Dr. Gregory Phillips II ’05 is researching COVID-19 testing and prevention behaviors among racial/ethnic minority and sexual and gender minority (SGM) young people with funding from a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative.
Recent biology graduates have pursued careers as scientists for such companies as Pfizer, DuPont, The Hershey Company, Merck, and Upjohn. Others have gone on to work for the government at the NIH, FDA, EPA, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Army Corps of Engineers, and the Smithsonian.
Many have also attended prestigious medical, veterinary, and dental schools, as well as masters and Ph.D. programs throughout the country. In the past three years, biology graduates have enrolled in programs at West Virginia Medical School, East Carolina University, Temple University, Drexel University, Indian University, Penn State College of Medicine, Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine, Sarah Lawrence College, The Commonwealth Medical College, University of Maryland, and Virginia Commonwealth University, among others.
Read about the success of our alumni in the health professions field here.
Jocelyn Masotti '12, M'15 works as a pediatric physician assistant at Lehigh Valley Health Network Pediatrics. Due to Covid-19, Jocelyn shifted her focus from educating parents about how to tackle the subject with children and teens, to offering advice about how to familiarize younger children with the concept of wearing a mask.
Research and leadership skills developed at LVC set Elizabeth “Libby” Cieniewicz apart from her peers in the Ph.D. program at Cornell University.
A connection made during freshman year resulted in two Lebanon Valley College graduates practicing dentistry together at Cleona Dental, fewer than 10 minutes from campus.
Dr. Jared Pitt ’08 was just eight years old when he got his first hands-on experience with veterinary medicine.
Where Our Alumni Are
Dr. Robert Harbaugh ’74, M.D., Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Neurosurgery Training at Dartmouth Medical School, Chair of Neurosurgery, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Dr. Nic Shirey '11, D.M.D., University of Pittsburgh, Dentist, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Norfolk, Va.
Dr. Mary Olanich ’05, Fulbright Scholar, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, Research Project Manager, National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health
Josh VanBrakle ’08, GIS Specialist, Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Dr. Drew Bahajak '12, D.O., Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Optometrist, Kirman Eye, Hummelstown, Pa.
Dr. Laura Davidson '98, D.V.M., Royal Veterinary College of London, Veterinary Surgeon, Nottingham, England