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Lynchburg College School of Sciences Alumni
"What can you do with a science degree?"

Here's a sample of what just a few of our recent graduates are accomplishing:

Ashley Brewer (2014, Biomedical Science

Pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Science at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

Karen Butler (2014, Chemistry

Pursuing a graduate degree in forensic toxicology at VCU in Richmond, Virginia.

Stephen Granger (2014, Computer Science

Tech Support Engineer for Unified Storage Division at EMC.

Ashley Parsons (2014, Biology

A Medical Assistant at Richeson Drive Pediatrics in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Adam Petrizza (2014, Environmental Science

A Stormwater Environmental Specialist for Paragon Business Solutions in Rolla Missouri.

Nolan Compton (2013, Environmental Science

Assisting the Resources Management and Science Division staff at Yosemite National Park in conducting vegetation conditions across the park.

McLane Grows (2013, Environmental Studies

Working as a youth wilderness trip leader/environmental educator for Sanborn Western Camps in Florissant, Colorado.

Samantha Meiser (2013, Chemistry

Pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at NC State University.

Adam Petrizza (2013, Environmental Science

A GIS Analyst with Leica Microsystems in Chantilly, Virginia.

Ashley Simpson (2013, Biology

A Microbiologist with Nestle in Danville, Virginia.

Julia Taylor (2013, Biomedical Science; Chemistry Minor

A Ph.D. student in Medical Biology at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, working on viral entry mechanisms and specifically, with Human papillomavirus type 16 and HIV type 1.

Victoria Weiser (2013, Chemistry

Pursuing a Pharmacy degree at VCU in Richmond, Virginia.

Thaddeus Williams (2013, Biomedical Science; Chemistry

Pursuing a DVM at Cornell Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine.

Nolan Compton (2013, Environmental Science

An environmental specialist with Angler Environmental.

Molly Barkman (2012, Environmental Science

The Outreach Coordinator at Cacapon Institute in High View, West Virginia.

Eric Donofrio (2012, Environmental Science

After working with the Earth Corps in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado, is now pursuing a MS in Forest Resources at the University of Georgia.

Nels Erickson (2012, Environmental Studies; 2014, M.Ed. in Science Education

An Environmental Specialist with Angler Environmental in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Keith Lestre, Jr. (2012, Computer Science; Business Administration

Working as a Software Engineer for Bizerba Engineered Solutions in Sandston, Virginia.

Billy Orndorff (2012, Environmental Science

A Professional Naturalist Fellow at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota.

Kyle Reder (2012, Biomedical Sciences

Working at American Type Culture Collection.

Nathan Seeburger (2012, Biology and Chemistry

A Technologist at LabCorp in the Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Rob Stewart (2012, Environmental Science

An Environmental Technician with Libertas Copper, L.L.C.

Stephen Armstrong (2011, Environmental Science

After completing an Environmental Research Internship with the United Nations Environment Programme at the Regional Office of North America, is now an Environmental Scientist at HDR, Inc., in Vienna, Virginia.

Jill Dunnam (2011, Environmental Science

An Air Quality Planner with ECW Environmental Group at Fort Lee, Virginia.

Molly Galloway (2011, Environmental Science

Working as a Biological Technician for the National Park Service at Prince William Forest Park near Washington, DC, while also pursuing a Master of Natural Resources at the National Capital Region Campus of Virginia Tech.

Beverly Hoath (2011, Environmental Science

Working at Chickadee Creek Farm, an organic CSA in Pennington, New Jersey.

Shana Johnson (2011, Mathematics

Pursuing a M.S. in Mathematics at UNC Wilmington in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Gib Lewis (2011, Environmental Science

Performing stormwater inspections as an engineer technician for the Henrico County Department of Public Works, Virginia.

James McDaniel (2011, Biology

Working towards a Ph.D. in Botany at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

Geoff Moore (2011, Environmental Science

A Soil Conservation Technician with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Iowa, and is pursuing a M.S. in Agronomy at Iowa State University.

Thomas Moore (2011, Environmental Science

Attending the Teton Science School in Jackson, Wyoming.

Ned Parker (2011, Mathematics

A Science and Engineering Technician with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC.

Ben Phelps (2011, Biomedical Science

In the DO Program at Midwestern University.

Casey Sawyer (2011, Chemistry

Pursuing a Master's of Public Health at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Will Stafford (2011, Environmental Science

A Meteorologist for WSET in Lynchburg, VA.

Aaron Stroud (2011, Mathematics

A Math teacher at Appomattox High School in Appomattox, Virginia.

Krysten Bishop (2010, Biomedical Science

In the Physician Assistant Program at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Jimmy Burton (2010, Biomedical Science

Attending the University of Louisville's School of Dentistry in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rebecca Evans (2010, Environmental Studies

Attending the Master's of Environmental Studies program at VCU.

Jerome Facchina (2010, Environmental Science

Assistant Supervisor at Henkels and McCoy, Inc., in Richmond, Virginia.

Loriann Garcia (2010, Biology

Pursuing a M.S. in Entomology at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

Lizzy Jackson (2010, Biology

Pursuing a M.S. studying reproductive behavior and microsatellites in spotted salamanders at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.

Stephen Legg (2010, Biomedical Science

Attending the VCU School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia.

Ashley Longstreet (2010, Chemistry and Biomedical Science

Pursuing a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

Kaitlin Marvin (2010, Biology

An immunoassay technician at LabCorp in Burlington, North Carolina.

Shannon Melchior (2010, Biomedical Science

In the Occupational Therapy Program at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri.

Ashley Meyer (2010, Biomedical Science

Attending Dental School at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri.

Amanda Bridget Pillow Winks (2010, Environmental Science

Storm Water Compliance Inspector for the City of Lynchburg Utilities in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Brad Puffenbarker (2010, Environmental Science

Working with Public Utilities for the City of Lynchburg, Virginia.

Rachel Roozen (2010, Environmental Studies

A Field Instructor with the Ashoken Center in Olivebridge, New York.

Nick Rose (2010, Environmental Science

Working for the Western North Carolina Alliance in Asheville, North Carolina.

Brandon Schneider (2010, Environmental Science

A GIS Research Assistant with FirstSearch Technologies in Norwood, Massachusettes.

Brett Schwartz (2010, Environmental Science

A Field Service Technician with Brown Caldwell in Allendale, New Jersey.

Jessica Yarra (2010, Biology

An Associate Scientist with Intrexon in Blacksburg, Virginia.

The above positions cover the previous five years.  Want your info added, removed, or corrected?  Please email

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