Photo Album Archive
A Night to Remember
It was a Saturday night to remember as friends and donors gathered to bid a fond farewell to President Patricia Cormier and First Gent Raymond Cormier on April 17 in Blackwell Hall.
A Presidential Presence
Dr. Patricia P. Cormier, the 24th president of Longwood University, welcomes Dr. Christopher B. Howard, the 24th president of Hampden-Sydney College, during a reception held for Dr. Howard in Lancaster Hall. Dr. Howard assumed his duties on July 1 of this year (2009).
The Future's so Bright...
Dr. Cormier predicts a bright future for members of the inaugural class of Longwood nursing students during a fall reception sponsored by Centra Southside Community Hospital at the train station in Farmville.
The Cousteau Connection
President Cormier welcomed Céline Cousteau, international project coordinator for the Ocean Futures Society, to Wygal Hall for a lecture as part of Longwood's EarthFest Celebration in April. Cousteau's lecture, "People and the Natural World: An Exploration of Connections," included video and photographs of her recent expeditions to the Amazon jungles and Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Cousteau is the daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau.
Author David Baldacci on campus
Best-selling author David Baldacci is joined by Longwood President Patricia Cormier and former Longwood President William Dorrill during a reception for the author in the Greenwood Library. Mr. Baldacci's appearance on campus was sponsored by the Friends of the Library and included a presentation to a large and enthusiastic audience in Wygal Auditorium.
Three Longwood Lancer teams honored during JMU halftime
Longwood University President Dr. Patricia P. Cormier congratulates winning teams.
Start 'em young, raise 'em right
President Cormier and the First Gent check out the new Lowe's in Farmville along with their eight-month-old grandson, Levi Joseph Cuevas, who hopefully will be in the Longwood Class of 2030. Levi and his mom, Madelaine Cormier Cuevas, were visiting recently from their home in the West Palm area of Florida.
First Graduate Student Honored
Mrs. Louise Clifton Walton Morris (left) was recognized as the first graduate to receive a master's degree from Longwood in 1956. Mrs. Morris, shown with Dr. Patricia Cormier, was an honored guest at a reception held for the 164 master's graduates in the Class of 2006 on May 13. Graduates were given a special medallion commemorating the 50th anniversary of graduate studies at Longwood. Mrs. Morris was an elementary teacher in the Lynchburg and Hampton schools for nearly 30 years and currently resides in Hampton, VA.
Ruffner Hall Now Open
Senator John H. Chichester (R-28) joined Dr. Cormier for the official ribbon cutting ceremony during the rededication of Ruffner Hall on 23 April 2005.
A Gathering of Leaders
Dr. Patricia Cormier and Barry Case, Rector of the Longwood University Board of Visitors, were joined by Senator George Allen following his address to the Class of 2005 during Commencement in which 801 graduates received bachelor's degrees and another 129 were awarded master's degrees--the largest graduating class in Longwood history. Senator Allen, who was Virginia governor from 1994 to 1998 and served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1983 to 1991, representing the seat once held by Thomas Jefferson, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. The honorary degree was conferred "in recognition of his leadership and service to the Commonwealth of Virginia."
Meet the Press
Dr. Patricia Cormier, president of Longwood University, stands with students as she is interviewed by Channel 13 news of Lynchburg at the Rotunda Dome "Topping Off" ceremony.
Recruiting the Class of 2020
Dr. Patricia Cormier, President of Longwood University and First Gent Raymond Cormier, Visiting Professor of French, entertained some potential Longwood alums on campus recently. Pictured, from left to right, are Flora, Marius, and Margot Van Laar from Holland. Their parents, Drs. Jacob and Sandra Van Laar, are longtime friends of the Cormiers and are on assignment in Bethesda for a two-year posting at the National Institutes of Health.
President Vicente Fox Visits Richmond
Drs. Raymond and Patricia Cormier met former Mexican President Vicente Fox and his wife, Marta, following President Fox's presentation at The Richmond Forum on November 3. Fox, who served as president of Mexico from 2000-2006, lectures frequently in the U.S. and Canada on Mexican politics, international affairs, and his vision of a North America united in free trade.
Longwood Landings Nears Completion
Dr. Patricia Cormier, president of Longwood University; Richard Park, owner of Pinnacle Construction; and Jesse James, employee of Pinnacle, are raised in the lift bucket to place the flag near the top of Longwood Landings Building 1.
In support of Governor Mark Warner’s dedication to post-secondary education for all Virginia citizens and to demonstrate Longwood University’s commitment to and interest in community college graduates, Longwood has signed a guaranteed admission agreement with 18 of Virginia’s community colleges and will sign agreements with five other community colleges by the end of summer. Dr. Cormier and Dr. Gary L. Rhodes, president of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, seal the agreement with a handshake.
On the Documentary Trail
Longwood President Patricia Cormier was recently interviewed for a video documentary regarding the new Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail. The documentary should air in the near future on PBS.
Hail to Major Hale
Major Tim Hale, Class of 1989, received the President's Distinguished Service Award, for his Longwood web log about the War in Iraq and Operation Iraqi Freedom.