Longwood Magazine 2008 Vol 08 No 02 Spring Summer

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LASTFALL,the2007-08academicyeargotoffcoagreatstart onAugust28,asLongwoodUniversityopenedanewHealch andFitnessCenter(HFC).Withagrandopeningthemeof "CreatingaFieU,"thenew$13.6millionbuildingpromises toshapeanewgenerationofLongwoodalumni.

FrontingonMainStreetnexttothehigh-riseresidencehalls, theHFCisdestinedtobecomethemostpopularplaceon campus,secondonlytotheDorrillDiningHall.Alongwith campusrecreation,thenewfacilityalsohousestheCounseling CenterandtheStudentHealthandWellnessCenter.Aonestopshopforbody,mind,andspirit.

AccordingcoMattMcGregor,directorofcampusrecreation, "Students,facultyandstaffareusingtheHealthandFitness Centeratahigherlevelthananticipatedandprospectivestudentsandtheirparentsareravingaboutthefacilityduring theirtoursofcampus.Weareexcitedchatthecenteriscreatingaclimateofhealthandwellnessoncampuswhileserving asamajorattractionfortherecruitmentandretentionof Longwoodstudents."

ThedesignoftheHealth&FitnessCenterreflects Longwood'scommitmenttopromotinganenvironmentally sustainablecampus,animportantinitiativethatwillbecoveredinafutureeditionofLongwoodMagazine.Thebuilding recentlywasawardedtheGoldrating-secondhighestoffour levels-intheLeadershipinEnergyandEnvironmental Design(LEED)GreenBuildingRacingSystemfromtheU.S. GreenBuildingCouncil,whichrecognizesenergysavingsfor newandexistingbuildings.TheHFCisthefirstGoldLEEDcertifiedhighereducationbuildinginVirginiaandthefirst LEEDGold-certifiedstudentrecreationcenterinthe Southeast.

TheHFC'sgreenfeaturesincludewaterlessurinals,low-flow showersandlavatoriestoreducewateruseby40percent; HVACequipmentfreeofozone-depletinghydrochloroAuorocarbonsandhalons;acarbondioxidemonitoringsystemto helpprovideadequateventilation;walk-offmatsatmain entranceschatreducetheamountofpollutantsenteringthe building;adhesives,sealants,paints,carpetandcomposite woodproductswithlowornovolatileorganiccompounds; ForestStewardshipCouncil-certifiedathleticwoodfloors, caseworkandwooddoors;54percentregionallymanufactured OnOurCover

materials;28percentrecycledcontentmaterials;andconstructionwastemanagementthatresultedinmorethan98percent ofthewastebeingrecycledratherthantakencothelandfill.

Aswewerepreparingchisissueforpress,wenoticedchatthe firstanniversaryoftheVirginiaTechtragedywasapproaching. Allofusinhighereducationwillrememberthesadevents ofApril16,2007.Likemostofourcollegiatecolleagues, LongwoodUniversityhasputanevenstrongeremphasison campussafetyandsecurityasnotedinourfeaturestorythat beginsonp.15.AsPresidentCormierhasoftennoted,the safetyandsecurityofourstudentsisournumberonepriority

Recognizingthecriticalneedforcomprehensiveandrapid communication,Longwoodimplementedanewmultifacetedemergencycommunicationplanwiththebeginning ofthe2007-08academicyear.Threenewcommunication systems-textmessaging,voicemessaging,andapublic address/sirenwarningsystem-aredesignedtocommunicate prompdywithfaculty,staff,andstudentsintheeventofan emergency.ThesesystemsareanintegralpartofLongwood's EmergencyOperationsPlanandContinuityofOperations Plan(COOP)andwillcomplementexistingcommunication coolsincludinge-mailandwebpageannouncementsand canbeusedsimultaneously.

Inthisissue,you'llalsolearnhowresidentiallifehasevolved fromthetraditionaldormitoryconcepttonewoff-campus apartmentcomplexeschatprovidestudentswiththetypeof amenitiesyouwouldexpectatahigh-endresort.

Butwait,there'smore,includingastoryabout"CallMe MISTER,"ascholarshipprogramdesignedtoidentify,recruit, prepare,andcertifyAfrican-Americanmalesaselementary/ middleschoolteachersinVirginia'spublicschools.Theprogram,whichoriginatedatClemsonUniversity,takesitsname fromSidneyPoitier'sfamousline,'TheycallmeMisterTibbs," inthe1967movieIntheHeatoftheNight.Andthe LongwoodCenterfortheVisualArtshasreceivedamajor donationoffolkartfromthecollectionofWilliam(Boo) andAnnOppenhimer,whofoundedtheFolkArtSociety ofAmerica.

Allchatandmoreawaitsyouinthis,our16thedition ofLongwoodMagazine.

DENNISSERCOMBE

HealchandFitnessCenterstudentstaffmembersBryanChristenson,'08,andAliNoxon,'JO,joinMattMcGregor, directorofcampusrecreation,andDr.TimPierson,vicepresidentforstudentaffairs,foraphotooponthestairway overlookingthe7,300square-footmainexercisearea.Readcompletestory,p.3.

CREATINGAFITu

LongwoodOpensNewHealthandFitnessCenter

ALLTHECOMFORTSOFHOME

TheaseAreNotYourGrandmother'sDormsResidentialLivingTakesOnANewMeaning

SAFETY&SECURITY

NewCampusEmergencyCommunicationPlanLaunchedMeetKeyLongwoodOfficersandStaff

AMAGNIFICENTGIFT

OppenhimersDonateMajorFolkArcCollection toLongwoodandtheLCVA

ATI-ILETICSNEWS

SECONDATHLETICSHALLOFFAMECLASSHONORED

LONGWOODNEWS&ALUMNIEVENTS

THECHICHESTERSCIENCECENTER

Longwood'sNewScienceCenterNamedInHonor ofJohnandKarenChichester

RECENTPUBLICATIONSbyLongwoodFaculty Staff,Students&Alumni

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GinaCaldwell,MediaSpecialist

DavidHooper,'oo,OirecrorofWebCommunications

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ChrisRegister,AssociateProfessorofAn NancyShelton,'68,DirectorofAlumniRelations

DavidWhaley,DirectorforPublicationsandVi,rnalArts

PatriciaP.Cormier,President

MarjorieM.Connelly,RectoroftheBoardofVisitors

RitaMoyerSmith,PresidentoftheLongwoodUniversityFoundationInc.

E.AndrewHudson,'90,PresidentoftheLongwoodUniversityAlumniAssociation

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JohnB.Ada1nsJr.,Richmond,Virginia

OtisL.Brown,ViceRector,Richmond,Virginia

BarryJ.Case,Midlothian,Virginia

MarjorieM.Connelly,Rector,Richmond,Virginia

JohnWDanielII,Richmond,Virginia

GeorgeWDawson,Lynchburg,Virginia

ThomasI.DeWitt,'80,Fairfax,Virginia

RobertE.FryeSr.,Spcingoeld.Vi,ginia

SusanE.Soza,'62,McLean,Virginia

AnneMurphyMortonGregoryVandemark,'53,McLean,Virginia

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VOLUME 8, No. 2, SPRING - SuMMER 2008

DEARFRIENDS:

ACTIVITYONCAMPUSREACHESNEWHEIGHTSEVERYSPRING.Thestudentsrespondtothe beautyandgrandeuroftheseasonwithrenewedenergyineveryfacetoftheirlives.Theathleticfields areconstantlyinuseandthewalkwaysacrosscampusarefulloflife.Thistimeofyearremindsusof thewondersthisworldhastooffer,andweasaninstitutionrealizetheresponsibilitythatisoursin preservingthisearth.Sustainabilitywillbeanongoingthemeinouractivities.Acomprehensiveplan isbeingdevelopedandwillbeunveiledinthecomingweekstotheentireLongwoodfamily.Itisour responsibilityalsotomakesurethatstudentsunderstandtheirrolesinsustainingourenvironment bothphysicallyandsocially.ThelessonstheylearnatLongwoodwillbeusedthroughouttheirlives toimpacttheircommunitiesandtheworld.

Eventsareabundantchistimeofyear,andrecentlywecelebratedourannualScholarshipLuncheon. Thisgatheringremainsoneofmymostcherishedoccasions.Scholarshipdonorsareinvitedtocampus sowecanexpressourappreciation,butthatisnotthehighlightoftheevent.Thedonorshavethe opportunitytomeettherecipientoftheirgenerosity,andthestudentsgettheopportunitytosay thankyou.Thisyear,LouMcKenzieGambill,'74andDr.WayneTinnellspokeasdonors,andtheir remarksweregenuineandpassionate.Thiseventisawonderfulreminderoftheimpactthatfinancial contributionsfromouralumniandfriendshaveonLongwoodandherstudentseveryday.

Wecontinuetoseeourcampusevolveandgrow.Weareinacampusmasterplanningprocessthat willprovideaplanforthefuture.IemphasizechatchisisnotaplanforusbutfortheLongwoodof thenextgeneration.EvenwiththebudgetconstraintsintheLegislature,ourplanswillmoveforward. Wecandependlessandlessonstatefundstofulfillourvision,andtuitionandfeeswillmeetonly afractionofourneeds.ThatiswhyIamsopleasedtoseethesteadyandstronggrowthofaculture ofphilanthropyintheLongwoodfamily.ThankyouforallyoudotomakeLongwoodsuccessful.

Iinviteyoutocometocampusandseeandfeeltheenergyforyourself.

Iwishyouandyourfamilytheverybestaswecatchaglimpseofthecomingdaysofsummer.

PATRICIAP.CORMIER

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Longwood Debuts New Health and Fitness Center

The much-anticipated opening ofthe new Health and Fitness Center took place onAugust 28 as three runners crossedthe finish line to cut the ribbon on Longwood's newest building. Hundreds ofLongwood students, faculty and staffturned out for the ceremony and waited anxiously for their first look at the new two-and-ahalfstory, 75,000-square foot building

"Longwoodwillbeoneofthethinnestcampusesinthe Commonwealth,"saidPresidentPatriciaCormierreferring toLongwoodstudents,faculty,andstaffwhowillhaveaccess tothebuildingformorethan95hourseachweek.In additiontoCampusRecreation,thebuildinghousesthe CounselingCenterandtheStudentHealthandWellness Center."Webelievethatthisnewcenterwillshapethe

mind,body,andspirit-thewholeperson,ifyouwill,andthat hasalwaysbeenagoalofhighereducation,"saidDr.Cormier.

MargeConnelly,rectoroftheLongwoodBoardofVisitors, urgedstudentstodothreethingswiththecenter:"Useit. Enjoyit.Andbragaboutittoyourfriendsbackhome."

Followingtheceremony,guestscrowdedthemainentrances tothebuildingwheretheyweregreetedbyserversoffering SmoothiesamplesfromtheFreshen'sEnergyZone.Avariety ofhealthysnacksandbeverageswereofferedthroughoutthe center.Studentsparticipatedinafree-throwcontestandwatched demonstrationsofweightandcardioequipmentandthe30-foot rockclimbingwall.Give-awaysincludedsignature"Creating aFirU"t-shirtsandwaterboccies.

The$13.6millionbrickandglassbuildingwasdesignedby Hastings&ChivettaofSc.LouisandbuiltbyJ.E.Jamerson &SonsInc.ofAppomattoxonthesireofwhathadbeena parkinglotforcommuterstudents.ItfacesFranklinStreetand thesouthendofFrazerResidenceHall.Detailsofthebuilding includeacurvedsectionofglassatthecornerofFranklinand SouthMain;askylightoverthefirnesscenter;andfourwhite columnssupportedbybrickpillarsatthemainentrance facingFranklinStreet.@

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Perspectives On The New Center

Ihadtheopportunitytoworkinthe HealthandFitnessCenterforafew weekslastsummertoprepareforthe grandopeninginAugust.

lewasagreatexperiencegettingtoknowthenewstaffmembersonbothaprofessionalandpersonallevel.Organizing weightsecsandpiecingtogetherequipmentgavemeafirst handlookatalloftheplanningandeffortchatwentinto finishingthenewfacility.Everyday,Isawhowmanydifferentpeopleplayedaroleinchecompletionofabuildingchat Longwooddeservescoshowoff.

AsamemberofLongwood'swomen'ssoccerteam,Ican appreciateagoodworkoutandthepositiveresultsitbrings. Onethingchatcanmakeaworkoutevenmoreproductiveis seeingagymfullofocherstudentsandfacultymemberswho arealsoworkingcomeettheirpersonalfimessgoals.This extraordinaryfacilitybringsmorepeoplecotheweightroom andincreasesbothself-inducedandhead-ro-headcompetitionthroughtheuseofawidevarietyofcardiovascularand weightequipment.

HavinggrownupinFarmville,IhaveseenLongwoodgo throughagreatnumberofchanges.Icanhonestlysaychat theopeningoftheHealthandFitnessCenterisoneofthe transformationschatIammostproudof.Noconlydoeschis buildingofferstudentsaplacewheretheycanexceloutside ofcheclassroom,italsodemonstrateshowmuchtheadministrationcaresaboutchephysicalandmentalwell-beingof theLongwoodcommunity.@

eningSmilesVicePresidentforStudentAffairsTimPierson(center)isjoinedatthegrandopening byPhillipBurns(left),presidentoftheStudentGovernmentAssociation,andErikJ.Kocher ofHastings&ChivettaArchitects,thefirmchatdesignedthecenter.
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EmilyGrove Classof2008

andFitnessCenteratahigherlevelthananticipated andprospectivestudentsandtheirparentsareraving aboutthefacilityduringtheirtoursofcampus.

Weareexcitedthatthecenteriscreatingaclimate ofhealthandwellnessoncampuswhileserving asamajorattractionfortherecruitment andretentionofLongwoodstudents."

"Builditandtheywillcome " Averylongtimeago,anursing professorappliedthissayingtothe natureofcommunityhealthservices.

Dr.JeanGoeppingersaidthatnomatterhowmanyclinicians ornewfacilitieswereaddedinacommuniryhealthsetting therewouldbecontinuedrequestsformore.Shetaught "Untilwedeveloppartnershipstopromoteselfcare,wellness, andcommunityhealth,wewillcontinuetoexpandandneed morehealthservices."

