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For our 25th anniversary, we launched a project to raise the $25,000 USD necessary to fund the Alumni Endowed Scholarship. So far over 100 alumni have contributed to the fund, but we need your help to reach our goal. Every contribution, even a small monthly contribution—the cost of a cup of coffee—will bring us closer to the goal.

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We are less than $6,000 USD from our fundraising target! Your generous contribution today will ensure a place for a talented future LCC student as interest generated by the fund will support an annual scholarship for an LCC student.  

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Recent News & Events

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Viktorija Daineko: A distinguished LCC alumna discusses her career journey to a global social-media giant

2021-01-07

Viktorija Daineko graduated from LCC International University in 2006, with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Literature. She served as an active member of the LCC community, first as a student but later also as an employee. After her graduation, Viktorija spent ten years at LCC as a Senior Admissions Counselor recruiting students worldwide to explore the unique experience of studying there. Over the last few years, Viktorija gained extensive experience working with various social media platforms and recently joined one of the most popular social-media giants, TikTok, as a model-optimization specialist.Initially, Vikrorija transferred from another university to LCC and enrolled in the English and Literature program. From the first moment she set foot on LCC’s campus she was captivated by its atmosphere and the people she met. “As soon as I entered the building,” Viktorija recalled, “I had a feeling that it was the right place for me.” Despite the challenges she faced during her student years, Viktorija described many warm memories of being part of the unique LCC community. “The best part of being an LCC student was the amount of support and respect I received not only from my peers, but from professors as well. They treated students with such kindness and were always eager to help with both academic and personal struggles,” she added.During her senior year, Viktorija found a part-time job working as a manager in the administration office of UAB Termomontažas. After graduation, she continued working at UAB for another year but then decided to return to LCC as an employee. Viktorija began by working as an admissions counselor and loved the experience of encouraging students from various countries to join the LCC community. “I was so proud to represent this place which is so much more than just a university. It was the kind of job that I looked forward to doing every morning”, said Viktorija. With a short break for maternity leave, she worked at LCC for an entire decade and cherished every moment spent with her family-like coworkers.Viktorija’s involvement with the media began in 2013, after she and her husband moved to Dublin, Ireland. Initially, Viktorija had a challenging time finding work but after countless interviews, she accepted a position as a customer service representative at the global services company Arvato Finance. There she gained valuable experience working with the Google platform. However, the move to a new country proved very hard for Viktorija and after three months, she returned to Lithuania where she resumed working for LCC International University. A year later, after a second maternity leave, she moved to Ireland for good. Because of her previous experience working with Google, Viktorija quickly found a job in the social-media sphere. She began her journey at Accenture, a company that provides numerous professional services, including operations and security, as a trust and safety associate/content reviewer for the YouTube social-media platform. “I enjoyed working at YouTube, gaining new skills and knowledge about the way social-media operates, but I decided it was time to move on to something bigger, and more challenging,” commented Viktorija. She soon started a full-time job as a community operations analyst at the global business consulting company Covalen Solutions where she provided services for Facebook. Every new experience in the media sphere led Viktorija to the place where she is now - working as a model optimization specialist for the trending social-media platform, Tik Tok. Her passion and desire to be an expert in whatever she does is admirable. In addition, Viktorija believes that social media is not primarily challenging, but is actually fascinating, especially when each media platform offers you something unique, something you did not need before but now can not live without. “I think it is a huge privilege to be aware of the insights of most major media platforms, but also to understand how they operate and co-exist with one another”.Besides being a full-time employee, a wife, and a mom, Viktorija is also growing a small business that started as a hobby. She produces a variety of natural, handcrafted cosmetics and, as a side benefit, finds it to be a therapeutic relief from her busy life. At some point, she intends to take her passion for handcrafting to another level, and develop it into something bigger than just a small side business. Currently, she is taking skincare courses online and studying to become more professional in her new sphere of interest.Looking back at her diverse experience as a social media specialist, and both an LCC student and an employee, Viktorija shared these words of advice with LCC students: “Always be passionate about your work, and enjoy it! Do not miss out on any open doors on your way, and be grateful for every experience you receive in life. Do things that interest you and make you question everything you know. Do not be afraid of changes or the unknown because you have your whole life ahead of you, and never stop learning and growing both personally and professionally along the way.”

