Attorney Robert J. Gillespie, Jr. of the Hazleton law firm of Gillespie, Miscavige, Ferdinand & Baranko, LLC, has been chosen as a Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine for the seventh consecutive year. Only 5 percent of those practicing in Pennsylvania are considered to be Super Lawyers.
Mark C. Nulton, with Borton-Lawson Engineering Inc., has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Quality Improvement Associate, or ASQ CQIA. As such, Nulton has reached a significant level of recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of quality principles and practices.
Ray Gamache, assistant professor of journalism in the Mass Communication Department at King’s College, has published a book entitled “Gareth Jones: Eyewitness to the Holodomor,” The book provides insight on Jones as one of the first journalists to reveal the horror of the Holodomor, the Soviet government-induced famine in the early 1930s, which killed millions of Ukrainians. Gamache received his doctorate from the University of Maryland-College Park, and his bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from West Virginia University. The book will be available in the U.S. in August.
Arthur F. Silverblatt, has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2013. This is a designation the Wilkes-Barre based attorney has received continuously since 2005.
Golden Living Center East Mountain will receive the Golden Living’s coveted 14 Karat Award for delivering quality care and services to its residents. Only five LivingCenters out of the company’s portfolio of 302 nursing homes are selected to receive this honor each year.
The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense Operational Committee, presented Jim Edwards, president and CEO of the Greater Hazleton Health Alliance (GHHA), with the Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees serving in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed. Scott Cahalane, a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve, and also a Hazleton General Hospital lab employee, nominated Edwards for the award.
Wilkes University’s Upward Bound presented The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts with the Service to Youth Award. The Service to Youth award is presented annually to an individual of a group of individuals who have promoted the cause of educational opportunity to the Upward Bound Program. The F.M. Kirby Center was chosen, because they had generously donated tickets to Upward Bound. The students were able to enjoy the shows, Pirates of Penzance and The Shaolin Warriors.