Krista Scoblick looked at her ID card and smiled. She knew she was one step closer to becoming an official Falcon and starting her educational journey at Lackawanna College.
With her card in hand, the Lackawanna College freshman, went over to Financial Services to take care of business.
Scoblick, of Harveys Lake, recently learned more about campus resources, moved into her dorm and met new students during Falcon Fest, which started Friday, Aug. 26 and served as a kick off to the fall semester. Falcon Fest featured a variety of campus events that were both educational and fun so students could make the transition to college life easier.
During one of the weekend events, Lackawanna College President Dr. Jill Murray told the students they can expect to encounter many exceptional teachers during their time at the College.
“It’s not chalk and talk,” she said, adding that faculty go the extra mile for their students to ensure they are well prepared for their futures.
Murray also told the students the transition from high school to college can be overwhelming, adding that it’s normal for students to question their actions and decisions as they embark on this chapter of their lives.
“You may ask yourself, ‘am I ready?’’ Murray said. “Are we ever ready?”
She offered words of encouragement to the students, telling them that they’re not alone and the campus community is here to support them.
To get better acclimated, be better learners and have some fun, the President told the students they need to be inquisitive and see what’s out there on campus and within the community.
“Explore the area,” Murray said. “Explore the region. Explore the college. Explore. Have fun.”
After exploring and getting to know their surroundings better, Murray said students will have a better understanding and appreciation of Lackawanna and the area.
“I love this school,” she said. “I love this college, I love this city and I love this community. And, I think you’re going to too. If you’re not from here you will. If you are from here, I think you’re going to get a new appreciation for it.”