Community pertains to the groups and organizations that a student is involved in through their university life. The Cormier Honors College for Citizen Scholars, being a community in itself, encourages students to further their involvement around the Longwood community to improve both the overall community and themselves.

As a Longwood University student and Southside Virginia native, I feel I am highly involved in the community surrounding me.

To begin, I am part of the Cormier Honors College community, which I feel I officially joined through the Honors Retreat back in August 2019. Since then, I have felt highly included by the Honors community through completing Honors courses and participating in Honors activities, such as the poster portion of the 2022 Spring Student Showcase, in which I presented research with several fellow Honors students.

In terms of the Farmville community, I feel at home here, as I have spent my whole life living in Charlotte County, just south of Prince Edward County, and have spent many hours in Farmville over the years. As of June 2019, I have worked at the Farmville Walmart as a Hardlines Team Associate as well, getting an even better sense of the Farmville community as a whole.

More than anything, though, I have never felt more at-home than with the Kinesiology community at Longwood University. In my four semesters I have spent as a Kinesiology major, I have gained a tight connection with several fellow Kinesiologists and gained a deep passion for studying exercise, its benefits, and how we can apply it in the real world. Additionally, as of May 2022, I am now the Kinesiology Student Tutor and President of the Association of Medical and Professional Kinesiology. Needless to say, I am very passionate about Kinesiology!