Dunmoreans Earn Degrees from Lackawanna College

LCLogoFUTURE1Lackawanna College awarded more than 370 associate degrees and certificates to students from 15 states during its 123rd commencement on May 20 in the College’s Student Union in downtown Scranton.

The following Dunmore students earned degrees and certificates: Pasquale Joseph Mandarano, Associate in Applied Science, Accounting; Thomas Swinick, Business Studies; Lin Zhu, Cardiac Sonography; Sardar Shahzeb Khan, Computer Information Systems; Kaitlin Rose Gardier, Criminal Justice-Counseling; Brandon Michael Kukawski and Robert J. Seprish, Criminal Justice-Police; Kaitlin Rose Gardier, Human Services; Al Husayn Al Mukhtar Abu Bakr, Elisabeth Jamison Padula, and Shannon Margaret Regan, Liberal Studies; Laurel Nicole Leppo, Sport Management.

Lackawanna College is a private, accredited two-year college serving the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury, and Towanda. 


Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Graduation




Leadership Lackawanna’s teen program, Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, recently met at Lackawanna College in Scranton, for a Graduation Recognition Ceremony.

Graduates are pictured, front row, from left: Lindsey Reinheimer Loss, board chair, Leadership Lackawanna;  Anthony J. DeFrancesco, Riverside; Scarlett Spager, Old Forge; Karissa Kalinoski, Mid Valley; Gabrielle Pagnotti, West Scranton; Christina Carachilo, Carbondale Area; Devyn Gabrielle Davis, North Pocono; Annabelle Rogers, Scranton; Adeline Rieder, Scranton Prep; Olivia Ann Pisarski, and Emily Walsh, Valley View; Riley Calpin, Scranton Prep, and Nicole A. Morristell, director, Leadership Lackawanna.  Middle row: Evan Florey, Abington Heights; John Glinsky IV, Mid Valley;  Robert Scarpa, Carbondale Area;  Allison Melnikoff, Lackawanna Traill; Alyssa Marie Bielinski, Dunmore; Lainey Lavelle, West Scranton; Amanda Herold and Skye Smith, Western Wayne; Gabriele Hanstein, Scranton Prep, and Juliana Innocenti, Holy Cross. Back row: Elisabeth Johnson, Holy Cross; Jacob R. Wescott, Lackawanna Trail; Mason P. Black, Valley View; Noah V. Jennings, Riverside; Hayden James Krewson, Scranton; Pariseema S. Pancholy, Abington Heights, and Tara Sweeney, Valley View. Other graduates included; Isabella Luciani, Scranton Prep; Hannah Kowalski, Abington Heights; Alaina Jones, Lackawanna Trail; Ashley Bound, Old Forge, and Harleigh Christina Davis, Holy Cross.

Class of 2017 Graduates from Holy Cross High School

Holy Cross Graduation - Valedictorian Meghan Healey

Class of 2017 Valedictorian: Meghan Ann Brigid Healey.

Holy Cross High School graduated 89 students on Friday, June 2, at Sette LaVerghetta Center at Marywood University with Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, as commencement speaker and honored guest.

A baccalaureate mass was held on Thursday, June 1, at Cathedral of St. Peter with Rev. Cyril D. Edwards as principal celebrant. Benjamin D. Tolerico is school principal.

Meghan Ann Brigid Healey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Healey, Scranton, was named valedictorian. Salutatorian was Hannah Ruth Gilhooley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Gilhooley, Olyphant.

Meghan was a four-year member of the varsity cross country and varsity track teams and was named senior captain of both teams. She served as class vice president for four years; was a two member of the swim and basketball teams, a senior Student Council representation, treasurer of the National Honor Society, and a member of the Pro-Life Club, Environmental Club and Crusaders for Compassion.

Holy Cross Graduation - Salutatorian Hannah Gilhooley

Class of 2017 Salutatorian: Hannah Ruth Gilhooley

Hannah was a member and parliamentarian of the National Honor Society, Pro-Life Club, Environmental Club, Language Club, Habitat for Humanity, Immaculate Heart of Mary Scholar, and a four-year varsity softball team member. She will attend the University of Scranton majoring in biology in the  PreMed track.

