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The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association will hold its seventh annual alumni golf tournament on Monday, May 24, 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 Monday, May 10. Proceeds will benefit the LCCC Alumni Student Leader Award.

For more information, or to register to participate, contact the LCCC Alumni Office at 570-740-0734 or blauer@luzerne.edu. Online registration is available at www.luzerne.edu/golf.

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

The Career Services Office will hold Virtual Entrepreneurship Week from Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7, featuring speakers, panel discussions, and interactive activities. Register at http://ow.ly/g2rE50EpNzW.

Classes end for the spring semester on Friday, May 14.

Luzerne County Community College will hold its 53rd annual Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 27, at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m., at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Brandon P. Fleming will be this year's Commencement speaker.

Fleming's story of struggle, success, and service has inspired millions around the world. An at-risk youth and college dropout turned award-winning educator, Fleming is Assistant Debate Coach at Harvard University and Founder/CEO of the Harvard Diversity Project. He was recruited to join the Harvard debate faculty at the age of 26. Harvard later approved Fleming's proposal to establish a new department within the university system called the Harvard Diversity Project - an unprecedented pipeline program that the Harvard Debate Council adopted as its subsidiary. Fleming now leads an executive staff and board that has raised $1 million to enroll more than 100 students of color into Harvard's international summer debate residency on full scholarship.

Fleming recruits underserved youth with no prior debate experience who he then trains to compete against hundreds of elite debaters from more than 25 different countries around the world. For three consecutive years, since the program's inception in 2017, every cohort trained by Fleming has won the international competition, with one group achieving an unprecedented undefeated record as global champions. News of the achievement instantly went viral and broke national headlines, being featured on CNN, ESPN, Good Morning America, and many other news outlets. The organization has gained the financial backing of Fortune 100 companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, UPS, Chick-fil-A, and many others.

Fleming has established a groundbreaking organization that is pipelining Black youth into Ivy League and elite colleges and universities. His students have now matriculated to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and others higher education institutions on full scholarship. Fleming's story, erudition, and achievements have enabled him to use his voice to inspire and impact lives in places ranging from federal prisons to global platforms such as the United Nations General Assembly. At the age of 29, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

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.

Final exams for the spring semester will be held from Saturday, May 15 through Friday, May 21.

The LCCC BASIC Club will celebrate its 10th year of recognizing the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6, at 11 a.m.

This year, the club will hold a National Day of Prayer Walk. Participants will meet outside the Security Office and walk around the campus.

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 Luzerne County Community College Student Government Association will hold Stress Buster Week from Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7. The following activities will be held: On Monday, May 3, Stress Relief Bags and Study Strategies will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Library Courtyard and Campus Center, third floor. On Tuesday, May 4, Doodle Zen Drawings with Angela will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Zoom. On Wednesday, May 5, Tree of Kindness will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Campus Center, third floor. Students can help the SGA design an interactive bulletin board to share notes of encouragement to student, faculty and staff. On Thursday, May 6, the BASIC Club will hold a National Day of Prayer Walk. Participants will meet at 11 a.m., at the Security Office. Also on May 6, Make a Name for Yourself will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Campus Center, third floor. Students can join the SGA in creating a banner to represent diversity at LCCC. Students who participate are eligible for a free t-shirt. On Friday, May 7, an SGA Pizza Party, will be held at the Campus Center, third floor, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Career Services Office will hold a Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at luzerne.edu/career.

LCCC will hold a virtual honors program on Thursday, May 6, at 6 p.m. at www.luzerne.edu.1

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 a virtual Student Art Exhibit featuring the work of students in the LCCC Communication Arts program.

The exhibit can be viewed at www.luzerne.edu/schulmangallery from Friday, May 14 through Thursday, August 26. The virtual exhibit features digital file images of original artwork by students in the LCCC Communication Arts program and includes paintings, illustrations, photographs, sculptures, mixed media, and digital art.

For more information, call 570-740-0727 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7727 or go to www.luzerne.edu/schulmangallery.

Campus Candids - Community College Month!

Luzerne County Community College salutes its students, faculty, and staff during Community College Month!

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