Dunmoreans make Dean’s List at area college

uofsMore than 1,500 were named to The University of Scranton’s Dean’s List for the 2016 fall semester. The Dean’s List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the fall semester to make the Dean’s List. The list includes students from the Jesuit university’s College of Arts and Sciences, Kania School of Management and Panuska College of Professional Studies.

Dean’s List students from Dunmore were: Wadha H. Alquahtani, Tyler M. Bielinski, Matthew I. Fisk, Gabriella G. Fletcher, Delia C. Gavin, Aimee M. Hall, Courtney A. Higgins, Danielle B. Higgins, Rachel M. Kranick, Alicia L. Lipinski, Alyssa C. Mackiw, Katherine F. Notarianni and Sarah M. Rosar.

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lccLackawanna College has recognized the 200 students named to its President’s List for academic excellence during the Fall 2016-17 semester. A student qualifies for the President’s List if they achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum of 24 credit hours, including 12 credits during the most recent semester.

Dunmore students named to the President’s List are: Al Husayn A. Abu Bakr, Pasquale J. Mandarano, Shannon M. Regan,Robert J. Seprish, and Lin Zhu.

Three hundred seventy Lackawanna College students were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester. A student qualifies for the Dean’s List if they achieve a grade point average of 3.2 with a minimum of nine credit hours to qualify.

Dunmore students named to the Dean’s List were: Juana Galeno, Kaitlin R. Gardier, Kyle Q. Gilboy, Sara A. Grande, Lauren N. Leppo, James C. Malone, Elizabeth Matthias, Joseph Montaro, Nicole E. Revta, Zachary J. Seaman, Thomas Swinick, Lauren Wisniewski, and Mikayla D. Wolynski.

Marywood journalists receive national honors

Photo 1SCJ National Award Winners

Paul Capoccia of Dunmore was among student journalists who were honored recently in a national contest.

Marywood University’s Chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) took home ten awards and four honorable mentions in the national contest for the students’ work at The Wood Word, Marywood University’s student-run newspaper, and TV-Marywood, the campus television station.

First place winners include: Alex Weidner, East Greenville, Pa.; Paul Capoccia, Dunmore, Pa.; Amanda Duncklee, Seaford, N.Y.; and the staff editorial. Second place winners include: Brigid Edmunds, Archbald, Pa.; Rachel Looker, Blandon, Pa.; Anne Zukowski, Wantage, N.J.; Jessica Bonacci, Dickson City, Pa.; and the Companion Newspaper Website, www.thewoodword.org. Third place winners include: Satara Dickey, Scranton, Pa.; Paul Capoccia, Dunmore, Pa.; Amanda Duncklee, Seaford, N.Y.; and Alex Weidner, East Greenville, Pa.  Honorable mention awards were given to: Katlynn Whitaker, Apalachin, N.Y.; Alex Weidner, East Greenville, Pa.; Evan Felser, McLean, Va.; Paul Capoccia, Dunmore, Pa.; and John Ferraro, Dickson City, Pa.

Marywood senior student, Brigid Grace Edmunds, 2015/2016 chapter president, was awarded the SCJ Medal of Merit. Ms. Edmunds also served as the news editor at The Wood Word and news director at TV-Marywood.

Senior students Satara Dickey and Patrick Kernan were awarded the SCJ Certificates of Merit. Ms. Dickey served for the past year as the editor-in-chief at The Wood Word. Mr. Kernan served for the past year as managing editor of The Wood Word.

The Society for Collegiate Journalists is a National Society of Collegiate Mass Communications. It is the nation’s oldest organization designed solely to serve college media leaders. Today SCJ has approximately 100 active chapters nationwide and more than 1,200 members.

For additional information on the Society for Collegiate Journalists, please visit www.scjnational.org/news/.  For additional information about The Wood Word or TV-Marywood, please visit www.marywood.edu/commarts/news/.

Marywood chapter winners included, from left:  Katlynn Whitaker, Apalachin, N.Y.; Rachel Looker, Blandon, Pa.; Paul Capoccia, Dunmore, Pa.; Satara Dickey, Scranton, Pa.; Brigid Edmunds, Archbald, Pa.; Alex Weidner, East Greenville, Pa.; and Amanda Duncklee, Seaford, N.Y. Absent from photo: Anne Zukowski, Wantage, N.J.; Jessica Bonacci, Dickson City, Pa.; and Evan Felser, McLean, Va.

 

Korgeski earns King’s outdoor track and field MAC weekly honor

Jill Korgeski pic

King’s College freshman Jill Korgeski was named the Middle Atlantic Conference women’s outdoor track and field “Field Athlete of the Week” the conference office announced on Monday. Korgeski earns King’s first-ever conference outdoor track and field honors in the program’s inaugural season.

Korgeski, who was named the indoor track and field “Field Athlete of the Week” three times, won the shot put at the All-American Invitational at East Stroudsburg on Saturday with a meet record throw of 13.47 meters. Her mark currently is the best in the conference and region this season and ranked 11th in the nation. On Saturday her throw was better than the 50 other Division II, Division III, Community College, and Unattached athletes competing at the Invitational.

Korgeski will look to improve her mark when King’s competes in the MAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Alvernia University from May 5 to 7.