Oh, the places you'll go

Ready to impact the world with futures in law, medicine, education and accounting, from California to London and hundreds of locations in between, recent Lycoming College graduates are headed for some big things. Here’s a sampling:

Business student Alex Leclerc is off to the Hult International Business School in London for a master’s in international business. As part of the one-year program, ranked in the top five of its kind globally by the Financial Post and in the top 30 by the Economist, Leclerc will spend 40 weeks in London and 12 in China.

Ashley Lloyd is headed to medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Hoping to specialize in pediatric neurology, at Lycoming she created her own interdisciplinary majorin biopsychology.

Alex Beattie, who studied philosophy, is headed to Hawaii as part of the Teach for America program, which consists of high-achieving, recent college graduates of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools.

Lycoming accounting students are known for finding employment even before their diploma is in hand. This year, graduates Dan Cassidy and Robb Wentzel are headed to the firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Zelenkofske and Axelrod, respectively. Tom Barger and Justin Waycaster both earned positions at ParenteBeard.

Archaeology students develop interests as diverse as the cultures they study – interests evident in their recent graduate school acceptances: Kari Allegretto, history (museum studies) at American University; Veronica Denison, library and information science at Simmons College; Michelle Pastrano, gerontology at the University of Southern California; Robyn Price, linguistics at the University of Virginia; and Kerri Werner, history at Duquesne University.

Kyle Ruhl, one of the student-chemists responsible for the College’s new biodiesel production facility, will be spending his summer with Merck Pharmaceuticals before heading to a Ph.D. program at Colorado State University. He follows Lycoming alumnus Dan DiRocco ’07, who is soon to complete the program.

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