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Center names new director
Kimberly Cadugan will take over as executive director of the Community Intervention Center. Cadugan replaces Tara Finnerty, a longtime employee of the center.
Cadugan, who has worked with the center for the past 15 tears, served as the Safe Haven project manager, a representative payee and assistant to the director.
Cadugan has a genuine love of the population and will be an amazing asset to the center as the new director, said Michelle Matyjevich of CIC in a press release.
Finnerty began her career helping people at the Rap House, a social service agency that turned into the Community Intervention Center. She went on to serve as executive director for the house, which was open 24 hours a day and served people with chronic mental health, drug and alcohol addictions or who were homeless, the release said.
Under Finnerty’s leadership, the agency changed names and purchased its own building in Scranton. She secured funding for several new programs including: Safe Haven, three Permanent Supportive Housing programs for chronically homeless individuals and a wellness/recovery room.
Art exhibit open
Denis Yanashot is displaying his artwork at the University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery. Yanashot is the 3-D art teacher at Riverside High School. His solo exhibition, AnthraSight: A Sculptural Narrative of the Anthracite Industry of Northeastern Pennsylvania, is a sculptural narrative of “the Northeastern Pennsylvania anthracite coal industry through a body of mixed media sculpture,” according to a press release from Riverside.
Yanashot used anthracite coal, burnt culm ash, industry tools and relics to create the sculptures.
The exhibit will be on display until Friday, Oct. 6, at the gallery, 301 Jefferson Ave., Scranton.
For more details, visit www.scranton.edu/academics/hope-horn-gallery.
In response to Kelvin Sampson’s request for donations to Texas hurricane victims, Lackawanna College coaches Joya Whittington, Bruce Thompson, Mark Duda, Josh Pardini, Brian Coyle and Gabby Halko, gathered donations.
Sampson, the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Houston, tweeted a request to coaches and teams around the country to donate clothes and shoes to hurricane victims.
The coaches responded and worked with Freddy Battaglia’s Sporting Good’s Store in Scranton to donate over 50 T-shirts, polo shirts, shoes and bags. The items will be shipped to Sampson and distributed to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Members of the Lackawanna College Athletics Department, from left: Joya Whittington, college athletic director and head women’s basketball coach; Bruce Thompson, college director of marketing and game day management and head basketball coach; Mark Duda and Josh Pardini, head football coaches; Brian Coyle, head men’s basketball coach; and Gabby Halko, college senior woman administrator and assistant women’s basketball coach, donate to victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Kimberly Cadugan, left, will take over as executive director of the Community Intervention Center, with Tara Finnerty’s, right, retirement.