Abington-area residents in the news


Hambrose inducted into honor society

SCRANTON — Grace Hambrose, of South Abington Twp., was among the 17 University of Scranton students inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society for education. Kappa Delta Pi is dedicated to the ideals of humanity, science, service and toil.

Bolock helps organize conference

SCRANTON — Alexa Bolock, of Waverly, a member of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s (GCSOM) MD Class of 2021, helped organize the sixth annual NEPA Trans Health Conference April 17. GCSOM’s student group, Physicians Representing Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equality (PRIDE), and other interested students, organize the event each year in concert with a members of the NEPA community to provide an educational forum NEPA area healthcare professionals, their staffs, educators, future medical professionals and the general public to learn from the transgender community and from those who treat and support them about the necessary care, respect and understanding of people who are transgender.

Atkinson inducted into honor society

SCRANTON — Amy Atkinson, of Clarks Summit, was among 19 University of Scranton students inducted into Tau Upsilon Alpha, the national human services honor society. Atkinson is a counseling and human services major at the Jesuit university.

Two locals receive scholarships

WILKES-BARRE — Abigail Burke and Taylor Oleary, both of Clarks Summit, were among more than 200 Wilkes University students who received scholarships annual Scholarship Luncheon on March 22. Scholarship students were recognized along with the donors whose gifts made the scholarships possible.

Burke was awarded The Charles B. Reif Scholarship for the Biological Sciences and Oleary was awarded Patricia “Patsy” Reese Annual Nursin Scholarship.