Paul Markovits '17 Leaves His Digital Legacy
As Lebanon Valley College’s Commencement nears, seniors are eager to embark on the next chapter of their lives. A few of these seniors, such as Paul Markovits ’17, have even marked the occasion through a gift to the College.
Markovits, a digital communications and political science double major, donated for personal reasons. “Lebanon Valley College strives to help students succeed inside and outside the classroom,” he noted. “Money is a physical commodity, while education and knowledge is something that is invaluable and cannot be taken away.”
During his time at LVC, Markovits was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and began a graphic and website design business, Design Cache. He credits classes on programming, communications, and design for giving him the foundation to start his company. “This business has allowed me to apply what I learn in the classroom to the real world.”
Markovits was active on campus and even received an Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Program for Experiential Education Grant. The Arnold Grant, an experiential learning grant awarded to select students and faculty to stimulate independent and student-faculty collaborative research in diverse disciplines, enabled him to work with the Urban Affairs Committee in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. There, he performed legal research in the Pennsylvania State Capitol. The Arnold Grant provided him with travel and food expense assistance.
In addition to the Arnold Grant, Markovits received a Vickroy Scholarship, which has significantly reduced the burden of college debt. He feels incredibly thankful and appreciative to the generous donors who helped make his education affordable.
After graduation, Markovits will attend the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, where he will pursue a dual Juris Doctor/MBA degree. He plans to become an intellectual property or corporate attorney and continue to grow his company, Design Cache.
“I feel that it is important to give back to LVC so future students can have the same—or better—experience that I had at LVC,” he noted. “I am blessed to have attended a school where faculty, staff, and students challenged my intellectual capability.”