2023 LVC Alumni Award recipients

Alumni Recognition

Dutchmen Make a Difference

Our alums go on to do great things—in their professions, on the field of play, and in their communities. We celebrate their great achievements and dedication to their alma mater through our Hall of Fame and LVC Awards.

2023 LVC Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

Hall of Fame

The Lebanon Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to LVC athletics. Each fall, we welcome new members into Hall of Fame and recognize major Alumni Award winners during Homecoming weekend.

Dutchmen Do More

We know Dutchmen impact their professions and their communities through service, creative achievements, and much more. That’s why, each year, the LVC Alumni Awards Committee recognizes graduates from our 16,000+ alumni network in six different categories.

If you’d like more information or to get involved with the Alumni Awards Committee, contact Susan Jones ’92 at the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement.

Alumni Award Categories

Alumni Citations are given each year to LVC graduates who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in their field.

Presented to LVC alumni for distinguished creative accomplishments in the arts and journalism.

Honors alumni with notable service to LVC’s Admission office, especially for new student referral and recruitment.

One of LVC’s highest honors, awarded to alumni for significant service to their profession, the community, and to the College.

Awarded to alumni who have contributed significantly to the field of education.

LVC honors alumni who graduated within the last 15 years for achievements in their profession and significant service to their community or the College.

This award is named in honor of one of Lebanon Valley College’s greatest ambassadors and most passionate and committed volunteers, Betty Hungerford.  Recipients have served the College as a volunteer for 10 or more years consecutively, demonstrate a great passion for the College and its constituents, regularly attend LVC events and activities and represent LVC positively beyond the LVC community.

2023 Alumni Award Honorees

Cornell Wilson earned his degree in Sociology, while actively engaging in numerous activities at LVC. He served in Student Government and was elected president for his senior year. He credits the Sociology Department, and the Residential Life and Student Affairs offices with giving him the skills to work with others, interact with the community, and run a nonprofit. Cornell has dedicated his life to serving youth and active service in his community. He is president of the board, and one of the founders of Making a Difference of Lebanon, PA. His community work includes coaching youth sports, being a United Way volunteer, and serving on the Day of Caring Committee, Latino Health Fair Committee, Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Committee, Friends of Coleman Memorial Park, and more. Cornell served as a Lebanon School Board member and Lebanon City Councilman. He is a marketing consultant for Kapp Advertising.

Anthony T. Marasco is an internationally recognized composer and sound artist who has produced various works for electroacoustic ensembles, computer performance systems, and multimedia installations. His music and installations have been presented throughout the U.S. and in five countries. He received numerous commissions from WIRED Magazine, the American Composers Forum Philadelphia, and Phyllis Chen. Anthony has been a grand prize winner, resident artist, and grant winner. Anthony is an Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Composition and Director of the New Music Ensemble at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). His research focuses on web audio, hardware hacking, and creating hardware and software tools for networked music performance practices. He is a co-developer of the network music framework Collab-Hub. Before UTRGV, Anthony taught at the University of Scranton and several Penn State University campuses. He studied at Louisiana State University, Towson University, and Lebanon Valley College, the latter with Dr. Scott Eggert, professor emeritus of music.

Nothing lights up Karen A. Young more than inspiring people and organizations to achieve excellence—and she’s been doing just that for more than 35 years! She’s worn the hats of employee, entrepreneur, small business owner, and consultant. In 2005, Karen founded HR Resolutions in Harrisburg to help people and organizations thrive. She has authored two books, and never stops learning. She holds degrees from Lebanon Valley College (who she credits for setting her on her professional business path) and St. Francis University. Additionally, she holds certifications from The Wharton School of Business, Cornell University, the HR Certification Institute, and the Society for Human Resource Managers. She has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business and regularly contributes insights and strategy to Forbes, USA Today, ZipRecruiter, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Karen married her “college sweetheart” (graduate school), and they live with their retired racing greyhounds in Harrisburg.

Betty Ross earned bachelor’s degrees in Music Business and Digital Communications at The Valley. While at LVC, Betty’s commitment to service was evident in her positions with Colleges Against Cancer (general adviser), Relay for Life (chair), Relay for Life (co-chair), and the Music Industry Student Association (president). Betty is an experienced marketing and administration director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry in the nonprofit sector. Since graduating in 2014, she has worked with Heal Ministries and His Heart for Africa. She is the director of marketing and administration for His Heart For Africa in Jinja, Uganda, a not-for-profit focused on educating children and quality elderly care. Previously, Betty served with Heal Ministries, committed to family preservation and sustainability in Uganda.

Bob Johns graduated with degrees in Economics and Business Administration in 1975. After graduation, he had a 39-year hospitality career with the Host Farm and Corral Resorts, Harrison Conference Center, Babson Executive Conference Center, and Lookaway Golf Club.

He was actively involved in the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), serving on the North American Board of Directors, including as vice president, and then vice president and president of IACC’s Global Board. In 2006, Johns was awarded IACC’s highest honor, the Mel Hosansky Award.

At LVC, Johns was a Lazin Executive in Residence, hosted the first regional Leadership Council Meeting, and supported the Lebanon Valley Educational Partnership. He co-chaired the 150th Anniversary celebration with Larry Bowman ’70 and chaired the Leadership and Alumni Council.

He and his wife, Holly, moved to North Carolina to be nearer to their son, Bob, daughter-in-law, Claire, and granddaughter, Addison.