Lebanon Valley College awards the 2018 Young Alumni Award to Ryan Ledger ’11, vice president of major accounts for Chubb Insurance’s North American division. Ledger is responsible for meeting the property and casualty needs of large corporate customers through retail broker channels.
Annually, the Alumni Awards Committee selects outstanding alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award and Alumni Citations. Also, when noteworthy recipients are identified, the Alumni Awards Committee may also offer additional awards.
The Alumni Awards are:
• The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award: for significant service to one's profession, the community, and to the College.
• Alumni Citation: for significant service in one of three areas: to one's profession, to the community, or to the College.
• Creative Achievement Award: presented for distinguished creative accomplishments in the arts and journalism.
• D. Clark Carmean Award in Admission: for notable service to LVC's Admission office, especially with new student referral and recruitment.
• The Young Alumni Award: recognizes an individual who graduated within the last 15 years for achievements in one's profession, significant service to the community, or College.
• The June Herr Outstanding Educator of the Year Award: presented to an outstanding person in the field of education.
For more information, to nominate an alumnus/alumna for one of the Alumni Awards, or to join the Alumni Awards Committee, please contact Susan Jones '92, at the Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement at 717-867-6321.
Adam Tavel ’03 received LVC's Creative Achievement Award. Tavel earned degrees from Lebanon Valley College, The University of Toledo, and The Vermont College of Fine Arts. He won the 2017 Richard Wilbur Book Award for his third poetry collection, Catafalque, which was recently published by the University of Evansville Press. Adam’s other books include The Fawn Abyss, published by Salmon Poetry in 2017, and Plash & Levitation, published by The University of Alaska Press in 2015 as the winner of the Permafrost Book Prize in Poetry.
April earned a bachelor of science degree in music education from Lebanon Valley College, a master’s of education degree in teaching and curriculum from The Pennsylvania State University, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Duquesne University. She spent nine years as an officer and singer/soloist with the Alumni Chorale of Lebanon Valley College under the direction of Dr. Pierce Getz, late professor emeritus of music. Currently, she sings in the praise band and choir at Ephrata Church of the Brethren and performs as a soloist for weddings and other special events.