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Meet the College Presidents

Available onWVIA OnDemand

In-depth interviews with the heads of leading Colleges and Universities in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania

 

Previous Episodes

Dr. Thomas J. Botzman

President, Misericordia University

Originally Aired February 27, 2014

Misericordia University Website

Mark Volk

President, Lackawanna College

Originally Aired February 20, 2014

“Giving people a first-class education that doesn’t cost a fortune, with support in place to make sure students stay on track” was the evaluation President Barack Obama gave Lackawanna College when he visited its campus last year. Hear from Mark Volk, president of Lackawanna College, and learn more about this more than 100 year old institution. 

Lackawanna College Website

Dr. Mark Erickson

President, Northampton Community College

Originally Aired January 23, 2014

The cost of a college education seems out of reach to many, yet studies show that lifetime earning increases dramatically for college graduates. Is there a cost-effective alternative to a traditional 4-year degree? Learn about the many programs and opportunities at Northampton Community College as we introduce you to Dr. Mark Erickson, President of Northampton Community College.

Northampton Community College Website

Dr. David Coppola

President, Keystone College

Originally Aired January 16, 2014

Meet the president of the oldest college in northeastern Pennsylvania. Keystone College has been providing a liberal arts education since 1868 – and last year Dr. David Coppola became its 10th president. Learn more about the programs and opportunities available at this college in LaPlume, Pennsylvania 

Keystone College Website

Sr. Anne Munley, IMH, Ph.D.

President, Marywood University

Originally Aired December 5, 2013

Marywood University is preparing to celebrate 100 years of service through higher education. Meet Sr. Anne Munley, president of this comprehensive university that offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. Learn about the school's over 100 varied programs including NEPA's first school of architecture.

Marywood Website

 


Meet the Team

Larry Vojtko

Larry VojtkoWVIA-FM Program Manager and afternoon classical music host, Larry Vojtko began his tenure at the station in 1982 as the early morning host/announcer. He is also the prouducer and host of most of the concert broadcasts for the station. During his tenure Larry has interviewed many celebrities and musicians of international renown such as clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, pianists Leon Fleisher and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, baroque cellist Anner Bylsma, conductor/composer Gunther Schuller, and bass Paul Plishka. He also organizes and produces the WVIA "Simply Grand" series of in-studio classical concerts. In May 2003, Larry led the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in concert as guest conductor, an honor bestowed in observance of Larry’s 20th anniversary with WVIA.

In addition to his work at WVIA, Larry has remained actively involved in the music community of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The baritone has sung with many area ensembles including: the Robert Dale Chorale, Mostly Opera, Zusammen, Amici Cantus, the Wyoming Valley Oratorio Society, St. Cecilia's Church Choir and the Choir of the First Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre where he was baritone soloist for nine years. He has cultivated a keen interest in musical theater by working both as a performer and Music Director in many productions of community theatres including: Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, Showcase Theater and Music Box Dinner Playhouse.

Larry received a B.S. degree in Music Education from Wilkes College. After graduation he continued his musical studies in voice with Mr. Richard Chapline and is currently a student of Metropolitan Opera baritone Theodore Lambrinos. Larry continues to teach voice privately. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Communications Department of Luzerne County Community College.

Larry lives in Wyoming with his wife, Bernardine, and sons, Michael Lawrence and Jonathan Matthew. You can listen to Larry every weekday afternoon from 1-4 PM, and watch him on the WVIA-TV programs State of Pennsylvania and Meet the College Presidents.

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