From The Valley to the Ivy Leagues

LVC's long-standing national and international reputation in the sciences has led to numerous Valley chemistry graduates moving on to internationally recognized Ph.D. programs.

Graduate Success

ACS chemistry, biochemistry & molecular biology, and chemistry graduates of the past five years are pursuing Ph.D. degrees at the University of California (Santa Barbara), University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Lehigh University, SUNY Binghamton, University of Delaware (3), University of Pittsburgh, University of Florida, Pennsylvania State University (University Park), Thomas Jefferson University, Duquesne University, Michigan State University, University of California at Berkeley, and University of South Carolina.

These Ph.D. candidates are studying analytical chemistry, biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, chemistry, genetics, inorganic chemistry, neuropharmacology, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.

Other recent program alumni are doing/completed graduate work in the medical sciences (Medical University of South Carolina), pharmacology (Temple University School of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences, Wilkes University), osteopathic medicine (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), podiatry (Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), biomedical sciences (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University), animal science (North Carolina State University), nutrition (Rutgers University), and medicine (Drexel University School of Medicine). In addition, a recent graduate earned a post-baccalaureate fellowship with the National Institutes of Health and another received a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship at the University of Indianapolis.

Some of the department’s notable alumni include a professor of surgery/director of heart and lung transplantation at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, assistant professor/cancer research associate at Michigan State University, and assistant director for chemical carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Etiology.

Graduates from the past five years are working as analysts, researchers, and scientists at the Institute for Glaxo SmithKline, Invitro Sciences, Nestle Purina Pet Care, Nissin Foods, Aswin-Ushas, Kensey Nash, Eurofins Laboratories, Cargill, and Silliker-Merieux NutriSciences.

Justin Engle, an LVC ACS Chemistry graduate, now works at a brewery

Justin Engle '05 Assisting Texas Community During Hurricane Harvey

Justin Engle '05 and his crew at the Town in City Brewing Company in Houston Heights, TX are doing their part to meet the needs of their neighbors displaced by the devastating floods.

Where Our Alumni Are:

2016 Alumni

Name Position
Megan Blauch PhD Program in Chemistry, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Antoinette Issis Laboratory Technician, ALS Environmental, York, PA
Joshua Kauffman PhD Program in Chemistry, Penn State University, State College, PA
Matthew Maple Chemistry Teacher, Annville, PA; MS Program, Science Education, Shippensburg University, PA
Jeffrey Pellow Associate Scientist, Eurofins Laboratories, Lancaster, PA
Clarissa Shoffler PhD Program in Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Daniel Weidensaul Associate Scientist, Eurofins Laboratories, Lancaster, PA

2015 Alumni

Name: Position:
Benjamin Carpenter PhD Program in Organic Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Timothy Carroll PhD Program in Chemistry, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA
Philip Donmoyer Chemist, Lancaster Laboratories, Lancaster, PA
Alyssa Lancaster Analyst, Lancaster Laboratories, Lancaster, PA
Kaitlyn McCardle PhD Program in Analytical Chemistry, SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

2014 Alumni

Name: Position:
Jason Shay QC Analyst, J&J McNeill, Inc., Lititz, PA.

2013 Alumni

Name: Position
Edward Beall PhD Program, Physical Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Kyle Gross Chemist, Ashwin-Ushas Corporation, Marlboro, New Jersey.
Justin Kontra Biomaterials Research and Development, Kensey Nash Corporation, Exton, Pa.
Alyssa Mitchell PhD Program, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
Stephanie Velardo Ph.D. Program, Analytical Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Del.