Alexia Mazzarella, Pittston, has been selected to join 250 leaders representing many high schools from throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania at the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) from May 15-18 at Shippensburg University.
Representing Holy Redeemer High Schjool, Mazzarella is the daughter of Joseph and Tiziana Mazzarella, Pittston.
For the past 56 years, HOBY Leadership Seminars have brought together select groups of high school sophomores to interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, and education to discuss present and future issues in an enthusiastic learning environment.
During its annual Awards Convocation held May 4, Lackawanna College presented its Social Science Division Award to Stephanie Piccoletti, Old Forge.
Academic division awards are presented to students who exemplify excellence and dedication in their degree studies.
Order of Engineer
Garth Todd of West Pittston was one of 27 graduating engineering students and professionals initiated into the Order of the Engineer at the annual Wilkes University Engineering Banquet. The Order of the Engineer is a code of ethics offered to all Wilkes graduating engineering students.
The ceremony emphasized the importance of professional licensure and cooperation within the engineering profession.
Edward Bednarz, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Wilkes and former engineer with the U.S. Army, spoke about his concept of engineering ethics. Thomas Lawson, executive vice president at architectural and engineering design firm Borton-Lawson, delivered the keynote address about his experiences in developing a successful, local engineering consulting firm.
Erica and Michael Guarnieiri, Duryea, recently graduated for their respective universities. Michael received a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Penn State Wilkes-Barre on May 10 .
Erica graduated from Marywood Univeristy in Scranton with a Master’s Degree in Special Education on May 11. She previously graduated from Wilkes University with a BA Degree in Psychology and Minor in Dance in 2008.
They are the children of Peggy and Charlie Guaranieri of Duryea.
Locals inducted into
Stacey Perrins, Dupont, Amy Buzinski, Pittston, and PaJaime Colarusso, Exeter,were inducted into the Misericordia University Chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society during an induction ceremony in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall recently.
In order to be eligible for membership in Sigma Beta Delta, candidates for bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business must rank in the top 20 percent of their class at the time of invitation and also must have completed at least half of the degree program in which they are enrolled. While almost 300,000 students worldwide receive bachelor’s degrees or master’s degrees in business each year, only about 4,000 are inducted and receive lifetime membership in Sigma Beta Delta.