As we say goodbye to 2015, here are just a few (of the many) memorable social media posts from the Longwood community over the past year. Enjoy.
1. VP Debate Buzz
From the impromptu celebration on Beale Plaza to the news teams that arrived on campus, Longwood’s selection as the site of the only Vice Presidential Debate of the 2016 election was the talk of the town!
2. Ty Pennington Crashes Commencement
They brought the energy, that’s for sure! In the middle of renovating downtown’s iconic Walker’s Diner with brothers from Theta Chi, Food Network stars Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag rallied support after commencement for the big project.
3. Wheeler Through the Seasons
Wheeler Mall is often one of the first places our students step foot on campus during their admissions tour and it’s where they take their last steps as students at commencement.
4. Big South Champs #GoWood
That’s right: Longwood softball took home the title! Go Lancers!
5. Sunrise, Sunset
The beauty of our campus is on full display at sunrise and sunset… and any other time, really.
6. Legacy Locks
You can throw away the key—these locks will be around for generations to come. In a new tradition, seniors and alumni attached their own locks to a fence on campus, and each year seniors will add theirs as their time on campus comes to an end.
7. Live from French Hall, it’s Saturday Night!
Longwood’s new $1.4 million two-story TV studio gives comm studies students a chance to learn on the same equipment as the pros. We just hope they don’t have too much fun with that green screen!
8. Food on Wheels
Ask and you shall receive. Longwood’s Dining Services brought the food to Beale Plaza this year for hungry students to grab a bite on the go or just have a change of pace from D-Hall! Despite the wheels, looks like it’s here to stay!
9. Monumental NY Times Spread
Professor Michael Mergen’s thought-provoking photography collection of Civil War monuments caught the attention of the New York Times Magazine, which ran a spread of his work in the Oct. 18 edition.
10. Virginia Children’s Book Festival
In its second year, the Virginia Children’s Book Festival brought award-winning children’s authors and illustrators to campus and about 2,500 children.
11. Students Making a Difference
Our students continued to show what citizen leadership looks like. Throughout the year social media posts like this one displayed students’ willingness to get out in the community and make a real difference.
12. Alumni Citizen Leaders
Our alumni also showed how they take citizen leadership beyond graduation.
13. A New Home for Alumni
14. #Longwood19 Travels the World
The incoming freshman class took their orientation T-shirts across the globe to show they are already Lancers for Life!
15. Real Research
Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.