Message from the president

My father, grandfather and countless other Falwells throughout history lived amazing lives as entrepreneurs. They built businesses and buildings from scratch and created institutions that impacted our city, state and nation. With Liberty University students now coming from and going to the four corners of the earth, the entrepreneurial legacy of my father lives on through our graduates and their […]

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Penning the story

A  long, silver Chinese dragon slithers along the exotic Koa wood, and its jaw stretches open, ready to spit angry flames. Scales and horns coat a dragon’s back, which glide down the wood in a zig-zag motion until its tail curls at the end. Liberty University senior John Cramer Jr. thought the Chinese design would look beautiful on a writing […]

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A bridge to the future

Liberty University’s degree in entrepreneurship has inspired the tight-knit group of students who earn the degree every year to change their communities and empower others to use their God-given abilities. Sara Kindt is a senior entrepreneurship student, but she came to Liberty with a different major in mind.  “(There) was kind of a heart change of what I wanted to […]

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We the storytellers

Entrepreneur: one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. —Merriam-Webster While authors are not typically thought of as entrepreneurs, many are self-started and self-supported, offering their stories as their products to the public. TARYN AZIMOV After reading a book about the Holocaust soon after graduating high school, senior journalism student Taryn Azimov traveled to Jordan […]

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Breanna Decker: A real student success story

While most college students struggle with finding a balance between school, work and a social life, Liberty University Family and Consumer Sciences and Education student Breanna Decker has learned over the years to balance school work and a social life while helping plan close to 40 weddings over the course of four years. Decker developed her passion for event planning […]

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A biblical approach to business

Brian Morris spent his entire 40-year career in the business world helping upstart businesses open new franchises and troubleshoot problems. Now, he does the same work, but for free. Morris is one of the mentors in the Incubator program with Liberty University’s Center for Entrepreneurship. Like many of the mentors, he is paired with a Liberty student who has a business […]

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Incubator program raises up future entrepreneurs

Graduate communications student Hannah Leigh Thompson developed the idea of creating a baby clothing line called Llamas and Lullabies last spring while working on a graphic design project where she had to create and brand a store. Now, as a member of Liberty’s Spark! Incubator program, that simple idea is closer to fruition. Liberty’s Spark! Incubator is an eight-week entrepreneurship […]

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Facing the challenges to owning a business

Freedom to work where they want.  A flexible schedule.  For many who desire their own business, the benefits are obvious. Being their own boss sounds like a dream. But much more goes into small businesses than first meets the eye. Alexandru Barker, who started a videography business while still working full time as a police officer, experienced some of those […]

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Local women embrace entrepreneurial spirit

Hidden from the road by thick woods, photographer Liz Cook captures portraits in her bright, scenic home studio in Forest, Virginia. “I don’t know that I was dissatisfied with the corporate world as much as … I just never embraced it. I just never felt like I fit into it,” Cook said. “I’ve definitely always worked harder when I’m working […]

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Falwell family, David Nasser go incognito to serve students in the Rot

Former CIA Chief of Disguise, Jonna Mendez, visited Liberty’s Convocation April 24. Mendez used her skills to disguise Jerry Falwell, Becki Falwell and David Nasser as dining hall workers. They had a mission to serve students in the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall at Sparky’s Cantina, with the goal of remaining unrecognized. No one saw through their disguises.  Photos Provided  InCognito— David […]

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Liberty Champion Staff Place in Multiple Press Competitions

The Liberty Champion and several of its staff and writers have won several awards in three competitions – the Evangelical Press Association Awards, the American Scholastic Press Association Awards and the Baptist Communicators Association’s 54th Annual BCA Awards Competition. In the EPA Awards, the Champion received an Award of Merit for its digital version of the campus paper. Palm Beach […]

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Liberty Champion staff and alumni place in 2017 VPA awards

Staff members and a writer at the Liberty Champion and have won four awards from the Virginia Press Association’s 2017 News and Editorial Contest, while four Liberty alumni have taken home several more awards. Jack Panyard, Erin Covey and Will Young took home the first-place award in the “Headline Writing” category. The winning headlines were “This auto be fixed,” “An […]

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