Johnson College, a two-year technical college founded in 1912, conferred degrees on 187 graduates at commencement exercises held at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Monday, May 12, 2014. Graduates were awarded either an Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) or an Associate in Science degree (A.S.). Johnson College also awarded 17 Welding Technology students with certificates for completing a welding certification course.
Robert F. Durkin, President of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce delivered the commencement address.
Degrees were presented by Dr. Ann L. Pipinski, President & CEO of Johnson College, and Mr. Louis A. Costanzo, chairman of the board of directors for 2014.
Edward Dobeck, a graduate of the Radiologic Technology program earned the Johnson College Award for Academic Excellence in the Associate in Science programs and gave the student address to graduates. Lisa Toole, a graduate of the Architectural Drafting and Design Technology program earned the Johnson College Award for Academic Excellence in the Associate in Applied Science programs. These awards recognize the student with the highest grade point average in each area.Following is a list of graduates: Associate in Science Degrees Computer Information Technology Jonathan Checefsky, Jessup Andrew Cortino, Greentown Brandon Crossley, Scott Twp . Thomas Dunleavy, Peckville Ian Farrar, Dalton Christopher Fox, Scranton Ryan Gaylets, Taylor Remy Hosking, Simpson Stephen Mays, cum laude, Tunkhannock Zachary Organ, Scranton Timothy Pacewicz, Bear Creek Twp. Jared Pollard, Conynham John Rock, Clarks Summit Drew Rowe, cum laude, top departmental honors, Tunkhannock Wayne Smith, Lake Ariel Robert Southard, Scranton Robert Stephenson, Tunkhannock Kyle Vasicak, West Wyoming Tyler Viscomi, Tunkhannock Brian Werts, Duryea Radiologic Technology Rachel Myers, White Haven Chelsea Runco, Olyphant Stephanie Barylsky, Mount Bethel Brandon Canfield, Jefferson Twp. Elizabeth Cushner, Hallstead Edward Dobek, summa cum laude, top departmental honors, Tobyhanna Katelynn Duchaine, Colchester Vermont Vanessa Ecklund, Scranton Morgan Ettel, Leesport Lauren Gruver, cum laude, Meshoppen Marissa Intoccia, Throop Samantha Jordan, magna cum laude, Scranton Erin Kimball, magna cum laude, Bangor Megan Krueger, Saco, ME Ashley Lillis. Scranton Thomas Neary, Scranton Corey Novak, Olyphant Pietro Randazzo, Hanover Twp. Justin Savakinus, Yatesville Kimberly Wittekind, Milford Veterinary Technology Sabryna Alley, Clifford Danelle Avellino, Marion Heights Brittany Bella, Wilkes-Barre Nicole Daniels, Honesdale Melissa DaSilva, Dingmans Ferry Gabrielle Evans, Harvey’s Lake Bethany Faust, Lititz Andreena Forbes, Coal Township Courtney Kerrigan, Scranton Kalyn Kurutz, Wilkes-Barre Amanda Lipinski, Scranton Sara Klick, Kingston Traci McCarty, Hughesville Alexa Moyer, top departmental honors, Perkasie Nicole Merrill, Danville Courtney Peoples, McAlisterville Victoria Peters, Endicott, NY Danielle Rinker, Olyphant Ashley Ruckman, West Nanticoke Andrea Stalnecker, Bernville Deborah Sullivan, Lake Ariel Courtney Tasa, Wellsboro Laura Vonderhey, Lake Ariel Amelia Werner, Watsontown Rebecca Woloszyn, Taylor Jolee Youngblood, Dunmore Associate in Applied Science Degrees Architectural Drafting & Design Technology Zachary Brown, Blakely Ethan Davis, Factoryville Ryan Madigan, Scranton Patrick McCaffery Simpson Lisa Toole, summa cum laude, top departmental honors, Scranton Automotive Technology Austin Barton, Lake Como Anthony Castellano, Jefferson Twp. Andrew Cerasaro, Hazleton Brian Cusick, Scranton Andrew Davidson, Carbondale Dennis Fink, Waymart Alec Hijazi, Clarks Summit Josiah Joseph, Tobyhanna Ryan Lozier, Saylorsburg Joette Masters, East Stroudsburg Richard Ostrander, Pittston Joseph Schofield, Scranton Bradley Schroy, top departmental honors, Harvey’s Lake Bradley Skuse, Stroudsburg Wayne Stivala, Dunmore Edward