Archive for April 2018

Henry Devorick ’20 Named VALE Artist of the Year

Henry Devorick ’20, an audio & music production and music double major, was named VALE Artist of the Year becoming just the third artist to receive a contract with VALE Music Group, the College’s student-run record label. As VALE’s newest artist, Devorick opened for We The Kings during ValleyFest and release an EP, Nelson’s Umbrella, during VALE’s Spring Festival.

Chair Dellinger Connects with His Family—and LVC—Roots

Wes Dellinger ’75, P’05, chair of the Board of Trustees, recently made a road trip to Texas for the presidential inauguration of Steve O’Day, former LVC vice president. While there, Wes took a side trip to visit the gravesite of his great-grandfather, Dr. James T. Spangler, LVC Class of 1890. Wes believes he may be the first family member to visit the site of Dr. Spangler, who served as interim professor of Greek language and literature for a year after graduating, then returned full-time in that role in 1897. He later taught at the Dallas Theological Seminary for three decades.


George Petrie ’72 Retires After 45-year Coaching Career

George Petrie ’72 retired in June after coaching at Gettysburg College for 45 years, including 29 years as head coach of men’s basketball, compiling 394 wins. He also was head coach of men’s golf for 24 years, winning three Centennial Conference titles.

Dr. Treva Clark Leads Mission to Nepal

Dr. Treva Clark, assistant chair and associate professor of business & economics, spent her recent sabbatical helping lead a mission trip to Nepal on behalf of Grandview United Methodist Church in Lancaster. Grandview has sponsored a medical missionary in Nepal for two decades but this was their first supporting visit.


This was the seventh international mission trip for Clark, who also oversees the International Business Program. She previously served six missions in Latin America.

Martellaro Joins Board of Council of Charitable Gift Planners

Joe Martellaro, director of gift planning, has been appointed to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Susquehanna Valley Council of Charitable Gift Planners. The organization, a local chapter of the National Council of Charitable Gift Planners, is a professional association for people whose work includes developing, marketing, and administering charitable planned gifts. Members include fundraisers for nonprofit organizations and donor advisors, such as attorneys and financial advisors, who work to promote philanthropy.


Joe continues a strong LVC tradition with the local chapter. It was founded in 1990 by the late Paul Brubaker, who was then the College’s director of planned giving. Joe joins former LVC staffers Jessica Ritchie ’99, M’06 and Jeffrey Zufelt as members of the current board of directors.

Kaitlyn Partington ’17 Named “30 Under 40”

Kaitlyn Partington ’17, business administration and digital communications, was recognized by the New Jersey Ad Club among the Best Marketing & Communications Professionals Under 40. Partington, one of just 30 to be so honored, is a marketing assistant at Paradigm Marketing & Design in Mt. Tabor, N.J.


According to a release on the Paradigm website, “To be considered for the award, nominees must demonstrate a profound impact on their respective fields and companies. They also have to exhibit qualities such as leadership, career progress, community involvement, and creating and/or achieving recognition from their peers, the public, or their employers.”

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.