The King’s College Early Learning Center, managed by Hildebrandt Learning Centers, has been approved by the state to participate in the free Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts early childhood education program and is accepting applications to enroll eligible families and their children for the program which will start in late August. The center’s Pre-K Counts certification by Pennsylvania is for a period of five years.
Gregory Janik, clinical professor of athletic training at King’s College, has been appointed to the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Advisory Board for the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The TBI Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Department of Health was established in August 2001, and includes family members of TBI survivors; individuals living with a TBI; as well as representatives from government and health care institutions and community-based organizations.
Local citizens were recently awarded certificates upon completion of English as a Second Language courses at Kings College.
The classes are part of the Colleges comprehensive McGowan Hispanic Outreach Program, which aims to stress the importance and
possibility of a college education to area Hispanic middle school and high school students and offers continuing education
opportunities to Hispanic adults.
Fifteen King’s College students were recently inducted to Beta Gamma Sigma, a 100-year-old honor society which serves business programs that are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an international accrediting agency.
King’s College Physician Assistant (PA) Studies faculty members Jocelyn Hook, MPAS, PA-C, and Justine Samanas, MPAS, PA-C, recently participated in a panel discussion, titled “Extending the Scope of the Primary Care Physician” at the Hospice of Sacred Heart in Moosic. The panel discussion was part of the Hospice’s monthly Lunch and Learn Series, a free public educational forum.
Eleven King’s College students completed the Senior Seminar in Political Science by presenting their research to fellow students, King’s faculty, and invited guests shortly before the completion of the spring semester.
The course was the final requirement for political science majors. The students spent the spring semester researching a topic related to this year’s capstone theme, the Constitution of the United States.
Eleven King’s College students are currently participating in a faculty-led study abroad experience to Eastern Europe as part of the King’s College Geographies Series. The trip includes excursions to the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia.
Student participants are Rosemaureen Bulger, Jamie Costello, Alysha Emelett, Kamila Hacia, John Hudicka, Rachel Jonas, Carisa Panzetta, John Poma, Tiffani Prescott, Lauren Sucheki, and Stephanie Widdoes.