The LCCC Alumni Association is sponsoring a bus trip to Atlantic City on Saturday, April 27. Cost of trip is $45 per person which includes transportation, light refreshments, and a $10 rebate for Resorts Casino (for those who are 21+). Buses will depart from LCCC's main campus at 8 a.m. and leave Atlantic City at 7 p.m. Online registration is available at www.luzerne.edu/alumni/bustrip. For more information, contact the Alumni Office at ext. 7735.
The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association will hold its fifth annual alumni golf tournament on Monday, May 20, at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, in Mountain Top.
The tournament will be captain and crew format. Cost per golfer is $100 or $35 for dinner only. The tournament will include lunch and refreshments, registration gift, cart with GPS, golf, buffet dinner at 5 p.m., flight winners, raffles, and prizes. Registration begins at
11 a.m. and the tournament begins with a noon shotgun start. The tournament will include a $10,000 hole-in-one prize.
The deadline to register for the tournament is Friday, May 10. Proceeds will benefit LCCC student scholarships.
For more information, or to register to participate, contact the LCCC Alumni Office at 570-740-0734 or email@example.com. Online registration is available at www.luzerne.edu/golf.
April is Community College Month!
The Luzerne County Community College Diversity Council will hold a workshop on celebrating diversity on Tuesday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda. The interactive workshop will promote acceptance, courage, tolerance, kindness, and respect. Students will discuss cultural backgrounds, stereotyping, and challenging prejudice and discrimination.
Nominations are being accepted for both the Outstanding Graduate Award and the Outstanding Adult Learner Graduate Award to be presented at the May 2019 Commencement Ceremony. If you know a student who has done exceptionally well while at LCCC and is graduating in May, take this opportunity to nominate them for one of these graduate awards. To view the award details online, go to the College's website at www.luzerne.edu and click on the "Student Life" option. Then click on "Graduate Information" and look for the tab "Graduate Awards." The nomination forms are available in PDF and Word format and as an online nomination form. Nomination deadline for both awards is Friday, April 5. For more information, contact Bonnie Lauer at ext. 7734 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Joanie Minor at ext. 7344 or email@example.com.
The deadline for scholarship applications is Monday, April 15.
The LCCC Drama Club will hold an open mic night on Thursday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda. Register to participate at College Hall, Room 924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free refreshments will be served and there will be a $1 to $3 dessert bar.
The Luzerne County Community College early childhood education program will hold an open house on Monday, March 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the College's Pittston Center at the M&T Educational Center.
Those in attendance will have the opportunity to meet with staff from the program. Information will be available on the early childhood education program, financial aid, enrollment, and enhancing educational qualifications for those who are currently in the workforce.
For more information, call the LCCC social science/history department at 570-740-0685 or 800-377-LCCC, extension 7685.
The Educators of Tomorrow Club is hosting a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, April 13. Bus leaves LCCC parking lot A at 7 a.m. and departs New York City at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 each and money is due by Friday, March 15. Contact Kate Zielinski at email@example.com with any questions or to reserve seats.
The LCCC Social Science/History Department and History Club will present a political science/history geo-political simulation on Thursday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., at College Hall, Room 927. The hypothetical scenario takes place in Africa and student teams will provide advice to the American leadership as to what actions to take regarding the international crisis.
The College will be closed from Friday, April 19 through Monday, April 22 for the holiday recess.
The Luzerne County Community College Dental Department and the Northeast Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association (NPDHA) will hold a Kids' Cavity Prevention Day on Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the College's Benco Dental Clinic at the Francis S. and Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. Health Sciences Center in downtown Nanticoke.
The program is for children ages three to 17, and will include free dental exams, free sealants, free dental x-rays, free oral hygiene instruction, free fluoride treatments, and free dental health supplies.
LCCC dental students from the Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. School of Nursing and Health Sciences will offer dental health information and prizes for children and parents at several dental stations.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 570-740-0448 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7448.
The last day to drop classes or withdraw officially for the Fifteen-Week Session of the spring semester is Friday, March 29.
The Photo Club will sponsor its annual bus trip to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 30. For more information, or to reserve your seat, email Mark James, Photo Club advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost per seat is $40. Payment should be made by check or money order payable to "Luzerne County Community College" with the words "DC Trip" in the memo line. Deadline for payment is Friday, March 15. If necessary, a waiting list will be created, but there will be no second bus.
Professional Development Day will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at 8 a.m., at the Campus Center, glass-enclosed area of the Cafeteria. Classes will not be held on Wednesday, March 27.
The LCCC Psychology Club is holding a lecture on anxiety and PTSD on Thursday, March 28, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Campus Center, second floor student lounge. Presenter is Andrea Pabon-Gutierrez, assistant professor, social science/history.
If you are in recovery, support someone in recovery, or support a recovery lifestyle, please join us for support meetings. Spring 2019 semester open meetings will take place on campus every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 to 5:45 p.m., at Building 9, Room 918 through April 30.
