An Alumni Association meeting will be held on Monday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m., at the Campus Center, Room 214.
The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association will hold the 20th annual Flea Market and Collectibles Show on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the College's Educational Conference Center parking lot.
The flea market will consist of collectibles, flea market items, crafts, direct sales vendors, and food vendors. Members of the LCCC Alumni Association will hold a 50/50 raffle, theme basket auction, and a New York Yankees ticket raffle. This year's event also will feature a Hi-Lites Motor Club car cruise from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The LCCC Student Government Association will hold a Pet Appreciation Day. The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds benefit Alumni Association student programs.
For more information, or to obtain an application to participate in the flea market, contact the LCCC Alumni Office at 570-740-0734 or email@example.com.
The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association will hold its fourth annual alumni golf tournament on Monday, May 21, at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, in Mountain Top.
The tournament will be captain and crew format. Cost per golfer is $100 or $35 for dinner only. The tournament will include lunch and refreshments, registration gift, cart with GPS, golf, buffet dinner at 5 p.m., flight winners, raffles, and prizes. Registration begins at
11 a.m. and the tournament begins with a noon shotgun start. The tournament will include a $10,000 hole-in-one prize.
The deadline to register for the tournament is Friday, May 11. Proceeds will benefit LCCC student scholarships.
For more information, or to register to participate, contact the LCCC Alumni Office at 570-740-0734 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is available at www.luzerne.edu/golf.
April is Community College Month!
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) department will hold a transfer information session on Wednesday, April 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the College's Business and Information Sciences Center. Snow date is Wednesday, April 11. Students interested in transferring to another college after finishing their degree at LCCC will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from King's College, Misericordia University, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, and Wilkes University. The program is designed for students in the following majors: CIS, Web Development, Mobile Development, Computer Science, Math, Computer Systems and Security Technology, Advertising/Graphic Design and Computer Graphics/New Media.
The College will be closed for the Holiday Recess from Friday, March 30 through Monday, April 2.
Luzerne County Community College will hold an information night for its hospitality and culinary programs on Wednesday, April 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the College's Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute in downtown Nanticoke.
Information regarding the College's pastry arts management, culinary arts, and hospitality business management programs will be available as well as information on enrollment procedures, tuition, and financial aid. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members to discuss educational and career opportunities. Tours of the Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute will be given.
The information night is free and open to the public. For more information, call LCCC at 570-740-0342 or 570-740-0516 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7342 or 7516.
Nominations are being accepted for both the Outstanding Graduate Award and the Outstanding Adult Learner Graduate Award to be presented at the May 2018 Commencement Ceremony.
If you know a student who has done exceptionally well while at LCCC and is graduating, take this opportunity to nominate them for one of these graduate awards.
To view the award details online, go to the College's website and click on the "Student Life" option. Then click on "Graduate Information" and look for the tab "Graduate Awards." The nomination forms are available in PDF and as an online nomination form. Hard copies of the forms are also available in the Student Development and Alumni Offices.
Nomination deadline for both awards is Friday, April 6.
For more information, contact Bonnie Lauer at ext. 7734 or email@example.com or Joanie Minor at ext. 7344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for scholarship applications is Sunday, April 15.
The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association and Dental Health Department will hold the 19th Annual Dental Health Alumni Day on Friday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the College's Educational Conference Center.
Featured speaker will be Tom Viola, R.Ph, CCP, who will discuss several topics including cardiovascular disease, dental considerations, patient care planning, and frequently prescribed medications.
The program is open to LCCC dental alumni and area dental health professionals.
For more information, or to obtain a listing of registration fees, contact the LCCC Alumni Office at 570-740-0734 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7734 or email email@example.com. To register to attend, go to www.luzerne.edu/alumni.
The LCCC Diversity Council will hold a diversity film series and discussion group.
"If These Halls Could Talk" by Lee Mun Wah will be shown on the following days and at the following locations: Berwick Center - Tuesday, April 17, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Hazleton Center - Tuesday, April 10, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Northumberland Center - Wednesday, April 25, noon to 2 p.m.; Scranton Center - Thursday, April 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Wilkes-Barre Center - Wednesday, April 11, 2 to 4 p.m. The program explores some of the complex issues surrounding students of color leaving colleges and conflicts surrounding diversity issues on campuses throughout the country.
