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The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association will hold the 20th annual Flea Market and Collectibles Show on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the College's Educational Conference Center parking lot.

The flea market will consist of collectibles, flea market items, crafts, direct sales vendors, and food vendors. Members of the LCCC Alumni Association will hold a 50/50 raffle, theme basket auction, and a New York Yankees ticket raffle. This year's event also will feature a Hi-Lites Motor Club car cruise from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The LCCC Student Government Association will hold a Pet Appreciation Day. The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds benefit Alumni Association student programs.

For more information, or to obtain an application to participate in the flea market, contact the LCCC Alumni Office at 570-740-0734 or alumni@luzerne.edu.

The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association will hold its fourth annual alumni golf tournament on Monday, May 21, 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 11. Proceeds will benefit LCCC student scholarships.

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.

The annual LCCC Alumni Association Phonathon will be held from Monday, April 23 through Thursday, April 26, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at the Educational Conference Center, Room 119. Student, staff, and alumni volunteers are needed for each night of the Phonathon. Calls made are not cold calls, but are a follow-up to letters mailed to all LCCC graduates. A script, training, and refreshments will be provided to all callers. Student club members who volunteer will earn 10% of their pledges for their respective clubs and an additional $5 per student who stays for the evening. Faculty are asked to consider giving students extra credit for volunteering at the Phonathon, where they may cultivate real-life work experience by reaching out to LCCC graduates.

April is Community College Month!

The Luzerne County Community College Circle K Club will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the College's Cafeteria.

The blood drive is open to the public and appointments are not required.

Classes End for the Fifteen-Week Session of the spring semester on Friday, May 4. Final exams wil be held from Saturday, May 5 thorugh Friday, May 11.

Luzerne County Community College will hold its 50th annual Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m., at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Kilee Brookbank will be this year's Commencement speaker.

Severely injured when a gas leak caused her house to explode in November 2014, Brookbank was hospitalized for 38 days before returning home to a life of new challenges and a new "normal."

Brookbank, a 16-year-old honor student, soccer player, and high school junior lit a candle in her home to eliminate a smell that permeated her house. A blazing flash erupted in her face and knocked her to the floor. When she woke up, she was on fire, but managed to walk to her neighbors' house. Her neighbors assisted her and called 911. Brookbank was life flighted to Children's Hospital in Cincinnati where 20 doctors and nurses attended to her injuries. She was then transferred to Shriner's Hospital with burns covering 45% of her body. She underwent multiple procedures at Shriner's Hospital including surgically removing damaged tissue, cleaning, and skin grafting.

Brookbank then began her road to recovery. She started to walk after only one week in bed and after 38 days, she was released from the hospital. She then began physical therapy and returned to school two and one-half months later.

Brookbank currently is a college student at Xavier University. She released the award-winning book Beautiful Scars in 2016 and the children's book Digger the Hero Dog in 2018. She also is the founder of the Kilee Gives Back Foundation, which has raised more than $230,000 for Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati. Brookbank's inspiring story has been featured by The Doctors, Inside Edition, MTV, Seventeen, Girls' Life, Woman's World, and Redbook.

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Contact: Lisa Nelson, director of college relations, 570-740-0732

The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association and Dental Health Department will hold the 19th Annual Dental Health Alumni Day on Friday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the College's Educational Conference Center.

Featured speaker will be Tom Viola, R.Ph, CCP, who will discuss several topics including cardiovascular disease, dental considerations, patient care planning, and frequently prescribed medications.

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. To register to attend, go to www.luzerne.edu/alumni.

The LCCC Diversity Council will hold a diversity film series and discussion group.

"If These Halls Could Talk" by Lee Mun Wah will be shown on the following days and at the following locations: Berwick Center - Tuesday, April 17, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Hazleton Center - Tuesday, April 10, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Northumberland Center - Wednesday, April 25, noon to 2 p.m.; Scranton Center - Thursday, April 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Wilkes-Barre Center - Wednesday, April 11, 2 to 4 p.m. The program explores some of the complex issues surrounding students of color leaving colleges and conflicts surrounding diversity issues on campuses throughout the country.

Luzerne County Community College will hold an Early College Instant Admission and Information Event on Wednesday, May 16, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the College's Campus Center.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from the Early College Program and Admissions and Registrar's Offices. Tours of the campus will be conducted and placement testing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring transcripts, grades, or evaluator forms. There will be no application fee and applicants will be automatically accepted.