WhenIwasgiventhehonorofleadingLongwood'sStudent HealthandWellnessCenter,wewereintheprocessofphasingoutthe"infirmary"conceptofhealthservice.Instead,we decidedtoadoptaphilosophyofhealthpartnership,self-care promotion,andcommunityhealthandwellness.Webelieved thatthemorewecouldteachstudentsself-care,themorewe wouldbeabletoreducetheexpectationthathealthis achievedthroughhealthcareprovidersandservicesPersonal responsibilityforwell-beingandhealthychoiceswouldbe adevelopmentalgoaltobeachieved.

Sinceitsinception,theHealthandFitnessCenterhasbeen designedtobeaninclusivecenterwithcomplementaryservicesfocusingonphysicalandmentalhealthandwellness. Wehavealsoseenincreasedopportunitiesforeffectivecommunicationandwellnesseducation.Ourchallengehasbeen tocometogetherasthreeseparateunits(previouslyhoused inseparatelocations)andbecomeone"WellnessUnit."We believethatthe"mind,body,andspirit"ofindividualsis worthyofaddressinginallofoureffortstocreateaculture ofwellnessinthecommuniry.

Inmydiscussionswithstudents,Iremindthemthatthe HealthandFitnessCenterisaninvaluableresourcewhere theycanlearntobehealthy,happy,andfitandachieve theirpersonalandacademicgoalsWiththenewHealth andFitnessCenterasabackdrop,thesettingforourwork isinspiringandinstrumentalaswestrivetobeamodel forwellnessthroughoutthecommunity.Thedoorsare open.Icannotwaittoseewhathealthypartnerships willhappennext.@

"Students,facultyandstaffareusingtheHealth
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"Aswepreparedtoopenthenewcenter, Iwasconcernedthatstudentsmightbe reluctanttovisitusinournewlocation.

Afterall,weareinconspicuouslylocated inthesouthwestcornerofthethirdfloor andovershadowedbythewonderfulfitness facilitiesonthefloorsbelow.ButIwaswrong -studentsliketheprivacyourcenteroffers. Weknowthisbecausestudentsarecoming innumbersthatfillourcounselingschedules atleastaweekinadvance."

Dr.WayneO'Brien

Director,CounselingCenter

SinceIarrivedatLongwoodin1986, theCounselingCenterhasevolvedto meetthechangingneedsofstudents andthecampuscommunity.

Whileawellnessphilosophyhasalwaysbeenthefoundation ofourefforts,todayitisattheforefrontofagrowingawarenessabouttheimportanceofeducatinganddevelopingthe wholepersoninmind,body,andspirit.

IhavelongdreamtofhousingtheCounselingCenterin thesamebuildingwiththeStudentHealthandWellness Center.Nowthatwearefinallytogether,alongwithCampus Recreation,weareinspiredbyanewenergyandsynergyas weworktofullyintegrateourservicesandmeetthegoalsof ourmissionstatement:"TheWellnessUnitisdedicatedto providingopporcunitiesthatengagethephysical,spiritual, emotional,social,intellectual,andoccupationaldimensions oftheLongwoodcommunity.Throughthepracticeofprofessionalandethicalcare,qualityinterventions,andenhanced facilitiesandprogramming,ourfocusisonwellnesslifestyles andanenvironmentthatsupportslearning,self-care,andthe developmentofcitizenleaders."

In2006,theCounselingCenterjoinedapproximately 170counselingcentersintheworldandonlyfiveinVirginia toearnaccreditationbytheInternationalAssociationof CounselingServices(IACS).TheIACSBoardofAccreditation

granteditsapprovalfollowingayearlongprocessthatinvolved athoroughprogramevaluationandsitevisit.Alsoconsidered wasourpendingmovetotheHealthandFitnessCenter whereourofferingswouldincludesoundproofedoffices,a grouproom,andawellnesslibraryincludingfull-spectrum lighttherapytotreatSeasonalAffectiveDisorder.

Aswepreparedtoopenthenewcenter,Iwasconcernedthat studentsmightbereluctanttovisitusinournewlocation. Afterall,weareinconspicuouslylocatedinthesouthwest cornerofthethirdfloorandovershadowedbythewonderful fitnessfacilitiesonthefloorsbelow.ButIwaswrongstudentsliketheprivacyourcenteroffersWeknowthis becausestudentsarecominginnumbersthatfillour counselingschedulesatleastaweekinadvance.Mirroring nationaltrends,morestudentsarecomingwithanincreasing severityofpsychologicalproblemsWehavemanagedaflurry ofpsychologicalemergenciesforwhichwesometimes recommendpsychiatricassessment.Inaddition,thereisan increaseinthenumberofstudentsonmedicationthatis oftenprescribedbeforetheyarriveatLongwood.These trendssignalaneedforadditionalcollegecounselors(not onlyatLongwoodbutalsoonothercampuses)andfora heightenedpublicawarenessofthe"crisisinmentalhealth" incollegesanduniversitiesthroughouttheUnitedStates

AtLongwoodUniversity,itisaprivilegetoworkwith studentsandcaringandskilledpeoplewhoarecommitted tostudentsuccess.Furthermore,itisgratifyingtoknowthat theCounselingCenterandthecomplementaryservices offeredwithintheHealthandFitnessCenterarepromoting positivelifestylechangesthatwillimpactourstudents throughouttheirlives.@

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Health and Fitness Center

By the Numbers

75,000

numberofsquarefeetinthebuilding

7,300

numberofsquarefeetinthemainexercisezone

5,000

numberofpoundsofHamptonweightplates

2,936

numberofdifferentstudentstovisitthecenteratleastonce

1,256

mostgueststousethecenteronasingleday(Sept.12)

1,238

numberofguestsusingthecenteronthefirstday(Aug.29)

560 numberofaveragedailyusers 288 numberofdifferentfaculty/stafftovisitthecenteratleastonce 95 numberofhoursthecenterisopeneachweek 65 numberofstudentemployees 40 piecesofcardiovascularequipment 30 piecesofstrengthequipment

Let's Get Physical

OnSeptember14,morethan140ofLongwood'smostgenerous donorsandleadershipvolunteersgatheredforthe2007Leadership DonorReceptionatthenewly-dedicatedHealthandFitnessCenter. ThiswasLongwood'sopporthnitytosaythankyouandourguests' chancetobeamongthefirstvisitorstoournewestbuilding.Asthey dancedthenightawaytotheKOSBandonthebasketballcourt, ourvisitorsmarveledatthefacilityandwhatitwillofferto Longwoodstudents,facultyandstaff.@

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AFineTimeWasHadbyAll...

Picturedclockwisefromtopleft:NanO'Connortests thefitnessequipment.Bunny'70andJohnAdams withDr.PatriciaCormier.CarolandDr.LinwoodCousins. AnneVandemark'53withDr.RaymondCormier.

ThankyouRobMartinelliforsponsoringKOSBandfor theevening.BobandMargaret'52Mayo.HankKim'90 andDrewHudson'90.

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All the Comforts ofHome Residential Living Takes On A New Meaning

GinaCaldwellAssociateEditor

Aswimmingpool,hometheater,game room,andprivatebathrooms-ifthese amenitiesdon'tseemtofitthestandard listofofferingsforcampusresidential living,thinkagain.

Thesearejustsomeofthebenefitsthatnearly1,000 Longwoodstudents(sophomores,juniors,andseniors)are enjoyingasresidentsofthreeuniversity-managedapartment complexes-LongwoodLandings,LongwoodVillage,and LancerPark.

"Byprovidingourupperdivisionstudentswiththe opportunitytoliveinuniversity-managedapartments, wearegivingthemtheopportunitytoadjusttotherealities ofcooking,cleaning,confrontingneighbors,andbalancing abudgetinacommunitywithtrainedprofessionaland studentstaffmemberstohelpthemalongtheway,"said LarryRobertson,executivedirectorofresidentialand

commuterlife."Inmyopinion,thisisaneffectiveand creativewaytoprovideourstudentswithmorefashionable andexcitinglivingexperienceswithoutlosingrespectfor Longwood'shistoryandmission."

LongwoodLandings

LongwoodLandings,thenewestofthethreecommunities, openedinAugust2006andislocatedwithinwalking distanceofcampus.Theresidentialvillageincludesfour, four-storybuildings(withelevators)withthetopthreefloors

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Thisisnotyourgrandmother'sdorm.Longwoodstudentsincreasinglyenjoyupscaleapartmentliving
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dedicatedtostudenthousingandthegroundfloordevoted toleasedretailspace.Thecomplexiscentrallylocatedto shops,restaurants,andLongwood'sBarnes&Noble Bookstoreandincludesa4,000square-footrecreation lounge.Longwoodstudentsoccupy96four-bedroom and24single-bedroomapartments.Eachapartmentincludes awasher/dryer,deluxefurnishingswithfull-sizebeds, dishwasher,garbagedisposal,high-speedInternet,cable television,andindividuallylockedbedrooms

LongwoodVillage

LongwoodVillageislocatedtwomilessomhofcampusand offersavarietyofamenitiesincludingamovietheater,fitness center,swimmingpool,hottub,gameroom,andcomputer/ studyroom.Longwoodjuniorsandseniorswholiveat LongwoodVillageenjoyprivatebedroomsandbathsineach three-bedroomapartmentalongwithcompletefurnishings, dishwashers,washers/dryers,andhigh-speedInternet connection.Afreeshuttleserviceisavailabletotransport studentstoandfromtheLongwoodcampus.

Lancer Park

LancerParkofferstwo-andfour-bedroomapartments andfour-bedroomtownhomesLocatedwithinwalking distanceofcampus,thecomplexincludesanewclubhouse withanexerciseroomandgameroom,apavilionwith

picnictablesandgrills,andlightedvolleyballandbasketball courts.Theunitsarefullyfurnishedandincludewasher/ dryer,Ethernetconnectionineachbedroom,andcable television.

Longwoodisalsointheprocessofrenovatingseveral ofitstraditionalresidencehallsinordertoprovidethe latestamenitiesandservicesforthosestudentswhowant toremainoncampus.WheelerHall,aresidencehallthat openedin1960,reopenedinfall2007followinga completerenovationandnowfeatureselevators,air conditioning,bathroomswithceramictileandnew fixtures,contemporarystudyroomswithmodern amenities,andacommonareawithanoutsideterrace. CoxHalliscurrentlyundergoingrenovationandwill reopeninfall2008@

Numerousshops, includingLongwood'sBarnes &NobleBookstore, arelocatedon thegroundfloorsofLongwoodLandings.

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Aschisrecentaerialphotographindicates,thereislittleroomforgrowthwithintheLongwoodtriangle.

ExpandingtheLearning Environn1ent When There's No Roon1 to Grow

Editor'sNore:Thisarticlewaswrittenfor PresidentialPerspectives, awhitepaperserieswrittenbycollegepresidentsforcollege presidents.The2007series,themedCampusGrowthandOptimization,addresseshowinstitutionscanharnessthepower ofthenonacademicenvironmenttoachieveinstitutionalvision,mission,andultimatelycompetitiveadvantage.

Duringthepastdecade,themeaning of"thecampuslivingandlearning environment"hasevolvedsignificantly. Collegeshaveworkedtirelesslyto findinnovativewaystomeetand exceedtheeducational,social,

cultural,andphysicalneeds ofstudents.Today,however,they mustalsofindwaystoaddressthe highexpectationsofstudentsand parentswhenitcomestoliving inthelearningenvironment.
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ANewApproach toResidentialLiving

Collegesanduniversitiesacrosschecountryarefindingchat moststudentsarenolongercontentcoliveintraditionalresidencehallsforchemajorityoftheircollegecareers.Once pastthefreshmanandsophomoreyears,manyseekhousing optionswithamenitieschatwereoncereservedforcollege graduatesandnewly-marriedcouples.Privatebedrooms, largelivingspaces,fullkitchens,cable/satelliteTVconnections,high-speedInternetservice,andcomplexeschatoffer avarietyofaccivitiesarebecomingstandardfareforinscicucionsthatwanecoattractandretainstudents.Providing avarietyofdiningoptionsisalsoachallengeasstudents livingoffcampuscontinuecopurchasefoodplansinuniversity-sponsoreddiningservices.Housinganddiningofficers areworkingcofindcreativewayscomeetthesedemands whilecontinuingcoenhancechetraditionalresidencehall livingarrangement.

AtLongwoodUniversitywehaveconfrontedthesechallengeswhilealsofacingcheaddedobstacleofaland-locked campuschatencompassesa51-acretriangleofpropertyin themiddleoftownAcquiringlandadjacentcocampusin ordercobuildstudenthousingisnearlyimpossible,notco mentioncoscly.Furthermore,onecannotpredicttheliving preferencesofstudents10co20yearsinchefuture,so knowingwhatcobuildtodayisdifficulc.In1998,withthe decisionmadecoexpandchestudentpopulationtheuniversityfacedsignificantdeferredmaintenanceofcampushousingtotalingnearly$100million.In2003,withthese thoughtsinmind,webegancoexplorealcernacivesfor expandingourresidentialoptionsforLongwoodstudents. Aproposalwascreatedforanalternativehousingproject adjacentcocampusWeenvisionedapartment-styleliving chatwouldprovidestudentschesafetyandconvenienceof "livingoncampus"whilehavingchat"livingoffcampus" feeling.However,sinceLongwoodisascareinstitution,we quicklyrealizedchatgoingthroughtheburdensomescare procurementsystemwouldbeverycoscly.Thus,inJune 2004,theLongwoodRealEstateFoundationwasformed. leisaprivate501(c)(3)entitychatexistsbyandfor LongwoodUniversityandfunctionscoacquireproperties whicharethenleasedcocheuniversity.

In2007-08,nearly1,000studentsareresidingamongthree apartmentcommunities-LongwoodLandings,Longwood

Village,andLancerVillage-chatwerebuiltorpurchased bychefoundation.Someofcheamenitiesandfeaturesofche apartmentsareprivatebedrooms(somewithprivatebaths), fullkitchens(mostwithdishwashers),washer/dryerunits, largelivingareas,high-speedIncernec,andcabletelevision. Alloftheapartmentsarecompletelyfurnished.Twoofche threecommunitieshavefitnessroomsandswimmingpools andonehasahoccub,acanningbed,andagameroom.

