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President’s letter & Board members


Coming Up


LCCC Events & Happenings


College Community & Recognition

President’s Desk Report for February 2011

PCAA bowling champions - again! The Lehigh Carbon Community College Women’s Bowling team has won the PCAA State tournament for the second year in a row! Members of the team were LeeAnn Armellino from Catasuaqua High School, Ashley Hamm from Parkland High School, and Amber Zellner from Palmerton High School. The girls’ road to the championship took place for two days near Penn State and was comprised of individual bowling, doubles bowling, and team bowling. Lee Ann and Ashley won medals for second place in doubles while Amber had her best performance of the season. All three girls scored near the top in all other events to give them the highest combined score and the overall championship. Rick Miller and Denny Barr were also recognized as Coaches of the Year for Bowling. Back row left to right: Zach Trobetsky, Justin Witt, Greg Warmkessel, Chris Carl, Mike Best. Front row left to right: Dave Wadding, Lee Ann Armellino, Ashley Hamm, Amber Zellner.

a message from our president It’s been a long winter and I’m sure we are all looking forward to spring – a greener campus, warmer weather, new beginnings and the many celebrations ahead of us. It’s hard to believe we are almost halfway through another semester. Spring is also a time for us to gear up for some wonderful events on and around campus. Our friends are again showing their support through our events benefiting the Foundation scholarships. Our 8th Annual LCCC Foundation and Alumni Association Clay Shoot is on April 29th, and kicks off our event season. There are many ways to get involved in one of our fundraisers – as a participant, sponsor or volunteer. Regardless of how you get involved, you are making a difference in the lives of students. Looking to May – two of our biggest, and most proud celebrations. The Staff Recognition Dinner is on May 13, and Commencement is on May 18, celebrating the successes and milestones achieved by our staff and faculty and students, respectively. Your presence at one of LCCC’s events will show how much you appreciate how hard our students and staff work. I look forward to seeing you there.

Donald W. Snyder LCCC President

spring open house a hit! A mix of over 200 prospective students and parents attended LCCC’s Spring Open House on Wednesday evening, February 23rd, held in our brand new Community Services Center. The Admissions Department was thrilled with the large student turnout and the ease in which traffic flowed from area to area. Participating Department Coordinators were also delighted with the spaciousness of our brand new accommodations, and the interest expressed by all of the students and parents who attended. A great first impression of LCCC all around! Submitted by Nancy Kelley

Events & Happenings Joseph A. Alban Whitehall-Coplay

David R. Hunsicker Northwestern Lehigh

Robert M. Cohen Parkland

Matthew T. Korp Catasauqua

Annabelle B. Creveling Allentown

Audrey L. Larvey Chair Palmerton

Mathias J. Green Jr. Northern Lehigh

2010-2011 Board of Trustees Thomas F. Mantz Secretary Salisbury

Kenneth H. Mohr Jr. Vice Chair Southern Lehigh William Santore Jr. Panther Valley

Randall L. Smith Jim Thorpe

Joseph C. Volk Trustee at Large

Larry E. Stern Lehighton

Jerome B. Frank, Esquire Solicitor

Ann L. Thompson Treasurer East Penn Michael J. Torbert Trustee at Large

2010-2011 Foundation Board of Directors Ann Bieber LCCC Administration Lee Bond Thrivent Financial

Jan Creedon County of Lehigh Annabelle B. Creveling LCCC Trustee

Ronald Glass Administrator Emeritus Andre Green Verizon Inc.

Kathy Kovatch Reaman Vice Chair & Secretary Kovatch Enterprises

Ron Neimeyer Altronics Security

Thomas Oleksa

Tony Boyle Boyle Construction Inc.

Bernard Durant

Christopher Jordan Northstar Youth Services

Buddy Lesavoy, Esq.

Maria Esposito

John T. Cathers Jr. Treasurer FCFCU

Raymond Federici Alvin H. Butz Inc.

Richard Kern Wachovia Bank

David Lobach Embassy Bank

Herman D. Clegg

Robin Flores Kathy Frazier PPL Corp.

