The Class of 2014 is going places
May 13, 2014
Logan Hall ’14 will walk across the stage on Saturday, May 17, to receive his diploma and walk into his full-time position in Harrisburg Monday morning.
Delaware Valley College’s Class of 2014 is leaving campus with the knowledge and valuable real-world experience employers want. Many members of the class already have job offers or, have been accepted into graduate programs.
Some of the places they will be working include: Allstate, Banfield, Berry Plastics, Brookfield Zoo, Connecticut Audubon Society, County of Bucks, Debbie Goetz Media Connections, Growmark, Hanover Foods, JBS, Lampire Biological Labs, Lehigh Valley Zoo, MidAtlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation, Morgan Stanley, Nationwide Agribusiness, Optum, Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Pittsburgh Zoo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Richland Township, Riverbend Environmental Education Center, Snyder Research & Extension Farm- Rutgers, Southampton Township School District, Specialty Silicone Products, Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals, Tuckahoe State Park, Turtle Back Zoo, USDA-Agricultural Research Service and the YMCA.
Members of the Class of 2014 have also been accepted into graduate programs at institutions such as: Canton College, Delaware Valley College, Drexel University, Iowa State University, Marywood University, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Purdue University, Ross University, Seton Hall, St. George University, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and Wilmington University.
Meet a few of the members of the Class of 2014:
Vincent Tavella ’14, animal science
Vincent Tavella has been accepted to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
He said the College’s blend of classroom knowledge and experiential learning opportunities really prepared him for success.
“I think this approach helps all students the way it helped me,” said Tavella. “It gives a student the skills and insights they need that can’t be gained in a traditional classroom that allow students to be much more successful. The most advantageous aspect of the hands-on approach at DelVal is the fact that students can start accumulating this experience early in their undergraduate career. They do not have to wait until their third year to figure out that they might be in the wrong program when it is too late to change tracks.”
Emily Sulzer ’14, media and communication
Emily Sulzer has accepted a position as a junior public relations associate with Debbie Goetz Media Connections in Jamison, Pa. She will be writing press releases, articles, and blog posts for clients there. She will also be working with clients one-on-one and will be helping with social media. A faculty member connected her with the company, and she interned there for two years before getting the job offer. She will also be serving as a content editor for Quora.com, a question and answer platform.
“The media and communication program is a great program and it’s growing and really offering students a chance to explore all of the options that the field has to offer,” said Sulzer. “ The classes I took set the groundwork, but nothing beats being in the field and getting hands-on experience. That combination really prepared me.”
Logan Hall ’14, secondary education with a concentration in agriculture
Logan Hall has accepted a job offer as a press aide for the PA department of agriculture. He will be responsible for day-to-day press coverage of agriculture and will be handing press releases, news stories, features, a newsletter, and working with two other individuals in the office to cover the Keystone International Livestock Exposition and the All-American Dairy Show. He found the job by staying in touch with contacts he met as an intern and networking.
“I will walk across the stage on Saturday and go to my full-time job in Harrisburg Monday morning,” said Hall. “A lot of people have questions when they hear what I will be doing with my education degree. I’m teaching it’s just not in the classroom. One of the purposes of the department is to help educate people so, I still see everything that I learned as valuable. I know that the skills I learned at DelVal will be useful for the rest of my life.”
Follow the Class of 2014 on social media- For this year’s ceremony, graduates will be encouraged to share what they’re doing after DelVal on Twitter with #DelValNextStop. They will also be sharing their best memories of college with #DelVal14memories. There will be stations with white boards for graduates to share plans and memories and get their photos taken for social media.