ThenewestofchethreecommunitiesisLongwoodLandings atMid-TownSquare,whichopenedinAugust2006. Locatedwithinwalkingdistanceofcampus,theresidential villageincludesfour,four-storybuildingswithchecopthree floorsdedicatedcostudenthousingandthegroundfloor devotedcoleasedretailspace.Longwoodstudentsoccupy 96four-bedroomand24single-bedroomapartments.Retailers includeBarnes&NoblewhichoperatesLongwood'sbookstore.ThehybridscoreincludesaStarbucksCafeandserves boththeuniversityandchecommunity.

Longwoodstudentsandtheirparentsappreciateche advantagesofoff-campushousingchatismanagedbythe university.leoffersthebestofbothworlds.Studentsenjoy chemultiplebenefitsandamenitiesofapartmentliving, whilefamiliesfeelassuredchatcheenvironmentinwhich theyliveissafeasitismanagedandstaffedbyLongwood residentassistants.Amaintenancestaffisoncall24/7co respondcorequests,andcheLongwoodDepartmentof PublicSafetyregularlypatrolschecomplexes.Inaddition, academicyearleasesmeanchatstudentsarenotlockedinto 12-monchleases.TheaddedresidentialspacehastheadvantageoffurtherusebyLongwoodhousingofficialsfor "swingspace"coreplaceon-campushousingtakenoffline forrenovation.

BrockCommons

ThemostdefiningtransformationofLongwood'scampus waschecreationofBrockCommons,apedestrianmallcompletewithtrees,planes,grass,fountains,andalargetiered plaza.BrockCommonswasoncenarrowPineStreet, abusycorridorchatdividedchecampusInDecember2002, thestreetwasclosedandthe$7.5millionprojectbegan. InApril2004,aformaldedicationservicewasheldhonoring MaconF.BrockJr.andhiswife,JoanPerryBrock,'64, whodonated$3millioncocheproject.

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Asidefromriddingthecampusofanunsightlyandunsafe publicstreet,BrockCommonshasunitedthecampusand createdaninvitingspacewherestudentsmingle,townspeoplewalkforexercise,dogsandchildrenplayinthefountains,andthecampuscommunitygathersforformaland informaloutdoorceremonies.Itisalmostimpossibleto imaginethecampusbeforeBrockCommons

OneofthemajorgoalsofBrockCommonswastomake Longwoodmorepedestrian-friendlyandlessofavehicular campus.However,inadditiontocreatingapedestrianmall, thetransformationofapublicstreettoBrockCommonshas

HealthandFitnessCenter

LongwoodUniversity'scommitmenttophysicalandmental healthalsoshapesthelivingandlearningenvironment. InNovember2005,planswereannouncedtoconstructthe HealthandFitnessCenter,a75,000square-footbuilding designedtointegratetheofficesofCampusRecreation, theCounselingCenter,andtheStudentHealthandWellness Center-mind,body,andspirit-inoneconvenientlocationThefacility,whichopenedinAugust2007,features onemulti-purposegymandtwofull-courtgymnasiums,

"As the lifestyles and preferences ofstudents continue to change, college administrators will witness enormous challenges arising from the living and learning environment."

solvedotherproblems.Duetothetopographyoftheland, whichwasonceabowl-shapeddepression,a142-space undergroundparkinggaragewasconstructedmakingitpossiblefortheBrockCommonsplazatobelevelandflatwhile simultaneouslyprovidingmuch-neededparkingoncampus. Theplazaisaccessiblefromthegaragebothbyanelevator andstairways.

Addinggreenspacetocampuswasanotherissuethatwas resolvedwiththecreationofBrockCommons.Areasthat wereonceasphaltarenowfilledwithgrass,trees,and plants.Someestimatethatthereisperhapsfivetimesmore greenspaceoncampusthanbefore.TheCommonsisalso adornedwithsculpturemadepossiblebyLongwood'sArr DepartmentandtheLongwoodCenterfortheVisualArts. TheOutdoorSculptureProgrambringscontemporaryart toBrockCommonsforstudents,faculty,andstaff toenjoyonadailybasis.Theinitiativeallowsartiststo completearesidencyduringwhichtheyinstalltheirwork withthehelpofstudents,andpresentlecturesand workshopsforclassesandstudentgroups.Thegoal oftheprogramistodisplayavarietyofworkoverthe courseofseveralyears.

AstheheartofLongwood'scampus,BrockCommonsis mostcertainlyafocalpointofourrevitalizedlivingand learningenvironment.

threegroupexerciserooms,tworacquetballcourts,afitness areawithapproximately120piecesofexerciseequipment, a30-footclimbingwall,aone-eighthmilewalking/jogging track,ajuicebar,andlockerrooms.Thecenterisopento allLongwoodstudents,faculty,andstaffmembersandoffers extendedhourssevendaysaweek.

Asnoted,Longwood'sCounselingCenter,staffedbythree counselors,islocatedinthenewbuilding.Thismoveprovidesadditionalspaceforconfidentialcounselingservices, classroomspace,aresourcelibrary,agrouproom/workshop area,andalighttherapyroomtotreatstudentswith SeasonalAffectiveDisorder.

TheHealthandFitnessCenterplaysacriticalroleinthe physicaldevelopmentofallLongwoodstudentsandespeciallyourstudent-athleteswhobegancompetingattheNCAA DivisionIlevelin2007-08TheHealthandFitnessCenter isquicklybecomingoneofthemostpopularleisurespots oncampus.

Asthelifestylesandpreferencesofstudentscontinue tochange,collegeadministratorswillwitnessenormous challengesarisingfromthelivingandlearningenvironment. Whatwemustbeevermindfulof,however,isour unwaveringcommitmenttotheeducationoftomorrow's citizenleaders.@I

Attention! Attention!

New Campus Emergency Communication Plan

Launched

Inlightoftheincreasingnumberof crisesaffectingcollegecampusesand thecriticalneedforcomprehensive andrapidcommunication,Longwood Universityhasimplementedamultifacetedemergencycommunication planwiththebeginningofthe 2007-08academicyear.

Threenewcommunicationsystems-textm�ssaging,voice messaging,andapublicaddress/sirenwarningsystem-are designedcocommunicatepromptlywithfaculty,staff,and studentsintheeventofanemergency.Thesesystemsarean integralpartofLongwood'sEmergencyOperationsPlanand ContinuityofOperationsPlan(COOP)andwillcomplementexistingcommunicationcoolsincludinge-mailand webpageannouncementsandcanbeusedsimultaneously.

"Followingacompleteevaluationofourplan,wedecidedto enhanceourexistingsystemswiththeseadditionalmeasures inordercoensurecomprehensiveandeffectivecommunicationwithfaculty,staff,andstudents,"saidDr.FrankMoore, vicepresidentofinformationandinstructionaltechnology services."Wefeelconfidentinthisplanwhichofferssimultaneouscommunicationviathreeindependentsystems."

Longwood'stextmessagingsystemisprovidedbyRoam Securewhichcantransmit18,000textmessageswithinone minute.Tworemoteservershostthesystem.Forthe2007 fallsemester,Longwoodstudentswererequiredcosubmit cellphonenumbersbyAugust31Forsubsequentsemesters, studentsmustverifycellphoneinformationrwoweeksprior coregistrationforeachterm.Iftheinformationhasnotbeen reviewedandverifiedbythestudent,aholdwillbeplaced onrhestudent'saccountprohibitingregistration.

Facultyandstaffcellphone numberswillalsobe placedintothesystem.

Thepublicaddress/ warningsirensystem willtransmitvoicemessagesorwarningsirens. Theuseofvoiceisconsideredcriticalasclearinstructions canbegivenanddoesnotrelyuponthe campuscommunitytoidentifythemeaningof varioussirentones.Messagesarewritteninadvanceand pre-approved.Directionalspeakersaremountedcentrally aroundcampuswithacomputercontrolstationinthedispatchofficeoftheLongwoodUniversityPoliceDepartment. SpeakersandsirensarealsolocatedatLongwood'soff-campusapartmentcomplexes(LancerParkandLongwood Village)andtheathleticfieldsatJohnstonDrive.

TheTownofFarmville,whichhasimplementedvoicemessagingthroughtheHoneywellInstantAlertsystem,hasprovided thevoicemessagingcapabilitytoLongwoodfreeofcharge. Thissystemtransmitsvoicemessagesthatareeitherrecorded ortranslatedfromtypedtextandcanbeusedtoplacevoice telephonecallstocampustelephonesaswellascellulartelephones.Voicetransmissionsaretypicallyslowerthandata transmissions,suchastextmessaging;however,thereare situationswhenvoicemessagingmaybeappropriate.

Longwoodhasalsolaunchedaspecialwebsitefor useduringcriticalincidents.TheCrisis/Emergency CommunicationCenterwebsitecanbeactivatedwhen neededandcanalsoappearinastaticpositiononthe homepageduringacrisis.Thesitewillincludethelatest informationaboutaparticularincident,alongwithhelpful linkstosuchsitesastheLongwoodUniversityPolice Department,theStudentHealthandWellnessCenter,the EnvironmentalHealthandSafetyoffice,theDepartment ofHomelandSecurity,theAmericanRedCross, I5 TheWeatherChannel,andothers.@

LUPD

Blue On Patrol: 24/7

A Midnight Ride with Sergeant Roger Sudesberry

DennisSercombeEditor 'i TheeveningbeganontheLankford MallwatchingthebandsU-Turnand CartelcrankupthevolumeasSpring Weekendgotunderway.

ThankstoCharlesLowe,formerChiefoftheLongwood UniversityDepartmentofPublicSafety,Iwasallowedto accompanyoneofhisveteranofficers,SergeantRoger Sudesberry,ona"tour"ofthecampus,off-campusresidentialcomplexes,andlocalhotspots.Luckyforme,Igotto rideinthebrandnewDodgeChargerpolicecruiser,completewith"Hemi"underthehood.

Aswebeganourtour,IlearnedchatRogerisa20-yearveteranoftheLUPoliceDepartmentandheisextremelywell1ikedandwell-knownamongourstudents.Throughoutthe 16

night,RogerwouldslowtheChargerdownandsayhelloto students,askingchemiftheyneededanyhelpandjusthavingfriendlyconversation."Iunderstandchemandthey knowI'mjusttryingtohelpchem.Thatmakesmefeel good."YoucancellchatthestudentsloveRogerandthey havealotofrespectforhim.Naturally,thenewCharger drewmoreattentionthantheusualpolicevehicle..."nice ride,Roger-gogettem1"

Theroleofacampuspoliceofficerissimilarbutdifferent fromotherlawenforcementagencies.AsRogersaid,"These studentsareyoung,theyarestilllearning.Wetrytoguide themintherightdirecton-it'smoreaboutrelationships thananythingelse-weareallfromthesamecommunity."

Butmakenomistake-chisisrealpoliceworkwithallthe inherentdangersandchallengesfacedbyanylawenforcement officer.Rogerandhiscolleaguesaredeputizedandhavefull arrestpower.Infact,LUPOhas15swornpoliceofficersand

SergeantRogerD.SudesberryonpatrolinhisCharger.

operationsareconducted24/7,365daysayear.Theirauthorityextendsfarbeyondthecampusandtheycananddoprotect theentirecommunity.TheycarryweaponsandworkcollaborativelywiththeFarmvillePoliceDepartment,PrinceEdward Sheriff'sDepartment,Hampden-SydneyCollegePolice,the VirginiaStatePoliceandotheragenciesItisamutuallybeneficialrelationshipinwhichtheycancalloneachotherwhen needed,especiallywhenarapidresponseisneeded.

IthoughtthatsincethiswasthefirstrealnightofSpring Break,thatwewouldbeinforanightofnon-stopaction. Muchtomysurprise,thenightwasquitecalmandpeaceful. We"hittheblues"onlyoncewhenRogerproceededto LongwoodAvenuetobackupfellowofficerJohnJohnson whohadstoppedadriverforpossibleDUI."Wetrytoback eachotherupasmuchaswecan-youneverknowwhatto expectorwhat'sgoingtohappen."Luckilyforthisdriver,he passedthebreathalyzertest,butjusttobeonthesafeside, OfficerJohnsoncalledafriendtoserveasaDD(designated

driver)-anotherexampleofhowtheseofficersaretruly servingandprotecting.

Theonlyotherincidentonourtourwasaresponseto LongwoodAvenueneartheNationalGuardArmorywhere adriverhadhitthesupportingguywiresonautilitypole andthewireswereacrossthestreet.TheFarmvillePolice DepartmentandFarmvilleVolunteerFireDepartment respondedandconfirmedthatthewireswerenon-electrical andcleanedthemessup.

Mymidnightridewasveryinterestingandinformative. IwasimpressedwiththeprofessionalworkofourLongwood UniversityPoliceDepartmentandhowtheytrulycare aboutourstudents@)

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ChiefBeach Takes Command

KentBootyAssociateEditor

LongwoodUniversity'snewpolice chiefhascommandedthehostage negotiationunitandthepolice academyofthestate'slargestpolice departmentandalsohasbeena SWATofficer,aK-9handlerand alawenforcementconsultant.

RobertR."Bob"BeachwaswiththeFairfaxCountyPolice Department(FCPD)from1977untilretiringinMarch 2002.Hebecameahoscagenegotiatorin198I,cookover thehostagenegotiationunitin1985andranituntilhe retired.HeworkedwiththeK-9unitfornineyearsas ahandlerandsupervisor,wascommanderoftheRescon Districtstation(oneofnine),wasassistantdistrictcommander,twiceranthetrafficdivision,andfinally,after becomingoneofonlyeightmajorsin2000,ranthe FCPD'scriminaljusticeacademy.

BeachbeganhiscareerwiththeLynchburgPolice Departmentin1970.Hebecameasergeantbeforeleaving in1975fortheHerndonPoliceDepartmentinNorthern Virginia.Heworkedforchatpoliceforcefor18months, includinghisseineasaSWATofficer,untilswitchingto theFCPD.

