Matthew Torrence '19 is the College's fourth Fulbright finalist this year. He will be traveling to Malaysia as an English Teaching Assistant.
Lebanon Valley College had four student Fulbright winners in 2019, and ten total since 2016. In 2019, LVC had a record seven Fulbright semifinalists, with three becoming Fulbright Finalists and two others being named Alternates. And, for the third consecutive year, we were named a Top Producing Institution for a Fulbright U.S. Student Program: see how LVC compares to other master’s institutions.
LVC's four Fulbright Finalists in 2019 were Alexa Kanakry '19 (music and music education double major, Spanish minor) to Spain, Calyn Lutz '19 (Spanish and secondary education) to Mexico, Rachel Duong '19 (English and Spanish) to Brazil, and Matthew Torrence '19 (early childhood and special education) for Malaysia. Scott Werner '19 (applied history, law track) for Mongolia received "Alternate" status.
Music education major Alexa Kanakry will teach English in Galicia, Spain, and immerse herself in their music and culture thanks to a Fulbright award.
For the second year in a row, three Lebanon Valley College students were named Fulbright Finalists. Senior Spanish and English double major Rachel Duong ’19 will travel to Brazil for a year as an English teaching assistant as a Fulbright Finalist.
Spanish major Calyn Lutz ’19 has been announced as Lebanon Valley College’s third Fulbright finalist, marking the second consecutive year that three LVC students have received the award.
Katie Hockenbury '18
The senior music major will study the manufacturers of the Welsh Triple Harp at Bangor University in Northern Wales.
Audrey Reiley '18
Senior art and art history major Audrey Reiley will teach English and start an art club in Malaysia.
Kristy Sonberg '18
Early childhood and special education major Kristy Sonberg '18 will teach English for 13 months in South Korea.
Megan Lough ’17
Megan Lough '17, an English major with a concentration in secondary education, spent her Fulbright year teaching English to high school students in Bulgaria.
Jasmine Olvany ’17
Jasmine Olvany '17, a biochemistry/molecular biology major, spent her Fulbright year in Budapest, Hungary. She spent the year working on a project that involved creating di-molecules which are able to track the diffusion of individual molecules across a membrane.
Hannah Pell ’16
Hannah Pell '16, a double major in music and physics, spent nine months in Graz, Austria. Her project included three phases: working with computational music analysis software, designing an undergraduate course, and serving as an English teaching assistant.