October 16, 2014 - The first Father James Lackenmier, C.S.C., Award for Achievement and Leadership was presented on October 15 to Tim Morris, a 1964 graduate of King’s, at a ceremony held at the New York Athletic Club. More than 230 guests attended the ceremony.
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.
King’s College graduates from a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (STEM) will have an opportunity to participate in a unique 11-month master’s program in entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame. King’s is the first college or university in the country to reach such an agreement with its fellow Holy Cross Congregation-led university.
November 11, 2014 - It seems appropriate that King’s College would be the site of a memorial to those who immigrated to the United States and worked long and hard to better the lives of their families and make Northeastern Pennsylvania a major commercial market. King’s was founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross following a request from Bishop William J. Hafey of the Diocese of Scranton to establish a college to educate the sons of coal miners.