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LCCC appoints faculty, adds programs for fall

August 28. 2013 11:45PM
SUSAN BETTINGER Times Leader Correspondent

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The LCCC Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24

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NANTICOKE —Luzerne County Community College received “a wonderful audit” from state Department of Education’s Bureau of Career and Technical Education, said the college’s foundation director, Sandra Nichols, at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting.

LCCC President Thomas Leary reported the appointment of 13 new faculty members for the new school year.

Leary also reported that the college’s in-service program will begin at 8 a.m. today at the Educational Conference Center. The adjunct in-service program will be held at 4:30 this afternoon at the same location. Several health and wellness topics will be on the agenda.

The Board of Trustees approved the acceptance of the following grant: the Perkins renewal grant, which has been decreased 19 percent this year to $462,351.

The trustees also accepted three ALTA renewal grants from the state Department Of Education, which were level funded as follows: adult education grant was increased to $397,927, family literacy grant was increased to $304, 500, and adult education literacy grant increased to $295,497.

Two degrees — biology associate in science and chemistry associate in science — have been added as programs of study for the fall semester.

On Sept. 11 a remembrance ceremony and brick dedication will take place at LCCC’s Regional Public Safety Training Institute. The institute is located at Prospect and Middle Streets, Nanticoke. For more information, call 570-740-0734.

The new Health Services building on East Main Street in Nanticoke will be dedicated at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21. The building will be named the Francis S. and Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. Health Sciences Center.

On Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm., the school will host the 22nd History of Northeastern Pennsylvania Conference, focusing on “Northeast Pennsylvania, Lincoln and the Civil War.” The free event is open to the public.

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