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.
“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.
December 9, 2014 – Two local business leaders have been appointed to the King's College President's Council at the council's fall meeting in October. Appointed to three-year terms were John Panzitta, president of Panzitta Enterprises, Inc. in Wilkes-Barre, and Eileen Song, financial advisor at Edward Jones in Wilkes-Barre.
December 2, 2014 – The King’s College Community recently recognized employees for their service to the College during an annual Patron’s Day Mass held on the Feast of Christ the King, the College’s patron.
November 24, 2014 – Gregory Janik, clinical professor of athletic training at King’s College, was been named president-elect of the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA). The EATA is comprised of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Districts 1 and 2; the six New England states were designated as District 1, while Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania constitute District 2.