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First Posted: 9/17/2013

Amanda Yakobitis of Pittston graduated BS Summa Cum Laude of King’s College with a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at the summer commencement of King’s College recently.

Yakobitis is the daughter of Ken and Maybeth Yakobitis of Pittston and has two sisters, Dr. Nicole Yakobitis and Kendra Yakobitis. She is the grandaughter of John and Helen Yakobitis, West Pittston, and the late Ross and Mary Giamusso.

Amanda has accepted the position of a Cardiovascular Physician Assistant at Pinnacle Hospital in Harrisburg.

Carissa Welles of Harding received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at the summer commencement of King’s College recently.

A physician assistant (PA) is a dependent mid-level health professional licensed by the state to practice medicine as delegated by and under the supervision of a physician.

Physician assistants perform physical exams, diagnose illnesses, develop and carry out treatment plans, order and interpret lab tests and assist in surgeries.

Happy anniversary

Happy anniversary to Patti and Mike Aufiere of West Pittston celebrating their 24th wedding anniversary on September 23.

They have two daughters, Linnae, 22 and Alana, 10, also to Bill and Lisa Kossuth who celebrating on Sept. 16.

Happy birthday

Happy birthday to Theresa Valenti, Exeter, who celebrated on Sept. 7 and Gene Guarilia, Duryea, who celebrated on Sept. 13.

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