

Hehaspresentedatmorethan60professionalconferences, includingconferencesinSpainandEngland;receiveda researchawardforhisdrug-freebehavioraltreatmentsatthe 1998AmericanPsychologicalAssociationconference; publishedinnumerousprofessionalrefereedjournals;and isoneofonlytwopsychologistscredentialedbytheVirginia StatePolice.Hismethodshavebeenendorsedbynationally syndicatedparentingcolumnistJohnRosemond(Dr.Stein answersreadermailonRosemond'swebsiteandwritesfor hismagazine, TraditionalParent) andalsobythelitigation attorneys(whoaretargetingthepharmaceuticalcompanies) attheRitalinLitigationConferencein2001inNewYorkCity.

Dr.Steinisafrequentguestonradioandtelevisionprograms, manyofwhichexaminethecontroversialuseofpsychiatric drugs,includingRitalin,foryoungpeoplewithAttention DeficitDisorder/AttentionDeficitHyperactivityDisorder (ADD/ADHD).

"Parentssearchingforhelpeithergetbadprofessionaladvice orbooksfilledwithpsychobabble,sothey'reofi:enfrustrated," hesays."Myworkisdevotedtodevelopingpsychological methodsthateliminaterelianceonpotentiallyaddictingand unhealthypsychiatricdrugs.Toomanydoctorsandeducators offerparentsaquickfixwithdrugs.However,therearelotsof parentswhodesperatelywanthelp,otherthandrugs,with difficultchildrenorteenagers.Mypositionisthatparentshave therighttochoosethedrugs;I'msimplyprovidinghealthier, farmoreeffectivedrug-freeparentingalternatives.I'vealways believedthatpsychologycan,andshould,dobetterin empoweringparentswithhighlyeffectiveskillsandtools."

Inadditiontohisteachingandwriting,Dr.Steinbegan workingwiththeStatePolicein2002."Icarryidentificationas aStatePoliceconsultantthatallowsmetoenteracrimescene, tohaveaccesstosecuredocuments,andtoentera'perimeter,' apoliceblockade.Idocriminalprofiling,threatassessment, criticalincidentresponses,hostageandcrisisnegotiations,and somecrime-sceneinvestigations.Ienjoyfriendshipswith officers,andonedayI'dlovetowriteabookoncophumor."

Hisotherbooksare TheRitalin IsNotthe Answer Guide and Controllingthe DifficultAdolescent: The RESTProgram (Real EconomySystemfor Teens). Hehascompletedthefirstdrafi: ofanewbookonmarriageandrelationships.@)

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Additionally,thecampaignaddsmomentumtoLongwood's Division1athleticstransition,helpingeveryoneseethe powerinLongwoodspores.Keepyoureyesopenfora newLancerlookchiswinter!

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Withthelaunchofwww.whylongwood.cominAugust, LongwoodUniversityisnowpartofagrowingnational trendofcollegesacrossthecountry-andthefirstpublic universityinVirginia-tocreateaseparate"microsite"that speaksdirectlytohighschoolstudentsinastyleand languagethatislessformalandmoreengaging.Thisnew site,whichhasaseparateURLfromtheuniversity'smain site(www.longwood.edu),appealsdirectlytoteenagers consideringhighereducation.

Thesitehasnumerouscomponentsusuallynotseenon traditionalcollegewebsites,suchasstreamingvideo,an

interactiveFAQ(frequentlyaskedquestions),aone-of-akindtuitioncalculator,avirtualcampustourand"The LongwoodShow,"awebcastnewsandentertainment programwrittenandproducedbyLongwoodstudents, whichpremieredinOctober.

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Themicrositewhylongwood.comwascreatedbyLongwood alumDaveHooper,'00,directorofwebcommunicationsat Longwood.Hesaidthesitewilleventuallyinclude "LongwoodREALLife"-atakeonMTV's"TheReal World"-whichwillchroniclethelives offiveLongwoodstudentswhowillbewritingonline "episodes"abouttheircollegeexperiencesandposting on-the-flysnapshotsusingpocket-sizedigitalcameras giventothembytheuniversity.

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Thenewmicrositewillbefeaturedinawiderangeof promotionaleffortsaspartoftheuniversity'snewmarketing plan-DS@I

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The Grails: Friends Forever

Nine Longwood Alumnae

Share a Bond in Life and Death

Kent BootyAssociateEditor

This is a story about love - the love of nine women for Longwood, for each other, and most ofall for one whose body eventually gave out but whose spirit never did.

Thewomen-eightmembersoftheClassof1967andone from'68-stillrememberwhentheymeteachother.Irwas theeveningofSept.12,1963,whentheywereamongthe residentsofthirdfloorTabbwhogatheredfortheirfirsthall meetingaftersayinggoodbyetotheirfamiliesand unpacking."Thatwasthebeginningofafriendshipchat grewandbecameanintegralpartofeachwoman'sheart," saysVicki"Gretna"Doss,nowamiddleschoolteacherin AlbemarleCounty.

Theyimmediatelybecameclosefriendsandcalledthemselves theGrails,afterachildhoodmispronunciationoftheword "girls"byaneighborofDianeDowney,oneoftheGrails.

Dianescarredusingthewordingreetinghernewfriends. "It'samazingwhatagoodjobLongwooddidinmatchingup girlswithsimilarbackgroundsandinterests,"saysCheryl RobertsBradbury,alsoamiddleschoolreacherinAlbemarle County.TheotherGrailsareDorisKoehlerAckerson, BonnieStrattonBary(the'68grad),NancyFeyFurch,Lee LarkinandLucyFlannaganBlevins.

Fromthebeginning,oneoftheGrailsstoodout.Shehada smilechardrewpeopletoher,apositiveattitude,andaheart ofgold.

"PacFinnwasaplanner,anorganizer,thecheerleader,"says Gretna."Shewasthelively,warm,creativeone,theGrail responsibleforsomanyofthemomentsweshared.She cravedbeingwithpeopleandmeetingnewfriends.She organizedblinddaces,helpedfriendstostudy,andloved workingonprojects."

Whilegrowingup,Pat,whosefatherwasaMarineCorps aviator,movedoftenuntilherfamilyserriedinNorthern Virginiawhenshewas15ShegraduatedfromMcLean

The Grails (from lef to right): LeeLarkin, LucyFlannagan Blevins, DianeDowney, CherylRobertsBradbury, VickiDoss, BonnieStratton BaryandDorisKoehlerAckersongather on campusfar the rededication ofRuffnerHalllastspring.
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HighSchool,thenenrolledatLongwoodwithherfriend NancyFey.ShewasamemberofcheJudicialBoard,Who's WhoandSigmaKappasorority.Aftergraduationshemoved backroNorthernVirginia,beganteaching4thgradeinthe elementaryschoolattheQuanticoMarinebase,andthe nextyearmarriedhersweetheart,MichaelGraves.She earnedamaster'sdegreeineducationfromGeorgeMason Universityin1972.

classroom.ShetaughtAmericanhistoryatWashington IrvingMiddleSchoolinSpringfield,whereshehadspent manyhoursasavolunteerwhenherdaughterswerestudents there.

WhenCheryl'sdaughterwasmarriedin1999,Pathelped Gretnawiththeflowerarrangements."AsPacandIwere workingonthearrangements,shetalkedaboutthedream

TheyimmediatelybecamedosefriendsandcalledthemselvestheGrails, afterachildhoodmispronunciationoftheword"girls"byaneighbor ofDianeDowney,oneoftheGrails.

