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P.R.I.D.E. Network’s Efforts Improve LVC’s Campus Pride Index Score

The College’s P.R.I.D.E. (Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, and Diversity for Everyone) Network celebrated their recent efforts to improve the College’s Campus Pride Index score. The group, which began as a social group for LGBTQ+ and allied faculty and staff, worked over the past year to evaluate and improve components of campus related to LGBTQ+ and ally programs. LVC’s Campus Pride Index score increased from a 3-star to a 4-star rating. Members of the network are Dr. Laura Eldred, interim associate provost of undergraduate education; Dr. Barbara Prince, assistant professor of sociology; Dr. Holly Wendt, interim chair of humanities, associate professor of English, and director of creative writing; Dr. Tonya Miller, assistant professor of physical therapy; and Tyler Cox, associate director of intercultural affairs and inclusion and deputy Title IX coordinator.

President MacLaren and Arianna Genna ’22 Featured in PennLive Op-Ed

President James MacLaren and Arianna Genna ’22, political science and social justice & civic engagement, were highlighted in a recent op-ed by Joyce Davis H’17, PennLive opinion editor. Davis interviewed President MacLaren and Genna for “We can thank Pennsylvania’s responsible college students for not spreading COVID-19.”

Savini Honored as Health Care Hero

Jill Savini, the registered nurse who oversees the Shroyer Health Center, was recognized as a 2021 Health Care Hero by the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal (CPBJ). Savini was honored as a Nurse Hero with colleagues from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and others by the CPBY who annually “recognizes excellence, promotes innovation, and honors the efforts of individuals and organizations making significant positive impacts on the quality of health care.

Dr. Garcia Armero Discusses Mindfulness with ABC TV27

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.”