MEMBER NEWS Marywood Receives STARS Grant Marywood University recently received a grant from the Robert H. Spitz Foun- dation to establish the STARS (Students Together Achieving Remarkable Suc- cess) program, which is an after-school mentoring/homework help program for students in grades seven through 12. The program is able to serve 22 youth with a wait list of 20 additional students. Throughout the academic year, STARS will host parent and youth workshops on topics such as public education and the process of applying to college, as well as create an advisory board made up of parents and Latino community leaders to keep ongoing conversations about how the STARS program is performing and to make any adjustments to the program to fully serve the Latino population. Dime Bank Making Milestones The Dime Bank recently celebrated the career milestones of 31 employ- ees as follows. Five years: Eric Avery, Joy Carey, Arlyce Degnan, Karla Eyler, Margaret Farber, Rory McGhie, Paula Ralston Nenish , Val O’Hare, Tina Pas- siment, and Cathy Reimer. Ten years: Pattie DeGraw, James Gardas, Jamie Hausler, Erin Kellogg, Joyce Locklin, Effie Slattery, Carmela Timmons and Melissa Wilkins. Fifteen years: Melissa Black, Kathy Haser, Audrey Summers and Jenn Tagle. Twenty years: Pam Bunnell and Jerry Theobald. Thirty years: Maureen Beilman, Heather Bidwell, Wayne Briggs, Bonnie Drake, Nancy Haggarty and Dena MacMullen. Thirty-five years: Jill George. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Alzheimer’s Association Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. The Blushing Bridal Boutique Brand Graphic Solutions Crocus Cafe CSG Global Consulting Defy Express Employment Professionals GUIDE, LLC Holiday Inn Express Pittston J N J Painting & More Corp Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Homes, Inc. Nearme Yoga Senior Day Services - Telespond Company The Slocum Firm Space Time Mead and Cider Works Springbrook Kennels Stella Salon & Spa Sustainable Energy Management Systems United Eagle Inc. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS • MEET UP FOR LUNCH: • SCRANTON YP ESCAPE THIS: • LEADERSHIP LACKAWANNA CORE PROGRAM Outreach Center for Community Resources Electric City Escape Benco Dental • Employees Celebrate Years of Service University Staff Members Honored The University of Scranton presented Sursum Corda (Lift Up Your Hearts) Awards to Maureen Castaldi, Jane Johnson, Kevin Rude, and Tara Seely at a recent convocation. The award recognizes members of the University’s professional/paraprofessional staff, clerical/technical staff and mainte- nance/public safety staff who have made outstanding contributions to the life and mission of the University. 10 • The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Wayne Bank recently held a luncheon and awards presentation to recognize employees celebrating years of service milestones. Employees recognized for five years of service include: Michele Bai- ley, Karen Beissel, Kayla Dixon, Denise Kern, Kristen Lancia, Darlene Mosher, Brandi Rollison, Frank Sislo and Kara Suchy. Ten years: Maryanne Hiller, Lynn Rollison and Cheryl Wilkerson. Fifteen years: Cindy Johannes and Amanda Miller. Twenty-year honorees include: Julie Kuen, Annette Jurkowski and Gerry Moore. Bea Hendrickson was celebrated for 25 years of service; and Kelly Teeple and Jodi Wood were recognized for 30 years of service to Wayne Bank. LEADERSHIP LACKAWANNA TOMORROW’S LEADERS TODAY PROGRAM: Junior Achievement Woodloch Pines recently honored 51 staff members at its 25 Year Staff Appreciation Dinner, where staff members are individually recognized for their longtime commitment to the company. The annual event serves as a tribute to those who have loyally served the company for 25 years or more.