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College Community & Recognition

President’s Desk Report for May 2011

Staff recognition dinner Everyone had a wonderful evening at the Staff Recognition Dinner, which was held at the new Community Services Center on main campus on Friday, May 13. As well as all the employees recognized for years of service, retirement and degrees awarded, Laura Segatti was awarded the George W. Elison award, Jodi Rowlands received Faculty of the Year and Susan Petrole was awarded the Adjunct Faculty of the Year. Congratulations to all. Left to right: President Donald Snyder, Jodi Rowlands (Faculty of the Year), Pamela Weldon.

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a message from our president

We are delighted to have had another successful academic year here at LCCC. We had the privilege of hosting this year’s commencement in our newly-renovated Berrier Hall and our almost 500 graduating students had the chance to experience the renovation results with us before they begin their own personal success journeys. If you have the chance to come to our main campus and take a tour of the newly-renovated gymnasium facilities, I would highly recommend it. In addition to our students’ success, we are also blessed to share special moments of success with a few of our dear friends, retiring from the LCCC community. Eileen Detweiler, Charlene Kenney, Dolores Newhard, June Roth, Larry Trimble and Jim Walp, all long-time LCCC employees and friends, celebrated their retirement at the Annual Staff and Faculty Recognition Dinner. We also recognized the accomplishments of three of our talented faculty. Special congratulations this year go to Jodi Rowlands, winner of the Faculty Excellence Award; Laura Segatti, winner of the George W. Elison Faculty Service Award; and Susan Petrole, winner of the Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award. Congratulations and thank you to everyone in the LCCC family for achieving these wonderful milestones. As always, thanks for all you do.

Donald W. Snyder LCCC President

staff recognition dinner (cont’d)

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Left to right: President Donald Snyder, Susan Petrole (Adjunct Faculty of the Year), Larissa Verta.

Left to right: President Donald Snyder, Laura Segatti (George W. Elison Award winner), Dr. Barry Spriggs.

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

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 Bernard Durant Durant Ent. (ret.) Maria Esposito Saucon Valley Country Club Raymond Federici Alvin H. Butz Robin Flores Allentown Symphony Association

Kathy Frazier PPL Ronald Glass Administrator Emeritus Andre Green Verizon Inc. Christopher Jordan Northstar Youth Services Richard Kern Wachovia Bank

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.

Dale Roth Architect

Kent C. Newhart Accounting and Tax Associates Inc.

Christina Schoemaker Lehigh Valley Health Network

Thomas Oleksa Vice Treasurer Liberty Savings Bank, FSB

Betty Smith Trexler-Haines Inc.

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


Willard Snyder New Tripoli Bancorp Mark Thompson MKSD LLC

for Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) northern tier sites are as follows: LCCC Carbon Center - Nesquehoning Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday: Closed

Michael J. Torbert Trustee at Large

2010-2011 Foundation Board of Directors

summer hours: carbon and morgan sites Effective through July 8, 2011, summer hours

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

LCCC Morgan Center - Tamaqua Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday: Closed Admissions and registration are open at both sites. For more details, contact LCCC’s Carbon Center at 570-669-7010 or the Morgan Center at 570-6686880.


Events & Happenings your future is now Specifically targeted toward Allentown School District (ASD) students and their parents, LCCC hosted the event “Your Future is Now”, which was held on Saturday, May 21. The focus was on preparing 10th, 11th and 12th graders for college and careers. The event started at St. John’s UCC Church with a welcome from LCCC President Donald W. Snyder, followed by Mark Enriquez, a motivational speaker. Information sessions were then held at LCCC’s Donley Center on topics such as: • College Choices in the Lehigh Valley • Opportunities at LCCC • Financial Aid & Scholarship Info in English and Spanish • Preparing for College in High School

• Success Stories from Students and Alumni • Planning for Careers with • Dealing with Peer Pressure, Bullying, and Gangs by Jose Rosado

Bucknell summer scholars

On Tuesday, May 17, a celebration was held in honor of the Bucknell University (BU) summer scholars as well as those LCCC students who have received full tuition scholarships to Bucknell.

