School Counselors Newsletter

Learn about The Valley's new state-of-the-art health professions building, expanding programs, scholarships, and visit opportunities in the spring 2017 issue.

Construction to Begin on Arnold Health Professions Pavilion

Construction work is underway and an official groundbreaking is planned for May for the College’s $20 million state-of-the-art Arnold Health Professions Pavilion. Scheduled to open in 2018, the building will provide flexible classroom space, observation rooms acoustically treated for sound, human performance and gross anatomy labs, flexible faculty office space to increase collaboration with students, and new technologies that enhance teaching for students in our athletic training, communication sciences & disorders/speech-language pathology, exercise science, and physical therapy programs. The building is named in honor of Jeanne Donlevy Arnold H’08 and Edward H. Arnold H’87, who propelled the project forward with a $10 million challenge gift.

New Major Interaction and Experience Design Prepares Students for Careers in Growing Field

Due to the impressive success of the Digital Communications Program, a new parallel major—Interaction and Experience Design (I.Ex.D.)—was added for this fall and a new department—Design, Media, and Technology—was created to house both majors. I.Ex.D. is an emerging field and LVC will have one of the first programs of this type in the country.   The I.Ex.D. major focuses on using design and technology to create smart objects and wearables or design live events. The curriculum will ground students in the areas of design, digital media, programming and electronics, human-centered design methods, virtual reality, usability testing, and rapid prototyping and fabrication.

New Environmental Major and Minor

LVC’s unique location, which includes abundant study areas such as the Wood Thrush Research Preserve on or adjacent to campus, made our new environmental programs a natural addition to The Valley’s historic strength in the sciences. Students can elect to major in environmental science or minor in environmental studies this fall, and will develop the problem-solving skills needed to excel in the field by designing experiments, interpreting the results from studies, experiencing hands-on fieldwork, and more. Working in collaboration with the College’s diverse faculty of sciences and scholars, students will gain professional insight that prepares them for careers in environmental science, a field expect to grow by 11 percent by 2024 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Visit Opportunities

Visit Now

Campus tours and information sessions are offered Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Visit Now

July 14

Discovery Day–perfect for an introductory look at LVC for prospective and accepted students.

August 11

Discovery Day–perfect for an introductory look at LVC for prospective and accepted students.

Summer Registration

Take a Class This Summer

Sociology, Spanish, and business are just a few of the courses we are offering this summer! Taking a summer class is a great way to get a jumpstart on college. Most of our courses will be offered online.

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Apply To LVC

Thinking Ahead

Students who wish to enroll for Fall 2018 can apply starting August 1 through LVC’s application or through the Common Application. With the recent changes to the financial aid process, watch for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be ready in October. Earlier FAFSA completion leads to an earlier financial aid package from the College.

How to Apply