Lesavoy, Butz and Seitz, LLC

Ellen Millard-Kern Chair Office of Sen. Patrick M.Browne

Kent C. Newhart Accounting and Tax Associates Inc.

Yvette Palmer CFO & Stuff LLC Roger C. Reis Lower Macungie Twsp. Commissioner Dale Roth


Christina Schoemaker Lehigh Valley Health Network Betty Smith Trexler-Haines Gas Inc. Willard Snyder New Tripoli Bancorp Mark Thompson MKSD LLC

Alumni Association Board of Directors

Megan Billowitch (’94) Shannon Ciamacco (’94) Betty George (’73)

Fabian Moriah (’05) Secretary

Heather Mullen (‘06) Vice President Susan Heller (’03 and 07) Christina Schoemaker (‘99) Dallas Holtzer (’73) President Linda Krisko (‘80) Treasurer

Remembering ingrid Brunner

Ingrid A. Brunner, formerly of Allentown, PA, died just short of her 84th birthday on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Erie, PA where she was a resident since May 2006. She was born the daughter of the late, Nils and Maggie Arvide in New York City. She graduated from Queens College and earned her PhD from Columbia University. She was a professor of English for 35 years at Lehigh Carbon Community College, retiring on the 1st of September 2001. Survivors: She is survived by her husband, John W. Brunner, of Allentown, by her children, Karin Nadig, Kirstin (Fred) Martinez, Inge Brunner, Erika Brunner (Dave), and Bjoern (Robin) Brunner; and by her grandchildren, Graham, Kelsey, Chandler, Torin, Garrett, and Kelton. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Mary E. Herger. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at or to the American Cancer Society .

Published in Morning Call on February 15, 2011


Events & Happenings 3rd annual Entrepreneurship Tour

LCCC’s Business Enterprise Center (BEC) will hold its 3rd Annual Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour at the Tamaqua Middle School Auditorium on March 31 from 1-5 p.m. The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour brings the country’s top young entrepreneurs to college campuses to spread the entrepreneurial mindset during a half-day conference. The grand opening of the John E. Morgan Business Enterprise Center and Incubator Suites being built at the College’s Scheller Center at The Morgan Center will be unveiled during this fun and interactive event. The hatcheries will provide small business start-ups with an office, boardroom facility, and other support services. The suite will also include a classroom primarily for business and entrepreneurship classes.

The feeder program for the hatcheries will be through the annual business plan competition, held every fall through LCCC’s Business Enterprise Center (BEC). Interested candidates can enter to win a semester of mentorship from the myriad of resources available at the College and the business partnerships that have been developed through the BEC including SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Businesses, as well as locating potential financing for their businesses. This event is free and open to the public; registration is required. There will be food, give-a-ways and cash prizes. For more information, contact Richard Warner, LCCC’s Professor of Business and BEC Center Advisor, at 610-799-1032 or email

tropical fun in the winter sun! The children from the Early Learning Center came to visit and showed the LCCC students the true meaning of having a good time by showing off their dance moves!

April 15, 2011 Community Services Center - Schnecksville Campus 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Sponsored by


International Scholars LCCC College Professors LCCC Students Community Leaders


Create Mandala Poetry Readings Interfaith Panel Discussion Faces of Mental Illness Teaching Diverse Students Hip Hop Diversity in After-School Programs School Desegregation Differently Abled Population "Dangerous Classes" Across History

Forget the winter blues! LCCC’s main campus was celebrating ‘summer style’ in the Student Union on Thursday, February 24. From 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Students, staff, and faculty enjoyed iced virgin cocktails from the Tiki Bar and a variety of Caribbean music performed by Ewabo. Caricature artist, Gene Mater, was also on hand for students to capture the spirit of the event.

