Giving back


By Rachael Graf Alumna serves needy in Tampa community Since graduating in 2012, Ashley McAlpin has been busy. The former graduate student assistant for the Liberty Champion graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in May 2012, and then spent two years in Liberty’s graduate program, where she earned her …

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Alumna pursues music

farewell — Liberty alumna Jane Marczewski sang at the Canvas in Lynchburg and said goodbye to her fans before leaving Lynchburg for Nashville, Tennessee. Photo credit: Lauren Adriance

Marczewski performs final concert in Lynchburg to thank fans for support It is hard for Jane Marczewski to walk through the Liberty University campus without being recognized. For the Liberty alumna who graduated in 2013, these last moments in Lynchburg are more than simple hellos or a stroll through campus. …

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Finish strong

Catherine Hardee enjoys success With her buzzer in hand, Liberty University alumna Catherine Hardee took on the opportunity to win big bucks Sept. 23 as she played her first round on the television game show, “Jeopardy!” After exhausting all of the questions her first day, Hardee’s winnings came to $12,401 …

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Alumna takes runner-up spot

Royalty— Courtney Garret is now debt-free after obtaining $65,000 in scholarships. Photo credit: Joel Coleman

After months of preparation, Courtney Paige Garrett, a 2014 graduate of Liberty University and Miss Virginia 2014, heard her name called after every cut, from 53 to 16, 12, 10 and 5, and finally took the first runner-up spot in the Miss America pageant Sunday, Sept. 14. During the course […]

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Changing the game

MOTIVATED — Tori Utley attributes her success to God and her studies at Liberty. Photo provided

Forbes honors Liberty graduate as one in a thousand Forbes will honor Liberty University graduate student and alumna Tori Utley as one of its 1,000 rising “game changers” at its Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia Oct. 19-22. According to the Forbes website, this first Under 30 Summit is estimated to …

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Alumna to hold book signing

Stroke survivor, author Delanie Stephenson details her miraculous recovery in “The Calm Before the Storm” Delanie Stephenson had just returned home when it started to happen. She had just begun to clean out her van when she became extremely nauseated, and the headache she had fought for almost a week …

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Alumna excels as ESPN sportscaster

on Camera — Ponder hosts “College Football Live” at Clemson with David Pollack (middle) and Desmond Howard (right). Photo provided

Since graduating in 2009, Samantha Ponder has gained national fame while reporting on college sports Liberty University graduate Samantha Ponder wasted no time in climbing the ranks of the sports broadcasting world. After reporting for the Flames Sports Network (now the Liberty Flames Sports Network) during her senior year of …

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