Awarded Poetry Medal at Marywood Commencement

June 27th, 2015 1:44 am

First Posted: 5/21/2013

Noelle Marie Kozak, Pittston, PA, was awarded the Sister M. Charitas Loftus Medal for Excellence in Poetry at Marywood University’s commencement ceremony. She received a Bachelors of Arts in English.

At Marywood, Kozak was a member of the English Club and was the senior executive editor of The Marywood University Bayleaf. The daughter of Walter and Doreen Kozak, she is a graduate of Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre.

Psychology Award

The Misericordia University Psychology Department recently acknowledged the academic accomplishments of its top students during the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall on campus.

Jessica Zaborny of Exeter, received the Psychology Student Achievement Award for a traditional psychology major.

The award is presented to a student for outstanding academic performance.

Students graduated May 18 at the 87th annual Misericordia University Commencement ceremony at the Anderson Sports and Health Center on campus.


Research Award

Kearston Healey of Avoca, was presented with the Speech-Language Pathology Research Excellence Award at Misericordia University.

It is granted to a student who takes initiative to participate in all aspects of the research process for multiple research projects, including independent research.

The quality of the awardee’s scholarship has to be exemplary and to have led to presentations at conferences and /or academic publications.

Medical Imaging


Misericordia University recently recognized the academic accomplishments of Nicholas Svab of Laflin, and Rebecca Knick of West Pittston, by presenting them medical imaging awards at the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall on campus.

The Medical Imaging Department presented the Mallinckrodt Award for Academic Excellence in Medical Imaging to Svab and Knick.

The Mallinckrodt Award is given to a traditional and non-traditional student who possesses the highest grade point average in medical imaging.

The minimum grade point average is 3.30.

Geisinger newborns

A girl was born to Jillian Milcavage of West Pittston on May 5.

A boy was born to Samantha and Michael Rifflard of Pittston on May 8.

A girl was born to Stacey Boyer and Jeffrey McCabe of Pittston on May 14.

A girl was born to Sharon Kukosky and Donald Barber of Falls on May 15.

A girl was born to Christina and Scott Romanchick of Old Forge on May 16.

Graduates in Tennessee

Teresa “Terri” Ackerman, daughter of Robert and Denise Ackerman, graduated from graduated Bearden High School in Knoxville, TN on May 18.

She is a granddaughter of the late Howard and Claire Ackerman of Pittston and the late Henry and Teresa Mazurski of Waterbury, CT.

Terri graduated with honors and will be attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she will be studying nursing.

Sisters Graduate

Maria Boris graduated on May 26 Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education with a concentration in Math from the University of Scranton.

Her sister Amy Boris graduated from Holy Redeemer High and will attend Mansfield University majoring in Criminal Justice. They are the daughters of Eric and Lisa Boris of Avoca.

Wilkes honor grad

Ashley Mundenar daughter of Mark and Donna Mundenar of Avoca graduated from Wilkes University Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a dual minor in Neuroscience and Women’s Gender Studies. Miss Mundenar, a 2009 Valedictorian from Pittston Area High School, will be attending Widener University in the Doctoral program for Physical Therapy.

Bucknell dean’s list

Bucknell University has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2012-13 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.

Those students from your circulation area who met this standard are: Michael Mattei, Pittston, son of Richard and Donna Mattei of Harding, and a 2009 graduate of Wyoming Area H S, Exeter.

Michael C. Romanowski, Pittston, son of Michael and Kellie Romanowski of Pittston, and a 2010 graduate of Wyoming Area H S, Exeter.

Thomas C. Romanowski, Pittston, son of Thomas and Erica Romanowski of Pittston, and a 2010 graduate of Wyoming Seminary Colg Prep Sch, Kingston.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday wishes go to George Matrone of Duryea who celebrated on May 27, Marty Reddington, Pittston also celebrated on May 27, Tony Gorey of Hughestown celebrated on May 31, Vincent Gatto also of Hughestown celebrated on May 31. Sierra Gorey of Hughestown is celebrating on June 2 and Jeffrey Gavlick of Suscon is celebrating on June 3.