Archive for June 2017

Rev. Bruce Druckenmiller ’77 to Serve Trinity United

The Rev. Bruce R. Druckenmiller ’77, religion, recently was elected as the settled pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ (UCC) in Waynesboro. He previously served for 14 years as executive director of the Hartman Center, a camp, conference, and retreat center of the Penn Central Conference of the UCC in Milroy.

Olivia Jendrzejewski ’17, D’19 Earns Second CoSIDA Academic All-America Honor

Thanks to her outstanding achievement in the classroom and on the track this winter and spring, women’s track & field athlete Olivia Jendrzejewski ’17, D’19 has been named a CoSIDA Second-Team All-American. It is her second academic All-America honor in as many seasons.


Jendrzejewski, a physical therapy major, just completed one of the most successful careers in program history, including competing in the high jump at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships the past two years, and finishing third and second in the country in the high jump at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships the past two season.

Coach McAlester, LVC Earn Sportsmanship Award from Basketball Officials

Brad McAlester, head men’s basketball coach, was recently selected as the winner of the 2016–2017 Collegiate Basketball Officials Association (CBOA) Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award for the Harrisburg Area. This is the highest honor that the CBOA annually bestows on any collegiate institution.


It is presented to the college or university, which in the judgment of the CBOA membership, best exemplifies “the highest degree of sportsmanship, character, and ethics among their players, coaches, and spectators.” It is the third time that McAlester and his LVC coaches, players, and fans have won the CBOA award since 1996–1997.

Dean Green Discusses Arnold Health Professions Pavilion in Central Penn Business Journal

Dr. Michael Green, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty, was cited in an article, “Construction: If colleges aren’t paying attention to their facilities, why would the students?” on the Central Penn Business Journal’s website June 21. Dr. Green noted that “prospective students and their families are looking for high-quality academic programming and career preparation,” and that the new Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion will “support significant gains in enrollment within the health professions.”

Rachel Clark Sargent, CPA, ’05 Elected President of Accounting Organization

Rachel Clark Sargent ’05, an accounting and business administration double major, was elected president of the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants in June. Sargent is the chief financial officer of PPC Lubricants Inc. in Jonestown.

Professor Snyder Pens Opinion Piece in Newsweek

Jeff Snyder, professor of music, director of music business, and director of the VALE music group, wrote an opinion piece, “Untimely Death: Still a Great Career Move,” that was published on Newsweek’s website June 17. Professor Snyder highlighted numerous instances in which a noted performer’s music sales increased, often significantly, after their deaths.

Dr. Guzman-Zavala and Dr. Hinshaw Collaborate on Dutchirican: A Latino History of Central Pennsylvania

Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and Dr. John Hinshaw, professor of history, collaborated on an art exhibit at the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery that runs through August 13. Dutchirian: A Latino History of Central Pennsylvania combines photography and public history to tell the story of Latinos and their roots in Central Pennsylvania.


Historic photographs are displayed from Frank Espada’s work on the Puerto Rican diaspora in the 1970s, as well as contemporary photographs from Lackawanna County by Rolfe Ross and from Lebanon County by Dr. Guzman-Zavala, whose original training was in art. The public history traces the contributions of Spanish-speakers to Pennsylvania from the American Revolution and Civil War to the present.

Alex Beatrice ’07 Named Head Coach

Alex Beatrice, a business administration major from the Class of 2007, was named head boys ice hockey coach at Montville High School in New Jersey in early June. He had previously served as an assistant coach for seven years at the Morristown-Beard School. Beatrice was among LVC’s top five scorers during his four years as a Dutchman, including the team’s leading scorer his senior season.

Joan Squires ’79 Receives Distinguished Broadway Award

Joan Squires, a music education major from the Class of 1979, was recently named as Broadway Presenter of the Year by the Broadway League in New York City. Squires, Omaha Performing Arts President, received the Samuel J. L’Hommedieu Award for Outstanding Achievement in Presenter Management in May at the league’s spring conference. She was recognized for her contributions to the Broadway industry and the arts in Omaha, Neb.

Four Student Researchers Publish Work with Dr. David Lyons and Dr. Scott Walck

Daniel J. Upchurch ’16 (physics), Mark A. Peters ’17 (actuarial science and mathematics double major), Nathaniel P. Gibbons ’18 (physics and mathematics double major), and Ezekiel W. Wertz ’18 (physics major, mathematics and computer & data science double minor) co-authored an article, Local Paul Stabilizers of Symmetric Hypergraph States, in the May issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical (Vol. 50, No. 24).


They co-authored the article with faculty mentors Dr. David Lyons, professor of mathematical sciences, and Dr. Scot Walck, chair and professor of physics. The paper, which focused on quantum information science, was largely the result of the students’ summer research projects with the LVC Mathematical Physics Research Group.