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Brittany Ann Driscoll
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Brittany Ann Driscoll, of Pittston, and Katelyn Kovaleski, of Avoca, are currently student teaching as part of the education curriculum at King’s College.

Both students are student teaching at Pittston Area High School. The supervised student teaching experience is necessary to fulfill King’s degree requirements and to obtain a Pennsylvania Teacher Certificate.

Earns doctorate

Joseph T. Alaimo was recently awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology and Toxicology and Molecular Biology and Genetics from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

Dr. Alaimo’s dissertation work “Identification and Characterization of Ethanol Responsive Genes in Caenorhabditis elegans” has led to numerous publications in national journals and awards from the Virginia Academy of Science and The Central Virginia Chapter of Society for Neuroscience. He has recently been awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship in Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX.

The competitive research fellowship is sponsored by the Smith-Magenis Research Foundation at Baylor College of Medicine where Alaimo will focus on the genetics underlying Smith-Magenis syndrome and the identification of therapeutic targets for individuals with the disorder. Dr. Alaimo received a Bachelor of science in Biology and Neuroscience in 2008 from King’s College and is a 2004 graduate of Pittston Area High School. Dr. Alaimo is the son of Elizabeth and Salvatore Galante of Pittston Twp., and Sam Alaimo of Pittston. ​

Happy birthday

Happy belated birthday wishes go to Diana Butera, of Avoca, who celebrated her special day on Feb. 22.

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