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Convenient Locations: Bethlehem

Location Address

Lehigh Valley Corporate Center
1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 150
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Directions

From the North — SHOW DIRECTIONS

  • Take I-476 SOUTH/Northeast Extension PA Turnpike
  • Take the US-22 EAST, exit #56 towards LEHIGH VALLEY
  • Take the PA-378 S exit toward BETHLEHEM
  • Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp
  • Keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp
  • Merge onto SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD
  • Turn RIGHT onto VALLEY CENTER PARKWAY
  • Look for Building #1510, Suite 150

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From the South — SHOW DIRECTIONS

  • Take I-476/NORTH/Northeast Extension - PA Turnpike
  • Take the US-22 EAST, exit #56, towards LEHIGH VALLEY/I-78/PA-309/ALLENTOWN-HARRISBURG
  • Take the PA-378 S exit toward BETHLEHEM
  • Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp
  • Keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp
  • Merge onto SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD
  • Turn RIGHT onto VALLEY CENTER PWKY
  • Suite 150 is .25 mile on the left
  • Look for Building #1510, Suite 150

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From the East — SHOW DIRECTIONS

  • Take I-78 WEST to US-22 WEST
  • Take the SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD NORTH exit
  • Proceed to the 3RD traffic light at the intersection with VALLEY CENTER
  • PARKWAY and turn RIGHT into the LEHIGH VALLEY CORPORATE CENTER
  • Look for Building #1510, Suite 150

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From the West — SHOW DIRECTIONS

  • Take I-78 EAST to US-22 EAST
  • Take the PA-378 S exit toward BETHLEHEM
  • Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp
  • Keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp
  • Merge onto SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD
  • Turn RIGHT onto VALLEY CENTER PWKY
  • Look for Building #1510, Suite 150

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Meet Your Enrollment Advisor: LaKeisha Thorpe

Education

BS in Psychology with a biological sciences emphasis,
and a minor in African American Literature
Penn State University

MFAW Masters of Fine Arts with a Creative Writing concentration focused in African American and Gothic Literature
Goddard College

Contact

tel: 610-866-5595
email: lthorpe@alb.edu

Sites

Lehigh Carbon Community College
Northampton Community College
Warren County Community College

Motivation

To me, life is all about, and enhanced by learning. Anything that I can do to help enhance the lives of others is quite important to me, and is a key motivator. Though I completed my undergraduate degree in a traditional setting, I am currently a full-time graduate student juggling working full time, and family life. With that being said I am sensitive to the needs of the adult learner, as I am one myself. We are people trying to enhance our lives, and the lives of those people around us. I know how badly I want to succeed and having someone work with you that cares and understands that is paramount. I'm motivated by striving to be the same type of contact to the adult learners I encounter that I would want helping me.

Advice for a Prospective Adult Student Looking to Return to School

Do it, plain and simple. The time you wait thinking about it is time that could be spent doing it. The college experience, traditional or otherwise, can only be as successful as the person experiencing it, working at it, and making it happen.

Community College Experiences and Lessons Learned

The best experience in relation to working in higher education is that moment when the prospective student walks out of my office, because they are smiling. I know that they've gotten good, sound information, and that they have a plan about going forward. I know that I have done the job that I was educated to do, and I know that I will be helping them to put that same smile on the faces of others as they achieve their academic goals, and move forward with the ability to help others. I'm fortunate to be a part of the cycle.