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Lebanon Valley College has been recognized as one of the top producers in Fulbright Scholars for 2019-2020

Allyson Butz ’20 was named Lebanon Valley College’s 11th student to receive a Fulbright award in the past five years. Butz was selected to receive a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Germany for the 2020–21 academic year. 

In 2019, LVC had a record seven Fulbright semifinalists, with four becoming Fulbright Finalists and another named an Alternate. And, for the fourth 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.


Recent Fulbright Scholars

Allyson Butz is a Fulbright recipient from Lebanon Valley College

Allyson Butz '20

Allyson Butz, an elementary education major with minors in German and global studies, was selected to receive a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Germany for the 2020–21 academic year.

LVC's Matthew Torrence Fourth Fulbright Finalist

Matthew Torrence '19

Matthew Torrence '19 is the College's fourth Fulbright finalist this year. He will be traveling to Malaysia as an English Teaching Assistant.

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

Christian Lantz, a Lebanon Valley College science major, named Goldwater Scholar

Christian Lantz '21

Christian Lantz ’21, a biochemistry & molecular biology major from Atglen, Pa., has been named a Goldwater Scholar by The Barry Goldwater Scholarship in Education Foundation.

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.