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    Area Students Begin University of Success

    Twenty-two students participated in The University of Scranton’s University of Success summer institute, which introduced students to the four-year mentoring program and included hands-on projects, presentations and field trips.Front row, from left: Maria Vital, Ph.D., operations manager at the Leahy Community Health and Family Center; Andrea Mantione, D.N.P., director of the Leahy Community Health and Family Center; Kiana Guy, Rosa Martinez, Briana Brijmohan, Hannia Ramierez and Margaret Loughney, University of Success program director. Second row: Kevin Cordero, Andy Perez, Anaclara Quintilliano, Jesus Nunez-Pazos and Jaydene Edwards. Third row: Emily DeOliviera, Zaniyah Galloway, Alyvianna Cooper and Elias Adame. Fourth row: Ying Jie Chen, Nicholas Garcia, Oscar Hernandez and Elizabeth Wasylyk. Fifth row: Jonathan Juarez, Jaidan Perez, Ignacia Ang, Dylan Guzman and Anderson Zou. Descending top stairs on far left: Kelly Judge, assistant teacher; Erin Shumbres, lead teacher; and Kyle Kolcharno, head counselor. Ascending top stairs on far right: Thomas Shaffern, counselor; Grace Hambrose, counselor; and Monserrath Camacho-Ayala, counselor.
    August 12, 2019

    Twenty-two rising high school students entered The University of Scranton’s University of Success program. The four-year, pre-college mentorship program began for the new participants with a two-week summer institute, which took place on the University’s campus in July.

    During the summer institute, students participated in “hands-on” physics classes where they learned how physics is applied to harness wind energy. During the two-week summer institute they also visited the University’s Loyola Science Center for a lesson that included live turtles, tortoises and a snake. The students participated in service projects and went on excursions to the Pocono Environmental Education Center and Dorney Park.

    Following the summer institute, the students will return to the University’s campus one Saturday every month throughout their four years in high school.

    The University of Success is designed for students to develop the skills needed to successfully gain acceptance to college. Students enter the program at the completion of the eighth grade and continue through their high school years. The program offers enrichment courses in study skills, SAT prep, public speaking, math, science, art and cultural activities, as well as financial aid and wellness seminars.

    The University of Success, offered free of charge to participants, is funded almost entirely by corporate and foundation grants. Donors to the program include AT&T, Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Dime Bank, Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank, Kuehner Family Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Overlook Estate Foundation, Peoples Security Bank and Trust, Prudential Foundation, Scranton Area Foundation, Waste Management, Weis Markets and Wells Fargo.

    The students who completed the University of Success’ summer institute are as follows:

    Elias Adame, Old Forge, who attended Old Forge Junior Senior High School;

    Ignacia Ang, Scranton, who attended South Scranton Intermediate School;

    Briana Brijmohan, Scranton, who attended West Scranton Intermediate School;

    Ying Jie Chen, Forest City, who attended Forest City Regional High School;

    Alyvianna Cooper, Moscow, who attended North Pocono Middle School;

    Kevin Cordero, Scranton, who attended Northeast Intermediate School;

    Emily DeOliviera, Olyphant, who attended Mid Valley Middle School;

    Jaydene Edwards, Tobyhanna, who attended Monsignor McHugh School;

    Zaniyah Galloway, Scranton, who attended South Scranton Intermediate School;

    Nicholas Garcia, Scranton, who attended Northeast Intermediate School;

    Kiana Guy, Matamoras, who attended Delaware Valley Middle School;

    Dylan Guzman, Gouldsboro, who attended North Pocono Middle School;

    Oscar Hernandez, Scranton, who attended West Scranton Intermediate School;

    Jonathan Juarez, Scranton, who attended South Scranton Intermediate School;

    Rosa Martinez, Scranton, who attended South Scranton Intermediate School;

    Jesus Nunez-Pazos, Scranton, who attended South Scranton Intermediate School;

    Andy Perez, Scranton, who attended South Scranton Intermediate School;

    Jaidan Perez, Jefferson Township, who attended North Pocono Middle School;

    Anaclara Quintilliano, Clarks Summit, who attended Abington Heights Middle School;

    Hannia Ramierez, Scranton, who attended West Scranton Intermediate School;

    Elizabeth Wasylyk, Moscow, who attended North Pocono Middle School;

     Anderson Zou, Scranton, who attended West Scranton Intermediate School.

    For additional information, visit the University of Success web site.
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