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King’s College professors awarded teaching grants

Dr. Daniel Clasby, assistant professor of history, and Rev. Anthony Grasso, C.S.C., professor of English, were awarded Innovation in Teaching Grants by The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at King’s College.

Clasby will use the funding to design and building a high-impact teaching-learning website with social media and digital storytelling components for the Spain-Morocco 'Geographies of Europe' short-term study abroad program.

King’s students participating in short-term study abroad experience in Peru

Four King’s College students are currently participating in a three-week study abroad experience to Canto Grande, Peru. The trip includes excursions to Lima, Paracas, and Machu Picchu.

Student participants are Steven Hippeli and Connor Murphy, Mountain Top; Julia Mackinnon, Boston, Mass.; and Bennett Williams, Kingston.

King’s professor Dr. Ray Gamache publishes book, begins European book launch

A book by Dr. Ray Gamache, assistant professor of journalism in the Mass Communication Department at King’s College, titled “Gareth Jones: Eyewitness to the Holodomor,” is being published by the Welsh Academic Press. The book will be available in the U.S. in August.

12 King’s students will study abroad during the summer semester

Twelve King's College students will study or intern in foreign countries for academic credit during the summer.

John Bubul will participate in a faculty-led program through the University of Iowa, titled “London Performance Study,” which provides students with an intensive introduction to theatre in London, England. He is a senior majoring in theatre.

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

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

Six King’s faculty receive teaching awards

Six King’s College faculty members recently received teaching awards or were named to established professorships.

Dr. Thomas Drazdowski of Mountain Top, professor of education, was named the John H.A. Whitman Distinguished Service Professor.

Dr. Marc Marchese, Kingston, was named to the John S. Davis Distinguished Service Professor. He is professor of human resources management.

38 King’s students participating in summer internship program

King’s College Office Career Planning recently held an orientation session for students who registered for summer internships. Thirty-eight junior, senior, and graduate level King’s College students registered for summer semester internships at 38 sponsoring organizations.

Dr. Valerie Kepner granted tenure; 6 faculty promoted by King’s Board of Directors

Dr. Valerie Kepner of Nanticoke was recently granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of economics by the King’s College Board of Directors.

Kepner earned a bachelor’s degree in management and economics from the University of Minnesota, master’s degree in economics from Iowa State University, and a doctorate in economics from Colorado State University.

Former Dean of Student Affairs at King’s Rev. Alfred F. D’Alonzo, C.S.C. Celebrates 60th Jubilee

Rev. Alfred F. D’Alonzo, C.S.C., has been a Holy Cross Priest for 60 years. From his early days as Prefect of Discipline at Father Baker Victory High School in New York to working with student athletes at the University of Notre Dame, Fr. Al’s life and ministry have given daily testimony to Holy Cross’ mission as “educators in the faith.”

King’s sophomore Nicole Lawler earns award at National UN Conference

Nicole Lawler of Orefield earned an award for outstanding position paper at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference recently held in New York City. She is a sophomore majoring in psychology, political science, theology, and economics at King’s College.

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