Stacey Zelinka of Mountain Top has been named Associate Director for New Student Financial Aid at King’s College. She will serve as the College’s liaison for all first-year undergraduate domestic students. She will help raise awareness of scholarship opportunities, maintain content on the financial aid website, and manage the office’s social media platforms.
King’s College Theatre Department will set the mood for their upcoming production of playwright John Patrick Shanley’s zany romantic comedy, “Italian American Reconciliation.“ Audiences can reserve a table in a restaurant-themed setting in the style of in a Little Italy, New York, complete with red-and-white checked tablecloths, candlelight, and breadsticks during performances scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 16-18 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
Father John Ryan, C.S.C., second from left, receives a check for $10,000 from Kyle Morris, assistant manager of the Best Buy Store in Wilkes-Barre Township.
Brian Blight of Bear Creek has been promoted to Creative Director in the Office of College Marketing and Communications, Division of Enrollment Management, at King’s College. He previously served the college as art director, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining King’s graphic standards, creative design of publications and advertisements, including photography and video production.
More than 80 King’s College students were selected to attend the 13th annual McGowan Business Forum, which was held recently in New York City.
Emma Gallagher, Deacon Brendan McAleer, C.S.C., and Rev. Jarrod Waugh, C.S.C. have been appointed Associate Campus Ministers in the J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center at King’s College. They will be primarily responsible for developing formative spiritual programming for the College’s students, faculty, and staff, and providing pastoral guidance on campus.
Melody Priebe of Shavertown has been named an Academic Advisor at King’s College. She will provide educational guidance and assistance for new first-year students, undeclared majors, and transfer students. Her duties will include scheduling courses, monitoring at-risk students, and developing action plans for students on academic probation.
Massimo Pigliucci, the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York and a leading proponent of Stoicism, will provide the keynote address for the Eastern Pennsylvania Philosophy Conference at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 4, on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center at King’s College. The lecture will be open to the public free of charge.
In response to the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation that the RN workforce with bachelor’s degrees increase from 50 percent to 80 percent by 2020, King’s College has established a RN to BS in Nursing program.
Desiree Voitek has joined King’s College as director of annual giving within the Office of Institutional Advancement. Voitek will lead the development and implementation of strategies to build mutually-supportive relationships with alumni, parents, faculty and staff, community partners, and friends of the College to earn philanthropic investment in the institution. The Annual Giving Program collaborates with local volunteers and with other King’s departments, faculty, and professionals.