MarComm Wins National Higher Ed Marketing Award for New Website

The marketing and communications team, under the leadership of Molly O’Brien-Foelsch, was recognized for its work on the College’s latest iteration of its website. Lebanon Valley College was named a Merit Winner during the 33rd Annual Educational Advertising Awards, organized by Higher Education Marketing Report.

 

 

Geoffrey Roche Serves as Judge at FBLA State Competition

Geoffrey Roche, vice president of strategic initiatives and secretary of the College, served as a judge for the Partnership with Business event at the Pennsylvania FBLA State Competition in Hershey April 9. According to their site, the awards program “recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas.”

Michael Fay Featured in New York Times

Michael Fay, adjunct instructor in art, was featured in a New York Times story, “In the Marines, a Connection Between Art and Combat.” Fay, a Marine who served in Iraq, “turned to art, snapping photos and painting those scenes to remember and pay tribute to the fallen Marines,” according to the author. Fay’s paintings now hang in the Combat Art Gallery of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

 

 

 

Dr. Dolan Inks Facebook Op-Ed and Finalizes Tome on Obama through Rowan & Littlefield

Dr. Chris Dolan, chair of history, politics, & global studies, published “Holding Facebook accountable” on The Hill. Dolan’s opinion piece explored the company’s response to recent news that one of their partners, a data firm, had taken advantage of the data and privacy of more than 50 million users. His book, Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World: Redefining U.S. Foreign Policy, will be published by Rowan & Littlefield in 2018.

Olajiwon McCadney Receives Four National Awards in Texas

Olajiwon McCadney, assistant director of intercultural affairs & inclusive programming, was named winner of four awards at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) College Educators International convention in Houston, Texas. Nominated by colleagues and LVC students, McCadney was honored by the Coalition for Multicultural Affairs (Outstanding Contribution to Multicultural Education), Commission for Social Justice Educators (Outstanding Social Justice Educator, Trainer, or Mentor), Coalition for Sexuality and Gender Identities (Public Service Award), and Coalition for Men and Masculinities (Outstanding Men’s Program Award). He earned the Outstanding Men’s Program Award due to his creation of two LVC student programs: Men of Distinguished Excellence (MODE) and Men Influencing the Community House (MITCH), the latter of which was funded through a President’s Innovation Fund grant.

Robert Tesoriero ’19 Gets Honorable Mention Nod from Goldwater Foundation

Robert Tesoriero ’19, a biochemistry & molecular biology major and music minor from Ridgewood, N.J., received an Honorable Mention accolade in the field of life sciences from The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Tesoriero plans to pursue a Ph.D. in biotechnology. He was mentored by Dr. Walter Patton, chair and associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Michelle Rasmussen, assistant professor of chemistry. Dr. Philip Benesch, director of external scholarships & fellowships, helped guide Tesoriero through the process.

Rachel Duong ’18 and Shaquel Marshall ’18 Win Prizes at UG Research Symposium

Rachel Duong ’18, English and Spanish, and Shaquel Marshall ’18, global studies and sociology, won prizes at “The Examined Life: An Undergraduate Conference in the Liberal Arts,” at St. Francis University. Duong won Best Paper in Media Theory for “Social Protests in the Age of the #Hashtag,” and Marshall won honorable mention in Media Theory for “From the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter: Social Media and Social Movements.”

 

Esports Highlighted as State’s First Program on LancasterOnline

Esports was the featured cover story in the Lancaster-area newspapers this week. Dave Shapiro ’99, senior director of information technology & chief information officer, and Ben Witmer ’19, digital communications, were interviewed in “Lebanon Valley College students line up to play school’s newest varsity sport – video gaming.” Shapiro and Witmer were interviewed about being part of the first-ever intercollegiate esports teams in history.

Roche Co-presents at Leadership Lebanon’s Education Day

Geoffrey Roche, vice president of strategic initiatives and secretary of the College, co-presented with Miriam Gonzalez, HACC admission counselor, at Leadership Lebanon’s annual Education Day. The goal of the day is to “gain exposure and insight into the educational challenges of the Lebanon community, as well as the educational program development and services with a focus on three Lebanon County school districts.”

 

According to the Lebanon County Chamber of Commerce March newsletter, Gonzalez and Roche “spoke about the programs provided at their respective schools, the student focused program improvements, and the partnerships they have formed with each other, other post-secondary education institutions, and Lebanon Valley School Districts to help better prepare the Lebanon County youth for education after high school graduation.”

2018 PERC Campus Sustainability Champions

Kelly Jacobs ’18, an economics major and politics minor, and Dr. Rebecca Urban, associate professor of biology and director of environmental science, were recently named 2018 PERC Campus Sustainability Champions. “The Campus Sustainability Champion title is awarded to students, faculty, administrators, and staff of Pennsylvania colleges and universities who have made meaningful contributions benefiting social, economic and/or environmental sustainability on their campus, in their community, or in society at large. Contributions can be in areas of teaching, research, co-curricular programs, campus culture, community service, and campus operations, including food recovery.”

Kelly was nominated for her work on the Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) and as a SAC data intern, compiling the College’s Annual Carbon Footprint. Kelly also founded the student Environmental Club and served as its president for several years. Kelly will graduate in May and plans to attend graduate school to continue her studies of sustainability.

Dr. Urban was nominated for her work on the Sustainability Advisory Committee and for leading the creation of the environmental science major. She is the driving force behind the annual Earth Days activities, and was instrumental in developing the environmental science major and curriculum. In addition, she created the proposal to designate 20 acres on the north side of campus as the Wood Thrush Research Preserve. The new serves as an academic resource for faculty and students. Preserving the area will open up even more opportunities for future classes, individual research, and environmental initiatives.