PRSSA Honors President Garren


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PRSSA students presenting President Garren with an appreciation gift.

Emily Russell ~ Guest Writer

Lynchburg VA – April 15, 2019 – University of Lynchburg Public Relations Student Society of America honors President Garren’s contributions during his time as University President.

Recently, President Garren announced that his reign as University President would be coming to an end after the 2019-2020 school year. After hearing his retirement announcement, members of the Lynchburg PRSSA decided to honor President Garren and his dedication to the university over the past 19 years.

Four PRSSA students visited Garren in his office on behalf of the organization to present him with a gift of appreciation. “President Garren has been a vital part of the Lynchburg community for the past two decades, and without him our institution would not be as successful as it is today,” said PRSSA President Dominic Butler.

The students of PRSSA presented Garren with a framed print featuring the map of the City of Lynchburg, as well as his years of service.

The Public Relations Student Society of America is a professional organization that connects students with Public Relations professionals, internship opportunities, and allows them to build relationships with students obtaining similar career goals.

The University of Lynchburg PRSSA is led by President Dominic Butler and Faculty Advisor Dr. Jeremy Langett. PRSSA is open to all students who are interested in joining. In order to be a PRSSA member, students must pay annual dues of $65. For more information please contact Dr. Langett at

New Exhibit at the Daura

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Anna – Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

On Monday, April 22, 2019, The Rockbridge Group: Masters Along the Maury opened at the Daura Gallery. It is student-curated, designed, and installed by Teresa Gunter, Whitney Grim, Christine Moore, Emma Noe, Grace Rogansky, and Will Tharp. It is also the capstone for MST 302: Museum Exhibitions.

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Erika McLeod, LHSN’s Newest Addition

Caroline Wilkerson ~ Copy Editor

For the 2018-2019 school year, Erika McLeod has served as the assistant director for Lynchburg Hornets Sports Network (LHSN).

McLeod stated, “I direct the In Game Promotions and Fan Engagement; within this entity I handle the sports marketing by going out and connecting with local businesses and offer them an opportunity to sponsor our sporting events. I provide the entertainment during half time by hosting a contests for fans to participate in. I also host the Daily Buzz on Tuesdays, and have been the emcee for different campus events such as the Lynchburg Talent Show, the Faculty and Staff Holiday Party, and others. I produce feature stories that air on the Daily Buzz.”

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Your Newest SGA President, Davion Washington

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Photo taken from Davion Washington’s Instagram

Caroline Wilkerson ~ Copy Editor

On April 11, 2019 at 1:48 p.m., an email was sent to the University of Lynchburg student body announcing the SGA elections results for 2019/2020. Davion Washington, formerly director of public relations, was announced as the new SGA president, defeating Nathaniel Pierce, former vice president of External Affairs. It was also announced that Seiya Nomura is the new vice president of Internal Affairs, and Darian Geddis, vice president of External Affairs.

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More Track & Field in the Record Books


2019 University of Lynchburg Softball Senior Class posing for a photo.  From left to right in the photo stands Brittany Coffey, Taylor Mabry, MacKenzie Chitwood, and Taylor Belknap.  Photo retrieved from the Lynchburg Sports Website and taken by a member of the Lynchburg Sports Network Staff.

Caitlin Dorsch ~ Copy Desk Chief

On Monday, April. 15, 2019, the 19th ranked University of Lynchburg softball team competed in their final home game matches of the regular season. On this senior day, the team competed in two back-to-back games against Eastern Mennonite University, another Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) team.  The seniors celebrated during this match from the Lady Hornet side were pitcher Taylor Belknap, infielder Taylor Mabry, infielder MacKenzie Chitwood, and catcher Brittany Coffey. The team defeated Eastern Mennonite University in both games by a score of 8 to 3 in the first game and a score of 7 to 2 in the second game.  The seniors really come out with intensity in these games and played a big part of their team win. Chitwood got four hits, scoring two home runs, and Mabry scored three times on the day.

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