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LCCC Newsletter

Christmas Movies will be shown through the day on Tuesday, December 7, at the Northumberland Center, Room 409.

The LCCC Criminal Justice Program is collecting donations for women and children that will spend the holiday season in an emergency shelter after being displaced from their home due to violence. The following items are being collected: gift cards to local supermarkets to purchase food for holiday meals, toys, new clothing, health/beauty aids, and gift cards to area department stores. Contributions can be dropped off in Founders Hall, Room 319D. For more information, call Bob Boyer at 570-740-0321. Thanksgiving meal contributions are due by Monday, November 22, at noon. Holiday gift contributions are due by Wednesday, December 8, at noon.

Students in the Hazleton Area School District can enroll in the Early College Program at Luzerne County Community College and earn college credits at no cost.

The College received a contribution through the EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) Program which is designed to enhance educational programs and opportunities for the region's students.

Students from Hazleton Area High School are eligible to enroll in college classes at LCCC for the Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 semesters. A variety of courses will be offered including general education courses such as English, history and math, as well as introductory courses that lead to career pathways such as business management, psychology, early childhood education, and health sciences. All tuition and book costs are included.

The LCCC Early College Program provides the opportunity for students to earn college credit while still in high school as well as a chance to explore several college majors and potential careers. The program also assists with College readiness and improves academic success.

Representatives from LCCC will hold information sessions on the College's Early College Program at the LCCC Hazleton Center and on Zoom. Information sessions for Hazleton Area High School students will be held at the LCCC Hazleton Center at 100 West Broad Street on Tuesday, December 7; Wednesday, December 8; Thursday, December 9; Monday,

December 13; Wednesday, December 15; and Thursday, December 16. All sessions will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Virtual sessions will be held on Monday, December 6 and Tuesday, December 14, from 7 to 8 p.m., on Zoom.

For more information, or to obtain the Zoom link information, contact LCCC at 570-740-0482 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7482 or email

The SGA will serve Free Treats on Monday, December 6, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Trailblazer Cafeteria.

The social science/history department and the Literacy Committee are holding a collection of holiday gifts for the children from the Head Start Program at the College's campus. Individuals can "adopt" a child for whom to purchase holiday presents. Faculty, staff, and clubs can sponsor a child as an individual or a group. Each child's name is posted at Founders Hall, Room 319. An ornament has the name, age, and wish list for each child. Names must be chosen by Thursday, November 18 and gifts must be returned by Monday, December 6, to Room 319. Please do not take a name of a child without confirming with Sue Conti, Janis Wilson Seeley, or Karen Amesbury.

The College will hold a Staff Holiday Door Decorating Contest at the main campus and at the College's centers. The final day for submissions is Monday, December 6. The Leadership Team will view each submission and will select a first, second and third place winner after December 6. Participating Center offices, take a photo and send your submission to Winners will be announced at the Staff Tidings and Tinsel Holiday Gathering Wednesday, December 8, at the Rotunda. President Leary will deliver a special treat to the winning offices after the new year.

The Student Life Office will hold Beat the Stress Games on Tuesday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Campus Center, third floor.

The Student Life Office will hold Coloring for Stress Relief on Monday, December 13 and Tuesday, December 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Campus Center, third floor.

The Student Life Office will hold Heart Notes: Take and Share an Encouraging Message on Friday, December 10, from 10 am. to noon, at the Campus Center, third floor.

The Student Life Office will hold a History Talk by Jeff Schultz on Pearl Harbor on Friday, December 3, at 11:15 a.m., at the Campus Center, third floor.

The Student Life Office will hold Painting for Stress Relief on Thursday, December 9, at 11 a.m., at the Campus Center, second floor.

The Student Life Office will hold Pajama Bingo on Wednesday, December 8, at 11:30 a.m., at the Campus Center, second floor.

The LCCC Wellness Committee will participate in the One Mi22ion Salute program which is hosting a Winter Warrior Warm-up sock drive for local veterans. T Mobile's local truck team donated 360 pairs of socks, and challenges other companies to match their donation. The Wellness Committee would like to show LCCC spirit this holiday season and exceed that by collecting 365 pairs of socks. All donations of socks will go to veterans at the Gino Merli Veterans' Center in Scranton and the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in Plains Township. Drop off new, unworn socks to Miranda Costa or Machelle Smith in the Campus Center or to the President's Office in the Campus Center. The collection will end on Wednesday, December 8, when a representative from Mis22ion Salute will pick-up the College's donation during the Tidings and Tinsel Staff Holiday Gathering.

Campus Candids - Alumni Hold Annual Craft Festival

The LCCC Alumni Association recently held its 32nd annual Fall Craft Festival. This year's craft festival featured close to 125 artisans from around the region selling hand-made items. The festival also included raffles, food vendors, a bake sale, and children's entertainment. Proceeds from the festival benefit student programs.

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