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President’s letter & Board members


Coming Up


LCCC Events & Happenings


College Community & Recognition

President’s Desk Report for February 2012

A pathway to a Bachelor’s degree... right here at lccc! Employers increasingly recognize the need for technical professionals who have the skills needed to function in the global economy and are ready to take on leadership and supervisory roles in workgroups and project teams. Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (LCTI) and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (BU) have partnered to offer students the opportunity to complete all the bachelor’s degree requirements for BU’s new Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Technical Leadership at LCCC. This degree is the first of its kind in the Commonwealth of PA. An information session was held on Wednesday, February 22, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in the Community Services Center (CSC) Rooms 201 A&B, on LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville. Of the 120 course credits, BU faculty will offer the final 60 credits at the Schnecksville campus of LCCC, building on an Associate of Applied Science

(AAS) and certain Associate in Science (AS) and Associate in Arts (AA) degrees from LCCC. The program also is open to those currently in the workforce who want to advance in their careers. For more information about this new program, contact LCCC’s Associate Professor Joyce Thompson at

a message from our president

Spring is just around the corner and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to 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. We’re gearing up for fall registration and two new programs are coming soon – a Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Leadership through a new partnership with Bloomsburg University and Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, and a new Associate’s degree in Public Organization Leadership. 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 which benefit Foundation scholarships. Our 9th Annual LCCC Foundation and Alumni Association Clay Shoot is on April 27th, 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. We hope to see you back on campus sometime soon! 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. As always, thank you for everything you do to ensure LCCC’s success.

Spring Open house The Admissions department hosted an Open House for prospective students on Wednesday, February 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in the Community Services Center on main campus. Admissions and Financial Aid representatives, Academic Counselors, as well as Academic Program coordinators, were on hand to answer questions. The evening was an excellent opportunity for

prospective students and their parents to learn how LCCC can pave the way for an exciting and rewarding career. Although the evening officially began at 6 PM, many prospective students began arriving with the parents as early as 5:15 PM and were accommodated with campus tours. The students who attended represented nearly every high school in the area

Best – Donald W. Snyder LCCC President

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

2011-2012 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

William Miracle Trustee at Large

Larry E. Stern Lehighton

Jerome B. Frank, Esquire Solicitor

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

2011-2012 Foundation Board of Directors Ann Bieber LCCC Administration Lee Bond Ashland Technologies Tony Boyle Boyle Construction John T. Cathers Jr. Treasurer FCFCU Jan Creedon County of Lehigh

Annabelle B. Creveling LCCC Trustee

Ronald Glass Administrator Emeritus

Bernard Durant Durant Ent. (ret.)

Andre Green Verizon Inc.

Maria Esposito Saucon Valley Country Club

Christopher Jordan Northstar Youth Services

Robin Flores Allentown Symphony Association

Richard Kern KNBT, Divison of National Penn Bank

Kathy Frazier PPL

Kathy Kovatch Reaman Vice Chairperson & Secretary Kovatch Corporation Buddy Lesavoy, Esq. Lesavoy, Butz and Seitz, LLC David Lobach Embassy Bank Ellen Millard-Kern Chairperson Office of Sen. Patrick M.Browne

Ron Neimeyer Altronics Inc. Kent C. Newhart Accounting and Tax Associates Inc. Thomas Oleksa Vice Treasurer Liberty Savings Bank, FSB Roger C. Reis Lower Macungie Twsp. Commissioner Dale Roth Architect


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

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

as well as schools in Bucks, Berks and Monroe counties. Despite the threat of bad weather, the turnout was beyond expectations reaching almost 500 attendees (including parents)! “We reached out to a larger audience this year,” said new director of recruitment and admissions, Lou Hegyes. “We expanded our marketing outreach efforts to include high school juniors and I think that is reflected in the record attendance we had.” The Admissions department invested in professional signage to use at this year’s event, as well as a new range of brochures featuring the seven schools of LCCC. “We were very happy with the turnout,” said Hegyes. “The wide support from academics and other departments in the College have supplemented our efforts to bring more students to campus. I want to thank everyone involved for the wonderful participation response.”


Events & Happenings Industry bridge: Healthcare As part of the LCCC Career Pathways Literacy Programs, Industry Bridge has been created to provide extra support and exposure to students with specific career goals. For example, in the ‘Healthcare’ Bridge, students are exposed to various careers and educational programs related to healthcare as they continue to develop their reading, writing, math and language skills. The program is partnering with the Healthcare Sciences programs on main campus in Schnecksville to do some LPN classroom exposure, gain support with curriculum, arrrange a pharmacy visit, and have the opportunity to do a hands-on activity in the classroom. The partnership also extends to LCTI where students will be exposed to the Dental Assistant program. In addition, Bridge students are being

introduced to LCCC’s noncredit job training programs like Nurse Aide, through which students have a Nurse Aide Exposure day and learn how to take blood pressure, temperature, and care for patients. For additional information on the Industry Bridge program, please contact Suzy Welliver at 610-799-1946 or email

Financial Aid workshops will make their FAFSA submission enormously easier. However if they have not filed their taxes by the workshop date, they will need to bring their W2 forms for both parents and the student (if the student is under 24 yrs.) and all identifying information, tax forms, bank account balance estimates, mortgage information, social security numbers of both parents and child, etc. (i.e. everything they would normally use in paying their annual taxes or filling out a credit information form). For more information, please contact Nancy Kelley in Admissions at 610-799-1558 or email