For more information, call LCCC at 570-740-0482 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7482.

The Psi Beta induction ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 24, at 11 a.m., at the Campus Center.

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 for a Cause 5K Run/Fun Walk and Children's Run on Saturday, April 21, at the College's campus in Nanticoke.

Participants can register in advance or on the day of the race. Race day registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the James T. Atherton Gymnasium. The children's run will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5K Run/Fun Walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

The first 100 registered adults will receive a free t-shirt. Participants are asked to bring a donation of a healthy food item for the LCCC Peter J. Lello Student Food Pantry. Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities.

Registration fee is $15 per adult and $5 for children. 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, 60-69, and 70 and over. A mile run will be held for ages five and under and a mile run will be held for ages six to 10.

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 SGA and Science Club will hold an Earth Week Campus Clean-Up on Friday, April 20, starting at 11 a.m. Those interested in participating should meet at the Campus Center Rotunda at 11 a.m. Participants will be given a t-shirt (supplies limited), garbage bag, gloves, and a fountain drink coupon. Volunteer and help keep our campus clean!

At noon, in the Campus Center Rotunda, Russ Bigus will speak on Bioremediation: the use of a biological agents, such as bacteria, fungi, or green plants, to remove or neutralize contaminants, as in polluted soil or water. Bacteria and fungi generally work by breaking down contaminants such as petroleum into less harmful substances. The focus of the presentation will be on bacteria that can remediate environmental pollution such as spilled oil and waste hydrocarbons. Further discussion will include the use of Bacillus thuringiensis to control Gypsy moths.

The LCCC counseling and student support services department, in cooperation with the Victims Resource Center, will hold a series of events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On Tuesday, April 24, The Shoe Project will be on display from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Campus Center, third floor alcove. The Shoe Project is an interactive empathy building activity based on the experiences of sexual assault survivors. Stories, based on the experiences of sexual assault survivors, are attached to shoes those individuals may have worn in a powerful display that forms a bond between participants and survivors. The display also will include sexual assault awareness information. From Wednesday, April 11 through Tuesday, April 17, the College will hold the Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project provides an opportunity for victims to bear witness to their personal experience of violence and celebrate their transformation from victim to survivor in a powerful statement of solidarity. The Clothesline Project is a visual display of T-shirts with messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by friends, and/or families of survivors. The Clothesline Project will be on display on from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda and third floor hallway. A seminar, "Strength, Resilience, Justice" will be held on Monday, April 9, at 9:05 a.m., 10:10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 1:25 p.m., at Luzerne Hall, Room 403. The program will be presented by Tammi Burke, manager of community services for the Victims Resource Center. For more information, contact Kim Dyszlewski at 570-740-0454 or (800) 377-LCCC, ext. 7454.

LCCC will hold Student Government Association elections from on Thursday, April 26, Friday, April 27 and Monday, April 30. Positions available for the 2018-2019 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 72-77. Packets are available at the Student Life Office on the second floor of the Campus Center from Tuesday, April 3 through Wednesday, April 11. Campaigning begins on Thursday, April 12. A Meet the Candidates Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 17, at 11 a.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda at which time candidates will present their platforms to interested students. Refreshments will be served.

Luzerne County Community College will offer several camps for children this summer.

Two sections of "Kids' Culinary Camp" will be held. Both sessions will provide participants with hands-on culinary experience through measurement skills, reading and creating recipes, and meal preparation. Parents will join on the final day for a special culinary treat. The first section is open to 9 to 11 year-old children and will be held from Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. The second section is open to 12 to 14 year-old children and will be held from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Two Communication Art Camps also will be held. The first camp, "Mobile Apps 101 - UI Design and Prototyping" will allow children to explore and discover mobile app user interface design and prototyping. Though hands-on instruction, campers will learn how to conceptualize their own app and create graphics and functioning low fidelity prototypes. The camp will be held from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to noon.

