Interests that develop at a young age can turn into a passion, which is exactly why Charles McElwee ’11 travels from his home in Hershey to volunteer on the board of directors at the Greater Hazleton Historical Society in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Recent LVC history graduates are employed in interesting and rewarding careers, and attending some of the nation’s best graduate schools. Positions include teaching history in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Utah; serving as a research analyst for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Population Health Improvement; working as a program associate for The Fund For American Studies (Washington, D.C.); and serving as a guide for the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
Others chose to continue their education in a wide range of academic areas. They enrolled in graduate programs at George Washington University (policy analysis and evaluation), University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Sotheby’s Institute of New York City (contemporary art), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (intercultural communications), Moravian Seminary (divinity), Duquesne University (public history), Widener University School of Law, and University of the Arts (museum communications).
Thanks to the skills he developed at The Valley, Dillon Streifeneder was selected as an executive officer in the Marine Corps.
For Kelly O’Brien '07, finding new ways to connect with the larger community was the true collegiate experience.
Haisam Hassanein ’14 enjoyed positive experiences at LVC that strongly influenced his two brothers, Wesam ’15 and Amr ’18 in their decisions to follow him to The Valley.
As Lisa Burkholder ’08 travels the world, her education at Lebanon Valley College has proved instrumental in deepening and expanding her worldview.