Earlier in the night, LCCTC's Opening and Closing team assisted alumni and family who came to our school to walk through their Alma Mater and reminisce about the years spent in our hallways. Many things remain the same, but with the times, much has changed as the employment needs of the community have changed.
Honored that night were eight founding members of the LCVT/LCCTC Hall of Fame:
- Randy Clause ('76) Electronics, Owner of Claw Inc.
- Jeri Palumbo (1973-2015) 42 years teaching; Peer Leadership, Founding Advisor; Dual Enrollment Classes through BC3
- Frank Pascoe ('72) Carpentry, Pascoe Builders
- Ann Peay (1973-2008) DECA Advisor -- continues to assist LCCTC
- Felix Sperdute (1974-1995) Sperdute Masonry & Union Masonry
- Keith Stitch ('09) Commercial Artist, Elite Orthotics -- As a paraplegic he established a World-Record for benching over 300 pounds!
- Arthur R. Zarone (1967-1995) 28 Years as Principal, Founding Administrator and was there at the laying of the first brick
- Gerald Zona (1967-2004) Established Commercial Art and Pioneered Computer Technology in Graphic Design, three-time Teacher of the Year
Comments made by the attendees were supportive and all were pleased to see that the school continues to work hard toward producing skilled workers, prepared to embrace the future with a step ahead.
Thanks goes to the following members of the 50th Anniversary committee who organized the event: Dave Blank, Jodi Cepro, Ken Cole, George Dudich, Juliet Gettings, Kirby Kegel, Michael Milanovich, Nick Neve, Vincent Pavia, Leonard Rich, and Karen Sipe.
We also encourage our community to support the following businesses who also sponsored the event: UB Trucking, Blank Concrete & Supply, Seminara Builders, Gettings' Financial.
All in all, over one-thousand members have joined the LCVT/LCCTC 50th Anniversary Reunion Facebook page; celebrating a milestone like this allows them to reconnect and reflect on all our school has meant to them. One day, our current students will, too -- we hope, with a smile.
To return to the Alumni page on the school's website, click here: Alumni
To enlarge pictures, click on the pictures below:
|LCVT/LCCTC Hall of Fame Inductees|
|visiting at the celebration|
|Representative Chris Saniato presents Mr. Rich|
with a Special 50th Anniversary Commendation
|a member from the class of 78 sports her|
memorabilia from Commercial Arts
|special design created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary|