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What College Should Be



1,600 bright, hardworking men and women from many backgrounds, our students know what they want. It’s why they’re here.

Lebanon Valley College is for students who want:

We think college should be fun and exciting, a place and a time to explore new ideas and try new things—to get a sense of what you want to do with your life and to figure out who you are.

A broad education . . . . . . . . . . . 2 A strong major . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Friendships that last . . . . . . . . . 6 Life-changing experiences. . . . 8 A full life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 A second home . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13


marquis bey ’14 Majors: Philosophy, American Studies, English Literature Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa. Activities: powerlifting, reading, and writing

“I began college as a biology major and then switched to philosophy, American studies, and English literature. In a sense, the liberal arts embodies the Renaissance ideal: do as much as you can and do it well.” College should offer . . .


We support our students in many ways, from free tutoring

in any subject to writing help on any paper. Once you’re at

LVC, you’re part of our family, and we’ll do all we can to make sure you succeed (and graduate in four years).

a broad education

This is your time to explore—to try out new roles, challenge yourself, and build a wide foundation of knowledge and experience.

Small classes

Involved Professors

LVC’s caring, dedicated professors enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience. Because LVC is a close-knit community,

professors make a point of really getting to know their students—meeting with

them outside of class, attending their performances, or cheering them on from the sidelines at games. 2

Learning works best when students are involved. That’s why the average class size at LVC is only 20, and why so many classes are based on close discussion—instead of the lecture-style courses that are the norm at larger colleges and universities.

learn everything

A liberal arts education is about exploring many subjects and delving into unfamiliar topics—such as economics, art history, or computer science—that you might not have been able to study in high school. It’s about using different parts of your brain, learning the basics of many fields, and, oftentimes, discovering a new passion.


NIKKI ABBAMONT ’13 Majors: Individualized, Entertainment Business

Deanna berish ’13 Major: Music Business

Nick D’Angelo ’12 Major: Music Business

College should include . . . Tyler Garrett ’13 Major: Music Recording Technology

a strong major

For the first time in your life, you’ll get to really focus on the subjects that interest you the most, becoming an expert and preparing for your career.

Working with LVC professor of music Jeff Snyder, six LVC students imagined and launched Vale Records, a student-run label that provides production, promotion, and distribution services to student bands of every genre while supporting a number of service-based projects. Students of all majors bring their knowledge and expertise to help Vale function as a business— while logging real-world experience and developing marketable skills.


Music Whether studying theory and performance or learning the basics of music business, education, or recording technology, LVC students explore a

variety of professions

within the music industry.


In addition to exploring many subjects, you’ll choose one (or two) to focus on. Some majors relate directly to specific careers—accounting or digital communications, for example—while others build skills and knowledge that will be useful in anything you do.

Majors Accounting Actuarial Science Art & Art History Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biology Business Administration Chemistry Computer Science Criminal Justice Digital Communications Economics

Education English French German Health Care Management Historical Communications History International Studies Mathematics Music Music Business Music Education

Music Recording Technology Philosophy Physical Therapy Physics Political Science Psychobiology Psychology Religion Self-Designed Major Sociology Spanish

Education Choosing from among a range of certifications, and with four years of class-

room observation and then a semester of student teaching, LVC’s

education majors become excellent teachers who get great jobs after graduation.

Physical Therapy

Backed by outstanding facilities and having gained

practical experience by working with LVC athletes, students in this

six-year program graduate with a doctor of physical therapy degree.

other areas of study

In addition to their major, LVC students may add a minor; prepare for careers in medicine, law, dentistry, or the ministry; earn teacher certification; or pursue a joint degree. Teaching Certification Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education/Special Education K–12 Education Music Education Secondary Education


Minors, Concentrations, and Other Areas of Study American Studies Communications Creative Writing Family Studies Law and Society Literature Theater World Classics

Cooperative Programs Engineering Medical Technology Pre-professional Areas Dentistry Medicine Law Ministry Veterinary Medicine 5

courtney royer ’14 Major: Early Childhood Education Hometown: Grantville, Pa. Activities: Student Pennsylvania State Education Association, Lebanon Valley Education Partnership

College should lead to . . .

friendships that last From classroom debates to midnight conversations to lazy afternoons in the quad, college experiences forge the kind of bonds that never seem to break.


Always a Dutchman

Membership in the LVC family doesn’t end at graduation. Students tend to love their LVC experience so much that they keep in touch with the College throughout their lives, helping young

sara stauffer ’14 Major: Early Childhood Education Hometown: Red Lion, Pa. Activities: Student Pennsylvania State Education Association, Lebanon Valley Education Partnership, Peer Mentor

graduates however they can—whether through career guidance, referrals, or internships. With 15,798 LVC alumni around the world, there’s always a friendly face or helping hand wherever you go and in whatever profession you choose.

Built-in Support

LVC’s 48 resident assistants are upperclass students who live in the residence halls and help freshmen adjust to college life— making sure they have the

guidance and resources they need to succeed.

Just Like Home

LVC is a friendly and safe residential environment where students live together just a few steps from the center of campus. More than just places to study and sleep, LVC’s residence halls are fun, interesting communities where lasting friendships and memories are made.



Through an internship position, you can try out a career that interests you and apply the things you’ve learned in class to a professional setting. Internships look great on a résumé because employers want to hire people with actual work experience.

