Archive for the ‘Student Accomplishments’ Category.

Bridget Finn ’21 Named to MAC COVID-19 Advisory Group

The Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced that Bridget Finn ’21, exercise science, was named to the MAC COVID-19 advisory group. Finn was the only student selected to the 14-member group that will provide recommendations to the MAC presidents and athletic directors based on local and national guidance. 

Finn, a member of the LVC women’s soccer team, is president of the MAC Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and a member of the NCAA Division III SAAC.

Students Shine in Global Business Strategy Game

Three student teams in Dr. Robert Leonard’s Business 485 Strategic Management senior capstone course earned Global Top 100 rankings for their Business Strategy Game performance. The Hildebrand Company, comprised of Vance Hermanson, Rebecca Kutz, Tyler Lutz, and Matthew Pados, were recognized for Overall Game-to-Date Score, which was tied for best Overall Score, and worldwide performance of the week. The Emerald Exports team, comprised of Scotty Dickmyer, Adam Eidemiller, Dominique Guimond, and George Thompson, were recognized for their Return on Average Equity (ROE), which was the 100th best ROE performance of the week, worldwide. Finally, I Wanna Drop Out, comprised of Corbin French, Jordan Huhn, Adam Salazar, and Leah Wingert, were also recognized for ROE, with their 134.4% being the 10th best ROE of the week, worldwide.  

Bryson ’20 Named PERC Campus Sustainability Champion

The Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC) named Paige Bryson ’20, English a 2020 Campus Sustainability Champion. For the past two academic years, Bryson has been a member of, and intern for, LVC’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC). She’s managed all written and social media communications, including for the ESAC’s annual report, Green Living Guide, annual Earth Day, and other campus sustainability events. Bryson also served as a data intern, compiling an LVC Carbon Footprint report.

Dr. Thayne Supports DACA

President Lewis E. Thayne reaffirmed the College’s support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). He joined numerous other college and university presidents who pledged their support for the continuation of the policy to protect Dreamers in light of the upcoming Supreme Court decision on DACA. 

Brandon Roy ’20 Named NSF Honorable Mention

Brandon Roy ’20, biochemistry & molecular biology, won an Honorable Mention in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Last year, Brandon was the College’s first-known Goldwater Scholar and will pursue his Ph.D. at Cornell University through a fellowship this fall.

Boal ’22 and Kemmery ’22 Awarded Clark Associates Scholarships

Randal McCarty P’97, Clark Associates Foundation director and director of recruitment, announced that Logan Boal ’22 (actuarial science and computer & data science) and Brandon Kemmery ’22 (digital communications) were selected to receive $5,000 grants through LVC’s Clark Associates Scholarships. Clark Scholarships are awarded to current sophomores and juniors with outstanding leadership skills or an entrepreneurial spirit. Clark Associates Inc., in Lancaster, is one of the fastest growing companies in Central Pennsylvania, with more than 2,800 employees, including 20+ LVC alumni.

Dr. Blouch and Others Present and Exhibit in Baltimore

Dr. Kathy Blouch, director of the master of science in STEM education programs, and Andrea Walker, adjunct instructor in science education, presented and exhibited at the ITEEA International Technology Educators Association Conference in Baltimore, Md., with an undergraduate and program graduate. Also, Blouch led “LVC’s Integrated STEM Program: Engaging Students, Empowering Teachers, Growing Leaders, and Enhancing the Community,” with Tyler Frantz ’08, M’20, and Robyn Weiland ’20.

 

PT Faculty and Students Present and Receive Awards

Several physical therapy faculty and students presented their research at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in Denver, Colo., last month. Two faculty members also received recognition during the gathering of more than 18,000 attendees. Dr. Jennifer Price, director of clinical education for PT, received her Pediatric Clinical Specialist Board Certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and Dr. Justin Mierzwicki, clinical assistant professor of PT, was recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties–Geriatrics as “Most Productive Item Writer–2019” for the national board certification examination.

Price; Dr. Katie Oriel, professor of PT; Danielle Burns ’18, D’20; Kaytlyn Fielder ’18, D’20; Alisha Kelley ’18, D’20; and Kayla Roca ’18, D’20 presented their peer-reviewed research poster, “Parent Perceptions of an Early Participation Experience in Young Children with Disabilities: Aquatics versus Land.” Mierzwicki; Kevin Griffith ’18, D’20; Kelsey Harrison ’18, D’20; Nikki Singley ’17, D’20; Madelyn Fox ’18, D’20; and Daryl Holstay ’18, D’20 presented their peer-reviewed research poster, “Comparison of High-Intensity Resistance and Power Training Programs in Pre-Frail and Frail Older Adults.”

Joshua Miller ’21 Selected for Prestigious Internship

Joshua Miller ’21, a physics and math double major, was selected for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program. This highly competitive program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy national labs, enables undergraduates to conduct research with some of the most talented scientists in the world. Miller will work on nuclear physics research this summer at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia.

Dr. Bentz Producing Oral History of WWII Veteran

Dr. Adam Bentz, adjunct instructor in history and assistant director of library and archives at the York County History Center (YCHC), is documenting the story of Monroe Shearer ’50, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Bentz is working with Shearer’s daughter, Joyce Archer, to create an oral history through an AllVets program co-hosted by the YCHC. Also, Ian Rex ’21, history, has been spotlighting Shearer’s story on the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library Tumblr series.