Alumni

Patience and Passion: Adam Tavel’s Career Path
Like most post-baccalaureates, Tavel was faced with a multitude of decisions, with the first being what type of career to pursue. In 2005, he became an English professor at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, Md. He also committed himself to writing and publishing poetry, a passion he first discovered at 12 years old. That decision meant sacrificing a lucrative career for a career of passion, and he’s never looked back. Click here to continue reading>>>


Studying "Nothing" Leads Mike Ardoline '10 to Ph.D. Programs
When Mike Ardoline ’10 first enrolled at LVC, he had no intention of studying “Nothing.” After expressing an interest in physics and engineering, Ardoline’s high school physics teacher, Dave Todd ’97, convinced him to attend Lebanon Valley College, though he was also accepted to Drexel. Click here to continue reading>>>



Gavin Enck: From Black Belt to Bioethics
A black belt in jiu jitsu is not all Gavin Enck, a graduate in philosophy from LVC and currently a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Tennessee, has to brag about. Recently, he was awarded the Clinical Ethics Fellowship by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. This highly competitive and prestigious fellowship offers Enck a tremendous learning and professional opportunity. Click here to continue reading >>>


Alumna Recommends Taking Risks When Facing Uncertainty
The traditional career path isn’t for everyone—a fact that Tara Gentile ’04 can speak to firsthand. After graduating from LVC with a degree in religion and a minor in music, she thought her future was set. She had initially planned to attend graduate school, but after a stint working in retail, she decided to stay in the working world full-time. Click here to continue reading>>>