First Posted: 5/28/2013
J. R. Valenti, software engineer at Google, recently spoke with students in the Luzerne County Community College Computer Information Systems (CIS) Club. An entrepreneur and a blogger, Valenti spoke about his academic background as well as the technologies he works with at Google. From left, first row, are William Lesho, Exeter; Taylor Balucha, Wilkes-Barre; Courtney Vojtko, Swoyersville; Keriann Mauro, Shickshinny; Tom Wilcox, Dallas; Hayden Schutz, Wilkes-Barre, president, Computer Club; Josh Munley, Pittston; and Cody McClintock, Kingston, special activities, Computer Club. Second row, Shirley Yanovich, Dallas, professor and chair, CIS, LCCC; Eric Smith, Berwick; James Ziller, Plymouth; Jason Allabaugh, Kingston; Ben Lenkofsky, Plains; Josue Hernandez, Nanticoke; Dixit Patel, Wilkes-Barre; Mike Cross, Harvey’s Lake, student government representative, Computer Club; Tom Walter, Dallas, student government representative, Computer Club; and Matt Lutz, Wilkes-Barre. Third row, J. R. Valenti, Pittston, guest speaker; Allen Hargett, Wilkes-Barre; Jacob Ellenburg, Hanover Township; Mark Cooper, Mountain Top; Malachi Durkin, Exeter; Matthew Petrosky, Mountain Top; Blake Hamacher, Nanticoke; Chris Healey, Edwardsville, special activities, Computer Club; Chris Olcheski, Nuangola, vice president, Computer Club; Mark Beleski, Nanticoke, secretary, Computer Club; and Joshua Cummings, Wilkes-Barre.