Local Chatter: Dupont residents present research at Misericordia University


Dupont resident presents at conference

DALLAS TWP. — Madison Carbindale, of Dupont, recently presented scholarly work that examined the historical, literary and cultural portrayals of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Queen Mary I of Scotland at the Twelfth Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Moravian College during a student-faculty panel in the university’s English Department.

She helped examine the legendary 16th century queens’ reputations to determine if they faced the same discrimination as modern women or were they victims of sundry stories that sought to discredit them.

Locals begin internships with King’s College

WILKES-BARRE — Britney Benkoski, Exeter, and Shane Borisuck, Pittston, are conducting 15-week internship experiences with King’s College.

Interning with the King’s College Hispanic outreach program, Benkoski works specifically with the office’s English as a Second Language department. As an intern, she teaches citizenship classes to Hispanic immigrants in order to ensure they are ready for their citizenship tests.

Borisuck began his internship at PCC Aerostructures (Wyman-Gordon), where he works in the accounts payable department. As an intern, Shane is responsible for matching invoices with packing slips.

Locals present research with Wilkes University

WILKES-BARRE — Mariah Curtis, Dupont, and David Graff, Pittston, were among undergraduate and graduate students in Wilkes University’s Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership who presented their research at the inaugural Sidhu Research Day on Dec. 1.

The event, a first for the Sidhu School, celebrates academic achievement and mentorship.

Happy birthday

Angela Rose Maher, of Forest Hills, NY, Dec. 9, celebrated her birthday on Dec. 9. Angela’s mother, Noreen Musto Maher, is a former resident of Pittston.

Joey Martin, a native of West Pittston now living in Pittston, celebrates his birthday Dec. 13.