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Faculty Notes

Barry Kuhle, Ph.D., of South Abington Township, an assistant professor of psychology at The University of Scranton, received a grant to research “On the Origin of an Evolution Revolution: The Birth and Rise of an Evolutionary Approach to Human Behavior and Cognition.” Dr. Kuhle joined the faculty at the University in 2009. He received a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University and a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.

John J. Menapace, president of Menapace Business Consulting in Clarks Summit, was recently named to the board of trustees of the Commonwealth Medical College. He is the former senior vice president for administration at WEA Manufacturing in Olyphant. Previously, he served as vice president and chief administrative officer of C-TEC Corp. in Wilkes-Barre. He also held several financial and management positions at Bell of PA, now part of Verizon Communications. Menapace is a graduate of Susquehanna University and holds an MBA from Bucknell University. He is a graduate of Leadership Lackawanna and served on the boards of Leadership Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming Valley United Way, Lackawanna United Way, and the PA State Architects Licensing Board. Menapace is also past president of the Scranton Club. He currently serves on the boards of Blue Cross of NEPA, the Blue Ribbon Foundation, the Northeast PA Parkinson Foundation, and the Sordoni Foundation.

Eric Plumer, Ph.D., of Clarks Summit, an associate professor of theology/religious studies at The University of Scranton, received a grant to study “To Support the Research and Writing of Two Articles on John Ruskin’s Fors Clavigera.” Dr. Plumer joined the faculty at the University in 2001. He received a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University, a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Oxford, and a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame.

Student News

Ava Alexander of Dalton recently won a first place award in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Northeast Regional Meeting in the field of microbiology. Alexander recently graduated from Wyoming Seminary’s Upper School.

Riley Calpin of Waverly recently received recognition for excellence in pen and ink graphic work and acrylic painting at the 59th annual Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre. Calpin is a student at Wyoming Seminary’s Lower School.

Sarah Gronsky of Dalton was recently named a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society at Bucknell University.

Brenna Jordan of Factoryville and Isabel Hou of Clarks Summit were both named to the high honor roll at Wyoming Seminary’s Lower School. Eighth-grade student Riley Calpin of Waverly was named to the school’s honor roll.

Megan O’Donnell and Elizabeth Wardach of Clarks Summit both recently participated in St. Joseph’s University’s Summer Scholars Program. O’Donnell worked with Christina King Smith, Ph.D. on their topic, “Identification of the Localization of the RPE65 Enzyme in Teleost Retinal Pigment Epithelium,” while Wardach worked with John Neiva, Ph.D. on their topic, “Institutional Apiaries: Searching for Sustainable Solutions.”


Kutztown University

Christopher M. Conniff,

Clarks Summit

Erin K. Dixon, Waverly

Eric Nole, Clarks Summit

Eric J Ofcharsky, Clarks Summit

David Stark, Dalton

Tyler J Wardenski, South Abington


Lafayette College

Rachel Griffiths, Dalton

University of Scranton Honors Program

Robin Sweeney, Clarks Summit

Wyoming Seminary Lower School

Elisha Blake, Factoryville

Riley Calpin, Waverly


James Madison University

Steven Silverman, Waverly

United States Naval Academy

Lauren Larar, Waverly

Wilkes University

Joseph Dietz, Clarks Summit

Abigail Burke, Clarks Summit

Dean’s List

Binghamton University

Rebecca V. Schoenberg, Waverly

The College at Brockport, State University of New York

Catherine Gesford,

South Abington Township

Delaney Caputo, South Abington


Delaware Valley College

Kaitlin Fletcher, Clarks Summit

Fairfield University

John Domenico, Clarks Green

Ithaca College

Barbara Mitchell, South Abington


Lackawanna College

Craig A. Brindza, Nicholson

Alexandria J. Chapman, Clarks


Sean R. Cordaro, Clarks Summit

Caleb A. Darling, Nicholson

Marissa L. Draim, Clarks Summit

Thomas Harris, Clarks Summit

Victoria E. Jeschke, Clarks Summit

Keith N. Miller, Dalton

Cody J. Minicozzi, Dalton

Robert A. Pissott, Nicholson

Stanley A. Stravinskas, South

Abington Township

Bethany A. Toney, Clarks Summit

Lafayette College

Aleni MacKarey, South Abington


Loyola University, Maryland

Zachary Lansdowne, Clarks Summit

Plymouth State University

Kristen Hardy, South Abington


Pratt Institute

Peter Lengel, Dalton

Quinnipiac University

Megan Conaboy, Clarks Summit

University of Scranton

Gianna R. Baldoni, Clarks Summit

Margaret A. Bannon, Clarks Summit

Emma L. Black, South Abington


Emily J. Carpenter, South Abington


Lindsey E. Cohen, Clarks Summit

Ross G. Danzig, Clarks Green

Victor P. Dec, Clarks Summit

Patrick J. Fricke, Factoryville

Dustin M. Frisbie, Dalton

Christine T. Gagliardi, Waverly

Michael T. Gockley, Clarks Green

Tyler R. Gratz, South Abington 


Kevin Grebeck, Factoryville

Sara M. Hall, South Abington


Matthew C. Hanahue, Clarks Summit

Emily Harasym, Factoryville

Anna J. Heckman, Clarks Summit

Aidan G. Hodge, Waverly

Emily R. Holzman, Dalton

Anthony J. Jensen, Clarks Summit

Victoria E. Kochmer, Clarks Summit

Kevin D. Langan, Clarks Summit

Shannon M. Lavis, Clarks Summit

Louanne M. Mack, Dalton

Terry J. Macknosky, South Abington


Alyssa L. Mallory, Dalton

Bridget M. McVeigh, Fleetville

Rachel F. Mendez, Clarks Summit

Eric M. Montella, Waverly

Zachary R. Morano, Clarks Summit

Courtney L. Ostrowski, Dalton

Brandon J. Pacyna, South 

Abington Township

Connor A. Pacyna, Clarks Summit

Samantha M. Paolucci, Clarks Summit

Michele M. Pastore, Clarks Summit

Elizabeth G. Polishan, Clark Summit

Marco M. Richione, Clarks Summit

Ryan F. Rigau, Clarks Summit

Mary S. Rosencrance, Clarks Summit

Laura E. Rozelle, Clarks Green

Cecilia C. Strauch, Factoryville

Michael Su, Clarks Summit

Michelle C. Sulzinski, Clarks Summit

Riley E. Sweeney, Clarks Summit

Robin E. Sweeney, Clarks Summit

Michael J. Umerich, Clarks Summit

Michael D. Walker, Clarks Green

Paul J. Walker, Clarks Summit

Corrine A. Wolff, Clarks Summit

Kyle J. Yahn, Clarks Summit