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ANNVILLE, PA (05/22/2024)-- More than 400 undergraduate and graduate students marked their academic success and achievements during Lebanon Valley College's 155th Commencement on Saturday, May 11.

Local students include:

Allison Bimmer of Maple Shade, (08052), received a bachelor of arts in criminal justice. Bimmer received the following honor(s): cum laude.

Bimmer is a graduate of Maple Shade High School.

Brittnie Breece of Riverton, (08077), received a bachelor of science in environmental science.

Breece is a graduate of Palmyra High School.

Daniel Gorenberg of Cherry Hill, (08003), received a doctor of physical therapy in physical therapy.

Gorenberg is a graduate of Cherry Hill High School East.

Ethan Filbert of Sicklerville, (08081), received a master of science in clinical exercise physiology.

Filbert is a graduate of Burlington Township High School.

Kayleigh Kmet of Hainesport, (08036), received a bachelor of science in communication sciences and disorders. Kmet received the following honor(s): magna cum laude.

Kmet will continue at LVC to pursue a master of science in speech-language pathology.

Kmet is a graduate of Lenape High School.

Kevin Donahue of Sewell, (08080), received a bachelor of science in exercise science. Donahue received the following honor(s): summa cum laude.

Donahue will continue at LVC to pursue a doctor of physical therapy in physical therapy.

Donahue is a graduate of Clearview Regional High School.

Luke Halecki of Cinnaminson, (08077), received a bachelor of science in actuarial science and economics.

Halecki is a graduate of Cinnaminson High School.

Lauren Vandenberg of Northfield, (08225), received a doctor of physical therapy in physical therapy.

Vandenberg is a graduate of Mainland Regional High School.

Matthew Yansick of Palmyra, (08065), received a doctor of physical therapy in physical therapy.

Yansick is a graduate of Palmyra High School.

About Lebanon Valley College

Lebanon Valley College, founded in 1866, offers 50 majors in the health professions, sciences, business and digital media, arts and humanities, and education. Hands-on learning, internships, and research are emphasized. LVC offers five direct-entry (bachelor's to master's) programs in Accounting/MBA 3+1, Athletic Training 3+2, Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3+2, Engineering 3+2, and Speech-Language Pathology 3+2, and a nationally recognized six-year Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. There are over a dozen graduate degrees, including an MBA and master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Education, Exercise Science, and Intelligence and Security Studies.

Close faculty-student relationships and mentoring are hallmarks of the LVC experience on its beautiful 370-acre campus. The College encourages student participation in athletics-with 40% competing as NCAA Division III student-athletes in the Middle Atlantic Conference-and student leadership and involvement in over 90 clubs and organizations, many of which are community-service focused. LVC offers generous financial aid and guaranteed merit scholarships that exceeded $52 million in 2023-24. Career success is integrated into the curriculum through the Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Career and Professional Development starting during the first year on campus.

Located eight miles from Hershey, Pennsylvania, this college of 1,600 undergraduate and 400+ graduate students produces alumni who attend prestigious graduate and professional schools and are employed by top companies and school districts.