"Shewasknownbyhersparkle,herloveoflife,and,mostof all,byherkindness,"saysGrerna.SaysCheryl:"Shehadthe mostengagingsmile.Shewassowarm,soloving,so interestedinhelpingothers."

TheGrailsgrewevencloseraftergraduating,meetingseveral timeseachyeartovisitorjusthavelunch."Thenwe shoppedforweddingdresses,gaveandattendedbaby showers,sharedchild-raisingstories,andbroughthusbands togetherforU.Va.footballgames,"saysGretna.''Asthe childrencameandgrew,thefootballweekendsgavewayto Grails-onlybeachweekendseachfall,whichPat phorographedorvideotaped.Sheorganizedscrapbooks, taughtcraftlessons,hadrecipeswapsandledtheshopping trips.Pacwasfullofideasfornewventures,constantlyon thephonewithcheGrails,garneringideasforwhatwould comenext.Asthechildrenreachedcollegeage,shebeganto pressherfriendstotravelmoreoften.Herenthusiasmfor lifewaselectric."

Patleftcheclassroomin1973justbeforethebirthofher firstdaughter,Kristi.Anotherdaughter,Julie,wasbornfour yearslacer.Asherdaughtersgrewup,Patwastheirroom motherinelementaryschool,Brownieleaderandteammom fortheirgymnasticsteam.

InAugust1992Patwasdiagnosedwithbreastcancer.She didn'tletitslowherdown."Herindomitablespiritwasup tothechallenge,"saysGretna."Inthemidstofchemo,and sportingawig,shedrovehervantoNagsHeadforthe annualfallweekendwiththeGrails.Herdoctormade arrangementsforherteststobemadeatthehospitalin ElizabethCity,andearlyinthedaysoshecouldshop."

ForcheGrails'30thanniversaryin1993,Patdesigneda T-shirtthatfeaturedtheLongwoodRotundaandtheline "Forfriendshipsthataregolden"fromtheLongwoodsong JoanofArc(alsoknownasAmongthe GleamingColumns, its openingverse),whichsheandherclassmateslovedtosing duringtheirLongwooddays.

Afterherhealthimprovedenoughforhertoworkagain,Pat returnedtoteachingin1997,some24yearsafterleavingthe

weddingsshehadinmindforherowngirls,"Gretnasays. "Sheaskedme'WhenKristiandJuliegetmarried,willyou dothisforthem?"'

PatlasttaughtinJune2000,finishingoutthatschoolyear. ThenextmonthsheandMichael,alongwithNancyFutch andherhusband,tooka17-daytriptotheVirginIslandsin whichcheyrentedasailboatandhoppedfromislandto island.

"Patcouldn'tgooutontheislandsbecauseshewasinpain thewholetime,soshestayedontheboatwhiletheydocked atvariousplacesandpaintedscenesofwhatshesawon postcards,"saysCheryl."Shecouldbarelywalk,butshe'd promisedBonnieandDoristhatshe'dgotoHawaiiwith them.ShegotoffaplanefromtheVirginIslandsat11p.m. andgotbackonaplaneforHawaiiat4a.m.chenext morning.TheypushedherinawheelchairalloverHawaii."

WhileshewasinHawaii,Michaelgotacallfromher doctorsindicatingtherewasa"hotspot"onherspinethat hadbeenfoundduringanMRIbeforehersailingtrip.She returnedfromHawaiionJuly30,thenafewdayslaterwent toGeorgetownUniversityHospitalfortests.OnAug.4, nearlyeightyearstothedayafterherinitialdiagnosisof breastcancer,shewasdiagnosedwithmetastaticbreast cancer.Asiscommontochisdisease,themetastaseswere foundinchebone,causingpain.Overthenextfourmonths shehadtobehospitalizedatleastahalf-dozentimes.

TheGrails'lastfallbeachexcursionwithPat,inOctober chatyear,featuredapracticalandpoignantrwist."Pacwas toosicktogotochebeach,sowebroughtthebeachtoPat," saysCheryl."Wetookabigsaucer,thekindyouputunder plants,andfilleditwithsandandshellsandaphotocollage ofallofus,andgaveittoPac.Wedidn'thaveaphotoofall ofustogetheratthebeach,butLee,whodidthecollage, useddifferentpicturesofeachofusandmadeitlooklikewe werealltogether."

Inherfinaldays,Pathadavisiblereminderofheralma mater."LeehadcarvedtheLongwoodRotundalogointoa pumpkinandgaveittoPat,"saysCheryl.

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"Attheend,eventhoughwewerelivinginfourstatesNancyinAnnapolis,Maryland,DorisinDallas,andDiane inManteo,NorthCarolina-wewouldgoeveryfewweeks toseeher,"shecontinued."Thelasttimewesawherwasthe FridayafterThanksgiving(in2000)wheneveryonebut Doris,becauseofthedistance,gatheredinRichmond,then wenttoherhouse.Shediedexactlyaweeklater."

PatdiedDec.1,2000.Shewas55.AtherfuneraltheGrails sangJoanofArc,Cherylgavetheeulogy,andapoemGretna wroteaboutParandhersmile,Pat'sLight,appearedinthe programfromtheservice."Wesangatthefuneralatthe requestofPat'sdaughters,"saysCheryl."Theywouldaskus

October2002andJulieinJuly2003.Thesecondwedding unexpectedlygavethemachancetofulfillanotherofPat's wishes.

"WhenJuliegotmarried,shegaveeachofusasmallphoto album,"saysCheryl."InPat'snotesinherdayplanner, underthingstodointhefuture,irsaid'Grails-NewT shirt,"Friendsfor40,"1963-2003,'andunderneaththatshe hadwritten'TodayShow/Oprah,'meaningshewantedusto gotoeithertheTodayShoworOprahforour40th anniversary.ThepartabouttheTodayShow/Oprahhad beenwhitedoutwhenwefirstsawit,sinceJuliedidn'tknow whatitmeant.Wedidn'tfindoutuntilwecalledMichael

InthewakeofPat'sdeath,theGrailshavegrownevencloser,theysay. "Wehavesharedthejoysofweddings,thebirthsofchildrenandgrandchildren, careerachievements,andchildren'saccomplishments,"saysGretna."Aswehave aged,thechallengeshaveincreasedandourget-togethershavebecomemore intense.Butwearealwaysthereforeachother."

tosingeachtimewecametovisitbecauseitseemedtorelax herandbringabriefrespitefromthepain."

Theonetheymostliketosing,JoanofArc,isparticularly fittingfortheGrails.Itendswith"OhLongwood,ourown Longwood,weallgivethankstoyou/Forfriendshipsthat aregolden,forgoodlyknowledgetoo I Formemorieswewill cherishourwholelivesthrough."

Thatisn'ttheendofthestory.TheGrailsdecidedtohonor Pat'smemorywithaLongwoodscholarship.1BeforePat died,IsuggestedascholarshiptoMichael,inlieuofflowers, andhesaidshewouldhavelovedit,"saysCheryl.Michael contactedtheAlumnioffice,whichsetupthePatriciaFinn GravesMemorialFund.

Theyalsoraisedmoneythroughsellingcopiesofthe postcardsofthewatercolorsthatPathaddoneintheVirgin Islandsshortlybeforeshedied,whichshepaintedsimplyto givetofriends.Thefrontofeachoftheeightcards(also givenasfavorstoguestsatKristi'swedding)bearsadifferent scene,withpersonalremembranceswrittenonthebackby friendsandfamily,

"Weraisedthemoneyinabout18months,"saysCheryl.

