Local Chatter: West Wyoming resident Jared Saporito named to the Provost’s List at Saint Francis University


Saporito named to provost’s list

LORETTO — Jared Saporito, West Wyoming, a health science (PT) major, was named to the Provost’s List at Saint Francis University for the 2016 spring semester by maintaining at least a 3.8 GPA.

Wyoming residents named to dean’s list

KINGSTON, R.I. — Wyoming residents Austin M. Shission and Chaslyn Facciponti were both named to The University of Rhode Island dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester by maintaining at least a 3.30 gpa.

Moluski graduates summa cum laude

SELINSGROVE — Samantha Moluski, Pittston, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Susquehanna University during its annual commencement exercises on May 15.

A 2012 graduate of Pittston Area High School, she is the daughter of Cindy Moluski.

Stuccio graduates magna cum laude

HAMILTON, N.Y. — Sarah Stuccio, Pittston, recently graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University with a degree in biochemistry.

Koza receives doctorate

PHILADELPHIA — Brittany Ann Koza, Duryea, was among 260 graduates awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at the college’s 125th commencement.

Koza is the daughter of Michael and Ann Marie Koza and the sister of Dr. Mary Ann Koza of Duryea who earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Arcadia University in 2011.

She is continuing her medical training in family medicine at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Scranton.

Knaaub graduates magna cum laude

ELMIRA, N.Y. — West Wyoming resident Elizabeth Knaub recently graduated magna cum laude at Elmira College’s 161st Commencement Ceremony on June 5.

Moluski named to dean’s list

SELINSGROVE — Samantha Moluski, Pittston, was recently named to the Susquehanna University’s dean list for thr 2016 spring semester by maintaining a GPA of a 3.4 or higher.

Residents graduate from University of Scranton

Greater Pittston residents earn degrees

SCRANTON — The following Greater Pittston residents received their doctorate or master’s degrees in physical therapy at the University of Scranton’s commencement ceremony on May 28.

Niko D. Manetti, Old Forge, doctorate; Brittni Lyn Stull, Old Forge; master’s degree; Brian T. Cole, West Pittston, master’s degree; Kristen Anne Nawrocki, Duryea; master’s degree.

Greater Pittston residents graduate

SCRANTON — The following Greater Pittston residents received their bachelor’s or associate’s degrees at The University of Scranton’s commencement ceremony on May 29.

Joseph L. Ciuccio, Old Forge; Emily Ann Gontarski, Old Forge; Eric A. Zielinski, Old Forge; Jordan F. Gruttadauria, Duryea; Susan M. Kitcho, Avoca; Amy R. Mozeleski, Avoca; Grace O’Neill, Avoca; Angela R Agostini, Laflin; Concetta Mary Buttacci, West Wyoming; Norman E. Frederick Jr., Pittston; Jordan F. Gruttadauria, Duryea; Jennifer Lynn Hadley, Pittston; Jessica Lynn Hollister, West Wyoming; Sarah Elizabeth Kosik, Pittston; Cassandra M. Lombardo, Yatesville; Julie Ann Maroni, Pittston; Carly R. Murphy, Pittston; Christopher E. Musto, Jenkins Township; Jessica Papi, Pittston Township; James William Pennington, West Wyoming; Austyn C. Pivarnik, Hughestown; Samantha M. Shiner, Exeter; Jacqueline Stash, West Wyoming; Emily M. Suchocki, West Wyoming; Joshua S. Zurek, Pittston Township.

Mundenar graduates

CHESTER — Ashley Mundenar, Pittston, graduated from Widener University recently with a doctor of physical therapy.

Baurys named to presiden’t list

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Joseph Baurys, Pittston, has been named to the president’s list at Western New England University for the 2016 spring semester.

Baurys has earned a degree in biomedical engineering.

Happy birthday wishes

Tony Bianco, Pittston, longtime member of the Italian American Society celebrated his birthday on June 13, the Feast of St. Anthony.

June Fitzgerald, Avoca, will celebrate her birthday on June 20.

Joan Hines Martin, Pittston, formerly of West Pittston, will celebrate her birthday on June 21.

Alana Aufiere, West Pittston, will celebrate her 13th birthday on June 25.

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