Devin Holmes of Fleetville was recently named a 2012-13 recipient of the Levi Sprague Fellowship at Wyoming Seminary. The Levi Sprague Fellowship is the highest honor that the school bestows for leadership service and is awarded annually to student leaders in academic, athletic and extracurricular activities. It also fosters a close and positive relationship between the day and boarding communities of the school by bringing some day students into the dormitories. As part of the award, Holmes received full room and board for her senior year at the school.
Patricia Cardoso of Clarks Summit was named to the spring 2012 dean's list at Mansfield University. To be named to the dean's list, a student must be attending the university full-time and attain at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.
Attorney Daniel Munley of Clarks Summit recently spoke about how to properly litigate tractor trailer cases at a seminar in Louisville, Ky. for the Kentucky Justice Association. Munley is the national chairman of the American Association for Justice's trucking litigation group, of which he has been an active executive committee member since 2001. He has previously served as special projects coordinator, treasurer, secretary and chair-elect for the group. Munley is a partner in the law firm of Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., located in Scranton.
Stacy Leigh Ossenfort recently joined the staff of the Waverly Community House as special events coordinator, She is responsible for working with the volunteers and Comm staff on all of the Comm's special events. Ossenfort was previously the relationship manager for her own start-up company, Duckworth Retreats, a group of vacation homes located throughout the United States. She is a graduate of Keystone College with a Bachelor of Science degree in social science.
Dr. Samir Pancholy and Dr. Claudia Dima have joined together to form North Penn Cardiovascular Specialists, located at 401 N. State St. in Clarks Summit. The facility will provide state-of-the-art stress testing, echocardiography, pacemaker clinic and cardiology consultation services. Dr. Pancholy has been in cardiology practice in northeastern Pennsylvania since 1996 and is an international expert in interventional cardiology, director of the cardiology fellowship program at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education and Associate Professor of Medicine at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton. He serves as sub-editor for the Journal of Invasive Cardiology and chairs the transradial working group of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention. Dr. Dima is an interventional cardiologist, trained in New Jersey and Arizona. She also serves on faculty at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education.
Michael G. McLane, a member of Abington Memorial, VFW Post 7069 in Clarks Summit, has received a national appointment as a member of the veteran services resolutions committee and will attend the VFW convention in Reno, Nev. A resident of North Abington Township, McLane is the quartermaster/service officer at Post 7069. He is also the adjutant for the VFW District 10. Next year, he will serve as the state chief of staff for Russell R. Canevari of Jessup, who will become the VFW department commander for the 2013-14 term of office. McLane, a Vietnam veteran, is also active in the Northeastern Detachment of the Marine Corps League, where he serves as adjutant.
The following local students made the academic high honor roll at the Wyoming Seminary Middle School for the third trimester of the 2011-12 academic year: Riley Calpin of Waverly and Emily Peairs of Clarks Summit. Gokulan Gnanendran of Clarks Summit made the school's honor roll.
Martin T. Berger of Clarks Summit was among 25 members of The University of Scranton's Class of 2012 to graduate from the Jesuit university's Honors Program. He received a bachelor of science, summa cum laude, in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology. He was mentored by Kathleen G. Dwyer, Ph.D., professor of biology. His thesis was "Structural Characterization and Functional Analysis via Chimeric Genes of the Arabidopsis lyrata SRK36 and SCR36 Genes." Berger is now attending the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Mass.
Jenny Fleming of Dalton graduated from DePaul University in Chicago this summer. Serving more than 25,000 students, DePaul University is the nation's largest Catholic university and offers programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, commerce, law, computer technology, music and theater.
Dustin Frisbie of Dalton, class of 2015, was named one of 43 orientation assistants at The University of Scranton. Orientation assistants help assimilate incoming students to college life during sessions held for freshmen and their families during the summer. Frisbie graduated from Tunkhannock Area High School and is a physics major.