Alumni Making Headlines: March 2013

University of Scranton alumni are often in the headlines. Here is a list of links to news stories highlighting their recent accomplishments.

Stephen Franko III, CPA ’78, G’91 has been named CFO at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston, N.Y. Franko has more than 25 years of healthcare experience. He recently served as CFO of Regional Hospital of Scranton, Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, and Special Care Hospital in Nanticoke. To read more, click here. 

Patrick T. Barrett ’81 is seeking election to one of the two open positions for judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Berks County. Barrett has practiced law for 26 years, taken cases to trial in 14 Eastern Pennsylvania counties, and is currently a shareholder in the Essig, Valeriano and Fudeman law firm in Reading. To read more, click here.

Joe Wechsler ’81, Scranton, a manager at North American Manufacturing, a city-based cot manufacturing plant, announced his candidacy for Scranton city council. He is a former member of the city's Board of Zoning Appeals. To read more, click here.

Girard “Jerry” Mecadon ’87, Pittston, will formally announce his candidacy for magisterial district judge in District 11-1-04 at a reception March 7. He is an attorney in private practice in Pittston, and also serves as an assistant public defender for Luzerne County and as solicitor for several municipalities. To read more, click here.

David B. Nagle G’87, Pittston, has been named president of Nature’s Way Purewater Systems, Inc. of Pittston. He previously served as the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. To read more, click here.

Arthur Bobbouine ’98, Pittston, has announced his candidacy for Magisterial District Judge for District 11-1-04. The district consists of the city of Pittston and the boroughs of Avoca, Dupont, Duryea and Hughestown. He has served as Luzerne County’s chief deputy sheriff and currently serves as the prothonotary and clerk of courts for Luzerne County. To read more, click here.

Jennifer Meckes, Psy.D. ’98, who has been with Allied Services Integrated Health System for six years, is taking over as the organization’s director of psychological services. She specializes in the assessment of primarily children, adolescents and young adults. To read more, click here.

Len Sanguedolce ’01 announced his candidacy for magisterial district judge for the Pittston area. After graduating from Penn State's Dickinson School of Law, Sanguedolce returned to Pittston to practice law. To read more, click here.

Gary Lewis ’08, Scranton, a self-employed financial consultant, has announced he is running for Scranton mayor in the Republican primary. To read more, click here.

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