Thescholarship,forfutureteachers,wasawardedforthefirst timeduringthe2004-2005academicyeartoMaryanna O'NeillofSpringfield,nowasophomore,whoplanstoreach elementaryschool.PreferenceisgiventograduatesofWest SpringfieldHighSchool(wherePat'sdaughterswent),or,if noqualifiedcandidatecanbefoundfromrharschool,ro studentsfromNorthernVirginia.

JusrasParhadasked,theGrailsdidrhetableandflower arrangementsfortheweddingsofherdaughters,Kristiin

afterourtriptoNewYorkandhesaid'DidJulietellyou whatwasinrhedayplanner?'IrwasasifParwasdirecting usfromabove."

Inlieuoftheirannualtriptothebeachinrhefallof2003, rheGrailswenttoNewYorkCityandappearedonThe TodayShowonthemorningofOct.4.Theytookalonga bannertheyhadmadethatread"FriendsforForty19632003LongwoodCollege."Whileholdingrhebannerjust behindrhefenceinrhecrowdoutsideRockefellerCenter, theywereinterviewedliveonnationaltelevisionbyChris Cimino,alocalTVmeteorologistwhorakesAlRaker'splace onSaturday.

"Thecamerapannedusfivetimesbeforewewere interviewedonrheair,"Cherylsays."Afterhesawour banner,ChrisCiminowalkedovertousandstartedasking usquestions,thentoldushewantedtointerviewuslive afterrhecommercialbreak."Intheliveinterview,heasked Gretna"How'dyouguysmeet?"andshereplied"Ar LongwoodCollegeinFarmville,Virginia."Then,motioning towardCheryl,hesaidshewas"responsibleforgetting everyonetogether."Holdingthemicrophoneinfrontofher, hesaid"So,you'rebringingeveryonetogetheronewayor theother?"Cherylsmiledandsaid"Onewayorrheother"

AsshehasdonesincePar'sdeath,CherylrookPat'shatro theBigApple,andinrheliveinterviewwithChrisCimino shementionedrharirbelongedroafriend.Thefloppywhite strawhathasbeeneverywheretheGrailshavebeen, includingNewEngland,CharlestonandSavannah.

"Par'shatisjustasummerhatrharIgotaftershedied,''says Cheryl."IwenttoEuropewithParandNancywhenwe were21.WethrewcoinsintorhefountaininRome; accordingtothelegend,you'resupposedroreturnifyoudo

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that.Par'sgoalwasalwaystoreturntoItaly.Eventhoughshe gotbacktoEurope(SwitzerlandandAustria)withher daughters,shenevergotbacktoItaly.But,fiveGrailsLucy,Lee,Vicki,Bonnieandmyself-andanotherofPat's friendstookatwo-weektriptoEuropeinthesummerof 2001,andIworePat'shatand,whenvisitingRome,threw coinsintothefountain."

Interestingly,bothofPar'sdaughters(theyoungerisnow JulieMann;Kristihasretainedhermaidenname)workin fieldsrelatedtobreastcancer,andbothsaytheircareer choiceswereinfluencedbytheirmother'sillness.

"Iwaslaidofffrommypreviousjob,asamarketing assistant,only15daysaftershedied,sincethecompanywas folding,"saysJulie,wholivesinSterling."Mycurrentjob kindoffellintomylap,butyoucouldsaythatmyMom steereditintomylap.About80percentofmyrimeisspent ontheRacefortheCure;Itraveltoracesalloverthe country.Ir'sweird,butwithalotofthingsthathave happenedsincemyMom'sdeath,Ifeellikesheisdirecting thingsfromabove."

Kristi,whohasaPh.D.fromVirginiaTech,starteda research-trackfacultypositionthisMayattheLombardi ComprehensiveCancerCenteratGeorgetownUniversity, wherehermotherwasonceapatient.HerjobintheCancer ControlPrograminvolvesworkingongrantsrelatedto geneticrestingforbreastcancer.Shehadpreviouslydone post-doctoralresearchattheUniversityofKentuckyon quality-of-lifeissuesforcancerpatients,primarilythosewith breastcancer.

"IwasasophomoreatJamesMadisonUniversitymajoring inpsychologyandhadalreadydecidedIwantedtolearn moreabouthealthpsychologywhenmymotherwas diagnosedwithbreastcancer,"saysKristi,wholivesin Alexandria."Watchinghowwellshehandledhertreatment inspiredmetolearnmoreaboutit.Whenherdisease recurredin2000,Iwasapplyingforaninternshipinclinical psychology.IhadamomentwhenIwasn'tsureIstillwanted toworkwithcancerpatients,butthenIdecidedthatno matterwhattheoutcomeofherrecurrence,theexperience wouldprovidemewithabroaderperspectiveinmywork. Herillnessmadememoreappreciativeofthestrugglesthat mypatientsandtheirfamiliesgothrough,whichIhope comesacrossinhowIworkwithpeople."

KristihadconsideredrakingasimilarjobinPhiladelphia, whereherhusbandisfrom,burthatdidn'tworkour,and sheendedupbackintheWashington,D.C.,area."Ithink Momhadahandinguidingherbacktothearea,"saysJulie. Toldofhercomment,Kristichuckledandsaid"Yeah,she's pullingallsortsofstrings."

InthewakeofPar'sdeath,theGrailshavegrownevencloser, theysay."Wehavesharedthejoysofweddings,thebirthsof childrenandgrandchildren,careerachievements,and children'saccomplishments,"saysGretna.''Aswehaveaged, thechallengeshaveincreasedandourget-togethershave becomemoreintense.Butwearealwaysthereforeachother. Manyofustalkweekly,TheGrails'isane-maildistribution listoneachcomputer,andsub-groupsshop,attendcultural eventsortraveltogether.Theentiregroupistogetheratleast twiceayear;DoristravelsfromDallaswhenevershecan. LikethesongAmongtheGleamingColumns says,wecherish ourmemories,andthisfriendshipisgolden-tobe rememberedourwholelivesthrough."

BonnieStrattonBaryisretiredafterworkingasan instructionalcoordinatorwiththePrinceWilliamCounty schools,LeeLarkin'sjobwiththeVirginiaInstituteof MarineScienceinvolveseducatingscienceteachers,and DorisKoehlerAckerson,NancyFeyFurchandLucy FlannaganRankintaughtbeforehavingchildren.Nancy nowworksforamanufacturingfirm.DianeDowney DementhasmovedbacktoEdinburg,Va.,herhometown, wheresheworksinaboutique.Threearegrandmothers. Theirlong-termfriendshipwasfeaturedinanarticleinJuly inthenewspaperinNaples,Florida,whereAckersonlives partoftheyear."Peopleareamazedthatwe'veremainedso closeoveralltheseyears,"saysCheryl.

Thepetite,one-timecheerleaderwiththewarmsmileand thegenerousspiritisneverfarfromtheirmindsandhearts. "Forsomereason,allofusGrailsassociatesunrisesand sunsetswithPac-becauseofherartisticeye,ormaybe becauseshelikedtobeonthebeachatchoserimes,"says Gretna."Duetoherillness,Paccouldn'tdonateorgans,but shediddonatehercorneas,sosomeoneelsecanview sunrisesandsunsetsthroughPat'seyes." 8

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Athletics Update

ThreeDown,OnetoGo: NCMDivisionI

Reclassification

LongwoodUniversityPresidentDr.PatriciaCormier receivedaletterdatedAug.25,2005fromtheNCAAthat statedtheorganization'sDivisionIManagementCouncil MembershipSubcommitteehadapprovedtheinstitution's moveintothethirdyearofthefour-yearreclassifying process.Thesubcommitteealsoadvancedtheinstitution's men'sgolfandwomen'slacrosseprogramintothesecond yearofthemulridivisionalprocess.

