Archive for May 2018

PennDOT Executive Deputy Secretary Tours Campus

Leo Bagley, executive deputy secretary of PennDOT, visited campus in early May to review the design plans for the new Pedestrian Bridge and see the current bridge. Lewis E. Thayne, president; Shawn Curtin, vice president of finance and administration; and Geoffrey Roche, vice president of strategic initiatives and secretary of the College; discussed safety and greater accessibility as driving forces behind the necessity of building a new bridge. Senator Mike Folmer; Julie Cheyney, executive director of the Lebanon County Planning Department; and Nolan Ritchie ’06, executive director of the State Senate Transportation Committee; were also part of the tour.

Heidi Hollinger ’99 Promoted to Human Resource Manager

Heidi Hollinger ’99, management, was promoted to human resource manager at B.R. Kreider & Son Inc. The article noted she was “part of the fourth-generation leadership group of the family-owned business…”

Dr. Terrence Alladin Quoted in New York Times

Dr. Terrence Alladin, assistant professor of criminal justice, was quoted in article that was published on the New York Times. The piece concerned an ex-volunteer deputy who served time for shooting an unarmed black man and was picked up by the Associated Press and published in numerous additional outlets.


Aaron Furry ’19 Recognized for Concerto Aria Selection

Aaron Furry ’19, a triple major in music, music education, and business administration, was recognized by his hometown newspaper as one of three winners of the College’s annual concerto aria competition. Marie Grenchik ’19, music education, and Catie McClain ’19, music, were the other selectees.

Ross Lobell ’76 Named Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

Ross Lobell ’76, biology, was named vice president of regulatory affairs at Corbus Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Corbus, he held leadership positions at several global pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer and Schering-Plough.

Makenzie Kelley ’19 and Marhsal Kiessling ’18 Featured in Hometown Newspaper

Makenzie Kelley ’19, women’s lacrosse, and Marshal Kiessling ’18, baseball, were noted in their hometown newspaper The Sun, for their athletic accomplishments. Kelley, a double major in early childhood and special education, was named to the IWLCA All-Region Second Team and Kiessling, a business administration major, was recognized for being named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s spring 2018 Sportsmanship Team.

Dr. Lou Manza Quoted Regarding Unsolved Murder from 50 Years Ago  

Dr. Lou Manza, chair and professor of psychology, was quoted in a Lebanon Daily News story regarding an unsolved murder from half-a-century ago. He was interviewed Daniel Walmer ’10 and discussed how the moral attitudes of the time could have affected the investigation.


Dr. Rachel Albert Interviewed for NPR’s Hidden Brain Podcast

One of the most popular podcasts in the U.S., NPR’s Hidden Brain, featured Dr. Rachel Albert, assistant professor of psychology, and her research on “Baby Babbling” conducted with colleagues at Cornell University. Dr. Albert’s interview starts about 9.5 minutes into the podcast.



Dr. Dompier Co-Authors Paper on High School Athletic Injuries

Dr. Dompier Co-Authors Paper on High School Athletic Injuries


Dr. Thomas P. Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, co-authored a paper that was recently published by the Journal of Athletic Training. He co-authored “Athletic Training Service Characteristics for Patients with Ankle Sprains Sustained During High School Athletics” with colleagues from Indian University, Ohio University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Simon JE, Wikstrom EA, Grooms DR, Docherty CL, Dompier TP, Kerr ZY. Athletic Training Service Characteristics for Patients with Ankle Sprains Sustained During High School Athletics. J Athl Train. 2018 Jan 26. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-449-16. [Epub ahead of print].

Ron Gassert ’78 Inducted into Berks County Football Coaches Hall of Fame

Ron Gassert ’78, who starred in football and track & field at LVC, was one of eight inductees into the Berks County Football Coaches Hall of Fame. He had NFL tryouts with the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles and was inducted into the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.