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Luzerne County Community College will hold a new exhibit, "Ponderosa Raices-Mighty Roots" beginning Friday, September 16 through Friday, October 14, at the College's Schulman Gallery.

The exhibit will celebrate the diversity of Hispanic cultures and the contributions and achievements of NEPA Latino students and residents during Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration will include culinary experiences, educational presentations, music, and the art exhibit which will showcase NEPA Latino artists and feature artwork in the themes of endurance and perseverance.

Artwork is needed for the upcoming exhibit and Latino artists residing in Northeastern Pennsylvania who would like submit artwork to be considered for inclusion can go to the Schulman Gallery website at www.luzerne.edu/schulmangallery for submission guidelines and instructions. Submission deadline is Wednesday, August 10.

For more information, call the LCCC Schulman Gallery at 570-740-0727 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7727.

The College will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

The deadline for submitting an application for Summer Graduation is Friday, July 22.

Luzerne County Community College will offer courses during its four-week second summer session.

Classes begin on Monday, July 11 and end on Wednesday, August 10. Final exams will be held on Thursday, August 11.

Registration for the four-week second summer session will be held on Tuesday June 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the College's Campus Center.

For more information, call LCCC at 570-740-0339 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7339 or email registrar@luzerne.edu.

Wilkes University and Luzerne County Community College are expanding their partnership on a new articulation agreement for students who wish to pursue their doctor of pharmacy degree.

Under the new agreement, academically-qualified students who complete the Luzerne County Community College pre-professional program can apply to the Wilkes Nesbitt School of Pharmacy through a streamlined process and be given preferential consideration for an admission interview. Under the new agreement, LCCC graduates will be able to transfer up to 63 credits toward the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and can receive a guaranteed $10,000 annual scholarship toward the cost of their attendance for up to two years. Additional merit scholarships up to $21,000 are also available.

The two-year pre-professional program at Luzerne County Community College is designed to provide students with the appropriate science background to enter into science-based professional programs such as the pre-pharmacy degree at Wilkes. By December of their second year of study, students will apply to Wilkes and with satisfactory academic progress, be given preferential consideration for an interview to the professional phase of the doctor of pharmacy program. If not accepted, students may elect to complete an undergraduate degree at Wilkes over the course of two more years of study.

Wilkes President Greg Cant and LCCC President Thomas P. Leary signed the agreement on June 21 at Luzerne County Community College.

"Wilkes University is proud of our continued partnership with Luzerne County Community College," said Wilkes President Greg Cant. "As a result of this agreement, Wilkes will educate even more students from our region, preparing them for well-paying careers in pharmacy fields. With Wilkes University's relationships with local health care systems, those students are likely to stay in the area after graduation, retaining their talents to northeast Pennsylvania and our local communities."

"LCCC remains committed to expanding access to high-priority occupations for our graduates by creating meaningful partnerships with other educational institutions," says Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC. "Luzerne County Community College and Wilkes University share the vision and commitment in working collaboratively to advance transfer opportunities for all students."

Luzerne County Community College will offer courses during its six-week second summer session.

Classes begin on Tuesday, July 5 and end on Wednesday, August 10. Final exams will be held on Tuesday, August 11.

Registration for the six-week second summer session will be held on Wednesday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the College's Campus Center.

For more information, call LCCC at 570-740-0339 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7339 or email registrar@luzerne.edu.

Luzerne County Community College will offer a career camp for high school students this summer at its Pittston Center.

Fine Arts Camp will introduce basic painting and sculpting skills in a classroom setting and then apply them in an outdoor setting along the Susquehanna River using objects of nature and landscape. The camp will be held from Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the College's Pittston Center.

The camp is designed to give high school students the opportunity to explore various career pathways before entering college. The camp is free of charge for Pittston Area High School students.

For more information, or to register, call LCCC at 570-740-0482 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7482 or email mdelucca@luzerne.edu.

Luzerne County Community College will offer a career camp for high school students this summer at its Greater Susquehanna Center.

Medical Careers Camp will explore careers in the allied health field with hands-on activities and true-to-life medical simulations. The camp will be held from Tuesday, July 19 through Thursday, July 21, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the College's Greater Susquehanna Center in Watsontown.

The camp is designed to give high school students the opportunity to explore various career pathways before entering college.

For more information, or to register, call LCCC at 570-740-0482 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7482 or email mdelucca@luzerne.edu.

Luzerne County Community College will offer several career camps for high school students this summer.

Medical Careers Camp will explore careers in the allied health field with hands-on activities and true-to-life medical simulations. The camp will be held from Tuesday, July 19 through Thursday, July 21, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the College's Greater Susquehanna Center.

Fine Arts Camp will introduce basic painting and sculpting skills in a classroom setting and then apply them in an outdoor setting along the Susquehanna River using objects of nature and landscape. The camp will be held from Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the College's Pittston Center.

Applied Tech and Skilled Trades Camp will explore technology and manufacturing careers including architectural engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, engineering design and manufacturing, cyber security, and mechantronics. The camp will be held from Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the College's Hazleton Center.

Communication Arts Camp includes immersive hands-on instruction and career information in video/radio production, music recording, digital design, mobile app design, and emerging technologies, including augmented reality. The camp will be held from Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the College's Hazleton Center.

The camps are designed to give high school students the opportunity to explore various career pathways before entering college.

For more information, or to register, call LCCC at 570-740-0482 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7482 or email mdelucca@luzerne.edu.

Luzerne County Community College will offer two career camps for high school students this summer at its Hazleton Center.

Applied Tech and Skilled Trades Camp will explore technology and manufacturing careers including architectural engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, engineering design and manufacturing, cyber security, and mechantronics. The camp will be held from Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the College's Hazleton Center.

Communication Arts Camp includes immersive hands-on instruction and career information in video/radio production, music recording, digital design, mobile app design, and emerging technologies, including augmented reality. The camp will be held from Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the College's Hazleton Center.

The camps are designed to give high school students the opportunity to explore various career pathways before entering college. The camps are free of charge for Hazleton Area High School students.

For more information, or to register, call LCCC at 570-740-0482 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7482 or email mdelucca@luzerne.edu.

Campus Candids - Annual Race Against Hunger Held

The LCCC Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science Department from the Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. School of Nursing and Health Sciences recently held its annual Race Against Hunger 5K Run/Fun Walk at the College's campus. Proceeds from the race benefited the LCCC Peter J. Lello Student Food Bank.

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