Jaylan Colon '18

Jaylan Colon '18

Jaylan Colon is a senior, first-generation college student majoring in English literature. He enjoys being an active member of the Lebanon Valley College campus community, including serving as president of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) whose motto is, “Better Men for a Better World.” Jaylan and the brothers at TKE live by these words as they deliver food from our LVC kitchens to local food pantries and volunteer at the Lebanon Humane Society. Jaylan believes in giving back to his community through volunteering his time, as well as promoting and participating in philanthropic awareness. He has been a member of LVC’s Relay for Life Committee and Colleges Against Cancer, and is employed in the Advancement Office. “As a college student, I understand that it may be difficult to give back, but if we all do our part we can make a big impact.”

Tia Dandridge '18

Tia Dandridge '18

Tia Dandridge is a senior sociology major who is active on and off campus. As president of Lebanon Valley College’s Asian Culture Club, Tia enjoys finding new and exciting ways to explore culture with her fellow members. She also has assisted with LVC’s Unity Week, organizing the first-ever Pangaea Cultural Fashion Show on campus, and volunteers at local animal shelters. Tia, who enjoys taking adventures with family and friends, believes “One person cannot do it alone. The accumulation of small donations makes a true difference.”

Clarissa Dempsey '18

Clarissa Dempsey '18

Clarissa Dempsey is a senior with a double major in music and early childhood education. She’s a member of the Sigma Alpha Iota sorority and Sigma Alpha Pi national honor society of leadership and success. “I believe in making the world a better place by giving time and effort back to the communities I am a part of, such as church communities and LVC. I believe if we smile more and give back to our communities, we can help create a world beyond our wildest dreams.”

Caitlin Dryde '18

Caitlin Dryden '18

Caitlin Dryden, a senior, is the daughter of two LVC graduates. She studies politics in the pre-law track and plans to attend law school following graduation. Caitlin actively participates in on-campus philanthropic activities such as Mini-Thon and Relay for Life, as well as off-campus philanthropy with the Ronald McDonald Foundation and College Readiness. She is a member of Delta Alpha Pi, an honor society, and Sigma Alpha Pi, a national society of leadership and success. Caitlin receives the Gingrich-Gruber Scholarship and the Leadership Award, and has made Dean’s List. In addition, she is in her second year as president of Phi Sigma Sigma, an international service and social sorority that recently started a campus-wide campaign for sexual assault awareness and resources. “When I participate in philanthropic work, I receive much more than I could ever hope to give. Philanthropy around the campus and the community fosters the growth of individual skill sets while cultivating new skills shared through collaborative efforts.”

Allison Giovenetti

Allison Giovanetti '19

Allison Giovanetti, a junior with a dual major in music education and music with a concentration in horn pedagogy, immerses herself in the art of music as the music director for Sigma Alpha Iota, Delta Alpha chapter, and treasurer for the National Association for Music Educators. She’s also a member of Sigma Alpha Pi, Sing a Song NJ, and the International Horn Society. This talented young leader is also the first student philanthropy coordinator at The Valley. Allison is committed to educating her classmates as to the importance of supporting their collegiate institution. “I strongly believe it is paramount that we all do our part to give back. Giving even a small amount can make a momentous difference in someone’s education.”

Amanda Gorman '18 D'20

Amanda Gorman '18 D'20

Amanda Gorman will graduate with her health science degree, and with a minor in business administration, in May 2018. Fortunately, she will be with us for another two years afterward to earn her doctor of physical therapy degree. Amanda is an active member of the Physical Therapy Club, Colleges Against Cancer, and ValleyFest. She also is a member of Sigma Alpha Pi, a national honors society for leadership and success, and receives the Class of 1939 Scholarship and the Mund Scholarship. Understandably, she feels strongly about supporting LVC. “I believe philanthropy is important for college students because giving back will make it possible for future students to have an educational experience just like we did.”

Lindsay Lane '18 D'20

Lindsay Lane '18 D'20

Lindsay Lane will earn her first LVC degree in 2018—a bachelor’s in health science with a minor in sociology—and her second—a doctor of physical therapy—in 2020. She stays involved on campus through the Physical Therapy Club, ValleyFest Committee, and Relay for Life. Lindsay also is employed as an LVC Phonathon student manager, where she makes connections with alumni across the country, and is an active member of Sigma Alpha Pi, a national honor society of leadership and success. “As a scholarship recipient, I understand the importance of giving back to your school to make the education of future students possible. Even if you can only contribute a small amount, it gives other students like me the chance to study at such a great college.”

Garrett Santis '20

Garrett Santis '20

Garrett Santis, an Allwein Scholar, is a sophomore ACS chemistry major with minors in mathematics and computer & data science. He competes as a member of LVC’s cross country and track & field teams, and serves as hypophetes (chaplain) for Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) and Valley Ambassador for the Office of Admission. Garrett also works in the lab with Dr. Elizabeth Sterner, assistant professor of chemistry, researching how to create a puncture-resistant glove that could have a major impact on health care providers worldwide. As a scholarship recipient, Garrett believes that “We are blessed by the generosity of those who have come before us. It is important for us to continue that tradition and support those who have and will support our educational development.”