Local Chatter: Scarantino siblings, of Pittston, graduate from respective schools


Jamie Scarantino, left, is shown with sister Ashley. Jamie recently graduated from King’s College and Ashley graduated from Pittston Area High School. The siblings are from Pittston.


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Scarantinos graduate

PITTSTON — Ashley and Jamie Scarantino, children of Carl and Shelly Scarantino, Pittston, recently graduated from their respective schools.

Ashley graduated from Pittston Area High School with honors with distinction and will continue her education at the SUNY Cortland, where she will major in exercise science and be a member of their gymnastics team.

Jamie graduated cum laude from King’s College with a double major in accounting and human resource management. He will reside in Alexandria, Virginia working for Kearney & Company as a staff accountant.

Maternal grandparents are John and Ann Marie Lizak, Dupont and paternal grandparents are Carl and Catherine Scarantino, Pittston.

Residents named to 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 Institute 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.

Locals study abroad

WILKES-BARRE — Several local King’s College students recently completed a faculty-led study abroad experience.

Kristi Naylor, Duryea, was among a group of 10 King’s students who traveled to Eastern Europe as part of the King’s College Geographies of Europe Series. The trip included excursions to the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. She is a senior majoring in psychology.

Jessica Pacovsky, Exeter, was among a group of 13 King’s students who traveled to the Los Amigos Biological Research Station in the lowland Amazon forest in Peru. She is a junior majoring in environmental studies with a minor in geography.

Carissa Smith, Exeter, was among a group of 15 King’s students who travelled to Greece with stops in Athens, Tolo, Ancient Olympia, and Delphi. She is a sophomore majoring in Physician Assistant Studies.

Trio named to dean’s list

PHILADELPHIA — The following local residents have been named to the University of the Sciences’s dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester.

Alyssa Marie Cajka, Wyoming, is a doctor of pharmacy student; Caitlin Fay, Duryea, is a doctor of pharmacy student; Samantha Williams, Hughestown, is a physician assistant studies student.

Colleran named to dean’s list

READING — Katelyn Colleran, Pittston, was recently named to Alvernia University’s dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester. Colleran is studying early childhood education with special education at Alvernia and is a graduate of Coughlin.

Coulter named to dean’s list

NEWARK, Del. — Maegan Coulter, Exeter, was named to the University of Delaware’s dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester.

Happy birthday wishes

Deborah Goldstein of Duryea celebrated her birthday Wednesday, June 29. Her family and staff wish her a special and loving happy birthday.

Laura Morino of Hughestown celebrated her birthday Friday, July 1.

Rachel Freed of Pottsville, niece of Mike English, Pittston Township, is celebrating her 16th birthday Sunday, July 3.

Lisa Kossuth of Hughestown is celebrating her birthday Sunday, July 3.

Maryann Talipan of Pittston will celebrate her birthday Monday, July 4.

Colleen Tigue DeFrank of Hughestown will celebrate her birthday Monday, July 4.

Jamie Scarantino, left, is shown with sister Ashley. Jamie recently graduated from King’s College and Ashley graduated from Pittston Area High School. The siblings are from Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SCARANTINO.jpgJamie Scarantino, left, is shown with sister Ashley. Jamie recently graduated from King’s College and Ashley graduated from Pittston Area High School. The siblings are from Pittston. Submitted photo
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