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Heart of a Healer

  Monday, July 17, 2017
— Veterinary care provides unique challenges, given the ways an animal’s body responds differently to ailments compared to humans. Yet these are challenges Justin Hansford ’16 feels equipped to conquer at the Virginia-Maryland ...

Given the Green Light

  Monday, June 26, 2017
— In the 17 years since leaving Christopher Newport with her English degree, Casey Johnson (’00) has exemplified a life of significance with her contributions to the GreenLight Fund, a venture philanthropy firm based in Boston. Venture ...

All His World’s a Stage

  Friday, June 16, 2017
— A dedicated theater major since first stepping foot on campus, Christopher Embrey (15’) now forges ahead with his promising acting career. “When I was younger my favorite movie was the 1982 version of ...

Alumna Wins Teaching Excellence Award

  Wednesday, March 29, 2017
— DaShawn White '10 is the winner of the ETHOS Excellence Award from Success Academy Charter Schools, a network of 41 free public K-12 schools in New York City that enrolls 14,000 students, primarily low-income children of color. The ETHOS award ...

Serving Through Song

  Thursday, March 09, 2017
— While most students typically spend four years in college, Drew Poplin ’16 has been on campus for a large part of his life. “My mother, brother and sister all went to CNU at the same time while I was in ...

Collin Davis '16 Gets Feet Wet at Bahamas Shark Lab

  Monday, February 20, 2017
— Below is an excerpt of a blog post written by Collin Davis and published on the Bimini Biological Field Station (BBFS) blog. Davis graduated in 2016 with a bachelor of science in biology. You can read his entire post at the link below. Splash! ...

Building the Future – Today

  Thursday, February 16, 2017
— When Jay Epstein graduated from Christopher Newport in 1976, it was still a branch of the College of William & Mary, and was a commuter college until the first residence hall was built in the 1990s. The larger campus transformation began a ...

Philosophy Alum to Publish Paper

  Friday, October 21, 2016
— Jacqueline Thornley ’13 will have her senior seminar paper in philosophy published by Dialogue, the journal of Phi Sigma Tau, the international philosophy honor society. Her article is titled, “More Than We Can Chew: The True ...

The Intersection of Theater and the Sciences

  Thursday, October 20, 2016
— Christopher Newport’s commitment to the liberal arts and sciences prepared Danielle Hartman ’07 to explore her passions in unique ways. A member of the Honors Program, Hartman double-majored in English, with a writing ...

Alumni Society Award – Dr. Andrew Falk

  Thursday, October 20, 2016
— Collaboration with students motivates and inspires Dr. Andrew Falk’s teaching and scholarship. “I look at teaching and mentoring as very collaborative,” he explains of his approach. “Teaching is often ...

Brewer Named National Bonner Fellow

  Thursday, October 20, 2016
— Brad Brewer ’02, Director of the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Christopher Newport, has been named a National Bonner Fellow for the Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation. This fellowship seeks to leverage and support ...

Captains Spotlight: Ben Watkins

  Thursday, October 20, 2016
— During his days playing hoops for Christopher Newport, Ben Watkins ’16 contributed to the Captains’ success as both a player and a student assistant coach. He assumed the latter role from 2013–15 while working his ...

The Composer

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  Music
— Dr. Chris Lamb ’11 and Steven Brindle ’10 go way back. Both were music majors at the same time, and both played off each other as they developed as music professionals: Lamb composing and Brindle conducting. The latter ...

The Maestro

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  Music
— When Fort Monroe was built in the 19th century, it was a key part of the coastal defenses of the young American nation. Though its role changed over time, “Freedom’s Fortress” has always been a landmark in the ...

Of the Highest Caliber

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— Never forget your roots. For Robert Green Jr. ’74, that sentiment has defined a professional journey that began in college. “Christopher Newport embraced me and gave me an opportunity to go to school,” he says. ...

Coding Coast to Coast

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— It’s a long way from the farmland of Fauquier County, Virginia, to metro Los Angeles, but it’s the road Mandy Rogers ’10 has taken since her days growing up in that bucolic setting west of Washington, ...

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— Not only are small businesses breaking new ground in today’s business world, they also have a new ally: crowdfunding websites. These sites, such as Kickstarter and GoFundMe, have allowed anyone with a marketable idea to have the online ...

A Passion for Politics

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— Late this summer Carolina Hurley (’14) began serving as director of television for the Republican National Committee (RNC). In this role she pitches RNC staff, surrogates and content to TV producers, reporters and anchors to garner ...

The Systems Thinker

  Monday, February 01, 2016
— Although it was just six years ago that Dr. Willy Donaldson first stood in front of a Christopher Newport classroom, he has been a fixture in the local business community for more than 30 years. He’s been CEO of eight companies and run ...

The Language of Family

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— As one often hears, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Just ask Judy Montgomery Hicks. Her passion for all things German inspired her teaching of the language at various Virginia schools, including Denbigh High in Newport News ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: On Honor

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— I still remember the nerves I felt sitting in the Community of Scholars Convocation, the freshman welcome ceremony. I recall intently watching the faculty members adorned in academic regalia as they filed into the hall, wondering which ones I ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: On Service

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— My parents always enforced the value and necessity of helping others. From a young age I not only enjoyed service but felt I could make an impact. When I heard about the Bonner Service Scholars Program, I had found my way. Launched in 1989 at ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: On Leadership

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— As a 17-year-old boy in the rural town of Hardyville, Virginia, I viewed my capacity to change the world in a limited light. Although I was intrigued by international diplomacy and history, the world outside of small-town baseball, roaming the ...

Captains Spotlight: Jerry Brown

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— A four-year member of the Captains football team from Emporia, Jerry Brown (’15) attended Greensville County High School where he played his sport of choice. Named team MVP his senior year there, he graduated salutatorian of his ...

A Life of Purpose

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— Elise Sjogren '11 loves teaching third grade at an American school for Palestinian children in East Jerusalem. “We use American curriculum and English instruction, but our students are all native Arabic-speaking Palestinians,” ...
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