Manager of Content
Logan is the Manager of Content at the Champion and has previously served as the asst. Sports editor and distribution manager. He loves sports, books, video games, pizza, metal music, Magic: the Gathering and energy drinks. But above all else, Logan loves spending time with his family. He commonly refers to the Champion staff as “rock stars.”
Lillian serves as the content editor and enjoys reading dense legal documents while listening to alternative indie boy bands. Fun fact: At any time, every cup holder in her car has an empty coffee cup in it. Her love languages are memes and her daily Enneathought.
Rachel Van Tuyl
Assistant Content Editor
Rachel is the Assistant Content Editor, and while at the Champion, she spends most of her time grappling with InDesign. When she isn’t at the newspaper, she enjoys quilting, doing art and hunting down atrocious grammer.
Chad is a junior studying journalism and plans to graduate in May 2020. As opinion editor of the Champion, he constantly looks for topics that will enhance the conversations going on around campus. When he’s not in the office, Chad loves watching sports with his friends, reading biographies and enjoying road tripping to towns in Virginia on the weekend.
Jenna is the Feature Editor, and writing headlines is her favorite part of the job. In her spare time, she is probably multi-tasking and sipping an iced caramel macchiato from Bean Tree.
Emily is a sophomore-junior in the journalism program. She enjoys exploring new places, dog pictures, sports, and ramen noodles. Emily hopes to become a sports reporter or be involved with sports communications after graduation.
Assistant Sports Editor
Jacob serves as the Champion’s Assistant Sports Editor. His favorite things in life are the Lord, his beautiful girlfriend, his sweet family and his home in sunny Florida.
Emma is the Section A copy editor but specializes in writing Lynchburg news and giving Logan advice. Outside of the Champion office, you can find her draining her savings at local coffee shops or falling asleep by 9 p.m.
Ryan is the Photography Editor and says the best parts about his job are being on the sidelines at sporting events and meeting new people. He spends his free time binge-watching YouTube videos about movies, listening to Broadway cast albums, and petting “doggos” whenever humanly possible.
Assistant Photo Editor
Allison is a senior studying Integrated Communications, and she has been the Assistant Photography Editor at the Champion since Fall 2018. She hails from the Sunshine State where she spends most of her time wrangling her three younger brothers and soaking up quality time with her large extended Greek family.
Luke Coleman is the Section A Graphic Designer and a senior in the Graphic Design program. In his free time, he enjoys pointless drives through the mountains and getting lost in the woods.
A proud military kid, Elizabeth has lived in over a dozen places but is happy to call Lynchburg home now. Good typography, sarcastic letter boards, and sunny hikes are some of her favorite things. Her dream is to be paid to design, drink coffee, and travel the world.
Digital Media Editor
Bethany is a Digital Media Editor and senior finishing her Bachelor of Science in Video with minors in French and Theatre Arts. Her hobbies include editing videos at 4 A.M., trimming her own bangs, and watching Food Network.
Faith is a senior studying Digital Media. She plans to graduate in May 2019. As web editor, she post the news stories to the Liberty Champion website to ensure readers can catch up with Liberty Champion online. In her free time, She enjoys learning/practicing photography, being on leadership on campus, and solving puzzles.
Social Media Editor
Deanna Drogan is the Champion’s social media manager. She also writes for the content section and is in the process of authoring her first book to be published November 2019. If you can’t find her writing behind her computer, you might find her petting a nearby dog, sipping on a matcha latté, or “attempting” to play the guitar.
Nathaniel is the distribution manager who wrote for the sports section of the Champion for three semesters, up until last semester. Outside of working for the Champion, you can see him playing volleyball or watching sports with friends, or playing Switch or Xbox.
Deborah Huff has served as advisor and mentor to the Champion staff for nearly two decades.
She often says she enjoys watching the students learn while they are at Liberty but more importantly, after graduation, she gets excited to see where the Lord leads them and gives them opportunities to use their talents for his glory.
Graduate Student Assistant