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Penn State Worthington Scranton will become Penn State Scranton in May 2018 Penn State's presence in the greater Scranton area will be taking on a new name: Penn State Scranton.

In This Issue PAGE 2 Chancellor's Message PAGE 3 Advisory Board Update Ostroski Appointment PAGE 4 Information Sciences & Technology Lab Diversity Circles Ridge View Society PAGE 5 Student Researchers Human Development & Family Studies Program Growth PAGE 6 Alumni Activities PAGE 7 Campus Events and Updates Photo top: Gathering at the annual Back to School BBQ are students, from left, Monique Robinson, Matt Moran, Noah Novotka, Tyler Koytek, and Shanie Mohamed.

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Approved on July 21, 2017 by the University's Board of Trustees, the name change is intended to increase general awareness and visibility of the campus and more accurately reflect its geographic region. The name also will continue to honor the campus’ namesake – Worthington Scranton – as well as the Scranton family, which continues to be involved with and support the campus.

guishable reference will better identify our campus by providing a recognized point of reference, while still honoring the Scranton family name,” he said. Wafa explained that the change in name more accurately describes the campus’ service area, as well as more correctly reflecting the 21st-century mission of the campus and the significant role that Penn State has in the region. 

Penn State Worthington Scranton opened at its current location in Dunmore in 1968. It was named after well-known and respected philanThe name change will become effective on May thropist and businessman Worthington Scranton, father of former Pennsylvania Gov. William W. 1, 2018. Scranton, and the Scranton family.   “Visitors and potential students unfamiliar with Continued on page 3 local history and the campus’ familial origins often find the name perplexing,” said Marwan Wafa, Penn State Worthington Scranton chancellor. “The name Penn State Worthington Scranton continues the image of its former self as a regional two-year, multi-purpose institution— rather than reflecting its evolving comprehensive role in higher education as one of the finest public universities in the region.  “After speaking to various stakeholders, alumni, current students, staff and faculty, we believe that changing the name to a more geographically distin-

Grandson of Worthington Scranton, Bill Scranton, right, will serve as the campus’ May 2018 Commencement speaker. His wife, campus alumna Maryla Scranton, spoke to graduates in 2013. They are shown visiting with Dr. Wafa during the annual Ridge View Dinner on campus.

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Chancellor’s Message As we get closer to celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Penn State Worthington Scranton in NEPA, I am delighted to be part of the efforts to provide our students with the highest quality learning experience and the best return on their investment. Our campus community has been actively engaged in introducing new initiatives that improve students’ success as they start their university education at Penn State Worthington Scranton. We have increased our intervention efforts through an early alert process to help at-risk students, created awareness about the importance of our student learning center and highlighted the available academic support offered by our tutors. A new initiative is being developed in partnership with Scranton High School to provide career coaching and access to our learning center and math tutoring. A new leadership certificate for student leaders was introduced, and training programs focused on career preparedness, life skills, and soft skills has been introduced. We are in the process of building a network of all Penn State alumni teachers in our service area to help strengthen our area alumni connections and our partnership with area schools in support of student success. During summer 2017, the ground floor of the Dawson Building has gone through a major renovation to reflect our strategic goal of a “Welcoming Campus” in the design of our facilities, as is the case with our staff and faculty. We continue working with our dedicated Board of Advisors in strengthening Penn State Worthington Scranton’s position in our region as a dynamic and viable higher educational institution. We are revamping our marketing strategy and campus engagement in support of making our region a better place to live, work, and learn. Penn State University and Lackawanna College signed an articulation agreement to make the transfer of Lackawanna College students for the articulated bachelor degrees seamless. We now offer 13 bachelor degree programs and the paperwork is finalized for our 14th degree in Product and Supply Chain Management that will be offered beginning in the fall of 2018. We have added six new faculty and two staff members in support of these academic programs. Our enhanced efforts to provide valuable research opportunities for students was recently rewarded with three of our faculty and student research teams being selected to receive prestigious Erikson Discovery grants from the University. The 2017-18 academic year marked the first time in more than 10 years of declining enrollment that our student numbers have grown. This is an important shift in our enrollment trends reflecting the good work of our campus community and support of area business leaders in reflecting the active role played by our campus community in serving the region. Our alumni are key in helping reflecting the new reality of PSWS as a Penn State University destination campus where a student can earn a bachelor’s degree close to home. We are currently working on plans to celebrate our 50th anniversary next year which also will coincide with the name change of the campus to Penn State Scranton. We are appreciative for the Scranton family’s support on this important and timely change. Bill Scranton has graciously agreed to be our keynote speaker for the May 2018 Commencement Ceremony. We welcome your feedback and ideas to engage our alumni and regional supporters in strengthening our image and role in positively impacting our regional economy. I look forward to hearing from you.

