Walking in the Footsteps of Greatness

 

From its earliest days, the College has produced alumni who have reached dizzying heights in their chosen careers and left the world a better place as a result. Widely recognized names like Tom ’71 and Susan Manbeck ’72 Corbett, former governor and first lady of Pennsylvania; Charlie Gelbert ’28, MLB shortstop for fan favorites like the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox; and actress Marylouise Burke ’62, of Sideways and Wild Canaries fame, all don LVC’s alumni rolls. But some of the College’s less-famous alumni are just as impressive. 

 

You can read about several in the most recent issue of The Valley alumni magazine, and a few more below. 

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Dr. Thanh Le '10

Dr. Thanh Le earned her biology degree at LVC before continuing on to become a doctor. She is now working at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware.

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Rev. Carolyn Winfrey-Gillette '82

The Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette ’82 writes modern lyrics to traditional hymns that examine the state of our world and the need for social justice reform.

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Ret. Maj. Gen. Ross Plasterer ’57

Ret. Maj. Gen. Ross Plasterer ’57 joined the U.S. Marine Corps as an officer and had a storied career as a pilot, eventually reaching the rank of general.

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Dr. Charlie Johnson '11, D'13

Dr. Charlie Johnson faced adversity at an early age, but used that to become hard-working and resourceful. He now runs his own physical therapy practice.