The LCCC Photo Club and Student Government Association will sponsor the 2018 Earth Day Photo Contest, "Beauties and Beasts of the NEPA Environment." There are two categories in the contest. Images entered in the "Beauties" category should illustrate the natural beauty of the Northeastern Pennsylvania environment such as waterfalls, forest scenes, sunsets, wild animals, etc. The second category shows the other side, or the "Beasts" of the Northeastern Pennsylvania environment. Images should depict pollution such as litter, environmental destruction, or the negative effects of urban expansion. Only LCCC students, faculty, staff, and alumni are eligible to participate. The image must be created by the person submitting the image. Up to two images may be submitted per person - one from each category or two from the same category. Images must be digital JPEG files and no greater than 2 MB in file size or with a longest dimension no larger than 2,000 dpi. Name the image JPEG files using the following formula: your last name_your first name_Image Title without spaces. Images must be submitted digitally as an attachment via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 12, at 11:59 p.m. The subject line of the email should indicate "Earth Day Photo." Also, the entrant's name, email address, mailing address, and phone number should be included in the email, along with the title and contest category of the image(s) submitted. Prizes for each category are as follows: $50 Amazon Gift Card for first place, $25 Amazon Gift Card for second place, and a $10 LCCC Bookstore Gift Certificate for third place. Contest winners will be announced at Finals Fest on Thursday, April 26.
Luzerne County Community College will hold an information night for its health sciences programs on Wednesday, April 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Francis S. and Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. Health Sciences Center in downtown Nanticoke.
Information regarding the College's nursing, respiratory therapy, surgical technology, dental hygiene, and emergency medical services programs from the Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. School of Nursing and Health Sciences will be available as well as information on enrollment procedures, tuition, and financial aid. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members to discuss educational and career opportunities.
The information night is free and open to the public. For more information, call LCCC at 570-740-0470 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7470.
The Social Science/History Department and the History Club will hold a political science/history geo-political simulation on Thursday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., at the Educational Conference Center, Room 130. The scenario takes place in the Caribbean and student teams will provide advice to the American leadership as to what should be done about the crisis. No prior knowledge required to participate in this fast-paced opportunity to help solve a hypothetical international crisis.
The Luzerne County Community College Dental Department and the Northeast Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association (NPDHA) will hold a Kids' Cavity Prevention Day on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the College's Benco Dental Clinic at the Francis S. and Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. Health Sciences Center in downtown Nanticoke.
The program is for children ages three to 17, and will include free dental exams, free sealants, free dental x-rays, free oral hygiene instruction, free fluoride treatments, and free dental health supplies.
Dental stations will be on display to provide dental health information for parents and children.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 570-740-0448 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7448.
The last day to drop classes or withdraw officially for the Fifteen-Week Session for the spring semester is Friday, March 23.
The Last Day to Drop Classes or Withdraw Officially for the Second Seven-Week Session of the spring semester is Tuesday, April 17.
An Open Mic Night will be held on Friday, March 23, from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Campus Center, second floor student lounge.
An OVR representative will be on campus to meet with students on Thursday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Career Services Office.
The Pastry Club will be selling peanut butter chocolate Easter eggs and coconut cream chocolate Easter eggs until Thursday, March 22. Pick up will be on Wednesday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute. Cost is $1.25 for one, $4.50 for four, and $7 for six. Email the Pastry Club to order and a club member will pick up your order and money on Monday, March 19, at 10 a.m. If you have any questions, email Christina Freeman at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Photo Club and Student Government Association will sponsor a bus trip to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 7. Participants will meet at Parking Lot A at 7 a.m. and return at approximately 10:30 p.m. Cost per seat is $40 and must be paid by Wednesday, March 28. A deposit of $10 is required to hold a seat. There are no refunds. For more information or to reserve your seat, email Photo Club Advisor Mark James at email@example.com or call (800) 377-LCCC, ext. 7738.
The Psi Beta/Psychology Club is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a Fire HD 10 tablet (valued at $149.99). Tickets are $5 each and ticket sales begin on Wednesday, March 14. All proceeds support the LCCC Veterans' Book Fund and the Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center in Scranton. Tickets will be on sale in the Cafeteria and across from the Bookstore on March 15, March 20, and March 27. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 28. Tickets also may be purchased from the following individuals:
Rose Poulakos (advisor), James Shovlin, Sharra Walton, Taylor Kotsur, Carlos Torres, Denee Nicohols, and Nicole Mrugal.
The Luzerne County Community College Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science Department will hold its annual Race for a Cause 5K Run/Fun Walk and Children's Run on Saturday, April 21, at the College's campus in Nanticoke.
Participants can register in advance or on the day of the race. Race day registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the James T. Atherton Gymnasium. The children's run will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5K Run/Fun Walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
The first 100 registered adults will receive a free t-shirt. Participants are asked to bring a donation of a healthy food item for the LCCC Peter J. Lello Student Food Pantry. Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities.