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Michael Martin: the remarkable journey of writing and winning the “Best Student Paper” in business research

2020-12-17

Michael Martin, a 2020 LCC graduate from Canada, is this year’s winner of the “Best Student Paper” award at the Advances in Business Research Conference held by Tarleton State University. Michael shares the exceptional experience of writing his first research paper at LCC International University, guided by its supportive faculty members. Currently, Michael’s work is being scholarly reviewed for further publishing while he eagerly awaits his next step in the world of academia.What is the Michael Martin story?I am from Canada and just recently returned home after living in Selçuk, Turkey, for eleven years. During my time there I pastored a church and volunteered with helping Syrian refugees. For almost a year and a half now I have been enjoying my time working in the administration office of the transportation company Enviro-Eze Transport. Besides that, since I have dedicated twenty-five years of my life to being a church minister, I continue serving a couple of churches at the moment as well. In general, I keep myself busy with all kinds of things, while adjusting to life in snowy Canada after being away for so long.How did you get involved with LCC?I found out about LCC International University from my friends Kirk and Shelly Coffelt who used to teach there. In addition, Shelly Coffelt established the International Management Master’s program at LCC so I had a very good understanding of what awaited me. Another thing that drew me to LCC, among other universities in Europe, is the fact that it is a thesis writing degree, where I would not only study but practice my newly acquired skills. At the same time, I was very excited and terrified to go through the research process, which I had never done before, and I learned so much from it. I had heard many good things about the program from people who had completed it and, as a bonus, was delighted to find people I knew in this international environment. I did not see any red flags and thought that LCC was the place for me, so I went for it.Why did you choose a Master’s in International Management?In 1994, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology, but have always had an interest in economics as well as in some aspects of management. When I started thinking of getting my Master’s, I was not sure which path to choose for my studies but felt that the International Management degree could be very engaging and a great opportunity to understand leadership from a business perspective rather than only a spiritual one. I wanted to enhance the knowledge I gained over the years and add some new instruments to my tool kit of being a leader.What did you gain studying International Management at LCC International University?I did a big part of my program online but fortunately got a chance to spend time on the LCC campus. I had a wonderful time experiencing Klaipeda and spending time talking to students and faculty. It was so nice meeting people from different parts of the world and listening to their life stories. My overall experience at LCC was amazing. I not only received a great deal of knowledge and guidance from one of my thesis advisers, Dr. David Deviney, but we also became good friends. LCC has opened many doors for me to present and publish my work, which has been a wonderful experience so far. I loved Klaipeda and I loved my time at LCC. Hopefully, someday I will get back there again, maybe even as a member of the faculty.What was the topic of the paper you wrote?I was very interested in the topic of employee engagement and wanted to do something in my field of ministry and church-related industry. For my thesis paper, I studied employee engagement with millennial ministers working in other cultures. Millennial values and expectations are different from previous generations and these differences affect their levels of employee engagement. I did a survey of 49 millennials, born between 1980 and 1996, and studied the factors that increased their work engagement. In addition, nine factors that significantly impact millennials' level of employee engagement were obtained from a literature review. The participants were asked to rank these nine factors in order of importance as they saw them affecting the protagonist of the scenario's level of engagement. The goal of the study was to find insights that would help recruit more millennials to work in cross-cultural ministries and to keep them engaged in doing the work there. It was fascinating to see some of the unexpected outcomes of the study and learn from that experience.What motivated you to submit your paper to the Advances in Business Research Conference? Did you have any help from LCC with your paper?My thesis advisor, Dr. David Deviney, was extremely encouraging. He urged me to submit my paper to the conference as he also works with Tarleton University. I also wanted to see what my work was worth. I put my heart and soul into this paper in an effort to make it profound. I truly wanted to see what kind of response I would get from the academic world on my first attempt at truly academic writing.Dr. Deviney was also very instrumental in helping me understand the fundamentals of writing this type of paper and understanding how to approach it. Dr. Scott Stewart was also very kind to help during my writing process. Alongside researching and reading academic papers to grasp how the paper should be properly structured, I received much help from LCC professors as well as from my wife. Beginning learning and writing from scratch was challenging, and I had to push myself to be consistent and dedicate at least a few hours a day to working on it. Writing a thesis was a considerable amount of work but in the end, it was worth every minute I spent working on it.Why do you think your paper stood out from the rest advancing it to win the award?I think it is a unique topic that most people do not find important enough to discuss. My topic is not necessarily something people even think of when discussing employee engagement. I believe my topic is not only unique but also practical for getting better results from employees. Another reason it is an interesting paper is because it answers the question of how business owners can receive more interest in the business world by putting employees first instead of putting profits first, and getting the most out of people without trying to exploit them.How did you feel after winning the “Best Student Paper” award?The news of winning the award amazed me and spurred me to want to do more writing and more research. With just my first try in writing a research paper, there are many things I could have done better and I definitely did not expect it to go so far and win the award. This writing experience and being published is life-changing and a great honor not only for me but for my family as well. People have always told me that I am a good writer, which encouraged me to be better and do even more writing and research.What do you think is the most important aspect of writing a good paper?In order to write a good paper, you need to immerse yourself in your topic. You need to read a lot and study your topic to the point where it becomes a part of your life. You must feel that you have a really good grasp of things and become completely familiar with your subject. Writing a good paper requires not only a lot of time, but discipline. Do not try to get through it too quickly just for the sake of being done with it.Read widely as much as you can and take notes on studied material so that you can be certain that the work you are doing is worth something. The most important part of writing is to be consistent with it and do at least a little bit of work every day to make it a habit. I struggled a lot with procrastination because I was worried that I would write low-quality material that nobody would be interested in reading. Nevertheless, I pushed myself to at least try because there is always room for improvement.What are your plans for the future?After taking a little break from education I would like to do my Doctoral degree. I am not sure if I am going to continue with management studies or go back to theology, but I am definitely excited about doing more academic work and research.Can you give advice to current LCC students?I would say walk through the open door that is in front of you and don't be worried or anxious about what is going to happen in the future. Try to take it day by day and the doors will open for you in the right time and the right place, you just have to keep an open eye for them. Keep pushing on as far as studying goes and absorb all the knowledge you can get here. I know that student life is fantastic and fun, but it also can be distracting from the main reason people go to university. Take advantage of the time that you have to study, and become the person you want to be in the future. Try to balance your life to have fun and immerse yourself in the things that you're learning.

