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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.

Jeff Selingo, Author of “College (Un)Bound,” To Discuss Book at King’s May 30

Jeff Selingo, editor-at-large for “The Chronicle of Higher Education” and local native, will discuss his new book, “College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What it Means for Students” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in the Burke Auditorium of the McGowan School of Business at King’s College.  A signing will follow the discussion.

Commencement Address

NBC News Veteran Provides Inspiring Address at 64th Commencement Exercises

Anne Thompson, a 16-year veteran of NBC News, delivered the address to nearly 500 graduates at the 64th annual Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19, at Mohegan Sun Arena. Click the link below to listen to her inspiring message to our graduates. 

In addition to addressing the graduates, Thompson will receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree from King’s.

Local national and chapter French contest winners honored at King’s College

The National French Contest, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), produced 45 chapter and 30 national winners from a pool of 448 elementary through high school student entrants from public and private schools in the Wyoming Valley, Milford, Scranton, Pocono, and South Williamsport areas.

5 Scranton-area high school students named national French contest winners

The National French Contest, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), produced 45 chapter and 30 national winners from a pool of 448 elementary through high school student entrants from public and private schools in the Wyoming Valley, Milford, Scranton, Pocono, and South Williamsport areas.

3 Crestwood high school students named national French contest winners

The National French Contest, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), produced 45 chapter and 30 national winners from a pool of 448 elementary through high school student entrants from public and private schools in the Wyoming Valley, Milford, Scranton, Pocono, and South Williamsport areas.

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