Marwan Wafa, Chancellor

May 2017 graduate of Penn State Worthington Scranton’s Bachelor’s in Business Program Jerry Palauskas poses with Dr. Wafa following the Commencement ceremony at the Scranton Cultural Center. Palauskas recently accepted a position with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Virginia. He previously worked as a staff accountant at Jones Kohanski & Co., PC, Moosic.

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Campus Welcomes Ostroski

Penn State Signs Agreement with Lackawanna College

Christine Ostroski has been named the new Director of Development at Penn State Worthington Scranton. Prior to joining Penn State Worthington Scranton Ostroski held positions including vice president of resource development at the United Way of Wyoming Valley and executive director for Candy's Place, which offers support for cancer patients and their loved ones.

Lackawanna College students who graduate with their associate degree now have direct transfer options to three regional Penn State campuses thanks to an articulation agreement the institutions announced on August 10 at Penn State Worthington Scranton.

A graduate of Wilkes University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing, she is the first person in her family to graduate from college. "I am excited to be working at Penn State and am a very strong advocate of education and how it can change the future," she commented.

Advisory Board Announcement

students to earn their bachelor’s degrees at the Penn State Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre and Worthington Scranton campuses. Lackawanna students can apply for transfer into four-year degree programs in administration of justice; business; human development and family studies; letters, arts, and sciences; rehabilitation and human services; or psychology.

“Providing excellent academic foundations and opportunities for our graduates to transfer Students pursuing this agreement who are to top-notch institutions is among our most interested in other majors will be evaluated on important responsibilities,” Lackawanna College a case-by-case basis. President Mark Volk said. “We are thrilled to add Penn State’s regional campuses to that list and look forward to expanding the benefits of this articulation to Lackawanna College students.” “This new partnership between our northeast Penn State campuses and Lackawanna College will benefit students and both of our institutions,” said PSWS Chancellor Marwan Wafa. “Lackawanna students will be able to complete their degrees by seamlessly transferring all of their earned credits, while Penn State will be accepting students who are academically prepared, which will help increase degree completion rates at both of our institutions.” Based on students' proximity to Lackawanna College’s locations in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Scranton, Sunbury and Towanda, the transfer agreement will create direct paths for

Lackawanna College President Volk and Penn State Chancellors Lawler, Jones, and Wafa from Penn State Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, and Worthington Scranton signing a regional academic transfer agreement.

Scranton will be the 2018 commencement Penn State Scranton Bill speaker for the campus and will help kick off the Penn State Worthington Scranton has appointed two new members to the campus Advisory Board, according to Board Chairman Louis Ingargiola. Nina Magnani is founder/owner of Magnani Design, LLC, Waverly, PA and Nantucket, MA, an interior design and project management firm. She received her bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Penn State and also holds a master of arts degree in interior design from Marywood University. Magnani also studied Feng Shui with Wi lliam Spear, international lecturer, consultant, and author.

