Scott L. Massey, Ph.D., P.A.-C., the founding department chairperson, program director and professor of Misericordia University's five-year Master of Science program in physician assistant studies, has been elected to serve on the Physician Assistant Education Association Board of Directors. Dr. Massey holds an Associate of Science in physician assistant from Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, Ohio; a bachelor's degree from the Regents College External Degree Program at The State University of New York at Albany, N.Y.; a Master of Science in education from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio; and a Ph.D., in leadership from the Andrews University Leadership Program, Berrien Springs, Mich. He also completed the management development program at the Harvard University School of Education.
Several area businesses made the rankings of the best places to work in Pennsylvania. This program evaluates and ranks the best places of employment in the State based on employee satisfaction and engagement, as well as workplace practices and policies. The Best Places to Work in PA includes two groups of companies: 71 small/medium-sized firms with 25-249 employees and 29 large-sized companies with 250 employees or more. The top 100 companies were honored recently during an awards ceremony Nov. 29 at the Lancaster County Convention Center.
Among the local companies that made the list are:
• Quandel Enterprises, Inc. ranked ninth among the top 71 small/medium size employers in the state, according to the 13th annual Best Places to Work in PA awards program.
Quandel has been providing construction services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest for 130 years, including construction management, general construction and design-build services. In addition to its Scranton office, the business also has branches in Maryland, Ohio, Illinois and elsewhere in Pennsylvania.
• Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Inc. ranked eighth among the top 29 large employers in the state.
Schaedler Yesco Distribution is an electrical, lighting, datacomm, and industrial supplies distributor with 16 locations throughout Pennsylvania including Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Cresco.
• Benco Dental ranked ninth among large employers in the state. Benco, which has 1,300 employees companywide, including 500 in Pennsylvania, is headquartered in Pittston Township.
• Sheetz ranked 16th among the large employers in the state. The Altoona-based company has convenience stores and gas stations throughout the state including several locally including Wilkes-Barre, Sugarloaf Township, Kingston Township, Dunmore, Clarks Summit, Dickson City and Plains Township.
Submit announcements of business honors and awards to Business Awards by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; by mail to 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250; or by fax to (570) 829-5537. Photos in jpg format may be attached to email.