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The LCCC Alumni Association will meet on Monday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m., via Zoom.

April is Community College Month!

The Student Life Office will hold Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader? on Thursday, April 15, at 11:30 a.m., on Zoom.

AREI Check-In and Conversation is held on Fridays, at 2 p.m., at https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/a768523bb3af4e20b51c869448779ff5

AREI Recovery Meetings will be held on Mondays, at 2 p.m. at https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/18dda4984e164b4abf9963059a9a7d86

Luzerne County Community College will hold a virtual art exhibit titled, "Selma: Images of the Civil Rights Movement - A Story of Courage and Sacrifice and How It Changed a Nation."

The virtual exhibit will feature three videos, each pertaining to a corresponding photograph by Jim Gavenus, LCCC associate professor of photography and internationally-recognized documentary photographer, related to his experiences photographing dignitaries and historical figures in Selma, Alabama over the past 18 years, commemorating Selma's significance in the Civil Rights Movement.

The videos and photos will be presented on the Schulman Gallery website at https:/luzerne.edu/schulmangallery/ and will be released on three consecutive Fridays: March 12, March 19, and March 26. All videos and photos will run simultaneously until Friday, April 16. The videos were produced through the LCCC Communication Arts Department.

Chalk it Up for Autism Awareness will be held on Friday, April 16, at noon. Participants will meet in front of the Campus Center.

Coffee and Conversation with representatives from the ACT 101 and KEYS programs will be held on Monday, April 19, at 9:30 a.m., at the Campus Center, third floor.

The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, April 30.

The LCCC Photo Club and Student Government Association are sponsoring an Earth Day Photo Contest: Beauties and Beasts of the Environment. The "beauties" images illustrate the natural beauty of the environment. Images in this category should illustrate natural beauty such as waterfalls, forest scenes, sunsets, wild animals, etc. Show the beauty of nature. The second category shows the other side, or the "beasts" of the environment. Images depicting pollution such as litter, environmental destruction, or the negative effects of urban sprawl fit nicely in this category. There is a two-image limit to enter the contest. Only students, staff, and alumni are eligible to participate. The image must be created by the person submitting the image to this contest. Up to two images may be submitted per person - one for each category or two of the same category. Images must be digital - JPEG files - with a longest dimension no larger than 2000 dpi. Images should be no greater than 3 MB in file size. Name the image JPEG files using this formula: your last name_your first name_ImageTitle without spaces. Images must be submitted digitally as an attachment via e-mail message to Photo Club Advisor Mark James at mjames2@luzerne.edu by Monday, April 19, at 11:59 pm. The subject line of the e-mail message should include the following words: "Earth Day Photo." The body of the e-mail message should include the following information: Entrants name, e-mail address, mailing address, and telephone number, and the title and contest category of each image submitted. Request additional instructions to enter the contest by email to mjames2@luzerne.edu. Contest winners will be announced at the Nanticoke Campus on Earth Day which is Thursday, April 22. Prizes for each category include first place - $50 Amazon Gift Card. second place - $25.00 Amazon Gift Card; and third place - $10 LCCC Bookstore Card.

The LCCC Writing Center will hold a designated time every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, for non-native English-speaking students to receive English language support in their assignments. Students may bring their writing assignments for their courses and an ESL instructor will review your work. This is not a service just for English classes, but for all class writing assignments. The Writing Center is located in College Hall, Room 903. Bring a copy of your assignment and your written work with you to the Center when visiting. If you can't make it on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, email the Writing Center at writingcenter@luzerne.edu for assistance.

The Last Day to Drop Classes or Withdraw Officially for the spring semester is Monday, April 19.

The Luzerne County Community College Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science Department from the Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. School of Nursing and Health Sciences will hold its annual Race Against Hunger 5K Run/Fun Walk on Friday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m., at the College's campus in Nanticoke.

All participants are required to register in advance and registrations will be capped at 60 entrants. Proceeds from the event will benefit the LCCC Peter J. Lello Food Bank.

Registration fee is $20 per person and all participants will receive a free reusable tote. 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 and over.

For more information, or to register, contact Miranda Costa, race director, at LCCC at 570-740-0237 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7237 or mcosta@luzerne.edu.

The LCCC Student Government Association will hold a Meet and Greet on Tuesday, April 20, at 1:30 p.m., at the Campus Center, third floor.

A Virtual Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Luzerne County Community College will hold a virtual open house on Wednesday, April 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Information on programs of study, financial aid, student activities and athletics, transfer and dual admission agreements, career exploration, and student support services will be provided.

For more information, or to register, call the LCCC Admissions Office at 570-740-0337 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7337 or email ndunn@luzerne.edu or go to www.luzerne.edu/admissions/openhouse.

Luzerne County Community College will hold a virtual open house for its Northumberland Center on Thursday, June 3, at 11 a.m.

Information on programs of study, financial aid, career exploration, and student services will be available.

For more information, or to register, call the Northumberland Regional Higher Education Center at 570-740-0290 or email llaniewski@luzerne.edu or go to www.luzerne.edu/admissions/openhouse.

Luzerne County Community College will hold two virtual open houses for its Berwick Center on Thursday, April 15, at 3 p.m. and Thursday, May 13, at 6 p.m.

Information on programs of study, financial aid, career exploration, and student services will be available.

For more information, or to register, call the Berwick Center at 570-740-0280 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7280 or email kforan@luzerne.edu or go to www.luzerne.edu/admissions/openhouse.

Luzerne County Community College will hold two virtual open houses for its Greater Susquehanna Center on Wednesday, April 14, at 3 p.m. and Thursday, May 6, at 6 p.m.

Information on programs of study, financial aid, career exploration, and student services will be available.

For more information, or to register, call the LCCC Greater Susquehanna Center at 570-740-0261 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7261 or email kforan@luzerne.edu or go to www.luzerne.edu/admissions/openhouse.

Luzerne County Community College will hold three virtual open houses for its Hazleton Center on Tuesday, April 13, at noon; Wednesday, April 28, at 6 p.m.; and Monday, May 17, at 11 a.m.

Information on programs of study, financial aid, career exploration, and student services will be available.

For more information, or to register, call the LCCC Hazleton Center at 570-740-0790 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7790 or email kwhalen@luzerne.edu or go to www.luzerne.edu/admissions/openhouse.

Luzerne County Community College will hold two virtual open houses for its Scranton Center on Wednesday, April 14, from 2 to 3 p.m. and Thursday, April 22, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Information on programs of study and student services will be available.

For more information, or to register, call the Scranton Center at 570-740-0210 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7210 or email jlenio@luzerne.edu or go to www.luzerne.edu/admissions/openhouse.

A Virtual Transfer Fair will be held on Thursday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at www.luzerne.edu

The LCCC Wellness Committee is holding a Walk at Lunch every Wednesday in April. Participants will meet by the Security Office and follow the walking trail. National Walk@Lunch Day is observed on Wednesday, April 28.

Campus Candids - Pandemic Remembrance

LCCC recently commemorated one year since the onset of the global pandemic. LCCC President Thomas P. Leary and Pastor Craig Mark of the Askam United Methodist Church offered remarks and members of the Nanticoke City Fire Department conducted a bell ringing to honor those who lost their lives.

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