SinceleavingtheFCPD,Beachhasworkedasasenior consultantcoseveralnationalandinternationalconsulting organizationsdealingwithleadershipdevelopmentand training.Heandhiswife,Lorraine,startedtheirown consultingcompany,FifteenOct,inI997"However,my consultingworknowwillcakeabackburnerandwon't affectmyabilitycodochisjob,"hesays.

Beach,whomovedtoBuckinghamCountyin2001, becameinterimchiefofpoliceAug.16Following anationalsearch,che"interim"labelwasremovedabout twomonthslacer.TheLongwoodPoliceDepartment encompasses15officers(includingthechiefandan investigator),sixdispatchers,sixpare-timeofficerswho workonanon-callbasisforspecialevents,aswellasthe IDCenterandtheparkingoffice.®

LongwoodPoliceChiefRobertR."Bob"Beach
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LUPD Roll Call

ToserveandprotectcouldwellbethemottooftheLongwoodUniversityPoliceDepartment. Withafull-timestaffof21officers,dispatchers,andsupportstaff,theLUPOprovides24/7safety andsecurityforLongwoodUniversityandalloff-campusresidencehalls.Thepoliceofficersareno differentfromregularpoliceofficers-fullydeputizedwithpowerofarrest.TheLUPOcoordinates itseffortswithlocallawenforcementagencies,includingtheFarmvillePoliceDepartment,the PrinceEdwardCountySheriff'soffice,andtheVirginiaStatePolice.Allagenciessupporteach otherandwillsharecaseworkasneeded.

Bob Beach chiefofpolice,director ofpublicsafety,named chiefinOctober2007 William Cary dispatcher,communications officer,6years Ed Ferron patrolofficer,1year RickAtristain patrolofficer,2years Mike Collins patrolofficer,2years Sandy Hall patrolofficer,20years Kandas Bryan dispatcher,communications officer,2years Delbert Dove patrolsergeant,26years Valerie Hubbard dispatcher,communications officer,Iyear Buddy Campbell patrolofficer,28years Russell Dove administrativesergeant, 19years
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John Johnson patrolofficer,8years

LUPD Roll Call

continued
Tracy Mahan dispatcher,communications officer,3years Nancy Roark dispatcher,communications officer,2years
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James Thorpe patrolofficer,4years Jo Reynolds patrolofficer,3years Beverly Spain administrativeassistant, parkingservices,8years Anthony Rhodes patrolsergeant,22years Roger Sudesberry patrolsergeant,20years MelissaVanRomondt Debra Wooding seniordispatcher, securitysystem communicationsofficer, 7years administrator IDCentermanager, 15years Laura Rice manager,parkingservices, 17years John Thompson investigator,22years

Longwood'sChiefSafetyOfficerDanDillon

Safety First

KentBootyAssociateEditor

Morethanayearbeforethe VirginiaTechmass-shootingtragedy, Longwoodhadafull-timeemployee dedicatedtosafetyandemergency management.

"Myjobistothinkaboutworstcase,aboutthewhat-ifs,and totrytoprotectpeoplefromthewhat-ifs,"saidDanDillon, directorofenvironmentalhealthandsafetyandemergency management."Itrytobeproactiveinmyapproachtosafety andemergencymanagement.Butifsomethinghappens,we're tryingtoeffectivelymanagethoseincidentsandtominimize thelifesafetyandpropertyissues.AsDr.Cormierhassaid manytimes,ourmostimportanttaskisthesafetyandsecurity ofourstudents,facultyandstaff"

Dillon,whohasbeenastatetrooperandafirefighterparamedic,beganinMarch2006.His"staff,"ashesaid withasmile,consistssolelyofhimselfandnewlyhired RaySears,thefireandlifesafetyofficer,whograduated fromLongwoodinMay2007.Dillonalsoworkswith

RayHeinrich,'97,directoroflaboratoryservicesandchemicalhygieneofficer,whoassistswiththeuniversity'schemical wastedisposalprogram.Longwoodpreviouslyhadaposition devotedprimarilytofiresafety,heldbyRandallJohnson,'01.

"Thehighlightsofmyjobincludefiresafety,whichapplies toourresidencehallsandallofourfacilities,andoccupationalsafetyandhealth,"Dillonsaid."Forexample,if there'saproblemwithasidewalkorlightingorahandrail, orifsomeoneslipsandfalls,welookatittoseeifthereisa safetyconcernthatneedstobeaddressed.Weinvestigateall safety-relatedincidentsoncampus,welookatproactive solutionstosafetyconcerns,andwemanagetheuniversity's hazardouswastedisposal.

"Wemaintaintheemergencycommunicationsplan,which isbeingcompletelyrevisedandrestructuredintoaseriesof emergencyoperationsmanualsdesignedtoclarifyanddesignatedutiesandhowtheuniversityrespondstospecificincidentsoremergencies,"hecontinued.'Therewillbeamanualforinfectiousdiseasessuchaspandemicflu,avianflu andMRSA;amanualforweatheremergenciesincluding hurricanes,tornadoes,lightningeventsandsnow;amanual forbuildingemergenciessuchasfires,bombthreatsand earthquakes;andamanualforanall-hazardsoverviewthat setsthefoundationfortheemergencyoperationsplan. Theemergencyoperationsplanwaslastrevisedin2003."

OneofDillon'stasksisfulfillingExecutiveOrder44,issued inJanuary2007byGov.TimKaine,whichrequiresallstate agenciestoinclude"emergencypreparednessplanning,trainingandpromotionasacorecomponentoftheirmission." Agenciesalsohaveto"createorupdateContinuityof OperationsPlans(COOP)toconformtothetemplate"producedbytheVirginiaDepartmentofEmergency Management(VDEM)

"TheCOOPinitiativeaddressesthequestion:'Howdoesa universitycontinuetodobusinessduringanemergency event,andthenafterwardhowdoyoureturntonormal?"' Dillonsaid."Thisisespeciallycriticalinareassuchas accountingandinformationtechnology.COOPwillallow ustoreactappropriatelyduringandafteranemergency. TheuniversitysetupaCOOPteammadeupofrepresentativesfromallareasundervicepresidentialleadershipand thepresident'soffice,andwehiredaconsultingfirm, BeckDisasterRecovery,tohelpwithdraftingourplan."

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InAugust2007LongwoodsubmittedadraftofitsCOOP documenttoVDEM,whichrevieweditandaddedafew minorrecommendations.Longwoodwillreviewthoserecommendationsandresubmitthedocumentinspring2008. Eachagencywillsubmitanewdocumenteveryyear.

Dilloncutsadistinctivefigurearoundcampuswithhis sinewy6'1O"frame,shavedheadandfriendlyhabitofcallingothermen"bigguy."HegrewupinVirginiaBeach, graduatedfromHampden-SydneyCollegein1996andhasa master'sdegreefromtheUniversityofRichmondinhuman

"I'm trying to be proactive in myapproach to safety and emergencymanagement. But ifsomething happens, we're trying to effectivelymanage those incidents and to minimize the life safety and property issues. As Dr. Cormier has said many times, our most important task is the safetyand securityofour students, faculty and staff." - Dan Dillon

"Wegotanoverallscoreof83,whichisexcellent,"Dillon said."Wewereamongthetopperformers.Mostofourdeficienciesweretheresultofnotbeingasspecificaswecould havebeen."

Theissueofcampussafetyandemergencypreparednesshas receivedfarmorepublicattentionsincethetragedyofApril 16,2007inBlacksburg."Assafetyprofessionals,wehave alwaysbeenawareoftheimportanceoftheabilitytocommunicatewithfaculty,staffandstudentsinanemergency," Dillonsaid."Unfortunately,itoftentakesatragedytomake peopleawareoftheimportanceofemergencypreparedness."

resourcemanagement,withafocusonstrategicplanning. HeworkedasacriticalcaremedicinFarmvilleforrwoyears, thenasaVirginiaStatePolicetrooperinBuckingham Countyforfouryears,duringwhichhewaspartofthe accidentreconstructionreamanddidsearchandrescue work,andlaterwasafirefighter-paramedicforthe ChesterfieldCountyFireDepartmentforfouryears. HeiscurrentlytakingcoursesinbothtracksoftheVirginia RiskControlInstitute,whichhewillfinishnextspring. Thoughhesnowboardsandsurfs(inhighschoolhe competedinsurfing)andisamasterdiver,thesafetyspecialistdenieslivingdangerously."Idothingsonamoderate level.Idon'tlikecrazystuff,"hesaidwithasmile.@

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CallMeMISTERInauguralClass(leftcoright)Frontrow:CourtneyBrown,Dr.DeneeseJones, DwayneMorris,ByronMorgan.Secondrow:GregoryHutton,BrianCrenshaw,TyroneDeleon, HermanKumar.Backrow:DarianBattan,KevinChandler,Lame!Bolden,JustinWilkes,JuleRich, JaBariScott.Notpictured:RasheemWard.

GinaCaldwellAssociateEdiror

Longwood'sCallMeMISTERprograminductedits inauguralclassduringaceremonyonApril1,2008.CallMe MISTERisateachingscholarshipprogramdesignedto identify,recruit,prepare,andcertifyatargetedgroupof African-Americanmalesaselementary/middleschool teachersinVirginia'spublicschools.

TheJessieBallduPontFundhasawardeda$140,000grant totheprogramtosupportactivitiesandleadership preparationaimedataddressingthecriticalshortageof African-AmericanteachersintheCommonwealthof Virginia.

LongwoodiscollaboratingwithSt.Paul'sCollege,Southside VirginiaCommunityCollege(SVCC)aswellasPrince Edward,Buckingham,andCumberlandCountyPublic Schoolstopromotetheprogramforinterestedandeligible students.Longwoodistheonlycollegeoruniversityin Virginiatoadministerchisprogram.

LongwoodgraduateJustinWilkes,'05,'08M.S.,and DwayneMorris,anelementaryeducationsenioratSc.Paul's College,officiallybecameMISTERsduringtheinduction ceremony.ElevenothermembersoftheinauguralCallMe MISTERclassofficiallybecameMISTERs-in-training. Ofthe11,twoarefromSVCC,oneisfromVirginiaUnion University,threearefromCumberlandHighSchool,oneis fromPrinceEdwardCountyHighSchool,andfourarefrom Longwood.TheLongwoodMISTERs-in-trainingareDarian Batten,BrianCrenshaw,HermanKumar,andJaBariScott.

Longwood'sCollegeofEducationandHumanServices coordinatesCallMeMISTERincollaborationwiththe Cook-ColeCollegeofArtsandSciences,supporting MISTERsastheyworktowardabachelor'sdegreeinliberal studies(i.e.elementary,middleeducation)orK-12physical education.KeytenetsoftheCallMeMISTERprogram includeasummerinternshipexperiencetoinductnew recruitsfromhighschool,communitycollege,and LongwoodUniversity;monthlycurriculumbasedleadership seminars;tuitionandacademicassistancecoyoungmen enrolledinelementaryeducationcertificationprograms; andasocialandculturalpeersupportsystem.

AccordingtoDr.DeneeseJones,deanoftheCollegeof EducationandHumanServices,"TheCallMeMISTER programencompasseskeyelementsofeducationchatarevital tostudentsinSouthsideVirginiaaswellasthroughoutthe CommonwealthofVirginia.Weareconfidentchatthrough ourefforts,theseyoungmen,asleadersandteachers,will haverealisticandhighexpectationsfortheirfuturestudents withappropriatelevelsofculturalcompetence."

AlthoughAfricanAmericanmalesarethetargetgroup, participationintheCallMeMISTERprogramisopento anybody,regardlessofraceorgender,iftheyarecapable ofmeetingtheprogram'sobjectives.ThegoalofCallMe MISTERistotrainhigh-quality,effectiveteacherswhowill beabletomeettheneedsofalltheirstudents.Those entolledintheprogram,calledMISTERs,arecaughttobe leadersfirstandteacherssecond.Itsnamerefersto"They callmeMisterTibbs,"SidneyPoitier'sfamouslinefrom the1967movieIntheHeatoftheNight.�

Call Me MISTER Program Inducts Inaugural Class

Dr.WilliamMayoandAnnFrederickOppenhimerathomeinRichmond.PhotobyKimberlyFrost,courtesyofFifty-Plus.

A Magnificent Gift

Oppenhimers Donate Major FolkArt Collection to Longwood and the LCVA

BethCheukLCVAPublicRelationsandEventsCoordinator

In1983,William(Boo)andAnnOppenhimerheardthat HowardFinsterhadbeeninvited to appearonTheTonight ShowStarringjohnnyCarson.Yearsearlier,Finster,aBaptist preacherinGeorgia,hadlefthispulpitforhispaintbrush, acceptinganewcallingto"paintsacredart."Inresponseto thiscall,Finsterwouldcreatenearly50,000works-whathe called"messagesfromGod"-madeoutofmaterialsathand, whetherplywood,Plexiglas,oremptyturpentinecans,each paintedcofeaturecontemporaryandbiblicalscenesand annotatedwithscripturesandspiritualadmonitions.

Bytheearly80s,Finscer'sworkbegan to garnerregionaland evennationalacclaim.AnnOppenhimerrecalls,"Whenwe foundoutthatHowardwasgoingtoappearonJohnny

Carson,Boosaid,'We'dbetterbuywhatwecannowbefore hegetsfamousonTv:'Sowewent to seehimandbought 50piecesofart.Manyofthemwerequitesmall,butallthe same,weoftensaychatitchangedourlives."

Fromchatbeginning,theOppenhimerskeptbuilding, amassingoneofthemoreimportantfolkartcollectionsinthe countryandfoundingtheFolkArcSocietyofAmerica(FASA). Thisyear,theOppenhimershavegivenandpromisedpartof thatrenownedcollectioncotheLongwoodCenterforthe VisualArts(LCVA),alongwithgenerousfinancialresourcesin supportofthegift.In2006,theOppenhimersgave42works offolkarttotheLCVAandapproximately100worksin 2007.Theyplantoaddtothedonationeachyear.

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TheOppenhimers'collectionofworkbyfolk,or self-caught,artistshastraveledthecountryin exhibitionssuchas"PointofView"and"Personal Preferences"(bothfeaturingAmericanfolkarc), and"TheInnerEye"(featuringfolkarcof India).TheOppenhimers'collectionhasbeen shownattheLCVAandatothermuseumsin Virginia,Florida,Georgia,andNorthCarolina. Ann'sslidesofFinster'sParadiseGardenarein thecollectionoftheArchivesofAmericanArt.

