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On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Sarah Lanphier Himes ’09 was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Graduate of the Last Decade Award. Lanphier Himes graduated from Elizabethtown College with a degree in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship. As an E-town student, she founded Nuts About Granola LLC—now known as Sarah’s Sweet & Savory Snacks—in conjunction with her business classes.
She currently is CEO of the company, which has grown rapidly in the past few years with a product reach that spans across the country. Sarah’s Sweet & Savory Snacks has received national attention, as well, including mentions on the “Rachael Ray Show” and in Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Most recently, Sarah’s Sweet & Savory Snacks partnered with Martha Stewart to produce an exclusive line for her New York Café.
Lanphier Himes has been recognized throughout Pennsylvania, on many occasions, for her entrepreneurial spirit and drive. She was named Central Penn Business Journal’s “Woman to Watch” in 2014 and was listed on Central Penn Business Journal’s “40 under 40” in 2015. She also received two nominations for the Pennsylvania Governor’s ImPAct Awards.
As an alumna, Lanphier Himes is actively engaged with Elizabethtown College, most notably as a member of the College’s Board of Trustees and creator of the Sarah’s Sweet & Savory Snacks Innovation Scholarship for current students. Prior to joining the College’s Board of Trustees, she served as a member of the Elizabethtown College Alumni Association’s Alumni Council.