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Impact for generations

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.

Current fund status

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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You know LCC was worth every cent, not only for the lessons and lectures, but also for the experience and the life-long friends. However, for some students LCC is still out of reach. Your contribution today could help a high school senior join the ranks of LCC’s successful alumni tomorrow.  

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Alumni On-Campus Day

Monthly Events

Once a month, we invite an LCC graduate who has achieved significant success to spend a day on campus. On this day we host talks with students, creating an opportunity to share real front-line experience and infuse our students with a dose of motivation.

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Recent News & Events

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Yuliia Rusianovska: “There is nothing like your time at LCC!”

2020-09-17

Yuliia Rusianovska graduated from LCC International University this year and has already started her new adventure on a different part of the globe. After receiving her BA diploma in International Business Administration she started pursuing a masters degree in Media Management at Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University (USA).During her student years here, in Lithuania, Yuliia engaged herself as an active member of the community, responsible student leader, an ambitious and a creative person.How are you? How does your life look like after LCC?I am currently in New York City, finishing my third week of online classes of my MS in Media Management degree at Gabelli School of Business, at Fordham University. The uncertainty of the pandemic has greatly affected the experience but I am happy to be here anyway. This semester I will be helping to organize different events for young media professionals in my university and looking for future internship opportunities.How does it feel to think that you are not at LCC anymore?It feels crazy. LCC was such a big part of my life. I think I’m always talking about LCC, my roommates, my residents from my RA times. LCC provides us with lots of care and safety while letting us be adults and take responsibility for our actions, so it’s not as difficult to transition from that to surviving in the world of competition. And frankly speaking, LCC made me appreciate strong values and servant leadership so much, that when looking for a graduate school, those qualities were among the top priorities.What have you gained from your studies at LCC?During the 4 years at LCC I had a chance to get involved in various activities and take on leadership roles in some of them which helped me determine my strong skills and future goals. I was learning about teamwork, creative processes and management both inside and outside of the classroom.The most valuable lesson I learned at LCC is that people are the most valuable asset in every organization. Having talked to many alumni, they always said that people are what creates the real LCC experience, and now looking back, I couldn’t agree more. It is our amazing staff and faculty who share common values and help us grow not only as professionals but also individuals, and it is the students who later become your second family. It has taught me to care about each person I work or interact with.How does LCC International University encourage leadership and evoke potential in students? Why is it important?I absolutely agree that LCC does both of these things. Students have the opportunity to work on their own initiatives as a part of student council or independently and they can boost their leadership skills being a part of Leadership Development Program. LCC has the right people to support the students and a great platform to implement the ideas. It only takes a big desire to make a difference. It is very important because such activities help the students grow in both professional and personal ways by applying some of the gained knowledge from the classes, working on a team, challenging themselves and acquiring new skill sets.As an LCC alumna, please give some advice for 2020 freshmen. What they should know?I believe that LCC is the place where you can create the experience you want. You can always find the right people to help you implement even the craziest idea or project and also find the resources to get it done. I appreciate that at LCC everyone truly wants you to succeed.As an alumna, I now see how unique and valuable the LCC experience is. My biggest advice - enjoy every moment of it, good and bad! Create friendships, explore Lithuania and its culture, buy low cost tickets and travel wherever you have a chance, be active and learn beyond the classroom. There is nothing like your time at LCC.

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Zydrune Galdikaite: “I started here at LCC and now I have come back”

