Liberty Club Golf Captures 9th at Nationals

In 2014, the Liberty University club golf program started out as just another club hoping to connect students with the mutual interest in the sport. Now, three years later, the club golf team is already competing against top schools like the University of Georgia, University of Alabama and Stanford University in the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA). The Liberty […]

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Then vs. Now

Once a small and private campus, Liberty University has flourished into a school with a world-wide reach. Since 2007, the university has witnessed a variety of changes regarding the appearance of campus, the addition of academic programs and the transition of leadership. Nonetheless, Liberty has stayed consistent to Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr.’s original vision while still making the necessary improvements […]

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Dr. Falwell as a father

When Jonathan Falwell was unanimously voted by thousands of Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC) members to succeed Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. as a  senior pastor just weeks after his father’s passing, Jonathan Falwell made the congregation a promise that would have made his father proud: If his new role ever came between him and his family, he would “quit in […]

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Financial freedom found

In the past 10 years since the death of Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr., Liberty University has significantly bolstered its economic status and diversified its investment portfolio to make it one of the most economically-sound universities in the nation. Enlarged revenue streams and strong year-to-year financial gains from investments continue to improve Liberty’s bond rating and increase donor confidence. The most […]

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Conversation with Doc

Women’s volleyball coach Shane Pinder recalls a memorable interaction with Jerry Falwell Sr. “I could talk about Dr. Falwell for hours if we had time. He loved kids, and he loved reaching people with the gospel. I was never in a moment with him where I saw him interacting with people that within a few moments he didn’t make them […]

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Taking it to the highest level

Few universities in the country can say they have experienced the level of growth that Liberty University has seen over the last 10 years — particularly when it comes to the field of athletics. That exponential growth is in large part due to the leadership of Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr., who became president of the university 10 years ago […]

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Staying true to our roots

Liberty University has gone from a small and struggling college to a widely-recognized establishment in less than 50 years. Numerous changes have made the campus almost unrecognizable from the groundwork laid by Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. in the early 1970s. Although much has changed, some members have stuck around since the early days of Liberty and have seen it develop […]

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Letter from the editor

As editor-in-chief for the 2016-2017 school year, I’ve attempted to communicate the vision of the Liberty Champion to the staff members. But the only reason I even had that opportunity is because of Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr.’s vision to use a major evangelical university to raise up champions for Christ. Falwell Sr.’s vision for Liberty University is why the school […]

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Q&A with J&B

Editor-in-Chief Sarah Rodriguez sits down with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell and his wife, Becki Falwell, and asks them about the influence of Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. and the growth of Liberty. Q: After taking over as president of Liberty University 10 years ago, what was your goal? President Jerry Falwell: I’d been the lawyer and the behind-the-scenes business manager […]

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Being the hands and feet

Nursing students offer local shelter residents free manicures and pedicures Nursing students from Liberty University have been literally washing the hands and feet of shelter residents at the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, in order to serve their community with outreach. Students have participated in six clinics that offered free manicures, pedicures and pampering to shelter residents. They washed hands […]

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See ya FCS

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell announced the Liberty Flames football team will officially become an FBS Independent program for the 2019 season, Wednesday, Feb. 16. “We want to express special gratitude to the NCAA for giving us the opportunity to meet with them on several occasions to make our case, and for understanding the uniqueness of Liberty’s situation and our […]

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Obama commutes sentences

Pvt. Manning will be released from prison in May 2017 During his last days in office, former President Obama commuted the sentence of Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, along with more than 200 other prisoners. While deployed in Iraq in 2009, Manning had access to classified information that she subsequently leaked to WikiLeaks in early 2010. In 2013, Manning was sentenced […]

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