Misericordia University faculty members Timothy Kearney, chair and associate professor of business administration; David Gargone, assistant professor and director of the Misericordia University Sport Management Program; and Zhen Ma, assistant professor of business administration, were among the presenters at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA) held recently in Scranton. Kearney was also named to the 11-member PEA Board of Directors for a three-year term.
Barbara Salus, of Plains Township, went to Honolulu, Hawaii, in recognition of her leadership and as one of the top Avon sales representatives in the U.S. The trip recognized the company’s best at its annual President’s Recognition Program Celebration.
Noelle Lantka, marketing communications and investor relations officer, Fidelity Bank, has graduated from the American Bankers’ Association School of Bank Marketing and Management. Lantka earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Cedar Crest College in Allentown.
Certified Nurses Aid Emma Beck was named the recipient of the 2013 Wilbur A. Myers Certified Nursing Assistant Award by a vote of her peers at Wesley Village in Pittston. Other nominees for the award were CNAs Rebecca McDaniels and Jolene Rabbitz. Adam Cislo was presented the Wilbur A. Myers Scholarship, which is awarded to a nursing employee interested in continuing his or her nursing education. Personal Care Aide Debbie Gaylord was named Personal Care Aide of the Year, selected by residents and coworkers on all three shifts. Other nominees for the award were PCAs Dorothy Leptuck, Donna Mudlock and Janet Sebastinelli.
Mark T. Perry, The Perry Law Firm, presented three continuing legal education seminars for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, in Pittsburgh, Mechanicsburg and Philadelphia. The program was entitled “Trial Tactics, Tips and Techniques.” The topic of Perry’s presentation was “Cross-Examination of an Expert Witness.” Attorney Perry earned his B.A. from St. Bonaventure University and his J.D. from the National Law Center of George Washington University. The Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) is the continuing education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.