A Q&A with Jay Franklin '97

Jay Franklin ’97, vice president of NRG Controls Inc., reflects on his experiences as a Dutchman and how LVC helped him reach his fullest potential.

Graduate Success

Recent biology graduates have pursued careers as scientists for such companies as Pfizer, DuPont, The Hershey Company, Merck, and Upjohn. Others have gone on to work for the government at the NIH, FDA, EPA, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Army Corps of Engineers, and the Smithsonian.

Many have also attended prestigious medical, veterinary, and dental schools, as well as master’s and Ph.D. programs throughout the country. In the past three years, biology graduates have enrolled in programs at West Virginia Medical School, East Carolina University, Temple University, Drexel University, Indian University, Penn State College of Medicine, Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine, Sarah Lawrence College, The Commonwealth Medical College, University of Maryland, and Virginia Commonwealth University, among others.

Laura Davidson, an LVC biology graduate, now works abroad as a veterinary surgeon

Caring for Creatures Great and Small in the U.K.

Laura Davidson ’98 grew up in Harrisburg and, ironically, chose LVC because it was close to home—but it didn’t take long for the biology major to discover an interest in world travel.

Dr. Shawn Bender chats with President Lewis Thayne

Changing Times

Dr. Shawn Bender ’01 didn’t set out with the intention of doing research, but soon into his stint as a pre-med major he found that he had a natural passion for delving into the mechanics of life.

Biology alumni Katie Wray went on to graduate from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Encouraged by Her Professors, Katie Wray '15 Pursues a Career in Dentistry

With the help and persuasion of the faculty, Wray decided to attend Lebanon Valley College and further her love for the sciences, leading her to graduate school at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

Dr. Marianne Boltz, an LVC biology graduate, now works in optometry

Eye Exam Leads to Career in Optometry: A Q&A with Dr. Marianne Boltz '92

It wasn’t always clear to Boltz that optometry would be her chosen field. Originally an elementary education major at LVC, Boltz changed her major to biology in her sophomore year.