Student Photo Mural

For Info contact:

Alison Jameson 610-799-1087

Cost: free

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community college fellows program at moravian college Beginning in the fall of 2011, Moravian College will annually welcome as many as thirty transfer students to campus as Community College Fellows. Up to ten fellowships each from Northampton Community College and from Lehigh Carbon Community College and up to five each from Warren Community College and Bucks Community College will be awarded. Fellows will receive an annual renewable Fellowship of $10,000. The Fellowship also includes recognition activities, including dinner with the President once a semester and regular invitations for special events and opportunities for networking. We hope that Community College Fellows will be actively engaged in Moravian’s partnership with the local community colleges by making recruitment visits to local community colleges, writing testimonials about

the transition from a community college to a four-year college, and hosting prospective transfer students when they visit campus. Candidates must have a 3.50 grade point average and must submit an essay outlining reasons for beginning a four-year degree program of study at a Community College, reasons why they feel they would be a strong candidate for the fellowship, and a description of both academic and career goals that led them to consider attending Moravian College. All candidates are required to have a personal interview with the Director of Transfer Enrollment.

new employees


Sheila Hall-Dierks, Junior Systems Administrator – Ext. 1640 Susan DeRosa, Part-time Duplicating/Mail Specialist, Ext. 1119 Justin Brosious, Web Communications Specialist – Ext. 1063 Hazel Carerra, Student Success Coach – 610-799-1050 Ext. 3614 everyone who helped out at the small fire which broke out earlier this month at the Technology Center. Due to the efficiency and teamwork of our staff, everyone was able to get out of the building safely.

save the date ...for the Annual Staff Recognition Dinner, to be held on Friday, May 13 at the new Community Services Center on LCCC’s main campus.

Information about the Community College Fellows Program at Moravian College can be found at Submitted by Ginny Mihalik

College Community Noncredit Division

The noncredit division of our college has a wide variety of workshops and courses to offer. It could be cooking, exercise, painting or computer courses. It could be youth-oriented summer camps or some of the work we do directly with school districts. But it could also be Public Safety workshops for fire, police, and emergency medical technicians or a CDL driver’s licensing course. A team of field professionals also work with companies directly to make them aware of federal and state grants, to custom design workshops meant especially for that company’s business plan or to address a challenge within the organization. This ranges from executive coaching, to communication skills, to Project Management certification to any number of specialized computer courses. In 2010 we launched a Green Energy Training Center at 1005 Brookside Road in partnership with AFC First Financial, an organization that offers advantageous programs and even some

training rebates to construction and development professionals in their network. Click here for more information on our green energy courses. We have one of the most active GED/ Literacy centers in the area. While you need to test first to enter these courses at the level appropriate for you, you can make phone calls to get registered for the screening and orientation. Jobs training is a major offering from this division at LCCC. You can become certified as a Home-Based Child Care Provider, a Microsoft professional using Word, Excel and e-mail or even a Nurse Aide, among other choices. You can learn about these many workshops or sign up for them by going to and clicking either Continuing Education or Career Training. We also recenty launched the ability for everyone to register online. We hope you’ll return to our website to explore and register!


recognition employee scene Name: Mary Braccili Title: Assistant Professor of Education Start Date at LCCC: August 18, 2008 (January 1997 as adjunct faculty) Favorite Activity: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends- anywhere; especially at the beach or on the bay. Favorite Saying: “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” E.E. Cummings What do we not know about you but you would like to share: I am a fan of vintage film and musicals from the 1940’s.


4525 Education Park Drive | Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598

Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Permit No. 2 Schnecksville, PA 18078

Coming Up March 26 LANAEYC Conference

(Local Affiliation of the National Association for the Education of Young Children)

7:00am-4:00pm Community Services Center March 29 Spring Job & Transfer Fair Main Campus 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 31 Entrepreneurship Event March 31 President’s Town Hall Meeting AC 107/108 2:15-3:15pm

Friday, April 29, 2011 Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays 2750 Limestone St., Coplay 9:00 a.m. Registration & Light Refreshments 1:00 p.m. Pig Roast at Event Closing

April 10-16 Week of the Young Child

$125 Per Shooter Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Archived issues of the President’s Desk can be found online at

Register by April 20 to Jane Wilchak at or 610-799-1929


President's Desk February 2011  

President's Report for Lehigh Carbon Community College for the month of February