Pathways to Success High School Equivalency instructor Laurie Slawson was
recently honored by the Honorable Frederic J. Marrano, chief judge of the
Lackawanna City Court, with the “Educator of the Year” award on May 15, 2017.
has helped more than 50 individuals in the Lackawanna community obtain their
High School Equivalency diploma. Classes are held at City Hall through
partnerships with the Lackawanna City Court, Erie Community College Pathways to
Success Department and Maryvale Adult Education Division.
partnership was formed 21 years ago by the Honorable Frederic J. Marrano and
ECC Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Richard C.
Washousky to allow more accessible education opportunities to individuals
involved in the treatment court program. The HSE program in Lackawanna has the
highest success rate of all 8th Judicial Courts in Erie and
Pathways to Success pre-collegiate studies program provides free 10-week,
non-credit instruction for adults planning to start college, but aren’t ready
academically or need to improve their math and reading skills before taking the
ECC placement test. In addition to college reading, writing and mathematics
sessions, the program also includes individual assistance with financial aid,
career exploration and the ECC application process.
qualify for the program, students must be at least 17 years old and possess a
high school diploma or equivalency. For more information, call (716) 851-1109
or visit www.ecc.edu.
1946, Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while
contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the
state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and
accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment.
Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC’s faculty, staff and
students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and
partnership. For more information, visit www.ecc.edu
or call (716) 851-1ECC.