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Lazin Lecture Series Presents Pennsylvania’s First Lady, Retired Doctor, and a Consulting Group President
03.19.13 |
Malcom Lazin
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Entering its 14th year, the Lazin Series brings an exclusive group of alumni and business leaders to campus and provides students with an inside look into a variety of professions and post-graduate possibilities. Most importantly, the program brings an outside, real world, perspective into the classroom. Malcolm Lazin ’65 started the program in memory of his father, Norman Lazin ’37, as a way to bring something special to the College.

Residents teach classes and participate in discussions with students, offering comments based on their experience. This year the College will host Lazin, First Lady of Pennsylvania Susan Manbeck Corbett ’72, Ed Iannarella ’73, and Dr. Howard Jones ’65 in classrooms March 20-22.

“The alumni network at LVC is an invaluable resource for current students,” said Jayanne Hayward ’01, director of alumni programs. The knowledge and resources Lazin residents bring into the classroom adds a real life dimension that may lead students to internships or post-graduate opportunities never before considered. Each resident is an expert in their field and we’re so grateful to Malcolm for his vision, generosity, and leadership for the Lazin Series.

Lazin, who earned a B.S. in biology at LVC and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, is executive director of Equality Forum, a national and international GLBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. He was a federal prosecutor and led successful major grand jury investigations into public corruption. Lazin received the U.S. Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the Department of Justice’s highest honor. He served as a commissioner and then chair of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission, the principal state agency investigating organized crime, and as a litigation partner at a Philadelphia law firm.

Corbett became the 44th First Lady of Pennsylvania when her husband and fellow LVC alumnus, Tom Corbett, was sworn in as Governor of Pennsylvania in 2011. After completing her degree in English, she began her career at Northern Lebanon School District teaching senior high English before moving to San Antonio where Tom earned his law degree. After her two children were born, Corbett dedicated several years to staying home and raising a family. She resumed her professional career in 1990 as a special projects manager for the President’s Office at Carnegie Museums and the Director’s Office of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She served as assistant producer and then executive director of Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, a nationally-recognized literary arts organization. From 2006 to 2010, Susan served as vice-president for programs and development for the Gettysburg Foundation. She is now chair of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a trustee of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, an ex officio member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Board of Trustees and a commissioner of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Iannarella was a star athlete, student leader, and cum laude graduate of the Class of 1973. He received the Rotary Foundation’s “Graduate Fellowship for International Understanding” that led him to post-graduate study at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is currently president of Stonehenge Consulting Group, a sales performance, asset management, and consulting firm specializing in sales training and marketing for the hospitality industry. Previously Iannarella served as national director of sales and training for Residence Inns, an asset manager and hotel owner, and most recently, a trainer for well-known domestic and international hotel brands and the United States Navy. His U.S.-based workshops draw an international audience, and he has delivered training in Canada, England, Mexico, Aruba, Argentina, Guatemala, and El Salvador. A former English teacher, he’s written and taught brand level sales training programs that have been a requirement for more than 3,000 hotels. Finally, Iannarella played basketball for a U.S. traveling team in Europe, has owned or operated 21 Cinnabon bakeries in the Northeast, is an amateur magician, and plays the guitar and harmonica.

Jones graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1965 then went on to lead a life of service to others. While at LVC, Jones was a member of the cross country, track, and tennis teams and was inducted to the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. After completing his degree in biology, Jones earned a doctor of medicine from Hahnemann Medical College in 1969. He completed his residency at the Hunterdon Medical Center Family Practice in Flemington, N.J., and ministered to patients over the next 37 years as a U.S. Navy family physician at Camp Pendleton, Calif. and in Milford, N.J. He also taught in the Residency Program in Milford. Even after retirement, Jones continues to serve as a volunteer in his church and recently traveled to Haiti to install a clean water system for a village there. He has been married for 48 years to Dr. Helen Jones, and has two children and two grandchildren.

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