Counseling and Advising Center

Meet Your Advisor

Janine Kelley
Janine Kelley
Campus Center (Bldg 14)
Rm 134, (570) 740-0462
Donna Dennis (570) 740-0451

Accounting Technology
Business Administration
Business Management
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Court Reporting/Captioning
Human Services
Legal Assisting (Paralegal)
Medical Office Specialist
Medical Transcription Specialist
Medical Reimbursement and Coding Specialist
Office Information Technology
Social Work
Web Development Technology

Lori Czajkowski
Lori Czajkowski
Campus Center (Bldg 14)
Rm 132
Secretary: Susan Chocolas (570)740-0452

Early Childhood Education (Last name M-Z)
Education (Last name M-Z)
Education-Health, Physical Education K-12 (M-Z)
General/Dental Hygiene (Last name M-Z)
General/Nursing (Last name A-L)
General/Respiratory Therapy (Last name AM-Z)
General/Surgical Technology (Last name M-Z)
Mortuary (Last name M-Z)
Pre-Professional (Health Fields) (Last name M-Z)

Kara Furman
Kara Furman
Campus Center (Bldg 14)
Rm 133
Secretary: Susan Chocolas (570) 740-0452

Early Childhood Education (Last name A-L)
Education (Last name A-L)
Education-Health, Physical Educauon K-12 (A-L)
General/Dental Hygiene (Last name A-L)
General/Nursing (Last name A-L)
General/Respiratory Therapy (Last name A-L)
General/Surgical Technology (Last name A-L)
Mortuary (Last name A-L)
Pre-Professional (Health Fields) (Last name A-L)

Edward Hernandez
Edward Hernandez
Campus Center (Bldg 14)
Rm 131, Secretary:
Tammy Ioanna (570) 740-0604

General Studies
Professional Writing

Maryann Kovalewski
Maryann Kovalewski
Health Sciences Center (Bldg 31 - Downtown Nanticoke)
3rd Floor / Rm 349, Secretary:
Ramona Wech (570) 740-0461

Culinary Arts
Dental Hygiene
Dental Practice Management
Emergency Medical Services
General EMS
General EMT
Hospitality Business Management
Pastry Arts Management
Respiratory Therapy
Surgical Technology

Cindy Malkemes
Cindy Malkemes
Campus Center (Bldg 14)
Rm 130, Secretary:
Tammy Ioanna (570) 740-0604

Perkins Students/ACT101
Advertising / Graphic Design
Architectural Engineering Technology
Audio/ Visual Communications
Automated Manufacturing Systems Tech
Aerospace/Aviation Management
Aviation Professional Pilot
Automotive Technology
Building Maintenance Technology
Computer Aided Drafting & Design Tech
Computer Graphics / New Media
Computer Systems Technology
Criminal Justice
Cyber Security Management
Diesel Truck Technology
Electrical Construction Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology
Engineering Design & Manufacturing
Fire Science Technology
Industrial Maintenance
Interior Design Technology
Music Recording Technology
Nanofabrication Technology
Nuclear Engineering Technology
Painting Illustration
Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
Sustainable Energy Technology

Debra Ann Passarella
Debra Ann Passarella
Campus Center (Bldg 14)
Rm 125, Secretary:
Donna Dennis (570) 740-0451

Accessibility Services

Not Available
Melissa Day
(570) 740-0280
Director, Berwick and Greater Susquehanna Dedicated Centers
Kimberly Whalen
Kimberly Whalen
(570) 740-0791
Director of Hazleton Extension Center
Not Available
George Lutz
(570) 740-0794
Hazleton Extension Center Administrator
Lori Laniewski
Lori Laniewski
(570) 740-0291
Director of Northumberland Regional Extension Center
Samantha Patterson
Samantha Patterson
Director of Pittston Extension Center
Julie Lenio
Julie Lenio
Director of Scranton Extension Center
Keri Stewart
Keri Stewart
Scranton Extension Center Administrator
Not Available
Adam Blannard
Director of Wilkes-Barre Extension Center
Bonny Laneski
Bonny Laneski
Wilkes-Barre Extension Center Administrator
Not Available
Mary Kate Orzolek
Greater Susquehanna Extension Center Administrator

Students entering the College must take the community college placement test ACCUPLACER. Counselors evaluate test scores and high school records to determine course placement.

