King's College has named two faculty members to established professorships and presented teaching awards to three others. Gregory Bassham, Mountain Top, professor of philosophy, was named to the Herve A. LeBlanc distinguished professorship. Amy Parsons, Jenkins Township, professor of marketing, the PNC distinguished service professorship. Bridget Costello, Woodstock, Vt., associate professor of sociology, the recipient of the Donald Grimes, C.S.C., annual award for service-learning teaching excellence. Greg Janik, Dallas, clinical professor of athletic training, the Max and Tillie Rosenn award for faculty excellence, presented annually to an outstanding faculty member among nominations by students and alumni. Lou Palmeri, Kingston, the adjunct faculty excellence in teaching award; recognized as a part-time instructor fulfilling King's mission and exhibiting excellence in the classroom. Palmeri, a 1977 graduate of King's, teaches in the sociology department.
Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley and its Help Line Program announces five staff members with more than 30 years combined experience have successfully passed an international certification examination for their profession. The Help Line caseworkers are Tracy Bogdan, Jerrica Boyer, Brad Cecconi, Mark Landi and Lindsey Riddell and are now certified information and referral specialists (CIRS).
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