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The seventh annual Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Awards ceremony is being planned for 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 in the Theatre in Brooks at Keystone College. Honorary co-chairs for the event are John and Pat Atkins. Dorrance and Susan Belin have been named recipients of the 2013 Cornerstone Award. The award honors the memory of Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan and recognizes students and community leaders who reflect his spirit, leadership and service. Seven Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Scholarships will also be presented to students at schools and institutions where McGowan devoted his time and service. Students from Allied Services’ dePaul School, Keystone College, King’s College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Mount Saint Mary’s University and the University of Scranton will be honored. Tickets for the event are $125 per person and $225 per couple. Varying levels of sponsorship are available and donations are welcome. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship Fund, administered by The Luzerne Foundation. For more details, contact Donna Clemens at Keystone College at 945-8155 or donna.clemens@keystone.edu. Planning committee members, from left, first row, are Donna Clemens, Pat Atkins, John Atkins and Mariellen Rinaldi. Second row: Sandy Insalaco, Diane Dutko, Barbara Merdiushev, Patrice Persico, Tina McGovern, Meg Hambrose, Jenny Blanchard, Tish Last and Ruth Connolly.

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