Archive for the ‘Community Service’ Category.

Roche Co-presents at Leadership Lebanon’s Education Day

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. Guzman-Zavala Connects Spanish Majors with Lebanon Community

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.

Men’s Basketball Supports Make-A-Wish Disney Dream

The men’s basketball program hosted its second Make-A-Wish Game Feb. 3 and Fox 43 ran a story on the event last night. Wish Child Aramya Riley from Steelton was honored during pregame ceremonies, with team captains and cheerleaders presenting her with a one-of-a-kind LVC team jersey. Senior guard Collin Moore, from Magnolia, Del., made the announcement that Aramya’s Make-A-Wish trip to Disney was granted.

Dustin Adams ’13 Named President of Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce

Dustin Adams ’13, computer & data science and mathematics, was named president of the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce, Kutztown. Adams, who owns an Edward Jones branch, has been active in the chamber, including as a director and member of several committees and task forces.

 

 

Men’s Ice Hockey Team Recognized by CBS 21 for Service

Members of the College’s men’s ice hockey team volunteered to help Annville Police patrol the town’s streets on trick-or-treat night this year. The local CBS affiliate acknowledged this service and the guidance of Don Parsons, head coach.

Joe Bennett ’15 Featured as “Man of Valor”

Joe Bennett ’15, accounting, was featured in a story, “Growing up without parents, Paterson brothers turned to church dancing,” Oct. 26. Bennett is a member of the “Men of Valor,” a ministry of dance comprised of members of the Community Baptist Church of Love in Paterson, N.J.

 

Football Team Recognized for Community Service

The LVC football team—a record 129 strong—and a dozen coaches spent a recent Sunday helping clean up the area near Stoever’s Dam in Lebanon at the suggestion of Mayor Sherry Capello. Led by Head Coach Joe Buehler ’89, the student-athletes and coaches cleared a popular hiking trail, made some minor repairs on a bridge, and even helped push a work truck out of the mud.

Students Volunteer in Puerto Rico

For the fourth consecutive year, LVC students and faculty participated in a long-distance service learning trip, this year to Puerto Rico. A dozen students, accompanied by Dr. Ivette-Guzman Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, former director of service and volunteerism, volunteered at Villas del Pelegrino (a retirement community), Hogar la Piedad (a center for victims of domestic violence), and Esculea Luiz Munoz Marin (an elementary school) according to the Standard-Speaker.