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ANNVILLE, PA (09/13/2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- Lebanon Valley College welcomed a record-breaking 518 new students this fall, exceeding last year's incoming student group, which was then the largest in the College's history. The fall 2018 class includes an all-time high 473 first-year students and 45 transfers.

Local students include:

Paul Biagi of Vineland (08361), a graduate of Saint Augustine Prep School, is planning to pursue a degree in Actuarial Science.

Cheyenne Bray of Swedesboro (08085), a graduate of Woodstown High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

Joshua Devault of Atco (08004), a graduate of Hammonton High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Physics.

Ethan Filbert of Sicklerville (08081), a graduate of Burlington Township High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Exercise Science.

Daniel Gorenberg of Cherry Hill (08003), a graduate of Cherry Hill High School East, is planning to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy.

Kamron Green of Mount Holly (08060), a graduate of Burlington County Inst of Tech, is planning to pursue a degree in Business Administration.

Makenzie Lee of West Deptford (08096), a graduate of Gloucester County Institute of Technology, is planning to pursue a degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

Lauren Macavoy of Millville (08332), a graduate of Millville Senior High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Undeclared/Open.

Bryan Mowery of Burlington (08016), a graduate of Burlington Township High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice.

Evan Neiswender of Mullica Hill (08062), a graduate of Clearview Regional High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Actuarial Science.

Megan O'Malley of Marlton (08053), a graduate of Cherokee High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education.

Cayla Sydow of Mays Landing (08330), a graduate of Cedar Creek High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Actuarial Science.

Jessica Szymanski of Delran (08075), a graduate of Delran High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

Lauren Vandenberg of Northfield (08225), a graduate of Mainland Regional High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy.

Matthew Yansick of Palmyra (08065), a graduate of Palmyra High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy.

Alexa Pattinson of Sicklerville (08081), a graduate of Rowan College at Gloucester County, is planning to pursue a degree in Business Administration.

"Everyone who helped recruit these talented students, including many of our proud alumni, looks forward to the wonderful contributions these new Dutchmen will make to our campus community," said Ed Wright, vice president of enrollment management. "It will be exciting to watch them grow and succeed at The Valley."

New and returning students have explored the newly-opened Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion, a $20-million state-of-the-art facility that is home to the physical therapy, athletic training, and exercise science programs and is open as a study and gathering space for all students.

Students will also benefit from the Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Graduate Success, a next-generation model for career development that connects networking, internships, skill-building, and personal advising. The Breen Center will build upon LVC's existing network, as career guidance site Zippia recently identified Lebanon Valley College as #1 among all U.S. colleges and universities in its listing of "The Best Colleges in Each State for Getting a Job 2018." The placement rate for Lebanon Valley is 96.185% according to College Scorecard data from the Class of 2008.

The College's move-in day included the traditional Water Ceremony, at which students bring water from home to combine in the Peace Garden pond, signifying the uniting of the class. After Opening Convocation on August 23, faculty and staff formed a welcome line to cheer the students on.

The first week of classes featured the Week of Welcome with events including food trucks, class socials, and other activities designed to introduce new students to the campus community and the opportunities that await them, including internships, leadership roles, student organizations, and athletics teams.

Casey Burke '19 M'21, president of Student Government, talked to students about the importance of putting themselves out there and doing things outside their comfort zone.

"This is your chance to make your life here exactly what you want it to be," she said. "With a positive outlook, you will have a positive experience."

Watch the video of move-in day here and view the Facebook photo album here.

Lebanon Valley College is a private, coeducational college in Annville, Pa. The College offers more than 40 undergraduate majors plus self-designed majors and a range of minors, concentrations, and pre-professional options, as well as graduate degree programs in athletic training, business administration, music education, physical therapy, science in STEM education, speech-language pathology, and fully online MBA.

The College has 1,651 full-time undergraduate students and 118 full-time faculty. Students can choose from more than 95 clubs and organizations, and 19 study abroad programs. LVC awards generous academic scholarships to those whose high school records demonstrate a commitment to challenge and achievement. Learn more at www.lvc.edu.

Annville is 15 minutes east of Hershey and 35 minutes east of Harrisburg; Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are within two hours.

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