Local Chatter: Greater Pittston students graduate from colleges near and far

Gutowski named to dean’s list

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Gutowski, son of Babe and Jeanne Gutowski, West Avoca, was named to the dean’s list at Temple University’s Fox School of Business for the spring semester. Gutowski has been notified that he has been accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars at Temple University. He will enter his sophomore year in the fall and has attained a 3.94 grade point average.

Murphy places at advertising competition

SCRANTON — Carly Murphy, Pittston, was one of six students from The University of Scranton’s 2016 student adverting team that placed fifth against teams from colleges in Pennsylvania, New York and Washington, D.C., in the District 2 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The district competition took place in April in New York City.

The team was required to perform research, create, write and present an integrated advertising campaign in response to a real-world advertising challenge currently faced by Snapple.

Locals graduate from MU

DALLAS TWP. — The following Greater Pittston residents recently participated in the Misericordia University commencement ceremony held on May 21:

John Ameen, Pittston Township, Management, BS; Rachel Barnhart, West Pittston, Health Care Management, BS; Brittany Bender, West Pittston, Business Administration, BS; Nathanael Brague, West Wyoming, Government, Law and National Security, BA & Philosophy, BS; Charles Bressler, Duryea, Nursing, BSN; Corinne Breymeier, Old Forge, Biology, BS; Amy Bunavage, Falls, Nursing, BSN; Rebecca Cavill, West Pittston, Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN; James Connors, Pittston, Business Administration, BS; Danielle Fereck, Pittston, Medical Imaging, BS; Jeffrey Kimmel, Old Forge, Organizational Management, MS; Kelly Lynch, Avoca, Medical Imaging, BS; Jesse Malecki, Old Forge, Information Technology, BS; Julie Mikolaichik, Exeter, Health Science (BS)/Occupational Therapy (MS), BSMS; Ariel Porzuczek, Pittston, Nursing, BSN; Nicholas Remsky, Pittston, Government, Law and National Security, BA; Carlena Semenza, Pittston, Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN; Collin Shandra, Pittston Township, Business Administration, BS; Tia Spagnuolo, Wyoming, Health Science (BS)/Speech Language Pathology (MS), BSMS; Stephanie Sutkowski, Pittston, Speech Language Pathology, MS; Caitlin Vitale, West Pittston, Health Science (BS)/Speech Language Pathology (MS), BSMS.

Locals get degrees from King’s

WILKES-BARRE — The following Greater Pittston residents recently received their degrees from King’s College during the commencement ceremony May 22:

Jennifer M. Mason, Old Forge, Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed; Brittany Maria Scarnulis, Hughestown, Curriculum and Instruction, M.ed; Kathryn Shovlin, West Pittston, Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed; Cheri L. Shaver, Falls, Reading, M.Ed; Khulus Abdulelah A. Almarhoon, Pittston, Health Care Administration, MS; Tiffani Lei Precott, Avoca, Health Care Administration, MS; Leah Marie Laneski, Wyoming, Communications, BA; Joshua Blaker, Pittston, Criminal Justice, BA; Erica Marie Gavenonis, West Wyoming, Criminal Justice, BA; Kelsey A. Kovalski, West Wyoming, Criminal Justice, BA; Dylan Alan Prescott, Avoca, Criminal Justice, BA; Alexander Grace Amicao, Exeter, Education, BA; Geena Marie DiMattia, Avoca, Education, BA; Dominique Exter, Pittston Township, Education, BA; Ashley G. Hemley, Pittston, Education, BA; Alicia Maria Pizano, Wyoming, Education, BA; Thomas P. Bubul, West Pittston, English, BA; Tyler James Biscontini, Old Forge, Professional Writing, BA; Emily A. Letoski, Exeter, Professional Writing, BA; Alexandra Maria Kijek, Wyoming, Psychology, BA; Kristi A. Naylor, Duryea, Psychology, BA; Kelci Lee Wolfe, Old Forge, Psychology, BA; Galen Maria Mayorowski, Old Forge, Biology, BS; Kassondra Ann Michno, Old Forge, Biology, BS; James A. Rose Jr., West Pittston, Biology, BS; Jonathan Charles Scrobola, Wyoming, Biology, BS; Cory M. Poplawski, Pittston Township, Computers and Information Systems, BS; Angela M. Coco, Exeter, Environmental Science, BS; Christen D. Sedlak, Pittston Township, Medical Studies, BS; Lauren Rose Frisbie, West Pittston, Neuroscience, BS; Michael W. Kohut III, Exeter, Neuroscience, BS; Gerald R. Gryskevicz, Pittston, Psychology, BS; Josephine Eva Matosky, Wyoming, Accounting, BS; Jordan J. Nicholoff, Old Forge, Accounting, BS; Jamie Scarantino, Pittston, Accounting, BS; Aubrey Lynn Gryzkiewicz, Wyoming, Human Resources Management, BS; Davide M. Fanelli, Wyoming, International Business, BS; Rachel A. Simon, Pittston, International Business, BS; Robert J. Kuzynski, Pittston, Business Mangement, BS; Jeffrey E. Cywinski, Falls, Business Marketing, BS; Edward M. Klein, Duryea, Business Marketing, BS; Matthew S. Vavrek, Harding, Business Marketing, BS; Jonathan M. Vojtko, Wyoming, Business Marketing, BS.