2020-09-15

Zydrune Galdikaite is a Business Development Coordinator at LCC International University. After spending almost seven years at her previous workplace, working with cruise ships, Zydrune had a change of heart and decided it is time to try something new.What is your story? How did you end up working at LCC International University?In my third semester at university, I had to do an internship and at that time, I chose the tourism sector with the cruise ships here in Klaipeda. After the graduation in 2015, I stayed and worked for almost seven years in the area. Recently, due to the pandemic, tourism business decreased. Instead of waiting to see what would happen next, I decided I would just make a change in my life. After all, there is a saying that things change every seven years. It is interesting to think, I started here at LCC and now I have come back. It was an easy return, because I was here before. I knew Marlene (LCC’s President), I knew the process, and the whole system here. That is how I ended up returning here.Personally, I always strive to learn something new. After working for almost seven years in one company, I felt like I had learned most everything there was to learn. Here at LCC, with things always evolving I have a chance to keep learning new ways; laws are constantly changing, the infrastructure develops, and the customers are changing too. Even with what I had experienced and learned before, I am relearning everything again. Three years ago, I took a Web Design course here at LCC. I also took Russian language classes to help me keep up with the world. I have worked in business. This new position at LCC is slightly different to what I have done before.I have been working since I was 14-15 years old and never stopped for a break. But this year, I chose to dedicate some time to my family, friends and to myself. Taking this break proved beneficial, in fact, everything turned out better than I expected, because afterwards, I started this new job at LCC.What are your responsibilities here at LCC International University?My official title is Business Development Coordinator. I will work on expanding LCC's brand and reputation locally in Klaipeda and throughout Lithuania in general. I will work on making internal and external connections with businesses, institutions and people individually, spreading the word about LCC and opening opportunities for cooperation and business partnerships. I am also responsible for alumni engagement with the university. I believe it to be very valuable to current students.You graduated from LCC in 2015, what was the focus of your studies?My degree is in International Business Administration. I also had additional interests here while studying business. I enjoyed exploring psychology as well. I even started doubting if I chose the right major. I liked accounting but I also liked psychology, but they did not seem to go together. In the end, I realized I preferred business.Do you think being an LCC alumna somehow contributes to the quality of the workflow here and your current position? Is it beneficial to be an alumna to fully fulfill this position?I do not think that you have to be an alumnus for this position, but it benefits you in some ways. I know what happened here in the past, what the systems are like, how students may feel here, and how the student council operates. I went through all of this myself and I can relate on a personal level. Of course, I graduated five years ago, but it is essentially the same.Do you have a favorite thing about LCC?I actually have too many favorite things about LCC. Around campus, there are many areas I enjoy. I like the downstairs commuter lounge. It used to be a coat room and now it is a new, modern lounge for local students to study and gather or just take a coffee break. Our little pond brings back so many good memories also. We had many barbecues together with friends. There was this fun competition we did every year, where each would build their own tiny boat but only from sustainable materials, then place them in the water and compete with each other to get to the other side. I also remember the cozy moments me and my friends had in the kitchen cooking and sharing food together, drinking coffee, enjoying each other‘s company. A perfect portrayal of the LCC community together.I would encourage our current LCC students to enjoy every moment - the classes, the teachers, the community. Try to learn as much as you can and take in every little detail of it. The majority of professors come here from across the world to do what they love the most and engage with students. Be careful not to take it for granted, instead use this amazing opportunity. Also, have the best time with your friends and do not be afraid to make new friendships and connections.Surprisingly, you are not the only Zydrune here on staff at LCC International University. Is there a specific way that you would like to be called?I was surprised by this too as it is an unusual name. (laughs) I like when people call me Žy, it’s just the beginning of my name. It stuck with me for many years, ever since I was a child. My family, friends and colleagues call me Žy. I think it is the best way to distinguish me from Zydrune that was here prior to my arrival.How would you describe yourself to other people? What kind of person are you?It is a difficult question. I do not think there is only one side to everyone. For instance, I might act in one way when I am with my family or friends, and another when I am with colleagues. However, the core of personality remains the same. I like to think of myself as a polite, friendly and warm person. I enjoy people, but I also need to have my alone time to recharge my batteries.What are your hobbies outside work?I like to draw and paint a little bit, but not professionally. I do it once every three months or so. I also love animals. I volunteer in animal shelters, also I contribute either financially or by helping out in the facilities. My love for animals led me to create a vacation home for dogs and cats at my own house.Can you tell us more about that?I started this about three years ago, thanks to my former boss. Once he asked if I could take care of his dog while he is away. I agreed and brought the dog back home with me. After that, I helped my coworker out with the dog sitting, and took care of my cousin's dog too. Then I realized there must be more people who need assistance with their pets and I decided to create a Facebook page offering my help. Most of the customers contacted me based on people's recommendations. The only condition I have is that the dog or cat must be well trained and friendly. While I was working with the cruise ships, the busiest time was summer, but during the rest of the year, occasionally I could work remotely and take care of the animals in my home at the same time. I did not count the total number of pets I have cared for, but would guess it was well over 30. But now, I am working full-time and can only accommodate four-legged fellows on weekends or make an exception for a long-term customer.To get on a more personal level with each interviewee, we are starting a new rubric - Blitz questions. Quick questions and short answers!Text message or call?Text message.Morning or evening?Evening.Coffee or tea?Definitely coffee.Flowers or chocolate? Chocolate.City or nature?Nature.Social media or letters?Letters.Books or movies?At the moment - books.Romantic or realist?Romantic.

Become a mentor

University full of curious students

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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Choose an area that you can help the students with and we will help you meet the students who need such guidance.  

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32 Active mentors

Ainius Lašas, Ph.D.

Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities at Kaunas University of Technology, Lietuva

  • European politics
  • Political culture
  • Threat perception

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Kateryna Khozroshyna

Marketing Director at Influ2, Ukraina

  • Life at LCC: - Which electives to choose - Student leadership - Grades and GPA (When do grades matter?) - Feeling depressed or anxious during the school year
  • Life after LCC: - Where to apply yourself? - What challenges a young graduate faces? - What I wish I knew when I graduated LCC - Masters in Business Administration - Career choices - Getting Masters vs. starting to work after BA - Ukrainian workplace - Marketing

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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