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Luzerne County Community College will hold a 20th Anniversary Celebration at the College's Hazleton Center on Tuesday, October 19, at 11 a.m. The LCCC Hazleton Center first opened its doors at its current location at 100 W. Broad Street in fall 2000.

Speakers will include Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC; Daniel C. Rodgers, chair, LCCC Board of Trustees; Rosana Reyes, vice president, enrollment management and student affairs, LCCC; Kim Whalen, director, LCCC Hazleton Center; as well as a student speaker and an alumni speaker. The program will conclude with a science demonstration in the new science lab by LCCC students and faculty.

In conjunction with the celebration, an open house will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. A bilingual representative from the College will be in attendance to answer questions in Spanish.

The open house and anniversary celebration are free and open to the public.

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

The LCCC Career Services Office is teaming up with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to hold White Cane Day to promote vision awareness and screening. Those in attendance can learn about employment opportunities working with the visually impaired at the VA Hospital and the Hazleton Blind Association. The event also will include free glaucoma screenings and will be held on Tuesday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Campus Center, third floor.

In recognition of National Dental Hygiene Month, the Luzerne County Community College Benco Dental Clinic at the College's Francis S. and Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. Health Sciences Center in Nanticoke will offer free dental services to the public for all appointments scheduled during October.

The clinic provides low-cost preventive dental hygiene services including teeth cleaning, x-rays, and fluoride treatments. Appointments are available on Mondays, from 4 to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.; and Fridays, from

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Appointments are four hours in length because dental hygiene students provide treatment which is evaluated by dental faculty. Local dentists on staff provide dental exams.

The dental department students and faculty from the Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. School of Nursing and Health Sciences use CAPRS (powered air purifying respirators) while performing exams and follow all CDC guidelines for health care facilities.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call LCCC at 570-740-0446 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7446.

The Athletic Office will hold Intramural Sports on Tuesdays, October 5, 12, and 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the James T. Atherton Gymnasium.

Luzerne County Community College will host the Luzerne County Regional College Fair on Thursday, November 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the College's Campus Center.

Representatives from close to 50 colleges, universities, and the armed forces will be at the program to speak with prospective college students and parents about educational opportunities and admission requirements. Representatives from the LCCC Financial Aid Office will be available to discuss federal and state financial aid programs. A financial aid presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda.

The annual fair is free and open to the public and is sponsored by LCCC and the Luzerne County Counselors' Association.

For more information, call the LCCC Admissions Office at 570-740-0340 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7340 or email

The Northumberland Center will hold Spirit Week from Mnday, October 11 through Friday, October 15. A Movie Showing and Hocus Pocus Painting will be held on Thursday, October 14, at 4:30 p.m.

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

The Student Life Office will hold an Italian American Heritage Month Celebration on Friday, October 15, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Trailblazer Cafeteria.

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

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

Campus Candids - Student Activities

The Student Life Office recently held a Where's Blaze Kick-Off and showed movies every Friday as part of Free Friday Flicks. Various trivia contests also were held along with several bingo competitions. Cookies and Campus Resources offered information for students and Free Coffee Day was held at the Trailblazer Cafeteria. The Peer Mentors held an Ice Cream Social and Intramural Sports were held in the James T. Atherton Gymnasium.

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

  • 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