More than 60 percent of LVC students complete a professional internship, student teaching, or field/ clinical experience.

Gabriel Lincoln-de cusatis ’12 Major: Political Science Minor: International Studies Hometown: Havre de Grace, Md. Activities: cross country, track & field, swimming

“I went to Perugia, Italy, and studied Italian language, food, and politics. I learned a new culture and made great friends.”

Here are a few of the internships our students have held in recent years: designing window displays for Anthropologie researching new applications for existing drugs at Penn State University College of Medicine archiving historical materials for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

College should include . . .

life-changing experiences Your world is about to get a lot bigger. Soon, you’ll have the chance to live and study in another country, join a professor in the laboratory, or try a career through an internship.


Because LVC’s professors are also scientists and scholars, they need help collecting data, running their experiments, and researching their books and articles.

Assisting professors with research builds valuable skills and experience. At large universities, these opportunities usually go to graduate students. At LVC, they go to you.


Gabriel’s Italy scrapbook

Study Abroad

United States (off-campus programs in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia)

Dominican Republic


Northern Ireland

One in five LVC students spends time learning in another country—studying Spanish in Argentina, business in the Netherlands, or music recording technology in Northern Ireland, for example.







LVC offers semester-long and shorter-term programs in 13 countries around the world, giving students of

France Italy

Australia New Zealand

any major the chance to see what it’s like to live and learn in another culture.



A member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), and Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), LVC offers the


LVC students enjoy a variety intramural sports

Approximately 60

following sports:

percent of the student body participates in intramural sports.

Baseball Basketball Cross Country Field Hockey Football Golf Ice Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track & Field (indoor and outdoor) Volleyball


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College should offer . . .

a full life


Y  ou’ve heard it before, but we’ll say it again: hard work is nothing without a bit of play. At LVC, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to spend time with friends doing the things you love best.

men’s women’s

Bold, spirited, and ready for anything, the Dutchman is LVC’s mascot.

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LVC offers more than 95 student-run clubs and organizations.

Below is just a sampling:

Audio Engineering Society La Vie Collegienne (student newspaper) LVC Drum Line LVEP Mentor Program Tae Kwon Do Club Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble



in Annville. In college, mealtimes are a chance to relax for a bit and catch up with friends between classes.

Options include Ultimate frisbee, dodgeball, and coed flag football.

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of healthy, delicious foods on campus and more options

Heather Tran ’14 Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Hometown: Nottingham, Pa. Activities: soccer, running, Multicultural Mentor, resident assistant, Pallas Honor Society

“I believe that being involved is very important. It shapes you as a person. It broadens your views and relationships. And it allows you to share your opinions and experiences with others.”

service and volunteering

More than 60 different student organizations and sports teams contribute to LVC-sponsored community service projects each year. Giving back is part

of what it means to be an LVC student.

NEW position of rule athletic facilities

LVC’s award-winning athletic facilities include a state-of-

Visiting artists

LVC regularly hosts visiting musicians, artists, comedians, and other types of performers. For example, Ben Bailey, Secondhand Serenade, and

comedian Ross Matthews

have all performed here in recent years.

the-art fitness center, a 75-acre field complex, a 36,000-square-foot gymnasium, a 200-meter indoor track, six outdoor tennis courts, and a 25-meter pool.


LVC’s extensive music facilities include numerous

classrooms, teaching studios, practice studios, rehearsal halls, and state-of-the-art recording studios. 11

MCKenna Snyder ’14 Majors: English Literature and Sociology Hometown: Elizabethtown, Pa. Activities: resident assistant, Student Government class secretary, volunteer firefighter

“LVC has a unique relationship with Annville, in that students have discovered ways to both enjoy and give back to the local community.” When flooding threatened Annville in the fall of 2011, McKenna Snyder and several of her friends got involved with the relief effort through the local fire company—and kept volunteering long after the crisis passed. For McKenna,

“The Annville Fire Department truly embodies the spirit of volunteerism. My friends and I love the family we’ve found at Station 5, and couldn’t imagine our LVC experience without them!” 12


Big enough to provide the resources students need and small enough to be personable and safe, Annville is the

quintessential college town. From the Kettering

Corner Ice Cream Parlor to MJ’s Coffee House to the historic Allen Theatre, Annville’s favorite student destinations are just a block or two from campus.

College should be . . .

a second home

Not all college experiences happen on campus. You’re also part of a wider community—a place you’ll be a part of, give back to, and even call home.

Annville is surrounded by towns and cities that provide LVC students with even more

opportunities for learning and fun. Here are a few: Palmyra

(8 minutes)

bowling, ice rink, sports complex

Hershey (15 minutes)

Hersheypark, GIANT Center, AHL Hockey, outlet mall



LVC sponsors regular weekend trips (including free bus fare) to such activities and destinations as paintball, ski trips in the Poconos, Philadelphia Flyers games, Rehoboth Beach, the Lancaster Outlets, and New York City.


(35 minutes)

minor league baseball, state capitol, symphony Just Close Enough


For many LVC students from towns and cities throughout eastern Pennsylvania, Annville is

skiing, state park

just close enough— without being too close— to home. They can easily

get back when they need to (for a home-cooked meal or to catch up on laundry) but still feel like they’ve gone away to college.

(1 hour)

Philadelphia (1.5 hours)

pro sports, culture, historic landmarks


(2 hours)

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What College Should Be  
What College Should Be