Lackawanna College

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Lackawanna College
Lackawanna College seal.png
Former names
Lackawanna Junior College, Scranton Business College
TypePrivate
Established1894
PresidentCol. Mark Volk
Students1,770
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban
ColorsNavy, Gray, and White
NicknameFalcons
AffiliationsNational Junior College Athletic Association
Websitehttp://www.lackawanna.edu

Lackawanna College is a private college in the heart of Scranton, Pennsylvania. It also has satellite centers in Hazleton, Hawley, New Milford, Sunbury, and Towanda.

Academics[edit]

The private four-year college has evolved with an open admissions policy and enrolls approximately 1,770 students.

While the College offers a variety of traditional academic programs, many of its popular majors are centered on vocations, such as law enforcement, early childhood education, culinary arts, and accounting. Lackawanna has invested in several Allied Health programs including Cardiac Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vascular Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Surgical Technology.

Industry-specific degrees were created at the School of Petroleum & Natural Gas to fill the demand of the Marcellus Shale career opportunities in the work force.

Lackawanna College also operates Police Academies at its Scranton campus and Hazleton Center. The Academy was originally certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission in Harrisburg, Pa., on April 21, 1977. Lackawanna is the first and continues to be the only private college in northeastern Pennsylvania authorized to provide ACT 120 training.

Lackawanna's president is Colonel Mark Volk. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Gale H. Stalker is an alumnus of Lackawanna College. He studied business while attending Lackawanna College. He later served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Kevin White, currently a wide receiver for the NFL's Chicago Bears, played football at Lackawanna College for two years before transferring to West Virginia University. He was drafted 7th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lackawanna 'home' to NFL Draft prospect Kevin White | Lackawanna College". www.lackawanna.edu. Retrieved November 12, 2015.

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Coordinates: 41°24′41″N 75°39′32″W / 41.41133°N 75.65887°W / 41.41133; -75.65887