My DelVal Story

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Sarah Stout '14.

Growing up in Doylestown, I never thought DelVal would be my dream school. I never thought I would look forward to class or club meetings or spending time on campus. I never imagined I would make so many friends from different places who were driven to my hometown for their education—but I did. I have experienced and seen more during my time at DelVal than I ever anticipated. From traveling abroad with professors, to attending international conferences, to starting a new club on campus; each experience has shifted the way I look at the world and how I see my role in the big picture.


Ways you can lead every day

Posted on April 8, 2014 by Dr. April Vari, vice president for student affairs.

The other day as I was walking across the DelVal campus, I did something -- or more accurately didn't do something -- that I later regretted.  I walked by an empty beer can on the ground and I didn't pick it up to throw it into the nearest recycling bin.  I was in a hurry, and to be honest I didn't know where that can had come from and just wasn't keen on the idea of picking it up.


Our last first day

Posted on April 1, 2014 by Bailey Young '14.

January 13, 2014 was a day that some of us dreaded and some of us couldn't wait to come, our last first day of school. Not only were we facing the stress and anxiety that comes with entering our last semester, but there was a rather large structure that stirred curiosity in every student at DelVal, the Life Sciences Building. This semester was full of change for everyone on campus, but for us seniors all we wanted was a chance to take a class in this new building, because well, it's our last chance.


Networking While in College

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Deanna Parkton.

It seems like everyone is talking about networking lately – and for good reason.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of jobs are found through networking.  The number might be even higher for internship opportunities since many employers create internship positions to help a student gain experience (especially a student they know).


When words fail, music speaks

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Katie Goldberg '16.

I will be the first to admit that I am not the typical DelVal student. As a sophomore, I’ve thrown quite a few people through a loop when I mention my career plan. There are plenty of Business Administration students here, but not many of them are looking for a career managing concert venues and bands. But I am- and DelVal has helped me pursue my goals by still managing to find hands-on experiences for their atypical students.


Traveling to Israel: An Amazing Gift

Posted on February 21, 2014 by Sam Cohen '14.

Have you ever been given an amazing gift?   Many people would say yes to this, like a car for their 16th birthday or maybe a really nice watch for graduation.  But I am asking have you ever been given a gift that was also an opportunity, an adventure that can change your life?


Partnering with the Community

Posted on January 21, 2014 by Andrew Moyer, Director of Student Involvement and Deanna Parkton, Experiential Learning Advisor, Center for Student Professional Development.

The College has started building a robust network of partners that can provide positive service experience to DelVal students. The Community Partners Service Fair will bring service organizations to campus highlighting the opportunities that students, staff and faculty have available to them in the local community.


Remember My Name

Posted on January 13, 2014 by Madison Moore, '15.

Picture a 17-year-old typical high school student; fingers crossed and eyes shut as she tears open a potential acceptance letter to a college where she applied.


Counseling psychology students and faculty travel with Semester At Sea

Posted on December 18, 2013 by Dr. Audrey Ervin, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology.

In May 2013, counseling psychology professors Dr. Allison Buskirk-Cohen and I accompanied three undergraduate counseling psychology students, Barb Krier, Sarah Stout and Krista Shafer, on an incredible Semester at Sea enrichment voyage. We sailed aboard the MV Explorer to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland and England.


Be the change

Posted on December 10, 2013 by Logan Hall '14.

Are you someone waiting for the day you will be understood and accepted for who you really are and not stereotyped as the person people think you are? Let’s make that thought a reality and go back to the basics, “do not judge a book by the cover.”


The challenges are plenty but the rewards are greater

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Amy Estep '12, Conservation and Wildlife Management.

Ten months after I first applied to Peace Corps, I found myself on a plane bound for Liberia, West Africa with 39 other young and excited US citizens ready to embark on their “big adventure.” We were all assigned to be secondary math and science teachers in government high schools located all over the small, rebuilding country of Liberia that was ravished by war for over a decade beginning in the 1990’s.


Collegiate FFA: National Convention Size Up

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Claire Donahue '15, Animal Science.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013: The first day of the 86th National FFA Convention; one would say it was overwhelming. The Delaware Valley College Collegiate FFA was to prepare for an oncoming swarm of 60,000 plus blue and gold jackets. Yeah, what a rush!


Introduction from Dr. Brosnan

Posted on November 1, 2013 by Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan, Delaware Valley College President.

When engaged minds come together, great things happen. That’s what people are saying about the Delaware Valley College of today.