March 12, 2015 - Rich Pinola, a 1967 graduate of King’s College, has been selected as the second recipient of the Father James Lackenmier, C.S.C., Award for Achievement and Leadership. The award will be presented at a ceremony to be held October 22 at the Union League in Philadelphia.
March 5, 2015 – The Kelci Ever After Memorial Fund of The Luzerne Foundation recently donated $2,500 to King’s College to be used for a student’s study abroad experience, service learning trips, and the Office of Career Planning’s “Dress for Success” program.
February 27, 2015 – Religion scholar Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, will discuss the historical context of Jesus’s parables and the content of his teachings at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 16, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. The lecture is this year’s “Divine Wisdom Lecture.”
February 25, 2015 - King’s College officials recently finalized an articulation agreement with St. George’s University (SGU), Grenada, which will provide international options for students interested in medical or veterinary careers.
January 23, 2015 - Three junior physician assistant studies majors from King’s College have received $2,500 scholarships from The Peyton Walker Foundation. The foundation was established to honor Peyton Walker, a King’s physician assistant studies major and a classmate of the three scholarship recipients. Walker died unexpectedly in November 2013 from sudden cardiac arrest.
February 20, 2015 – Abstract artist Jeremy Petrachonis will display a variety of art works, including pastels, charcoal and oil paintings, and sculptures during a free, public exhibition titled, “Abstraction,” from March 9 through April 17 in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.
Katie McCarthy Lambert, a 1983 graduate of King’s College, and currently chief financial officer of McCarthy Tire Service Company, Inc., will provide the address at King’s 66th Annual Commencement exercises to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at Mohegan Sun Arena. Approximately 500 students will receive either a bachelor’s, master’s or associate degree at the ceremony. In addition to addressing the graduates, Lambert will receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree from King’s.
February 19, 2015 – Medical ethics scholar Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy, the Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will deliver the 2015 Saint André Bessette Lecture, titled “Dignity, Vulnerability, and the Care of the Patient,” at 4 p.m. on March 12 in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
February 19, 2015 – Brianna Prince of Watertown, Conn., has been awarded a full-tuition scholarship to study during the spring semester at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as part of the Irish-American Scholars Program. She is a junior majoring in political science with a minor in international business at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a Catholic college sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
February 17, 2015 - An annual scholarship has been established at King’s College in honor of Colleen Shea, a 1995 graduate of the College who died in a 2001 automobile accident.
Colleen Shea was a native of Pittston and graduated from Pittston Area High School prior to earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting from King’s. The daughter of working class parents, she worked her way through King’s from money she earned at supermarket and babysitting jobs.