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For Seventh Consecutive Year, King’s College Placed on “Forbes” List for Educational Excellence and High “Return On Investment”

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.

King’s College Tops List of Northeastern PA Colleges in Latest “Washington Monthly” Ranking

“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 to Host Two-Day Conference on Catholic Colleges; University of Notre Dame President to Provide Keynote Address

“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 Establishes Education Graduate Programs in Special Education and Instructional Coaching

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.

Award Established in Honor of Rev. James Lackenmier, C.S.C., President Emeritus of King's College, Tim Morris ’64 Chosen as First Recipient

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.

King’s sophomore Alyssa Conner awarded Commonwealth Good Citizen Scholarship

Alyssa Conner of Swoyersville was recently awarded a $1,500 “Commonwealth Good Citizen” scholarship presented by The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). She is a sophomore majoring in accounting and business management at King’s College.

Economist Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci to deliver Barbara Sabol Memorial Lecture at King’s

Economist Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci will deliver the 2014 King’s College Labor Day Lecture at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.

Forty One Students Earn Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from King’s College

Forty one students recently completed the physician assistant studies master’s degree program at King’s College and received their degrees at the College’s annual summer commencement ceremonies.

Trip participants to display photos from Uganda during exhibit at King’s College

Dr. Margarita Rose, professor and chair of the economics department at King’s College, led a team of 12 educators and college students this summer to study models of education in Uganda, Africa. A collection of photographs by the program’s participants will be on display from Aug. 25, through Sept. 26 in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.

The four-week trip, funded in part by a grant by the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, is titled “Learning from Uganda.”

King’s College Faculty Member Leads Four-Week Trip to Study Models of Education in Uganda

Dr. Margarita Rose, professor and chair of the economics department at King’s College, led a team of 12 educators and college students this summer to study models of education in Uganda, Africa.

The four-week trip, funded in part by a grant by the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, is titled “Learning from Uganda.”

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