Sixteen Luzerne County Residents Receive Academic Awards at King’s Commencement

Sixteen Luzerne County Residents Receive Academic Awards at King’s Commencement

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June 5, 2013 - Sixteen Luzerne County residents received academic awards during the 64th Commencement exercises of King’s College.                                                                                                                                                                                                

Pictured seated, from left, is Christina Marvin, Kingston, the Susquehanna Valley Section, American Chemical Society Award and the Dr. Paul Lawrence and Attorney Marian Buccafurni Best in Science Award; Nicole Pierson, Pittston, the Vincent D. Garvey, Jr., Award for Political Science; Christopher Sedon, Plains, the Father Murgas Memorial Award for Communications; Laura Panzitta, Dallas, the John F. Curley, CPA, Award for Accounting Achievement; and Amanda Frey, Kingston, the S. Idris Ley Memorial Award for the Highest Academic Average and the Highest Academic Achievement Presented to An Adult Student in Continuing Higher Education.  Pictured standing, from left, is David Traill, Forty Fort, the Award for Computers and Information Systems; John Prater, Dallas, the S. Idris Ley Memorial Award for the Highest Academic Average and the Regina Award for Biology; Judie Howe, Wilkes-Barre, the Christ the King Award for Theology; and Eric Kotch, Pittston, The Lee Swienberg, Jr., Memorial Award for Computer Science.  Absent from photo are Mary Jo Mellas, Mountain Top, the S. Idris Ley Memorial Award for the Highest Academic Average and the Highest Academic Achievement Presented to An Adult Student in Continuing Higher Education, and the 2013 Outstanding Adult Learner Award; Kristen Pstrak, Hanover Township, the Dr. Adam Drayer Award for Demonstrated Excellence in the Teacher Education Program; Alexandra Mazaleski, West Pittston, The William G. McGowan School of Business Achievement Award for International Business; Shaliyah Jones, Kingston, the Grace Coakley Brooks Award for Excellence in Psychology; Mara Olenick, Shickshinny, the Rev. James J. Sheehan Memorial Award in Chemistry; Cory Ruda, Hanover Township, The W.A. Kilburn Memorial Award for Philosophy; and Samantha Smith, Larksville, the Distinguished Achievement Award in Human Resources Mangagement.

Pictured seated, from left, is Christina Marvin, Kingston, the Susquehanna Valley Section, American Chemical Society Award and the Dr. Paul Lawrence and Attorney Marian Buccafurni Best in Science Award; Nicole Pierson, Pittston, the Vincent D. Garvey, Jr., Award for Political Science; Christopher Sedon, Plains, the Father Murgas Memorial Award for Communications; Laura Panzitta, Dallas, the John F. Curley, CPA, Award for Accounting Achievement; and Amanda Frey, Kingston, the S. Idris Ley Memorial Award for the Highest Academic Average and the Highest Academic Achievement Presented to An Adult Student in Continuing Higher Education.

Pictured standing, from left, is David Traill, Forty Fort, the Award for Computers and Information Systems; John Prater, Dallas, the S. Idris Ley Memorial Award for the Highest Academic Average and the Regina Award for Biology; Judie Howe, Wilkes-Barre, the Christ the King Award for Theology; and Eric Kotch, Pittston, The Lee Swienberg, Jr., Memorial Award for Computer Science.

Absent from photo are Mary Jo Mellas, Mountain Top, the S. Idris Ley Memorial Award for the Highest Academic Average and the Highest Academic Achievement Presented to An Adult Student in Continuing Higher Education, and the 2013 Outstanding Adult Learner Award; Kristen Pstrak, Hanover Township, the Dr. Adam Drayer Award for Demonstrated Excellence in the Teacher Education Program; Alexandra Mazaleski, West Pittston, The William G. McGowan School of Business Achievement Award for International Business; Shaliyah Jones, Kingston, the Grace Coakley Brooks Award for Excellence in Psychology; Mara Olenick, Shickshinny, the Rev. James J. Sheehan Memorial Award in Chemistry; Cory Ruda, Hanover Township, The W.A. Kilburn Memorial Award for Philosophy; and Samantha Smith, Larksville, the Distinguished Achievement Award in Human Resources Mangagement.

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