Posts tagged ‘Spanish’

Dr. McEvoy’s Book Reviewed by Brazilian Publication

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy’s recent book, La Experiencia Invisible: Immigrantes Irlandeses en el Perú (The Invisible Experience: Irish Immigrants in Peru), was reviewed by José Manuel Carrasco-Weston, a research assistant at the Research Center of the Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru), for ABEI Journal, a Brazilian publication. Carrasco-Weston noted that McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, wrote a book that is a “groundbreaking study on the Irish immigration in Peru,” and that it fills a “historical void” in the field.

Dr. McEvoy’s New Book #1

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, recently published “La Experiencia Invisible. Inmigrantes Irlandeses en el Perú” (The Invisible Experience. Irish Immigrants in Peru), and it was the #1 seller at the Fondo Editorial de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) stand at the International Book Fair in Peru. The book is based on Dr. McEvoy’s long-term research into the fragmented history of the Irish emigration to Peru and was published by Fondo Editorial UNMSM.

Jon Sensenig ’97 Promoted to VP by Speedwell Construction

Jon Sensenig ’97, international business and Spanish, was promoted from project manager to vice president of design build by Speedwell Construction.


Brian Cerullo ’00 Named Ephrata Girls’ Basketball Coach

Brian Cerullo ’00, accounting and Spanish, was named as the new head coach for girls’ basketball at Ephrata High School. He has worked in the district as a Spanish teacher at the high school since 2002.

Rachel Duong ’18 and Shaquel Marshall ’18 Win Prizes at UG Research Symposium

Rachel Duong ’18, English and Spanish, and Shaquel Marshall ’18, global studies and sociology, won prizes at “The Examined Life: An Undergraduate Conference in the Liberal Arts,” at St. Francis University. Duong won Best Paper in Media Theory for “Social Protests in the Age of the #Hashtag,” and Marshall won honorable mention in Media Theory for “From the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter: Social Media and Social Movements.”


Dr. Guzman-Zavala Connects Spanish Majors with Lebanon Community

Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and the majors in her Capstone Senior Seminar recently volunteered in Lebanon. They were joined by Roberto Marti ’07, assistant director of admission and coordinator of transfer enrollment, and Shilesky Montalvo ’18, LVC student trustee, as they helped translate health insurance, housing, voting, and other important information for recent Latino/Puerto Rican arrivals. The event was organized by the United Way of Lebanon County and its chief executive officer, Kenny Montijo ’09.

Christopher DeLorenzo ’10 Completes Ph.D.; Teaching at Georgetown

Christopher DeLorenzo ’10, a double major in history and Spanish, recently earned his Ph.D. in Latin American History from Georgetown University. He is currently an instructor in history at Georgetown.

Veronica Nazario ’20 Named Mosaic Mentor

Sophomore Veronica Nazario, a double major in early childhood and special education, was recognized by her hometown newspaper for being named a Mosaic Mentor at LVC. Nazario, who also minors in Spanish, was one of 14 Mosaic Mentors selected this academic year to assist incoming and transfer ALANA, multicultural fellowship, LVEP, international, and LGBTQ+-identifying students with their academic, social, and personal transition during their first year at The Valley.

De La Cruz’s TD’s Highlighted

Jeremy De La Cruz ’18, a criminal justice major with a Spanish minor, hauled in a pair of touchdown receptions during the football team’s 36–0 road victory over Wilkes University. De La Cruz, a wide receiver and Lebanon High School graduate, caught TD passes of 55 and 10 yards from quarterback Tyler Sterner ’18, business administration.

Students Volunteer in Puerto Rico

For the fourth consecutive year, LVC students and faculty participated in a long-distance service learning trip, this year to Puerto Rico. A dozen students, accompanied by Dr. Ivette-Guzman Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, former director of service and volunteerism, volunteered at Villas del Pelegrino (a retirement community), Hogar la Piedad (a center for victims of domestic violence), and Esculea Luiz Munoz Marin (an elementary school) according to the Standard-Speaker.