Giberson to speak at MU commencement
DALLAS — West Wyoming native Rear Admiral (RADM) Scott F. Giberson, assistant U.S. Surgeon General and former acting deputy surgeon general of the United States, will be the speaker when Misericordia University holds its 90th annual undergraduate commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21.
Giberson will also be the speaker at the graduate commencement at 10 a.m.
Giberson served as the leader of Commissioned Corps Headquarters for the 6,700-plus members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and provides direction and control over policy, readiness, deployment and all operations. He also served as the overall commander for the Commissioned Corps’ Ebola Response in West Africa.
Both ceremonies will be held in the Anderson Sports and Health Center on campus. Commencement activities also will include a baccalaureate Mass, which will be offered at 4 p.m. Friday, May 20 in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.
Sem students named to honor roll
FORTY FORT — Kathleen Hanlon, dean of Wyoming Seminary Lower School, recently announced the Greater Pittston area students named to the high honor roll and honor roll for the winter trimester of the 2015-16 academic year:
Grade 6: Emily Aikens, Jenkins Township; Samantha Casey, Jenkins Township; Samantha Quinn, Duryea; Jacob Ruderman, West Pittston.
Grade 7: Shawna Casey, Jenkins Township.
Grade 8: Philip Gristina, Pittston; Logan McGowan, Pittston; Stephen Vanesko, Harding.
Grade 7: Philip Gelso, Duryea; Dylan Ostroski, West Wyoming.
Grade 8: Chloe Brennan, Inkerman; Rachel Swaback, West Pittston.
Spagnuolo awarded scholarship
DALLAS — Tia M. Spagnuolo of Wyoming, a speech-language pathology graduate student at Misericordia University, was awarded the 2016 Von Drach Memorial Scholarship by the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association at the 57th annual Convention, “Collaborating for Special Outcomes,’’ in Pittsburgh.
Spagnuolo has been a member of the department’s National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association since 2011 and has maintained a 3.99 grade point average, while also providing more than 400 hours of clinical assessment and treatment at the university’s Speech-Language and Hearing Center in John J. Passan Hall, Greater Nanticoke Area’s Elementary Center and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia.
DelPriore inducted into education program
WILKES-BARRE — Dominique DelPriore, of Dupont, was one of 15 Wilkes University students inducted into the teacher education program at a pinning ceremony attended by faculty, parents, friends and students on March 15.
The requirements for the program included passing a test of basic skills for educators, earning at least a 3.0 grade point average, completing 48 credit hours, including six credits in mathematics and six credits in English.