First Posted: 4/3/2014



Nadine Malik, of Shavertown, was one of seven Wilkes University students who participated in an alternative spring break trip to the Dominican Republic.

Alternative spring break offers students an opportunity to perform community service while experiencing a different culture and developing their leadership, teamwork and critical thinking skills. There, they taught English to children from public and private schools and members of the larger community.

They continued their work outside the classroom as they played volleyball, basketball and baseball with the children.


Scranton and Wilkes-Barre personal injury firm Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. announces that founding partner and president Melissa A. Scartelli and managing partner Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr., both of Dallas, have been certified as members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


Glen Tellis, Ph.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P., professor and chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University, received the Honors of the Association from the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) at the PSHA 2014 Convention, “Champions for Clinical Excellence & Innovative Practice,’’ in Pittsburgh.

A resident of Dallas Township, Dr. Tellis is also the acting dean of the College of Health Sciences.

In order to be eligible for the distinguished award, nominees need to have exhibited outstanding contributions in at least two of the following areas: research and publication, teaching, continuing education, convention and conference presentations in communication science and disorders or related areas, administrative services in the area of communication science and disorders, and clinical service. They also had to hold at least 10 years of continuous professional membership in PSHA.

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