Wilkes-Barre, Pa., August 21, 2022 - King’s College awarded 77 degrees to students receiving their bachelor’s or master’s at its Summer Commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the King’s College William S. Scandlon Physical Education Center.
Douglas Coslett, M.D.’85—who was recently awarded the King’s College Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Arts and Sciences during the Spring Commencement celebration—gave the keynote address. Dr. Coslett graduated summa cum laude from King’s with a degree in biology and attended Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine. Subsequently, he completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lankenau Hospital. For nearly twenty years, Dr. Coslett served the community, specializing in minimally invasive surgery, and both chaired and served on numerous hospital committees, including being named president of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital medical staff. He transitioned to hospital administration as chief medical officer of Wilkes-Barre's General Hospital, overseeing several other facilities and representing the institution on numerous state and national committees, one of which was the Pennsylvania Governor's initiative for opioid harm reduction. After many years of clinical exposure to those suffering with substance use disorder, Dr. Coslett has dedicated his professional life at Brookdale Premier Addiction Recovery, Scotrun, Pa.
Additional remarks and prayers at the Summer Commencement were offered by Thomas R. Smith ’77, chair of the board of King’s College and Rev. Thomas P. Looney, C.S.C., Ph.D., president of King’s College. Joseph Evan, Ph.D., ’95, provost and vice president for academic affairs, conferred the degrees, which included 68 students receiving their Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
Listed below are the degrees conferred and the individuals eligible to graduate at the time of this release. An official and searchable listing can be accessed at kings.edu/commencement.
MASTER OF EDUCATION SPECIAL EDUCATION ORTON-GILLINGHAM
Pryor D. Rayburn, Charlotte, NC.
MASTER OF SCIENCE HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
William T. Brack, Warwick, NY; Rachel Evans, Waynesboro, MS.
MASTER OF SCIENCE NUTRITION SCIENCE
Jamie Lee DeLeon-Matika, Nazareth, PA; Jordan Quinton Downes, Magnolia, DE; Kristin Rose Henchenski, Webster, NY; Devin Huntsinger, Swoyersville, PA; Kristina Carrie Mae Kocher, Scranton, PA.
MASTER OF SCIENCE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES; Kohl Taylor Chevrier, Lakeview, NY; Mollee Marie Chorba, Archbald, PA; Allison Barbara Cook, Stroudsburg, PA; Lindsay Nicole Cousins, Denver, NC; Olena Maria Czabala, Johnson City, NY; Carl James Darrup, Mount Carmel, PA; Spencer Emerson Deros, Watertown, CT; Gina Elizabeth Dodd, Hanover, PA; Collin Patrick Duffy, Patchogue, NY; Jacob Russell Dunham, Lisle, NY; Angela C. Edgell, Leola, PA; Catherine Elias, Cedar Grove, NJ; Emily Rose Fernandez, Pittston, PA; Ashley R. Fidler, Archbald, PA; Johna Guardo Fiedler, Stroudsburg, PA; Kristen Theresa Findlay, Philadelphia, PA; Zachary Michael Fisher, Bath, PA; Bryce Daniel Floyd, York, PA; Tina Mary Fumo, South Amboy, NJ; Samantha Lee Gnall, Barnesville, PA; Jordania Grullon, Wilkes-Barre, PA; Michael Thomas Haggerty, Hauppauge, NY; Emily Ann Harrington, Staten Island, NY; Carina C. Hastings, Ionia, NY; Elizabeth Mary Hedrick, Collegeville, PA; Cara Anne Henahan, Mountain Top, PA; Bryanne M. Horn, Bath, PA; Kara Elizabeth Izzo, East Haddam, CT; Elise Nicole Johnston, Lehighton, PA; Cassandra Ruth Keady, New Hartford, NY; Abigail Marie Kramer, Saint Louis, MO; Katherine Juliette Landron, Hazleton, PA; Madison Elizabeth Lawrence, Dover, PA; Gabriella Rose Leary, Myrtle Beach, SC; Brianna Rae Leung, Bellingham, MA; Lily Grace Leymeister, Auburn, PA; Sarah Mackenzie Little, West Deptford, NJ; Adam Franciszek Malec, Auburn Township, OH; Brianne N. Maluda, East Stroudsburg, PA; Taylor Nicole Marouchoc, Coopersburg, PA; Jason Kyle Matunas, East Haddam, CT; Joshua Rey Millan, Northampton, PA; Lyndsey G. Moore, Waverly, NY; Alexandria Leigh Mourges, Southington, CT; Chelsea Jo Nace, Shermansdale, PA; William James O'Brien, Annapolis, MD; Shivani Patel, Georgetown, TX; Mackenzie Pegg, West Wyoming, PA; Emily Suzanne Perna, East Amherst, NY; Gabriella A. Pladocostante, Marcy, NY; Ian G. Prator, Saylorsburg, PA; Sophia Catherine Raffai, Rome, NY; Madeline Patricia Ritsick, Mountain Top, PA; Emily Louise Ritter, Hanover, PA; Kylie Nicole Rosamalia, Kutztown, PA; Kali Amanda Schirra, Clarks Summit, PA; Audra P. Sebo, Freeland, PA; Kennedy St. Clare Secoy, Essex Fells, NJ; Amy Elizabeth Shadle, Jersey Shore, PA; Emily Paige Smith, Palmerton, PA; Bridget Anne Sullivan, Valley Stream, NY; Christopher Surina, Warrington, PA; Fiona Taylor, Staten Island, NY; William Anthony Tellez IV, Pottsville, PA; Jeena Mary Thomas, Niles, IL; Megan Ann Tucker, Old Forge, PA; Kathryn Tumbokon, Cranford, NJ; Gena Nicole Williams, Frackville, PA.
BACHELOR OF ARTS GENERAL STUDIES
Ethar K. Almoemen, Pittston, PA.
BACHELOR OF ARTS MATHEMATICS
Minglun Dai, Changchun, CN.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Tyshawn Finesse Love, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
Abdullah Saleh Alshahrani, magna cum laude, Lancaster, PA; Abigail Marie Castle, cum laude, Felton, PA; Vrunda Mehul Patel, Scranton, PA; Anhar Mohammed Sulaimani, New Castle, DE.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE COMPUTER SCIENCE
Johnny Collado, Jr., Henderson, NV.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE NEUROSCIENCE
Corey Jackson, summa cum laude with a second major in Clinical Laboratory Science, Olyphant, PA.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE PSYCHOLOGY
Bshayer D. Al-Salem, Plymouth, PA.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Connor John McAndrew, cum laude, Shavertown, PA.