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Through our distinctive Civitae Core Curriculum, Longwood University challenges students to become engaged citizens, value different perspectives, and think critically. In addition, they realize their purpose and potential with the help of caring faculty, real-world learning opportunities, and our diverse and close-knit Lancer community.

Scholar Student

Moton Legacy Scholarship recipient James Bennet ’21 has already demonstrated his dedication to helping others learn. He has served as a peer mentor and participated in Longwood’s “Call Me MISTER Program,” which aims to increase the number of male teachers in Virginia. A future educator, James looks forward to inspiring his own students.

Learn more about James’ inspiring moment

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Haleigh Pannell ’20 was the first woman of color elected as Longwood’s Student Government Association president. Inspired by her role, her goal now is to continue in public service by earning a Ph.D. in social policy.

Learn more about Haleigh’s winning moment

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The G.A.M.E. (Greatest Athletic March Event), when Longwood students march through Farmville showing off their Lancer pride, is just one of several annual events during which students make lasting connections.

Learn more about other moments at the G.A.M.E.

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Known for their star quality, Sadie Hodges and Cecil Hayes were selected to emcee Senior Toast, a popular annual event when seniors and alumni come together to reflect, share laughs, and celebrate.

Learn more about moments at last year’s Senior Toast

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Inspired by her grandmother, Kendall Tignor ’15 became interested in improving healthcare for seniors. Participating in a Longwood study aimed at helping nurses communicate more effectively with elderly patients—and presenting her research abroad—equipped Kendall for her career in geriatric nursing.

Learn more about Kendall’s life-changing research

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Microbiology and art students joined forces to develop a new kind of interdisciplinary project. By combining bioluminescent microbes with individual creativity, they crafted glowing designs in petri dishes. It’s this kind of collaboration that helps Longwood students become multidimensional thinkers.

Learn more about moments of collaboration between disciplines