During2005-06,Longwoodmustcontinuetocomplywith allDivisionIlegislationandsatisfythefollowingrequirements:attendanceattheNCAAConventionbythechief executiveofficer,thedirectorofathletics,theseniorwoman administrator,thefacultyathleticsrepresentative,andthe compliancecoordinator;attendance(bythesamerepresentatives)atameetingconductedattheNCAAConventionto discussissuesimpactingDivisionImembers;completionof anNCAAathleticscertificationorientation;cbmpletionofa compliancereviewconductedbythenationalofficeandsubmissionofareportwithaninstitutionalresponsetothe findings;andsubmitanannualreportandupdatedstrategic planbyJune1,2006basedonfeedbackreceivedfromthe previousyear'sannualreport.

TherealityofyearthreesimplymeansthatLongwood's14 intercollegiateathleticprogramscontinuecompetingagainst DivisionIcompetition.Duringthe2005fallcampaigns,the Lancershaveplayedagainstthelikesofin-stateinstitutions Virginia,VirginiaTech,Richmond,VCU,Williamand Mary,JamesMadis_on,GeorgeMason,Liberty,andRadford. Outofstatehigh-profileopponentshaveincludedClemson, Duke,NorthCarolina,NorthCarolinaState,Stanford, UC-Berkeley,EastCarolina,American,Georgetown, andTemple.

LancerfieldhockeystandoutandteamcaptainSarahHitchings,'06.

Thiswinter,theLongwoodbasketballreamshaveassembled quirethegauntletofnationallyprominentopposition.The Lancermenwillchallengethelikesofin-stateschools Virginia,VCU,Richmond,WilliamandMary,James Madison,Liberty,andHamptonalongwithgamesagainst Villanova,KansasState,Nebraska,LouisianaTech,andYale. TheLancerwomenwillfaceCommonwealthopponents Virginia,VirginiaTech,WilliamandMary,JamesMadison, Liberty,andNorfolkStateaswellasGeorgiaTech,Bosron College,andSouthCarolina.

AmazinghowthingshavechangedatLongwoodUniversity Foundedin1839astheFarmvilleFemaleSeminary Association,theCommonwealthacquiredtheschoolin 1884anditbecamethefirststateinstitutionofhigherlearningforwomeninVirginia,laterbecomingfullycoeducationalin1976.Presently,Longwoodhasacombinedundergraduateandgraduateenrollmentof4,300andbestofall,an intercollegiateathleticsprogramonthecuspofNCAA DivisionICertification.

LongwoodAthletics,pleasevisitourre-designed Internetwebsiteatwww.longwoodlancers.com.
Forallofthelatestnewsandinformationconcerning

Startingline-up:FranklinGrant,'82,andTroyAustin

TroyAustin

Joins Longwood AdvancementTeam

TroyAustin,whopreviouslyworkedinmarketingwiththe NationalFootballLeagueCoachesAssociation(NFLCA)and didathleticinternshipsatVirginiaCommonwealthandDuke universities,isLongwood'snewdirectorofdevelopment forintercollegiateathletics.

Austin,whobeganOctober10,willbebasedinUniversity Advancement,workingcloselywithAthleticscobuildabase ofprivatesupportforLongwood'sgrowingDivisionIathletics program.HewillworkcloselywithFranklinGrant,who servesasdirectorofexternalgiftsforintercollegiateathletics, aswellasdirectorofplannedandmajorgifts.

Austinwasdirectorofprogramdevelopmentandmarketing relationsfortheNFLCAfromOctober2003coMarch2005. HedirectedthedevelopmentandmarketingofNFLCAprograms,propertiesandspecialevents;oversawthemembership benefitsprogramforthe750activeandretiredNFLcoaches; facilitatedsponsorshipswithcorporatepartners;andservedas aliaisonbetweenNFLCAandmarketingpartners,among otherduties.

HedidinternshipsinVCUathletics(inmarketingandpromotions)in2002-2003andinDukeathletics(LifeSkills coordinatorandspecialevents)in2001-2002.

Austin,a2000Dukegraduate,playedfootballatDukefor fouryearsandwasteamcaptainhissenioryear.Hereceivedthe WilliamJ. GriffithServiceAwardandwasnamedtheteam's MoseOutstandingDefensiveLineman.ThenativeofOrange, N.J.,hasanM.S.insportsleadershipfromVCU.-GP

AsLongwood Universitycontinues itstransitiontoNCAA DivisionI,anewPepsi sodacanpromoting Longwoodathletics willbeontheshelves instoressoon.The newcanfeaturesa variationofthenew communicationsand marketingcampaign:"Discoverthe PowerinLancerSports."

Six Lancers Join Inaugural Athletics Hall ofFame Class

LongwoodUniversityhasannounceditsinauguralAthletics HallofFameClass.Sixindividualswillbeinductedatthe AthleticsHallofFameInductionCeremonyontheevening ofNovember27intheLeeGrandDiningRoomofDorrill DiningHall.Theinstitutionisacknowledgingitslonghistoryandstoriedtraditionofintercollegiateathleticswiththe establishmentofthenewAthleticsHallofFame.

TheinauguralclassincludesJeromeKersey'84,atwo-time men'sbasketballAll-American(1983-84)whoplayed17seasonsintheNBA,includingachampionshipwithSan Antonio(1999);TinaBarrett'88,afour-timewomen'sgolf All-American(1985-88)andHonda-BroderickAward Winner(1988)whoiscurrentlycompetinginher18thyear ontheLPGATour;MichaelTucker'93,atwo-timebaseball All-American(1991-92)andUnitedScatesOlympian(1982) whorecentlyfinishedhis11chyearofMajorLeagueBaseball withthePhiladelphiaPhillies;Dr.BarbaraSmith,retired founderand26-yearheadcoachoftheLongwoodwomen's golfprogram-threenationaltitles;JulieDayton'81,atwotimewomen'slacrosseAll-American(1980-81),former10yearmemberoftheUnitedScatesNationalTeam,andcurrentdirectorofathleticsatSc.Catherine'sSchoolin Richmond;andthelaceDr.ElizabethBurgerJackson'34,a formermemberoftheUnitedScatesFieldHockeyNational Team(1947-50,1954-55),pastvicepresidentoftheUnited ScatesFieldHockeyAssociation,and39-yearprofessorof naturalsciencesatLongwood(1938-76).

"Weareextremelyexcitedandlookingforwardtochisspecialevent,"saysLongwoodPresidentDr.PatriciaCormier "ThisAthleticsHallofFamehasbeenestablishedtorecognizeandhonorourformerstudent-athletesandcoaches,as wellaspastathleticanduniversityadministratorswhohave significantlyimpactedchisinstitution.Itisalsoanopportunitytohonorpioneersandleaderswhohaveplayedavital roleintheoverallevolutionofLongwoodathleticsthroughouttheyears."

Aselectioncommittee,establishedbythedirectorofathletics,determinedtheinauguralAthleticsHallofFame InductionClass.Theselectioncommitteeincludedmembers fromathleticsadministration,thecoachingstaff,university facultyandadministration,andacurrentstudent-athlete.To beeligiblefornomination,thefollowingcriteriahadtobe met:1)Astudent-athletemaybeconsidered10yearsafrer his/herintercollegiateathleticcareerhasended,2) Institutionemployeeswillbeconsideredifemploymenthas endedandemploymenthasbeenaminimumdurationof fiveyears,and3)Teamsthathaveachievednationalprominencemaybeconsidered.-GP

AstoryfortheforthcomingSpringandSummerissue ofLongwoodmagazinewillfeaturetheAthleticsHall ofFameindepth

IfyouwouldlikeaninvitationtotheAthleticsHallofFame25 InductionCeremony,pleasering434.395-2003.

