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First Posted: 11/21/2014

O’Callaghan works

on Wilkes TV

Wilkes University student Colleen O’Callaghan, of Sweet Valley, is gaining firsthand experience as a member of the student-run television program, Wilkes Now.

O’Callaghan is a junior Communication Studies major. She is the daughter of Melissa Myles.

Three inducted

Three Back Mountain students in the Misericordia University Nursing Program were recently inducted into the Theta Phi Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

They are Alicia English, Dallas;Yuri Pelepko-Filak, Trucksville; and Erin Lavey, Shavertown.

Somers honored

The Ethics Institute of Northeastern Pennsylvania at Misericordia University recently recognized Christine Somers, D.Min., M.S.W., director of Campus Ministry at Misericordia University, with the 2014 Sister Siena Finley, RSM Ethics Award at the 23rd annual Ethics Institute Dinner at the Henry Student Center, Ballroom, Wilkes University.

A resident of Dallas Township, Dr. Somers oversees programs and ministries that originate out of Campus Ministry at Misericordia University, such as spiritual and service programs, social justice initiatives, community outreach, international service trips, liturgy, pastoral counseling and spiritual direction. She also coordinates spring break service trips that take students on missions to underserved populations across the country.

Three take part

in forum

Katelyn Wojcik, of Dallas, and Adam Paulauskas and Matthew Gorski, both of Shavertown, were among students at King’s College who participated in the College’s William G. McGowan School of Business’s Tenth Annual Business Forum in New York.

Students had the opportunity to attend a mentoring session with professionals from various fields, many of whom are King’s graduate’s students. Following the mentoring session, the students participated in an event at which the inaugural Father James Lackenmier, C.S.C., Award for Achievement and Leadership was presented.

Sod inducted

into society

Olivia Sod, of Trucksville, a junior communication, management and design major in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, was inducted into the Oracle Honor Society on Nov. 3.

Students who maintain a GPA in the top 10 percent of all students in their school throughout their first full academic year are invited into the society.

Rome honored

at Bucknell

Colby Rome, of Tunkhannock, has received the President’s Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement at Bucknell University.

It is awarded annually to those students who demonstrate the highest level of academic achievement by attaining a cumulative GPA of 4.00 on a scale of 4.00. Honors were awarded during Family Weekend and Homecoming Weekend at Bucknell.

A sophomore in the B.S. in Computer Engineering program, Rome is the son of Eric and Robin Rome and a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School.

Burak inducted

into society

Taylor Burak, of Shavertown, was recently inducted into Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society by the Techer Education Department at Misericordia University.

To be eligible for KDP membership, teacher education students at Misericordia University must be in their junior or senior year, have been on the dean’s list at least twice, have a current overall grade point average of at least 3.4, and been active in professional activities.

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