Coming Together in Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life in profound ways. We've had to adapt the way we live, work, learn and socialize. During trying times, the true nature of community is often brought to the forefront. Below are a few examples of the strength of LCCC's community in the face of crisis.
A Message from President Ann D. Bieber
On March 26, Dr. Ann Bieber, LCCC president, shared her message of hope and resilience with the college community, as well as her wish to see students on campus once again soon. To view her full message, click here.
LCCC Health Care Programs Donate PPE Supplies
LCCC's Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Medical Assisting programs collectively donated approximately 30 boxes of gloves, three boxes of masks, eye protection, exposure gowns and cleaning supplies to Lehigh Valley Health Network. The employees were extremely thankful and commented how much they appreciated Dr. Bieber and the entire LCCC community, and specifically thanked LCCC for building the health care professionals of the future through all of our programs.
LCCC Alumni Making a Difference
LCCC alumni continue to impact the community in profound ways every day. That work is especially impactful under current circumstances, and stories like that of Juan Martinez, owner of Don Juan Mexican Grill, are particularly inspiring. Martinez and his team donated some of their renowned fare to health care workers on the front lines at Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Click Here to Read our Winter Aspire Story on Juan Martinez
Assisting Students Adjusting to Distance Learning
LCCC has provided laptops and other equipment to nearly 60 students in need of technology to complete the semester online. Additionally, LCCC is using a combination of college scholarship and federal grant funds to help students purchase a laptop through the LCCC Bookstore. Many of our students need additional resources to effectively learn online, and the campus community is working diligently to provide the tools to make a difference for students like Asia Henderson. “It definitely relieved a lot of worry knowing I would still be able to complete my schoolwork, use the proper online programs and participate in video chats with the rest of my classmates.”
Adjusting to New "Office Mates"
LCCC faculty and staff shared some photos of how they're adjusting to their new "co-workers" of all species.
Lehigh Carbon Community College's mission of providing an accessible education to all of our students abruptly took on a new meaning over the last few weeks. But the strength of our community has shown itself in so many ways, and helped us navigate this crisis. We ask for your continued support as we work through this difficult situation together. We will continue to support our students, faculty and staff wherever they are, and anticipate the day we're able to come together on campus once again.