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Inspired by her grandmother, student joins new geriatric nursing study

Kendall Tignor '15 finds inspiration for her undergraduate research in her grandmother as she prepares to become a nurse.

Kendall Tignor sees her future in her grandmother’s eyes.

"I look at her and I want to help people like her," says the Longwood University nursing student. "As I’m entering the nursing profession, it’s becoming clear that geriatric care is a field that needs more attention—people like my grandmother need help to communicate and understand their care."

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Grow by Degrees

Longwood University endorses the Grow By Degrees campaign launched on June 22 by the Virginia Business Higher Education Council (VBHEC). The goal of the program is to promote economic growth in Virginia through higher education.
 

With Good Reason

"With Good Reason" (WGR) is Virginia's first and only statewide public radio program featuring interviews with outstanding faculty members at Virginia's public colleges and universities on topics of interest to the general public. The pre-recorded, half-hour NPR program normally features two faculty members from two different institutions. With Good Reason is funded by the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium and produced and sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy in Charlottesville.