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The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association will hold the 32nd annual Fall Craft Festival on Saturday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the College's campus in Nanticoke.

This year's craft show will feature nearly 125 artisans from around the region selling hand-made quality items. The festival also will include food vendors, a bake sale, and children's entertainment. The HiLites Motor Club will hold a car cruise from noon to 3 p.m. Admission to the craft show is $2 which benefits LCCC student programs.

For more information, call the LCCC Alumni Office at 570-740-0735 or (800) 377- LCCC, extension 7735 or go to www.luzerne.edu/alumni/craft.

Alumni Giving Day is Friday, October 1.

Luzerne County Community College will hold its 29th annual history conference, "The History of Northeastern Pennsylvania" on Friday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the College's Educational Conference Center. The theme of this year's conference is "Football in Northeast Pennsylvania."

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 Mary Walsh, director, Luzerne County Historical Society.

The keynote session, "The Pottsville Maroons and the Stolen NFL Championship of 1925" will begin at 9:15 a.m. Presenters will be Diane Prosymchak, director, Schuylkill County Historical Society and Vincent Genovese, author, The Pottsville Maroons and the Stolen NFL Championship of 1925. At 10:15 a.m., George G. Pawlush '69, Trustee, Wilkes University and author, will present "Zeus and the Boys: Wilkes College Football, Coach Rollie Schmidt and Their Historic Winning Streak." Neil Corbett, former sports editor, Citizens' Voice and John Zimich, former sports columnist, Citizens' Voice, will present "Covering the High School Gridiron" at 11:30 a.m.

The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a panel discussion titled, "National Football League - Past and Present." Panelists include Greg Skrepenak, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers: 1992-1997; Matt McGloin, Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans: 2013-2017; and Bill Bradley, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Cardinals: 1969-1977.

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.

For more information on the history conference, contact Dr. Janis Wilson Seeley at LCCC at 570-740-0685 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7685 or jseeley@luzerne.edu.

The Luzerne County Community College Wellness Committee will hold a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in cooperation with Walgreens pharmacy on Thursday, October 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda, at the College's campus in Nanticoke.

Walgreens pharmacists will administer the Pfizer vaccine at the clinic.

The vaccine clinic is open to the public. Appointments are not needed. Participants are asked to bring insurance cards and photo identification. Anyone who is under 18 is required to have a parent or guardian present.

For more information, contact LCCC at 570-740-0237 or mcosta@luzerne.edu or Walgreens at 570-283-8267.

The Student Life Office will hold Free Friday Flicks on Friday, September 24, at 11 a.m., at the Campus Center, second floor.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is looking for volunteers to walk in the Wilkes-Barre Multicultural Parade on Saturday, September 25. The parade begins at the intersection of South Main and South Streets at Noon. Those walking would need to meet up at 11:30 AM. Free t-shirts for those walking. T-shirts will be distributed on the Friday prior to the walk. Sign up by emailing studentlife@luzerne.edu with your name and t-shirt size.

The Luzerne County Community College Foundation, Inc. will hold its 29th annual scholarship celebration on Wednesday, October 20, at the Woodlands Inn & Resort.

The annual dinner honors and highlights scholarship donors and student scholarship recipients.

To date, the LCCC Foundation, Inc. has awarded more than $4.2 million in scholarship funds to more than 6,000 students in its 29 years of existence. "The funds received to support our students allow us to assist in making higher education possible for so many deserving students," says Rebecca Brominski, executive director of institutional advancement and the LCCC Foundation, Inc., at LCCC. "None of this would be possible without our exceptional donors, community friends, and vast alumni network."

The event will begin with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person/$1,000 per table of eight. All proceeds support scholarships and student assistance initiatives. For more information, or to register and purchase tickets online, go to www.luzerne.edu/give.

The Student Life Office will hold Coffee and Conversation on Monday, Septmber 27, at 10 a.m., at the Campus Center, third floor.

Luzerne County Community College will hold an information night for its trades and technology programs on Thursday, November 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Technology Center and Trades Center, at the College's campus in Nanticoke.

Information regarding the College's trades and technology 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 and tour the centers.

The information night is free and open to the public. For more information, call LCCC at 570-740-0340 or 800-377-LCCC, extension 7340 or email ehennigan@luzerne.edu.

Luzerne County Community College will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the opening of the LCCC Schulman Gallery with "Tunnel Vision," an art exhibit beginning Monday, October 25.

The exhibit will feature recent paintings by Sue Hand of regional coal breakers and coal miners and their families, as well as anthracite mining memorabilia from the private collection of Joseph Husty, Jr.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Sue Hand will create a coal breaker community painting on Sunday, November 7 and Sunday, November 14, from noon to 3 p.m., at the gallery. A special showing of the film "Beyond the Breaker" will be held on Wednesday, November 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Educational Conference Center.

The LCCC Schulman Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit runs through Friday, December 17.

For more information about the Tunnel Vision exhibit, call LCCC at 570-740-0727 or 800-377-LCCC, extension 7727 or go to www.luzerne.edu/schulmangallery.

The Student Life Office will hold Virtual Stress Solutions Bingo on Wednesday, September 29, at 11 a.m., on Zoom.

Campus Candids - Welcome to a New Semester!

Welcome...or Welcome Back! The LCCC Student Government Association (SGA) recently held their bi-annual Welcome Back Bash at the Campus 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