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Grosner provides tax assistance

Pamela Grosner, of Wyoming, an accounting student at Wilkes University’s Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership, was among several students who offered free tax assistance to the public through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

The program was held throughout the month of February on campus at Wilkes University.

Four named to dean’s list

The following residents earned dean’s list honors for the fall 2012 semester at Saint Joseph’s University:

Michael G Mazur Jr., of Shavertown, majoring in Economics; Michael Strellish,of Wyoming, majoring in Finance; Lindsey M Stamer, of Tunkhannock, majoring in Mathematics; and Kristen D Boyle, of Shavertown, majoring in Psychology.

Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes and complete at least 15 credits to earn Dean’s List status for a semester.

Two completing student teaching

Ashley Zerfoss, of Shavertown, and Sarah Jones, of Trucksville, are among 34 Wilkes University education majors completing student teaching assignments for the spring 2013 semester.

Zerfoss, daughter of Susan and Rodney Zerfoss, is a senior majoring in English with a minor in secondary education. She will teach eighth-grade Language Arts and Research Writing at Lake-Lehman High School.

Jones, daughter of Kirk and Coleen Jones, is a senior majoring in Spanish and secondary education. She will teach ninth through 12th grade Spanish at Wyoming Area High School.

Anne Yoskosi presents paper

Wilkes University student Anne Yoskoski, of Dallas, presented a paper at the Seventh Annual Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Moravian College in Bethlehem on Dec. 1.

She presented her paper, “A Reflection on Merchant of Venice’s Themes and the Casket Scene.”

She is completing an internship for the spring 2013 semester.

Yoskoski is studying English and communications at Wilkes and is completing an internship with Wilkes University Marketing Department. She is the daughter of Rebecca and William Yoskoski.

Yoskoski is a junior at Wilkes pursuing a double major in English literature and communication studies with concentrations in public relations and rhetoric.

The daughter of William and Rebecca Yoskoski, she is very involved on campus acting as an editor of The Beacon, vice president of the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, a Zebra Communications account team member, working as a writing mentor in the university writing center and former editor-in-chief of The Inkwell Quarterly, an interdepartmental humanities newsletter.

Hastings appointed to board

Todd Hastings, M.S., R.N., assistant professor and director of the Part-Time Evening Nursing Program at Misericordia University, has been appointed to the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services Program board. The two-year term is for 2013-15.

The Misericordia University nursing professor earned an associate degree in nursing from Luzerne County Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in nutrition science from Rutgers University. He received his Master of Science in nutrition from Penn State University and his Master of Science in nursing from Wilkes University.

Hastings is a registered nurse, who also works as a mental health nurse providing therapeutic services to mental health patients at Saxon Psychiatric Services in West Wyoming. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in nursing education from the University of Phoenix.

Professor publishes second book

Kathleen Scaler Scott, Ph.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P., assistant professor of speech-language pathology at Misericordia University, recently had her second book published on the communication disorder known as cluttering. “Managing Cluttering: A Comprehensive Guidebook of Activities.”

Cluttering is a communication disorder that affects a person’s ability to speak in a clear, concise and fluent manner.

Dr. Scaler Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from Douglass College/Rutgers University, a master’s degree from Emerson College, and a doctoral degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Zerfoss honored as scholar-athlete

Sarah Ann Zerfoss, of Shavertown, a member of the women’s swimming and diving team, was among 142 Clarion University student athletes honored as scholar-athletes at the 23rd Annual Bob Carlson Scholar Athlete Luncheon Feb. 8 in Gemmell Student Complex.

To be named a 2013 scholar-athlete, student athletes must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher, have two consecutive semesters of a 3.2 grade point average or higher in the spring and fall terms of 2012 or be a freshman or new transfer who achieved a 3.2 grade point average or higher in the fall 2012 term.

Generotti named to honor list

Charles Generotti, of Tunkhannock, has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean’s Honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the Fall 2012 semester.

Students with a quality point average of 3.60 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for a semester’s work are placed on the college’s Dean’s Honor List.

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