(continued from front page) Today, Worthington Scranton’s grandson,

Bill Scranton, former lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, and his wife, Maryla, continue to

campus’ upcoming 50th anniversary year, which

begins next spring. For more on the campus’ history, go to

http://worthingtonscranton.psu.edu/campus-history.

be actively involved with the campus. Maryla is the 2007 Greater Scranton Penn State Chapter Alumna of the Year, campus advisory board emeritus member and 2013 commencement speaker.   Campus dedication ceremony in September 1968.

Campus namesake Worthington Scranton

Fred Powell serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Antares Pharma, a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company. Previously he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Celator Pharmaceuticals Inc., which was acquired by Jazz Pharmaceuticals for $1.5 billion. Powell earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Penn State where he was a University Scholar.

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Diversity Circle Thomas Supports Information Programs Receive Sciences & Technology Lab Barnes & Noble Although she is the first to admit that she bleeds “blue and white,” Sue Thomas, ’74 SCI, one of Penn Funding The Penn State Bookstores, managed by Barnes & Noble, awarded its second round of grants to support a range of programs and initiatives across the University. The goals of the grant program are to have a significant impact on student and faculty life through targeted investments at Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth in addition to University Park. Penn State Worthington Scranton was awarded funding for its Diversity Circles Program. “We are pleased to support Penn State Worthington Scranton’s mission to build a stronger community through facilitating discussions to work toward solving social and economic problems,” says Stephen J. Falke, Regional Director, Penn State Bookstores. Diversity Circles, which are held throughout the year on campus and in the community, are small groups of people getting together to talk about important public issues. Each group meets over 5 weeks for two hours. No one leads a diversity circle, but rather there are facilitators who keep the discussions focused. The goal of a diversity circle is not for everyone to agree or to be the same - in fact, it is to build a stronger community by gaining insight from citizens who are diverse in race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic levels. By building a diverse community wide network, we can discuss and tackle pressing social issues, explains Martin Lacayo, M.S., Coordinator, Multicultural Programs and Development. Anyone interested in Diversity Circles can get more information or register by visiting http://worthingtonscranton.psu.edu/diversitycircles

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State’s most dedicated Nittany Lions football fans, is also a firm believer in academics. Recently, she demonstrated this by donating $100,000 to the forthcoming Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Active Learning and Innovation Lab at the campus.

"I am extremely grateful that I have the means to provide this help to Penn State Worthington Scranton," said Thomas, a retired senior business systems analyst for Met Life. "I have made many friends and contacts as a result of being a Penn State graduate. I feel that although I am a big Penn State athletics fan, there is so much more at Penn State. With this IST program, many students will benefit from the new center.” This new space will promote peer-topeer and student-led learning, encouraging students to consider each other's resources, helping them build an intellectual network of students, information and technology. It will also increase the level of student engagement through problem-based learning by focusing on real-world technology challenges. Adjacent to the new instructional space will be a suite for IST faculty and a conference room.

“We can’t begin to thank Sue for all that she has done for the campus and for our students,” stated Chancellor Marwan Wafa. “She has left a mark on Worthington Scranton that we will always remember and for which we will always be grateful.”

In photo, from left, Fred Aebli, IST program co-coordinator; Suzanne Thomas; retired Director of Development Maria Russoniello; Dr. Marwan Wafa; and Dr. Debra Smarkusky, IST program co-coordinator.

2017 Ridge View Society Dinner The Ridge View Society Dinner, held annually for Penn State Worthington Scranton benefactors, was extraspecial this year as the campus inducted new members and surprised its recently retired Director of Development Maria Russoniello with a special send off after 37 years of service to the University. Maria Russoniello was presented with the “The Maria J. Russoniello Renaissance Scholarship,” an endowed scholarship which was supported through the generosity of her friends and colleagues. Shown are individuals who coordinated the dinner program and gift, from left, Dale DiSanto, Patrick Sheridan, Maryla Scranton, David Hawk and Russoniello. Newly inducted members of the campus Ridge View Society are congratulated by Dr. Marwan Wafa, chancellor. In photos from left are, Donald and Carol Ames, John and Cheryl Martines, and Fred Powell (who joined along with his wife, Linda).

