Dr. Patricia E. Dunleavy of Clarks Summit, who is the Marywood University associate vice president for human resources, recently had an article published in Business Officers, a magazine issued by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). Titled, “Here’s to Your Health Care,” the article addressed the Affordable Care Act and its incentive to focus on wellness and lower health care costs. Dr. Dunleavy was approached by NACUBO to write the article after she presented on the topic at the organization’s annual conference.

Dr. Yamile Silva Gualteros of Clarks Summit recently received the Excellence in Advancing Global Learning Award at the University of Scranton. Dr. Silva Gualteros joined the University’s faculty in 2009 and is an assistant professor of World Languages and Cultures, program director for Latin American Studies and an associate faculty member in the Women’s Studies Program.

Keith Hickox of Benton Township was recently named runner up in the Division E Toastmasters International Speech Contest and third-place winner in the Evaluation Contest. He also won first place in both the International Speech and Evaluation categories at the Toastmasters Area 16, District 38 Speech Contest. Hickox is a 16-year member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

Steve Klingman of Clarks Summit recently received the Peter A. Carlesimo Award from the University of Scranton. Since 2011, the Peter A. Carlesimo Award, named for the late University of Scranton head coach and director of athletics, has been presented to someone who has made special contributions to athletics and Catholic education. Klingman currently coaches the Abington Heights High School boys soccer team.

Dee Lipinski of Dalton recently became an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a

national direct sales company.

Malcom MacGregor of North Abington Township was recently sworn in as president of the Lackawanna Bar Association. MacGregor is a founding partner and trial attorney at the law firm of McDonald and MacGregor LLC in Scranton. He is a graduate of the University of Scranton and the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. He served as the Lackawanna County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division president, a member of its board of directors and on various committees. He also received the association’s Margaret Gavin Award for exemplary service.

Dr. Sharon Meagher of South Abington Township was recently named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Widener University. Meagher most recently served at the University of Scranton, where she was founding chairperson of the Department of Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies. She also holds a faculty appointment as a professor of philosophy.

Karen Moran Saunders of Clarks Summit was recently named chief executive officer of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. Before joining the institute, she was marketing manager at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Imaging Center in Scranton and a senior account executive with Adams Outdoor Advertising.