GAME ON! Discoverthe /:OW&Pm LAN CER SPORTS Basketball Baseball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf Lacrosse, Soccer Softball and Tenn s www.longwoodlancers com
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Pre-Game Hoopla for Alumni and Friends

Alumniandfriendsareinvitedtopre-gamereceptionspriortoeight Longwoodbasketballroadgames.Moreinformationaboutthelocationandtimes ofeachpre-gamereceptionandhowtopurchasegameticketswillbeposted atwww.longwoodedu/alumni/events.hem.

Wednesday,December7 Women'sBasketballatJMU

Saturday,December10 Men'sBasketball VillanovaatAtlanticCity,NJ

Thursday,December22 Men'sBasketball atVCU

Thursday,Dec.29 Men'sBasketball atCollegeofCharleston

Friday,Dec.30 Men'sBasketball atCollegeofCharleston

Monday,January2 Men'sBasketball atUniversityofRichmond

Tuesday,January17 Men'sBasketball atNavy

Thursday,January19 Women'sBasketballatNorfolkState

Wednesday,February15 Men'sBasketball atUVA

Monday,February20 Men'sBasketball atHampton

Dr. Wayne McWee

Appointed NewVPM; Dr. Jena Burges Appointed NewAssistant VPM

Dr.WayneMcWee,whohadbeeninteririlvice presidentforacademicaffairssinceJuly2004, hashadthe"interim"droppedfromhistide. TheBoardofVisitorsapprovedhispermanent appointmenttotheuniversity'stopacademic positioninApril.

Dr.McWee,whocametoLongwoodin1984asanassistant professorofbusinessadministration,isworkingintheAcademic Affairsofficeforthethirdrime.Hewasassociatevicepresident from1992-1994andfrom1985-1989.

Dr.McWeewasinterimdeanoftheCollegeofBusiness &Economicsin2003-2004andchairedtheDepartmentof Management,Marketing&ComputerInformationManagement Systemsfrom1998-2003.Hehastwicebeenpresidentofthe

FacultySenate(2002-2003and1997-1998),chairedthe IntercollegiateAthleticCouncilforthreeyearsandwasthe NCAAFacultyAthleticsRepresentativeforfiveyears.Twoofhis threechildrenareLongwoodgraduates:DavidMacWayne McWee,'02,andAndreaLynnMcWeeParson,'93.

Alsoincharoffice,Dr.JenaBurges,aformermemberofthe EnglishfacultywhospentlastyearasanAmericanCouncilon Education(ACE)Fellow,wasappointedassistantvicepresident foracademicaffairsinlateJune.AsanACEFellowatthe UniversityofNorthCarolinaatAshevilleduringthe2004-2005 academicyear,Dr.Burgesworkedwiththechancellorandthe provostonaprojecttided"ImplementingChangeToward Communiversity."Beforeherfellowship,shehadbeenassociate professorofEnglishanddirecrorofgeneraleducationandfreshmanwritingatLongwood.-KB

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Longwood Spells

Success: NSSE

Longwoodmustbedoingsomethingrightinpromoting studentsuccess.Itwasoneofonly20collegesanduniversities singledoutforfurtherstudyfromamong850thatparticipatedintheNationalSurveyofStudentEngagement (NSSE)from2000to2003.Asaresultofthein-depth study,Longwoodwascitedinarecent USA Todayarticle andreceivednumerouskudosinabookpublishedearlier thisyear.

"TheNSSEsurveyfound20schoolswhosescoresinstudent engagementandgraduationrateswerehigherthanthey shouldhavebeen,"saysDr.TimPierson,vicepresidentfor studentaffairs."InaprojectcalledDocumentingEffective EducationalPractice(DEEP),directedbyGeorgeKuhof IndianaUniversity,teamsofresearchersthenwenttoeach ofthose20campusestoseewhattheyweredoingthatmade adifference."

AnarticleabouttheprojectintheAug.29issueofUSA Todaysaysthattheinstitutions"createacampusclimatethat fostersstudentsuccessAllhadclearlyarticulatededucationalpurposesandaspirations-andacoherentphilosophy thatguidedtheirprograms,policiesandpractices.Though everycollegehasamission,forthese20schoolsitconstitutes farmorethanjustwordsonpaper,Kuhsays.Theschools translatetheirwordsintopracticeTheinstitutionsalso sharewhatKuhcalls'anunshakeablefocusonstudent learning'andcreateenvironmentsdesignedtopromote studentsuccess."

Abookaboutthestudy, StudentSuccessin College: Creating Conditions ThatMatter, byDr.Kuhandthreeofhisfellow researchers,waspublishedinMarchbyJossey-Bassandthe AmericanAssociationforHigherEducation,whichcollaboratedwithNSSEonthestudy.ThebookcitesLongwood's CitizenLeadersmodel,its"extensivestudent-facultyinteraction,"theLongwoodSeminar(whichitcalled"unusually effective"),its"pronouncedemphasisonstudentlearningas partoftheresidencehalllivingexperience,"andthe"campus climatewithatightlyknitsocialfabric,adesirablecondition oflearning."-KB

Longwood Ranks with the Best

in National College Reports

Longwoodhasrecentlygarneredaccoladesinthreenational publications.Fortheeighthconsecutiveyear,Longwoodis includedintheAmerica'sBest Colleges2006rankingsby US.News &WorldReport, maintainingits#11TierOne positionrankingamong publicSouthernuniversities thatgrantmaster'sdegrees. Theuniversitymovedup from37thto36thforpublic andprivateSouthern universitiesofferingmaster's degrees.Inaddition,Longwoodwas includedintwofavorablecategories:HighestGraduation Rates(61percent)andLeastDebt.Thepercentageof graduateswithdebthasdroppedfrom84to77percent, andtheaveragedebtalsohasdecreased.

Also,LongwoodwasselectedaBestSoutheasternCollegefor 2006by The Princeton Review Inthisannualranking,based onstudentsurveysandpublishedinabook,Longwoodwas citedas"offeringundergraduatesawell-roundededucation, citizenleadership,andpersonalgrowth,allatafairlycheap price,evenforout-of-statestudents."Longwoodalsowas citedfor"anexcellentcollegeofbusinesswithagreat reputationandexcellentinternshipprogramsandjob opportunitiesupongraduation."-OS

USA Today CollegeListings

(in alphabetical order; from 8.29.05):

AlvernoCollege(Wis.)

CaliforniaStateUniversityatMontereyBay

TheEvergreenStateCollege(Wash.)

FayettevilleStateUniversity(N.C.)

GeorgeMasonUniversity(Va.)

GonzagaUniversity(Wash.)

Longwood University (va.)

MacalesterCollege(Minn.)

MiamiUniversity(Ohio)

Sewanee-UniversityoftheSourh(Tenn.)

SweetBriarCollege(Va.)

UniversityofKansas(Kan.)

UniversityofMaine-Farmington

UniversityofMichigan-AnnArbor

UniversityofTexas-ElPaso

UrsinusCollege(Pa.)

WabashCollege(Ind.)

WheatonCollege(Mass.)

Winsron-SalemStateUniversity(N.C.)

WoffordCollege(S.C.)

PatrickHenryCommunityCollegePresidentDrMaxFWingett andLongwoodUniversityPresidentDr.PatriciaP.Cormier signedaguaranteedadmissionagreementonAug.25.

