Lebanon Valley College had four student Fulbright winners in 2019, and ten total since 2016. In 2019, LVC had a record seven Fulbright semifinalists, with three becoming Fulbright Finalists and two others being named Alternates. And, for the third consecutive year, we were named a Top Producing Institution for a Fulbright U.S. Student Program: see how LVC compares to other master’s institutions.

LVC's four Fulbright Finalists in 2019 were Alexa Kanakry '19 (music and music education double major, Spanish minor) to Spain, Calyn Lutz '19 (Spanish and secondary education) to Mexico, Rachel Duong '19 (English and Spanish) to Brazil, and Matthew Torrence '19 (early childhood and special education) for Malaysia. Scott Werner '19 (applied history, law track) for Mongolia received "Alternate" status.

 

Fulbright Scholars

2019

Alexa Kanakry ’19, Headed to Spain

Alexa Kanakry ’19

Music education major Alexa Kanakry will teach English in Galicia, Spain, and immerse herself in their music and culture thanks to a Fulbright award.

Duong off to Brazil

Rachel Duong '19

For the second year in a row, three Lebanon Valley College students were named Fulbright Finalists. Senior Spanish and English double major Rachel Duong ’19 will travel to Brazil for a year as an English teaching assistant as a Fulbright Finalist.

Lutz heads to Mexico

Calyn Lutz '19

Spanish major Calyn Lutz ’19 has been announced as Lebanon Valley College’s third Fulbright finalist, marking the second consecutive year that three LVC students have received the award.

Recent Fulbright Scholars

Katie Hockenbury '18

The senior music major will study the manufacturers of the Welsh Triple Harp at Bangor University in Northern Wales.

Read Katie's Story

Audrey Reiley '18

Senior art and art history major Audrey Reiley will teach English and start an art club in Malaysia.

Read Audrey's Story

Kristy Sonberg '18

Early childhood and special education major Kristy Sonberg '18 will teach English for 13 months in South Korea.

Read Kristy's Story

Megan Lough ’17

Megan Lough '17, an English major with a concentration in secondary education, spent her Fulbright year teaching English to high school students in Bulgaria. 

Read Megan's Story

Jasmine Olvany ’17

Jasmine Olvany '17, a biochemistry/molecular biology major, spent her Fulbright year in Budapest, Hungary. She spent the year working on a project that involved creating di-molecules which are able to track the diffusion of individual molecules across a membrane. 

Read Jasmine's Story

Hannah Pell ’16

Hannah Pell '16, a double major in music and physics, spent nine months in  Graz, Austria. Her project included three phases: working with computational music analysis software, designing an undergraduate course, and serving as an English teaching assistant.

Read Hannah's Story

National Academic Awards Since 2015

Lebanon Valley College's Brandon Roy received the Goldwater Scholarship

Brandon Roy '20

Biochemistry and molecular biology major Brandon Roy ’20 was named a 2019–2020 Goldwater Scholar by The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Patrick Maxwell ’17 was named a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow by the U.S. Department of State

Patrick Maxwell ’17

Patrick Maxwell ’17 received mentoring and professional development in preparation for a career in the Foreign Service, along with financial support for his graduate studies.

Rebecca Whalen ’18

Politics major Rebecca Whalen '18 spent the summer in Washington, D.C. taking courses and interning through the Tisdale Fellowship program.

Nate Gibbons ’18

Nate Gibbons, an Academic All-American and Allwein Scholar, reflects on success with the LVC men's soccer team as he prepared for a summer research fellowship with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Robert Tesoriero ’19

Robert Tesoriero ’19, a biochemistry & molecular biology major and music minor from Ridgewood, N.J., received an Honorable Mention accolade in the field of life sciences from The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Samantha Bost ’17

Lebanon Valley softball and women's soccer player Sammy Bost was selected as the MAC Commonwealth's conference nominee for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Cynthia Adams ’14, DPT ’16

Lebanon Valley graduate student Cynthia Adams ’14, DPT ’16 was nominated for the NCAA's 2015 Woman of the Year award.