Morgan Lamb ’17 CLAS comes from a Villanova family—her father, Jay ’74 VSB, ’77 VLS, Aunt Nancy ’79 VSB, and brothers, JC ’11 CLAS, ’14 MA and Connor ‘13 CLAS are alumni and her mother, Lori, is a Villanovan at heart—but her Villanova experience is all her own.
As a Communication major, she has pursued her love for broadcast journalism by studying abroad and completing internships in England and Greece, serving as a campus representative for The New York Times, securing a social media position with 6ABC News during the papal visit in September 2015, and signing up to take a course in Fall 2015 with Emmy award-winning NBC10 evening news anchor and Villanova adjunct professor, Keith Jones ’07 CLAS.
A rising junior, Morgan has accomplished a lot already and she’s excited for all the opportunities Villanova offers to help pursue her passions. One of the most exciting new resources at her disposal is the Communication Department Multimedia Complex in Garey Hall, which opened in October 2014 and was made possible through generous support from Villanova parents. The new space includes a TV studio, computer and media labs, and a Black Box studio perfectly suited for a budding broadcast journalist like Morgan. Her Theories of Performance class was held in the new studio and she’s looking forward to having two more years to take advantage of the state-of-the-art facility.
“Having class in the new studio set the tone and invited us to stretch our imagination when it came to making performance choices,” she said. “That studio evokes more than just learning, it incites exploration.”
Morgan is involved on campus and is a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, whose philanthropic cause is pediatric cancer—supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand locally and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital nationally. As the sorority’s social media chair, Morgan helps promote its fundraising events; last year, the sorority raised nearly $68,000 for its charitable causes. Morgan also serves as social media chair for NOVAdance, which benefits the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.
As someone who donates so much of her time, Morgan is very appreciative of all that Villanova donors do for current students. “Thank you for your generosity. Thank you for reminding me ‘Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!’ I’ve seen the great impact from gifts to the University which really makes our four short years here an incredible experience!”