Local Chatter: Katherine Lorenzi, Pittston, named president’s scholar at Hinds Community College

Lorenzi named president’s scholar

RAYMOND, Miss. — Katherine Lorenzi, Pittston, has been named a president’s scholar at Hinds Community College for the 2015 fall semester.

President’s scholars are those with a cumulative GPA for a 4.0.

Morris retiring from IBM

MILTON, N.Y. — Richard Morris, formerly of Duryea, will retire from IBM after nearly 35 years of service.

Morris is a 1973 graduate of Pittston Area High School and joined IBM in July of 1981 in its high-end server division located in Poughkeepsie, New York. While at IBM he attained the level of senior engineer.

Morris is married to the former Ann Janiga of Port Blanchard, also a 1973 graduate of Pittston Area High School.

They presently reside in Milton, New York and have two children Christina and Richard Jr., both of Milton.

Tavaglione studying in Rome

WILKES-BARRE — Matthew Tavaglione, Pittston, is currently studying abroad at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.

He is a sophomore international business and marketing major at King’s College, where he is a dean’s list student, a member of the Commuter Life Association and the International Business and Economics Club.

Tavaglione is the son of Joseph and Nancy Tavaglione.

Happy birthday wishes

Mary Jeanne Petroski of Wyoming will celebrate her birthday on March 23.

Jason Sabatelle of Sabatelle’s Market in Pittston will celebrate his birthday on March 25.

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