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HDFS Degree Growing More Popular The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

degree offered at Penn State Worthington Scranton is one of the most popular baccalaureate degree

Students’ Summers Go from Routine to Research At Penn State, an increasing amount of students are forgoing their usual summer routines and participating in research in the field, lab, or studio. For some, this means staying close to campus while others travel thousands of miles away to research topics in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities and arts fields.

Erickson Discovery Grants

Among the 219 students who applied, 83 from across Penn State’s campuses were awarded a $3,500 Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2017 through the Office of Undergraduate Education. This is a record number of both applicants and awardees. At PSWS, three students received grants. The 2017 Erickson Discovery Grant recipients at the campus are: — Nicholas Kremp, Biology, “22 Year Release from Deer Browsing in Forest Herbs and Trees” with David Byman, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology

— James Mckenna, Psychology, “Predicting Opiate Abstinence: The Role of Social Support and Mental Health in Opiate Addiction Recovery” with P. Douglas Sellers II, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology — Katlyn Reynolds, Nursing/HDFS, “Turning Points in Relationships between Chronically Ill Cancer Patients and Informal Caregivers” with Raymond Petren, Ph.D., assistant professor of HDFS “The Erickson Discovery Grant Program allows students to fully engage with a research question over the summer and direct their own hands-on discovery process in a subject that interests them,” said Alan Rieck, assistant vice president and assistant dean for Undergraduate Education, who administers the program. “This type of inquiry is extremely beneficial to students, allowing them to develop critical-thinking skills, explore career choices, and be a part of the process of discovery."

programs on campus and enrollment in the program

continues to grow, more than 15 years after its inception in 2000.

The reason behind the program’s growth is due, in large part, to the success of its graduates, who usually end up working in a human services industry where they enjoy

both professional and personal success and satisfaction. “The opportunities available through this degree

continue to grow all the time,” said Dr. Janet Melnick,

senior instructor and HDFS program coordinator. “Our students work in all aspects of student services. Every

year I am placing students in internships -- from alcohol adult probation and forensics to mental health to

working with kids in daycare programs, working with

adults in aging, anything in human services from beginning to end,” she stated.

“Our students can also go into careers in career services and school guidance counseling and many of these

students usually pursue a master’s degree.” To read

the remainder of this article and learn more about the HDFS Program on campus, visit worthingtonscranton.psu.edu/feature/heeding-call-help-

others-more-students-enrolling-hdfs-program-psws

Penn State Student Engagement Network Grants Two students majoring in nursing at the campus received Penn State Student Engagement Network (SEN) grant funding in order to expand their undergraduate experience beyond the classroom. Michael Evans, assistant clinical professor and assistant chief academic officer at Penn State Worthington Scranton, serves as a mentor for both students. Kalei Kowalchik, a sophomore honors nursing

to apply the concepts and knowledge she learned in the classroom to a clinical setting. Kiernan Riley, a senior honors nursing student, used her SEN grant funds to study the effects of a teaching intervention about organ donation on high school students’ attitudes and intent to register as organ donors when applying fo drivers’ licenses.

Lackawanna County.

The project is meant to address the worldwide organ shortage and is a continuation of the work Riley did in her spring Nursing 200W Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice class.

Kowalchik spent weekends in the summer shadowing Dr. Evans at the VNA in order to gain a better understanding of the needs within the home health and hospice population, learning how

Shown in photos at right during the campus research fair are, top, Kalei Kowalchik, and bottom, from right, Justina Fereguson, instructor of nursing, Dr. Evans and Kiernan Riley.

major, used SEN funds to pursue an engaged learning experience with the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) Home Health and Hospice of

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Alumni Groups Share Their Pride Chancellor’s Message Greater Scranton Chapter Hosts Penn State Night seated from left Ricky Rayne, Steve Weissberger,

