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The Alumni Candy Sale Begins on Monday, October 3.

The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association will hold the 33rd annual Fall Craft Festival on Saturday, October 15, 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 items. The festival also will include raffles, a basket auction, and children's activities. Free health screenings will be provided by LCCC Respiratory Therapy students and the LCCC Horticulture Club will hold a plant sale. The HiLites Motor Club will hold a car cruise and trunk or treat from noon to 3 p.m. Admission to the craft show is $2 which benefits LCCC student scholarships and other areas of need.

For more information, call the LCCC Alumni Office at 570-740-0734 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7734 or go to

Alumni Giving Day will be held on Monday, October 3.

The LCCC BASIC Club will hold Bring Your Bible to School Day on Thursday, October 6. A Free Bible Give-away will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Campus Center, third floor alcove.

Luzerne County Community College will hold a Fall Open House on Saturday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, 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. The College's Adult Learners Association will provide a complimentary breakfast from 9:30 to 10 a.m., at the Trailblazer Cafeteria.

For more information, call 570-740-0340 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7340.

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 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 Luzerne County Community College social science/history department will hold its 30th annual history conference on Monday, October 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the College's Educational Conference Center. The theme of this year's conference is "Pennsylvania in the Revolutionary Era."

The program will begin with a welcome at 9:30 a.m. by Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC. Opening remarks will be provided by Martha Pezzino, assistant professor, social science/history, LCCC.

The first session, "Raiding, Retribution and Ruthlessness: Loyalists, the Iroquois Confederacy, and the Embattled NY-Penna Frontier, 1778-1779" will begin at 10:10 a.m. Presenter will be Jeff Schultz, professor of history, LCCC. At 11:15 a.m., Richelle Smith, adjunct faculty, LCCC, will present "Molly Pitcher: Myth or Heroine."

The afternoon session will begin at 1:15 p.m., with a presentation by William H. Amesbury, Senior Judge, titled, "Prominent Pennsylvanians at the Birth of Our Nation."

A panel discussion will be held from 2:15 to 4 p.m.

The history conference is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Martha Pezzino at LCCC at 570-740-0437 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7437 or

Luzerne County Community College will host the Luzerne County Regional College Fair on Thursday, November 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the College's Campus Center.

Representatives from close to 75 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

Luzerne County Community College will hold a new exhibit, "Poderosas Raices-Mighty Roots" beginning Friday, September 16, at the College's Schulman Gallery.

The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, September 16, from 5 to 8 p.m., featuring live music by Justin Latin Jazz. The reception is free and open to the public. Sponsors for the exhibit are the J. A. Foundation, Marquis Art & Frame, and Attorneys Donald and Michael Rogers.

The exhibit will celebrate the diversity of Hispanic cultures and the contributions and achievements of NEPA Latino students and residents during Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration will include culinary experiences, educational presentations, music, and the art exhibit which will showcase NEPA Latino artists and feature artwork in the themes of endurance and perseverance.

Latin Food Truck Day will be held on Wednesday, September 21, from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the College's campus. A presentation by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania will be held on Thursday, September 22, at 11:15 a.m., at the College's Educational Conference Center and on Zoom. The program, titled, "Latinos in PA" will provide information on Latinx in PA including data, growth, contributions, and forecasting. A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Status Support Panel will be held online on Friday, September 23, at 11:15 a.m. A panel of legal, academic, and immigration experts will provide information for undocumented students who wish to pursue a college education.

For more information, call the LCCC Schulman Gallery at 570-740-0727 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7727.

Professional Development Day - No Classes on Wednesday, October 19.

Spirit Week will be held at the Northumberland Regional Center from Monday, October 3 through Thursday, October 6.

Monday -- Wear LCCC colors or attire to school

Tuesday -- Movie Showing and Rock Painting

Wednesday -- Wear your favorite hat to school

Thursday -- Movie Shiowing

Spring and Summer 2023 Registration Begins on Wednesday, October 5.

The Student Activities Office will hold a Halloween Movie Fest on Friday, October 7, at 11 a.m., at the Campus Center, second floor.1

Luzerne County Community College will hold an information night for its trades and technology programs on Thursday, November 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the College's Technology Center and Trades Center.

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 hold a workforce development summit on Tuesday, October 4, from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m., at the College's Educational Conference Center.

The summit will feature a panel discussion which will include industry professionals, workforce experts, students, and recent alumni who will discuss the critical shortage of qualified workers across all economic sectors and the education and training needed to meet the demands of the region. The summit, titled, "Adapting Education to Meet Industry Needs" also will include participation by regional government officials.

To register to attend the workforce development summit, email or call 570-740-0741.

For more information, call LCCC at 570-740-0379 or 800-377-LCCC, extension 7379.

Campus Candids - Ribbon-Cutting for New Steps Held

LCCC held a dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting for its new campus steps. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni were invited to attend and take part in the first official walk of the new steps.

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