Chemistry Alumni

Graduate Success

The academic and professional success of Lebanon Valley College chemistry graduates is extraordinary.

ACS chemistry, biochemistry & molecular biology, and chemistry graduates are pursuing Ph.D. degrees studying topics like analytical chemistry, biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, chemistry, genetics, inorganic chemistry, neuropharmacology, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.

Other graduates are employed as professors, doctors, scientists, researchers, teachers, and scientific professionals worldwide.

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.

Alumni Outcomes

Ruby​ Deeter​: Ph.D. Program in Inorganic Chemistry​, Virginia Commonwealth University​, Richmond, VA​

Patrick​ Hodgson​: Associate Scientist​, Eurofins, Lancaster, PA

Katie Kimbark: Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences, Penn State Hershey, Hershey, PA

Elijah​ Knauer​: Lab Technician​, McCormick & Company Flavor Manufacturing Center, Hunt Valley, MD​

Emily Manna: Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences, concentrating in virology and immunology, Penn State Hershey, Hershey, PA

Bruno​ Mochi​: Ph.D. Program in Computational Chemistry, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Emily Rouse: Ph.D. Program in Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Julie​ Lehman​: Inorganic Laboratory Technician,​ ALS,​ Harrisburg, PA

James​ Mauchline​: Laboratory Technician​, Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET), Morgantown, PA​

Robert​ Moul​: Ph.D. Program in Chemistry​, University of Pennsylvania​, Philadelphia, PA​

Mikiah​ Sangrey​: Scientist I​, Pharmaceutical Product Testing​, Eurofins​, Lancaster, PA​

Kayla Black: Chemist in sample prep lab testing for heavy metals, Eurofins

Joshua Houck: Chemistry Teacher, Harford County Public Schools, Maryland

Julianna Koehl: Ph.D. program in Chemistry; Cornell University

Ryan Mitch: Ph.D. Program in Inorganic Chemistry; Penn State University

Alexandra Robey: Chemistry Teacher, Havre de Grace High School, Harford County Public Schools, Maryland

Kyra Sangrey: Associate Scientist in Biochemistry, Eurofins

Anna Weaver: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry; University of Delaware

Ashley Rodriguez: Pharmacy Tech, UPMC Pinnacle

Richabel Patel: QC Chemist, ARx Pharmaceuticals

Garrett Santis: Ph.D. Program, Theoretical Chemistry, University of Washington

Aaron Spahr: Masters Program, Chemistry, Villanova University

Rebecca M. Drain: Metals Analyst, ALS Environmental, Middletown, Pa.

Michael R. Dworzak: Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Del.

Katherine L. Gingrich: Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Kristen N. Kelsall: Ph.D. Program, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Joesph R. Olives: Research Intern, nanoComposix, San Diego, Calif.

Nathan T. Owsinski: Scientist I, Raw Materials Department Eurofins at Lancaster Laboratories, Lancaster, Pa.

Ashley M. Rodriguez: Pharmacy Technician, Rite Aid, Cleona, Pa.

Stephen R. Slimak: Ph.D. Program, Computational Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Cheyenne L. Troxell: QC Lab Technician, FMI (Formerly Fragrance Manufacturing, Inc), Allentown, Pa.

Chad Bomgardner: Chemical Library Specialist, Incyte, Wilmington, Del.

Elijah Hudson: Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Del.

Alexandria Lehman: Doctor of Pharmacology Program, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va.

Andres Vazques-Lopez: Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.

Corine Mendenhall: Chemistry Teacher, Lampeter-Strasburg School District

Nicholas Pollack: Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.

Alyssa Smale: Ph.D. Program, Forensic Science, West Virginia University, M.S., Forensic Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

Nathaniel Ginder: Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

Brianna Heffner: QC Analyst, Colorcon, West Point, Pa.

Nicholas Irick: Synthesis Chemist, Sartomer, Exton, Pa.

Molly McBride: Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, Penn State University, University Park, Pa.

Darnell Pierre: Analytical Scientist, Eurofins, M.S., Villanova University

Mariah Smolka: Chemist, Superna Pharmaceuticals, Rockville, Md.

Megan Blauch: Ph.D. Program, Chemistry, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.

Alexander Conrad: Quality Control Expert, Custom Processing Services LLC, East Greenville, Pa.

Kevin Doty: Chemistry teacher, North London Collegiate School, Jeju, South Korea

Antoinette Issis: Metals Analyst, ALS Environmental, Middletown, Pa.

Joshua Kauffman: Ph.D. Chemistry ’21, Penn State University, University Park, Pa.

Matthew Maple: Environmental and Physical Science Teacher, Chambersburg Area High School

Rachel Moltz: D.O. Program, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Victoria Seader: Research Technologist, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department, Penn State College of Medicine

Clarissa Shoffler: QC Technician, Esschem, Liniwood, Pa.

Daniel Weidensaul: Analytical Chemist, Agricor Laboratories, Denver, Colo.

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: QC Chemist III, Sovereign Pharmaceuticals, Fort Worth, Texas

Alyssa Lancaster: Amsbaugh Scientist, Eurofins, Lancaster, Pa.

Kaitlyn McCardle: Associate Editor at Nature Computational Science; Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, N.Y.

Shirley Guzman-Caballero: (Vaccine Drug Development) VDPD Scientist 2, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories PSS, West Point, Pa.

Dan Hockersmith: Instrument Technician, Chemistry Department, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.

Jason Shay: QC Analyst, J&J; McNeill Inc., Lititz, Pa.

Edward Beall: Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA Ph.D. ’18, Physical Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh

Kyle Gross: Manufacturing Engineer, Oxea, Bay City, Texas

Justin Kontra: Technical Service Manager, Evonik Oil Additives, Horsham, Pa. M.S. ’16, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Alyssa Mitchell, M.S.: Analytical Chemist, Gopher Resources, Tampa, Fla.

Stephanie Velardo, Ph.D.: Scientist II, Los Alamos National Laboratory

James Hartman: M.S. ’18, Analytical Chemistry, University of Delaware, Chemist 2, Department of Health, Bureau Laboratories, Counter-Terrorism

Kimberly Holt: Scientist, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, 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.: Critical Care Hospitalist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Willie Rodriguez: Scheduling Manager, TH Foods, Loves Park, Ill.

Josie Senko: Chemistry Teacher, Columbus Signature Academy, Columbus, Ind.

Sarah Wagner: Senior Scientist, Pharmaceutical Product Testing Department, Eurofins, Lancaster, Pa.

Jewell Wilson: Resin Chemist, R&D; Group Capital Resin Corporation, Columbus, Ohio

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: PET Packaging Technician Ocean Spray, Breinigsville, Pa.

Nathan Musselwhite, Ph.D.: Process Engineer, Lam Research Corp., Fremont, Calif.

Michael Schmidt: Ph.D. ’18 Cornell University, Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

Kimberly Manbeck Kontra ’10: M.S. ’12, University of Rochester, Chemist III Technical Lead for Surface Finishing, Quaker Houghton, Valley Forge, Pa.