Sue the Grisewood, Sue Thomas, Marwan and As weAnnual get closer celebrating 50th Anniversary of Penn StateWafa, Worthington Scranton in NEPA, I am delighted to be The Greater Scranton Chapter’s PenntoState part of theRicky efforts to provide students with the Garvey, highest quality inour back from left, Dave Barbie learning Collins, experience and the best return on their inNight Dinner featured guest speaker Rahne, vestment. Len Tasselmyer, Dick Kenney, Mike Senyk, PSU football passing coordinator and tight end Jim Elliott, Bill Jones, Jeff Mallas, Carl Weinschenk, coach, and honored its 2017 Alumnus of the Year Our campus community has been actively engaged in introducing new initiatives that improve students’ success as they RichatDunkailo, Sara Rinkunas, and Doug We Mallas. James Elliott, Esq. Gathering at their the dinner are, education Worthington Scranton. have increased our intervention efforts through start university Penn State an early alert process to help at-risk students, created awareness about the importance of our student learning center and highlighted the available academic support offered by our tutors. A new initiative is being developed in partnership with Scranton High School to provide career coaching and access to our learning center and math tutoring. A new leadership certificate for student leaders was introduced, and training programs focused on career preparedness, life skills, and soft skills has been introduced. We are in the process of building a network of all Penn State alumni teachers in our service area to help strengthen our area alumni connections and our partnership with area schools in support of student success. During summer 2017, the ground floor of the Dawson Building has gone through a major renovation to reflect our strategic goal of a “Welcoming Campus” in the design of our facilities, as is the case with our staff and faculty. We continue working with our dedicated Board of Advisors in strengthening Penn State Worthington Scranton’s position in our region as a dynamic and viable higher educational institution. We are revamping our marketing strategy and campus engagement in support of making our region a better place to live, work, and learn. Penn State University and Lackawanna College signed an articulation agreement to make the transfer of Lackawanna College students for the articulated bachelor degrees seamless. We now offer 13 bachelor degree programs and the paperwork is finalized for our 14th degree in Product and Supply Chain Management that will be offered beginning in the fall of 2018. We have added six new faculty and two staff members in support of these academic programs. Our enhanced efforts to provide valuable Wayne-Pike Penn State Chapter Mystery Night research opportunities for students was recently rewarded with three of our faculty and student research teams being selected to receive The Wayne-Pike ChapterDiscovery had a large crowd for the its University. grants from prestigious Erikson annual Mystery Night with the theme “Deadly Incentive” The 2017-18 year marked theof first time in more than 10 years of declining enrollment that our student numbers have grown. This is and Silent Auctionacademic that has raised thousands dollars for Penn State student scholarships. an important shift in our enrollment trends reflecting the good work of our campus community and support of area business leaders in replayeddinner by ourand campus community in serving the region. Our alumni are key in helping reflecting the new reality of The flecting Chapterthe alsoactive held role an annual honored PSWS as a Penn State University destination long-time volunteer Gay campus where a student can earn a bachelor’s degree close to home.

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Williams as Alumna of the Year A Back Schoolof BBQ, hosted by the We are currently working on plans to celebrate our 50th anniversary next year which also will coincide with the nametochange the campus for her service and dedication. PSWS Alumni Societyhas is held Bill Scranton gra- annually on to Penn State Scranton. We are appreciative for the Scranton family’s support on this important and timely change. In photo, Williams, left, is the first day of classes. This year it ciously agreed to be our keynote speaker for the May 2018 Commencement Ceremony. congratulated by Maureen brought together hundreds of students, past We welcome yourBeilman, feedback andpresident. ideas to engage our alumni and regional supporters in strengthening our image and roleand in positively faculty, staff alumni on a beautiful impacting our regional economy. August afternoon. I look forward to hearing from you.

Marwan Wafa, Chancellor

Greater Binghamton Penn State Chapter Picnic

Members of the Greater Binghamton Penn State Chapter held their annual summer picnic and student send-off at Hickories State Park, Owego. If you live in the greater Binghamton or Montrose area and are a Penn State alum or fan, visit gbapsu.com to get involved.