Wilkes awards degrees to locals

WILKES-BARRE — The following Greater Pittston residents were awarded degrees at Wilkes University’s commencement following the spring 2016 semester:

Jessica Baker, Avoca, Psychology, BA; Devin Blakley, Avoca, Environmental Engineering, BS; Joseph Coyne, Duryea, Accounting, BS; Joseph Fasciana, West Pittston, Psychology, BA; Joseph Harth, Pittston Township, Accounting/Finance, BSBB; Zachary Hill, Pittston, Accounting, BS; Justin Hunter, Dupont, Biology, BS; Timothy Lello, Dupont, Mathematics, BS; Michael Lenchak, Dupont, Accounting, BS; Thomas Matthews, Avoca, Management, BBA; Colleen McCabe, Wyoming, Entreprenuership, BBA; Kendra Radle, Exeter, Political Science, BA; Alyssa Scatena, Avoca, Nursing, BS; Steven Sklanka, Pittston Township, Accounting, BS; Cassandra Stalk, Pittston, Criminology, BA; Steven Stravinski, Pittston, Psychology, BA; Justin Topa, Avoca, Communications Studies, BA; LoriAnn Pajalich, Avoca, Nursing, DNP; Casey Bohan, Harding, Pharmacy, DPh; Lauren Para, Pittston, Pharmacy, DPh; Michael Cefalo, Exeter, Engineering Management, MS; Sam Chiarelli, Pittston, Creative Writing, MA; Anthony DePhillips, Duryea, Education, MS; Jennifer Judge, Avoca, Creative Writing, MA; Alan Karpavich, Pittston, Mechanical Engineering, MS; Nicole Monahan, Wyoming, Nursing, MS; Kathleen Montz, Wyoming, Business Administration, MBA; Thomas Simko, Exeter, Creative Writing, MA.

Snyder graduates from Grove City

GROVE CITY — Frank Snyder, the son of Frank and Lisa Snyder, Wyoming, was one of 595 seniors to earn their degree from Grove City College on May 14.

Frank earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management. Frank is a 2009 graduate of home school.

Kutztown names locals to dean’s list

KUTZTOWN — Several local students have been named to the spring dean’s list at Kutztown University. To be eligible for dean’s list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60.

The following Greater Pittston residents were named to the dean’s list: Elizabeth Baiera, Pittston Township; Jonathon Paul Kamor, Duryea; Elizabeth Mary Mikitish, Pittston; Evan Musto, Exeter; Charles Poli, Hughestown; Maria Christine Sagliocco, Pittston; Samantha Lynn Scialpi, Harding; John Zuder, Pittston.

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