Local Chatter: Pittston resident Sarah Kosik receives medal for academic achievement


Students from The University of Scranton were recently recognized for their academic achievements. First row, from left, are Kerry Ann Randall, Sarah Kosik (of Pittston) and Margarete Reilly. Second row are Alexandra Brennan, Julie Dragonetti, Marie Acker and Melissa Busch, pictured with Dianne Posegate, assistant dean, Academic Advising Center of the Panuska College of Professional Studies, and Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., associate dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies.


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Kosik awarded medal

SCRANTON — Sarah Kosik, Pittston, was recently recognized by The University of Scranton for outstanding academic achievement at an awards ceremony.

Frank O’Hara medals were given to students in their first, second and third years, as well as graduate students, with the highest grade point averages in the Kania School of Management, the Panuska College of Professional Studies, and the College of Arts and Sciences for the 2014-15 academic year. The award is named in honor of the late Frank O’Hara who served the university for 53 years in various administrative positions.

Kosik, an exercise science major with a psychology minor, nutrition concentration, and a guaranteed seat in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Scranton, received a medal for academic achievement for her junior year.

Hosey named to dean’s list

MILLERSVILLE — Curtis Hosey, Wyoming, was named to Millersville University of Pennsylvania’s dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester by maintaining grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher and attempting at least 12 credits of course work.

Local students earn dean’s list

SCRANTON — The following Greater Pittston residents were named to The University of Scranton Dean’s List for the 2015 fall semester.

The students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours.

Angela R. Agostini, Laflin; Concetta M. Buttacci, West Wyoming; Adam R. Casper, Exeter; Nicholas Chaump, West Pittston; Krista G. Flanagan, Exeter; Norman E. Frederick, Jr., Pittston; Andrew V. Girman, Yatesville; Sergey M. Gnilopyat, Harding; Jennifer L. Hadley, Pittston; Jessica L. Hollister, West Wyoming; Lisa A. Jackowitz, Avoca; Kaylyn Kashuba, West Pittston; Sarah E. Kosik, Pittston; Peter M. Kulick, Pittston; Brittany M. Lemardy, West Pittston; Rachel A. Longo, Hughestown; Amy R. Mozeleski, Avoca; Carly R. Murphy, Pittston; Grace O’Neill, Avoca; Cari T. Patterson, Pittston; Victoria R. Pennington, West Wyoming; Dolores M. Rozelle, Exeter; Samantha M. Shiner, Exeter; Kelly L. Smith, Pittston; Jacqueline Stash, West Wyoming; Emily M. Suchocki, West Wyoming; Brittany N. Thomas, Exeter; Carly C. Walker, Pittston; Devaney K. Wood, West Wyoming; Gared Zaboski, West Wyoming; Brandon M. Zaffuto, Pittston; Tara Zukosky, Wyoming; and Joshua S. Zurek, Pittston Township.

Students named to dean’s list

WILKES-BARRE — The following Greater Pittston residents were named to the Wilkes University Dean’s List for the 2015 fall semester.

Students obtained a minimum of a 3.4 grade point average and carried at least 12 credits.

Nasser Alahmad, Pittston; Paul Altavilla, Exeter; Emily Bellanco, Wyoming; Devin Blakley, Avoca; Brian Buckman, Wyoming; Joseph Champi, Dupont; Caitlin Conway, Pittston; Dominique DelPriore, Dupont; Olivia Dworak, Dupont; David Graff, Pittston; Elyse Guziewicz, Duryea; Joseph Harth, Pittston Township; Zachary Hill, Pittston; Justin Hunter, Dupont; Patrick Kaczmarczyk, Duryea; Nicole Kolessar, Exeter; Rachel Lazevnick, Pittston; Rachel Leandri, Wyoming; Steven Lee, Duryea; Jeanine Manta, Exeter; James Musto, Pittston; Mark O’Hara, Exeter; Angel Olmstead, Exeter; Kristen Santey, Pittston; Kevin Schiel, Wyoming; Peter Sidari, West Pittston; Steven Sklanka, Pittston Township; Natalie Smirne, Avoca; Gabrielle Spagnuolo, Wyoming; Steven Stravinski, Pittston; Samantha Szura, West Wyoming; Justin Topa, Avoca; Letitia Warunek, Pittston; Matthew Yatison, Pittston Township.

Happy Birthday wishes

Noreen Musto Maher, of Forest Hills, New York, formerly of Pittston Township, will celebrate her birthday on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Students from The University of Scranton were recently recognized for their academic achievements. First row, from left, are Kerry Ann Randall, Sarah Kosik (of Pittston) and Margarete Reilly. Second row are Alexandra Brennan, Julie Dragonetti, Marie Acker and Melissa Busch, pictured with Dianne Posegate, assistant dean, Academic Advising Center of the Panuska College of Professional Studies, and Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., associate dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_OHaraPCPS15under.jpgStudents from The University of Scranton were recently recognized for their academic achievements. First row, from left, are Kerry Ann Randall, Sarah Kosik (of Pittston) and Margarete Reilly. Second row are Alexandra Brennan, Julie Dragonetti, Marie Acker and Melissa Busch, pictured with Dianne Posegate, assistant dean, Academic Advising Center of the Panuska College of Professional Studies, and Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., associate dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies. Submitted photo
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