Archive for May 2018

Phi Beta Lambda Members Compete at State Leadership Conference

Nine members of the LVC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda represented the College at the 47th Pennsylvania Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in April, with six of them placing among the top three in various competitions. This qualifies the six place-winners to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore in June.

Bryce Larison ’19—1st, Business Sustainability
Nicole Files ’18—2nd, Marketing Concepts
Brandon McMinn ’18—2nd, Accounting for Professionals; 3rd, Marketing Concepts
Tyler Isabelle ’19—2nd, Management Concepts; 3rd, Microeconomics
Paige Bryson ’20—3rd, Project Management
Adam Reed ’21—3rd, Accounting Principles



Jon Sensenig ’97 Promoted to VP by Speedwell Construction

Jon Sensenig ’97, international business and Spanish, was promoted from project manager to vice president of design build by Speedwell Construction.


Open Futures Course Noted

Dr. Philip Benesch’s fall 2017 course, Open Futures, which was part of the three-course Open Minds connective experience, was featured in the Interactivity Foundation’s primary newsletter. Benesch, director of pre-law and external scholarships & fellowships, was joined in the project by Dr. Noel Hubler, professor of philosophy, and Janet Milan, adjunct instructor. Dr. Hubler taught Logic of Persuasion and Profession Milan taught Science of Opinion as part of the Open Mind series.


Students Participate in D.C. Newseum Event

Thirteen LVC students accompanied Dr. Philip Benesch, director of pre-law and external scholarships & fellowships, to the Interactivity Foundation-Newseum Institute event to learn about the future of public discussion. According to the foundation’s blog, “the students joined 11 roundtable discussions that were focused on identifying concerns that people may have about the future of public discussion and possibilities for addressing them.”


Diane Rhine-Longenecker M’98 Joins JBT

Diane Rhine-Longenecker M’98, business administration, joined Jonestown Bank & Trust Co. as commercial relationship officer. She has more than 35 years of financial experience.

Dr. Terrence Alladin Quoted in New York Times

Dr. Terrence Alladin, assistant professor of criminal justice, was quoted in The New York Times article, “Oklahoma Agency Investigates Apparent Bates Parole Violation.” The story and Dr. Alladin’s quotes were picked up by the Associated Press and appeared in throughout the world.


Fulbright Honoree Kristy Sonberg ’18 Highlighted in Hometown Newspaper

Kristy Sonberg ’18, early childhood education and special education, was featured in The Star Democrat after being named the College’s third Fulbright Finalist, and 17th overall, this spring. Sonberg will travel to South Korea as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.



VP Curtin Featured in Business Officers Magazine

Shawn Curtin, vice president of finance and administration, was interviewed in a recent article, Striking a Balance, that published on Business Officers website. Curtin discussed how colleges like LVC work with tuition discount rates, among other related topics.

Legendary Athletics Greeter Jimmy Unger Passes

Jimmy Unger, beloved LVC athletics greeter for many years, died in May at age 84. The Lebanon Daily News fondly noted that his “passing leaves a hole in the heart of LVC athletic community.” Jimmy received the Hot Dog Frank Athletic Service Award in 1999. 

Anthony Calabrese ’73 Inducted into Geneva Sports Hall of Fame

Anthony Calabrese ’73, psychology, a three-sport star in high school and a football and lacrosse star at LVC, was inducted into the 2018 class of the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame. In 1989, he was inducted into the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2013 Calabrese was named to the Middle Atlantic Conference All-Century Lacrosse Team.