Archive for the ‘Alumni Accomplishments’ Category.

Dr. Sophia Lunt’s ’05 Cancer Research Highlighted in The Scientist

Dr. Sophia Lunt ’05, ACS chemistry, was recently interviewed by The Scientist for the article, “Sophia Lunt Traces the Effect of Metabolism on Cancer Metastasis.” Lunt, who earned her Ph.D. from Princeton University and did a post-doc at MIT, runs the Lunt Lab at Michigan State University where her research focuses on the role of metabolism in supporting cancer proliferation, heterogeneity, and metastasis.

Whiskeyman’s Simpatico Studios Named a 2019 Best Branding Agency

Simpatico Studios, founded and run by Jill Kidulic Whiskeyman ’07 and Steve Whisleyman ’09, both double majors in English and digital communications, was named a 2019 Best Branding Agency by DesignRush. Simpatico Studies, a B2B marketing agency and small business marketing agency specializing in brand identity design, web design and development, and integrated marketing communications, was also named fourth in the state among Best Logo Design Companies and fifth in Pennsylvania among Best Graphic Design and Print Design Companies. Brxton Kocher ’17 is senior account planner and producer at Simpatico.

You’re a Mean One Goes Viral

Three musicians who met at LVC—Phil Freeman ’11, Jonny Ross ’12 (O’Neil), and Ben Guiles—are receiving national notoriety after their band, Small Town Titans, remade the holiday classic, “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch.” The York Dispatch covered the story after the group’s video passed 22 million views.

The Hon. Thomas W. Corbett Jr. ’71 Keynotes Government Day at LVC

In an event organized by Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, The Hon. Thomas W. Corbett Jr. ’71 spoke to more than 100 area high school students during the new Youth Civic Engagement Symposium held at LVC. Students also heard from and met U.S. District Court Chief Judge Christopher Conner, state representatives Mike Folmer and Frank Ryan, among others.

 

 

Fulbright Kathryn Hockenbury ’18 Featured in Welsh Newspaper

Kathryn Hockenbury ’18, one of three LVC Fulbright honorees this past spring, is researching the history of the triple harp at Bangor University in Wales. The Daily Post article highlighted Kathryn as the College’s first Fulbright resident and the music major’s distinctive research while pursuing her master’s degree.

 

Snovel ’06 Named Nation’s First LGBTQ Affairs Executive Director

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf made history this summer after naming Todd Snovel ’06, then LVC’s assistant dean for engagement and inclusion, the nation’s first executive director of a

Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. Snovel will lead a 40-member commission to “help coordinate and drive statewide equality efforts.”

Panko ’99 Helps Light ’18 Pursue Professional BB Career

Former LVC men’s basketball star Sam Light ’18 is pursuing a dream of playing professional basketball after recently signing with Araberri of the Spanish professional league LEB Oro, one of the top pro leagues in the world. In a recent Lebanon Daily News article by Pat Huggins, Light thanked fellow grad Andy Panko ’99 for assistance and mentorship. Panko has played professionally throughout the world for two decades.

Nelson Rudiak’s ’76 Arrangement Accepted by Baseball Hall of Fame

Nelson Rudiak ’76, a musician in Rome, N.Y., recently had his arrangement of Take Me Out to the Ballgame accepted by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. It was added to the museum’s permanent digital online collection. Listen to the song here.baseball

Andrew Kruter ’14 Competes for Team Israel in World Championships    

Former standout lacrosse player Andrew Kruter ’14 competed for Team Israel in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships in July in Israel. He is one of just 13 Jewish diaspora players from the U.S. and Canada selected to the 30-man roster. Kruter has competed for Israel since the 2014 FIL World Championships and helped lead the team to the country’s first-ever gold medal in any sport when the squad won the 2017 European Box Championship.

Josh Kesler ’98 Partners with Keesman Brewery in Germany

Josh Kesler ’98, German and politics, has created a new partnership with German beer maker Keesman Brewery in preparation for expanding his Harrisburg-based Millworks to Cumberland County. The collaboration with the Bamberg family-owned brewery resulted in the release of a special pilsner beer.