These students will be spending the summer at BU:

Transportation was provided, as well as breakfast, lunch, snacks, childcare for the younger kids, and lots of fun! The day concluded with the announcing of the winners of the essay contest. Our first place winner was Anthony Le from William Allen High School. Anthony received a laptop computer. We also had prizes for second, third and fourth place. The event was a great success due to the support of over 10 LCCC student volunteers.

kalman mecs student award

LCCC student Matthew Weller is the 2011 recipient of the PSMATYC (Pennsylvania State Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges) Kalman Mecs Student Award for his outstanding mathematics performance. A native of Mertztown, PA, Weller graduated from LCCC in May 2011 with a double major in preengineering and mathematics and currently holds a 4.0 grade point average. Weller’s essay pointed out that it is important to understand “the difference between learning mathematical procedures and actually understanding why, how, and when these procedures work.” Moreover, “innovation is not achieved through the crunching of numbers. Truly remarkable things happen when mathematics is applied to real world situations in creative new ways.” Prior to returning to college, Weller worked for four years as an electronics technician in a position that he found unchallenging. He plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering, and he is looking towards completing his degree at a 4-year college of his choice. LCCC Professor Ned Schillow chairs the PSMATYC Committee.


* Loujin Daher * Jiayi Ding * Amjad Khalil * Nicole Klein * Donna Morgan * Winnie Ouma * Brendan Slack

bucknell - full scholarships Congratulations to the following students who have received tuition scholarships to BU: * Azize Ala * Tim Corbett * Tyler McClenithan * Jusline Sayegh


how can we help you? LCCC’s rothrock library

new employees

2011 Grads Congratulations to our almost 500 students who graduated in the May 18th commencement.

Demas Frederic, Custodian, Ext.1114 Shirley DeLong, Director of Application Solutions and Support, Ext. 1743

The Rothrock Library is not just a resource for students doing research papers, other assignments and personal research. The library staff and the resources and services you find at the library page:, are there for everyone. We will be back periodically in this space to describe in more detail the resources and services available to you. The staff at the library is always available to you at x1150 or online at:, and as always, feel free to contact a staff member directly via email or their extension. The Testing Center is also supervised and staffed completely by the library covering vacation and sick days and other times as needed in the Testing Center.

College Community


LCCC’s Men’s Baseball Team Wins EPCC Conference

employee scene

On May 7, 2011, LCCC defeated Bucks County Community College with a score of 6-5.

Name: Karen Clark Title: Instructor of Nursing Start Date at LCCC: 2009 as Clinical Instructor in PN program, January 3, 2011 as a full-time faculty member.

Jonathan Aviles, Daniel Brook-Wells, David Behler, Henry Concepcion, Trevor Gurgick, Tyler Kuhns, Kevin Parker, Greg Roman, Dan Sharkey, Matt Schaeffer, and Vincent Trivett.

Favorite Activity: One of my favorite activities is gardening. I enjoy planting and growing heirloom seeds of all kinds. What do we not know about you but you would like to share: Each year we jar approximately fifty quarts of tomato sauce, salsa, and chili sauce from tomatoes we grow in our garden.



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Employee appreciation picnic

June 3 Beacon Conference

save the date

June 4 COTA Conference

All faculty and staff are invited to LCCC's Employee Appreciation Picnic Lunch

June 22 Lunch & Learn: 12 pm Colorectal Cancer Berrier Hall, Room 4

Date: Thursday, June 30 Time: 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Location: Quad in front of Academic Resource Center

June 30 Employee Appreciation Picnic July 3 & 4 College Closed

Tickets will be issued for the picnic lunch. The tickets, which will be sent just prior to the picnic and collected at the picnic, will be used for a raffle drawing. The picnic will take place rain or shine. Rain location is the ARC cafeteria.

July 5-8 No daytime or evening classes

RSVP deadline is noon on Friday, June 17.

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