Local Chatter: Rebecca Prociak, Jenkins Township, crowned Miss Polish Women’s Alliance of America


Misericordia University students, from left, Taylor Rupp, Mountain Top; Nicole Negron, Dallas; and Leah Santucci, Laflin; were recipients of English Department awards presented by Dr. Patrick Hamilton.


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Local residents were honored for academic excellence, service or both at The University of Scranton’s 2016 graduation. From left, first row, Amy R. Mozeleski, James W. Pennington and Patricia Harrington, Ed.D., acting provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Second row, Angela Rose Agostini, Jennifer Lynn Hadley and Devin Marie Sullivan-Phillips.


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Rebecca Prociak, front, is crowned Miss Polish Women’s Alliance of America by her grandmother, Florence Prociak.


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Prociak crowned

JENKINS TWP. — Rebecca Prociak, Jenkins Township, was crowned Miss Polish Women’s Alliance of America at the May Festival which was recently held in the King’s College Chapel in Wilkes-Barre.

She was crowned by her grandmother, Florence Prociak, who is a lifelong member of the Polish Women’s Alliance.

Rebecca is the daughter of Michael and Patricia Prociak and has three brothers, Michael Jr., Nicholas, and Matthew.

She graduated from Holy Redeemer High School in June and will attend King’s College in the fall, where she will major in accounting and play basketball.

Locals among Scranton’s best

SCRANTON — Several Greater Pittston residents were among the members of The University of Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2016 honored for academic excellence, service or both at commencement.

Angela Rose Agostini, Laflin; Jennifer Lynn Hadley, Pittston; Sarah Elizabeth Kosik, Pittston; Amy R. Mozeleski, Avoca; and James W. Pennington, West Wyoming, were all honored.

Agostini was recipient of the Excellence in Nursing RN to BSN Award. She graduated cum laude with a major in nursing. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau honor society. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in nursing.

Hadley was recipient of the Prof. Frank C. Brown Award for Excellence in History. She graduated summa cum laude with a double major in political science and history and a minor in philosophy.

Kosik was the recipient of the Frank J. O’Hara Awards for the Panuska College of Professional Studies.

Mozeleski was recipient of the Excellence in Business Administration Award. She graduated cum laude with a double major in business administration and entrepreneurship.

Pennington was recipient of the Excellence in Theatre Award. He graduated with a major in theatre. He was a member of The University of Scranton Players.

Laflin resident awarded

DALLAS TWP. — Misericordia University recently presented the Instress Award for Service and Creative Distinction to Leah Santucci, Laflin, at the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.

Frederick graduates

SCRANTON — Norman Frederick, Pittston, graduated summa cum laude from The University of Scranton’s Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program and the honors program.

Frederick was a biochemistry, cell and molecular biology; biomathematics, and philosophy triple major.

Residents make dean’s list

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University Provost Dr. Anne Skleder announced the following Greater Pittston residents who qualified for the dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester:

Paul Altavilla, Exeter; Jessica Baker, Avoca; Taylor Balasavage, Inkerman; Devin Blakley, Avoca; Brian Buckman, Wyoming; Jessica Caramanna Santos, West Pittston; Joseph Champi, Dupont; Caitlin Conway, Pittston; Nicole Cumbo, West Wyoming; Dominique DelPriore, Dupont; Olivia Dworak, Dupont; Kyle Gattuso, Pittston; David Graff, Pittston; Elyse Guziewicz, Duryea; Joseph Harth, Pittston Township; Patrick Kaczmarczyk, Duryea; Nicole Kolessar, Exeter; Adrian Langan, Pittston; Rachel Lazevnick, Pittston; Rachel Leandri, Wyoming; Steven Lee, Duryea; Thomas Matthews, Avoca; Colleen McCabe, Wyoming; Joseph Miele, Dupont; James Musto, Pittston; Angel Olmstead, Exeter; Nicholas Preston, Duryea; Kendra Radle, Exeter; Kristen Santey, Pittston; Alyssa Scatena, Avoca; Kevin Schiel, Wyoming; Matthew Seyer, Pittston; Peter Sidari, West Pittston; Jenna Skrinak, West Wyoming; Lauren Sokirka, Wyoming; Laura Solomon, Dupont; Gabrielle Spagnuolo, Wyoming; Cassandra Stalk, Pittston; Samantha Szura, West Wyoming; Justin Topa, Avoca; Letitia Warunek, Pittston; Matthew Yatison, Pittston Township; David Zydko, Duryea.

Werbin named to dean’s list

TROY, N.Y. — Eric Werbin, West Pittston, has been named to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester.

Werbin studies cognitive science.

Happy birthday wishes

Sarah Doman Bozinko, Dallas, will celebrate her birthday July 10. Her father George Doman, Larksville, will celebrate July 14. Sarah’s mom and George’s wife, Donna Naugle Doman, is formerly of Pittston.

Paul Hetro Baum, Pittston, will celebrate her birthday July 15.

Birth announcements

A girl was born to Jasmin Rodgers and Sekou Edinboro, Pittston, on June 11.

A boy was born to Rose Webb and Ronald Rosser, Pittston, on June 14.

A girl was born to Jessica Brennan and Izyk Jensen, Avoca, on June 15.

A girl was born to Maggie Schluda and Craig Haywood, Pittston, on June 16.

A boy was born to Marissa and Mark Hopkins, Falls, on June 17.

A girl was born to Heather and Steven Talarico, Avoca, on June 18.

A girl was born to Michelle and Thomas Buckler, Pittston Township, on June 19.

A boy was born to Lauren and Benjamin Murphy, Laflin, on June 20.

A girl was born to Christina Muchler and Joseph Miscavage Jr., West Wyoming, on June 21.

A boy was born to Kayla and Douglas Griffiths, Jr., West Pittston, on June 26.

A boy was born to Cheryl and Theodore Scazafabo, Old Forge, on June 27.

A girl was born to Mandy and Tom Malkemes, Wyoming, on June 28.

A girl was born to Krista Wolffer-Pickett and Robert Pickett, Falls, on June 28.

Misericordia University students, from left, Taylor Rupp, Mountain Top; Nicole Negron, Dallas; and Leah Santucci, Laflin; were recipients of English Department awards presented by Dr. Patrick Hamilton.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Chatter.Santucci.jpgMisericordia University students, from left, Taylor Rupp, Mountain Top; Nicole Negron, Dallas; and Leah Santucci, Laflin; were recipients of English Department awards presented by Dr. Patrick Hamilton. Submitted photo

Local residents were honored for academic excellence, service or both at The University of Scranton’s 2016 graduation. From left, first row, Amy R. Mozeleski, James W. Pennington and Patricia Harrington, Ed.D., acting provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Second row, Angela Rose Agostini, Jennifer Lynn Hadley and Devin Marie Sullivan-Phillips.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Luzerne.jpgLocal residents were honored for academic excellence, service or both at The University of Scranton’s 2016 graduation. From left, first row, Amy R. Mozeleski, James W. Pennington and Patricia Harrington, Ed.D., acting provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Second row, Angela Rose Agostini, Jennifer Lynn Hadley and Devin Marie Sullivan-Phillips. Submitted photo

Rebecca Prociak, front, is crowned Miss Polish Women’s Alliance of America by her grandmother, Florence Prociak.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Rebecca-Prociak.jpgRebecca Prociak, front, is crowned Miss Polish Women’s Alliance of America by her grandmother, Florence Prociak. Submitted photo
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