Local Chatter: David Mallarkey and Patrick Joyce awarded scholarships

David Mallarkey, left, of West Pittston, was recently presented the Father John Petrasko Scholarship Award while Patrick Joyce, right, of Avoca, received the Father John Bendik Scholarship Award. Both students are pictured with Darcy Brodmerkel, director of student activities. - Submitted photo

Mallarkey, Joyce receive scholarship awards

DALLAS TWP. — Misericordia University presented the Father John Petrasko and Father John Bendik Scholarship Awards to David Mallarkey, West Pittston, and Patrick Joyce, Avoca, at the 35th annual Leadership Awards Dinner.

Joyce is a teacher education major studying mathematics and social studies in middle level education while Mallarkey is a a nursing major.

Barder initiated into honor society

BATON ROUGE, LA — Allison Barber, Pittston Township, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Barber is pursuing a degree in Speech Pathology at Bloomsburg University.

Locals inducted into honor society

EAST STROUDSBURG — The following local students were among 10 East Stroudsburg University students recently inducted into Sigma Phi Omega, the national honor society in gerontology.

Nia Lombardo, Avoca; Katherine Stonikinis, Dupont; Lori Defazio, Pittston.

Scalzo recieves degree

SCRANTON — Allison Scalzo, Harding, received a doctor of medicine (MD) degree at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s (GCSOM) commencement ceremony May 6.

Scalzo will begin a residency in Phys Medicine & Rehab at Walter Reed Nat’l Military Medical Center-MD.

David Mallarkey, left, of West Pittston, was recently presented the Father John Petrasko Scholarship Award while Patrick Joyce, right, of Avoca, received the Father John Bendik Scholarship Award. Both students are pictured with Darcy Brodmerkel, director of student activities.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_LC-MU-Awards.jpegDavid Mallarkey, left, of West Pittston, was recently presented the Father John Petrasko Scholarship Award while Patrick Joyce, right, of Avoca, received the Father John Bendik Scholarship Award. Both students are pictured with Darcy Brodmerkel, director of student activities. Submitted photo