Twenty four Luzerne County residents received academic awards during the 65th Commencement exercises of King’s College.
King’s College Office Career Planning recently held an orientation session for students who registered for summer academic internships. Forty-one junior, senior, and graduate level King’s College students registered for summer semester internships at 36 sponsoring organizations.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Steven Davi, a resident of Williamstown, NJ, and a senior athletic training education and neuroscience major at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.,has been awarded the Inaugural National Athletic Trainers’ Association District Two Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship was established to recognize deserving athletic training student with exceptional leadership skills and activities in the profession.
A graduate of St. Augustine Prep, he is the son of Jeana and the late Steven Davi.
As a tune up for elementary and secondary school teachers before the 2014-’15 school year, the King's College Education Department will host a "Best Practices" Conference from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 14th. The presenters will be a combination of King's Education Department faculty and educators from local schools districts and intermediate units.
Dr. David Kyle Johnson, associate professor of philosophy at King’s College, has developed a course, titled “Exploring Metaphysics,” for The Teaching Company’s “The Great Courses” series, the nation’s leading educational media for lifelong learning and personal enrichment.
Twenty King’s College student tutors met requirements to be certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). The students were recognized recently at an on-campus ceremony. All student tutors were presented with CRLA certificates and pins, distinguishing their level of certification.
Shantal Pelaez and Dhalia Espinoza have been selected as the 2014 McGowan Hispanic Scholarship recipients. The scholarship was initiated in 2008 with generous support from the McGowan Charitable Fund. The recipients will receive full tuition and room and board expenses for their four years at King’s College. McGowan Hispanic Scholarship recipients are expected to maintain a 3.2 grade point average and to contribute five hours of community service each week.
Dr. Fevzi Akinci, associate dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business and director of the Graduate Health Care Administration (HCA) Program at King’s College, recently participated in a panel presentation, titled “Internationalization of Universities,” at the 2014 Turkish American Scientists and Scholars Association Conference held at the University of Maryland, College Park.
As part of Earth Week activities at each campus, King’s College and Wilkes University renewed a competition for recycling office paper. The paper was collected from barrels were placed around each campus and then weighed. The King’s campus total was more than 1,400 pounds.
King’s College won this year’s contest, the second annual, and was awarded a trophy for the effort. All the proceeds from the recycled paper were donated to charity.
The 2013-14 King’s College Annual Fund campaign recently culminated with an on-campus victory luncheon and volunteer recognition event. Contributions and pledges to the Annual Fund totaled more than $1.32 million. Funds raised during the campaign will help King’s College students with scholarship support, provide funds for faculty development, and enhance campus improvements.