"Conceptual Design: Computer Generated Imagery" will allow children to work with virtual environments, texture mapping, and special effects. Campers will utilize basic 2D/3D elements such as digital painting, textures, lighting, mood/ tone, staging scenes, environments, and storyboards to create engaging virtual scenes for projects such as animated films and video games. The camp will be held from Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Two sections of "Lego? Robotics Camp" will be held. Campers will participate by demonstrating the projects they build. Topics include building robots with Legos?, programming basic robotic commands, using gears to reduce or increase torque, and combining building and programming skills to craft a robot able to navigate a maze. The camps will be held from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, for 9 to 11 year-old children and from Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20, for 12 to 14 year-old children. Both camps will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

"Visual Art Camp" explores color, texture, line, value, pattern, scale, balance, emphasis, and composition while experimenting with graphite pencils, colored pencils, markers, and acrylics. In addition, students will study different art movements and their importance in history. Family and friends are invited to an artist's reception on the last day at the LCCC Schulman Gallery where the student's artwork will be displayed. The camp will be held from Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, or to register, call the LCCC Continuing Education Department at 570-740-0495 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7495.

Luzerne County Community College will offer courses during its summer session in Berwick.

Students can register for courses in Berwick at the College's Berwick Center at 107 S. Market Street.

Courses scheduled to be offered in Berwick include Chemistry, Computer Literacy, Psychology, English, Math, Speech, and others.

Classes for the eleven-week summer session will begin on Wednesday, May 30.

For more information, call the LCCC Berwick Center at 570-759-3900 or email rgoin@luzerne.edu.

Luzerne County Community College will offer courses during its summer session in Hazleton.

Students can register for courses in Hazleton at the College's Hazleton Center at 100 West Broad Street.

Classes for the eleven-week summer session begin on Wednesday, May 30.

Courses scheduled to be offered in Hazleton include CPR, English, Sociology, Psychology, and others.

For more information, call the LCCC Hazleton Center at 570-453-3140 or email tbauder@luzerne.edu.

Luzerne County Community College will offer courses during its summer session in Northumberland and Kulpmont.

Students can register for courses in Northumberland and Kulpmont at the Northumberland County Career Center at 2 Arch Street, Shamokin.

Classes for the eleven-week summer session begin on Wednesday, May 30.

Classes scheduled to be offered at the Northumberland Center include Chemistry, English, Math, Speech, and others.

The College's Kulpmont site is offering courses in Biology.

Both day and evening classes will be offered.

For more information, call the LCCC Northumberland Center at 570-648-2544.

Luzerne County Community College will offer courses during its summer session in Scranton.

Students can register for courses in Scranton at the College's Scranton Center at The Marketplace at Steamtown at 300 Lackawanna Avenue.

Courses scheduled to be offered in Scranton include Math, Psychology, English, Biology, CPR, Philosophy, Speech, and others.

Classes for the eleven-week summer session will begin on Wednesday, May 30. Both day and evening classes will be offered.

For more information, call the LCCC Scranton Center at 800-377-LCCC, ext. 7210 or email jlenio@luzerne.edu.

The History Club and History/Social Science department will hold the eleventh installment of the "World War II at 75" Lecture Series: BATTLE OF THE BISMARCK SEA by associate professor Jeff Schultz. The interactive lecture will be held on Friday, April 27, from 1:25 to 2:20 p.m., at College Hall, Room 927. It commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the 1943 battle, part of the struggle to wrest control of Papua New Guinea from Imperial Japan. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The LCCC Writing Center -- The Write Place -- located in College Hall, Room 903, will be opened during the following times for the spring semester: Monday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2:30 to 4 p.m., and 5 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3:30 p.m.; Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m.; and Friday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Students can submit via email as well to writingcenter@luzerne.edu. Include the following information with submissions: SUBJECT LINE: name, student ID#, due date; MESSAGE: what specific element of writing they want the reviewer to focus on (i.e., grammar, organization, MLA); and ATTACHMENT: attach writing and an assignment sheet.

A young alumni mixer will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Glenmaura National Golf Club. Admission is complimentary with a non-perishable food donation for an area food bank. The mixer will be hosted by Marywood University, King's College, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Johnson College, Keystone College, Lackawanna College, Luzerne County Community College, Misericordia University, Penn State University Wilkes-Barre, Penn State University Worthington Scranton, University of Scranton, and Wilkes University. Free resume reviews will be conducted as well as a chance to win a month of Uber rides. Register to attend at www.marywood.edu/yamixer.

Campus Candids - Culinary Happenings!

LCCC recently held an information night for its hospitality and culinary programs at the Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute. Those in attendance had the opportunity to meet with faculty members to discuss educational and career opportunities. LCCC pastry arts students also held the annual Cupcake Wars during the information night.

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