ACCUPLACER Information

Register for Placement Testing

Upon completion of the Accuplacer placement test or evidence of an SAT score of 500 or higher in verbal or a 450 in math, the student will receive information on an RSVP Orientation/ Registration session. Sessions are conducted April through August for the fall semester and November and December for the spring semester.

The Orientation / Registration session is conducted to acquaint you with the College's community, programs, policies and services. Your counselor will provide you with course recommendations for the upcoming semester and help you formulate your schedule based on course offerings, your personal schedule, and your career and academic goals.

Preview/review an Orientation/Registration presentation

Students entering the College are assigned a Counselor for academic advisement.

Presently enrolled students are encouraged to meet with their Counselor on an appointment basis or come to the walk-in advisement / registration sessions.

Registration Schedule

Advising Guidelines
Advising is a process that evolves over time. As you know, all new LCCC students meet with a Counselor to review placement testing and to register for classes. This begins the advising relationship between student and Counselor.

There are students who access their counselor or faculty advisor often to seek guidance with questions and concerns. Some students are more definite of their educational direction and make decisions independently. And yet others do need the guidance of a Counselor or Faculty Advisor due to academic difficulty or struggles with decision making skills, or because they are at-risk.

Since students needs vary a great deal, the Counseling and Academic Advising Department guidelines for Advisement / Registration are as follows: Currently attending students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and have earned 15 or more college credits (and are not listed below) may self-advise and register online through Self Serice.

The following students receive additional support services and therefore to meet with their Counselor or Faculty Advisor each semester, to register for classes.

  • Newly admitted - First year students, Re-admit students, Transfer students
  • Students receiving ACT 101 or Services for Special Population (Carl D. Perkins) support services
  • Students with disabilities seeking accommodations
  • Students in the Trade Readjustment Act and Workforce Investment Act programs
  • Students on Academic Probation
  • Early College
  • Currently attending students whose cumulative GPA is below a 2.5
  • Currently attending students who have earned less than 15 credits

Students may access their academic information (transcript, academic evaluation and class schedules) on Self Service. These students are welcome to see their counselor or faculty advisor each semester to discuss their educational plans.

Please note that students are responsible for their own course selection and are strongly advised to follow the published program requirements and to inquire about the transferability of courses to four-year institutions.

Course Schedule

Registration Schedule

Student Resources

There may be times when you need to talk with someone, particularly if your personal issues or responsibilities are interfering with your academic progress. We provide counseling support to help you work through personal challenges that may get in the way of your academic progress. We can also refer you to appropriate community resources if you are seeking long term counseling support or need additional assistance. We offer one on one counseling, web based counseling tips, and mental health information and resources to promote your wellness while you pursue your academic and career goals at LCCC.

Faculty members refer students to counseling who may be having academic difficulties or personal problems that may be interfering with their academic success. Counselors will contact students for an individual appointment via email or telephone to discuss their situation and assist them in resolving or dealing with the problem area. Students are always welcome to contact their Counselor for an individual appointment to discuss any concerns or problems.

Transfer information is provided to students upon request. Students may initiate an Articulation Agreement with a four-year institution through assistance of their Counselor.

Articulation Agreements

Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center

Be an active participant in the student/counselor relationship by:

  • Seeking out information in advance of your appointment. Use Self Service, the Student Intranet and our main website.
  • Refer to the College catalog, student handbook and the Student Intranet for policies and procedures and how they affect you.
  • Prepare for your counseling appointments.
  • Schedule appointments in advance. Notify the office 24 hours in advance if you cannot keep an appointment.
  • Respond to Counseling contacts from the office.
  • Follow through to completion changes to your academic status. (i.e. drop/add, change of curriculum)