Recognizing Achievement

Annually, the Alumni Awards Committee selects outstanding alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award and Alumni Citations. In addition, when noteworthy recipients are identified, the Alumni Awards Committee may also offer additional awards. The Alumni Awards are: 

  • The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award: for significant service to one's profession, the community, and to the College.
  • Alumni Citation: for significant service in one of three areas: to one's profession, to the community, or to the College.
  • Creative Achievement Award: presented for distinguished creative accomplishments in the arts and journalism.
  • D. Clark Carmean Award in Admission: for notable service to LVC's Admission office, especially with new student referral and recruitment.
  • The Young Alumni Award: recognizes an individual who graduated within the last 15 years for achievements in one's profession, significant service to the community, or College.
  • The June Herr Outstanding Educator of the Year Award: presented to an outstanding person in the field of education.

For more information, to nominate an alumnus/alumna for one of the Alumni Awards, or to join the Alumni Awards Committee, please contact Susan Jones `92, at the Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement at 717-867-6321 or


2016 Alumni Awards

The Alumni Awards Committee is proud to announce the distinguished alumnus and alumni citation recipients for 2016.  The following alumni were presented their awards at this year's Vickroy Society and 150th Anniversary Dinner on April 15. 

Distinguished Alumna Award

Major General Ross S. Plasterer '57, USMC, Retired

Retired, U.S. Marine Corps.

B.S. Accounting


Alumni Citations

Dr. Marianne E. Boltz, O.D., FAAO, '92

Pediatric Optometrist, Low Vision Specialist, and Professor of Ophthalmology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Department of Ophthalmology

B.S. Biology


Dr. Charles R. Mershon, M.D., '80

Co-Founder and President of Cornerstone Family Health Associates

B.S. Biology


Jay S. Stanton '66

Retired teacher and basketball coach, Milton Hershey School and Lower Dauphin Junior High School

B.S. Biology


The Alumni Awards Committee is proud to announce the 2016 outstanding alumni recognized this year. Recipients were recognized at the Alumni Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 9 during Homecoming Weekend.


Young Alumni Award

Rachel A. Moore '08

New Media Director, Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus

B.A. Political Science and Spanish


Creative Achievement Award (Arts)

Kristina J. Laakko Stroh '93

Executive Director and Co-Founder, All the Difference, Inc.

B.A. Developmental and Clinical Psychology Major, Sociology and Social Work Minor


The June Herr Outstanding Educator of the Year Award

Mark W. Wells, '99

School Counselor, New Castle County VoTech School District

B.A. Psychology and Sociology


D. Clark Carmean Award in Admission

Rebecca M. Elliott '98

Math Teacher, Cocalico School District and Part-Time Field Hockey Coach, Lebanon Valley College

B.S. Mathematics