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We're #1 for jobs for fourth straight year! 

A NASA scientist, a former Governor of Pennsylvania, and an NCAA Division I basketball coach are just a few of the high profile alumni who have graduated from The Valley.

We’ll prepare you for a rewarding career and a meaningful life through research opportunities, competitive internships, and faculty mentoring. Lebanon Valley College was listed #1 in Pennsylvania in Zippia's "The Best College in Each State for Getting a Job 2021." The job placement rate for LVC graduates in that cohort was 95.63%, placing LVC at #5 for all U.S. colleges and universities.

Our students conduct research alongside faculty on cancer cells, mathematical theory, and Brazilian music

They complete internships and fellowships at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Pennsylvania State Capitol, Anderson Audio, and other companies large and small.

Our faculty will know you and guide you with assistance in preparing for graduate school interviews, writing reference letters, and sharing their personal networking connections.

Learn More About our Graduates

Notable Alumni

 
Dr. Elizabeth Bains receives an award from President Thayne

Dr. Elizabeth Bains '64

Scientist at NASA who worked on the space shuttle program

Tom and Susan Corbett Photoshoot

Tom Corbett, Esq. '71

Served as Governor of Pennsylvania

Douglas Ebersole receives his honorary degree from LVC

Douglas Ebersole, Esq., '78

Attorney for Steve Jobs

Dr. Robert Harbaugh Photoshoot

Dr. Robert Harbaugh '74

Chief of neurosurgery at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

F. Obai Kabia at the United Nations

F. Obai Kabia '73

Served as a United Nations secretary

Mike Rhoades coaches at a basketball game

Mike Rhoades '95

Head coach of the men's basketball team at Virginia Commonwealth University

Recent Graduates in the Workforce

Olivia Winheld '20

Major: Music Education

Job Title: High School Orchestra Director

Employer: Goose Creek High School/Berkeley Center for the Arts

Valley Experience: Olivia participated in numerous music opportunities at LVC including the annual Concert Choir Tour and Pride of The Valley Marching Band. She was also inducted into Phi Alpha Epsilon, the College's honor society celebrating academic achievement and volunteer service.

 



Erik Kaufman '19

Major: Computer and Data Science, Mathematics, and Audio and Music Production

Job Title: Software Developer

Employer: Lockheed Martin

Erik Says: “The LVC professors are the smartest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. To any prospective student, I would say to let your professor guide you. Tackle a project that has real-world impacts. Have your friends join in on the fun and make the journey memorable.”

 


 

Bryce Larison '19

Major: Business Administration

Job Title: Internet Marketing Specialist

Employer: WebFX

Bryce Says: "My favorite time at The Valley was coming back from studying abroad in New Zealand and seeing how that semester away really changed who I am. I was much more confident and poised to tackle any problem or task at home because of the independence I had gained from studying abroad. My experience abroad has been, by far, the most impactful experience of my life, and I strongly encourage every student to take the leap and travel abroad."

 


 

Kelsey Harrison '18, D'20

Major: Physical Therapy

Job Title: Physical Therapist

Employer: Fox Rehab

Valley Experience: Kelsey studied abroad in Spain, presented research at a national physical therapy conference, and was inducted into multiple honor societies at LVC.

 

 


 

Lilia Putt '20

Major: Analytical Finance

Job Title: Financial Analyst

Employer: PA Housing and Finance Agency

Lilia Says: "During my campus tour, I sat in on a math class and met the professors afterward. From our conversations, I could tell that the professors cared for their students and wanted to see them succeed."

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Noah Logan '20

Major: Politics, History

Job Title: Government Relations Specialist

Employer: Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

Valley Experience: Noah blended academics and student clubs for a well-rounded experience. He presented research at the Pi Sigma Alpha conference in Washington, D.C., and participated in two European Union simulations. He also played on the Ultimate Frisbee club team and the men's volleyball club team.

 

 

Alumni in Graduate Schools

Mitch Crane '20

Major: Biology

After LVC: Mitch will attend the Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Valley Experience: A member of the men's soccer team, Mitch was part of two ECAC championship teams and earned a place on the Middle Atlantic Conference Academic Honor Roll in multiple years.

