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Alvernia University

Two local Alvernia students spent the day picking potatoes and carrots and bagging them for local food pantries as part of the Feast of St. Francis Day of Service.

Kassidy Chuff of Scott Township and Kaitlyn Houman of Mayfield were among the nearly 200 students and faculty members from the university who volunteered in the longtime Alvernia tradition that coincides with the holiday commemorating the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

Bloomsburg University

Abagayle Rumford of Carbondale received a white coat at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s sixth annual Nursing White Coat ceremony on Sept. 14 at the Haas Center for the Arts on campus. The White Coat Ceremony celebrates sophomore nursing students who are entering the next phase of their education.

Kutztown University

Kutztown University awarded 137 President’s Academic Honors Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year, one of which went to Brendan M. Bordick Lesavag of Old Forge.

President’s Academic Honors Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who have a 3.25 cumulative weighted high school GPA and a 1270 total on the SAT or 27 composite on the ACT. The student will receive $1,000 per year for four years as long as the student participates in the honors program and completes a minimum of 30 credits per year.

University of the Sciences

More than 110 students in Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences received their white coats at a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 28. Among them were Izabella Giordano of Jessup and Lauren Torre of Olyphant.

The white coat ceremony is an annual rite of passage for students in their first professional year (third year) of USciences’ six-year pharmacy program and symbolizes their dedication to the profession of pharmacy and to the care of others.

The University of Scranton

Andrew Gregorowicz of Jessup was among the third cohort of students who began the doctor of business administration (DBA) at The University of Scranton this fall.

Wilkes University

Wilkes University student Amanda Imbalzano of Carbondale, will take the stage in the Tony Award-winning musical “Nine.” The performances will take place on Nov. 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. The production will be presented at Wilkes’ Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Imbalzano will play the role of Olga Von Sturm. General admission is $10, $5 for students and seniors and free for all Wilkes students, faculty and staff with ID.

For more information, call the box office at 570-408-4540.