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Lackawanna College (formerly Lackawanna Junior College, originally Scranton Business College)is a college in Scrantonmarker, Pennsylvaniamarker with satellite campuses in the towns of Hazletonmarker, Honesdalemarker, Towandamarker, and New Milfordmarker.

The college began as a proprietary institution with a full academic program under the direction of H.D. Buck and A.R. Whitmore. John H. Seeley, a noted regional educator, purchased it in 1912. Seeley, who also owned the Lackawanna Business College, merged his two institutions into the Scranton Lackawanna Business College and built a new campus in the city's downtown.

The word "business" was eventually dropped from the school's name because it was judged to be too restrictive and civil service courses were added to prepare students for governmental positions. The college met with continued success because of its ability to change with the times. With the coming of World War II, the school made a concerted effort to train women for positions in business and industry. After the war, the college adapted its programs once more to meet the needs of returning veterans.

In 1957, the college was incorporated as a non-profit institution under a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Chartered as Lackawanna Junior College, course offerings were expanded to include the humanities and the social and behavioral sciences. The Pennsylvania Department of Education granted Lackawanna the right to award associate degrees.

The college was donated to The State of Pennsylvaniamarker by the Seeley Family, effective 1974 upon the retirement of Hoyle G. Seeley (John H. Seeley's Son, President and Chairman of the board until his Death in 1976).

The once private junior college evolved with an open admissions policy (en route to a fully accredited 4 Year college) and enrolls approximately 1,300 students. Most academic programs are centered on vocations, such as law enforcement, early childhood education, computer information systems, and accounting. However, the College also now offers some unique programs including Vascular Technology, Cardiac Sonography and Gas Technology which was created to fill the demand of the Marcellus Shale career opportunities in the work force. IT Security and e-Commerce are two new programs being launched in the fall 2010.

Lackawanna's president is Raymond Angeli. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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