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The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association will hold a Giving Day in observance of the College's opening on October 2, 1967.

Donations for Giving Day will benefit the LCCC student scholarship program. For those who would like to contribute to the College, donations can be sent to the LCCC Alumni Office, 1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634 or call the Alumni Office at 570-740-0735.

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The LCCC Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC) Club will participate in Bring Your Bible to School Day on Thursday, October 1. As part of the event, BASIC will distribute free New Testaments.

The Alumni Association has LCCC face coverings for sale for $10 each. Masks come in two sizes small/medium and large/extra large. They are navy with a white screen-printed college logo and are made from dry-fit material, with elastic earloops. Quantities are limited. Cash or checks are acceptable. Proceeds will benefit LCCC student programs.

Luzerne County Community College and Wilkes University have expanded a dual admission agreement between the two institutions which guarantees admission to Wilkes for community college students and offers more opportunities for them to earn scholarships at the University. The agreement was signed by Wilkes President Greg Cant and LCCC President Thomas P. Leary in Weckesser Hall at Wilkes University. Under the dual admission agreement, LCCC students who transfer to Wilkes will qualify for merit scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $18,000 annually. LCCC Presidential Scholars who have earned the associate degree with a minimum 3.5 grade-point average or higher will receive the Presidential Scholarship, one of the highest merit scholarships available to Wilkes students, currently valued at a minimum of $21,000 per academic year. Additional scholarship awards of $2,000 also are available to community college students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. LCCC students receiving the Francis S. and Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. Health Sciences Endowed Scholarship at the community college who maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and who enter a science program at Wilkes, will be eligible for a Leaders in Science scholarship of up to $1,000 upon admission to the University. This scholarship can't be combined with other add-on or bonus scholarships. The two institutions have also signed new program articulations which create seamless transfer pathways for community college students entering programs in the Sidhu School of Business. This encompasses majors in accounting, corporate finance, financial investments, sports management, management and marketing as well as the accelerated bachelor of business administration program (ABBA). "Wilkes University is pleased to expand our dual admissions agreement with Luzerne County Community College by providing scholarships that will encourage the most talented students to continue their education at Wilkes," said Wilkes University President Greg Cant. "The agreement allows Wilkes to build on its historic mission of providing access to a four-year degree to all those who show promise." "Improving the transfer process between educational institutions is vital and these comprehensive agreements allow our institutions to work collaboratively to help students build their futures and change their lives," says Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC. "The significant opportunities for scholarships will greatly benefit our graduates and help alleviate their student debt." The new agreement continues policies outlined in an earlier dual admission agreement between the two institutions. In order to participate in the dual admission program, LCCC students who wish to attend Wilkes must sign a dual admission intent form at the LCCC Admissions Office by their third semester at the community college. Students who complete the dual admission intent form at LCCC can take up to 12 credits at Wilkes free of charge while still enrolled in LCCC. Community college students who complete the dual admission intent form also are invited to participate in Wilkes University activities prior to their enrollment. Students interested in learning more about the dual admission agreement and the Presidential Scholars program should contact the LCCC Admissions Office at 570-740-0342 or the Wilkes Admissions Office at 570-408-4400.

Professional Development Day - No Classes on Wednesday, October 21.

Student Food Bank Open for FallOnce again this fall, the Peter J. Lello Student Food Bank will be welcoming students Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and by individual request. Evening food bank items will be available in the Security Office Monday through Thursday, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Due to the current situation, the Food Bank will not be accepting tangible donation items at this time. Donations can be made in the form of check or donation made through the College's website at www.luzerne.edu/give. In addition, items can be purchased via Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2GE4KNDDM03NC?ref_=wl_share. When ordering, select the College's address and items will be shipped directly to LCCC and delivered to the Food Bank. For more information, call extension 7730.

The Luzerne County Community College Foundation, Inc. will hold its 28th annual scholarship celebration on Wednesday, October 21, at 6 p.m. The event will be held virtually and can be viewed at www.luzerne.edu.

Each year, the annual scholarship event raises funds to support student scholarships and other student initiatives. The LCCC Foundation awards more than 300 scholarships to LCCC students annually.

"While the decision to hold our annual foundation dinner virtually this year was difficult, the celebration promises to be a wonderful tribute to our students, donors, and community sponsors," says Rebecca Brominski, executive director, LCCC Foundation, Inc.

Scholarship opportunities are available. For more information, or sponsorship details, call 570-740-0731 or email jyuhas@luzerne.edu.

The LCCC Writing Center ("The Write Place") in College Hall, Room 903 will be open for the fall semester starting Monday, September 14. The current hours of operation are Mondays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can also make submissions online by emailing writingcenter@luzerne.edu. Students should include their name, student ID number, class, and due date in the subject, and attach their writing and the assignment rubric as an attachment to the email. Please expect a 48-hour window for a return.

Campus Candids - LCCC and Wilkes Expand Program and Scholarship Opportunities

Luzerne County Community College and Wilkes University have expanded a dual admission agreement between the two institutions which guarantees admission to Wilkes for community college students and offers more opportunities for them to earn scholarships at the university. The agreement was signed by Wilkes President Greg Cant and LCCC President Thomas P. Leary recently at Wilkes University.

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