Members of the 2017 Holy Cross graduating class were: Abigail Sarah Anderson, Caitlin Marie Andrews, Dean Michael Angeloni, Jeffrey Joseph Antosh, Joseph Aloysius Arbie, Kevan Joseph Bailey, Christopher Michael Baumher, Erica Evanne Berlot, Lianna Shania Bilbao, Grant Joseph Brogenski, Deidra Cali, Kaitlyn Ashley Cebular, Ryan Commodario, Abigail Rose Corrigan.

Also, Francesca Ann Creavey, Marguerite Josephine Cummings, Thomas Antonio Deredita, Brianna Leigh Dyson, Shayonna D. Escalera, Dustin Bernard Fagnani, Kelly Ann Farrell, Thaddeus James Farrell, Jacob Andrew Geda, Matthew Paul Genovese, Leah Mary Clare Georgiades, Hannah Ruth Gilhooley, Mary-Margaret Graff.

Also, Emilly Paige Griffiths, Cassandra Groncki, Abigail Guziewicz, James Arthur Hanna, Meghan Ann Brigid Healey, Robert J. Hernandez, Julianne Frances Hunt, John L. Iacobacci, Patrick Kane, Jeabog Kim, Mark Stephen Kobierecki II, Acacia Krenitsky, Morgan Rebecca Kriefski, Daviane J. Laforme, Deion Joseph Lewis, Mia Francesca Maiolatesi, Paul Joseph Marmo, Rose Martillotti.

Also, Colin Quinn McAndrew, Makayla Isabelle McClemens, Madelyn McGoff, Emily Ann McHale, Laurel Ann Mekilo, Joseph David Mies, Rachel Anne Moffitt, Timothy Jared Murphy, Celine Antoinette Nash, Matthew G. Nelson, Maria Rachel Noyes, Kaitlyn Christine O’Connor, Kateri Christine O’Connor, Christian A. Ogozaly, James Dougas Owens, Kella Ann Pacifico, Leah Pawluck, Grace Alyona Perechinsky, Shelby Anne Petrillo, Alyssa Lynn Pezzuti.

Also, Malachi Jordan Phillips, Miranda Piwowarski, KiSeong Kevin Ra, Michael Joseph Roberts, Amanda Ross, Bailey T. Simrell, Alana Bridget Siock, Ann Marie Siock, Noah James Sirannni, Jordan Joseph Symonies, Carly Ann Tomaine, John Barton Topalanchik, Lauren Kathleen Torre, James Michael Tressler, Tracey Ann Tyrrell, Nicholas Henry Urso.

Also, Giovanni Charlie Vega, Lauren Catherine Walker, Ashley Elizabeth Walsh, Matthew Ryan Warden, Madison Christine Ware, Jade Jiajing Wehner, Tazu-Ling Sunny Weng and Suming Wu.



Holy Cross Class of 2016 Commencement

Senior 16

Holy Cross High School will hold its 2016 commencement on Friday, June 3, at Sette LaVerghetta Center at Marywood University with 115 seniors graduating. Commencement speakers will include The Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton; Benjamin D. Tolerico, Holy Cross principal, and Msgr. David L. Tressler, Diocesan Secretary for Catholic Schools, superintendent of schools.

Honored guests will be Ms. Kathleen A. Gilmartin, assistant superintendent of schools; Mrs. Michele Long, assistance superintendent of schools, and Msgr. Thomas M. Muldowney, Vicar General, Diocese of Scranton.


2016 Valedictorian Zoe Haggerty

A Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Thursday, June 2, at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Scranton, with Rev. Cyril D. Edwards as principal celebrant and homilist.

Valedictorian of the Class of 2016 is Zoe Haggerty, daughter of David and Rebecca Haggerty, South Abington Township, who will major in biochemistry and philosophy at the University of Scranton.

