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Graduate Success

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.

Field Work: Valley Alum Pursues Ph.D. at Cornell University

Research and leadership skills developed at LVC set Elizabeth “Libby” Cieniewicz apart from her peers in the Ph.D. program at Cornell University.

Biology alumni Katie Wray went on to graduate from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Smile! Alumnae Roots Lead to Dream Job as a Dentist

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.

Lebanon Valley College biology graduate Dr. Jared Pitt is now a veterinarian in New Jersey.

Husky Puppies Inspire Veterinary Career

Dr. Jared Pitt ’08 was just eight years old when he got his first hands-on experience with veterinary medicine.

Lebanon Valley College Biology graduate Kayla Miller sits with animals on a farm

Hands-on Experiences and Alumni Connections Lead Kayla Miller '17 to Grad School

After graduating from LVC, Kayla Miller attends the University of Wisconsin, whose veterinary medicine program is ranked among the top five in the nation.

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