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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 […]

New PA Law to Benefit Lackawanna’s Surgical Technology Program

SCRANTON, Pa. – Nov. 17, 2020 – A new Pennsylvania law requiring all surgical technologists to graduate from an accredited program, pass an accredited exam and complete 15 hours of continuing education each year was signed by Governor Tom Wolf on October 29. Prior to the new law, unlike surrounding states, surgical technologists in PA […]

Lackawanna College Sonography Program Holds Basket Raffle for Charity

SCRANTON, Pa. – October 27, 2020 – The Lackawanna College Sonography Department is holding a basket raffle for Jack of Hearts, a nonprofit that provides education and resources to local families of pediatric cardiac patients and supports charitable organizations in Pennsylvania. Jack of Hearts was founded by Lackawanna College Cardiac Sonography student Lisa Scarfo and […]

Lackawanna College partners with Local Organizations to Aid Local Restaurants

– Lackawanna College, in partnership with the City of Scranton and Scranton Tomorrow, announced Rally for Restaurants, an initiative to support local restaurants that are struggling due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Lackawanna College’s student-run restaurant, 409 on Adams, will open its doors to participating restaurants free of charge, including the use of their outdoor patio with […]

Lackawanna College to Announce Initiative to Aid Local Restaurants

  On Tuesday, September 15 at 4:30 p.m., Lackawanna College, in partnership with the City of Scranton and Scranton Tomorrow, will announce a major initiative to help local restaurants who have experienced hardship during COVID-19. The announcement will take place during a press conference located in the courtyard outside of 409 on Adams, 409 Adams […]

LaMagna Appointed to Lackawanna College President’s Cabinet

Dr. Dan LaMagna, Associate Vice President for Student Engagement, has recently been named a member of the President’s Cabinet at Lackawanna College. In his role at the College, Dr. LaMagna provides guidance to create and maintain services, programs, policies and procedures to advance Lackawanna’s commitment to creating an inclusive and compassionate atmosphere for students. “I […]

Lackawanna College Cancels 2020 Graduation, Postpones Homecoming Events

Lackawanna College President Dr. Jill Murray sent the following letter to the Lackawanna College community regarding the cancellation and postponement of graduation and homecoming events due to COVID-19 concerns. Dear Members of the College Community: As we continue to evaluate on-campus activities and large gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with […]

Sen. Toomey Visits the Lackawanna College Police Academy

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey visited the Lackawanna College Police Academy to discuss the challenges that law enforcement currently face and how the College is handling cadet training during the coronavirus pandemic. During the visit, Sen. Toomey met with Lackawanna College President Dr. Jill A. Murray, Academy Director John Chilleri, Academy staff and cadets. “The Academy […]

Lackawanna College Names Scranton Police Chief as Director of Public Safety

Lackawanna College joined the City of Scranton to announce that Police Chief Carl R. Graziano has been named the College’s Director of Public Safety. “Chief Graziano has been an instructor for several years at the College, but we are thrilled that he will now work with us in a full-time capacity,” said Lackawanna College President […]

Lackawanna College Adjusts Student Housing Policies Due to COVID-19

Dr. Jill A. Murray sent the following letter to the Lackawanna College Community announcing changes to the student housing policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These policies will reduce the number of students in residence halls to no more than 20% capacity, helping to maintain a safe learning environment for students, faculty and staff. […]

Lackawanna College veterans group rededicates Nay Aug garden

Students, alumni, staff, and guests participating in the Veterans Day dedication at Nay Aug Park are, from left, Army Pfc. Nicholas Chestnut, Class of 2013; Liz Wassel, Lackawanna College Veterans Certifying Official; Army Pfc. Daniel Hailstone, Class of 2011; Army Sgt. 1st Class James Kille with Quarterback; Former Scranton Mayor and Army 1st Lt. David […]

Lackawanna College President Appoints New Leadership

Lackawanna College President Dr. Jill Murray has announced her new leadership team and members of her Cabinet. Dr. Murray officially became president today, July 1, 2020. Dr. Erica Barone Pricci has been named Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Barone Pricci has over 12 years’ experience working in the administration of academic affairs at Lackawanna […]

Endowed Scholarship Named in Honor of President Mark Volk

The Lackawanna College Board of Trustees recently established the Mark Volk Presidential Scholarship in honor of President Volk’s service to the College and its surrounding communities. Volk retired on June 30, 2020. “This scholarship in honor of President Volk reflects his accomplishments and will ensure that his legacy of leadership, opportunity and inclusiveness continue at […]

Lackawanna College announces Spring 2020 President’s List

SCRANTON, Pa. – Lackawanna College has recognized more than 300 students named to its President’s List for academic excellence during the Spring 2019-20 semester. A student qualifies for the President’s List if they achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum of 24 credit hours, including 12 credits during the most […]

Lackawanna College recognizes more than 400 graduates

SCRANTON, Pa. – Lackawanna College has awarded more than 430 bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificates to the class of 2020, which includes students from 15 states and countries including France, Dominica and Saint Lucia. The College’s 126th commencement is currently scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, after its traditional May ceremony was postponed due […]

Lackawanna College Signs Transfer Agreement with Harrisburg University

SCRANTON, Pa. – May 14, 2020 – Lackawanna College and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology signed a transfer agreement that will make it easier for students in Lackawanna College’s RN-to-BSN program to continue their education through Harrisburg’s Master’s in Nursing program. The agreement was signed during a virtual signing ceremony on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Attending the ceremony from […]