At Holy Cross, she has been president of the National Honor Society, and a member of Crusaders for Compassion, Modern Foreign Languages Club, PJAS, Pro Life/Mission Club, Scholastic Bowl, cross country team and track and field team.

Salutatorian is Samuel Collura III, son of Sam and Maria Collura of Carbondale. He will major in petroleum and natural gas engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. At Holy Cross, he was a member of the National Honor Society, Modern Foreign Languages Club, Pro-Life/Mission Club, Scholastic Bowl, and basketball team.


2016 Salutatorian Samuel Collura

Members of the 2016 Holy Cross graduating class include: Alyssa Marie Alfano, Kayla Marie Rose Angelo, Alexandria Jane Arbie, James John Backus, Melissa M. Berardelli, Abigail Elizabeth Bloom, Aaron Jeffrey Bogdanski, Bridget Lynn Boginski, Dominique Bonavoglia, Nikolaos Michael Boniello, Alexandria Borgia, Richard James Boyle, Christine Maria Brannon, Emily Sharon Burden.

Devon Catherine Carey, David Michael Carter, Molly Anne Cerep, Matthew Phillip Cicco, Sean Francis Collins, Samuel Peter Collura III, Casey Michael Connolly, Antonia Rose Corma, Alexandra Nicole Covaleski, Isabelle Crotti, Gabriella Sunni Day, Jacqueline P. Dende, Reilly Marie Dugan, Claire Elena Duncan, Felicia Elizabeth Dzielak, Emily Margaret Faith, Emily Anne Fisher, Ryan R. Fisher, Alyssa Marie Flannery, Lauren Ashley Franklin and Kathleen Brady Fricke.

Gabrielle Rose Geldhof, Andrew Evan Gownley, Lexie Ann Green, Mackenzie Anne Greenfield, Edward Peter Gregorowicz, Jocelyn Nicole Griffin, Julie Marie Haefele, Zoe Rose Haggerty, Sierra Elizabeth Hembury, Alexis Lynn Holeve, Taylor Zdislava Karkut, Kayle Marie Kincel, Kevin C. Kizis, Olivia Yvonne Klein, Ashley E. Kneier, Erin Elizabeth Kranick, Emily Rose Kuchwara and Courtney Elizabeth Kuschke.

William Edward Legg, Noah J. Leopard, Karl James Lewis, Moriah Lukasik, Eric Joseph Macarski, Thomas Vincent Malone, Angelo Mancinelli, Cierra Christina Marino, Matthew James Marsh, Edward J. Carlacci Mazaleski, Rachel Angelica Mazur, Courtney Ann McDonnell, Shannon Marie McDonough, Jake H. McGovern, Sierra McKenzie McPhillips, Joshua Thomas Blaise Megliola, Rachel Mariea Merritt, Joshua Paul Mesaris, Dylan Richard John Michalek, Brooke Miller, Brendan M. Mizok, John Jeffrey Montefour, Luke Gerald Monteleone, Cindy Vazquez Morales, Nina Marie Mucciolo, and Robert Joseph Murphy Jr.

Matthew R. Nealon, Gannon Joseph Richards Palmiter, Patrick John Pastore, Patrick John Pastore, Emily Grace Pettinato, Abigail Elizabeth Phillips, Michael J. Pope III, Allie Elizabeth Rainey, Justin David Daniel Reed, Caitanne Mary Robinson, Emily Nichole Robinson, Michael Liam Rogers, Karalyn Ann Rook, Laurel Ann Schuster, Monica Seamon, Monica Rose Shaffern, Alex John Shattin, Austin Thomas Shattin, Alyssa Marie Sheehan-Fazio, Tze Chi Shiang, Nathan Robert Skrutski.

Jeffrey Robert Smicherko, Brian Gregory Sokol, Timothy James Sokolowski, Sarah E. Sporko, Joshua S. Strony, Andrei Y. Svistunov, Sarah Rachel Tanana, Isabelle Madeline Tokash, William Trainor, Nicholas John Vaccaro, Robert Charles Warner III, Larissa Webster, Thomas R. Williams, Chad Stephen Yurkovic, and Zachary John Zaluski.