King’s College will honor four alumni at a special awards luncheon during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Sept. 27-28. This year’s recipients are Joseph W. Balz, the Robert J. Ell Alumni Award for Outstanding Service to Alma Mater; Jonathan Deroba, The Leo Award; Brendan Dougher, Outstanding Professional Achievement; and Frank J. Nemshick, Jr., Service to Society.

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.

M. Sheileen Godwin, associate technical professor and chair of the Theatre Department at King’s College, recently served as a panelist for the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream, which grants funds to support a variety of local and community arts activities. Godwin was part of a panel that reviewed grant applications for the Pocono Arts Council.

Dr. Ray Gamache, center, an assistant professor of communications at King’s College before his recent retirement, and his wife, Jane, left, made a $5,000 donation to the College on the occasion of his retirement which enabled the Mass Communications department to purchase three high definition field cameras.

The funds have also been used to upgrade audio, lighting, and storage media in communications classrooms and labs and in the College’s full high definition television studio.

The King’s College Theatre Department’s upcoming theatre season features new productions of award-winning plays for local and regional audiences, including a classic rock opera, two award-winning comedies, and a capstone presentation of one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated historical plays.

The season kicks-off with a performance of 60s rock opera, “Tommy,” The Who’s Pete Townshend’s electrifying tale of a suffering, catatonic adolescent’s journey into a pinball wizard. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-4 and Oct. 6 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 5.