Welcome Class of 2023

IMG_8948 Kelli Carter ~ Staff Writer

On Aug. 23 and 24, 2019 over 400 first year students moved into the University of Lynchburg. They seemed to be so eager to see what this year has in store for them, while their parents tried to hold back tears, seeing their children now taking the first steps to become an adult. 

     Olivia Potelli, a first year student, is hoping to become a nursing major and is excited to meet new people and start a new chapter in her life. While talking to Potelli, she seemed happy to be at the University of Lynchburg and she kept smiling. Potelli said, “I really cannot wait to get to know my class. I like meeting new people and I talk a lot so that might come in handy.” 

     Becky Defino, another first year student, and her mother, Allison Defino, are also excited to see what this year has in store. Becky said, “I am really excited to meet new people and new friends.” Her mom said, “She is going to grow with her sister, Abbie Defino, who is a senior and goes here, as well…and we are looking forward to a great year.” 

     Both Defino and Potelli are excited to settle down and call this place home. Both already know what they want to major in, and with a supportive community like Lynchburg, they can most definitely succeed in the field that they choose.

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