Allison Samanas, of Dallas, has been appointed Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis at King’s College. She will be primarily responsible for developing and implementing the long-range planning and forecasting processes, including budgeting and financial management of operations, current and emerging programs, and strategic goals. In addition, she will be taking on responsibility for bank relations and communications along with several process improvement projects at the College.
Kyle McKiernan, a sophomore marketing and management double major at King’s College, was one of only 80 student applicants from across the country chosen to attend the Marketing EDGE Collegiate Summit held this summer in New York City.
For the eighth consecutive year, King’s has been recognized as among the best master’s degree granting institutions in the country in a national ranking by “Washington Monthly” magazine which recognizes higher learning institutions for service to the community and social mobility of the student body. King’s placed 250th of almost 650 colleges and universities in the final rankings.
King’s College’s Seventh Annual Diversity Festival will kick-off with a Spanish Fiesta and will also include free film screenings and a cultural game night. The events will be held in September and October on the College’s campus.
Almost 40 local high school students will showcase a variety of original creative works during “The 15th Invitational Emerging Artists Exhibition” to be held from Monday, Aug. 28, through Friday, Sept. 22, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.
Glenn Tyranski, a dedicated alumnus, mentor, and board member, has been selected as the fourth recipient of the Rev. James Lackenmier, C.S.C., Award for Achievement and Leadership. The award will be presented at a ceremony to be held Thursday, October 19, at the New York Athletic Club.
Dr. Patrisia Macias-Rojas, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will examine the political discourse of immigration and crime during the 2017 Labor Day Lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.Titled "From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America,” the lecture is free and open to the public. The program is sponsored by the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s.
The King’s College Theatre Department’s 2017-18 season will feature productions of four award-winning plays, including an inspiring musical for children of all ages, a romantic comedy, a Shakespearian classic, and a riveting drama about journalists covering the Iraq War.
For the 10th consecutive year, King’s College has been placed on an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” published by “Forbes” magazine. The list is based on multiple factors related to success after graduation, debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success.
Christopher Sutzko, director of the Office of Career Planning at King’s College, recently earned a doctorate of education in educational leadership from Wilkes University. His thesis was titled, “The Influence of Grit on Career Decision Self-efficacy within the Context of an Undergraduate Career Success Course."