Local Chatter: Greater Pittston residents earn degrees from Wilkes University

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Locals earn degrees

WILKES-BARRE —The following Greater Pittston residents recently received degrees from Wilkes University:

Amanda Amitia, West Pittston, Master of Science in Education; Angela Callahan, Pittston, Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing; Ellen Gorman, Wyoming, Master of Science in Education; Michelle McDermott, West Pittston, Master of Science in Education; Sara Ouellette, Pittston, Master of Arts in Creative Writing; Lauren Strelish, Wyoming, Master of Science in Education; Ashley Bernardi, Pittston, Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Nursing; Shelby Hess, Pittston, Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Nursing.

Barber recognized for academics

BLOOMSBURG — Allison Barber, Pittston, was recently recognized by the Division II Athletic Directors Association for work in the classroom with a 2017-18 Academic Achievement Award.

Thomas studies abroad

SCRANTON — Brittany Thomas, Exeter, was among the 43 University of Scranton students who studied abroad during the Summer 2018 semester.

Thomas, a neuroscience major at Scranton, participated in the Danish Institute for Study Abroad Summer Courses in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Birth announcements

A boy was born to Tiffany Jordan and Eric Quinn, Pittston, on Aug. 23.

A girl was born to Beth and Jeremy Connor, Exeter, on Aug. 30.

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