Archive for the ‘Student Accomplishments’ Category.

Esports Showcased on FOX

Thomas Yantis ’22, business administration, and his eSports teammates were featured in a piece by WMPT Fox 43 reporter Jack Eble. LVC’s team, the first varsity intercollegiate team in Pennsylvania, competed against Penn State and Ohio State at a tournament in Harrisburg. Yantis, from Harrisburg, is a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania eSports Coalition, a non-profit that advocates for the eSports industry.

 

 

 

Dr. Urban Published in Conservation Biology

Dr. Rebecca Urban, associate professor of biology and director of environmental science, and collaborators from 22 primarily undergraduate institutions recently published a paper, “Effects of urbanization on the population structure of freshwater turtles across the United States” in the journal Conservation Biology. Urban’s 2012 and 2013 Environmental Science (BIO 103) and Ecology (BIO 312) classes helped collect data that were used in the article co-written by Professor Urban. This research was made possible through the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN).

Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman’s Performances Feted in Brazil

Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, professor of music and College organist, gave a concert tour in Brazil recently, including an appearance with the Mogi das Cruzes Orchestra at the Festival do Inverno, the largest classical music festival in Latin America. Her work was covered by several Brazilian media outlets. This year, Moorman-Stahlman was joined on the trip by Dr. Sharon G. Davis, director of music education, and three music education students—Robin McAnally ’18, Abby Stoner ’19, and Rachel Schulz ’19—to travel to four cities in Brazil. They gave workshops in handbells, tone chimes, bucket drumming, and boomwhackers, and the students performed handbell concerts.

Devon Malloy ’19 Wins STEM Scholarship at Women in Technology Awards Event

Devon Malloy ’19, digital communications and global studies, was recognized for her contributions to the mid-state tech industry during the 2018 Women in Technology Awards event presented by the Technology Council of Central in June. Devon was awarded a STEM scholarship.

Fox 43 Shines a Light on Alyssa Smale’s ’18 Nail Polish Research

Alyssa Smale ’18, chemistry, spent more than a year compiling a database to help criminologists use nail polish as an investigatory tool. When Fox 43 came to do a story on her work Smale had 14 brands of polish, each with seven colors, in the database, and had “learned how to transfer the data from machine to machine so data shared across the country can be examined accurately.” This fall, Smale will enroll in Penn State’s master’s in forensic science program.

Thomas Yantis ’22 Featured on ABC News

Thomas Yantis ’22, an incoming business administration major and one of the College’s first-ever esports recruits, was recently featured in a WHTM TV 27 (ABC) news story. Yantis is one of six members of the newly established eSports Coalition, only the second such coalition in the U.S. According to its executive director, the eSports Coalition has three objectives: “advocacy, education, and promotion.” The other five members are gaming, government, and technology professionals from across the state.

Aaron Furry ’19 Recognized for Concerto Aria Selection

Aaron Furry ’19, a triple major in music, music education, and business administration, was recognized by his hometown newspaper as one of three winners of the College’s annual concerto aria competition. Marie Grenchik ’19, music education, and Catie McClain ’19, music, were the other selectees.

Makenzie Kelley ’19 and Marhsal Kiessling ’18 Featured in Hometown Newspaper

Makenzie Kelley ’19, women’s lacrosse, and Marshal Kiessling ’18, baseball, were noted in their hometown newspaper The Sun, for their athletic accomplishments. Kelley, a double major in early childhood and special education, was named to the IWLCA All-Region Second Team and Kiessling, a business administration major, was recognized for being named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s spring 2018 Sportsmanship Team.

Phi Beta Lambda Members Compete at State Leadership Conference

Nine members of the LVC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda represented the College at the 47th Pennsylvania Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in April, with six of them placing among the top three in various competitions. This qualifies the six place-winners to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore in June.

Bryce Larison ’19—1st, Business Sustainability
Nicole Files ’18—2nd, Marketing Concepts
Brandon McMinn ’18—2nd, Accounting for Professionals; 3rd, Marketing Concepts
Tyler Isabelle ’19—2nd, Management Concepts; 3rd, Microeconomics
Paige Bryson ’20—3rd, Project Management
Adam Reed ’21—3rd, Accounting Principles

 

 

Fulbright Honoree Kristy Sonberg ’18 Highlighted in Hometown Newspaper

Kristy Sonberg ’18, early childhood education and special education, was featured in The Star Democrat after being named the College’s third Fulbright Finalist, and 17th overall, this spring. Sonberg will travel to South Korea as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.