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Virginia Theta (Lynchburg) Phi Named Sommerville Scholar, Highest Academic Honor On Campus


Garrett-CorlessBrother Garrett Coreless was recently given the  Sommerville Scholar award, Lynchburg College’s highest academic honor. Brother Corless has worked diligently throughout his time at Lynchburg to maximize his college experience. Below are just a few of his outstanding accomplishments.

Garrett Corless, vice president of the Society of Westover Fellows and a junior, is a chemistry major and biology minor preparing for medical school. Garrett is a member of the academic honor societies Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi, as well as the Lynchburg College chapter of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. Currently, Garrett is working with Dr. Bill Lokar researching surfactant adsorption utilizing Self-Consistent Field Theory and Analysis. In his free time, Garrett serves as vice president of club lacrosse, chairman of the inter-fraternity council, and a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity’s Virginia Theta Chapter. In the past, Garrett has worked as a chemistry tutor, and this year, Garrett hopes to work as a physics assistant.

The Sommerville Scholar award recognizes a student’s distinguished academic record achieved in study at Lynchburg College. Named for Richard Clarke Sommerville, a professor of education, philosophy, and psychology from 1928 to 1952, it is the highest academic award given at LC. This is truly an outstanding achievement for Brother Coreless. Garett is a senior and will without a doubt move on to do very big things.