Registration fee is $15 per adult and $5 for children. Awards will be given to the first overall male and female in the 5K Run. Awards also will be given to the top three finishers in the following age groups for both males and females in the 5K Run: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over. A ¼ mile run will be held for ages five and under and a ½ mile run will be held for ages six to 10.
For more information, or to register, contact Miranda Costa, race director, at LCCC at 570-740-0237 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SGA will hold a Meet and Greet Coffee on Tuesday, April 10, at 11 a.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda.
Snow Make-Up Day - No Classes Unless Needed on Thursday, March 29.
Luzerne County Community College will hold a Spring Open House on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the College's Campus Center.
General information and financial aid sessions will be held and campus tours will be given. Various departments and programs will provide information through demonstrations and displays. The LCCC Adult Learners Association will sponsor a complimentary breakfast at 9:30 a.m., at the College's Cafeteria.
For more information, call the LCCC Admissions Office at 570-740-0337 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7337.
Luzerne County Community College will offer several camps for children this summer.
Two sections of "Kids' Culinary Camp" will be held. Both sessions will provide participants with hands-on culinary experience through measurement skills, reading and creating recipes, and meal preparation. Parents will join on the final day for a special culinary treat. The first section is open to 9 to 11 year-old children and will be held from Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. The second section is open to 12 to 14 year-old children and will be held from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Two Communication Art Camps also will be held. The first camp, "Mobile Apps 101 - UI Design and Prototyping" will allow children to explore and discover mobile app user interface design and prototyping. Though hands-on instruction, campers will learn how to conceptualize their own app and create graphics and functioning low fidelity prototypes. The camp will be held from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to noon.
"Conceptual Design: Computer Generated Imagery" will allow children to work with virtual environments, texture mapping, and special effects. Campers will utilize basic 2D/3D elements such as digital painting, textures, lighting, mood/ tone, staging scenes, environments, and storyboards to create engaging virtual scenes for projects such as animated films and video games. The camp will be held from Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Two sections of "Lego? Robotics Camp" will be held. Campers will participate by demonstrating the projects they build. Topics include building robots with Legos?, programming basic robotic commands, using gears to reduce or increase torque, and combining building and programming skills to craft a robot able to navigate a maze. The camps will be held from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, for 9 to 11 year-old children and from Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20, for 12 to 14 year-old children. Both camps will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.
"Visual Art Camp" explores color, texture, line, value, pattern, scale, balance, emphasis, and composition while experimenting with graphite pencils, colored pencils, markers, and acrylics. In addition, students will study different art movements and their importance in history. Family and friends are invited to an artist's reception on the last day at the LCCC Schulman Gallery where the student's artwork will be displayed. The camp will be held from Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to noon.
For more information, or to register, call the LCCC Continuing Education Department at 570-740-0495 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7495.
The LCCC Writing Center -- The Write Place -- located in College Hall, Room 903, will be opened during the following times for the spring semester: Monday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2:30 to 4 p.m., and 5 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3:30 p.m.; Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m.; and Friday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Students can submit via email as well to email@example.com. Include the following information with submissions: SUBJECT LINE: name, student ID#, due date; MESSAGE: what specific element of writing they want the reviewer to focus on (i.e., grammar, organization, MLA); and ATTACHMENT: attach writing and an assignment sheet.
The LCCC Wellness Committee recently recognized the national Go Red for Women Day sponsored by the American Heart Association and members of the BASIC Club held a bake sale to benefit local missions and students traveling to Washington D.C. to deliver blessing bags to the homeless. The Drama Club celebrated "Fat Tuesday" with a bake sale and mask decorating and an open house was held at the Patrick J. Solano Veterans Center at the College's Campus Center.
Our motto at Luzerne County Community College is to always keep learning. With that we a pleased to share the expertise of our faculty and staff as a resource with our community. LCCC's Speakers Bureau offers faculty and staff volunteer experts free of charge to nonprofit and civic organizations. In this listing, you will find speakers on a wide variety of topics. To request a speaker, please call the College Relations Office at 570-740-0732.
When you request a speaker, we will make every effort to accommodate your request. Please understand that acceptance of an invitation to speak may depend on the speaker's teaching or work schedule.
Professor, Criminal Justice
Chair, LCCC Board of Trustees
Thomas P. Leary
Assistant Professor, Social Science/History
Mark Rutkowski, PE
David J. Sawicki
Director, Business Solutions and Customized Training
Associate Professor, Social Science/History