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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.