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Alison Zurawski promoted to Community Bank’s Community Relations Coordinator

WILKES-BARRE Community Bank N.A. promoted Trucksville resident Alison Zurawski to community relations coordinator.

In her new role, Zurawski is responsible for supporting all 32 Community Bank N.A. Pennsylvania branches in the coordination of internal and external initiatives. She will also develop community and social outreach activities while promoting the bank within the community.

Zurawski has been with Community Bank N.A. for nearly 17 years, beginning as a customer service representative with First Heritage Bank prior to its acquisition. For the past six years, Zurawski has assisted the bank with community development efforts.

Outside of the office, Zurawski is active in her community, serving as a volunteer for numerous organizations and fundraising committees. She sits on the board of directors for Back Mountain Chamber, Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind and Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center.

Zurawski attended Luzerne Community College.

She resides in Trucksville with her husband, Brian.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre welcomes new Continuing Education staff

LEHMAN TWP. — Chancellor Dale Jones and Jane Ashton, director of Continuing Education, announce Donna Yale was appointed as a new member of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education staff at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Northern Tier Center in Towanda.

As an education program associate, Yale will be responsible for developing, selling, and administering a wide variety of education and training programs to include credit, professional development and customized training primarily for the working adult audience, helping to meet employer workforce development needs within Bradford and Sullivan counties.

She previously served 16 years with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) at University Park, where she assisted small to medium sized businesses in the Eastern half of Pennsylvania to become e-commerce savvy, developing and providing seminars for small businesses and managing grants for the Advanced IT team.

Yale is a graduate of Penn State University with a master degree in Education in Adult Education. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Mansfield University with a focus in computer programming and business application.

Crisman graduates from Respiratory Therapy Program

NANTICOKE — Nicole Crisman, of Noxen, was one of 12 graduates from LCCC’s Respiratory Therapy Program. The graduates, which included students from the Wyoming Valley attended a pinning ceremony to celebrate their achievements.