#StartingUpPA Alumni Spotlight
Sarah Lanphier | Nuts About Granola® | Elizabethtown College '09
During college, Elizabethtown College student Sarah Lanphier needed a concept for a fundraiser to benefit the school triathlon team, and Nuts About Granola was born. Sarah packaged and sold her peanut butter granola recipe and made enough to cover the team’s trip to nationals. Over the course of her remaining three years at Elizabethtown, Sarah developed the business hand-in-hand with the college’s faculty and staff. In 2008, the company was officially incorporated.
Since then, Sarah has appeared on the Rachael Ray Show, has been featured in 35 media publications, and owns two retail locations. Additionally, Sarah created the NAG Innovation Scholarship at Elizabethtown College, selling all the granola on Elizabethtown’s campus and funding the scholarship using a portion of the sales.
Congratulations on your success, Sarah, and thanks for leading the way as Pennsylvania’s independent colleges and universities start up PA!