Local Chatter: Greater Pittston residents receive pins from Misericordia University


Students in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program at Misericordia University received their long white coats at a special program completion ceremony. From left, first row, Daniel Herrera, Ormand Beach, Florida; Robbie Hicks, Germansville; Mallory Getts, Tunkhannock; Robert Dillon Linhart, Missoula, Montana; Kristopher Krawchuk, Slatington; and Rachel Solomon, Milton. Second row, Arianne Schott, Dallas Township; Maura Pellegrini, Pittston Township; Bethany Smith, Kingston; Sabrina Alles, Dallas Township; Kassandra Williams, Lake Winola; and Matthew Farnsworth, Wapwallopen. Third row, Craig Landzinski, Wayne, New Jersey; Ethan Yoder, Kingston; Caitlynn Watkins, Philadelphia; Ying Shan “Sandy” Li, Tustin, California; and Jacqueline “Carly” Edwards, Schnecksville.


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Misericordia University held a pinning ceremony to recognize students who completed the Part-Time Evening Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing Program and the RN to BSN Expressway Program. Students who received their pins during the ceremony, from left, first row, Melissa Jones, Kingston; Michelle Burke, Kingston; Holly Valvano, Clarks Summit; Dana Greenwood, Scranton; Karen Szwast, Exeter; and Heidi Stredny, Forty Fort. Second row, Tina Chapman, Dunmore; Stacy Yarina, Avoca; Kristal Smith, Falls; Megan Lask, Milford; and Suzanne Hernandez, Duryea. Third row, Rachel Rush, Plains; Kelcee Ashby, Duncannon; Tracy Cusatis, Nescopeck; Angela Moser, Swoyersville; Ashley Welsh, Bloomsburg; and Lisa Tondora, Harveys Lake. Fourth row, Lindsey Jacobs, Hanover Township; Ann Webster, Wilkes-Barre; Megan Bartuska, Dupont; Robert Rogers, East Brunswick, New Jersey; Bryan Weaver, Shavertown; and Ryan Rigdon, Wilkes-Barre.


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Local students receive pins

DALLAS TWP. — Several Misericordia University students were recently recognized for completing Part-Time Evening Bachelor of Science Degrees within the nursing program, and the RN to BSN Expressway Program.

The following students received their pins at a ceremony: Karen Szwast, Exeter; Stacy Yarina, Avoca; Kristal Smith, Falls; Suzanne Hernandez, Duryea; and Megan Bartuska, Dupont.

Smith received the Academic Excellence Award that is conferred to a BSN student who has attained the highest academic standing overall. The Kaplan Readiness Award was presented to Szwast. The award is given to the student who has attained the highest scores on the comprehensive National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) review test.

Pellegrini receives white coat

DALLAS TWP. — Maura Pellegrini, Pittston Township, in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program at Misericordia University, received her long white coats at a special completion ceremony held recently.

At the ceremony, the class of 17 students received their second white coat, a longer coat than the one they received the previous year signifying program completion. In addition, the students took the Physician Assistant Professional Oath, reminding them to always put the health, safety and privacy of their patients first and to be professional at all times.

Birth announcements

PLAINS TWP. — Geisinger Wyoming Valley announces the following newborns:

A boy was born to Marina Thomas and Ryan Matalonis, Pittston, on Aug. 12.

A girl was born to Angela and Robert Bejeski, Duryea, on Aug. 16.

A girl was born to Jessica Smalley and Ryan Williams, Wyoming, on Aug. 18.

Students in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program at Misericordia University received their long white coats at a special program completion ceremony. From left, first row, Daniel Herrera, Ormand Beach, Florida; Robbie Hicks, Germansville; Mallory Getts, Tunkhannock; Robert Dillon Linhart, Missoula, Montana; Kristopher Krawchuk, Slatington; and Rachel Solomon, Milton. Second row, Arianne Schott, Dallas Township; Maura Pellegrini, Pittston Township; Bethany Smith, Kingston; Sabrina Alles, Dallas Township; Kassandra Williams, Lake Winola; and Matthew Farnsworth, Wapwallopen. Third row, Craig Landzinski, Wayne, New Jersey; Ethan Yoder, Kingston; Caitlynn Watkins, Philadelphia; Ying Shan “Sandy” Li, Tustin, California; and Jacqueline “Carly” Edwards, Schnecksville.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-MU-PA-Completion-Ceremony.jpgStudents in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program at Misericordia University received their long white coats at a special program completion ceremony. From left, first row, Daniel Herrera, Ormand Beach, Florida; Robbie Hicks, Germansville; Mallory Getts, Tunkhannock; Robert Dillon Linhart, Missoula, Montana; Kristopher Krawchuk, Slatington; and Rachel Solomon, Milton. Second row, Arianne Schott, Dallas Township; Maura Pellegrini, Pittston Township; Bethany Smith, Kingston; Sabrina Alles, Dallas Township; Kassandra Williams, Lake Winola; and Matthew Farnsworth, Wapwallopen. Third row, Craig Landzinski, Wayne, New Jersey; Ethan Yoder, Kingston; Caitlynn Watkins, Philadelphia; Ying Shan “Sandy” Li, Tustin, California; and Jacqueline “Carly” Edwards, Schnecksville. Submitted photo

Misericordia University held a pinning ceremony to recognize students who completed the Part-Time Evening Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing Program and the RN to BSN Expressway Program. Students who received their pins during the ceremony, from left, first row, Melissa Jones, Kingston; Michelle Burke, Kingston; Holly Valvano, Clarks Summit; Dana Greenwood, Scranton; Karen Szwast, Exeter; and Heidi Stredny, Forty Fort. Second row, Tina Chapman, Dunmore; Stacy Yarina, Avoca; Kristal Smith, Falls; Megan Lask, Milford; and Suzanne Hernandez, Duryea. Third row, Rachel Rush, Plains; Kelcee Ashby, Duncannon; Tracy Cusatis, Nescopeck; Angela Moser, Swoyersville; Ashley Welsh, Bloomsburg; and Lisa Tondora, Harveys Lake. Fourth row, Lindsey Jacobs, Hanover Township; Ann Webster, Wilkes-Barre; Megan Bartuska, Dupont; Robert Rogers, East Brunswick, New Jersey; Bryan Weaver, Shavertown; and Ryan Rigdon, Wilkes-Barre.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-PTENP-Nurse-Pinning.jpgMisericordia University held a pinning ceremony to recognize students who completed the Part-Time Evening Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing Program and the RN to BSN Expressway Program. Students who received their pins during the ceremony, from left, first row, Melissa Jones, Kingston; Michelle Burke, Kingston; Holly Valvano, Clarks Summit; Dana Greenwood, Scranton; Karen Szwast, Exeter; and Heidi Stredny, Forty Fort. Second row, Tina Chapman, Dunmore; Stacy Yarina, Avoca; Kristal Smith, Falls; Megan Lask, Milford; and Suzanne Hernandez, Duryea. Third row, Rachel Rush, Plains; Kelcee Ashby, Duncannon; Tracy Cusatis, Nescopeck; Angela Moser, Swoyersville; Ashley Welsh, Bloomsburg; and Lisa Tondora, Harveys Lake. Fourth row, Lindsey Jacobs, Hanover Township; Ann Webster, Wilkes-Barre; Megan Bartuska, Dupont; Robert Rogers, East Brunswick, New Jersey; Bryan Weaver, Shavertown; and Ryan Rigdon, Wilkes-Barre. Submitted photo
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