Longwood Signs Agreements with Virginia's Community Colleges

This summer, in support ofGovernor Mark Warner's dedication to post-secondary education for all Virginiacitizens and to demonstrate Longwood University's commitment to and interest in community college graduates, Longwood President Patricia Cormier signed aguaranteed admission agreement with all of Virginia's 23 community colleges.

Underthisguaranteedadmissionagreement,communitycollege graduateswhoearntheAssociateofArcsand/orSciencedegree withacumulativegradepointaverageof2.5orhigherwillbe guaranteedadmissiontoLongwoodUniversity.Longwoodvalues therolecommunitycollegeshaveplayedineducatingVirginians andwasoneofthefirstVirginiainstitutionstoenterintoagreements withcommunitycollegesin1991.Theuniversitywaspleasedto taketheinitiativetothenextlevel.

Thisguaranteedadmissionagreementaddstothe1991articulation agreementthatguaranteesthatAssociateofArcsand/orScience degreerecipientswillhavejuniorstatus,thatalloftheircredits willtransfer,althoughnotallmayapplytowardthedegree,and thatalloftheirlower-divisiongeneraleducationgoalswillbemet.

Dr.CormierpraisedthequalityofVirginiaCommunityCollege's graduatesandnoted"AssociateofArcsand/orSciencedegree holdershavegraduatedfromLongwoodabovethe80percentrate withlittletonochangeintheirgradepointaverages."

Theagreementwillgointoeffectforscudentsapplyingco Longwoodforthespring2006term.-JW

Longwood Launches Graduate Program in Creative Writing

Collegestudentsknowthatimprovingtheirwritingskillsisan importantaspectofacollegeeducation.Forstudentswhowishco takethatevenfurther,LongwoodUniversitynowoffersamaster's degreeprogramincreativewriting.

Graduatesofthe36-credithourprogram,whichwillgenerally caketwoyearscocomplete,willearnaMasterofArcsdegreein Englishwithaconcentrationincreativewriting.Inadditionco chetraditionalapproach,studentsalsomayopefora"summersonly"planinwhichtheyearntheirdegreeinthreesummers.

"Thisdeliveryoptionisaimedatmiddleschoolandsecondary teachers,especiallyinSouth-CentralVirginia,"saidMaryCarrollHackecc,assistantprofessorofEnglish,whodirectstheprogram.

Somesixstudents,allofwhomarerecentLongwoodgraduates, areenrolledinchepcogram,withanotherstudentseccojoinin chespringsemesterFourofchefirstsixstudentsgraduatedfrom LongwoodinMayandcheochertwoin2004.

"We'relookingatanaverageofabouteightco10graduate studentsrotatingthroughhere,"saysCarroll-Hackett."Weexpect somestudentstocomestraightthroughaftergettingtheir bachelor'sdegree,andotherscowaitafewyears."

Atleast20majors,aswellassomeminors,areenrolledinthe undergraduateconcentrationinCreativeWritingchatLongwood beganlastyear,alsodirectedbyCarcoll-Hackecc.

"Ourprogrammodel,atboththeundergraduateandgraduate level,is'aneducationfortheworkingwriter,"'shesays."Several graduateprogramsnationally,includingours,offerprofessional courses,butasfarasourresearchindicates,we'retheonly undergraduatecreativewritingprograminthecountrycooffer apcofessionalcourse.Thiscourseintroducesstudentscotherealworldaspectsofbeingawriter.Withtheinclusionofclasseschat addressthe'business'ofbeingawriter-copiessuchaslandingan agent,teachingaworkshop,ormarketingyourownwork-we're cakingaverypracticalapproachtolivingandworkingasawriter intoday'smarket."

TheCreativeWritingprogram,inconjunctionwiththeDepartment ofEnglishandModernLanguages,publishestheDosPassos Review,aninternationaltwice-yearlyliteraryjournal.Thefirst issuewaspublishedonlineinJune2004.Thefirstprintissue cameoutlastDecemberandthesecondprintissueinmidJuly.

"Oneofthehallmarksofacreativewritingprogramispcoviding studentsaccesscoliterarypublishing,aswe'redoingthroughthe journal,"saysCarroll-Hackecc,chejournal'sedicor-ac-largeand pcoseeditor."Theprogramhassixundergraduatestudentinterns, whocomprisetheStudentEditorialBoardandareinvolvedin everyaspectofproducingchejournal."-KB

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KatrinaAftermath:

New Orleans Professor Joins Longwood

Longwoodneededsomeoneforchepositionchatoversees studentteachingandocherfieldexperiencesintheCollege ofEducationandHumanServices.Itfoundchatpersonas aresultofsomeunusualcircumstances.

Dr.MicheleSmith,whohadbeendirectorofacademic advisingatDelgadoCommunityCollegeinNewOrleans, isnowLongwood'sinterimdirectorofprofessionalservices. Shebegan0cc.17,sevenweeksafterHurricaneKatrinashut downherschool,destroyedchefirstfloorofherhome,her motorcycleandherfiance'smotorcycleandcar,andsentthe pairfirstcoAlabamaandthencoArkansas.

"Thefaculty,staffandstudentsofmycommunitycollege arescatteredallacrosschecountry,"shesays.

Longwoodhadbeencryingcofillchepositionsinceformer directorDr.JamesPirklereturnedcoteachingafterche springsemester."ThesearchbeganinJuly,oneweekafter Iarrived,"saysDr.DeneeseJones,deanoftheCollegeof EducationandHumanServices."Sixcandidatesvisited campusforinterviews,butnoneseemedappropriatefor chevisionIhaveforchatposition."

Dr.JonesgotDr.Smith'sname,andtwoochers,froma colleagueshehadknownwhenbothwereAmericanCouncil onEducation(ACE)Fellowsin2002-2003,andsheinterviewedheronthephonebeginningchesecond,weekin September.Afrerbeinghired,Dr.SmithsawLongwood forthefirsttimeSepe.26afterDr.Jonespickedherupat RichmondInternacionalAirportandbroughthercocampus foratwo-dayvisit.ShereturnedcoNewOrleansthefirst weekinOctoberafterlinkingupwithherfiancein LittleRock.

"Ican'tbegincodescribechedevastationchathastakenover thecityofNewOrleans,"shesaidafterhertriphome.

"Thesmellofdecayintheairalonewillcakeweeks,maybe months,coclean.Thereisstillnopower,thereisamandatory curfewat8p.m.everyevening,andthetelephoneinfrastructure isstillverylimited.TherearenomovingcompaniesinNew Orleansorchesurroundingareas,socheclosestplacechat wefoundcorentamovingtruck(comovecoFarmville)was inMobile,Alabama."

Delgado,foundedin1921,isLouisiana'slargestandoldest communitycollege,withanenrollmentofabout17,400at threecampusesandanursingschool.Classeshadstarted ninedaysbeforechehurricanehie.

"Themaincampus,incheCityParksectionofNew Orleans,waschehardesthiebyKatrina,"saysDr.Smith.

"TheWestBankcampus,whereIworked,inAlgiers,across

Dr.MicheleSmithwilldirectprofessionalservices fartheCollegeofEducationandHumanServices.

the(Mississippi)River,wasn'tfloodedbutsufferedstructural androofdamageduecowind.Thegoaliscore-openin January,butcodochatyouneednotonlyfacultyandstaff bucalsostudents,andyouneedlivingplacesforchem.Right nowtheinfrastructurejustisn'tthere.Thechancellorof Delgado,AlexJohnson,hasmovedhisofficecoBaton Rouge,wheretheLouisianaCommunityandTechnical CollegeSystem(LCTCS)isbased,andisworkingwiththe LCTCSpresident,Dr.WalterBumphus."