 

 


 

Mai Phan '20

Major: Global Studies and Political Science

After LVC: Mai received the Top Scholar Fellowship from the M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle and will attend the two-year M.A. program in International Studies, specializing in Southeast Asian Studies.

Mai Says: “In the long run, I hope to leverage my knowledge and skills to work for international organizations, promoting understanding and awareness of Southeast Asia,” said Phan. “All these opportunities have shaped the person I am today. From a girl living in Vietnam, I have been able to see a broader world and grow academically and personally.”

 


 

Brad Nolan '19

Major: Neuroscience

After LVC: Pursuing a master's degree in brain and cognition at the University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Valley Experience: Brad was a defenseman on the men's ice hockey team and completed Penn State Hershey’s Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program.

 

 


 

Garrett Santis '20

Major: ACS Chemistry

After LVC: Garrett will attend the University of Washington for a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry.

Garrett Says: "LVC's experience is not superficial. The professors know your name. They will challenge you but will make sure you succeed if you put in the work."

 

 


 

Kylee Petritsch '20

Major: Political Science

After LVC: Attending Penn State Dickinson Law

Valley Experience: Kylee served on Student Government, was inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi honor society for leadership and success, and participated in the Pre-Law Club.

 
 

  


 

Nancy Diaz '19

Major: Business Administration

After LVC: Attending Messiah College to pursue a masters in higher education with a concentration in student affairs 

Nancy Says: "LVC prepared me by giving me the tools to complete not one, but three internships that all dealt with higher education. The courses that I took for my business administration degree also played a role in the graduate assistantship in student retention that I was able to secure."

 

 
 

Recent Fulbright Scholars

In 2019, LVC had a record seven Fulbright semifinalists, with four becoming Fulbright Finalists and another named an Alternate. And, for the fourth 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.

Julia Resele '22

Julia Resele ’22 was named a Fulbright Finalist and will travel to Spain, where she will be an English Teaching Assistant for the upcoming year. Read more.

Lexi Kerstetter ’21

Lexi Kerstetter ’21 was named a Fulbright finalist and will spend the upcoming year in Taiwan as an English Teaching Assistant. Read more.

Robbie Moul ’22

Robbie Moul ’22, an ACS chemistry and neuroscience double major, was named a Fulbright Finalist and will conduct research in Hungary. Read more.

Allyson Butz '20

Allyson Butz, an elementary education major with minors in German and global studies, was selected to receive a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Germany for the 2020–21 academic year. Read more.

Matthew Torrence '19

Matthew Torrence '19 is the College's fourth Fulbright finalist this year. He will be traveling to Malaysia as an English Teaching Assistant. Read more.

Alexa Kanakry ’19

Music education major Alexa Kanakry will teach English in Galicia, Spain, and immerse herself in their music and culture thanks to a Fulbright award. Read more.

Rachel Duong '19

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. Read more.

Calyn Lutz '19

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. Read more.

Katie Hockenbury '18

The senior music major will study the manufacturers of the Welsh Triple Harp at Bangor University in Northern Wales. Read more.

Audrey Reiley '18

Senior art and art history major Audrey Reiley will teach English and start an art club in Malaysia. Read more.

Kristy Sonberg '18

Early childhood and special education major Kristy Sonberg '18 will teach English for 13 months in South Korea. Read more.

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. Read more.

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. Read more.

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. Read more.

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Recent National Academic Awards

Christian Lantz, a Lebanon Valley College science major, named Goldwater Scholar

Christian Lantz ’21

Christian Lantz ’21, a biochemistry & molecular biology major from Atglen, Pa., has been named a Goldwater Scholar by The Barry Goldwater Scholarship in Education Foundation.

Lebanon Valley College's Brandon Roy received the Goldwater Scholarship

Brandon Roy ’20

Biochemistry and molecular biology major Brandon Roy ’20 was named a 2019–2020 Goldwater Scholar by The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Patrick Maxwell ’17 was named a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow by the U.S. Department of State

Patrick Maxwell ’17

Patrick Maxwell ’17 received mentoring and professional development in preparation for a career in the Foreign Service, along with financial support for his graduate studies.