Penn State Day at Knoebels Amusement Park

Blue & White Tailgate Tradition

Regional alumni organizations continue to offer an annual event for Penn State families at Knoebels Amusement Resorts in Elysburg, PA. Next year’s event is planned for Saturday, May 19, 2018. In photo, future Penn Stater, Cortland Pencek gets to know the Nittany Lion before going into the park. May 2017 graduate of Penn State Worthington Scranton’s Bachelor’s in Business Program Jerry Palauskas poses with Dr. Wafa following the Commencement ceremony at the ScranLearn about groups the campus service area or general alumni information tonmore Cultural Center.alumni Palauskas recentlyin accepted a position with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Virginia. He previously worked as a staff accountant at Jones Kohanski & Co., PC, Moosic. http://worthingtonscranton.psu.edu/alumni-relations, call 570-963-2537

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The student contingent of the Penn State Alumni Association, the Blue & White Society organized a campus tailgate on the Friday prior to the All U-Day football game at University Park. Members of the Blue & White showed their Penn State pride by offering some traditional tailgate foods, giveaways and Blue Band music.

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Penn Cross Country Campus Welcomes PennState StateWS Signs Agreement New Look in Races for the Cure College Ostroski with Lackawanna Dawson Some members of the campus Cross Country hashad been The ground floor of theChristine DawsonOstroski Building a

named the new Director of complete makeover this summer. It now Development at Penn State features beautiful new windows in offices that Worthington Scranton. have been rearranged Prior to better suit Penn the needs to joining State of students. Total upgrades to electrical and Worthington Scranton held positions HVAC were included inOstroski the renovation. including vice president of resource development at the United Way of Wyoming Valley and executive director for Candy's Place, which offers support for cancer patients and their loved ones. A graduate of Wilkes University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing, she is the first person in her family to graduate from college. "I am excited to be working at Penn State and am a very strong advocate of education and how it can change the future," she commented.

Advisory Board Announcement Excellence in Diversity Nominations Due Penn State Worthington Scranton has

appointed two new members to the campus Nominations are being sought for this year's ExAdvisory Board, according to Board Chaircellence in Diversity Award, which is given to both man Louis Ingargiola. a member of the campus community as well as a local member or organization who Ninacommunity Magnani is founder/owner of Magnani Design, LLC, Waverly, PA and Nantucket, shows a commitment to diversity. Nominations MA, an by interior and project management are due Dec. design 4, 2017. firm. She received her bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Penn The PSWS DiversityofAward Program State and Excellence also holds in a master arts degree was createddesign by Penn State Worthington in interior from Marywood University. Magnani also studied Feng Council. Shui with Wi Scranton's Diversity Advisory It honors a lliam Spear, international consultant, demonstrated commitmentlecturer, and outstanding and author. efforts toward creating a diverse and inclusive community. Each year, PSWS will recognize one Fred Powell serves as Senior Vice President campus andFinancial one community who meet and Chief Officer nominee of Antares the defined criteria. Nominees can be individuals, Pharma, a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company. Previously heunits. served as Vice organizations, groups or President and Chief Financial Officer for Celator Pharmaceuticals Inc., which was For more information about the award and acquired by Jazz Pharmaceuticals for $1.5 to access the nomination form, go billion. Powell earned a bachelor of to science worthingtonscranton.psu.edu/excellencedegree in accounting from Penn State where he was a University Scholar. diversity

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team and the community came together in Lackawanna College students who graduate with their associate degree now have direct downtown Scranton for the annual Susan G. transfer options to Cure. three They regional State Komen Race for the ran Penn (and walked) campuses thanks to an articulation agreement for Toni Slack-Miller, a former Women's Cross announced on August 10 at the institutions Country team member and Worthington Scranton Penn State Worthington Scranton. graduate. Sophomore Matt Murray, far right, current Men'sexcellent XC co-captain, placed first overall “Providing academic foundations inand the opportunities 5K. Gatheringfor after race are,tointransfer photo, ourthe graduates front from left; institutions student Ashley Reyesour andmost Toni to top-notch is among important responsibilities,” Lackawanna College Slack-Miller; and in back, from left, students Alexis Presidentand Mark Volk said. “We are thrilled Karayanis Alicia Kasson and nursing andto cross add Penn State’s regional campuses to that list country alumna Kayla Evanina. and look forward to expanding the benefits of this articulation to Lackawanna College students.”

students to earn their bachelor’s degrees at the Penn State Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre and Worthington Scranton campuses.

