Archive for the ‘Staff Accomplishments’ Category.

Julian and Bartz Share Expertise with ABC TV 27

Beth Julian ’09, assistant dean of student success and retention, and Sarah Bartz ’08, director of academic success, shared their commitment to mentorship and how LVC faculty and staff closely mentor students to ensure their academic and personal success. The pair were interviewed by Reporter Amy Kehm for WHTM ABC TV 27’s Good Day PA in August as part of their Back to School series.

Smith and Godfrey Interviewed on ABC TV 27

E.J. Smith ’90, associate director of admission and recruitment, and Cole Godfrey ’17, M’19, assistant director of admission, were interviewed by Reporter Amy Kehm for WHTM ABC TV 27’s Good Day PA in November. The duo discussed their podcast, “The Admission Guys: Helping You Navigate Your College Search Process.” The show, which just aired its 12th episode, can be found on most podcast apps and services.

Mason Named Chamber Director

Brynn Mason, director of the Breen Center for Graduate Success, was appointed to a three-year term on the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. She completed a partial term previously. Trevor Williams ’07 also was named first vice chair.

Moyer-Drabick Wins Woman-Owned Business Award

Wendy Moyer-Drabick’s consulting firm, Moyer-Drabick & Associate Ltd., was named the Eastern Pennsylvania Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year for 2020 by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Moyer-Drabick, LVC adjunct instructor in business administration, founded the firm 19 years ago and today specializes in the selection, implementation, training, and support of various software accounting packages for all types of businesses.

Brandon Roy ’20 Published in Biosensors

Brandon Roy ’20, biochemistry & molecular biology, was published in Biosensors, a peer-reviewed journal, for work done as an LVC undergraduate. Roy was part of Dr. Michelle Rasmussen’s research group, which also included Julia Rutherford ’18, Anna Weaver ’21, and Kevin Beaver ’19. 

Dean Randall Pens “Small Talk” Advice for Quartz

Matthew Randall, associate dean, Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Graduate Success, published “A Lost Art: How to make small talk even if it scares you” on the career guidance site Quartz at Work. Among his starting principles were to Be Curious, Scan for Nonverbal Cues, and Conduct Research.

Pantalone Debuts Historic Fiction: “Incident on the Road to Canterbury”

Vince Pantalone, longtime football coach and current coordinator of retention support programs, recently published, “Incident on the Road to Canterbury.” Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and elsewhere. The debut book features a young Geoffrey Chaucer 20 years before he wrote “The Canterbury Tales.”

Todd Snovel ’06 Featured Dream Team Member

The Women’s Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities recently featured Todd Snovel ’06, assistant dean of student engagement and inclusion, as its featured Dream Team Member. Snovel was asked to join the Women’s Fund Advisory Committee earlier this year. According to the article, he was inspired to join among other reasons because of “hearing the impact that the fund was having on its grantees—the amazing projects that our partner organizations were facilitating were enriching the lives of the women in our community.”

Geoffrey Roche Part of HOBY Panel

Geoffrey Roche, vice president of strategic initiatives and secretary of the College, was an invited panelist for the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Foundation workshop at Shippensburg University May 19. Roche, who was a HOBY participant while in high school, spoke about how community service experience helps prepare high school students for college, and how college students reach out to and impact the communities in which they reside.

 

PennDOT Executive Deputy Secretary Tours Campus

Leo Bagley, executive deputy secretary of PennDOT, visited campus in early May to review the design plans for the new Pedestrian Bridge and see the current bridge. Lewis E. Thayne, president; Shawn Curtin, vice president of finance and administration; and Geoffrey Roche, vice president of strategic initiatives and secretary of the College; discussed safety and greater accessibility as driving forces behind the necessity of building a new bridge. Senator Mike Folmer; Julie Cheyney, executive director of the Lebanon County Planning Department; and Nolan Ritchie ’06, executive director of the State Senate Transportation Committee; were also part of the tour.