World renowned surgeon comes home to The Valley after studying Chemistry.
The academic and professional success of LVC ACS chemistry and chemistry graduates is extraordinary.
ACS chemistry, biochemistry & molecular biology, and chemistry graduates of the past five years are pursuing Ph.D. degrees at the University of California (Santa Barbara), University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Lehigh University, SUNY Binghamton, University of Delaware (3), University of Pittsburgh, University of Florida, Pennsylvania State University (University Park), Thomas Jefferson University, Duquesne University, Michigan State University, University of California at Berkeley, and University of South Carolina.
These Ph.D. candidates are studying analytical chemistry, biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, chemistry, genetics, inorganic chemistry, neuropharmacology, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.
Other recent program alumni are doing/completed graduate work in the medical sciences (Medical University of South Carolina), pharmacology (Temple University School of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences, Wilkes University), osteopathic medicine (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), podiatry (Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), biomedical sciences (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University), animal science (North Carolina State University), nutrition (Rutgers University), and medicine (Drexel University School of Medicine). In addition, a recent graduate earned a post-baccalaureate fellowship with the National Institutes of Health and another received a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship at the University of Indianapolis.
Some of the department’s notable alumni include a professor of surgery/director of heart and lung transplantation at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, assistant professor/cancer research associate at Michigan State University, and assistant director for chemical carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Etiology.
Graduates from the past five years are working as analysts, researchers, and scientists at the Institute for Glaxo SmithKline, Invitro Sciences, Nestle Purina Pet Care, Nissin Foods, Aswin-Ushas, Kensey Nash, Eurofins Laboratories, Cargill, and Silliker-Merieux NutriSciences.
LVC's long-standing national and international reputation in the sciences has led to numerous Valley chemistry graduates moving on to internationally recognized Ph.D. programs.
Dr. Roberta Gable Reed received the College's Distinguished Alumna Award, recognizing the contributions she made as a research biochemist and laboratory director.
Justin Engle '05 and his crew at the Town in City Brewing Company in Houston Heights, TX are doing their part to meet the needs of their neighbors displaced by the devastating floods.
Chad Bomgardner: Laboratory Technician, Intertech, Essington, Pa.
Elijah Hudson: Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Del.
Alexandria Lehman: Doctor of Pharmacology Program, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va.
Corine Mendenhall: Chemistry Teacher, Lampeter-Strasburg School District
Nicholas Pollack: Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Alyssa Smale: Master's Program, Forensic Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
Andres Vazques-Lopez: Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.
|Nathaniel Ginder||Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.|
|Brianna Heffner||QC Analyst, Colorcon, West Point, Pa.|
|Molly McBride||Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, Penn State University, University Park, Pa.|
|Darnell Pierre||M.S. Program, Chemistry, Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.|
|Mariah Smolka||Associate Scientist, Eurofins Laboratories, Lancaster, Pa.|
|Kevin Doty||Chemistry Teacher, Westhill Institute, Mexico City, Mexico|
|Megan Blauch||Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.|
|Antoinette Issis||Laboratory Technician, ALS Environmental, York, Pa.|
|Joshua Kauffman||Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, Penn State University, University Park, Pa.|
|Matthew Maple||M.S. Program, Science Education, Shippensburg University, Pa.|
|Rachel Moltz||D.O. Program, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Jeffrey Pellow||Associate Scientist, Eurofins Laboratories, Lancaster, Pa.|
|Victoria Seader||Research Technologist, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department, Penn State College of Medicine|
|Clarissa Shoffler||QC Technician, Esschem, Liniwood, Pa.|
|Daniel Weidensaul||Associate Scientist, Eurofins Laboratories, Lancaster, Pa.|
|Benjamin Carpenter||Ph.D. Program, Organic Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.|
|Timothy Carroll||Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, University of California at Santa Barbara, Calif.|
|Philip Donmoyer||Chemist, Lancaster Laboratories, Lancaster, Pa.|
|Charles Grove||Associate Chemist, Progenra Inc., Malvern, Pa.|
|Alyssa Lancaster||Product Technician, Kodak, Rochester, N.Y.|
|Kaitlyn McCardle||Ph.D. Program, Analytical Chemistry, SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, N.Y.|
|Shirley Guzman-Caballero||Chemist, i3 Pharmaceuticals LLC, Warminster, Pa.|
|Jason Shay||QC Analyst, J&J McNeill Inc., Lititz, Pa.|
|Edward Beall||Ph.D. Program, Phys. Chem., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.|
|Kyle Gross||Process Chemist, Oxea Corp., Bay City, Texas|
|Justin Kontra||Biomaterials R&D, Kensey Nash Corporation, Exton, Pa.|
|Alyssa Mitchell, M.S.||Analytical Chemist, Gopher Resources, Tampa, Fla.|
|Stephanie Velardo, Ph.D.||Scientist II, Los Alamos National Laboratory|
|James Hartman||Ph.D. Program, University of Delaware, Newark, Del.|
|Kimberly Holt||Ph.D. Program, Pharmokinetics, Temple U., Philadelphia, Pa.|
|Lindsay Carl Keller, Ph.D.||Product Engineer, Lam Research Corp., Calif.; Ph.D., Cal Berkeley|
|Allison Putt Latshaw, Ph.D.||Senior Research Chemist, Versum Materials, Allentown, Pa.|
|Lauren Lebo||QC and RD Chemist, Polytek Development Corp., Easton, Pa.|
|Jeremy Neese, M.D.||Resident Physician, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.|
|Willie Rodriguez||Production Supervisor, Nissin Foods, Gardena, Calif.|
|Josie Senko||Chemistry Teacher, Columbus Signature Academy, Columbus, Ind.|
|Jewell Wilson||Technical Assistant, Akzo Nobel Powder Coating, Reading, Pa.|
|Monica Carey||Ph.D. Program, Inorganic Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.|
|Brittney Fallucca||Graduate Assistant, Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.|
|Elyse Kirkhoff||Enologist, Kenwood Vineyards, Sonoma Highway, Calif.|
|Bryant Kurtz||QA, Deka, East Penn Manufacturing, Lyon Station, Pa.|
|Nathan Musselwhite, Ph.D.||Process Engineer, Lam Research Corp., Fremont, Calif.|
|Michael Schmidt||Ph.D. Program, Social Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.|
|Gary Lam '09||Ph.D., Cellular Molecular Development Biology, Johns Hopkins University|