LCCC will host the 38th annual Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Exhibit at the College's Schulman Gallery. The exhibit will feature award-winning artwork by seventh through twelfth grade students from the Dallas, Lake Lehman, Tunkhannock, and Northwest Area school districts and will open with a public reception on Sunday, March 3, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Schulman Gallery. Guided tours of the College's communication arts department will depart from the Schulman Gallery at 2 and 2:45 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 4 p.m., at the James T. Atherton Gymnasium. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on display through Wednesday, April 10. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday hours will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Luzerne County Community College will hold Student Government Association elections from Tuesday, April 23 through Thursday, April 25. Positions available for the 2019-2020 school year are president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, sophomore representative, freshman representative, and part-time student representative.
Each person seeking office must obtain the signatures of 50 LCCC students to apply for an SGA position. Requirements for each position are listed in the Student Government Constitution which is in the Student Handbook on pages 73-78.
Packets are available at the Student Life Office on the second floor of the Campus Center from Tuesday, March 19 through Friday, April 5. Campaigning begins on Monday, April 8. A Meet the Candidates Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda, at which time candidates will present their platforms to interested students. Refreshments will be served.
The Student Government Association is holding a fundraiser to benefit Blue Chip Animal Rescue. There is a limited amount of LCCC St. Patrick's Day long sleeve t-shirt hoodies available for $15 each. Shirts can be purchased at the Student Activities Office in the Campus Center.
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.
Luzerne County Community College will hold a Spring Open House on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the College's Campus Center.
Information on programs of study, financial aid, student activities and athletics, transfer and dual admission agreements, health sciences admission, English as a Second Language (ESL), career exploration, and student services will be available and tours of the campus will be given. A complimentary breakfast will be served at the College's Cafeteria from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
For more information, call the LCCC Admissions Office at 570-740-0337 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7337.
The LCCC Diversity Council will hold a student focus group on equality, equity, and inclusion on Thursday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda. Students will discuss current issues, the campus climate at LCCC, and how to make a difference locally, nationally and globally. Lunch will be served.
The Literary Arts Society, in conjunction with Sigma Kappa Delta, will be holding a used book and junque jewelry sale at the end of April. Donations of comic books, books, CDs, DVDs, and junque jewelry are needed (no textbooks). Drop-off donations to College Hall, Room 924-U. For more information, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LCCC History Club and History/Social Science department will hold the 19th installment of its "World War II at 75" lecture series, "Battle of Imphal-Kohima," on Friday, March 29, from 1:25 to 2:20 p.m., at College Hall, Room 927. The interactive lecture will be presented by associate professor Jeff Schultz, and commemorates the 75th Anniversary of one of the most decisive battles on the Burmese front that thwarted the Japanese invasion of India and helped turn the tide of the war in the Far East. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The LCCC Writing Center is now open for the spring 2019 semester. Hours for the spring semester at the main campus are Monday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 8 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., and 5 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Writing Center is located in College Hall, Room 903. The Writing Center also operates at the College's off-campus centers. Hours for the spring semester for the off-campus centers are Berwick Center: Monday, 1 to 2 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon and 5 to 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.; Hazleton Center: Wednesday, 5 to 6 p.m.; Scranton Center: Monday and Wednesday, 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.; Wilkes-Barre Center: Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.; and Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Submissions are also accepted through email at email@example.com. Students should include their name, student ID number, and class/section in the subject line. In the message, students should indicate exactly what they want the reviewer to check (for example, grammar, organization, documentation). Students should also attach their work and an assignment sheet and allow for a 48-hour return. The Writing Center will be closed from Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8. Online submissions will be accepted during the Winter Break.
The Luzerne County Community College student radio station, WSFX-FM, will host an acoustic lunch with Dustin Douglas on Wednesday, April 3, from 11:30 a.m. to noon, at the College's Campus Center Cafeteria.
Douglas performs both locally and nationally with his back-up band, The Electric Gentlemen. The performance can be heard on WSFX-FM at 89.1 FM or 105.5 FM or streamed at www.luzerne.edu/wsfx.
Campus Candids - Health Sciences Happenings
Nursing students recently participated in an immunization simulation with a volunteer community actor and students in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program recently completed their coursework from the main campus, Scranton, and Montrose locations. Students enrolled in the dental hygiene program attended the annual session of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association (PDHA) where dental hygiene students Dayna Behm, Calista Toczek, Alexis Wilner, and Tiffany Yuskoski won fourth place for their presentation "Riva Star - the New Age Silver Diamine Fluoride." The Emergency Medical Services advisory committee met recently to discuss program progression, surveys results, and accreditation guidelines and the Nursing Advisory Board held a luncheon at the Campus Center Rotunda. Instructors from Geisinger Trauma Services recently presented a Stop the Bleed class to students and staff and the Nursing Forum made a donation to the American Red Cross. The College's Health Sciences programs comprise the Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. School of Nursing and Health Sciences located at the LCCC Francis S. and Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. Health Sciences Center.
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.
- Public Relations
- Social Media
Professor, Criminal Justice
- Criminal Justice
Chair, LCCC Board of Trustees
Thomas P. Leary
- LCCC related topics
- American History
- Political Science
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
- 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
Associate Professor, Social Science/History
- Military History