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 master’s 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.

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.

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

Encouraged by Her Professors, Katie Wray '15 Pursues a Career in Dentistry

With the help and persuasion of the faculty, Wray decided to attend Lebanon Valley College and further her love for the sciences, leading her to graduate school at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

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. Jeffrey Raber ’97, Ph.D., University of Southern California, USA Today 1997 All-USA College Academic Team, Founder, The Werc Shop

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. Patricia Cufer-Young ’11, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Vaccine Development Researcher, Emergent BioSolutions

Jasmine Olvany ’17, Fulbright Scholar, Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Sciences, Case Western Reserve University