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Lackawanna College Named One of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania

SCRANTON, Pa. – Dec. 4, 2020 – Lackawanna College ranked No. 21 among 100 companies vying to win a designation as one of the “Best Places to Work” in PA. The College has earned the recognition six of the past seven years. “Our Lackawanna College Family respects and values our workplace culture and our colleagues […]

Lackawanna College Student-Run Restaurant Launches New Online Store

SCRANTON, Pa. – Nov. 23, 2020 – Lackawanna College’s student-run restaurant, 409 on Adams, has launched its new online store. The Marketplace at 409 on Adams sells professional quality merchandise, culinary and pastry creations and a line of pet treats produced by students. The e-commerce store also serves as a place to find recipes and […]

Lackawanna College Launches Microloan Program

SCRANTON, Pa. – Nov. 20, 2020 – The Lackawanna College Venture Lab, a program operated by the College to support entrepreneurs in northeastern Pennsylvania, is launching a pilot microloan program. The program can provide up to $2,500 in short-term zero-interest loans for entrepreneurs to launch their startups in the region. The microloan program will provide […]

Making College Decisions In A Virtual World

As parts of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania enter the ‘yellow’ and ‘green’ phases of the state’s reopening plan, high school graduates will face a new and unique set of challenges. Across the country, college now exists in a virtual world, and the search process has changed dramatically. As prospective students navigate this evolving process, Lackawanna […]

Historic Endings And New Beginnings

Congratulations Class of 2020! Lackawanna College graduates completed their programs during one of the most unprecedented times in our nation. The last months of their semester were radically changed as campus closed and classes transitioned online. Due to COVID-19, students missed out on the excitement and pomp and circumstance of an in-person graduation and full […]

Making College More Affordable Amid The Covid-19 Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted higher education and K-12 institutions, students from all socio-economic circumstances have been forced to questions their college plans. As a College, our most urgent task has been to alleviate the economic hardships faced by students and their families during this difficult time. Our mission is, and will always be, […]

Shifting To Distance Learning

The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped our world, and, as we’ve discussed in a recent blog, its impact on businesses, economies, education and day-to-day human life will be lasting. How will we re-orient the world and our interactions with each other once restrictions are lifted? It’s hard to say, but chances are, little will be the same. […]

Connecting With Our Students During Covid-19

For over a decade, we have argued for a student-centered view of higher education in our daily practice. We championed educational processes that encourage students to construct learning; we act upon our belief that education must engage and inspire much more than transfer knowledge. We believe every student deserves a chance at rigorous higher education […]

Happy Birthday To 409 On Adams

Last week, Lackawanna College’s student-run restaurant, 409 on Adams, celebrated its one-year anniversary as a full service, upscale dining learning laboratory. Open to the public, 409 has delighted hundreds of patrons over the last year with unique culinary experiences that augment the rich hospitality scene of downtown Scranton. Lackawanna College is deeply committed to providing our […]

Serving Small Business

Lackawanna College has made no secret of our deep commitment to our local and regional economy. Supporting entrepreneurship and encouraging our students and alumni to start small businesses is centrally linked to our mission of helping others better their lives and the communities in which they live. Why is entrepreneurship important? Small businesses: Create jobs […]

Dr. Jill A. Murray And Teddy Delaney Talk Esports On The Business Builders Show With Marty Wolff

Lackawanna College Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Jill A. Murray and Esports Program Administrator Teddy Delaney join Marty Wolff on the Business Builders Show to discuss the overall growth of and the business of esports programs and events. Jill, Teddy and Marty discuss strategy, content and the roles of entrepreneurs and organizers. Hear about […]

What Is A ‘Work College’?

At Lackawanna College, we are constantly evaluating innovative ideas on college affordability and alleviating student debt. As we look at alternative ways to think about financing college, one possible pathway is to offer a kind of ‘work college’ experience. At a traditional ‘work college’, students perform essential institutional functions in every area imaginable on their […]


Over the past decades, higher education has been criticized as out of touch, too expensive, increasingly irrelevant and a dinosaur industry. Colleges and universities across the nation strive to remain vital and meaningful entities that contribute to the public good. As more colleges and universities close every year, those remaining continue to evolve and fight […]