King’s College has been again been placed on an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” compiled for “Forbes” magazine by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity based on multiple factors related to success after graduation, affordability, student satisfaction, and student and faculty achievement.
“Washington Monthly” magazine again has named Wilkes-Barre’s King’s College as one of the nation’s best master’s degree-granting institutions. King’s was the only college or university in northeastern Pennsylvania to rank among the top 200 in the survey and placed fifth among all Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
“The Idea of a Catholic College: Charism, Curricula, and Community,” a two-day conference on the distinctive mission of Catholic colleges in higher education, will be held September 19-20 at King’s College.
The Reverend John Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will provide the conference’s keynote address at 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 19, on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. The public is invited to attend the keynote address.
King’s College will begin offering classes this fall in two new graduate education programs, a master’s of education degree in special education and an endorsement program in Instructional Coaching.
The master’s degree program in Special Education will require 10 three-credit courses for completion and is designed to compliment a Pennsylvania Department of Education approved Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement Program which began two years ago.
King’s College has established an annual award for achievement and leadership in the name of Father James Lackenmier, C.S.C., seventh president of the College.
The Reverend James Lackenmier, C.S.C., Award for Achievement and Leadership will be presented yearly in conjunction with the McGowan School of Business Forum. A highlight of Father Lackenmier’s 18-year presidency (1981-1999) was the establishment of the William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s in 1992.