As executive director of the Senate Transportation Committee for the last five years, Nolan Ritchie '06 has supported the transportation legislative priorities of the transportation chair and Senate Republican Caucus.
Our graduates have found jobs with government agencies, international organizations, and policy-related groups, and have gone on to some of the nation’s finest law schools and graduate programs. Notably, Pennsylvania’s 46th Governor is an LVC political science graduate.
Graduates from the past five classes are attending graduate or law school at George Washington University (international education; policy analysis and evaluation), American University (international affairs), University of Baltimore (law), Widener University School of Law (law; environmental law), Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law (law), Drexel University (politics and international studies), and the University of San Francisco (international studies). Others are employed as a research associate (The Fairness Center), Dauphin County Coordinator (U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.), program associate (The Fund for American Studies, Washington, D.C.), executive director (York Ballet).
Samantha Starliper '19 talks about starting her job with the PA Department of Education at the height of the pandemic and the lessons learned at LVC that prepared her for that opportunity.
Sara Smith ’05 understood the growing value of a liberal arts education, which drew her to LVC. As an English and political science double major, Smith fell in love with the College’s humanities offerings.
Logan Stover '19, a political science major, discovered a career path that combined his two passions—politics and law. He is now a legislative coordinator and lobbyist at the Pennsylvania Bar Association in Harrisburg.
Bill Rice ’06 entered LVC not overly interested in politics. Now, 13 years later, he’s volunteering with international human rights groups, attending Georgetown University Law school, and planning a career in public interest law.