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.

The scholarships are designed to assist third-year undergraduate students matriculating into the Physician Assistant Program at King's. Selection was based on academic achievement and financial need. 

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. 

“With every piece, I try to push the boundaries between what people would expect from me,” said Petrachonis. “As an abstract artist, you’re creating illusions. Some will see what you set out to do, while others have their own opinions.”

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. 

The lecture, sponsored by The McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, is part of a series of lectures focusing on the needs of the poor hosted throughout the academic year at King’s. 

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.