Michael Mahalik, PhD, director of academic affairs at Penn State Worthington Scranton has announced that Bernice P. Lukus, MS, of Vandling, Pa., will serve as coordinator of Penn State Worthington Scranton's new Master of Education Program. The program's focus on teaching and curriculum is unique regionally and will utilize the full range of Ms. Lukus' talents, education and experience.
Ms. Lukus earned the bachelor's degree in elementary education and special education at Marywood University, Scranton, Pa.
Kim Walsh Vangarelli, Wilkes-Barre, has been named director of Continuing Education at Penn State Worthington Scranton according to Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, Ph.D., chancellor. She served as Interim Director prior to her appointment and has been employed at Penn State Worthington Scranton since 1998, serving initially as area representative for Continuing Education.
Ms. Vangarelli will supervise the staff of the Continuing Education Department and manage nearly 200 public enrollment programs for Penn State Worthington Scranton.
Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, PhD, chancellor of Penn State Worthington Scranton announced that Susan E. Fitch of Thompson, Pa., has been named area representative for Continuing Education at the school. Sue Fitch has extensive business experience in sales, sales management and training throughout the United States. She recently served as group sales director and marketing representative for the Elk Mountain Ski Resort, Union Dale, Pa. and was responsible for promotion of Elk Mountain throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Ms. Deborah Brandt Johnson, Jermyn, has been promoted to alumni and development specialist at Penn State Worthington Scranton, according to Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, Ph.D., chancellor. Prior to her promotion, Ms.
Penn State Worthington Scranton is pleased to announce the Joseph & Catherine Zaydon Endowed Memorial Scholarship established by the Zaydon children.
Ms. Jemille Zaydon, a native of Scranton's Hyde Park, together with her brothers Dr. Joseph J. Zaydon, now a Kentucky-based plastic surgeon, and John Paul Zaydon, wanted to commemorate the sacrifices of their parents, Catherine and Joseph. "Both of my parents recognized the importance of higher education and they wanted that for their children", said Ms. Jemille Zaydon.
Penn State Worthington Scranton Chancellor Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, Ph.D. announced that Jack Coyle will serve as public information specialist. Mr. Coyle will be responsible for media relations, publications and marketing for Penn State Worthington Scranton.
Mr. Coyle, a Dunmore resident, recently served as watershed coordinator for the Lackawanna River Corridor Association.
Penn State Worthington Scranton has a full day slated for its 2005 Orientation and Convocation. The event takes place this Friday, August 26th and, although not a class-day, this marks the first official day of the 2005-2006 academic year. Orientation and Convocation Day begins at 9:00 a.m. with a Welcoming Address from Penn State Worthington Scranton Chancellor Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, Ph.D. H. Durell Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor and assistant director of academic affairs will deliver the Keynote Address.