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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.

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 Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association and Dental Health Department will hold the 22nd Annual Dental Health Alumni Day on Friday, May 14, Tuesday, May 18, and Tuesday, May 25, via Zoom.

Featured speaker will be Anne Guignon who will give the following presentations: "Exploring the oral microbe - Stunning revelations about how microbes actually create disease," on Friday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; "Life is a breeze?except when you're dry as a bone," on Tuesday, May 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; and "What's the point? Picking the right strategies for the right reasons," on Tuesday, May 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The program is open to LCCC dental alumni and area dental health professionals.

For more information, or to obtain a listing of registration fees, contact the LCCC Alumni Office at 570-740-0734 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7734 or email alumni@luzerne.edu.

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 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.

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