Greater Pittston residents in the news: Lucyann Skvarla, West Wyoming, honored by King’s College

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Lucyann Skvarla, center, was recently honored by King’s College for 40 years of work. Also pictured is Father Walter Jenkins, C.S.C., superior of the Holy Cross Congregation of priests and brothers at King’s College, left; Father John Ryan, C.S.C., King’s president. -

Skvarla honored by King’s College

WILKES-BARRE — Lucyann Skvarla, of West Wyoming, has served in various positions at King’s College since 1978 and was recently selected to receive the Spirit of Holy Cross Award.

The award is an annual recognition by the United States Province of Priests and Brothers of the critical importance lay people play in living out the vision and mission of Holy Cross founder Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., to make God known, loved and served in education, parish and mission settings.

Skvarla began working in the faculty secretarial pool and subsequently served as secretary in the Planning Office and as associate director of institutional research. Her current post is executive assistant to the provost in the Academic Affairs office. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from King’s while working full-time.

Skvarla was honored recently at a dinner held at Moreau Court, the residence for members of the Holy Cross Congregation serving King’s and the local community.

Harman places second at competition

SCRANTON — Jeremy Harman, an 11th-grade student at Wyoming Area, recently took second place at The University of Scranton’s 19th Annual Northeast PA Brain Bee Competition.

The competition for high school students in grades nine through 12 was held on the university’s campus and was sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at the University and the Scranton Neuroscience Society.

All questions for the competition were drawn from “Brain Facts,” a book about the brain and nervous system published by the Society for Neuroscience.

Residents assisting in conference

WILKES-BARRE — Nicole Kolessar, of Exeter, and Mauri Bohan, of Pittston, will participate with the Wilkes University History Department in hosting the Second Annual Wyoming Valley Undergraduate History Conference on Feb. 21.

The conference will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Cohen Science Center, 140 S. River St.

Residents beginning internships

WILKES-BARRE — Sarah Stoss, of Exeter; Paige Hudock, of West Pittston; and Mariah Curtis, of Dupont, will participate in internships as part of their academic work in the 2018 spring semester.

Stoss, a psychology major, is interning with Mid-Atlantic Youth Services. Hudock, a psychology major, is interning with Wyoming Valley Children’s Association. Curtis, a marketing major, is interning with the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce.

Happy birthday

Joan Marino, of Hughestown, celebrated a birthday on Feb. 8.

Mary Pat Augello, of Hughestown, celebrated a birthday on Feb. 9.

Nancy Burkel, of Hughestown, celebrated a birthday on Feb. 14.

Sharlene Cook, of Hughestown, celebrated a birthday on Feb. 15.

Happy anniversary

Tam and Al Strellish, of Hughestown, celebrated an anniversary on Feb. 14.

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Lucyann Skvarla, center, was recently honored by King’s College for 40 years of work. Also pictured is Father Walter Jenkins, C.S.C., superior of the Holy Cross Congregation of priests and brothers at King’s College, left; Father John Ryan, C.S.C., King’s president.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_LC-Skvarla.jpgLucyann Skvarla, center, was recently honored by King’s College for 40 years of work. Also pictured is Father Walter Jenkins, C.S.C., superior of the Holy Cross Congregation of priests and brothers at King’s College, left; Father John Ryan, C.S.C., King’s president.