TheOppenhimers'collectionislargely contemporary,primarilycomposedofworks madefrom1977tothepresent,butthere areafewolderpieces,includingone artworkmadecirca1900.Thegifttothe LCVAincludesworksonpaper,suchas severalserigraphsbythelateFinster. TheLCVAhasalsoreceived sculpturalworkssuchasAbraham LincolnCriss'1988 Roosterwith RedWattles, madeofcarvedwood, marblesandothermaterialsathand, andpaintingssuchasMinnie Adkins'1989 DesertScene, whichis acryliconcardboardwithacorncob frame,orAndersonJohnson's1990 Russian Woman, donewithhousepaincon aFormicakitchencouncerrop.

Asfolkartcollectors,theOppenhimers havepersonallymetmanyoftheartists whoseworkstheycollect.They regularlyvisitedartistsattheirhomes, includingFinsterathisParadise GardennearSummerville,Ga.,and JamesHaroldJennings,wholivedand workedinfiveschoolbusesinthetown ofPinnacle,N.C.TheOppenhimersbegan collectingfolkartaftervisitingartistMilesCarpenter inWaverly,VaMrs.Oppenhimerexplains,"Idiscovered awonderfulpersoncreatingwonderfulart,andthiswasthe beginningofmanyvisitsromeetotherartistsandtosee theartwecametoknowasfolkart."

In1987,theOppenhimerscreatedtheFolkArtSociety ofAmerica,whichpublishesanaward-winning magazine,theFolkArtMessenger. TheSociety celebratedits20thanniversaryatitsannualmeeting lastyearinLouisville,Ky.Moreinformation aboutFASAmaybefoundonthegroup's websiteat:www.folkart.org.

LCVADirectorJohnsonBowlescommenced, "Thisgiftisamagnificentadditiontothe LCVA'scollection.Itrepresentsthemajor contributorstothevibrantAmericanfolkart movement,includingseveralnationally knownVirginiaartists.Inaddition,while muchoftheworkembracestheunique perspectiveoffolkartistsas'outsiders' totheartcommunity,otherworksin thecollectionreallybuildbridges betweenthefolkartistsandbroader arttraditions."

Bowlescontinued:''Asidefromits importanceinourcollection,what Ipersonallyloveaboutfolkartis thatitisfunandjoyful.Its referencestopopularculturemake itaccessibletoanyone,andwhen peoplelookatfolkarttheyfeelgood, withsmilesontheirfaces.Asanartist, Ifinditinspiringtothinkofpeoplewho feeldriventomakearcoutofany materialstheyhaveattheirdisposal."@

Editor'sNote:Aninterviewinwhich theOppenhimersdiscusstheir collectionisavailableonlineinthe "news"sectionoftheLCVA'swebsite at:www.longwood.edu/lcva.

Above:HowardFinster(American,1916-2001), Mr. Coke, 1989,enamelpaintandmarkeronplywood, 34.375x10.5inches,LongwoodCenterfortheVisualArts, TheWilliamandAnnOppenhimerFolkArtCollection, GiftofWilliamandAnnOppenhimer,2007.15.10

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Lancers Update

LongwoodUniversityPresidentDr.Patricia CormierreceivedaletterfromTheNCAA datedJuly11,2007statingthatthe organization'sDivisionIManagement CouncilAdministrativeCommittee,acting onbehalfoftheDivisionIManagement Council,hadapprovedtherecommendation fromtheDivisionIManagementCouncil MembershipSubcommitteetotransfer

LongwoodtoDivisionIactivemembership asofSeptemberI,2007.

TheLancers,alongwiththeUniversityofCalifornia-Davis andtheUniversityofNorthernColorado,competedduring 2007-08asthenewestmembersofNCAADivisionI.

Dr.CormierhadinformedtheNCAAinaletterdated November12,2002ofLongwood'sintentiontoreclassify itsintercollegiateathleticprogramtoDivisionIstatus,and theinstitutionbegananNCAA-mandatedfive-yearprocess, includingafour-yearreclassificationperiod(2003-07)that followedaone-year"exploratoryperiod"(2002-03),to changeitsmembershipfromDivisionIItoDivisionI. Thisisthefirstreclassificationclassfollowingatwo-year moratoriumwithintheNCAAthatliftedonSeptember1, 2002fornewmembersandrequestsforchangeofdivision membership.

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Division I Certification •
It's Official!

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"IamdelightedthatwearenowofficiallyaDivisionI memberoftheNCAA,"saidDr.Cormier."Ithasbeen alongbutnecessaryprocessthatbeganoverfouryearsago, andIamveryproudofthewayLongwoodhasmet allrequirements.Welookforwardrotheathletic challengesahead."

ThedecisiontomovetoDivisionIwaspartofLongwood's overallstrategicplantoraisethevisibilityandprofileof theuniversity.Duringthefour-yearreclassification, LongwoodbeganitsfullcompliancewithallDivisionI legislationandmembershiprequirementswithyeartwo (2004-05).Longwoodhasalsosubmittedannualreports andstrategicplans,eachdocumentupdatedyearly,during thepastfouryears,whilealsocompletinganNCAA athleticscertificationorientationvisitaswellascompletion ofacompliancereviewconductedbytheNCAAlast yearthatfollowedaninstitutionalSelf-StudyReport preparedbytheSteeringCommitteeonCertification atLongwoodl!niversity.

"Thereclassificationprocesswasanarduousonechat requiredthetime,energy,andsupportofmanypeople includingadministrarors,facultycoaches,student-athletes, andLancerClubmembers,"explainedLongwoodDirecror ofAthleticsTroyAustin."Giventhelevelofcommitment, chisisatrulysatisfyingaccomplishment.Iamextremely thankfulfortheeffortsmadetogetcothispointand excitedforourfuture."

LongwoodcompetedasaDivisionIindependentchisyear, thoughtheLancersdohavesingle-sportconference membershipsinfieldhockey(NorPac),men'ssoccer (AclanticSoccer),andwomen'ssoccer(UnitedSoccer).

Themen'sgolfandwomen'slacrosseprogramsenjoyed DivisionIeligibilityduring2006-07viatheNCAA's MultidivisionalReclassificationthatpermittedreclassifying schoolstodesignatetwosports(excludingbasketball)forDI eligibilityoneyearaheadoftheschool'sremainingprograms.

Longwoodmen'sgolfearnedaninvitationtothepose-season NCAAEastRegionallastMayinitsfirstyearofeligibility. Now,withofficialcertificationandeligibilityacrossthe board,theLancerswillbelookingformoreNCAA pose-seasonqualificationsinthenearfuture.8

THEN:RohnBrown,'84,withhisfirstLancerplate.

NOW:RohnBrown,'84,recenclyupdatedhislicenseplatefrom"2BDIV1"roreflecttheLancers'newstatus.

Longwood Inducts Second Athletics Hall ofFan1e Class

Longwood University inducted its secondAthletics Hall ofFame Class on November 10, 2007 in Dorrill Dining Hall. The Class includedChurch Road native and former baseball star Dennis Hale, '91, an AllAmerican both on the field (NCAA 2ndTeam) and in the classroom (CoSIDNGTE 1st-Team); formerwomen's golf_All-American Charlaine Coetzee Hirst, '95, a three-time National GolfCoaches Association (NGCA) Division II National Champion (1993-95) and winner ofthe 1995 Today'sTop Eight Award; alongwith Petersburg native and former men's basketball standout Kevin Jefferson, '90, the school's career leader in points (1,806)

Dennis Hale, '91

Hale (1988-91) capped a spectacular four-year pitching career in 1991 with his selection to the NCAA Division II All-America 2nd-Team, as well as being named to the 1991 CoSIDAAcademicAll-America 1st-Team. Hewas also the 1991 South Atlantic Region Pitcher oftheYear and Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division Player oftheYear, compiling a 13-2 record and a 2.48 ERA through 123.2 innings pitched as the Lancers finished a school-record 41-8 while advancing to the Division II World Series. Hale still holds school records for careerwins (33), consecutive wins (19), and winning percentage (.846, 33-6), andhasschool season-records for wins (13), complete games

(IO),inningspitched(123.2),andwinningpercentage (1.000,11-0,1990).Haletossedoneno-hitterduringhis career,againstMountSaintMary'sin1988,andalsoranks secondincareerERA(2.99),aswellasthirdincareer strikeouts(224)andinningspitched(283.0).

"Itisaveryhumblinghonortoberecognizedwiththe groupofathletesthathavebeeninductedintotheHallof Famethusfarandroberecognizedinlightofallthegreat athletes,coachesandprogramsthathavecomebeforeand aftermeatLongwood,"saidHale."Ialsoknowthatthis recognitionwasnotjustaboutmebutaboutallofthe family,coaches,teammatesandsupportersthathelpedme alongtheway.Thisrecognitionhasrobeespeciallyinclusive oftheteammembersthatIplayedwithatLongwood, particularlythe1991WorldSeriesTeamwhichIfeelmadeit possibletoaccomplishwhatIdid."

Haleisa1991 summacum laude graduateasaphysicsmajor. HeandhiswifeBarbara,anoccupationaltherapist,havetwo sons(Austin,10,andAaron,4),andnowliveinChurch RoadwhereHaleservesasChiefofFire&EMSfor DinwiddieCounty.

CharlaineCoetzeeHirst,'95

CoetzeeHirst(1992-95),perhapsthemosthonored student-athleteinschoolhistory,capped-offhercollege careerwhenshewasselectedthefirstfemalestudent-athlete fromaVirginiacollegetoearnToday'sTopEightaward, thehighestNCAAhonorchosenbytheNCAAHonors

TroyAustin,direcrorofathletics(farright)joinsthenewestmembersoftheLongwoodUniversityAthletics HallofFame(fromleft):DennisHale,KevinJefferson,andCharlaineCoetzeeHirst.
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Committee.Thethree-timeNGCADivisionIINational Championreceivedthreemajorawardsin1995,including theprestigiousToday'sTopEight,alongwithbeingvotedthe Honda/DivisionIIAthleteoftheYearandtheVirginia NCAAWomanoftheYear,andwashonoredonback-tobacknightsattheNCAAConventioninDallas,Texasin January1996.CoeczeeHirstwasafour-rimeNGCAAllAmerican(1992-95),aswellasathree-timeNGCAAllScholarTeam(1993-95)honoree,leadingtheLancersto NGCANationalChampionshipsin1993and1995.Shestill holdstheschool-recordfor54-holes(71-71-70-212), establishedwhilewinningthe1994nationalride,andher Longwoodcareerscoringaverageof79.15ranksfourth all-rime.AHondaSportsAwardnomineeforthreestraight years,CoeczeeHirstqualifiedforthe1998UnitedScates Women'sOpenGolfChampionship,andalsoplayedonthe FUTURESTOURfornineyears(1996-2004).

"ReturningcoLongwoodisalwayslikecominghome," explainedCoeczeeHirst."Itisaveryspecialplacetomechat holdsveryfondmemories.Itwasanincrediblyemotional eveningforme;coremembercheincrediblejourneychat broughtmetoFarmvilleandLongwoodfromSouthAfrica. Leavingmyfamilybehindandyetbeingwelcomedalmost immediatelyintocheextendedLongwoodfamily.The inductionintotheHallofFamewasanhonorcome,my familyandeveryonewhoeverinfluencedmyjourneyIthankchemall.Iwouldneverhaveachievedanything withouttheloveandsupportofmyfamilyandfriends andforchatIamforevergrateful."

AnativeofDurbanville,CapeTown,SouthAfrica,Coetzee Hirstisa1995magnacumlaudegraduateasahistorymajor. SheismarriedcoretiredAirForceLe.Col.JayHirst,nowa charter/corporatepilot,andthecouplehaveonedaughter (Alexandra,17months),andnowliveinPinehurst,N.C. whereCoeczeeHirstservesasdirectorofgolfschoolsat PineNeedlesLodge&GolfClubandisareaching professionalasamemberofcheLPGATeachingand ClubProfessionalsDivision.

KevinJefferson,'90

Jefferson(1986-90)istheall-rimeleadingscorerinmen's basketballwith1,806careerpoints,arecordchathasstood since1990,cogoalongwith467careerrebounds.He continuestohold10schoolrecords,includingcareerpoints (1,806),seasonscoringaverage(25.6),careerfieldgoals (746),seasonfieldgoals(285,1989-90),careerfieldgoal attempts(1,422),seasonfieldgoalattempts(547,1989-90), careerdunks(107),seasondunks(47),single-gamedunks (6),andWillettHallsingle-gamefieldgoals(15,1989-90). The1990LongwoodMaleAthleteoftheYearandtwo-time TeamMVP(1989-90),JeffersonalsoearnedAll-South AclanticDistricthonorsin1990andwasatwo-timeVaSID CollegeDivisionAll-Seateselection(1989-90)Hescored acareer-high38pointsagainstDowlingCollegeduring 1987-88,thefifth-bestsingle-gamepointtotalall-time, andalsorankssecondincareerscoringaverage(20.3).

"BeinginductedintotheAthleticsHallofFamewastruly ablessedandunexpectedaccomplishment,"scaredJefferson. "MymaingoalwhenIenteredLongwoodin1986wasco earnacollegedegree.Withthesupportofmyparentsand playingbasketballatLongwood,Iwasgiventheopportunity coaccomplishchatgoal.Thisawardisveryimportantcome becauseafter17years,Iwasstillrememberedandhonored basedonmyathleticabilityandtheimpactImadecoche athleticprogram.Beinginductedintothesecondclasssays alotaftercomingbehindsuchatalentedandprofessional groupofathletesinthefirstclass.Isharemyinductionwith allmyformerteammatesandcoachesfrom1986-1990chat Ihadthepleasurecoplaywith."

AnativeofPetersburg,Jeffersonisa1990graduateasa businessadministrationmajor.HeandhiswifeTonya,who worksforVerizon,haveadaughter(Skye,11),andnowlive inRuskin,Fla.,whereJeffersonownsamobileautodetail shop(SkyeShineMobileAutoDetailing)Jeffersonisa retiredschoolteacher.@

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Smart New LancerTennis Courts

TheLancertenniscourtsaresportinganewlookformen'sandwomen'sD-1competition.

