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“Knowledge Exchange” program provides community with timely, interesting topics

Posted: September 21, 2017 | Updated: November 1, 2017

Lakeland is offering three free presentations open to the public through its Knowledge Exchange program. The program is held on the main campus, 7700 Clocktower Drive, room A-2100, Kirtland, 44094, from noon to 1 p.m., on designated days and is a casual discussion forum that covers a wide range of topics. Participants may bring a bagged lunch. Each presentation will be followed by a Q & A.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

“Alarming Epidemic in Lake County”

Presenters: Amber Strnad, Lake County Fight Against Heroin; Dennis Anthony, Friends of Recovery; and Dr. Richard Zinni, addiction specialist

The state of Ohio has one the highest rates of overdose deaths. Statistics from 2016 show that in Lake County alone, 86 people died due to drug overdoses. Of those, 78 involved opioids. This program is co-sponsored with the Lakeland Police Department’s “Coffee with the Cops” program.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

“Considering Cutting the Cord? A Discussion about Cable TV Alternatives”

Presenter: Rick Penny, chief information officer, Lakeland Community College

This presentation is for those who are considering to no longer subscribe to a traditional cable television service. The speaker will discuss his experience when he parted ways with the cable company and go into detail about his set up, equipment, costs and savings.

Monday, Oct. 30

"Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program: What You Need to Know"

Panelists: Kim Alabasi, immigration attorney, Dworken & Berstein, Lissette Lopez Piepenburg, Lakeland Hispanic Program coordinator, and Lakeland DACA students.

This panel discussion will feature Lakeland students who are current DACA recipients and will focus on the impact of proposed legislative action.

For more information, contact Denise Timms at 440.525.7323 or

By: Jessica Novak, Mrktg and Commun Specialist

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