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Namedropper 9/26/2018

September 26, 2018
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Namedropper 9/26/2018

Professor named educator of year

Marywood University’s Lloyd L. Lyter was awarded the National Association of Social Workers of Pennsylvania’s Social Work Educator of the Year Award.

Lyter, Ph.D., MSW, LSW, is a professor of social work and director of Marywood University’s Pocono Master of Social Work Program at East Stroudsburg University, where he also teaches in the bachelor’s-level social work program.

Lyter has been a Marywood faculty member for more than 20 years and served as the director of the School of Social Work, interim dean for the College of Health and Human Services.Lyter serves on the review boards of social work journals and presents regularly at state, regional, national and international conferences as an invited speaker. His specialty areas include psychopathology, with emphasis on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, racial bias in diagnosing mental disorders and chemical dependence.

He served four terms on the NASW-PA Board of Directors, two as vice president. Lyter is actively involved with the Council on Social Work Education and serves on the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors as co-chairman of the nominations committee.

He earned his doctorate in social work at Rutgers University; his master of social work degree from Marywood University; and his master of public administration degree from Temple University. He earned his bachelor’s degree with majors in sociology and political science from

East Stroudsburg State College.

Super students

Riverside High School sophomores Lexa Hunt, Mariah Kumor and Bella McKeefery, and Scranton High School juniors Aaliyah Jalil and Priyah Patel were awarded STEAM Stars Scholarships from the Scranton Area Community Foundation’s Women in Philanthropy.

They were honored at the Women in Philanthropy quarterly meeting and reception event Thursday.

Lexa, Mariah, Bella, Aaliyah and Priyah spoke during the meeting about how the scholarship opportunity impacts their lives within the community. They participated in a panel discussion moderated by Kate Eary, WIP supporter and corporate counsel at Gentex Corp.

The STEAM Stars Scholarship Program is supported through Women in Philanthropy’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Education initiative, which works to help bridge the educational gap by providing funding for STEAM education locally, according to the organization.

The students received a $6,200 scholarship to earn an associate degree through the Level Up program at Lackawanna College.

For details, contact Brittany Pagnotti, Scranton Area Community Foundation communications manager, at 570-347-6203.

High notes

Roger Dirlam, president of the Wayne County Fair, and Roy Morris of Narrowsburg Feed and Grain, were recently honored by Greg Hostetter, assistant secretary of the PA Department of Agriculture.

Dirlam and Morris were presented a citation and plaque recognizing all volunteers and fair contributors who make the agricultural fair possible.

They were honored during the Wayne County Junior 4-H Livestock Sale at the Wayne County fairgrounds in Honesdale,

Morris was thanked for his support of the fair and the Wayne County 4-H program.

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