Winning the Right Way

AsaLongwoodLancersfan,yoursupportiscrucialtothesuccess ofourprogramsandstudent-athletes.TheNCAAprohibitsspecific activitiesbetweenindividualswhoarerepresentativesofourathletic programsandourprospectiveandcurrentstudent-athletes.Ifyouare amemberoftheLongwoodUniversityfaculty,staff,alumni,orLancer Club,orhavedonatedto,orbeenotherwiseinvolvedwithLongwood Athletics,youarearepresentativeofourathleticprograms.Pleasehelp ensuretheeligibilityofourprospectiveandcurrentstudent-athletes.

Visitwww.longwoodlancers.com/Sporrs/gen/2005/Boosters.asp tolearnhowyoucanbeinvolvedwithLongwoodAthletics intherightway.

Wethankyouforyourcontinuedsupport.

Formoreinformationpleasecontact:

MichelleMeadows

AssistantAthleticsDirectorforCompliance

434.395.2429

meadowsme@longwood.edu

LancersWeb Forallofthelatestnews andinformationconcerning LongwoodAthletics, pleasevisitour re-designedwebsiteat www.longwoodlancers.com.

We Stand Corrected

1978 BaseballTeam

IntheSummer2007issueofLongwoodMagazine(Vol.8,No.1),chefirstbaseballteamat Longwoodwasincorrectlyidentifiedasbeginningin1979.Inface,thefirstvarsitybaseballteam begancompetitionin1978underthedirectionofheadcoachDr.WilliamMcAdams.TheLancers of1978finishedwitharecordof0-9againstGeorgeMason,Liberty(LibertyBaptise),VMI,and RhodeIslandamongochers.SpecialthankstoPaulParker,'82andGaryReese,'81,membersofchat inauguralbaseballream,forbringingchisinadvertentoversightcoourattention.

1976-77 Men's NCAA BasketballTeam

SpecialthankstoRussTomlin,'78,aswellforsubmittingaphotoofthe1976-77men'sbasketball team.Ourlastissueincludedaphotomisidentifiedascharyear'steam,wheninfact,thepublished photowasactuallyofthe1977-78team.Ourfirstmen'sbasketballteamwascoachedbyAllen McNamee,finishingwitharecordof2-9againstRadford,MaryWashington,andAverettamong ochers.PleaseseeMr.Tomlin'saccompanyingphotoofchatfirst1976-77ream,includingleftto right:CoachMcNamee,LizWarner(manager),RogerStrong,BryanWelbaum,RobJohnson, RussTomlin,WadeGeoghegan,GregGilliam,RayAlexander,BillyRogers,BennieShaw,Jimmy Yarbrough,andSueDelong(manager)Missingfromtheteam'sphotowereD.J.Lindsey,James Braxton,andDaveStack.

OldWorld Charm, NewWorld Sophistication

Par for the Course atThe Manor

WhenMichaelHeffernan,managingpartnerofHerberron PrinceEdwardDevelopmentLLC,firstsawtheformer DunningtonEstateknownasPoplarHill,hewascaptivated bytheproperty'soldworldcharmandimmediately committedtocreatinganewworldofsophisticationforone ofVirginia'soldestestates.Withplanstocreateapremier resort,thenamePoplarHillwaschangedtoTheManor Resort,SpaandResidentialEstateasthestartofa positioningstrategytodefinePrinceEdwardCountyand TheManorResortasapointofdestinationfortourism andeconomicdevelopment."Thisprojectisanexcellent exampleofsuccessfulcollaboration,"saidGoy. Timothy Kaine."PublicandprivatepartnersincludingHampdenSydneyCollege,LongwoodUniversity,PrinceEdward County,theTownofFarmvilleandthedeveloper,have joinedforcestoincreasetourismwhileprovidingagreat sourceforworkforcetrainingandemploymentinthe hospitalityfield."

TheManorResort,SpaandResidentialEstateisa1,118acremaster-plannedresortandresidentialcommunity. Inadditiontofeaturingan18-holechampionshipgolf course,TheManorResortwillfeaturethefully-restored 1840ManorHouseadjacenttoTheManorResortHotel; cottagesandsinglefamilyhomestocreateahospitalityand residentialvillageresultingin140guestrooms;TheManor ResortConferenceCenter(approximately20,000square feet);andafull-servicespa.OcheramenitiesatTheManor Resortwillincludeagolfclubhouse,wellness/fitnesscenterwithswimmingandtennisfacilities-anequestriancenter, ridingtrails,walking/hikingtrailsanda100-acre naturepreserve.

"Wehavecreatedaformula,throughthecreativemixof publicandprivatefinance,tocatalyzeeconomicgrowthand development,tourismandstrategicpartnershipsin educationandtrainingsoastobuildalastinglegacyfor SouthsideVirginiaandPrinceEdwardCounty,"said MichaelHeffernan."TheManorResort,SpaandResidential Estatewillgeneratemorethan$47millionintaxesfor PrinceEdwardCountyoverthenext25years."

CoachKevinFillman(center)andtheLongwoodLancers men'sgolfteamfeelrightathomeatTheManor.

"Thisisanenormousopportunity fortheLongwoodUniversity golfprograms."-Troy Austin DirecrorofAthletics

TheManorResortGolfClubcontinuestofeaturea spectaculargolfcourseamidgentlyrollinghills,nature preserves,lakesandscreams.Recently, GolfDigestMagazine choseTheManorResortcourseasoneofthe"BestNew GolfCoursesof2007."

'ThisisanenormousopportunityfortheLongwood Universitygolfprograms,"saidLongwoodUniversityDirector ofAthleticsTroyAustin."NotonlyisTheManorResortour homecourse,butrobeapartofthisevolvingresortwillopen doorsforourstudentsininternshipsandjobopportunities."

TheManorResortsoonwillofferpremierhomesites onthegolfcourse,thelakeandthenaturepreserve, withlifestyleoptionstofitsinglefamily,retirementand secondhomebuyers.Formoreinformation,please 33 visitwww.themanorresortcom

New Science Center

Nallled in Honor of John and Karen Chichester

DennisSercombeEditor

LongwoodUniversity'ssciencecenterhasbeennamedfor oneofVirginia'smostprominentlegislatorsandhiswife, analumnawhoisaformerpresidentoftheLongwood UniversityFoundationBoard.

TheJohnH.andKarenWilliamsChichesterScienceCenter wasofficiallydedicatedonDecember7,2007duringa ceremonyinthebuilding'sfirstfloorlobby.JohnChichester waspresidentproternoftheVirginiaSenate.Karenisa 1974LongwoodgraduatewhoservedontheLongwood FoundationBoardfor12years.Guestsfortheevent

includedstudents,currentandformerfacultymembers, legislators,andfriends.

"ThenamingoftheScienceCenterfortheChichesters isnoteworthybecausebothoftheseindividualshave contributedtoLongwood'sprogressininnumerableways fromlegislativesupporttopersonaldedication,"said LongwoodPresidentPatriciaCormier."Itisanhonor andaprivilegefortheuniversitytorecognizetheirdevotion totheCommonwealthandhighereducationinchismanner. TheirlegacyatLongwoodwillliveforever."

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KarenWilliams,'74,andJohnH.ChichesteratthenamingoftheScienceCenterintheirhonor
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TheChicesterScienceCenteronHighStreet. SpeakersfortheeventwerePresidentCormier; MargeConnelly,rectorofLongwood'sBoardofVisitors; Dr.WalterWitschey,professorofanthropologyandscience education;andDr.CharlesRoss,deanoftheCook-Cole CollegeofArtsandSciences.

"Fromthebasementtothetopfloor,whereanew greenhouseislocated,thisbuildingisterrific,"saidConnelly "Iwon'tusetheterm'state-of-the-art,'becausethat's overusedthesedays.Let'sjustsayit's'state-of-the-science.' And,sincewearepreparingtheleadersoftomorrow,we expectnothinglessforourstudents."

LongwoodUniversity'sBoardofVisitorsapprovedthe naminginJune2007.Thebuilding,locatedatthecorner ofGriffinBoulevardandHighStreet,wasopenedon December6,2005.

JohnChichester(R-28th,Retired),whochairedtheSenate FinanceCommittee,wasinstrumentalovertheyearsin helpingLongwoodobtainfundingforvariousprojects.

Hehadbeena"championofhighereducation"who"stood firmlybyLongwoodintheaftermathoftheGreatFireof 2001,carefullystewardingtheprocessforrebuildingour belovedRotunda,andsupportedenthusiasticallyLongwood's requestforfundingalong-overduenewsciencecenter," accordingtoaresolutionthataccompaniedthenaming.

KarenChichesterwasadirectoroftheLongwood Foundation,whichmanagestheuniversity'sprivatefunds, from1994to2000andagainfrom2001untillastspring. Shewaspresidentfrom1996to2000.Shewasa"highly effective"presidentduring"someof(theFoundation's)most challengingtimes,"saystheBoardofVisitorsresolution.

AfterearningaB.S.inmathatLongwood,shetaughtfor threeyearsatCovingtonHighSchool,fromwhichshe graduated,thenmovedtoRichmondandworkedinthe marketingdepartmentofaninsurancecompanyfornearly sevenyears.SheandJohnweremarriedin1983,andshe workedfromthenuntil2002inthesmall,family-owned insuranceagencyinFredericksburgofwhichhewaspresident.@

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JoanBrock,'64,MaryBealePayne,SarahBealeMims,andDr.PatriciaCormier

Beale Plaza Dedicated In Memory ofLynne O'Steen Beale, Class of1964

Kent Booty AssociateEditor

AnewmemorialgardenatLongwoodUniversityrecognizes analumna'slifelongattachmentcoheralmamacerandher Longwoodclassmates.

BealePlaza,whichhonorsLynneO'SceenBeale,'64,was cheideaofherhusbandanddaughtersMaryBealePayneand SarahBealeMims,andLongwoodclassmateJoanPerryBrock, '64,herbestfriendsincecheyweresecondgradeclassmatesin Norfolk.ThePlaza,locatedbythefountainbehindGrainger Hall,featuresasemi-circularcolonnade,gardenareas,abrick sidewalkandborders,twogranitebenchesandtwowooden benches.Numerousfriendsandfamilymemberscontributed tocheproject,dedicatedSept.21,2007.

"WhenMaryandSarahdecidedtoremembertheirmother withamemorialgardenatLongwood,theirdecisionwas basedonLynne'saffinityforheralmamacerandherclose associationwiththelifelongfriendshipsmadeduringher

collegiatedays,"saidBrock."Whenthelocationofthe memorialwasselected,chatcoowasappropriate,asLynne wouldhavewalkedbychisspoteverydayofhercollegiate lifeonherwaycoclassorcothedininghall."

Alsoappropriately,BealePlazaisadjacentcoBrock Commons,theresulcofamajorgiftfromJoanBrockand herhusband,Macon."lewasawaycokeepJoanandour mothertogether,"explainedMaryBealePayne."Mymom hadhungoucbychisspotatcheBrockCommons dedicationandchededicationofchenewRuffnerHall.So whenDr.Cormieroffereduschisspot,Ithoughticwas perfect.Itjustfie.Ourmomalwayshadflowersinthehouse andflowersinchegarden."

Beale,whodiedJuly11,2006ofcoloncanceratage63,was aformermemberofcheLongwoodAlumniBoardwholived inMcLean.AftergraduatingfromLongwood,shecaughtin

Friends&relatives,picturedclockwisefromtopleft:PhilDeanandLynnMartinDean,'64;KevinMims, SarahBealeMims,MaryBealePayne,FredPayne,CharliePayne,LibbyPayne,MollyMims,andTrippMims; Classof1964alumnaeincludedJudyLircle,NancyBurkeHeflin,JaneCarolMally,PatriciaPinkstonWoolum, JoanPerryBrock,CarolMartinBlackmon,BettyJeanRussellMcMurran,RebeccaJamesLeach,andCeceliaM.O'Sreen (Lynne'smother,seated);BealePlazaisacrbssroadsattheheartofLongwood'scampus. RichmondandthenNorfolkforsixyears.Shewasa volunteerfundraiserwiththeLombardiCancerCenterat GeorgetownUniversityHospira!for20years.

"WeallrememberLynneforhersenseofhumor,"saidBrock. "Shewasalwaysquicktomakeajoke.Shealwayssawthebest inpeople.Shewastheeternaloptimist.Evenduringherillness, shewasgratefulforthelifeshehad.Butaboveall,Lynne'sgreat strengthwasbasedonherendlesscapacitytogive.Shewas alwaysavailableforeveryoneelse:herfamily,herhusband,her daughters,hergrandchildren,hermother,aunts,uncles,cousins, herfriendsnearandfar.Shewasalwaysthereforallofus."

LongwoodPresidentPatriciaCormiercalledBeale "apersonofrarequalityandsubstance."Shethankedthe membersoftheClassof1964-whocalledthemselvesthe "Longwoodladies"-forhelpingmakeBealePlazapossible. "Thisisjustanotherexampleoftheleadershipandpride

thatseemstobeinherentwithreal'Longwoodladies."' Notingthelightrainchatfellduringthededication ceremony,shesaid"Thisrainisgoodbecauseitmeans thegardenwillgrowimmediately"

Inherremarks,MaryBealePaynedescribedhermother's attachmenttoheralmamacer."Lotsofherlifetimefriendships beganhereatLongwood.WhenshecameherefortheBrock Commonsdedication,shewassotakeninbyitallshewas actuallyalittlequiet,whichwasdefinitelyourofcharacterfor her!ShewasproudofthespecialgiftthatJoanandMacon hadgiventothisschool,andIrememberhersayingwhat adifferenceBrockCommonswouldmaketothiscampusand itsstudents.Whenwewerefacedwithhowtobesthonorher memory,wewantedtodosomethingchatshewouldhavebeen proudofandwouldhavedoneherselfifgiventhechoice. ByexpandinguponBrockCommons,wecontinuecogive backcoothersjustasshegavesoselflesslytomanypeople."@

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ComingAttractions: New Center for Communication Studies and Theatre

KentBootyAssociateEditor

GroundwasbrokeJ1inspring2007forLongwoodUniversity's CenterforCommunicationStudiesandTheatre,whichwill houseoneoftheuniversity'sfastestgrowingprograms.