OnSunday,Aug.28,thedaybeforethehurricane, Dr.Smithandherfiance,GregoryCeaser,leftNewOrleans anddrovecoTuscaloosa,Alabama,wheretheychecked intoahotel."Wewantedcogoincheoppositedirection frommostofthetraffic,whichwasprimarilyheadingwest toTexas,"shesays."Initiallywethoughtthestormwouldn't bebadandwecouldreturnhomechatTuesdayorWednesday. OnWednesdayweleftTuscaloosaforLierleRock,Arkansas. SincemyfianceisretiredAirForce,wewereablecostayat anAirForcebase.Eventuallywemovedfrombasehousing toanicehouseinCabot,Arkansas,aboutIOmilesfrom LittleRock,ownedbythefamilyofsomeonewhoworks atthebase."

ThewaterinherneighborhoodinNewOrleans,whereshe hadbeenrentingatwo-storytownhouse,wasatleasesixco eightfeethigh,shesays."Weloseeverythingonchefirst floorofourhouse.Myfiancelosehiscar,and-we'reavid motorcycleriders-webothloseourmotorcycles."

HerfiancehadbeenworkingforSprintincheNewOrleans suburbofMecairie."Hiscompanyistryingtoplacehim somewhere,butchathasn'tcomeaboutyet."

Dr.SmithhadbeenatDelgadosinceMay2004.Shemoved coNewOrleansinFebruary2003coworkwiththeGreater NewOrleansSportsFoundation,whichhascoordinated SuperBowls,theMen'sFinalFourNCAAbasketballtournamentin2003andtheWomen'sFinalFourin2004.

ShepreviouslydirectedUpwardBoundprogramsatOhio UniversityandSc.LouisUniversity,becominganadjunct instructorattheformerintheCollegeofEducationand alsotheCollegeofHealthandHumanServices.Shebegan hercareerasanadmissionscounseloratDanaCollege, asmallLutheranschoolnearOmaha,Nebraska,her hometown.

ShehasaB.A.inorganizationalcommunicationfrom CreightonUniversityandanM.EdandPh.D.fromOhio University,theformerinhighereducationadministration andthelatterinsporesadministration,counselingandhigher educationadministration.-KB

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New Construction Means More Progress on Campus

Thenewsciencebuildingisexpectedtoopenforthespringsemester, constructionissettobeginonthelong-awaitedrecreationcenter,and upscalehousingfor408studentsisbeingbuiltadjacenttocampus.

The$17.9million,73,000-squarefootsciencebuildingisbetweenJarman HallandtheintersectionofHighStreetandGriffinBoulevard,near WheelerResidenceHall.Thefour-storyfaciliryhas23classroomsand laboratories,47faculryoffices,distancelearningfacilities,andarooftop greenhouseandherbarium,whichwillhousetheworld'sla\gestcollection ofVirginiaplantspecimens.

Workontherecreationcenter,knownofficiallyastheCenterforFitness andWellness,isexpectedtobeginbeforetheendoftheyearandshould cakeabout14months.Therwo-and-half-scorybuildingisatthecorner ofSouthMainandFranklinstreets,adjacenttothesouthendofFrazer ResidenceHall.Thefacilirywillcontainrwobasketballcourts,rwo racquetballcourts,afitnessareawith120piecesofexerciseequipment, threemultipurposeroomsforaerobics,a30-footclimbingwall,and amezzaninelevelwithafour-laneindoorrunningtrack.

Thankstoapublic-privatepartnershipinvolvingtherecentlyformed LongwoodRealEstateFoundation,thetopthreefloorsoffourfour-story buildingsunderconstructiononthesiteoftheformerFarmvilleShopping CenterwillberesidentialspaceforLongwoodstudents.Thebottomfloor ofeachbuildingwillberetail-commercialspace.Theproject,called LongwoodLandingsatMid-TownSquare,willprovide96four-bedroom and24single-bedroomapartmentsand400parkingspacesforsrudents, shoppersandvisitors.Thestudenthousingwillprovide"swingspace" toreplacehousingthatwillbetakenofflineduringrenovationofcertain residentialspaceoncampus.Thecompletiondateisthesummerof2006.

TwonewathleticfieldsarebeingbuiltacrossthestreetfromtheLongwood GolfCoursethatwillaccommodatefourteams.Oneisasyntheticturf fieldforhockeyandlacrosse,theotheranaturalgrassfieldformen'sand women'ssoccer.Eachfieldwillhavelights,ascoreboard,coveredpress platforms,andcoveredbleacherseatingforabout350,withadditional seatingonagrassincline.ThefieldsarerelatedtoLongwood'smove toDivisionIcompetition.-KB

Alumni Spotlight

AnnMcCantsCarter,'62,wasgiventhe Founder'sAwardforExcellenceinVolunteeringby VirginiaCommonwealthUniversiryHealthServices (MCV,MedicalCollegeofVirginia).

HollisLowery-Moore,'69,isthedeanofche multi-facetedCollegeofEducationandHuman DevelopmentatLamarUniversiryinBeaumont, Texas.Previouslyshehadbeenassociatedeanofthe CollegeofEducationandAppliedScienceatSam HoustonStateUniversiryinHuntsville.

SandraPetersenStallings,'70,wasawarded theAcademicAdvisingAdministratorAwardbyNorth CarolinaStateUniversiry.Sheistheassistantheadfor advisingintheDepartmentofHumanitiesandSocial Scienceswithover1000majors.

Margaret"Molly"LeeO'Dell,'76, receivedtheAwardofHonorfromtheChildren's MiracleNerworkforherserviceinmedicineand publichealthattheMiraclesforChildrenBallin Roanoke.

RandyCopeland,'86,PresidentandFounder ofVelociryMicroInc.,hasopenedhisfirststorein Midlothian.Hiscompanybecametheonlycustom computermakersellingitssystemsinabig-name retailer'sstorewhentheywereplacedinselectedBest Buystores.

Rebecca"Rebecka''BoydMarshall,'97, isdesigningjewelrywhichshesellsthroughtheweb andtoboutiquesacrossthecountry.Youcanfindher jewelryatwww.rebeckaboyd.com.

JenniferMoentmannGregor,'97,ische 2005VirginiaStateChampionDownhillMountain Bikeracer.

JimmieD.Meurrens,2001,isthe2005 recipientoftheR.AdamsCowleyShockTraumaHero Award.JimmieisaFlightParamedic/SeateTrooper withtheMarylandStatePolice.

Members oftheLongwood University WomensSoccer Team strike apose infront ofthesitefor the new Centerfor Fitnessand Wellness, whichwillbe located on Main Streetjustsouth of CurryandFraser Halls.
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Longwoodlink.comisboththenameandthewebaddress ofLongwood'snewweb-basedonlinecommunityfor alumni.Throughthiscommunity,alumnicansearchthe � web-basedalumnidirecrory;maintaincontactwith Longwoodclassmatesandfriends;customizetheirown profilepage;sharephotosandclassnews;registerforevents; postandreviewjoblistings;participateinabusinesscard exchange;helpstudentsthroughsharingcareerinsights, mentoring,andinternships;stayintouchwithfacultyand staff;andknowwhatishappeningattheUniversityandin theiracademiccollegesanddepartments.

