Local Chatter: Greater Pittston Residents partake in service trips with King’s College


Students participate in service trips through King’s College

WILKES-BARRE — King’s College students Andrew Coco, Exeter, and Allison Kizer, Pittston, recently volunteered as part of the WinterSERVE (Students Engaged in Reflective Volunteer Experiences) program.

Coco, a senior accounting major, participated in a trip to Andre House in Phoenix, Ariz., a house of hospitality that reaches out to those in need by offering services such as food, clothing, blankets and showers.

Kizer, a junior in the physician’s assistant program, participated in a trip to Center for the Homeless in South Bend, Ind.

Kolessar presenting research paper

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University student Nicole Kolessar, of Exeter, will present a research paper, “African American and Nisei Women,” on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the first Wyoming Valley Undergraduate History Conference being held at King’s College.

Residents named to deans list

PHILADELPHIA — The following Greater Pittston residents were recently named to the University of Science’s deans list for the 2016 fall semester.

Alyssa Marie Cajka, Wyoming; Elizabeth Eaton, West Wyoming; Sara Radzwilka, Exeter; Brittany Souryavong, Duryea.

West Wyoming resident named to dean’s list

HEMPSTEAD, NY — Destini Esposito,West Wyoming, was named to the Hofstra University deans list for the 2016 fall semester.

Pittston resident completing student teaching assignment

WILKES-BARRE — Kristen Santeya, Pittston, is completing a student teaching assignment this semester at Wyoming Valley West district.

Santeya is a Wilkes University education major and student teaching is one of the requirements for earning teacher certification in Pennsylvania.

Pittston resident presenting research paper

WILKES-BARRE — Pittston resident and Wilkes University student Mauri Bohan will present a research paper, “Indian Rebellion of 1857,” at the first Wyoming Valley Undergraduate History Conference. The conference will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 on the third floor of King’s College’s Sheey-Farmer Campus Center, 108 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre.

Wyoming resident awarded scholarship

READING — Wyoming resident Lea Getz has been granted the Veronica Founder’s Scholarship to study forensic science at Alvernia University in the fall. Getz is currently a senior at Wyoming Area High School.

To be awarded this $15,000 scholarship, the recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and minimum SAT score of 980 on reading and math and 1060 on math and evidence-based reading and writing.

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