Thethree-story,41,983-squarefootbuildingisbeingbuilt betweenthesouthendofBedfordHall,towhichitwill connectonthefirstfloor,andFranklinStreet.lewillbe homecotheDepartmentofCommunicationStudiesand Theatre,whichhasabout140studentsmajoringin communicationstudiesandabout50majorsintheatre. Thecommunicationstudiesmajor,launchedin2000, isoneofLongwood'sfastestgrowingprograms.

TheDepartmentiscurrentlyhousedinJarmanHall,built in1951,whichisduetoberenovatedaftertheCenterfor CommunicationStudiesandTheatreiscompleted.Thenew buildingwillhaveahighlyflexible174-seac"blackbox" cheater,inwhichtheseatsandstagecanbemovedaround, whichwillbecomehomecoLongwoodTheatreproductions. Astudiocheater,ofabout80seatsandalsoflexible,willbe usedforstudentproductions.Therealsowillbeascene shop,acostumeshopandadraftinglab.

"It'sbeenalongtimecomingandalongtimeoverdue,but whenyouseechefinishedproduce,Ichinkyouwillagree

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Groundbreakersfromleft:BreanohLafayette-Brooks,CaraLione,KatherineMorgan,EricKoger,Dr.RameshRao, Dr.WayneMcWee,JohnB.AdamsJr.,and0r.Cormier,withDr.ChuckRoss,deanoftheCook-ColeCollege ofArtsandSciencesatthepodium.

thatitwaswellworththewait,"LongwoodPresident PatriciaCormiersaidinaceremonyinMarch2007.

"Thebuildingwillhavethelatestequipmentandfacilities toensurethatourstudentswillgraduatewithallthetools theyneedforsuccess."

Constructionisexpectedtotakeabout15monthsandthe overallcostoftheprojectisestimatedat$I1.9million,to bepaidforwithStatefunds.Therearofthebuildingwill alignwiththebackofBedford,andasmall,L-shaped section,calledan"offset,"tobelinkedwiththemainsection throughabreezeway,willextendslightlyclosertoBrock CommonsthanthefrontofnearbyWygalHall.Theexterior willbeofbrickandground-block,withametalredroof.

Thosewieldinggoldenshovelsforthegroundbreakingwere Dr.Cormier;JohnB.AdamsJr.,thenrectorofthe LongwoodBoardofVisitors;Dr.WayneMcWee,provost andvicepresidentforacademicaffairs;Dr.RameshRao, chairoftheDepartmentofCommunicationStudiesand Theatre;EricKoger,assistantprofessoroftheatre;Breanoh Lafayette-Brooks,'06,whowasinthefirstclassofcommunicationstudiesgraduates;freshmancommunication studiesmajorCaraLiane;andfreshmantheatremajor KatherineMorgan.

Katherine Morgan

"Withthisbuilding,wefinallyhavethetypeofclassrooms thatreflectthecaliberofteachingthatwillgoonwithin them,"Morgansaid."Newtechnologywillhelpcreatea moreadaptableenvironmentforstudentsandteachers, whichwillfacilitateincreasedenrollmentwithinour departmentt?createamorecompetitive,'realworld' atmosphere."

Cara Lione

FreshmanCaraLiane,whoismajoringincommunications studies,added,"Theabilityrocommunicateintoday'sworld isvital.Mostoftheworld'smisunderstandingscomefrom alackofcommunication,whichiswhylearninghowto bettercommunicatewitheachotherissoimportant.Good communicationskillsareparamountnotonlyonapersonal level,butalsoonapoliticalanddiplomaticlevel."

Asafreshman,Ilookforwardtohavingtheopportunity toattendclassesinthisnewbuilding.Moreimportantly, IhopethatIandfuturegenerationsofstudentswhopass throughthisbuilding,willusetheknowledgeandskillswe haveattainedheretopromotebettercommunicationand understandingaswetakeourplacesinsociety."

Dr.CormierturnedtoHollywoodinchallengingstudents intheDepartmentofCommunicationStudiesandTheatre. "Iwantyou,especiallyourstudents,torememberthat beforehe'SavedPrivateRyan,'beforehesentIndianaJones insearchoftheLostArk,beforeheurgedE.Ttocallhome, andbeforehisfilmsgrossedover$6billion,StevenSpielberg wasastudent-justlikeyou.Infact,hewasdenied admissiontotheprestigiousUniversityofSouthern California'sfilmschooltwiceSo,Iwouldliketothink thatsomeday-mayberightnow-wemayhaveaSteven SpielbergorSpikeLeestudyinghere,ormaybeabudding TomBrokaworanincipientJuliaRobertsYouwillhave theopportunitytolearnyourcrafthereinawaythatcan paveyourroadtosuccess"@

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Craig Rogers SelectedAs NewVice President for UniversityAdvancement

Craig Rogers, formerly executive vice president ofthe Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation, is Longwood University's newvice president for university advancement.

Rogers, who began on August 27, replaced Bobbie Burton, who will continue her role as executivedirectorofHull Springs Farm in Westmoreland County.

"Craig brings a strong background in both higher education and development to Longwood, and we will ertainly put his experience to goodwork," said Dr. Patricia Cormier, Longwood's president.

Rogers, acertified fund raising executive (CFRE), was executive vice president of the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation from November 1999 until May 31, 2007. During his tenure, philanthropic support to the Foundation increased by 400 percent, and the Foundation completed thelargestcapital campaign in its history. The Foundation supports Bon Secours Richmond's four acute-care hospitals and the broad range ofmission services delivered through thesystem's community commitment. Rogers led a comprehensive development program at Bon Secours Richmond that raised $4 million in current support annually.

From 1992 to 1999 Rogers worked in development at Hampden-Sydney College. As director ofmajor gifts during his last four years at H-SC, he planned anddirected 12 regional campaigns that comprised a successful $60 million capital campaign. As director ofcurrentsupporthis first

threeyears, he directed theannual fund program, volunteer networking, direct mail marketing, and staffsolicitation. While at H-SC, hewas president ofrhe UnitedWay Board ofPrince Edward County.

A Charlottesville native and lifelongVirginian, Rogers is a graduate ofthe University ofNorth Carolina where he played lacrosse. He was a member ofthe national championship ream in 1981 during his junior year, and he is a NCAAlacrosse official (he hasworkedgames involving all Atlantic Coast Conference teams and the 1998 Division III national championship game) He and his wife, Denise, who reaches kindergarten-first grade at Fuqua School, have two eight-year-old sons, Caleb and Connor.

Rogers' predecessor atLongwood, Bobbie Burton, successfully led rhe university's first comprehensive campaign, which raised more than $33 million, and the Longwood Foundation's assets grew from $16.5 million to more than $50 million during her tenure. She came to Longwood in March 1998.

Hull Springs Farm, bequeathed to the Longwood Foundation in 1999 by Mary FarleyAmes Lee, '38, consists of643 acres in rhe Mount Holly area ofWestmoreland County, on rhe Northern Neck. Burton will be responsible for developingvarious revenue streams including wetland mitigation banking, agricultural enterprise, facility rental and grant funding to supportgrowingprogramming at the Farm, primarily in environmental education.

AbeautifulTudorstylehouseonHighStreetdirecclyacrossfromcheformerAlumniHouse willbethehomeoftheNewAlumniCenter.

A New Horne for Alumni

TheAlumniExecutiveConferenceCenterwillMakeaDifference

he NewAlumni Center willconsistofaTudorstylehouseonHighStreet,whichwillberenovated andexpandedcoincludeaconferencecenterandofficecomplex.Facilitieswillinclude:conference/meetingrooms;board room;banquetfacilities;library;memorabiliadisplays;outdooreventspace;memorialgardenandmuch-neededofficespace forAlumni,UniversityAdvancementandtheLongwoodUniversityFoundation

Thecenterwillcapturethe"SpiritofLongwood"andmakeadifferenceinthelivesofeveryoneintheLongwoodfamily:

Alumni willhaveabasecoreconnectwithcampusandholdreunionsandevents.Thememorabiliaareawillallowfor reminiscing,withphotos,yearbooksandocherhistoricalitems.

Students willattendspecialacademicandsocialeventsatcheAlumniCenter.lewillremindchemchattheywillalways haveahomeatLongwoodandarolecofulfillasfuturealumni.

ProspectiveStudentswillattendinformationalsessionsattheAlumniCenter,learningaboutLongwood'spast, presentandfuture,andseeingfirsthandhowdearlyLongwoodvaluesitsalumni.

Faculty and Staffwillhaveabeautifulnewvenuefordepartmentalprogramsandevents.

FarmvilleCommunityResidentsandVisitorswillformdeeperconnectionswichLongwoodastheycelebrate specialoccasionsandenjoyeventsattheAlumniCenter.

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New Partners for Education ProgramAnnounced

Intoday'sbusyworld,timeandmoneyarepreciouscommodities.So,tomake iteasierforyoutosupportLongwoodUniversity'sAnnualFund,wearepleased toannouncethetimeandmoney-savingconvenienceofdirectgivingthrough yourdebitorcreditcard-ournewPartnersforEducationProgram.

It'sSimple...JustLogOn

Whetheryouprefertogivemonthlyorquarterly,it'sassimpleasloggingontothesecureLongwoodwebsiteandenteringyourcreditcardnumber.Thebenefitsarenumerous: youcanmakeyourdonationsgofurtherbyreducing Longwood'sadministrativecosts;youcanspreadouryour giftovertimeinawaythatismostaffordableforyou;and mostimportantly,wewillbeabletocountonyourgiftand planmosteffectivelythebestwayforittobenefitourstudentsandfaculty.

EnrollToday

Toenrollinourrecurringgiftprogram,simplyvisitour websiteat:www.longwood.edu/advancementandclickon MakeaGiftThereisnosetamountrequired,andyoumay changetheamountofyourgiftorsuspendyourdonationat anytime.Thebestpartisthatyouwillfeelgoodknowing thatyouhavemadeaspecialcommitmenttosupport LongwoodUniversity.

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CallingAllYoungAlumni GetInvolved!

MissingLongwood?Whetheryougraduatedin1998or2008(oranywherein between),youareconsideredoneofLongwood'sYoungAlumniandwewantyou togetinvolved...Therearenowmorewaysthanever...Youcan:

* Helpusplananalumnieventinyourarea;

* Becomea"fan"oftheLongwoodAlumniFacebookpage;

*AddusasafriendonMySpace;

*AttendoneofoureventsthroughouttheState;

* ComebacktocampusforatourandseewhatishappeninginFarmville;

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Kerstin Soderlund

Appointed Dean ofStudents

Dr.KerstinSoderlund,whohadbeenassistantdeanfor leadershipandstudentengagement,becamedeanofstudents inSeptember2007.

SoderlundcametoLongwoodinJuly2004asthedirector ofleadershipandnewstudentprogramsandwaspromoted inJuly2007toassistantdean.Shecontinues,toworkwith thestudentleadershipprogram;supervisesthedepartments ofVolunteerandService-Learning,FirstYearExperience, StudentUnionandActivities,andtheCareerCenter;and co-directstheLeadershipStudiesminor.Soderlundcochairedthe2007NationalLeadershipSymposium,a conferencesponsoredbytheNationalClearinghousefor LeadershipPrograms(NCLP)andtheNationalAssociation forCampusActivities,andwillco-chairnextyear's Symposium.TheNCLPisanationalorganizationof leadershipeducators,includingfacultyandstudentaffairs personnel,basedattheUniversityofMaryland.The SymposiumisheldeveryJulyattheUniversityofRichmond.

BeforecomingtoLongwood,shedirectedtheHansen StudentCenterandstudentleadershipdevelopmentat QuinnipiacUniversityinConnecticutfortwoyearsandwas assistantandthenassociatedeanofstudentsduringafouryearstintatColby-SawyerCollegeinNewHampshire. Shealsohasbeendirectorofstudentactivitiesat

ManhattanvilleCollegeinNewYorkandassistantdirector forprogrammingatDouglassCollegeofRutgersUniversity inNewJersey.AsadoctoralstudentattheUniversityof Virginia,sheheldvariouspositionsinstudentaffairs.

ShereplacesDr.LauraBayless,nowdeanofstudentsatSt. Mary'sCollegeofMaryland.-K.B.

Poster Recognized with UCDAAward and Placement in Graphis DesignAnnual 2008

TheDesignMatters!TMPoster,printedatLongwood University,wasrecognizedwithbothaUniversity &CollegeDesignersAssociation(UCDA)Awardof Excellenceandplacementin GraphisDesign Annual2008.

TheUCDAexistsropromoteexcellenceinvisual communicationsforeducationalinstitutions.Itsannual designcompetitionisoneofthemostrigorousand selectiveintheUnitedStatesandCanada.Regardedasthe mostrespecteddesignannualintheworld, Graphishas selectedthisyear'sUCDAFoundation'sDesignMatters!™ posterforinclusioninthe Design Annual 2008. TheDesign Annual 2008 istheultimatedesigncollection,featuringthe year'smostoutstandingworkinavarietyofdisciplines.

TheUCDAFoundationisanorganizationthatsupports theUniversity&CollegeDesignersAssociationin attainingitsgoalsfordesigneducation,membereducation andcharitablesupport.

ThislimitededitionposterwasdesignedbyDomenica Genovese,partneratGCF(Baltimore),aleaderindesign foreducation.BrendaFoster,alsopartneratGCF,wrote theeloquentquoteaboutdesignthatcanbeseenonthe poster:"Ifyoudrawadottorepresentyourbrainandone torepresentyourheart,designisthelinethatconnectsthe two.Withoutdesignthereisnoconnectionbetween intellectandpassion."ThephotographusedwasbyJody Zamirowski,formerdesigndirectorattheCollegeof DuPage(Chicago).

