Baron a student honoree at U. of Pittsburgh


First Posted: 4/8/2013

Jenna Baron, daughter of John and Chris Miele Baron, of Laflin was a Student Honoree at the 37th Annual Honors Convocation at the University of Pittsburgh. She was recognized for having been awarded the African Nationality Room Scholarship for study abroad.

Baron spent the summer of 2012 studying in Kenya and Tanzania. She will graduate on April 28 with a B.A Degree in Anthropology and Certificates in African Studies and Global Studies. She is 2009 honor graduate from James M. Coughlin High School.

Baron is shown here with Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg at the Celebration of Honorees reception in the Cathedral of Learning.

Completes basic

Air Force Airman Thomas B. Williams graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Williams is the son of Thomas Williams of Carroll Street,of Pittston, and Katherine Williams, of Nanticoke.

He is a 2012 graduate of G.A.R. Memorial Junior/Senior High School, Wilkes Barre.

Opens practice

Patrick J. (PJ) Connors, son of Pat and Tina Connors, of Laflin, has opened his practice at DeMinico Chiropractic Offices. In addition to his standard chiropractic studies, Dr.Connors is also certified in Graston Technique. He is also certified in Whole Foods Nutrition, qualifying him to further assist patients in diet and nutritional counseling.

Dr. Connors is a 2005 graduate of Pittston Area High School. He attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY as well as King’s College, completing his studies with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 2009. He attended New York Chiropractic College where he furthered his studies earning a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

Finishes combat training

Army Reserve Pvt. Ashley M. Melendez-Trinidad, daughter of Carmen Trinidad and Cesar Melendez, of Exeter, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training. Melendez-Trinidad studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

She is a 2012 graduate of Wyoming Area High School.

Travels to Turkey

Christopher Donnelly, Scranton Prep Graduate from West Pittston and a sophomore at Colgate University, traveled to Turkey during Spring Break as part of an interfaith study group.

The interfaith trip brought students from a wide spectrum of personal beliefs to immerse themselves in the culture and traditions of Turkey. Students spent a week learning outside the classroom, visiting holy sites and experiencing Turkish culture.

Manganello named scholar

A total of 50 Stonehill College students will work with 32 faculty members on a variety of research projects over the coming summer of 2013 and Exeter native Jennifer Manganello, a sophomore at the college, will work with Elizabeth Belanger, Assistant Professor of History, on “A Perfect Nuisance: Working Class Women in Civil War St. Louis.”

The scholars and their faculty mentors are the 18th group to work under the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program, which provides students with an opportunity to perform significant, publishable research under the guidance of an experienced faculty researcher.

Happy birthday

Happy birthday wishes go to Hughestown residents Michael Robert DeAngelo, who celebrated his first birthday on April 10, Mackenzie Gable celebrating on April 20, Angela Acierno, borough secretary/treasurer celebrating on April 20, Bob Gable, borough councilman celebrating on April 22, Steve Golya, borough police chief celebrating on April 18.

Happy birthday wishes also go to Bill Lukasik of Dupont celebrating his birthday today, April 14 and Robert Kaluzavich Jr., of Pittston, celebrating on April 15.

Happy anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go to Hughestown councilman Bob and Mrs. Diane Gable celebrating their 30th anniversary on April 23.

Also receiving best wishes are Sandy and Tony Grieco, of Hughestown, celebrating on April 19.

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