Alumni Profiles

LCCC Alumna Returns to Teach Future Educators

Jaclyn “Jacki” Hudak started her classes at Lehigh Carbon Community College in 2012 with the goal of earning a degree and working with children.
Six years later, Hudak has now returned to LCCC as an instructor, teaching one of the classes that she took several years ago when she was working on her associate degree in Early Childhood Education.

Construction Management Alum Builds a Career in Hawaii

A lifelong drive to understand how things work recently led a Lehigh Carbon Community College alumnus to accept the job offer of a lifetime - in Hawaii.
Mark Williams, a 2017 graduate of LCCC’s construction management program, is now a field engineer for Kiewit, a Fortune 500 contractor. He is based in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will be responsible for overseeing projects at job sites throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Everyone is an entrepreneur, says LCCC alum

Tremayne Tatem believes that simply being human is entrepreneurial – anyone who motivates themselves to accomplish things is an entrepreneur.

Tatem, an alumnus of Lehigh Carbon Community College, is leading the way for young entrepreneurs. He returned to LCCC and is now the part-time Entrepreneurship Education Specialist and facilitates the college’s entrepreneur club. He also works with the college’s Business Enterprise Center and runs his own company. 

Honors Scholar Returns to LCCC to Encourage Students

When she was a student at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Winnie Okello wasn’t sure she wanted to apply for the college’s Honors Scholars program.

But thanks to her family’s encouragement, she not only joined the program but excelled, going on to graduate from Bucknell University and eventually secure a position as a senior civil engineer with PennDOT.

LCCC Alumna Works to Conserve the Natural Beauty of Hawaii

Nada McClellan didn't have a clear career path when she started at Lehigh Carbon Community College. But after joining the Honors Scholars program and gaining confidence, she transferred to the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

After discovering her love for working in the outdoors, she pursued an internship that led to a career with the Oahu Invasive Species Committee.

Syrian Immigrant Credits LCCC with Helping Her Get a Head Start

Jusline Sayegh immigrated from Syria in 2007 with her parents, brother and little else.

Now, she works as an IT business analyst/product manager for Air Products, and she credits her educational experience at Lehigh Carbon Community College as the launching pad for her growing career.

Nancy Dischinat: Champion of the Workforce

For more than 30 years, Nancy Dischinat, a 1989 LCCC graduate, has worked in workforce development helping create jobs by training and retraining the local workforce. She is executive director of the Workforce Board-Lehigh Valley, operating under the auspices of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, all better known as PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley.

LCCC's Honors Scholars Program Helps Engineer Kick-Start His Career

Richard Peifly graduated from Lehigh Carbon Community College and its Honors Scholars Program with an associate degree in engineering 13 years ago.

In August, LCCC welcomed him back to speak at the Honors Scholars induction.

“The nostalgia hit me immediately as I pulled onto Education Drive,” Peifly, 31, said about his return to campus.

LCCC alum follows his dream of being a doctor

Ask most high school students what they think of a human anatomy class, and many will say, “boring” or “tedious.”
Not so for Lehigh Carbon Community College alumnus Joshua “Josh” da Silva. Long before donning the official cap and gown of academic achievement, da Silva listened eagerly as a doctor explained the body’s structures and systems. Josh recalls the class as an exciting first step in his decision to pursue a medical career.

Profile: Quanita Hailey

When Quanita Hailey arrived at a crossroads in her life, a combination of Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) and her father’s inspiration led her down a fulfilling pathway.

“I really had no intention of going to school but hit a point in my life where I could keep working or try something different,” she said. “I decided that I wanted a fresh start where I could figure out who I was academically again. And also I wanted to be involved in sports, so a friend on the LCCC basketball team recommended coming there.”