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Remember those days as an undergraduate student with many questions and few answers? Not much has changed. University is full of curious students who can benefit from the experience and guidance of alumni.  

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Alma Čenkuvienė

Certified Professional Coach; HR Professional at Self-Employed, Lithuania

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Timothy Roy

Business Consultant at Garant Group, Bangladesh

  • Career opportunities
  • Self-development
  • Finding purpose in work

Distinguished alumni award

Every year we award two alumni for their extraordinary achievements: charity work, selfless acts, community building efforts or anything else that aligns with our values. The award serves as an inspiration and example to our students; a reminder of our mission.  

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Recent Award Winners

Inspiring author, successful academic, educator, and a church leader

Rev. Dr. Lina Toth is Lithuanian who resides in the United Kingdom, serves as Assistant Principal and Lecturer in Practical Theology at Scottish Baptist College. Previously she served as a Course Leader, Lecturer and later as Pro-Rector and Academic Dean at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague. She is musician and artist as well as a theologian and a successful academic, educator, and a church leader. Lina is particularly interested in exploring various aspects of ethics, spirituality, and theology of culture. She is author of several books and articles, and he book Transforming the Struggles of Tamars: Single Women and Baptistic Communities (Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2014), ISBN: 978-1-62564-108-3, is the source of inspiration for a lot of women. Lina keeps a communication with LCC, visits LCC and is always happy to share her knowledge in open lectures or meetings with LCC community.

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Lina Toth

Distinguished Alumni

2019 Award recipient

The sense of belonging

Henrikas is Lithuanian who resides in Lithuania. He is CEO & Founder of the successful start-up "Interactio", which developed the mobile app for simultaneous interpretation, overflow audiences, poster sessions, silent conferences & more. Henrikas is a great business entrepreneur and amazing inspiration of how a hard work and dedication can lead to a success. He is LCC ambassador in Europe and in the USA, where he is traveling on his business purposes, his company employs LCC alumni and students and he is well-known for his contribution to innovation and socially responsible business. He is always happy to come back on campus and share his knowledge and inspiration with LCC community.

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Henrikas Rapolas Urbonas

Young Distinguished Alumni

2019 Award recipient

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77% Successfully Employed

LCC alumni find jobs in various industries, from film production to education to politics. 77% percent find jobs within 7 months of graduation.

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34% Leaders in Organizations

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92% Recommend LCC

The majority of our 2,048 alumni say LCC has prepared them well for their future careers and recommend an LCC education to high school seniors.

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“A safe space to find myself”

"LCC helped me to become a strong and confident individual. Here, I felt safe to express my thoughts, share my point of view and develop my life philosophy. I felt that my opinion was heard and it mattered. LCC laid the foundation for my critical thinking, appreciation for diversity, curiosity, teamwork, search for creative solutions and accountability to myself as well as to the world around me."

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Eleonora Jonušienė
Country of Origin: Lithuania
Based in USA

Graduated from LCC in 1999

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