Local Chatter: Jenkins Township resident Julie Langan inducted to Phi Betta Kappa at Loyola University

April 29th, 2016 12:24 pm

Langan inducted to Phi Betta Kappa

BALTIMORE, Md. — Julie Langan, a Jenkins Township resident and a senior psychology major at Loyola University, was recently inducted into the Epsilon of Maryland Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. This honor society is the United States’ oldest and most respected honorary society.

Her induction ceremony took place in the Alumni Chapel on the campus of Loyola University on April 10. Earlier that day, Langan received additional distinction at a ceremony at Loyola University honoring dean’s list students. She received a certificate acknowledging her status as a dean’s list student during the 2014-15 academic year. During that year, Langan attained a 4.0 in each of the semesters.

These award ceremonies closed out a weekend, which began when Langan was honored along with other recipients at a scholarship dinner. Langan was awarded an endowed scholarship from the Alice M. Lage Memorial Fund. This scholarship is awarded to talented and qualified undergraduate students at Loyola University.

In between these academic celebrations, Langan traveled to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana to take part in the Counseling Psychology Great Lakes Conference from April 8-9. At the conference, in conjunction with Michiko Iwasaki Ph.D., Langan presented her research in a poster entitled “Counseling Psychologists as Change Agent in the Battle with Synthetic Cannabis Use.”

Langan is a 2012 graduate from Scranton Prep and the daughter of Jerry and Theresa Langan, Jenkins Township.

Blakley inducted into engineers’ society

WILKES-BARRE — Devin Blakley, Avoca, was one of 55 Wilkes University students inducted into the Keystone Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society for Professional Engineers.

The students will receive Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering, environmental engineering or mechanical engineering at the university’s spring commencement ceremony and as part of the ceremony, they will each receive a stainless steel ring that serves as a symbol of membership.

Birth announcements

PLAINS TWP. — Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center announces newborns for the days of Thursday, April 7 through Thursday, April 21.

A boy was born to Jennifer Williams, Dupont, on April 7.

A boy was born to Laneisha Taylor and Daniel Haigler, Wyoming, on April 8.

A girl was born to Alexandra and Curtis White, West Pittston, on April 14.

A girl was born to Aeriol Grochowski and Sean Keefe, Pittston, on April 14.

A girl was born to Jacqueline Roberts and Justin Hall, Pittston, on April 18.

A girl was born to Rachael and Eric Seamans, West Wyoming, on April 21.

Happy Birthday wishes

Kevin Talipan, of Pittston Township, is celebrating his 13th birthday May 1.