Esports was the featured cover story in the Lancaster-area newspapers this week. Dave Shapiro ’99, senior director of information technology & chief information officer, and Ben Witmer ’19, digital communications, were interviewed in “Lebanon Valley College students line up to play school’s newest varsity sport – video gaming.” Shapiro and Witmer were interviewed about being part of the first-ever intercollegiate esports teams in history.
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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.
The College’s forthcoming Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Graduate Success was covered in a recent Shippensburg News Chronicle post, “$1.5 million gift launches Center for Graduate Success at LVC.” The Breen Center, with programming starting next fall, will offer global networking, internship coordination, professional skill-building, and one-on-one advising for every student, starting in the first year. The center has been established with a $1.5 million gift through the Breen Family Foundation from Edward D. Breen, chief executive officer of DowDuPont Inc. and LVC trustee, and his wife, Lynn.
Dr. Philip Benesch, associate professor of politics and faculty director of external scholarships and fellowships, was quoted in today’s U.S. News & World Report’s story on how to “Choose the Right College Major for Law School.” Dr. Benesch, who also serves as the director of the College’s Law and Society Program, noted to “be sure to double major in a mainstream liberal arts discipline,” among other advice.
A LVC student-faculty collaborative project established to raise awareness within the community about opioid addiction and to eliminate the stigma surrounding addiction was covered by three local television stations last Sunday. The event, “Day of Making,” brought people together to create works of art representing how they and their families have been affected by the epidemic. Their creative work was covered by FOX, ABC, and CBS and the work with be displayed in the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery toward the end of March.
Three current or former members of the College’s Board of Trustees will be honored tonight during the Central Penn Business Journal’s Business of the Year Awards. Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, chief executive officer of ASK Foods, Inc., and William Lehr Jr., community volunteer and former longtime chair of Capital BlueCross, will be inducted into the Business Hall of Fame during the 14th annual event. In addition, Conrad Siegel, president of Conrad Siegel Actuaries, is one of two business owners to be recognized as Business of the Year 2017 (100+ employees).
DiMatteo Holsinger has been an LVC trustee since 1993 and currently chairs the Academic/Student Affairs Committee. She also serves on the board’s Executive Committee and Finance & Administration Committee. Lehr, trustee emeritus, began serving on LVC’s board in 1999, including two terms as chair of the board. Siegel previously served several terms on LVC’s board. #CBPJBOY