Lebanon Valley Education Partnership

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In 1989, Lebanon Valley College (LVC) and the Lebanon School District established the Lebanon Valley Education Partnership (LVEP) to encourage students in the city of Lebanon to study, stay in school and aspire to attend college.

LVEP Partners in grades 8-12 take part in a unique mentorship program focused on the idea of higher education and a clear path to get there, learning skills and concepts that will help them succeed throughout life. Each year, the College awards several full-tuition scholarships to students who meet the admission criteria and choose to enroll at LVC. And each year, a new group of rising 8th graders are invited to join the program—students who are academically talented, even in the face of economic hardship. 

68 LVEP students have graduated with their bachelor’s degree from LVC—at no cost to the student—since 2000. Funding for LVEP is provided by community members, local businesses, and volunteer leaders.

Will you join the Lebanon community with your gift of an LVEP education?


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LVEP Golf nets $35K for scholarships

THANK YOU to all who helped make the 2022 LVEP Golf Tournament a wonderful success! 95 golfers, more than 50 local businesses and community organizations, and a dedicated committee of educators, LVEP alumni and community volunteers raised more than $35,000 for LVEP scholarships.

Mark your calendars now for the next LVEP Golf Tournament, scheduled for Friday, June 23, 2023 at Fairview Golf Course in Lebanon.

Special thanks to our lead sponsors:

  


22 days ago by Katie Grisbacher
Kyle Sylvester '09 credits his success to LVEP donors

Kyle Sylvester '09 now has a solid foundation to raise his family, provide for his children, and instill in them the importance of higher education—thanks to the Lebanon Valley Educational Partnership and the donors who support it.

Click here to read more about how Kyle became director of operations at a multi-state company.

560 days ago by Katie Grisbacher
Laura Roberts ’07, from art major to business owner through LVEP

  

  Laura Roberts '07

“It's hard to find the words to express the gratitude to the people who financially, and otherwise, support the LVEP program. The gift of higher education is, alone, incredible. But that gift was packaged with a support network that surrounded me starting in middle school, carried me through the day of my college graduation, and continues today, thanks to Jen and Karl Liedtka." 

~ Laura Roberts LHS '03, LVC '07

 Click here to read more about Laura's journey to success as owner and founder of The Pink Phoenix, a specialty sewing and alteration company.

693 days ago by Katie Grisbacher
Dr. Tai Nguyen credits his success to LVEP

"I owe everything to LVEP and the foundation they helped lay for me. It taught me better time management, how to establish goals and reach them, and most importantly, they let me know that somebody, somewhere out there really cared for me, and they wanted me to go off to school. They wanted to see me succeed and build a better future for myself."

~ Dr. Tai Nguyen LHS'10, LVC'14 

Click here to listen to Dr. Nguyen share more about the impact of LVEP.

770 days ago by Katie Grisbacher
Spotlight on LVEP students

Brothers Miguel LHS'19, LVC '23 and Yan Rosario LHS'20, LVC '24 are both enrolled at LVC as Communication Sciences and Disorders majors, each with a cumulative GPA higher than 3.5.


846 days ago by Katie Grisbacher
Giving back to the Lebanon community

LVEP alumni gathered in 2019 to celebrate the program and share where they are today:

Bethany Lapp Lerew LHS '03, LVC '07 recruited her employer, Sleep Number, as a sponsor of the 2019 LVEP Achievement Golf Challenge.

Cristalichia Acevedo LHS '13, LVC '17 serves as manager of Barnes & Noble College on the campus of LVC.

Wanda Hoffman LHS ’08, LVC’12 returned to the Lebanon School District where she works as a 5th grade teacher, continuing to support Lebanon Cedars and the LVEP program.

LVEP alumni at 2019 dinner
Bethany Lapp Lerew, Cristalichia Acevedo, Wanda Perez Hoffman, Laura Roberts, Chris Blank, Cheyenne Emerich
846 days ago by Katie Grisbacher
Leadership, Resilience, and Teamwork

Over 500 Lebanon School District students have benefitted from LVEP’s unique mentorship program.  Through experiential learning opportunities, partners have developed important skills in the areas of leadership, resilience, team work, goal setting, conflict and time management, community engagement, identity awareness, and more.


846 days ago by Katie Grisbacher

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