For Immediate Release
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King’s College sophomore Wilton “Diego” Curiel of Wilkes-Barre recently received a 2012 Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded to students committed to serving the local community and who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership experience, and high ethical character.
A native of Santiago, Dominican Republic, Curiel moved to the Wyoming Valley after completing his sophomore year of high school. He is majoring in biology with a minor in neuroscience. He is a member of Diversity Student Council, Commuter Life Association, and Multicultural International Club.
Curiel mentors high school students for King’s Regional Education Academy for Careers in Health-Higher Education Initiative (REACH-HEI), a program that encourages high school students from low-income families to consider health-related careers. He also is a peer tutor at King’s.
Curiel is a Youth Leader Representative at the Wyoming Valley chapter of the American Red Cross and the blood drive coordinator at Saint Nicholas Church, where he also severs as a lector. He also volunteers at the Wilkes-Barre Free Clinic, where he uses his bilingual skills to help Spanish-speaking patients.
After graduation, Curiel hopes to pursue a master’s degree in the King’s Physician Assistant Studies program.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Wilton Curiel, 2012 Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship recipient