University of Scranton alumni are often in the headlines. Here is a list of links to news stories highlighting their recent accomplishments.
Victor F. Greco, M.D. ’47, a retired chief of surgery at both Hazleton-area hospitals, recently received the UNICO National Marconi Science Award for 2012 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. To read more, click here.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Malachy E. Mannion ’76, one of two judicial nominees for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, recently faced questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee. To read more, click here.
Retired Col. Mark Volk ’77, who spent 26 years in the Army and received an award for heroism on Sept. 11, officially became the eighth president of Lackawanna College on July 1. To read more, click here.
Brigadier General John L. Gronski ’78, who currently serves at the Pennsylvania National Guard's deputy adjutant general-Army, was recently promoted to the rank of major general in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He was nominated by Gov. Tom Corbett. To read more, click here.
Carol Dunn G’79, a science teacher at Wallenpaupack Area High School, was recognized at the June DAR NE Regents luncheon. To read more, click here.
Margaret M. McMenamin, Ed.D., G’86, president of Union County College, was honored by the Executive Women of New Jersey at its Salute to the Policy Makers 2012 Awards Dinner. To read more, click here.
Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, Esq. ’89, formerly the vice chancellor for business and financial affairs and the J.Y. Sanders Professor of Law at Louisiana State University, was named dean of Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport/Tampa, Fla. To read more, click here.
Kevin Hudson '92 has joined Grant Thornton LLP as the firm’s National Private Equity Services Managing Director. In this role, Hudson will develop and implement a comprehensive growth strategy focused on working with private equity firms and their associated portfolio companies. To read more, click here.
Jess Farrell ’03, who works for the VaxServe branch of Sanofi Pasteur, was featured in The Scranton Times-Tribune for her commitment to animals, including her extensive volunteering at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. To read more, click here.
Tiffany Rogers ’07, a hospitality major and a member of the first graduating class from the Kiesendahl School of Hospitality & Tourism at Lackawanna College, presented the valedictory address at the college’s commencement ceremonies in May. To read more, click here.
Andrew Wynne ’11, a graduate student studying environmental studies at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., was accepted into the Peace Corps and leaves for the Phillipines in July. He will be serving as a coastal resource extension specialist during his 27-month assignment. To read more, click here.
Michael A. Zaydon ’12 won the $3,000 first-place prize in the 2012 Student Writing Competition sponsored by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This year's topic was fraud and the global business environment. Zaydon earned the top prize out of 182 entries for his essay examining the need for a paradigm shift in higher education as a way to curb financial statement fraud. To read more, click here.