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WVIA director

earns an Emmy

Ben Payavis II, vice president of WVIA Production & VIA Studios Global, a division of WVIA Public Media, won an Emmy Award during the 31st annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards in Philadelphia on Saturday.

He won in the Best Director — Live or Live-To-Tape category for the WVIA original presentation “Cherish the Ladies: An Irish Homecoming,” which premiered Jan. 26 on WVIA-TV.

WVIA was also nominated in the Human Interest Program/Special category for an episode of its long-running program State of Pennsylvania titled “Armed Guards In NEPA’s Schools?”


Wilkes recognized

for vet support

For the fourth consecutive year, Wilkes University has been designated a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine and its parent company, Victory Media.

The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to support America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

Wilkes has worked to ensure a smooth transition to academic life for veterans through a number of initiatives, including having a dedicated veterans affairs counselor, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Kaster, to work with veterans coming to the university.

The Military Friendly Schools website — www.militaryfriendlyschools.com — features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.


Nanticoke native

assaulted in NYC

Brian Carey, 52, a radio anchor for CBS 1010 WINS in New York City, was assaulted in his apartment building Monday night, according to several New York City online newspapers.

Carey, a graduate of King’s College who keeps a home in Nanticoke, suffered a broken jaw and facial injuries in the lobby of his apartment building on East 61st Street in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Carey told authorities his wallet and cellphone were stolen, according to online reports.

According to his biography on the radio’s website, Carey was a part-time reporter at WBRE-TV and news director at WILK Radio. He also worked at WARM Radio and was a morning anchor on MAGIC 93 FM.

In 2005, Carey won the Achievement in Radio Award for Best News Anchor in New York City and a first place Associated Press Award for Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

King’s College awarded Carey with the Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in 2006.


CAN DO chooses

fund drive chair

Earl C. Berger, well recognized in the region in business as well as for his civic and philanthropic accomplishments, has accepted the chairmanship of the 2013 annual fund drive for the CAN DO Community Foundation, Gary F. Lamont, foundation president, announced.

Berger will be assisted by the following committee members: Matthew B. Bayzick, Joseph M. DeBias, Eugene M. Dougherty, Dr. Terrance M. Eyerly, Dr. Anthony Falvello, George R. Hludzik, Jennifer Hopkins, Elaine Judd, Gary F. Lamont, Robert J. Moisey, E. Richard Moore, John Patton, W. Kevin O’Donnell, Donald M. Pachence, E. Thomas Sandrock, Krista Schneider, John J. Spevak, Chris Stamatopoulos and Nancy Stasko.

Since it was established in 1992, the foundation has supported projects that improve the quality of life in Greater Hazleton involving “Conservation, Preservation and Reclamation,” or CPR – breathing new life into the community. It was recently involved in restorations at Hazleton Elementary/Middle School and Ferrwood Music Camp and assisted Leadership Hazleton with a grant to assist in development of an environmental educational area for Rails to Trails.

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