Sumski, Scranton Jeremy Taninies, Honesdale Biomedical Equipment Technology Jonathon Ansbach, Tamaqua Alex Baltimore, Shavertown Anthony Caswell, Clarks Summit Robert Cauley, Hazle Twp. Johnell Cremard, Clarks Summit Dean Edwards, Dunmore Erik Karvan, Scranton Eric Supple, top departmental honors, Dickson City Michael Tagliaferri, Old Forge Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Technology Joshua Burden, Scott Township Gerard Burke, Clarks Summit Foster Burns, Philadelphia Dakota Green, Springville Kyle Heller, Nicholson William Hines, Philadelphia Dominique Horrocks, Greenfield Twp . Brian Kavanaugh, cum laude, top departmental honors, Peckville Zachary Lloyd, Freehold, NJ Jacob Martin, Honesdale John McDermott, Throop Briar Moore, Dallas Kevin O’Brien ,Avoca Randall Ohaus, Dingmans Ferry Matthew Sorgen, Shickshinny Diesel Truck Technology Dalton Elston, Dallas Tyler Hector, Damascus Troy Hedden, Waymart Alec Helman, Mount Pocono Kenneth Johnson, Bloomsburg Kolby Lowe, Honesdale Ronald Mehalco, Olyphant Edward Pompey, cum laude, Springville Joseph Roman, Waymart Derek Rosencranse, Honesdale Michael Sanders, Lake Ariel Joseph Sheridan, Olyphant David Singer, Waverly Bernard Singleton, Scranton Christopher Strein, South Abington Brian Viercinski, cum laude, Lake Ariel Scott Watson, cum laude, White Mills Jerry Williams, magna cum laude, top departmental honors, Matamoras Julian Williams, Kingsley James Zipperlen, Hawley Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology Matthew Aniska, Scranton Taylor Arndt Schuykill, Haven Timothy Critchley, top departmental honors, South Abington Paul Dakin, Dunmore Nicholas Daniels, Hawley Jacob Ehrets, Clifford Mark Evans, Shavertown Chad Grabousky, Moscow Christopher Grandinetti, Carbondale Derrick Martin, Scranton Marshall McCarty, Meshoppen Nasir McMillan, Scranton Andrew Remetta, Dunmore Jonathan Roscioli, Jermyn William Santarelli, Sturges Daniel Schlittler, Moscow Justin Sembrat, Archbald Ryan Stalker, Moscow Christopher Sweeney, Dunmore Christopher Werner, Exeter Antonio Zini, Archbald Electronic Technology Brandon Carlo, Mayfield Kourtney Connelly, Saylorsburg Nicholas DeSanto, cum laude, Jermyn Brandi Dipple, Hughestown Keith Eckstein, magna cum laude, top departmental honors, Scranton John Graham, Scranton Steven Haslam, Tobyhanna Hasan Johnson, Tobyhanna Kristopher Lance, Scranton Marcus Lentini, Clarks Summit Donald Thompson, Dunmore Robert Wolak, Scranton Logistics and Supply Chain Management Technology Stanley Furdin, Dunmore Steven Santana, Scranton Maryann Swingle, magna cum laude, top departmental honors, Old Forge Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Shakur Burton, Tobyhanna Colby Donahue, Mayfield Dewey Engroff, Carbondale Amber Johnson, Scranton Zachary King, Matamoras John Lasky, Blakely Aaron Martin, Scranton Daniel McDonnell, Clarks Summit Garrett Mehall North Abington Twp. Kyle Meyers, Scranton Kirk Musil, Elmhurst Twp . Michael Novak, Olyphant Robert Petersen, cum laude, Milford Kyle Saldonis, Scranton Jordan Shiner, Scranton Derek Shuta, cum laude, Dickson City Precision Machining Technology Adam Lambert, Scotrun Thomas White, Old Forge Zachary Ziesemer, Scott Township Welding Technology (Certificate) Meggan Barnes, Lakeville Brandon Butler, Nicholson Mitchell Corse, Susquehanna Cody Dibble, Susquehanna Brandon Endler, Ashley Michael Fairservice, Tobyhanna Charles Freeman, Dingmans Ferry Brandon Holmgren, Ashley David Hopkins, top departmental honors, Factoryville Colin Kovaleski ,Waymart Raymond Langendoerfer, Waymart Daniel Lipperini, Moosic Raymond Reeves, Falls Justin Soltis, Scranton Stephen Statkun, Union Dale Christopher Steffens, Honesdale Raine Stuart, Milford All graduates are from Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. summa cum laude: GPA 3.90 or higher magna cum laude: GPA 3.89-3.80 cum laude: GPA 3.79-3.70 Honors recognition based on academic achievement to December 2013