Lackawanna students can apply for transfer into four-year degree programs in administration of justice; business; human development and family studies; letters, arts, and sciences; rehabilitation and human services; or psychology. Students pursuing this agreement who are interested in other majors will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

“This new partnership between our northeast Solar Eclipse Gathering Penn State campuses and Lackawanna College Members of the Penn State family had an opportuwill benefit students and both of our institu- nity to view the historic solar eclipse on campus tions,” said PSWS Chancellor Marwan Wafa. thanks to physics faculty Dr. Agnès Kim and David “Lackawanna students will be able to completeMcDowell, shown in photo, who provided a solar their degrees by seamlessly transferring all of telescope and safety glasses for everyone to share. their earned credits, while Penn State will be accepting students who are academically prepared, which will help increase degree completion rates at both of our institutions.”

Opiod Crisis Discussion Hosted by Penn State Scranton Nursing Program Linde Mentoring Students Visit Sam’s Club

Based on students' proximity to Lackawanna College’s locations in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Scranton, Sunbury and Towanda, the transfer agreement will create direct paths for

Penn State Worthington Scranton students in the campus Linde Family Business Mentoring

(continued from page) Program visited the Sam’s front Club distribution

center Worthington in Scranton toScranton’s learn first-hand how a Today, grandson, distribution works. The center is managed Bill Scranton,center former lieutenant governor of

by Kane is Able and ranks as one of the Pennsylvania, and hisregularly wife, Maryla, continue to top distribution centers for the company. Kane isis be actively involved with the campus. Maryla

Lackawanna College President Volk and Penn State Chancellors Lawler, Jones, and Wafa from Penn State Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, and Worthington Scranton signing a regional academic transfer agreement.

Bill Scranton will be the 2018 commencement

speaker for the campus and will help kick off the

campus’ upcoming 50th anniversary year, which

begins next spring. For more on the campus’

history, go to

http://worthingtonscranton.psu.edu/campus-history.

Able is a member of the Family Business Alliance, the 2007 Greater Scranton Penn State Chapter of whichof Penn Worthington Scranton is a Alumna the State Year, campus advisory board proud sponsor. emeritus member and 2013 commencement speaker.  

Penn State's College of Nursing and the cam-

Campus dedication ceremony in September 1968.

Campus pus Nursing Program hosted a panel discusnamesake sion on "The Opioid Crisis in Pennsylvania," Worthington Scranton which was attended by 80 individuals from the

campus, university and local communities.

Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania physician general, was the guest speaker. Her presentation

was followed by a panel discussion that in-

cluded several community stakeholders, in-

cluding Lackawanna County District Attorney

Shane Scanlon, who has been an active voice locally in the fight against opioid addiction,

and Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano.

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Photo Above: Penn State campuses in the region recently hosted a tailgate during the AAA National Championship Baseball Game taking place at PNC Field on Montage Mountain. Donations to the campus’ THON (pediatric cancer research) efforts were accepted t the tailgate and the RailRiders gave a portion of Penn State tickets sales toward the cause. Students and staff accepting the check during pregame activities on the field were, from left Mary Beth Benedict, Allison Burns and daughter Nora, Stacy Shattuck, and son Rigel, Julie Jarnagin, Linda Radu, Nittany Lion, Jon Tobin, Liam Nee, Chancellor Marwan Wafa, Vanessa Muracco and Davina Ianniccari.

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