Dr. Eva Frank, assistant professor of athletic training, published her research study in the Athletic Training Education Journal. The article, Simulation-Based Instruction in Continuing Education, was co-authored by Dr. Frank’s colleagues at Arizona State University and Florida International University. Their research “compared the effects of two simulation techniques on knowledge and skill acquisition of a cardiovascular assessment.”
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.
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.
Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair and associate professor of Spanish, recently presented at the XXV Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispanicos in Lima, Peru. She spoke about her forthcoming short story, ‘Paimpsesto: Relatos Cortos de Irlandeses en el Peru.’
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.
Dr. Chris J. Dolan, professor of political science, will serve as research associate with the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS) in Prishtina, Kosovo, where he will research violent extremism, Russia’s use of hybrid warfare tactics, security sector reform, and the role of NATO in the geopolitics of the Western Balkans. He will also serve as a research associate with the Center for Political Courage at the University of Prishtina in Kosovo and research rule of law, democratization, and public policy in Kosovo.
Jeff Remington, an adjunct instructor and thesis advisor in the MSSE Program since 1997, was named one of 50 finalists worldwide from more than 12,000 nominations for a $1 million Global Teacher Prize to be bestowed by The Varkey Foundation. Remington is one of only five U.S. teachers to make the semi-final for the award, which is run in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He has previously won numerous state and national teaching awards, including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching in 2002.
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. Kathleen Tacelosky, professor of Spanish, presented “Heritage speakers (back) in Mexico: U.S.-raised children in Mexican public schools,” at the Annual Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language in Albuquerque, New Mexico in February. Tacelosky’s panel, using research she conducted while a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico, attempted to draw together linguists and educators to advance dialogue and a research agenda regarding the linguistic needs of heritage Spanish speakers raised in the U.S. who learned to speak Spanish at home before returning to Mexico.