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Keystone College and Luzerne County Community College sign articulation agreement

Nanticoke/La Plume – Keystone College and Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) have signed an articulation agreement enabling LCCC early childhood education graduates to seamlessly transfer to Keystone.

Under the agreement, LCCC students who graduate with an associate degree in Applied Science: Early Childhood Education and meet transfer requirements will be guaranteed admission into Keystone’s bachelor’s degree programs in Early Childhood Education and Teaching: Child and Family Studies. Students will be able to complete their bachelor’s degrees within four regular semesters.

“This partnership is a wonderful opportunity for both Keystone and Luzerne County Community College to provide additional pathways to students as they pursue careers in early childhood education,” said Keystone President Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D. “The more educational options students have, the more professional opportunities they will have in the future.”

“Seamless transfer without a loss of credits is important to graduates of a community college when they enroll in four-year programs at our partner institutions,” says Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC. “This is an excellent example of educational institutions working collaboratively to ensure student success.”

Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA is a public, two-year community college serving the residents of Luzerne County and the surrounding area throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. LCCC offers more than 100 academic, technical, and career training programs to provide students an opportunity to pursue an education consistent with their interests and capabilities and educational and employment demands. The College also offers non-credit career training programs and customized workforce development programming. The College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Enrolling about 1,400 students, Keystone offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree options in liberal arts and science-based programs in business, communications, education, fine arts, natural science, environmental resource management, geology, and social sciences. Located in La Plume, Pa., 15 minutes from Scranton and two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, Keystone is known for small class sizes and individual attention focused on student success through internships, research, and community involvement.


Keystone LCC Early Childhood Education Agreement
Photo: Keystone College and Luzerne County Community College officials gather at Keystone College to sign an early childhood education articulation agreement (seated, from left): Dr. Fran Langan, Keystone College Vice President of Institutional Advancement; Dr. Karen Yarrish, Keystone College Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Tracy Brundage, Keystone College President; Thomas P. Leary, Luzerne County Community College President; Dr. Cheryl Lesser, Luzerne County Community College Vice President of Academic Affairs; Rosana Reyes, Luzerne County Community College Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Development.
Standing, same order: Dr. Heather Shanks-McElroy, Keystone College Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Education; Kate Zielinski, Luzerne County Community College Associate Professor of Social Science/History; Dr. Janis Wilson Seeley, Luzerne County Community College Professor and Chair of Social Science/History.