Kenya Lyons

Kenya Lyons

Kenya:
"I chose UVa-Wise
because I would
feel at home."

Kenya Lyons, 2017
Liberal Arts & Sciences (major)
Military Science (minor)
Capron, Virginia

Why UVa-Wise?
I chose UVa-Wise because even though I knew I would be 6 hours from home, I would feel at home. When choosing a college, I not only looked at the campus but tourist attractions, the community around it, and prices. UVa-Wise fit my standards perfectly. I loved that the classes were small, and the professors would be able to interact with each of their students. I knew I would be able to make connections, become independent, and also make lifetime friends. With the help of the admissions counselors I realized that UVa-Wise was the perfect place for me to receive my education and become a successful elementary teacher.

Favorite Events?
I enjoy attending the football and basketball games. The school spirit that UVa-Wise has is unbelievable. I also enjoy going to the events that the Students Activity Board host such as comedy night, bingo, and my overall favorite, the talent show.

Favorite Class/Professor?

Public Speaking: Dr. Tighe
Logic: Professor Cashio
Probability & Statistic: Professor Saha

Activities/Events 

  • Student Ambassador
  • Virginia National Guard
  • ROTC

"When choosing a college, I not only looked at the campus but tourist attractions, the community around it, and prices. UVa-Wise fit my standards perfectly."

Kenya Lyons
Class of 2017

Outdoor headshot of Kenya Lyons with lake and dorms in the background