The Admissions department is teaming up with Financial Aid to bring a series of workshops geared towards people who need help with completing and submitting their FAFSA’s for the 2012-2013 school year. The workshops are going to be held during the week of our Spring break. The dates and times are as follows: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM Thursday, March 15th, 2012 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM Participants should report to the Technology Center, 2nd floor (bridge lobby area) where there will be registration tables. Particpants will then be directed to their assigned classroom from there. It is strongly recommend that all participants come to this FAFSA workshop with their 2011 income taxes already filed with the IRS because it


American teacher screening

The LCCC Teacher Education honor society Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) will be hosting a screening of American Teacher on Thursday, March 22 at 7pm in the Community Services Center (Rooms 203-207). The film is a feature-length documentary produced and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth. It chronicles the stories of four teachers who live and work in disparate urban and rural areas of the country. By following these teachers as they reach different milestones in their careers, the film tells the deeper story of the teaching profession in America today. The film shows us the experience of these four young teachers as they recognize the importance of what they do, and how much they love what they do, but have to ask themselves: Can I If you are interested in attending, please contact Mary afford to continue to teach? Braccili at 610-799-1637 or email

Fall Holiday classic Calling all Independent designers, crafters and creative artists! LCCC’s Foundation is inviting the community to sell their one-of-a-kind crafts and art (which are not affiliated with any other trademarked company) at our first-ever Scholarship Fall Holiday Classic. Taking place at LCC main campus in the Community Services Center, the vendors will have access to all the latest technology including wireless internet, as well as tables and chairs, plenty of free parking and handicap accessibility.


The event is scheduled to run on Friday and Saturday, November 9th and 10th from 10am - 5pm on both days. Craft space is available for a fee of $50 for two days, which includes one 6L x 4W foot table and two chairs. Table reservations are taken on a firstcome, first-served basis. To find out how to book your table today, please contact Jane Wilchak at 610-799-1929 or For more information, visit

WXLV: Dr. Mojo

Matt Perry (a.k.a. Dr. Mojo) is not an LCCC student (yet!), but he’s been involved with LCCC for two years – at the College radio station, WXLV. Currently in his junior year at high school, Perry is cyber-schooled and studies at home. He has an incredible memory and uses it to remember a wealth of facts and information on his favorite topic – music. Perry was recently provided the opportunity of hosting his very own show this past January. The first show was so popular, it was the 3rd highest listened to show that week! When asked about a favorite genre of music, Perry said, “I appreciate all forms of music. I change my mind depending on my mood.” Perry’s influences come from a variety of music such as Rolling Stones, Elvis

and a lot of blues and jazz artists. He is also a big soul music fan, citing music from favorites like Otis Redding and Sam and Dave. “Music speaks to me,” says Perry. “I love to see the interaction of all the instruments and how they work together.” In fact, his DJ name (Dr. Mojo) is an amalgamation of the name of his favorite blues player (Dr. John) and the word that is used in a lot of blues history and culture to express good luck (mojo). You can catch Perry in his DJ guise every Friday on 90.3 WXLV with his show, Dr. Mojo’s Blues Express, from 12-2pm. And what can you expect to hear? “I play a lot of blues, soul and Americana but I reckon that whatever I dig, the audience is going to dig it too!”

congratulations “Spotlight on Excellence” Staff Recognition Program recipients: Daniel Nagy and Gary Wertman. Recognized for their contributions in the making of the Emergency Procedure video for the College.

New employees Jolie Elliot, Part-time Office Assistant – Morgan Center, 610-799-1240 Susan Lushinsky, Career Coach – TAACCCT Grant – CSC 101, 610-799-1935 Ceiara Swartley, Part-Time Office Assistant – Carbon Center, 610-799-1970

promotions Frank Mroz, Director of Infrastructure & Client Solutions – LB22, 610-799-1109

College Community


Public Leadership Organization A.A.S.

employee scene

COMING SOON! LCCC’s School of Business is proud to announce a brand new degree program being offered in the Fall of 2012, pending Board approval. The degree program is intended for those interested in pursuing a career in government or other public organization, or those currently employed in government or a public agency seeking to enhance their professional skills. For more information, please contact Jodi Rowlands at 610-799-1588 or


Name: Kristie Fogel Title: Student Accounts Office Assistant Start Date at LCCC: April 1, 2007 Favorite Activity: Spending time with friends & family. Favorite Hobby: Gardening is a favorite hobby. What do we not know about you but you would like to share: I plan on furthering my education in Business Administration in fall 2012.


SAVE THE DATE! Friday, April 27, 2012

9:00 a.m. Registration & Light Refreshments 1:00 p.m. Pig Roast at Event Closing $125 Per Shooter

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

Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays 2750 Limestone St., Coplay Keep up to date with all of LCCC’s events in our new “Events Calendar” on our website at

Coming Up

March 8 Runway to Success Fashion Show

March 19 Joshua Foer Lecture

March 12-17 Spring Break

March 22 American Teacher Screening

March 13 & 15 Financial Aid Workshops

March 27 Job Fair Main Campus

March 15 Brain Awareness Day


President's Desk Februray 2012 report  

President's Desk feb report