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MarComm Wins National Higher Ed Marketing Award for New Website

The marketing and communications team, under the leadership of Molly O’Brien-Foelsch, was recognized for its work on the College’s latest iteration of its website. Lebanon Valley College was named a Merit Winner during the 33rd Annual Educational Advertising Awards, organized by Higher Education Marketing Report.



Geoffrey Roche Serves as Judge at FBLA State Competition

Geoffrey Roche, vice president of strategic initiatives and secretary of the College, served as a judge for the Partnership with Business event at the Pennsylvania FBLA State Competition in Hershey April 9. According to their site, the awards program “recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas.”

Olajiwon McCadney Receives Four National Awards in Texas

Olajiwon McCadney, assistant director of intercultural affairs & inclusive programming, was named winner of four awards at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) College Educators International convention in Houston, Texas. Nominated by colleagues and LVC students, McCadney was honored by the Coalition for Multicultural Affairs (Outstanding Contribution to Multicultural Education), Commission for Social Justice Educators (Outstanding Social Justice Educator, Trainer, or Mentor), Coalition for Sexuality and Gender Identities (Public Service Award), and Coalition for Men and Masculinities (Outstanding Men’s Program Award). He earned the Outstanding Men’s Program Award due to his creation of two LVC student programs: Men of Distinguished Excellence (MODE) and Men Influencing the Community House (MITCH), the latter of which was funded through a President’s Innovation Fund grant.

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. Thayne and Geoffrey Roche Attend NAICU Advocacy Day in D.C.

Dr. Lewis E. Thayne, president, and Geoffrey Roche, vice president of strategic initiatives and secretary of the College, attended the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., yesterday. They discussed various issues colleges such as Lebanon Valley currently face, including the Higher Education Reauthorization Act, with members of Congress. They were able to advocate on the College’s behalf and our students’ behalf to Congressman Charlie Dent, Senator Pat Toomey, and Senator Bob Casey, among others.


William Lehr, Chair Emeritus, Honored by Americans for the Arts

William Lehr Jr., Esq., a long-time member and two-term chair of the College’s Board of Trustees, was honored as part of the National Arts and Humanities Month in New York City last night. Lehr received a national arts award, the Legacy Award, and was honored among the likes of five-time Grammy winner Clive Davis.

Dr. McNulty Hosts Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Dr. Barbara McNulty, director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, hosted the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries regional meeting at the Gallery on Sept. 22. The event was a success with attendees from Albright College, Bucknell University, Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Lafayette College, Messiah College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, St. Joseph’s University, the University of Pennsylvania, and The University of the Arts participating.

Princeton Review Acknowledges Lebanon Valley College on its Annual “Guide to 365 Green Colleges”

Lebanon Valley College has been featured as one of the top environmentally sustainable colleges in the country in the Princeton Review’s 2017 “Guide to 365 Green Colleges.”

The Princeton Review chose the schools for this seventh annual edition of its “green guide” based on data from the company’s 2016–2017 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools’ commitments to the environment and sustainability.

Yingst Named Advisor to Reading Royals

Doug Yingst P’01, director of corporate relations and athletic giving, has added a new “hobby” in his free time. Yingst, who oversees fundraising for LVC’s Blue & White Club, was named an advisor to the Reading Royals ice hockey club, which competes in the East Coast Hockey League has a branch team for the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers.

O’Day Named President of Austin College

Steven P. O’Day, Esq., vice president of strategic initiatives and secretary of the College, was named as the 16th president of Austin College, a liberal arts college in Sherman, Texas, in August. During his four years at LVC, O’Day worked on the College’s strategic plan, Envision 2020, and campus master plan, One Campus. He was also intimately involved in several capital projects, including the Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion, Vernon and Doris Bishop Library, Frederic K. Miller Chapel, White Oak Street, and upcoming revitalization to the pedestrian bridge that will better connect North and South campus.