Local Chatter: Julia Shandra, of Hughestown, completes physician assistant studies

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Shandra receives degree

WILKES-BARRE — Julia Shandra, of Hughestown, recently completed the physician assistant (PA) studies master’s degree program at King’s College.

She received her degree at the college’s annual summer commencement as a member of the program’s 42nd graduating class.

Confletti earns degree

WILKES-BARRE — Jennifer Confletti, of West Pittston, recently earned her master of education degree in reading from King’s College at the college’s summer commencement ceremony.

NANTICOKE — Luzerne County Community College recently awarded degrees to students who completed requirements for their field of study in August.

Associate in Applied Science — Wesley Corrick, Pittston; Fatou John, West Pittston; Diane Kleynowski, Pittston Township; Taylor Levandoski, Dupont; Davina Paisley, Exeter; Nicholas Shedlock, West Pittston; Alaena Swingle, Duryea; Dana Zalewski, Pittston.

Associate in Science — Alexander Carroll, West Pittston; Nicole Dale, Avoca; Abbigail Menichini, Avoca.

Birth announcements

A boy was born to Kaylin Ahearn and Stephen Radle, Avoca, on Sept. 10.

A boy was born to Kristyn and David Olander, Jr., Pittston, on Sept. 12.