Antioch University New England named Dr. Shawn Fitzgerald ’88, psychology, its new provost and campus chief executive officer. As the new university leader, Fitzgerald began his new duties in mid-July. He previously held leadership roles at Widener University in Chester, Pa., and Kent State University in Ohio.
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.
Steve, Horst, Esq., ’01 and Peter Ruth, Esq., ’08 were recently named to the Central Penn Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class of 2018. Horst, a biology major who graduated from Villanova Law School, is managing counsel and director of vendor risk management and contracts administration at Fulton Financial Corporation. Ruth, a history and politics double major who also minored in law, graduated from the Widener University School of Law and is an attorney with Stock and Leader in York.
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.
Career guidance site Zippia identified LVC as #1 among all U.S. colleges and universities in its listing of “The Best Colleges in Each State for Getting a Job 2018.” The placement rate for the College was 96.185%. Zippia used the College Scorecard Data to search “for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.” The listing was picked up by national and international media outlets and WGAL TV (NBC) did a feature story that garnered more than 75,000 views.
The Women’s Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities recently featured Todd Snovel ’06, assistant dean of student engagement and inclusion, as its featured Dream Team Member. Snovel was asked to join the Women’s Fund Advisory Committee earlier this year. According to the article, he was inspired to join among other reasons because of “hearing the impact that the fund was having on its grantees—the amazing projects that our partner organizations were facilitating were enriching the lives of the women in our community.”
Geoffrey Roche, vice president of strategic initiatives and secretary of the College, was an invited panelist for the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Foundation workshop at Shippensburg University May 19. Roche, who was a HOBY participant while in high school, spoke about how community service experience helps prepare high school students for college, and how college students reach out to and impact the communities in which they reside.
Leo Bagley, executive deputy secretary of PennDOT, visited campus in early May to review the design plans for the new Pedestrian Bridge and see the current bridge. Lewis E. Thayne, president; Shawn Curtin, vice president of finance and administration; and Geoffrey Roche, vice president of strategic initiatives and secretary of the College; discussed safety and greater accessibility as driving forces behind the necessity of building a new bridge. Senator Mike Folmer; Julie Cheyney, executive director of the Lebanon County Planning Department; and Nolan Ritchie ’06, executive director of the State Senate Transportation Committee; were also part of the tour.
Dr. Terrence Alladin, assistant professor of criminal justice, was quoted in article that was published on the New York Times. The piece concerned an ex-volunteer deputy who served time for shooting an unarmed black man and was picked up by the Associated Press and published in numerous additional outlets.