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August 2nd, 2017 1:52 pm

Christopher Sutzko earns doctorate from Wilkes University

WILKES-BARRE – Christopher Sutzko, director of the Office of Career Planning at King’s College, recently earned a doctorate of education in educational leadership from Wilkes University. His thesis was titled, “The Influence of Grit on Career Decision Self-efficacy within the Context of an Undergraduate Career Success Course.”

Sutzko joined the Office of Career Planning in 2007 to manage and grow the critical professional development services within the College.

Previously, he managed the Insalaco Center for Career Development at Misericordia University for eight years. He began his career in children’s mental health and also worked in private industry as a private rehabilitation counselor/expert witness for state worker’s compensation litigation.

In 2014, Sutzko launched I.D.E.A. Career Consulting, a private for-profit full-service career counseling, coaching, and consulting organization, which focuses on optimizing career potential for individuals and organizations through inspiration, development, execution and assessment.

He has presented on self-efficacy, effective networking, and leadership at local and national conferences, including the Global Landscapes Conference at King’s, the Prudential Retirement Developing Talent for the Leaders of Tomorrow at the University of Scranton, and at the National Career Development Association.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degrees in rehabilitation counseling and secondary school counseling from the University of Scranton.

Sutzko resides in Dallas with his wife, Erin, and two daughters, Abigail and Zoey.

Olivia Sod graduates from Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — Trucksville native Olivia Sod graduated Magna cum Laude from Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences with a degree in Communication Studies. The degree was awarded in May 2017.

Interprofessional Middle School Career Camp

DALLAS — Emily Williams, of Dallas, and Marissa Brdaric, of Shavertown, participated in the third annual Health Sciences Interprofessional Middle School Career Camp held by the College of Health Sciences and Education at Misericordia University.

The five-day camp was held for students entering sixth through eighth grades interested in the health and medical science fields. The program allowed teens to experienced life on a college campus and talk with university students and faculty in their fields of interest.

Students practiced clinical skills on a SimBaby and SimMan in simulation laboratories; master basic human anatomy, neurology and physiology with the Anatomage virtual dissection table; use their knowledge to help develop treatment plans from real-life therapy case studies, and use specialized equipment in each area of practice.

Gabrielle Alguire named to Beta Gamma Sigma at Susquehanna University

SELINSGROVE — Gabrielle Alguire, of Tunkhannock, was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society, at Susquehanna University.

Alguire is an accounting major in the Class of 2017. Alguire, a 2013 graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School, is a daughter of Kenneth and Michelle Alguire.

Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest international recognition a student in an undergraduate business program can receive from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. To be eligible, students must rank in the highest 10 percent of their class. The mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement and personal excellence in the study of business.