Archive for the ‘Student Accomplishments’ Category.

Students Again Shine in University of London Law Modules

Dr. Phillip Benesch, chair of social sciences and associate professor of political science, announced that LVC students had a 100% success rate on the University of London level-4 law modules completed this summer. It is the second consecutive year program participants achieved a 100% success rate in mid-year University of London law exams.

To date, just two years into the program’s history, five LVC students have completed all requirements for the award of the University of London Certificate of Higher Education in the Common Law (equivalent to the first year of a British law degree). The 13 LVC students who have so far registered for the program are on track to earn a total of more than 200 LVC equivalent credits through the University of London by the end of 2021.

Concert Choir Selected to Perform at Association Conference

The LVC Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Kyle Zeuch, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, was selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association of Pennsylvania summer conference, New Horizons, on August 2. The virtual performance was recorded and edited by choir members during the spring 2021 semester and shared on August 2 with choral directors from throughout Pennsylvania.

Athletic Training Program Going Strong

The 2021 Master of Athletic Training cohort had a 100% first-time pass rate on the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam. The cohort’s average score was 83 points above the national average. The 2023 cohort enrollment is 50% higher than the national average.

Beidler ’23 Creates Digital Arboretum

Jake Beidler ’23, environmental science, recently created a digital map of the College’s nearly 1,000 trees to create an online LVC Arboretum. He used the 2018 Campus Tree Inventory done by Good’s Tree Care for Facilities, collected twigs from almost all species to create herbarium specimens, photographed the specimens, checked the GPS coordinates, and mapped the trees.

Genna’s ’23 Op-Ed Published by PennLive

Ariana Genna ’23, political science and social justice & civic engagement, had an opinion piece, “Dismantling disinformation surrounding Black Lives Matter” published by PennLive this week. Genna, an Allwein Scholar, provided facts noting the “false narrative that BLM [Black Lives Matter] protests are violent and hateful has spread through disinformation.” She explores where this disinformation stems from and the importance of thinking and learning critically.

Kemmery ’22 Interviewed by FOX for Cryptocurrency Story

Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Physical Therapy Presented at the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Virtual Convention

Dr. Eva Frank, assistant professor of athletic training; Emily Stratton ’19, D’21; Jacob Dgien ’19, D’21; Lindsey Topper ’21; Dr. Marcia Epler, associate professor of physical therapy; and Dr. Robert Creath, associate professor of exercise science and director of the Lewis Human Performance Lab, presented COVID-19 Quarantine: Impact on Functional Mobility and Pain in Older Adults at the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Virtual Convention, June 12.

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.”

Shaffer ’22 Named Presser Scholar

The music faculty recently announced that Tessa Shaffer ’22, a double major in music and music education, was named the 2021–22 Presser Scholar. Shaffer, one of three students to win the most recent Concerto Aria competition, earned the College’s most prestigious music award. The Presser Scholar is “Selected by the music faculty guided solely by consideration of excellence and merit. This award is an honor award and the student, in their senior year, is known as a Presser Scholar. The award includes a generous stipend to aid in continuing musical studies.”

Exercise Science to present at the American Society of Biomechanics 2021 Annual Meeting.

Benjamin Hinkley ’21, Aaron Tranquillo ’19, D’21, Veronica Venezia ’21, Niclas Sharp ’21, and Dr. Robert Creath will present Simulating Hip Stiffness in Healthy Adults during Quiet Standing by Use of a Hip and Knee Brace: Preliminary Results, at the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting in August 2021. Dr. Creath is an associate professor of exercise science, director of the Lewis Human Performance Lab, and a member of the American Society of Biomechanics.