Dress For Success Celebrates 25th Anniversary

This year marks Dress for Success Lackawanna’s 25th Anniversary! We are excited to mark this occasion and reflect on the incredible impact we have made with your support, empowering women to achieve personal and professional success and economic self-reliance.

We invite you to join us in commemorating this special milestone. The event will be held:

Thursday, May 16th from 6pm-8pm at

The Anthracite Center, 41 North Main Street, Carbondale.

Our anniversary celebration will be a momentous occasion as we will recognize the honorees from our 2024 Women Making An Impact campaign, the achievements of the women we have served, showcase success stories, and highlight the transformative work of Dress for Success Lackawanna over the past 25 years.

We have developed a range of sponsorship packages to offer you visibility and recognition for your support at our anniversary celebration. Raffle basket donations will also be appreciated. Your sponsorship for Dress for Success Lackawanna’s 25th Anniversary celebration will not only demonstrate your commitment to empowering women but will also align your company with a cause that makes a tangible difference in the lives of women throughout Lackawanna, Monroe, Wayne, Pike, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties.

If you are interested in contributing, please contact us at 570-941-0339 or email lackawanna@dressforsuccess.org. Sponsorships should be made by Tuesday, April 30th, 2024. We appreciate your consideration and support in making Dress for Success Lackawanna’s 25th Anniversary event a memorable and impactful occasion.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s Gala Raises More Than $100,000 for Student Scholarships

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine celebrated a monumental success with its annual Black Ties for White Coats Gala, raising more than $100,000 in support of student scholarships. Held at Mohegan Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 20, the event brought together esteemed guests, faculty, students, and community members for an evening of philanthropy and celebration.

Geisinger Commonwealth would like to thank the Diamond Sponsor of this year’s event, Mericle Commercial Real Estate Service/Discover NEPA and the Gold Sponsor, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. The annual gala serves as a cornerstone fundraising event for the school and is aimed at supporting the next generation of healthcare leaders. “We are thrilled by the overwhelming generosity and support shown at this year’s Gala”, said School President and Dean Julie Byerley, MD, MPH. “The funds raised will directly impact our students by enabling them to pursue their dreams of becoming a healthcare provider who will make a difference in the communities they serve.”

The success of the Black Ties for White Coats event underscores Geisinger Commonwealth’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment where students from all backgrounds can thrive. By providing scholarships, the school aims to alleviate the financial burden of medical education and empower students to focus on their studies and clinical training.

Each year Geisinger Commonwealth selects a Founders, Wel-lbeing and Community honoree. This year’s honorees include:

Founders: Tom Churilla, MD

Well-being: Shubhra Shetty, MD

Community: The Scranton School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children 

The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education to Host Scholar’s Day

The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education will host the annual Scholars Day poster competition on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the auditorium of The Wright Center for Community Health – Scranton, 501 S. Washington Ave., Scranton.

The event brings together over40 medical students, residents, and fellows from The Wright Center, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), Geisinger’s Internal Medicine residency, and A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA). The annual program recognizes and celebrates scientific inquiry through scholarly poster presentations on clinical case reports, quality improvement, and research. The Wright Center partners with ATSU-SOMA to serve as a training and educational site for medical school students and physician assistants.

Dr. Simin Nasr, a faculty member in The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education’s Family Medicine Residency, will deliver open remarks and launch the first of three poster display sessions. Attendees can discuss projects with presenters and enjoy refreshments. Three judges – Dr. Milos Babic of The Wright Center, and Dr. Pragya Dhaubhadel and Dr. Qi Shi, both of Geisinger – will review each poster and discuss the work with the presenter before grading them.

Dr. Tata Mbugua, a University of Scranton professor and director of the undergraduate programs, will give a keynote speech on governance and advocacy for best practices in pediatric care.

Dr. Edwin Mogaka, The Wright Center’s Family Medicine resident leader for scholarly activity, will present awards for first, second, and third place for each poster session. Award recipients will give brief presentations on their work before claiming their prize.

The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education was established in 1976 and today is one of the nation’s largest U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration-funded Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Safety-Net Consortiums. Together with consortium stakeholders, The Wright Center trains residents and fellows in a community-based, community-needs-responsive workforce development model to advance their shared mission to provide whole-person primary health services to people of all ages regardless of their insurance status, ZIP code, or ability to pay.

 The Wright Center offers ACGME-accredited residencies in three disciplines: family medicine, internal medicine, and physical medicine & rehabilitation as well as fellowships in cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, and geriatrics.

 For information about The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, visit TheWrightCenter.org or call 570-866-3017.

Johnson College to Host 31st Annual Golf Tournament

Johnson College will host its 31st Annual Johnson College Open on Friday, May 17, 2024, at the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top, PA.

All proceeds from the annual golf tournament support the Johnson College Presidential Scholarship Fund. Last year’s tournament raised over $50,000 to support the Presidential Scholarship Fund. The scholarships are presented each fall to full-time students demonstrating financial need to finish their educational journey.

To learn more about this event, visit johnson.edu/golf.

Penn State Football Head Coach to Visit Local Area

Nittany Lions Head Coach James Franklin will be coming to our hometown on Thursday June 6th at 2 locations… The Banks in Pittston and Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.

Join Penn State football head coach James Franklin alongside current football student-athletes in the Northeastern Pennsylvania and learn all about NIL and what he needs in his toolbox to continue to build a strong team.

If you are interested in more information or sponsoring, please email info@limitless-nil.com or reereemt@gmail.com

For individual tickets click on the links below…

The Banks: https://www.limitlessnil.com/event-details-registration/we-are-nepa-the-banks

Fox Hill: https://www.limitlessnil.com/event-details-registration/we-are-nepa-fox-hill-country-club-1

Celebrating Success with Lackawanna College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Alumni Mixer

Lackawanna College will host a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Alumni Mixer event on Thursday May 9, in the lobby of Angeli Hall following the current PTA senior cohort pinning ceremony.

Attendees will have the chance to network with peers, reconnect with former classmates and engage with Lackawanna College clinical education partners. Clinical partners include Saber Healthcare Group and AccessPT.

“An event like this benefits our graduates because they have the opportunity to communicate and network with our local clinical partners and possibly get interviews and job placements,” Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, Dr. Ashley Reedy said.

Date and Time: Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM

Location: Angeli Hall, 501 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18509

In addition to creating professional connections, the event will offer refreshments, basket raffles and giveaways. Tickets are free, and alumni attendees are encouraged to bring guests, with each guest receiving two raffle basket tickets plus a special giveaway.

Join us for an evening of networking and celebrating the accomplishments of our students at the PTA Alumni Mixer event.

“We want our graduates to leave with pride in their future profession, themselves and personally I hope they leave being proud of what they’ve accomplished,” Dr. Reedy said.

Those interested in attending can register online at no cost here: https://shorturl.at/joJW5.