SCRANTON — Samuel Morano, of Clarks Summit, was among students recently recognized for outstanding academic achievement at an awards ceremony at The University of Scranton.
Frank O’Hara medals were given to the first, second and third-year students with the highest grade point averages in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management and the Panuska College of Professional Studies for the 2016-17 academic year.
The award is named in honor of the late Frank O’Hara who served at the Jesuit University for 53 years in various administrative positions.
Morano received a medal for academic achievement for his junior year in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. He is currently a senior biology major on a pre-medicine track with minors in psychology and biochemistry. He graduated as valedictorian from Abington Heights High School and is a recipient of the university’s full-tuition Presidential Scholarship. He volunteers with Big Friends Little Friends and also serves as a student scribe at the Leahy Clinic.
Morano is also a member of the Health Professions Organization (HPO) and the Random Acts of Kindness Club. He is a member of the Beta Beta Beta, national honor society for biology, and Alpha Epsilon Delta, the national health professional honor society. He has served as a teaching mentor for the Leadership and Civic Responsibility seminar and is a teaching assistant for the Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy lab.