A career as a kindergarten teacher is in Devan’s sights when she finishes Longwood’s program in early education. She’s a graduate of Glen Allen High School, where she played varsity lacrosse all four years after catching the “bug” for the sport in eighth grade. She also was in the DECA club.

Her claims to fame include that she can pop her hip out of its socket and back in again, and she has a penchant for piercings. Patiently waiting for her to come home for visits is her pet squirrel.

My Dream Room Is Here At Longwood

After going through my first week as a college student at Longwood, I have come to realize that I can officially call it home.

Going from being an only child and having my own room to moving into a small dorm room with three other girls had my anxiety up to the max. I was very nervous that my room wouldn’t feel like home and that I would get homesick very easily. But that was not the case at all.

Devan’s roommate and suitemates expressed their creativity in decorating their rooms.

My dorm room couldn’t get any cozier, cooler or safe. My roommate and suitemates have helped me a lot with making our dorm and dorm room feel like home—and I am very grateful.

Although, at this writing, I can’t hang anything on our walls until the paint is completely dry, I am very pleased with how my room looks. I have been able to create the dream room that I never was able to have at home.

I am beyond excited to spend the rest of the year in my new home!