It’s hot and humid. It’s the kind of day when you sweat through your socks before lunch. The days are long and exhausting for East Stroudsburg University grads Lieutenant John Pesce and Commander Robert Windom as they fight the ebola epidemic in Monrovia, Liberia, in West Africa.
Doctors and nurses from across the globe who are responding to the urgent need to treat ebola patients are also among those most at risk to become infected. Pesce and Windom helped run a 25-bed ebola treatment unit designed for healthcare workers who have contracted or been exposed to the disease.
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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania awarded 529 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its winter commencement exercises.
Local students who graduated include:
Abdullah Abdurhman Almethen, East Stroudsburg; Ghazi Mohammed Alsharif, East Stroudsburg; Kelly J. Andagana, East Stroudsburg; McKenziey Andrew, Saylorsburg; Eleni Lamprinos Angelopoulos, East Stroudsburg; Khadeejah Jo
A total of 1,297 students have been named to the dean’s list at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania for the Fall 2014 semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. Among the local residents on the list are:
Brendon Abbazio, Long Pond; Jordan A. Adam,, Saylorsburg; Siree S. Allsop,, Stroudsburg; Carmen D. Alzate, East Stroudsburg; Kristina Y. Angelkovich, Tobyhanna; Daniela S Arango, East
As a young boy, James Ochse loved to run.
“Back in the day, we did not have a lot of high tech gadgets,” he said. “Running was my form of entertainment.”
Last month, Ochse brushed off his sneakers to complete his eighth Empire State Building Run-Up, where runners accept the challenge of climbing 1,576 steps to the top of the Empire State Building.
He won the inaugural event in 1980 [see photo], clocking a time of 12 minutes, 19 seconds. He won again in 1982, when he leaped to the finish line at 11:42. In last week’s Building Run-Up, Ochse finished first in his age group (60-64). He says this race was his last.
Lori Pierangeli, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, wanted her students to open their eyes to a population that doesn’t always have a place to sleep at night.
Approximately 25 students participated in this winter’s National Point in Time Count (PIT), which began on January 28. The PIT, an annual count of unsheltered homeless people in Monroe County, is required nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during the last 10 days of January. The data collected by the count determines how much funding to allocate toward community efforts to help the homeless.
Sanofi Pasteur announced the highest fundraising total in the history of the company’s United Way annual campaign. The campaign total of $328,673.83 included employee donations, along with the assistance of a company match from both Sanofi Pasteur and the Sanofi Foundation for North America. Eighty-six percent, or $283,167.83, will be credited toward the United Way of Monroe County’s annual campaign.