Local Students Participate in University of Success
Photo Caption: Students attending the University of Success Summer Institute at The University of Scranton participated in hands on projects, presentations and field trips to develop skills needed to successfully finish high school and gain acceptance to college. It is sponsored by the Prudential Foundation, Met Life Foundation, Charles Frueauff Foundation and the McGowan Charitable Fund. Students completing the University of Success Summer Institute and University of Success staff are, front row, from left, Maria Vital, bilingual administrative assistant, Leahy Community Health and Family Center; Margaret Loughney, precollege program director; Devon Dante, Edwardsville; Madeline Vetter, Hazelton; Karla Aguirre, Scranton; Stephanie Pacheco, Scranton; and Andrea Mantione, director of Leahy Community Health and Family Center. Second row, from left, are Dominick Harvey, Wilkes-Barre; Jasmine Quintana, Scranton; Carray Leepier, Scranton; Chante Mercurius, Long Pond; and Vincent Donaghey, Taylor. Third row, from left, are Dimitri MacKereth, Scranton; Kasey Barry, Mountaintop; Scott Rafaiani, Scranton; Ryan Miller, Scranton; and Cristopher Herrera, Kingston. Fourth row, from left, are Kamron VanWert, Scranton; Salma Ahmed, Scranton; Laurencia Thomas, Scranton; Aartee Gangadeen, Henryville; and Kenneth de Souza, Scranton. Top row, from left, are: University of Success counselors Joseph Stella, David Hopp, Amanda Wark, and Meghan D’Angelo; University of Success Lead Teacher Donna Novicki and Kevin Haimowicz, assistant teacher.