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Confusedabouthowtocalculateyourincometaxdeduction formakingacharitablegift?Don'tknowthedifference betweenaCRT,aCRATandaCRUT?Wonderhownew lawsinCongresswillaffectyourdistributionsfromyour IndividualRetirementAccount?Findtheanswerstothese questionsandmorebyvisitingLongwood'snewplanned givinginformationwebsite:

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Major Gifts Received

LongwoodUniversityisdeeplygratefulformajordonorswhoshow theirappreciationforandconfidenceintheUniversitybysupporting amyriadofprojects.FortheperiodofApril1,2005toSeptember30,2005 giftsandnewcommitmentsof$25,000andgreaterwerereceivedfrom thefollowing.SuchgiftshelpLongwoodfulfillherpotentialandtomaintain acompetitiveedgeamongpeers.

FOUNDATIONS:

AnneC.&WalterR.RobinsFoundation

$25,000Purpose:ParentsFund,LCVA-BuildingRenovationFund, HullSpringsFarmOperatingandSalarySupport

JessieBallDuPontFund

$41,566Purpose:CommunicationsSciences&Disorders; FacultyDevelopment

LettiePateWhiteheadFoundation,Inc.

$47,000Purpose:LettiePateWhiteheadScholarship

RichardS.ReynoldsFoundation

$25,000Purpose:CollegeofBusiness&EconomicsScholarship, PaulandFrancisFoxScholarship

INDIVIDUALS:

Dr.WaverlyM.Cole

$192,000Purpose:LongwoodCenterfortheVisualArts, LongwoodUniversityMusicDepartment

LongwoodAnnual Fund is Opening Doors in 2005-2006

Thankyoutothethousandsofalumni,parentsandfriendswhohavealreadymade adonationtotheAnnualFundin2005-2006.Theendoftheyearistheperfect timetomakeatax-deductiblegifttoLongwood.Pleasevisitourwebsiteat: www.longwood.edu/advancement;mailyourcheck,payabletotheLongwood UniversityFoundation,to201HighStreet,Farmville,VA23909; orgiveusacallat1.800.281.4677,extension3.

Thankyouforyourcontinuedsupport.

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Recent Publications by Longwood Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni

DancingOnWater

byDr. Craig Challender, ProfessorofEnglish

This is rhe second full-length book ofpoetry by Dr. Challender, who directs the Longwood Authors Series and is rhe faculty representative to rhe Board ofVisitors. His other full-length book, Familiar Things, published in 1998, was a finalist for the 1988 Virginia PoetryPrize, sponsored by rhe Virginia Center for rheCreativeArts, and he also is rhe author ofthree shorter books, calledchapbooks: GreatestHits: I973-2003, TheFamily, and Dakota TimeandOther Times. PublishedbyPecan GrovePress, softcover, 67pages

Roberta'sRulesofOrder

byAlice Collier Cochran, LongwoodAlumna, '68 Cochran's first book, subtitled Who isRobertandWhyDo WeStillFollowHisRulesAnyway?, grew our ofherworkwithboardsofnonprofitorganizationsand also herpreviouscareerin human resource training and development. Student governments and fraternities and sororities have expressed interest in Roberta's Rules, which has been called a "less formal, more feminine and flexible approach." Cochran,who is writing companionworkbook,said herrulesare a "combination ofthe best things I've seen." Cochran, who lives in San Rafael, California, near San Francisco, runs Cochran Consulting, inwhich she works in board governance, meeting formats and strategic planning thatstresses inclusive planning and participation. Publishedbyjossey-Bass, softcover, 305pages.

WhatthePotterSaid

byMary-CarrollHackett, AssistantProfessorofEnglish

This collection of 11 short stories is rhe first full-length book by Carroll-Hackett, editor-at-large ofthe DosPassosReview, an international literaryjournal produced by the Longwood's Creative Writing program, which she directs. She has received the Willamette Award for Fiction and a North Carolina Writer's Network Blumenthal awardfor previous work. The cover photo was taken by Longwood student Jeni Escobar. PublishedbyIndependentPress, softcover, 82pages.

SignLanguage

byDr. BrettHursey, Lecturerin English

Dr. Hursey also is rhe author of two other full-length books ofpoetry, Dead WhitePoetand SomeAssemblyRequired, and two chapbooks: Relativityand Orbits. "Some people think ofpoetry as boring or intimidating; I try to write poetry that is humorous and not difficult to access," he says. PublishedbyIndependentPress, softcover, 78pages.

TheLoveofGodinChina:

CanOneBeBothChineseandChristian?

byDr.john Peale, ProfessorEmeritusofPhilosophy

Dr. Peale, who retired in 1999 after 23 years at Longwood, is a self-described Sinophile who has visited China nine times. "There are various reasons why Christianity has not sunk deep into the Chinese soul," he says. "The book is about rhe situation facing contemporary Christians in China, who are pulled to rhe center ro work for the welfare oftheir nation, and also pulled to the fringe as members ofwhat is thought ofas aforeign religion." His wife, Lydia, and her fatherwereborn in China ofmissionaryparents, and her grandfather in 1893 starteda Christianhospital in Huai'an, China. PublishedbyiUniverse, hardcoverandsoftcover, 302pages.

TheOneVoiceofJamesDickey:HisLettersandLife,1970-1997

byDr. Gordon Vtm Ness, ProfessorofEnglish andChairofthe DepartmentofEnglishandModern Languages

This is Dr. Van Ness's fourth and probably final book on rhe late writer. Dr. Van Ness is a Dickey scholar and was a close friend ofthe novelist and poet, best known for his novel Deliverance. Like his previous book, The One VoiceofJamesDickey: HisLettersandLift, I942-I969, it focuses on the prolific correspondence ofDickey, who tried to write at least three letters aday. Publishedby the UniversityofMissouriPress, hardcover, 554pages.

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Over There: David Nasca, 'O1

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DavidNasca'01,thenafirstlieutenantandnowacaptainwiththeU.S.Marines,with childreninAlKarmah,Iraq,duringhiseight-monthdeploymentinthatcountry,whichended inAugust."IwasoutwithaCivilAffairsgroupthatworkedwiththeIraqisonvarious humanitarianprojects,"hesaidinane-mailofthephoto,takenJuly1."Westoppedbya schoolandgaveoutschoolsupplies,candyandbeaniebabiestothekids(explainingthepencils andlollipops);theywerethrilledaboutseeingthemselvesonadigitalcamera."Whileoverseas, Nasca,whoserveswiththe3rdBattalion,8thMarineRegiment,wasmailed"goodyboxes" organizedbyoneofhisformerprofessors,Dr.DeborahWelch,associateprofessorofhistory, towhichLongwoodfacultyandstudentscontributed.Thepackagesincludedsoap(barsare coveredwithsandafterbeingusedjustonce),shampoo,games,food,whitesocks(socksrot quicklyinIraq),mosquitorepellent,sunblock(temperaturesreach130),copiesof The Rotunda, aLongwoodCD,andacardsignedbyLongwoodPresidentPatriciaCormier. "Davidwasoneofourbeststudentsandjustaheckofaniceguy,"saysDr.Welch,whooften e-mailedhim.Nascatookpartinthecounter-insurgencyandsecurityoperationsaround Fallujahthatendedearlythisyear,didtrainingandoperationswiththeIraqiSecurityForces, andhelpedrebuildtheinfrastructure(schools,sanitation,ayouthcenter,etc.).TheWoodbridge native,whowaspromotedtocaptainSept.1andisbasedatCampLejeune,NorthCarolina, graduated cum laudewithaB.A.inhistory.Capt.NascawillreturntoIraqinFebruary

andwillbedeployedinRamadi.-KB@

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