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Interested in Accounting? Register by following the link: https://doodle.com/poll/486ngs62p23trih7 by Tuesday, September 25 for the Accounting Major Orientation. There are two orientations on Thursday, September 27. The first will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the second from 6 to 7 p.m. Both sessions are in Building 7, Room 722. Interactive discussions will include a general overview of the Accounting curriculum, dual enrollment, accounting jobs, salaries, and the future of the field.

The LCCC BASIC Club will hold a See you at the Pole prayer session on Wednesday, September 26, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at the LCCC flagpole near Founders Hall.

Classes Begin for the Second Seven-Week Session of the fall semester on Monday, October 22.

Classes End for the First Seven-Week Session of the fall semester on Thursday, October 11.

The LCCC Alumni Association will hold the 29th annual Alumni Association Fall Craft Festival on Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the College's campus. This year's craft show will feature more than 150 vendors from around the region. The festival also will include raffles, food vendors, and children's entertainment. Applications are available for crafters and food vendors and can be obtained from the College's website at www.luzerne.edu/alumni/craft. Craft spaces are juried and outside spaces are available. Crafters who make unique hand-crafted items are encouraged to apply. For more information, call the Alumni Office at 570-740-0735 or (800) 377- LCCC, extension 7735.

All staff members are encouraged to identify outstanding faculty, administrative, security and support staff at the College to nominate for the 2019 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) award recognition. NISOD award nominees demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning and support for students in their work at LCCC. You are encouraged to nominate one or more of your colleagues who you feel are deserving of this award. Criteria have been established by which nominees will be rated; these criteria and the nomination form are posted on the Staff Intranet under Staff Development/Staff Awards. If you would like a copy of the form as a Word document, contact Jessica Spisak at ext. 7699 or jspisak2@luzerne.edu. Only one individual from each employee category (full-time teaching faculty, full-time non-teaching faculty, adjunct faculty, classified, security, administrator) will be selected. The selected employee(s) will be recognized by NISOD and also will be recognized by the College at a future In-Service program. If you'd like to submit a nomination, complete the form and submit electronically to Paula Labenski at plabenski@luzerne.edu no later than noon on Monday, October 1.

In recognition of the long tradition of excellence in community college teaching and leadership, the League for Innovation established the John and Suanne Roueche Teaching Excellence Award. LCCC is sponsoring a staff award for teaching faculty (full-time and adjunct) which recognizes teaching faculty for excellence in teaching, innovation in instruction, commitment to diversity, and cooperative spirit. Students and staff are encouraged to identify outstanding teaching faculty at the College to nominate for the 2018 Roueche Teaching Excellence award recognition. Criteria have been established by which nominees will be rated. For a copy of the criteria and nomination form, contact Paula Labenski at plabenski@luzerne.edu or Jessica Spisak at jspisak2@luzerne.edu or access the form on the Student Intranet under Forms, Resources, Policies and Procedures/College-wide or on the Staff Intranet under Staff Development/Staff Awards. Only one individual will be selected to receive the award. The selected teaching faculty member will be recognized by the League for Innovation and also by the College at a future In-Service program. Submit nomination forms electronically to Paula Labenski at plabenski@luzerne.edu no later than Monday, October 1.

Haleim Hassan will present a lecture on his journey to U.S. citizenship on Tuesday, October 16, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the College's Educational Conference Center. Hassan, an LCCC student, will discuss journey from Darfur region of Sudan, becoming a United States citizen, and voting in his first election.

Luzerne County Community College will hold its annual Faculty and Alumni Exhibit beginning Friday, October 12 through Wednesday, November 28, at the College's Schulman Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibit will feature traditional and digital artists, photographers, graphic designers, sculptors, and print makers. Awards will be given for both faculty and alumni works.

Final Exams for the First Seven-Week Session of the fall semester will be held on Friday, October 12.

The LCCC Foundation will hold its annual Scholarship Donor Dinner on Tuesday, October 30. The event will be held at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre Township with cocktails at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The annual dinner honors scholarship donors and student scholarship recipients and this year's event, titled "Unmasking the Future" will recognize visionaries who have made significant donations that have helped LCCC to offer new programs, buildings, state-of-the-art equipment, and scholarship endowments. Tickets are $125 per person or $1,000 per table of 10. All proceeds support scholarships and veteran students. For more information, or to register and purchase tickets online, go to www.luzerne.edu/give.

