Szwast earns award
DALLAS TWP. — Karen Szwast, Exeter, was recently awarded the Kaplan Readiness Award by the Misericordia University Department of Nursing.
The award is given to the student who has attained the highest scores on the comprehensive National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses review test.
Locals assigned to student teaching
DALLAS TWP. — Misericordia University teacher education majors recently received their student teaching assignments for the fall semester during the Student Teaching Seminar in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.
Miranda Belles, Dupont, will teach in the Pittston Area School District. Danielle McDonald, Avoca, will teach in the Wyoming Area School District.
WAYNE — Ryan James Joyce, Pittston, recently graduated with the Outstanding Cadet Award at the Valley Forge Military Academy and College.
During his time there, Joyce received multiple awards and accolades including the Order of Anthony Wayne Inductee Award, which is the highest award given to any student, faculty or staff for honor. He was also the Battalion Commander which is the highest ranked cadet, Best Cadet award, First Sergeant, Outstanding Cadet of the company, The Anthony Wayne Legion Award, Honor Council, English Honor Society, Business Honor Society, Junior College National Honor Society and Wrestling Team captain 2014-2016.
Joyce succeeded in academics, sports and leadership and he is in the Army ROTC program working toward the rank of Second Lieutenant.
He will complete his bachelor’s degree at King’s College, majoring in accounting.
Joyce is the son of David and Lisa Joyce, grandson of Dolores Infantino and the late Joey “I” Infantino and Nan and Joe Joyce.
Zezza presents research
SELINSGROVE — Jordan Zezza, of Exeter, recently presented research at the sixth annual Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium held at Bloomsburg University.
Zezza’s research, conducted with Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow Sarah Cassella and a team of other students, concerned the impact of ethanol use on immune cells in the brains of Swiss Webster mice. Zezza is studying biochemistry in the class of 2017.
The event allows students from across central Pennsylvania to come together to share presentations on research from a variety of disciplines. It is sponsored by Bloomsburg University, Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, Geisinger Health System and Susquehanna University.
A 2013 graduate of Wyoming Area, Zezza is the son of Jerry and Doreen Zezza.
Moluski inducted to honor society
SELINSGROVE — Samantha Moluski, of Pittston, was recently inducted into the Pi Gamma Mu honor society at Susquehanna University.
The purpose of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage the study of the social sciences and to achieve synthesis therein; to inspire social service to humanity by an intelligent approach to the solution of social problems; and to recognize outstanding achievement.
Moluski studies psychology. A 2012 graduate of Pittston Area, she is the daughter of Cindy Moluski.
Babe and Jeanne Gutowski, of Avoca, recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary.