Local Chatter: Action Lift, Inc. in Pittston earns James F. Dicke Pioneer Award


Action Lift, Inc. in Pittston recently earned the prestigious James F. Dicke Pioneer Award as the company’s top-performing dealer. From left, Parts and Service General Manager Chet Williams; Rental Manager Bernie Thoma; Crown Equipment Senior Vice President Jim Mozer; General Manager Joe Mikiewicz; Crown Equipment Director of Customer Support Craig Burns; Crown Equipment Director of Branch and Dealer Sales Rick Drews; and Crown Equipment Vice President of Sales Chris Rahe.


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Action Lift, Inc. receives award

PITTSTON — Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently celebrated its 2015 best performing company-owned branches and independent dealers in North America at an annual award program.

Action Lift, Inc. in Pittston earned the prestigious James F. Dicke Pioneer Award as the company’s top-performing dealer. In addition to the Pioneer award, Crown presented Action Lift with the Summit Award for outstanding achievements in sales and customer satisfaction. The company selected winners from its North American network of more than 100 branches and dealers.

Residents graduate

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Wyoming resident Amanda Kowalek and Pittston resident Joseph Baurys both recently graduated from Western New England University.

Kowalek graduated with a Juris Doctor while Baurys of graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering. Baurys was also named to the president’s list for the spring 2016 semester.

Local nurses graduate

NANTICOKE — Two Greater Pittston residents recently completed their studies in the Luzerne County Community College 2016 Nursing Class.

The nurses are: Liz Golden, West Pittston, and Kelly Anne Wilson, Duryea.

Knaaub graduates magna cum laude

ELMIRA, N.Y. — West Wyoming resident Elizabeth Knaub recently graduated magna cum laude at Elmira College’s 161st commencement ceremony on June 5.

Moluski named to dean’s list

SELINSGROVE — Samantha Moluski, Pittston, was recently named to the Susquehanna University’s dean list for thr 2016 spring semester by maintaining a GPA of a 3.4 or higher.

Residents graduate from University of Scranton

Greater Pittston residents earn degrees

SCRANTON — The following Greater Pittston residents received their doctorate or master’s degrees in physical therapy at the University of Scranton’s commencement ceremony on May 28.

Niko D. Manetti, Old Forge, doctorate; Brittni Lyn Stull, Old Forge; master’s degree; Brian T. Cole, West Pittston, master’s degree; Kristen Anne Nawrocki, Duryea; master’s degree.

Greater Pittston residents graduate

SCRANTON — The following Greater Pittston residents received their bachelor’s or associate’s degrees at The University of Scranton’s commencement ceremony on May 29.

Joseph L. Ciuccio, Old Forge; Emily Ann Gontarski, Old Forge; Eric A. Zielinski, Old Forge; Jordan F. Gruttadauria, Duryea; Susan M. Kitcho, Avoca; Amy R. Mozeleski, Avoca; Grace O’Neill, Avoca; Angela R Agostini, Laflin; Concetta Mary Buttacci, West Wyoming; Norman E. Frederick Jr., Pittston; Jordan F. Gruttadauria, Duryea; Jennifer Lynn Hadley, Pittston; Jessica Lynn Hollister, West Wyoming; Sarah Elizabeth Kosik, Pittston; Cassandra M. Lombardo, Yatesville; Julie Ann Maroni, Pittston; Carly R. Murphy, Pittston; Christopher E. Musto, Jenkins Township; Jessica Papi, Pittston Township; James William Pennington, West Wyoming; Austyn C. Pivarnik, Hughestown; Samantha M. Shiner, Exeter; Jacqueline Stash, West Wyoming; Emily M. Suchocki, West Wyoming; Joshua S. Zurek, Pittston Township.

Residents earn dean’s list

SCRANTON — The following Greater Pittston residents were named to the dean’s list for The University of Scranton’s 2016 spring semester.

Alexander Anzelmi, Old Forge; Lauren E. Carey, Old Forge; Derek J. Drasba, Old Forge; Kate Lynn M. Duggan, Old Forge; Matthew J. Fedor, Old Forge; Louis J. Finnerty, Old Forge; Julee Modzelewski, Old Forge; Colin A. Moretti, Old Forge; Nicholas J. Pahoski, Old Forge; Eric A. Zielinski, Old Forge; Concetta M. Buttacci, West Wyoming; Adam R. Casper, Exeter; Krista G. Flanagan, Exeter; Norman E. Frederick, Jr., Pittston; Andrew V. Girman, Yatesville; Sergey M. Gnilopyat, Harding; Jordan F. Gruttadauria, Duryea; Jennifer L. Hadley, Pittston; Jessica L. Hollister, West Wyoming; Sarah E. Kosik, Pittston; Peter M. Kulick, Pittston; Brittany M. Lemardy, West Pittston; Rachel A. Longo, Hughestown; Julie A. Maroni, Pittston; Amy R. Mozeleski, Avoca; Carly R. Murphy, Pittston; Christopher E. Musto, Jenkins Township; Grace O’Neill, Avoca; Jessica L. Papi, Pittston Township; 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; Brian J. Talipan, Pittston; Brittany N. Thomas, Exeter; Heena Tolani, Duryea; Carly C. Walker, Pittston; Gared Zaboski, West Wyoming; Brandon M. Zaffuto, Pittston; Tara Zukosky, Wyoming.

Mundenar graduates

CHESTER — Ashley Mundenar, Pittston, graduated from Widener University recently with a doctor of physical therapy.

Engelhart named to dean’s list

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — Tanner Engelhart, Wyoming, was named to the Seton Hall University dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester.

Residents participate in conference

SCRANTON —Peter Kulick, Pittston, and Nicholas Chaump, West Pittston, were two of 24 University of Scranton students to participate in the 2016 Institue of Electrical and Electronics (IEEE) Region 2 Student Activities Conference held at Cleveland State University of Ohio.

University of Scranton students took first, second and third place honors at the competition.

Residents graduate from Kutztown

KUTZTOWN — The following Greater Pittston residents recently graduated from Kutztown University with their respective degrees.

Madeline M. Dworak, Dupont, received his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice/paralegal studies; Ronald M. Musto Jr., Hughestown, received his Bachelor of Science degree in leisure and sport studies; Maria Christine Sagliocco, Pittston, received her Bachelor of Science in Education degree in special education; and Mary Kathryn Turek, Pittston, received her Master of Arts degree in counseling, magna cum laude.

Action Lift, Inc. in Pittston recently earned the prestigious James F. Dicke Pioneer Award as the company’s top-performing dealer. From left, Parts and Service General Manager Chet Williams; Rental Manager Bernie Thoma; Crown Equipment Senior Vice President Jim Mozer; General Manager Joe Mikiewicz; Crown Equipment Director of Customer Support Craig Burns; Crown Equipment Director of Branch and Dealer Sales Rick Drews; and Crown Equipment Vice President of Sales Chris Rahe.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ActionLift.jpgAction Lift, Inc. in Pittston recently earned the prestigious James F. Dicke Pioneer Award as the company’s top-performing dealer. From left, Parts and Service General Manager Chet Williams; Rental Manager Bernie Thoma; Crown Equipment Senior Vice President Jim Mozer; General Manager Joe Mikiewicz; Crown Equipment Director of Customer Support Craig Burns; Crown Equipment Director of Branch and Dealer Sales Rick Drews; and Crown Equipment Vice President of Sales Chris Rahe. Submitted photo
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