Local Chatter: Greater Pittston Misericordia University adult learners inducted to National Honor Society


Misericordia University student Nathanael Brague, Wyoming, a senior in the Government, Law and National Security Program, presented his research, ‘9/11 Response,’ at the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day on campus.


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The Center for Adult and Continuing Education at Misericordia University recognized the academic accomplishments of adult learners during an induction ceremony for the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. Adult learners who were inducted into the honor society included, from left, are Kelly Jones, West Wyoming; Pamela Urbanski, Nanticoke; Charles Hampton, Duryea; Kelly Lynch, Avoca; Shivaun O’Donnell, Wilkes-Barre; Nicole Negron, Dallas; Kristin Nardone, Exeter; and Samantha Monahan, Kingston.


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Misericordia University Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate students, from left, Julia Blaskiewicz, Honesdale; Jessica Armillay, Old Forge; Mallory Loughman, Tamaqua; and Nicolette Ruffler, Manalapan, New Jersey, presented their research findings during the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day held on campus.


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    Williams named to honor society

    SCRANTON — Ariele Williams, Dupont, was among The University of Scranton students recently inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, the national honor society for criminal justice students.

    For induction into the honor society, students must be a junior or senior having a criminal justice major or minor, complete at least four criminal justice courses, maintain a 3.2 grade point average overall as well as in criminal justice, and have a standing in the top 35 percent of the class. The university’s chapter of the honor society was established in 1982.

    Williams is a junior majoring in psychology.

    Local adult learners inducted

    DALLAS — Eight adult learners at Misericordia University, including four from Greater Pittston, were inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society during a brunch and induction ceremony in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus.

    The following area students were recognized and inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society: Charles Hampton, Duryea, education; Kelly Jones, West Wyoming, accounting; Kelly Lynch, Avoca, medical imaging; Kristin Nardone, Exeter, accounting.

    Alpha Sigma Lambda is the honor society for continuing education students.

    Locals named to honor society

    SCRANTON —Krista Flanagan, Exeter, and Grace O’Neill, Avoca, were among 52 University of Scranton students inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta, the national honor society for health pre-professional students.

    For induction into the honor society, students must have completed at least three semesters of pre-professional health work, have a minimum grade point average of 3.2, and a science grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

    Flanagan is a junior, while O’Neill is a senior.

    Flanagan was also named to the Beta Beta Honor Society, the national honor society for biology.

    Armillay part of research team

    DALLAS TWP. — Jessica Armillay, Old Forge, was part of Misericordia University’s annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus.

    The presentations were the culmination of research and work on a variety of topics by more than 180 students in the Colleges of Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, and Professional Studies and Social Sciences.

    Along with Armillay, Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate students Julia Blaskiewicz, Honesdale; Mallory Loughman, Tamaqua; and Nicolette Ruffler, Manalapan, New Jersey, presented their research, “Effects of Various Forms of Physical Therapy on Pain and Quality of Life in Women with Benign Gynecological Pathologies: A Systematic Review.”

    Brague presents research

    DALLAS TWP. — Nathanael Brague, Wyoming, a senior in the Misericordia University Department of Government, Law and National Security (GLNS), presented his research, “9/11 Response,” a comparative study on the responsiveness of state, local and national governmental agencies prior to and following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 during the university’s Student Research Poster Presentation Day.

    Brague will earn his bachelor’s degree in GLNS at Misericordia University’s 90th annual commencement May 21.

    Chaump inducted into Eta Kappa Nu

    SCRANTON — West Pittston resident Nicholas Chaump was recently inducted into The University of Scranton’s Eta Kappa Nu, the student honor society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

    Student members are selected for induction on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership. The university’s chapter of the international honor society was established in 2012.

    Chaump is a junior majoring in electrical engineering.

    Frederick inducted into Phi Sigma Tau

    SCRANTON — Norman Frederick of Pittston was among the 22 University of Scranton students inducted into Phi Sigma Tau, the international honor society for students of philosophy.

    Eligibility for nomination requires a major or minor in philosophy as well as excellence in philosophy works. Induction of nominated students is based on voting results of philosophy faculty and current chapter members.

    Frederick is a senior majoring in biochemistry, cell, molecular biology.

    Crake receives Walling Leach Memorial Prize

    READING — Sarah Crake, of West Pittston, received the Walling Leach Memorial Prize at Albright University’s 2016 Honors & Awards Ceremony on May 1.

    Crake graduated in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre.

    Knaub on dean’s list

    ELMIRA, N.Y. — Elizabeth Knaub of West Wyoming has been named to the Elmira College Dean’s List for Term II, Winter 2016. Students who earn a 3.6 or greater grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the academic term are recognized on the Elmira College Dean’s List for academic excellence.

    Donato graduates from Temple

    PHILADELPHIA — Alyssa Anne Donato, daughter of Joseph C. Donato Jr., Plains Township, and Deanne Jacobs, Florida, graduated from Temple University with a degree in biology and a Bachelor of Science degree in science.

    She is the granddaughter of Lee and Debbie Jacobs of Nanticoke and Joseph Donato Sr., and the late Gloria LaTorre Donato. Attending her graduation were her godmother, Giovanna Arcadu Kush and Clementine LaTorre Arcadu, both of Pittston.

    Happy Birthday wishes

    Cynthia Hrobuchak of Old Forge celebrated her birthday on May 11.

    Misericordia University student Nathanael Brague, Wyoming, a senior in the Government, Law and National Security Program, presented his research, ‘9/11 Response,’ at the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day on campus.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Nathanael-Brague.jpgMisericordia University student Nathanael Brague, Wyoming, a senior in the Government, Law and National Security Program, presented his research, ‘9/11 Response,’ at the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day on campus. Submitted photo

    The Center for Adult and Continuing Education at Misericordia University recognized the academic accomplishments of adult learners during an induction ceremony for the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. Adult learners who were inducted into the honor society included, from left, are Kelly Jones, West Wyoming; Pamela Urbanski, Nanticoke; Charles Hampton, Duryea; Kelly Lynch, Avoca; Shivaun O’Donnell, Wilkes-Barre; Nicole Negron, Dallas; Kristin Nardone, Exeter; and Samantha Monahan, Kingston.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-Alpha-Sigma-Lambda-1-.jpgThe Center for Adult and Continuing Education at Misericordia University recognized the academic accomplishments of adult learners during an induction ceremony for the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. Adult learners who were inducted into the honor society included, from left, are Kelly Jones, West Wyoming; Pamela Urbanski, Nanticoke; Charles Hampton, Duryea; Kelly Lynch, Avoca; Shivaun O’Donnell, Wilkes-Barre; Nicole Negron, Dallas; Kristin Nardone, Exeter; and Samantha Monahan, Kingston. Submitted photo

    Misericordia University Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate students, from left, Julia Blaskiewicz, Honesdale; Jessica Armillay, Old Forge; Mallory Loughman, Tamaqua; and Nicolette Ruffler, Manalapan, New Jersey, presented their research findings during the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day held on campus.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-Research-2.jpgMisericordia University Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate students, from left, Julia Blaskiewicz, Honesdale; Jessica Armillay, Old Forge; Mallory Loughman, Tamaqua; and Nicolette Ruffler, Manalapan, New Jersey, presented their research findings during the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day held on campus. Submitted photo
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