Leadership Lackawanna Graduates

Leadership Lackawanna

Leadership Lackawanna recently announced its 2017 Executive Program graduates.

The Executive Program assists professionals in becoming more engaged in the community, broadens their social network and increases their overall knowledge of the Greater Scranton region.

Graduates include, front row from left:  Robbie Risley, board chair, Leadership Lackawanna; Susan Turell, Theresa Yocum, Tracy Brundage, Robert M. Knight Jr., Ross Cordaro, Carrie Gubanics, John Phillips, and Nicole Morristell, director, Leadership Lackawanna. Back row: John J. Matlock, Tammy McHale, Kathleen Barry, Melissa Kelleher, Barbara Maculloch, Mark McHugh and Ron Beer.


From Marywood Students to Physician Assistants

PA pinning ceremony photo

Nearly 40 Marywood University students, including one from Dunmore recently graduated from the Physician Assistant program. Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., president of Marywood University, welcomed the students at a special pinning ceremony to commemorate their achievements.

Pictured first row, from left: Alicia Edwards, Kimberly Vogan, Catherine Notchick, Dunmore.; Cassandra Nuzzarello, Carlie Craven, Whitney Butler, and Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., president of Marywood.

Second row: Justine Samanas, MPAS, PA-C, clinical director; Zeena Attia, Andrea Chamberlain, Melissa Kaminski, Amanda Kilgus, Casey VanFleet, Cassandra Erdman, Alissa Dongilli, Renae Keiper, Emily Ketz, and Bianca Noel.

Third row: Jessica Frawley, MPAS, PA-C, clinical coordinator; Rachel DeStefano, Noel Bricker, Valerie Golembeski, Taylor Schroeder, Kaukauna, Wis.; Sierra Bellenzeni, Katie Shager, Jessica Wadeson, Danielle Higgins, Michele Myszka, Amy Kester, Molly Feeney, and Jessica Nalepka.

Fourth row: Lori Swanchak, Ph.D., PA-C, PA program director; Davis Young, Alex Latham, Paul Hashagen, Tyler Longstreet, Keaton Bennett, Kyle Viola, Andrew Andrle, George Ritz, Kam Mueller, Adam Yngelmo, and Abigail Davis, MPAS, PA-C, PA academic director.


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.