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Namedropper 8/31/2018

August 31, 2018

Super students

For Grace Devine’s artwork depicting a hospital and a patient learning they are cancer free, the rising sixth-grader from Our Lady of Peace School’s original piece will be featured in the 2019 National Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s annual Calendar

Grace was inspired to enter the contest because her 11-year-old cousin, William, is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Her artwork was selected from numerous submissions and will be featured for the month of December. The submissions had to include the sun.

William, who lives in Florida, also submitted artwork with the words: “I have grown stronger.”

High notes

The inaugural cohort of high school students in the University of Scranton’s Business High School Scholars Program who completed their first college course in business this summer includes: Randall Bonitz and Joseph Kologe, West Scranton High School; Mallory deQuevedo and Alyssa Moore, Mid Valley Secondary Center; Charles Leo and Kylie Seyler, Wyoming Seminary; Madison Green and Mackenzie McHale, Valley View High School; Emma Boyle, Commonwealth Charter Academy; Martin Cryan, Holy Redeemer High School; Marisol Olivares Hernandez, North Pocono High School; Tabitha Getz, Dunmore High School; Emily Herron, Lackawanna Trail Junior-Senior High School; Madison Munley, Lakeland High School; Christopher Newell, Abington Heights High School; Autumn Savitski, Lake-Lehman High School; Lauramarie Strage, Crestwood High School; Trinity Veaudry, Riverside High School; and Zi Xuan Weng, James M. Coughlin High School.

The pilot program began this summer under the direction of university alumnus and associate professor Douglas M. Boyle, the director of the Doctor of Business Administration Program and Accounting Department chairman. He taught the students in the 200-level accounting course, “Fraud Behavior.”

The pilot program is intended to allow high school students meeting academic requirements to take college courses at a reduced rate of $175 per credit, or $525 for a three-credit class, and provides additional financial support to participants from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Fellow area natives, who are also Scranton alumni now teaching at the university, including accounting professors James Boyle and Daniel Mahoney, are also leading the program.

The Business High School Scholars Alumni Advisory Board was also formed in support of the program and includes: Harry W. Zike, Edward J. Steinmetz Jr., Peter Butera and Tracy Bannon.

For more details about the Business High School Scholars, visit Scranton.edu/bhsscholars, email Rebekah.bernard@scranton.edu or call 570-941-5918.

Tree donation

Members of the Scranton City Chpater of the Daughters of the American Revolution including: Chaplain Mary Joan Burns, Regent Carol Hess, Registrar Kathleen Zinskie and Historian Mary Jane Memolo, donated a Japanese tree lilac to the city of Scranton.

The tree was planted in Connors Park to commemorate Scranton’s sesquicentennial celebration.

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