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Misericordia University physical therapy major Sean Vitale, of West Pittston, was the first male finisher at the “Cougars in Color 5K Race,” which raised money for The Lucy Fund.

The Misericordia University Student Government Association held the inaugural event and raised more than $2,000 for The Lucy Fund – an organization that raises money to battle metastatic cancer.

The Lucy Fund was established by Lucy E. Stanovick shortly after she was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer in 2008. By the time the wife and mother of two was diagnosed, the cancer had spread to other regions of her body. Undeterred, the Saylorsburg resident researched the disease and then established The Lucy Fund in order to raise awareness and funding for metastasis research.

Sigma Tau Delta

Alyssa Zekoski, of Harding, was recently inducted into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society at Misericordia Unviersity.

Sigma Tau Delta was founded in 1924 and has about 800 active chapters in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean. The society’s central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies, according to the society.

Misericordia University students majoring or minoring in English are eligible for Sigma Tau Delta after completing at least three semesters in the program and maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.2 in the major’s courses and a 3.0 GPA overall.

Phi Sigma Tau

Michael Scarnato, of Old Forge, was one of seven Misericordia University students inducted into Phi Sigma Tau, the International Honor Society in Philosophy.

At Misericordia University, philosophy majors and minors are eligible for induction into Phi Sigma Tau after completing nine credit hours of study while maintaining a 3.0 or higher grade point average and being in the top 35 percent of their class.

Happy birthday

Robert Ryzner Sr., of Duryea, celebrated his birthday on April 28.

Brooke Gorey, of Hughestown, celebrated her birthday on April 28.

Kevin Talipan, of Pittston Twp. celebrated his 11th birthday on May 1, He has two brothers, Brian and Justin, and a sister, Kaitlyn.

John Vercerkauskas, of Pittston, celebrated his birthday on May 3.

Happy anniversary

Wayne Quick, mayor of Hughestown Borough, and his wife, Mary Ann, celebrated their wedding anniversary on April 28.

David and Barbara Stefanoski, of Hughestown, are celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary today, May 4.

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