Theprintingofthe11x17inchgicleeprintwasdone byDavidWhaley,directorofpublicationsandvisualarcs, andTimTrent,directorofprintingservices.Theterm "gicleeprint"connotesanelevationinprintmaking technology.Thequalityofthegicleeprintrivalstraditional silver-halideandgelatinprintingprocessesandis commonlyfoundinmuseums,artgalleries,and photographicgalleries.-D.W

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Longwood Honoredwith Public RelationsAwards

LongwoodUniversityteamedupwithitsagencyCRT/tanaka to win sixmajorawardsatthe60thAnnualVirginiaPublicRelationsAwards banquetheldinRichmondlastsummerattheJeffersonHotel,along withaNationalSilverAnvilAwardfromthePublicRelationsSociety ofAmerica(PRSA)presentedonthesamedayinNewYorkCity.

ASilverMedallionwasawardedfor"ReputationandBrand Management"forthecurrentDiscoverthePowerinYoucampaignanda BronzeMedallionwasawardedfor"Biogs"fortheLongwoodRealLife series.BronzecertificatesofmeritwereawardedforExternalVideos: LongwoodProSeries;DirectMail:DiscoverthePowerinYoupostcards; Brochures:DiscoverthePowerinYoutabletopbrochure;andMagazines: LongwoodMagazine.

AhighlightoftheeveningwasthepresentationoftheprestigiousThomas JeffersonAwardforExcellenceinPublicRelationstoMarkRaper, chairmanandCEOofCRT/tanaka.Theaward,presentedonly17times since1975,recognizesextraordinaryachievementbyanindividual workinginpublicrelationsinthemetropolitanRichmondarea.

Thisyear'sprogramattracted124entriesfortwodivisionsofawards: Programs(Silver)andTactics(Bronze).Programsareentire communicationcampaignswhileTacticsarespecificpiecesof campaigns.Programentrieswerejudgedforresearch,planning, executionandevaluation.Tacticalentrieswerejudgedforplanningand content,creativityandquality,technicalexcellenceandresults.The judgesweremembersoftheMainePublicRelationsCouncil.

Onthenationallevel,theSilverAnvilAwardofExcellencefor "LongwoodBrandingStrategy"waspresentedtoCRT/tanaka's ChristianMunsonatthePRSANationalAwardsBanquetheldinNew YorkCityCRT/canakaalsoreceivedaSilverAnvilAwardforitswork withtheVirginiaDepartmentofSocialServices.-D.S.

BreakingNews: LongwoodAlso ReceivesTwo MMAwards

LongwoodreceivedtwoawardsforLongwoodCenterfortheVisual Arts(LCVA)publications.TheLCVAwasawardedHonorable MentionforboththeAnnualReportandfortheJackBlantonParty InvitationinthenationwidecompetitionsponsoredbytheAmerican AssociationofMuseums(AAM).TheAAMisthenationalaccrediting bodyformuseums.-D.S.

Anna Collins, '06, Recognized as Best First-YearTeacher

Collins,akindergartenteacheratRashkisElementary inChapelHill,N.C.,receivedtheDeanSmithAward forPromisingNewTeachersfromtheChapelHillCarrboroPublicSchoolsinMay2007.Rashkis,oneof 15schoolsinherdistrict,hasabout650studentsin gradespre-kindergartenthroughfive.

''.Annaisveryenthusiasticandcreativeandhasgood rapportwithparents,"saidherprincipal,Deshera Mack."Becauseshewasoneofthelastteachershired thatyear,shehadfewermaterialsthantheochers,but shedidn'tcomplain.Shewasalwaysverypositive."

ARichmondnativewhowashome-schooledthrough theeighthgrade,Collinswaspresidentofthejunior classandalsothesophomoreclassatLongwood.She wasamemberofMortarBoard,wasintheStudent GovernmentAssociationforthreeyearsandwasa memberofAlphaSigmaAlphasorority."Iattributethe award to myexcellentLongwoodprofessors,"shesaid.

Collins,wholivesinDurham,movedtoNorth CarolinaaftergraduatingfromLongwoodbecauseher fiance,McKennonShea,wasattendingDuke University'sdivinityschool.Theywillbemarriedin June2008shortlyafterhegraduates.-K.B.

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Sheri McGuire Honored with Top Award from the Virginia SBDC Network

SheriMcGuire,'91,executivedirectorofthe LongwoodSmallBusinessDevelopment Center(SBDC)network,hasbeenselected thestate'soutstandingSBDCemployee. I

InJune2007,McGuirereceivedthe2007StateStaraward fromtheVirginiaSBDCnetwork.AStateStarfromeach statewasrecognizedduringthe27thannualconferenceof theAssociationofSmallBusinessDevelopmentCenters, heldinDenver.

Asexecutivedirector,McGuireworksfromLongwood SBDC'smainoffice,ontheLongwoodcampus.Otheroffices areinSouthBoston,Martinsville,PetersburgandDanville, eachofwhichisstaffedwithadirector.

"Ourmissionistoprovideeducation,consulcingandresearch fornewandexistingsmallbusinessesinsouthernVirginia," McGuiresaid."Weserve26localitiesthroughourfiveoffices. WewereoneofthefirstSBDCsinVirginiaalongwiththe oneatJamesMadisonUniversity;bothcenterswerefounded in1989."

LastyeartheLongwoodSBDCnetworkserved457clients, provided2,937hoursofconsulcingand52training/seminar

sessions,andassisteditsclientsincreatingorretaining369 jobs.Clientsreportedtheabilitytoraiseacollective$22 millioninnewcapitalfortheirbusinessesasaresultofthe consulcingservicestheyreceived.Amongthecenter'sservices, whicharefree,arebusinessplanning,financialanalysis, marketplanningandresearch.Thenetworkisconsideredan economicdevelopmentoutreachofLongwoodUniversity.

McGuire,aMecklenburgCountynative,firstworkedatthe LongwoodSBDCasastudentinternduringthe1990-91 academicyear.ShewasamemberofPhiKappaPhinational honorsociety,wasnamedOutstandingSeniorinbusiness administrationandgraduatedsummacum laude (heronlyB wasintennis)withaB.S.inbusinessadministration.She workedattheLongwoodSBDCpart-timefromJanuary1992 toJanuary1993whenshebecamefull-time.Shelefttowork asacontrollerforacompanytheSBDChadassisted, AppomattoxRiverManufacturingCompanyofKeysville, thenreturnedaboutayearlaterasseniorbusinessanalyst in1996.Shebecameassociatedirectorin1999 anddirectorin2005

McGuire,whoearnedamaster'sdegreeinbusiness administrationfromVirginiaTechin2002,alsoteachesan entrepreneurshipcourseeverysemesterinLongwood'sCollege ofBusinessandEconomics.Herhusband,William,apartner intheFarmvilleCPAfirmofHoneycutt,Thorne&McGuire, isa1990Longwoodgraduate.-K.B.

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Lights,Camera,Action!

FournewLongwoodtelevisioncommercialsproducedby CRT/tanakapremieredoncabletelevisionstations(MTV, VH-1,FXandComedyCentral)innorthernVirginiaaspart ofanewmarketingthrustintotheWashingtonmetroarea. Thespots,starringLongwoodstudents,promotefourfacets oftheDiscoverthePowerinYoucampaign:smallclasses, personalattention,experientiallearning,andjobplacement.

To view this spot go to www.whylongwood.com/longwoodlive/ontheair.

LongwoodstudentBrandonCarterbeinginterviewedbyHunterThomas.
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Longwood Student Participates In Statewide Program for Nonprofit Leadership

LongwoodUniversityseniorBeaCornett wasoneof28collegestudentsfromacross

Virginiawhospentlastsummertrying toimprovelifeinthestate'smost impoverishedcommunity. '

Cornett,whoplansacareerinnonprofitwork,participated inthePhoenixProject'sfirstNonprofitLeadershipProgram, heldfromJune10throughAug.4inPetersburg.The students,whowerehousedatVirginiaStateUniversity,took classesforthefirstthreeweeks,thenforthenextfiveweeks didvariouscommunityprojectsformorethanrwodozen localnonprofitandmunicipalorganizations.Cornett developedamarketingplanforFortLee'sMorale,Welfare andRecreation(MWR)office,whichcoordinatesthebase's socialandrecreationalactivities.

"MypartnerandIsurveyedover800people,"saidCornett, whoreceivedinternshipcredit."Itabulatedthedataand enteredeverysurveyindividuallyintoasurveysoftware program,thendidacompletemarketingplanthattheycan useforthenextyear.OnAugust1,wedida90-minute PowerPointpresentationforArmypersonnelofficersand MWRexecutives.Afterward,awomanfromMWRtoldme theyhadthoughtaboutcontractingchisouttoaprivate firm,whichwouldhavecostchem$30,000.Theyfeltlike theygotabetterresultforfree."

ThePhoenixProject,foundedinJanuary2006,isa statewidenonprofitorganizationthatseekstoprepare undergraduateandgraduatestudentstobecome"Virginia's

nextgenerationofsocialentrepreneursandnonprofit leaders...torevitalizeeconomicallyandsociallydistressed communities."Throughouttheyear,thePhoenixProject doeseconomicandcommunitydevelopmentprojectsin Petersburg."Theprogramisaboutsocialentrepreneurship, whichiseffectingpositivesocialchange,"saidCornett. "Theclassroomworkwasincense;wewereinlecturesforsix hoursaday.IoriginallywantedtoworkfortheState Department,butafterdoingstudy-abroadtripstoChina andAfrica,IrealizedchatIwantedtodointernationalaid work.WhenIheardabouttheNonprofitLeadership Program,Iknewitwasperfectformycareerplans."

Cornettismajoringinpoliticalsciencewithaconcentration inglobalpoliticsandminoringinmusicSheischairmanof theJudicialBoard,recordingsecretaryofSigmaKappa sororityandaPeerMentor.ThedaughterofformerNavy officers,shewasborninIcelandandalsolivedinCanada andEnglandbeforemovingtoWarrentonwhenshewas14.

Herinternationaltravelshavecontinued.InMay2005,she wentonLongwood'sfirsttriptoAnhuiUniversityinChina, withwhichLongwoodhasapartnership,andshehasbeen onrwoLongwoodtripstoAfrica:MaliinDecember2005January2006andNigerinJanuary2007.InDecembershe returnedtoAfrica,toBenin,onatripsponsoredbythe CouncilonLearningLiberalArtsthroughGlobalEducation, whosefounderisaformerLongwoodhistoryprofessor, Dr.GeoffreydeLaforcade,wholedtherwoprevioustrips. "Webuiltacommunitycenter,"shesaidofthetrip toBenin.-KB.

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RecentPublicationsbyLongwoodFaculty,Staff,Students&Alumni

SandstonVirginia:TheFirstTwenty-fiveYears

CommissionedbytheFoundersClubofSandston,thebookusespersonalmemories andvintagephotographstodescribehowthecommunityjusteastofRichmondgrew fromitsoriginsofWorldWarI-erabungalows,withemphasisontheperiod1921-46 Evans,aSandstonnativewholivesinNewOrleanswithasecondhomeinLunenburg County,taughthighschoolEnglishfor32yearsinVirginia,SouthCarolinaand Louisiana.Shehaspublishedacollectionofteachingstrategies,numerousarticlesin professionaljournals,sevenfamilyhistoriesandmorethan100volumesofabstracts ofearlyVirginiarecords,forwhichshereceivedaVirginiaRecordsAwardin1995from theVirginiaGenealogicalSocietyEvans,whohasamaster'sdegreefromTulane University,receivedLongwood'sAlumniAchievementAwardin2000.Published byBrynFfjliaidPublications,hardcover, 272 pages.

Dread:TheFirstBookofPandemonium andGameWritingHandbook

byRafaelChandler,'oo,LongwoodAlumnus

Dreadisatabletoprole-playinggameofmodernhorror-action.Created,designed andwrittenbyChandler,Dreadissetinaworldofblackmagic,demonicpossessionand gun-totingexorcistswhooperateoutsidethelaw.PublishedbyNeop/,asticPress,softcover, 280 pages.

TheGameWritingHandbookisatechnicalmanualthatexplainstheprocess ofwritingvideogames,fromconcepttopostmortem,withinformationoncreating storylines,writingdialogue,directingvoiceactorsandproducingcinematicsequences Chandler,ofCary,N.C.,isafreelancevideogamewriterandcreativedirectorofMedia Sunshine,avideogamedevelopmentstudio.Ascontributortomorethan35games, hisarticlesongamewritinganddesignhaveappearedinseveralpublications,andheis apublishedauthorofhorrorfiction.PublishedbyCharlesRiverMedia,softcover, 295pages.

YourLibraryGoesVirtual

byAudreyChurch,M.S.,93,InstructorICoordinatoroftheSchoolLibrary MediaProgram,andLongwoodAlumna

Thisstep-by-stepguideisforchoseexploringtheconceptofvirtualschool librariesandthosewhowanttoenhanceandexpandtheirownvirtuallibrary. Itsummarizesthelatestinformationaboutstudentandteacheruseofelectronic resourcesandaddressesvirtualschoollibrariesinthecontextofprogram administration,informationaccessanddelivery,andlearningandteaching. ChurchalsoistheauthorofLeverageYourLiteracyProgramtoRaiseTestScores andisapastpresidentoftheVirginiaEducationalMediaAssociation.Published byLinworthPublishing,softcover, r20 pages.

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Colonel Jayne Carson, '80 Addresses Graduates

ColonelJayneCarson,UnitedStatesArmy,Retired,isa1980Longwoodgraduate andamemberofLongwood'sfirstclassofROTCCadets.ShehasbeenacareerArmyofficer servinginleadershippositionsfromplatoonleadertobrigadecommanderandhasbeen stationedinSouthKorea,Germany,BosniaandmultiplelocationsintheUnitedStates. Col.Carsonalsoservedinanumberofimportantstaffassignments,and,asacaptain, returnedtoLongwoodtoteachROTC.HerlastassignmentwasatFortLee,aschiefofstaff oftheU.S.ArmyCombinedArmsSupportCommand.SheholdsB.S.andM.S.degrees inphysicaleducationfromLongwoodUniversityandaMaster'sofStrategicStudiesfromthe UnitedStatesArmyWarCollege,Carlisle,Pa.HerdecorationsincludetheLegionofMerit, theDefenseMeritoriousServiceMedalandtheAirborneBadge.Col.Carsoniscurrently pursuingacareerinlogisticswhilelivinginNorthernVirginia.

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