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Lackawanna College President Dr. Jill Murray Named to Higher Education Power 100

Lackawanna College President Dr. Jill Murray Named to Higher Education Power 100

SCRANTON, Pa. – May 3, 2022 – Lackawanna College President Dr. Jill Murray has been named to the City & State PA’s 2022 Higher Education Power 100, a list that recognizes the most powerful educators in Pennsylvania. Since assuming her role as the first female president at Lackawanna College, and in her prior role as College’s Executive […]

Making College Decisions In A Virtual World

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 […]

Tribute to President Mark Volk

Tribute to President Mark Volk

Colonel Mark Volk was already a hero before he came to Lackawanna College. His accomplishments, bravery, and leadership in the United States Army preceded his tenure as the College’s Executive Vice President and President, and by the time he joined LC in 2004, his career was already distinguished in every possible way. He was already […]

Historic Endings And New Beginnings

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

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

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

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 […]

Thinking Big

Thinking Big

Life’s twists and turns… could we have written this global pandemic scenario? Could anyone have imagined that in our lifetime and in this age of technological, and medical advancement that we would be in this situation?  So here we are, a global health crisis, which translates to an economic crisis as well. States issuing ‘stay at […]

Far From Ordinary

Far From Ordinary

The last few days have been anything but ordinary. As we all respond to the spread of COVID-19 and work to protect our students, faculty, and staff to the best of our ability, we are struck with so many emotions and reactions, including apprehension, concern, and gratitude. We are just in the early stages of these challenging […]

Happy Birthday To 409 On Adams

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 […]