Campus names new members to its Advisory Board

At its fall meeting, Penn State Worthington Scranton welcomed four new members to its Advisory Board.  The new members were announced by Board Chair Dr. Darlene Dunay.  They are:  Robert Durkin, Dr. Jason Hanyon, Katrina Foster and Maggie Hawk.

Mr. Durkin is the president of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. A graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in political science, he began his career working for the City of Scranton. He currently serves on the board of directors of Penn's Northeast; on the advisory board of the Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development at Wilkes University; was recognized in 2014 by the Lackawanna County commissioners for his service as chairman of the United Nations Day Celebration; and, along with his wife Sherry, is very active in the special needs community.

Dr. Hanyon is a general dentist at Century Dental Associates, with offices in Eynon and Throop, PA. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University in 2004 as a Doctor of Dental Medicine. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition in 1998 from Penn State, beginning his undergraduate education at Penn State Worthington Scranton. He is a 1993 graduate of Valley View Junior-Senior High School in Archbald. Dr. Hanyon has been a long-time supporter of Penn State, the Penn State College of Health and Human Development and Penn States's local alumni organizations-attending and sponsoring programs and fundraising efforts of the Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society and the Greater Scranton Penn State Chapter. He is also a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association and was honored as Worthington Scranton Alumnus of the Year this past spring.

Katrina Foster is president and founder of KKPR Marketing and Public Relations, in Milford, PA and New York City. She received her Bachelor's of Science in management and marketing (with high distinction) from Penn State Worthington Scranton in 2006. She is the recipient of the ADDY Award for Silver, The Looking Glass Project; and was named in the Top 25 Women in Business by the 2015 NAWBO and Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal. She has served as president and board member of The Northeast PA American Advertising Federation; and on the board of directors of both the Bon Secours Community Hospital Foundation and the Milford Music Festival. She is currently a board member of The Scranton Plan.

Maggie Hawk received her bachelor's degree in liberal arts/psychology in 2005 from Penn State and a master's degree from the University of Delaware. She is a school psychologist for the Valley View School District in Archbald, PA. Ms. Hawk has also served with the Junior League of Scranton and is a current board member for the Women's Resource Center in Scranton.