The Luzerne County Community College Student Life Office and Diversity Council will host a celebration in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda. The event will feature music by the Bob Velez Latin Jazz Band and readings from well-known Hispanic authors. Light refreshments will be served.

Luzerne County Community College will hold its 27th annual history conference, "The History of Northeastern Pennsylvania: The Last 200 Years" on Friday, October 12, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the College's Educational Conference Center. The theme of this year's conference is "The Sixties: Mining, Mafia, Music & Mary Jo."

The program will begin with a welcome at 9 a.m. by Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC. Opening remarks will be provided by William C. Kashatus, Ph.D., associate professor, history, LCCC and Aimee E. Newell, Ph.D., executive director, Luzerne County Historical Society.

The first session, "Decline of the Anthracite Industry" will begin at 9:30 a.m. Presenter will be Thomas Dublin, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history, Binghamton University and co-author Face of Decline: The PA Anthracite Region in the Twentieth Century. At 10:30 a.m., Dave Janoski, managing editor, Citizens' Voice, will present "Russell Bufalino and the Northeast Pennsylvania Crime Family." Joe Nardone, Sr., owner, Gallery of Sound Record Store and All Stars Band Leader, will present "Hard Coal's Rock n' Roll" at 11:45 a.m. The afternoon session will begin at 1:45 p.m. with a panel discussion titled, "Mary Jo Kopechne, A Promising Life Lost at Chappaquiddick." Panelists include Georgetta Nelson Potoski, executor, Kopechne Estate and co-author, Our Mary Jo; William Nelson, Koechne Cousin and co-author, Our Mary Jo; and Donald McFadden, investigator, Kopechne Exhumation Case.

The conference is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the LCCC social science/history department and the Luzerne County Historical Society.

A buffet luncheon will be served at 12:45 p.m., at the College's Educational Conference Center. Cost is $10 per person and reservations are required. Call 570-740-0508 by Friday, September 28, to make a reservation for lunch. For more information on the history conference, contact Dr. William Kashatus at LCCC at 570-740-0508 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7508.

The Last Day for Withdrawal with Partial Tuition Refund for the Second Seven-Week Session of the fall semester is Thursday, October 25.

The Last Day to Drop Classes or Withdraw Officially for the First Seven-Week Session of the fall semester is Thursday, September 27.

Meet the President on Tuesday, September 25, at 11 a.m., at the Scranton Center.

The Student Government Association will hold a Meet the President on Thursday, October 11, at 11 a.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda.

Professional Development Day - No Classes on Wednesday, October 17.

The Student Government Association will hold a Meet and Greet Coffee on Wednesday, October 10, at 11 a.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda.

Attention Students: The Student Government Association is looking for interested students to fill the following positions: treasurer, secretary, and part-time student representative. If you are interested in being a student leader, please think about applying for one of the positions. Information packets are available at the Student Life Office on the second floor of the Campus Center. Nomination petitions to run for office are due by Saturday, September 15. Elections will be held from Thursday, September 27 through Saturday, September 29.

A Welcome Back Bash will be held on Thursday, September 20, at the Hazleton Center.

A Welcome Back Bash will be held at the Wilkes-Barre Center on Tuesday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m. and on Thursday, October 11, at 2 p.m.

Campus Candids - New Pittston Center Opens

LCCC recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Pittston Center at the M&T Educational Center on Main Street in downtown Pittston. The new LCCC Pittston Center offers both day and evening classes.

Speakers Bureau

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.

Robert Bogdon
Director, Marketing

  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Advertising
  • Marketing

Robert Boyer
Professor, Criminal Justice

  • Criminal Justice

Brian Gill
Chair, LCCC Board of Trustees

  • Fundraising

Thomas P. Leary
President

  • LCCC related topics
  • American History
  • Political Science

Martha Pezzino
Assistant Professor, Social Science/History

  • Women's History
  • African-American History
  • General European and American History
  • The Holocaust
  • Revolutions and Revolutionary History

Mark Rutkowski, PE
Professor, Technology

  • Protecting Yourself Online
  • Cyber Crime

David J. Sawicki
Director, Business Solutions and Customized Training

  • LCCC Workforce Development
  • LCCC Why it is the Community's College
  • LCCC The Best Bargain in Town
  • LCCC The College for Everyone

Jeffery Schultz
Associate Professor, Social Science/History

  • Military History