John Haus, head coach of men’s lacrosse, signed 15-year-old Freddy Romero-Cabrera to an official letter of intent, which means that he will be part of practices, games, team dinners, events, and more according to a report on WPMT FOX 43. In 2011, Freddy was diagnosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy. His signing was made possible by Team IMPACT, “a Boston-based non-profit that connects children facing serious and chronic illnesses with local college athletic teams.”
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Dr. Thomas P. Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, published “Replacing youth tackle football with flag football might not make our children safer,” in USA Today. The piece, in which Dr. Dompier argues that removing helmets from the tackle equation will not prevent head trauma, was picked up nationwide by numerous USA partners.
Henry Devorick ’20, an audio & music production and music double major, was named VALE Artist of the Year becoming just the third artist to receive a contract with VALE Music Group, the College’s student-run record label. As VALE’s newest artist, Devorick opened for We The Kings during ValleyFest and release an EP, Nelson’s Umbrella, during VALE’s Spring Festival.
Dr. Treva Clark, assistant chair and associate professor of business & economics, spent her recent sabbatical helping lead a mission trip to Nepal on behalf of Grandview United Methodist Church in Lancaster. Grandview has sponsored a medical missionary in Nepal for two decades but this was their first supporting visit.
This was the seventh international mission trip for Clark, who also oversees the International Business Program. She previously served six missions in Latin America.
Dr. James Broussard, professor of history, was interviewed by Charles McElwee ’11 for an article he wrote for American Conservative. Dr. Broussard, in his role as director of the College’s Center for Political History, was quoted in “Heinz, Santorum, and the GOP’s Working Class Legacy in Pennsylvania.”
The men’s basketball program hosted its second Make-A-Wish Game Feb. 3 and Fox 43 ran a story on the event last night. Wish Child Aramya Riley from Steelton was honored during pregame ceremonies, with team captains and cheerleaders presenting her with a one-of-a-kind LVC team jersey. Senior guard Collin Moore, from Magnolia, Del., made the announcement that Aramya’s Make-A-Wish trip to Disney was granted.
The College’s forthcoming Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Graduate Success was covered in a recent Shippensburg News Chronicle post, “$1.5 million gift launches Center for Graduate Success at LVC.” The Breen Center, with programming starting next fall, will offer global networking, internship coordination, professional skill-building, and one-on-one advising for every student, starting in the first year. The center has been established with a $1.5 million gift through the Breen Family Foundation from Edward D. Breen, chief executive officer of DowDuPont Inc. and LVC trustee, and his wife, Lynn.
Lebanon Valley College has announced it will add esports to its varsity athletic program in the spring of 2018. Esports will serve as Lebanon Valley College’s 26th varsity intercollegiate athletic program and its first co-ed sport. It will be the fifth new program added since the beginning of the decade, along with men’s and women’s lacrosse (2009–10), women’s golf (2013–14), and women’s ice hockey (2016–17).