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The LCCC Alumni Association will host the 31st annual alumni vs. students and staff basketball game at the James T. Atherton Gymnasium on Thursday, January 31, at 5 p.m. Staff and students who would like to participate can sign-up at the Student Activities Office or Alumni Office, located on the second floor of the Campus Center. The first 15 players to register for each team will receive a commemorative team t-shirt. The game is free and open to the public and refreshments will be available at the game.

Classes End for the First Seven-Week Session for the spring semester on Thursday, February 28.

Club Sign-Up Days will be held on Wednesday, January 23 and Thursday, January 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Campus Center, third floor.

Free ESL tutoring services are available at the Wilkes-Barre Center on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m., in Room 105. ESL students who need language support and/or are looking to improve academic skills in reading, writing, vocabulary, and speaking are welcome to participate. No appointment is necessary at this time. English Conversation meetings are held in Hazleton every Friday in Room 201 from 9 a.m. to noon. Meetings are open to all ESL students who want to improve their ability to speak English. The Student Support Services Department will offer walk-in tutoring and English language support for English Language Learners at the main campus in Nanticoke. Sessions will be held on Monday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Additional ESL tutoring can be provided by appointment. Mrs. Whitaker and Mrs. Socash will lead instruction, and several peer tutors will be available to assist. All English language learners enrolled in any LCCC courses are welcome to attend.

Free Dirt Dessert will be served in the Cafeteria on Friday, February 1 in observance of Groundhog Day.

The Luzerne County Community College Diversity Council will hold a Holocaust Commemoration Day on Monday, January 28, from noon to 12:30 p.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda.

The event will include the observation of a moment of silence in remembrance of the Holocaust.

The Last Day for Withdrawal with Partial Tuition Refund for the Fifteen-Week Session for the spring 2019 semester is Monday, February 4.

The College wil be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Luzerne County Community College Diversity Council will hold a National Freedom Day lecture on Friday, February 1, at noon, at the Campus Center Cafeteria. President Thomas P. Leary will provide a presentation on National Freedom Day, a holiday which is celebrated annually on February 1 in the United States. The purpose of the holiday is to honor the signing of the 13th Amendment which outlawed slavery as well as to celebrate the freedom which U.S. citizens share with fellow Americans.

The LCCC counseling department, in conjunction with Young People in Recovery (YPR), has developed a collegiate recovery program on campus to support students in their recovery from addiction. Meetings will be held on Mondays, from 7 to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, from 5 to 6 p.m.; and Wednesdays, from 1 to 2 p.m. For more information, call 570-740-0462 or 800-377-LCCC, extension 7462.

Registration for Fall 2019 classes begins on Friday, February 1.

SGA will hold a Meet and Greet Coffee on Wednesday, January 30, at 11 a.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda.

Luzerne County Community College will offer courses for the spring semester in Wilkes-Barre. Students can register for courses in Wilkes-Barre at the College's Wilkes-Barre Center at 2 Public Square.

Classes scheduled to be offered in Wilkes-Barre include Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, CPR, Computer Literacy, English, First Year Experience, History, Legal Assisting, and Math. Also, Criminal Justice, English as a Second Language (ESL), Health and Physical Education, Music, Psychology, Reading and Study Skills, Real Estate, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, and others.

Both day and evening classes are offered at the College's Wilkes-Barre Center.

Classes for the spring semester will begin in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, February 4.

For more information, call the LCCC Wilkes-Barre Center at 570-822-6156 or email rbrominski@luzerne.edu.

Luzerne County Community College will offer several non-credit cooking classes this spring at the College's Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute in downtown Nanticoke.

"The Art of Pizza and Stromboli" will teach students how to prepare pizza and stromboli and will cover making dough as well as sauces and cheeses. The two-session course will be held on Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.

"Big and Little Chef Class" is a workshop for adults and children designed to help bring children into the kitchen for a fun and healthy experience. The two-session course will be held on Saturday, March 16 and Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon.

"German Cooking" will showcase the art of German cooking including creating specialties and variations of different dishes. The two-session course will be held on Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon.

"Sweet and Savory Pies and Pastries" will teach the secrets of baking pastries and pies including desserts, meat filled pasties, and pot pies. The two-session course will be held on Saturday, April 27 and Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon.

"Dumplings of the World" will provide instruction on how to make dumplings from a variety of cultures. The two-session course will be held on Saturday, May 11 and Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, or to register, call the LCCC Continuing Education Office at 570-740-0495 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7495.

The LCCC Student Government Association will hold the bi-annual welcome back bash on Thursday, January 24, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Campus Center Cafeteria. The event will include free food and entertainment.

Campus Candids - Clubs and departments busy with activities

The Student Government Association held Stress Free Week featuring Book Club coloring books and a bake sale, an ugly sweater battle, cookie decorating, drum your stress away, Persona Cards, pajama bingo, and a blanket raffle. The Wellness Committee held a Flu Clinic for staff and information night for trades and technology programs was held at the Technology Center.

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