Local Chatter: Greater Pittston residents earn dean’s list status, study abroad, celebrate anniversaries and more


The Northeast Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association recently held its annual installation of officers and committee chairs at the Holiday Inn in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Tanya Corvo, Beach Lake, LCCC Class of 2016 President; Karen Webb, Swoyersville, NPDHA Publicity Chairwoman; Terie Oelke, Harveys Lake, LCCC Class of 2016 Treasurer. Second row, Kristin O’Donnell, Avoca, NPDHA Secretary; Sandy Yanchick, Noxen, NPDHA President and NPDHA Continuing Education Chairwoman; Rachel Coffee, Harveys Lake, NPDHA Newsletter Editor; Maureen Savner, Mountain Top, NPDHA Treasurer; Robyn Gordon, Duryea, NPDHA Past President; Marcy Bronsburg, Hanover, NPDHA Trustee. Absent from photo, Julie Cleary, Macungie, NPDHA Public Health Chairwoman, Pattie Bieski, Forty Fort, NPDHA Membership/Student Liason Chairwoman, Angie Yorina, Wyoming, Hospitality Chairwoman.


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Zezza studied abroad

SELINSGROVE — Jordan Zezza, of Exeter, spent time in New Zealand over winter break as part of Susquehanna University’s Global Opportunities (GO) program.

Zezza is a biochemistry major in the Class of 2017 and 2013 graduate of Wyoming Area. He is the son of Jerry and Doreen Zezza.

Moluski earns dean’s list at SU

SELINSGROVE — Samantha Moluski, Pittston, was named to Susquehanna University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2015 semester.

Moluski, a psychology major in the Class of 2016, is a 2012 graduate of Pittston Area and the daughter of Cindy Moluski.

Locals named to NPDHA

WILKES-BARRE — The Northeast Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association (NPDHA) recently held its annual installation of officers and committee chairs at the Holiday Inn in Wilkes-Barre.

Kristin O’Donnell, Avoca, was named NPDHA secretary. Angie Yorina, Wyoming, was named hospitality chairwoman. Robyn Gordon, Duryea, is a past president of the organization.

Wilkes University awards degrees

WILKES-BARRE — The following Greater Pittston residents earned their respective college degrees from Wilkes University at the conclusion of the 2015 fall semester:

Kayla Bucci, Wyoming, Bachelor of Arts in communications studies; Eleanor Laffey, West Pittston, Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing; Jeanine Manta, Exeter, Bachelor of Arts in elementary and early childhood education; Natalie Smirne, Avoca, Bachelor of Arts in psychology; Justin Wall, Pittston, Bachelor of Arts in mathematics; Jon Pollard, West Wyoming, Doctor of Education in educational administration.

Births announced

PLAINS TWP. — Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center announces the following births:

A girl was born to Holly Strickland and Dustin Ciampi of Duryea on Jan. 3.

A girl was born to Stephanie Williams and Ryan Mully of Pittston on Jan. 7

A girl was born to Breanna Czachur and Robert Zielinski of Pittston on Jan. 8

Happy anniversary wishes

Mike and Nora Musto English of Pittston Township celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on Jan. 30. They have two children, Michael and Carol Ann, and two grandchildren, Rachel and Max.

Tom and Mary Jeanne Petroski, Wyoming will celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary on Feb. 4.

The Northeast Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association recently held its annual installation of officers and committee chairs at the Holiday Inn in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Tanya Corvo, Beach Lake, LCCC Class of 2016 President; Karen Webb, Swoyersville, NPDHA Publicity Chairwoman; Terie Oelke, Harveys Lake, LCCC Class of 2016 Treasurer. Second row, Kristin O’Donnell, Avoca, NPDHA Secretary; Sandy Yanchick, Noxen, NPDHA President and NPDHA Continuing Education Chairwoman; Rachel Coffee, Harveys Lake, NPDHA Newsletter Editor; Maureen Savner, Mountain Top, NPDHA Treasurer; Robyn Gordon, Duryea, NPDHA Past President; Marcy Bronsburg, Hanover, NPDHA Trustee. Absent from photo, Julie Cleary, Macungie, NPDHA Public Health Chairwoman, Pattie Bieski, Forty Fort, NPDHA Membership/Student Liason Chairwoman, Angie Yorina, Wyoming, Hospitality Chairwoman.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_dental-hygeine.jpgThe Northeast Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association recently held its annual installation of officers and committee chairs at the Holiday Inn in Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, Tanya Corvo, Beach Lake, LCCC Class of 2016 President; Karen Webb, Swoyersville, NPDHA Publicity Chairwoman; Terie Oelke, Harveys Lake, LCCC Class of 2016 Treasurer. Second row, Kristin O’Donnell, Avoca, NPDHA Secretary; Sandy Yanchick, Noxen, NPDHA President and NPDHA Continuing Education Chairwoman; Rachel Coffee, Harveys Lake, NPDHA Newsletter Editor; Maureen Savner, Mountain Top, NPDHA Treasurer; Robyn Gordon, Duryea, NPDHA Past President; Marcy Bronsburg, Hanover, NPDHA Trustee. Absent from photo, Julie Cleary, Macungie, NPDHA Public Health Chairwoman, Pattie Bieski, Forty Fort, NPDHA Membership/Student Liason Chairwoman, Angie Yorina, Wyoming, Hospitality Chairwoman. Submitted photo
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