Lebanon Valley College had three student Fulbright winners this spring. That’s more than schools including Bucknell University, Colby College, and the U.S. Naval Academy had last year. As a Fulbright top producing institution, see how LVC compares to other master’s institutions for 2017-18.


Fulbright Scholars


Katie Hockenbury ’18

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

Audrey Reiley ’18 will take all the knowledge gleaned from those experiences to Malaysia where she will spend 10 months as an English teaching assistant.

Audrey Reiley ’18

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

Kristy Sonberg ’18 will spend 13 months in South Korea as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant

Kristy Sonberg ’18

Early childhood and special education major Kristy Sonberg ’18 will teach English for 13 months.

Previous Fulbright Scholars

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

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.