Dr. Michael Schroeder, professor of history, was acknowledged in a recent LebTown post, “Community oration of famed Frederick Douglass speech scheduled July 5 at LVC” for his partnership with the Lebanon County branch of the NAACP to establish an annual Frederick Douglass Community Oration at the College. President James MacLaren, Ph.D., and Dr. Monica Cowart, provost and vice president of academic affairs, participated in the second annual event as two of 44 community orators for Douglass’s “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”
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Dr. Michael Schroeder, professor of history, was interviewed for “Antiracist activism gains traction in Lebanon with chartering of NAACP and new protests,” in a recent Lebanon Daily News article. Dr. Schroeder was one of five members of the organizing committee who helped establish a new Lebanon County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest and most prominent Civil Rights organization. LVC alumnus Cornell Wilson ’96 was one of the other five members.
Dr. Tonya Miller, assistant professor of physical therapy, received the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Humanitarian Award. The award is given for dedicated service outside the physical therapy profession and recognized her devoted service as executive director of PA Vent Camp, LGBTQIA+ advocacy, Domestic Violence Shelter of Cumberland and Perry County Board of Directors, and service to the Cumberland County Commission for Women.
Dr. Ivette Guzmán-Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and Dr. John Hinshaw, professor of history, will present their research, Dutchirican: A Latinx History of Central Pennsylvania, on March 28 from 1:30–2 p.m. The session, which will include discussion and a question and answer session, will be followed by a reception from 2–3 p.m., and held at 725 Street road, Cochranville.
Dr. Robin Myers, clinical associate professor of physical therapy, held the annual Brain Safety Fair off campus for the first time in six years and more than 50 volunteers gave away 400 bicycle helmets to children who attended. In another first, the fair was held in conjunction with the Lancaster Barnstormers’ Fan Fest at Clipper Magazine Stadium. It was co-sponsored by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Lancaster Barnstormers, and the Brain Injury Association. Penn’s Lancaster General Health Neuroscience Institute provided the funding.
Physical therapy majors Meghan Boran ’17, D’19, Connor Feeney ’17, D’19, Olivia Jendrzejewski ’17, D’19, and Laura Schmidt ’17, D’19 led coordination of the event, working with Carol Brashear, physical therapy department assistant.
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.
Geoffrey Roche, vice president of strategic initiatives and secretary of the College, co-presented with Miriam Gonzalez, HACC admission counselor, at Leadership Lebanon’s annual Education Day. The goal of the day is to “gain exposure and insight into the educational challenges of the Lebanon community, as well as the educational program development and services with a focus on three Lebanon County school districts.”
According to the Lebanon County Chamber of Commerce March newsletter, Gonzalez and Roche “spoke about the programs provided at their respective schools, the student focused program improvements, and the partnerships they have formed with each other, other post-secondary education institutions, and Lebanon Valley School Districts to help better prepare the Lebanon County youth for education after high school graduation.”
Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and the majors in her Capstone Senior Seminar recently volunteered in Lebanon. They were joined by Roberto Marti ’07, assistant director of admission and coordinator of transfer enrollment, and Shilesky Montalvo ’18, LVC student trustee, as they helped translate health insurance, housing, voting, and other important information for recent Latino/Puerto Rican arrivals. The event was organized by the United Way of Lebanon County and its chief executive officer, Kenny Montijo ’09.