In an email sent on Oct. 22, 2019, it was announced to some Westover fellows that Professor Tracy Lee Simmons had left the University.
The email from Edward DeClair, the dean of the Westover Honors Program said, “Professor Simmons has left the institution and you will have a new instructor for HONR 110 starting on Friday of this week. […] I am confident that the new instructors will provide you with a quality educational experience.”
Westover Weekend is just around the corner. Beginning on Friday, the campus will be filled with alumni ranging in age from their early sixties to—well, never matter. The Westover Society, which is composed of the College’s senior graduates, and this year the Class of 1969 will hold its Fiftieth Reunion. Dr. Robert Whitmore and I were the sponsors of this remarkable group of alumni. Unfortunately, Bob, who was a member of the Class of 1959, died several years ago.
On July 1st, 2018, the Westover Honors Program followed the University of Lynchburg’s initiative and underwent a name change, rebranding itself as the Westover Honors College.
Information regarding the change has remained foggy. With a singular twitter post from the Westover Honors College account regarding the change and no outside news coverage, details are mainly spread via word-of-mouth. This unfortunate circumstance has kept some of those enrolled in the Westover Honors College in the dark about the change. Read more
Saturday, Oct. 21, was Lynchburg College’s homecoming weekend and to honor that, the Westover Honors Society brought Kevin Scott back to LC to speak at a luncheon to the Westover Fellows. Scott was also honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the Homecoming Awards Gala on Friday, Oct. 20. Read more
Last weekend, the weather was unpredictable at best with threats of downpours, thunder, lightning and even the promise of dime-sized hail. Despite all the forecasts of foul weather, the staff of the Alumni Office was able to create a memorable three-day event for the members of the Westover Society who were in reunion.
The classes of ‘52, ‘57, ‘62 and ‘67 gathered to reconnect with old friends and remember classmates who are no longer here. Needless to say, the smallest group was celebrating the 65th anniversary of their graduation, and the largest their 50th. Read more