Dunmorean Receives Award for Leadership

Tyler Ward

Tyler Ward, M.S., of Dunmore, assistant director for housing and residence life at Marywood University, recently received the 2017 Raymond P. Heath Leadership Award for his outstanding service to student life at Marywood University.

Ward met all of the criteria set for the Raymond P. Heath Leadership Award, including the following qualities: Consistency, being keenly aware of the need to treat people equally by developing clear policies and adhering to them; Development, recognizing the potential in others; Harmony, looking for consensus, seeking areas of agreement; Positive Attitude, upbeat attitude in work and social interactions with colleagues; and Student Affairs Commitment, working with and for students to help them gain the maximum success and benefit from their college experience and to promote the personal growth and development of the “whole” student.

The characteristics and qualities that this award represents were inspired by Dr. Raymond Heath, who served as vice president for student life at Marywood University from 1996-2014. A true leader in the student life field, Dr. Heath championed both the students and Marywood University as a whole,  but he also was keenly interested in the professional development of those who worked and thrived under his leadership.

For additional information about Marywood University’s housing and residence life department, please visit http://www.marywood.edu/residencelife/ or call (570) 348-6236.


Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Progam Class: Apply Now

leadership_logo_new-copyLeadership Lackawanna is now accepting applications for the Core Program Class of 2017-2018. Leadership Lackawanna is both a leadership organization and a networking coalition. The core values of the organization include integrity, diversity, service, relationships and passion, as well as fostering and sustaining leaders.

In the 10-month Core Program, participants gain leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills, as well as an enhanced understanding of the issues relevant to the Greater Scranton region, through monthly sessions.  Areas of focus include community development, economic development, government, health care, law, education, quality of life, sustainability, history and media, with sessions featuring widely-recognized specialists.  

Members of the class also devote a large portion of their time to develop and implement community projects, hence enhancing their leadership abilities, fostering teamwork, and benefiting local non-profit organizations.

Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Program accepts applications from candidates who live or work in Lackawanna County. The cost is $1.350 with partial scholarships available on a limited basis.  Optional graduate credit programs are available to Leadership Lackawanna participants in cooperation with Marywood University and Keystone College.  

Applications are available online or by contacting Leadership Lackawanna Director, Nicole Morristell at (570) 342-77111. The deadline to apply is April 30.

For more information, visit www.LeadershipLackawanna.com.

Marywood Honors Patrick Fricchione for Community Leadership

Marywood Honors Patrick Fricchione + Sr Mary Persico IHM

Patrick Fricchione, M.D., honoree at Marywood University’s Fourth Annual Community Leadership Celebration; is shown with Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., president of Marywood University.

Marywood University will host its fourth annual Community Leadership Celebration on Thursday, May 4, in the Center for Athletics and Wellness on Marywood’s campus. The event will honor Patrick Fricchione, M.D., with Marywood’s Lead On Award, in recognition of his enthusiastic dedication to his profession and to his community, as well as his selfless, ongoing commitment to Marywood University and its students.

Dr. Fricchione worked in emergency departments in and around the Philadelphia area, eventually coming home to Northeast Pennsylvania, where he worked in the emergency departments at Moses Taylor Hospital and at the former Community Medical Center. Dr. Fricchione was the first board-certified emergency medicine trained physician at CMC.

He also established the Northeastern Occupational Medicine & Rehabilitation Center, P.C. in Dunmore,  and the Northeastern Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre Twp., and became a consultant and Medical Director for several Fortune 500 companies.

He developed special interests in the fields of forensic drug testing and disability and impairment evaluations. Dr. Fricchione was one of the first physicians in the state to be trained and certified by both the American Academy of Medical Review Officers (AAMRO) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) as a Medical Review Officer.

In the community, his work has focused primarily on the arts and education, having served as a past president at the Scranton Cultural Center and presently on the executive board at Marywood University. Dr. Fricchione’s connection to Marywood grew from his family’s association with the institution. The Fricchione Daycare Center, established in 1991, was the first large named philanthropy initiative at Marywood, as well as the first of many capital projects that would follow in subsequent years. Dr. Fricchione became a Marywood trustee in 2011.

In recent years, Dr. Fricchione has served as a Principal at his family’s business, Simplex Industries and Cornerstone Building Solutions, and he has developed special interests in renewable energy, particularly solar. He focuses much of his time in real estate acquisition and development and is presently working on the integration of automation in housing construction.

Proceeds from this year’s event will support the President’s Innovation Fund, which supports growth and educational opportunities at Marywood. Hundreds of business professionals, community leaders, and friends of Marywood University will come together to help make a difference in the name of Marywood. In its first three years, the Community Leadership Celebration has helped the University secure over one million dollars toward enhanced learning opportunities for students.

For  information on the Fourth Annual Community Leadership Celebration, to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, or to buy tickets to the event, visit www.marywood.edu/clc or call 570-348-6238.


Carolyn Bonacci Appointed Director of Professional Continuing Education at Marywood

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Carolyn Bonacci, M.A., was recently appointed as the Director of Professional Continuing Education at Marywood University. Ms. Bonacci also serves as an instructor in the philosophy department at the University.

In her position as director of professional continuing education, Ms. Bonacci is involved with the planning and coordinating of professional continuing education and workforce education discipline workshops that include: activity professionals; addictions counselors and prevention specialists; art therapists; attorneys; certified case managers; certified counselors; certified public accountants; educators; employee assistance professionals; funeral directors; music therapists; nurses; nursing home administrators; physician assistants; psychologists; registered dieticians; social workers and family therapists; speech-language pathologists and audiologists; nurse aides, and food protection manager certification.

The next spring semester program for the professional continuing education department will take place on Friday, March 31, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The program, “Online Technologies: Mission Development, Ethical Issues and Suicide Prevention for Mental Health Professionals,” will feature David J. Palmiter, Ph.D., professor in the psychology and counseling department at Marywood University. The program will take place in the Upper Main Dining Hall in the Nazareth Student Center. Registration will begin online in early March.

Ms. Bonacci completed her master’s degree in philosophy at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass., in 2009. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in Maryland in philosophy and fine arts with a concentration in art history. She also studied abroad at both Oxford University (Wadham College) in England and at Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. Her area of specialization in art history is in Italian late Medieval and early Renaissance art.

For additional information about Marywood University’s professional continuing education and workforce education program, go onlineemail Carolyn at carolynbonacci@maryu.marywood.edu, or call (570) 348-6061.