Calculating the Odds

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Winding down on his LVC career, Jaylen Reichner ’22 has built an impressive list of academic accolades along with lifelong friendships and memories with his teammates and fellow student-athletes. Reichner, a basketball co-captain and actuarial science major, entered his senior season with a full-time job confirmed.

“In one of my high school classes, we had to research three jobs that seemed interesting to us. One of the jobs was an actuary. It was a new job but seemed promising with a lot of growth potential. Also, it seemed to use a lot of the skills that I had and enjoyed,” said Reichner, whose parents are both math teachers.

Enter onto the scene a friend of Reichner’s who told him about LVC’s Actuarial Science Program.

“My parents and I looked into it and thought it looked like a great school. I also knew that I would like to play basketball, so I reached out to Coach McAlester. I came on a visit, and Coach showed me around campus and set up a meeting with Dr. [Patrick] Brewer to talk about the Actuarial Science Program. After the visit, I felt it was a perfect fit,” said the 6-foot, 3-inch guard from Millville, Pa.

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