1999 Alumni Award Recipients

Alumni Award For Outstanding Professional Achievement

Joseph J. Mazza, M.D. '58

Joe graduated from King’s with a Bachelor of Science in biology in 1958. He is the current Director of Medical Education for the department of hematology/immunology at the Marshfield Medical Research and Education Foundation in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Joe received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Loyola University. He served 3 years in the U.S. Navy with the 2nd Marine Air Wing, and then did a Fellowship in Internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic. Joe’s major area of concentration is leukemia research.

He gives frequent presentations of his work to his peers and seventy-nine publications of his research are listed on his resume.

In 1970 Joe joined the Marshfield Clinic as a hematologist/oncologist. He eventually became the head of the hematology section and was later appointed the Director of Medical Education. He has active staff privileges at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. While practicing his medicine, Joe received his first staff appointment in Internal Medicine and Hematology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in 1972. In 1988 he became a Clinical Professor and in 1993 was named Associate Dean of the University of Wisconsin- Madison Campus, a position he still holds.

Joe is very active in many medical societies and has received numerous awards. Among them are the George Magnin Teaching Award from the Marshfield Medical Center, the Erwin R. Schmidt Award from the Medical Society of North America, the Meritorious Service Award from the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, the Distinguished Internist of the Year from the Wisconsin Society of Internal Medicine and most recently the American College of Physicians Laureate Award, Wisconsin Chapter. But the accolades he cherishes most are those that are awarded by the students he loves to teach. Six times he was awarded the University of Wisconsin Alumni Teachers Award.

Joseph is married to Virginia and they are the parents of four children, David, James, Mary Rose, and Thomas.

 Joe was named a Master of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine. January 2001. 

The Robert J. Ell Alumni Award For Outstanding Service to Alma Mater

John Carney '64

The Robert J. Ell Alumni Award for Outstanding Service to Alma Mater was established to honor the dedication and commitment of King’s first alumni director. Bob Ell served forty-two years with integrity, warmth, professionalism and a wonderful sense of humor.

John Carney received his B.A. in Accounting in 1964. While a student he played basketball, intramural softball, football and volleyball and was a member of the Christopher Club and the Business Administration Club. After graduation John went to work for IBM where he established himself in sales and sales management. He met another IBM employee, Nanette, on a blind date. They then established their own corporate family of 7 children. John and Nanette currently manage their own business, The Carney Group, " which specializes in placing mature workers into the work force. In 1997 Mayor Ed Rendall recognized the Carney group as a "champion of mature workers".

John is active on his parish council, and also with the St. Rose CYO. He has coached basketball for years and also served for over 11 years as the Delaware Valley Regional Director of Basketball for the Keystone State Games.

John attends every alumni event he can, even traveling from North Wales to Wilmington, Delaware to attend a gathering there. He has served on committees for two capital campaigns, hosted gatherings for prospective King’s students, presented a career program for the placement office, signed up for the career mentoring program, provided a student internship, served on a focus group to develop an integrated marketing plan for admissions and sent two (so far) of his children to King’s.

The King's College Alumni Award for Service to Society

Terry Moran Bauder '79

Terry  received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications from King’s in 1979. Since that time, Terry has made a difference in the community of her hometown of Hazleton.

Terry helped establish the first after-school company program through Partners in Education and Junior Achievement. She was the driving force behind "Imagination Station" Hazelton’s first hands-on children’s museum. Terry is one of six founders of the Hazleton Area Civic Partnership, an organization working to promote cooperation, collaboration and communication among the public, private and non-profit sectors of the community. And she established Silver Leadership, a leadership program designed exclusively for retired or semi-retired citizens.

In her acceptance letter, Terry stated, "the service work that I am privileged to do in Hazleton comes as a natural outgrowth of the teaching I received at home, church and school. The example set by many of my teachers – and by fellow students at King’s made me more sensitive to the needs of others and produced an awareness in me that a successful life is one which is measured not by what can be gained or accomplished for oneself, but by the amount of good one can do for others." If this is the measure that we use, then Terry’s life is truly a success, for she has surely done a lot of good for others.

Terry serves on the board or is a member of many community organizations: Luzerne County Human Services Advisory Board, Penn’s Woods Girl Scouts, Greater Hazleton United Way, Immanuel Christian School, Serento Gardens Drug and Alcohol Services, Eckley Miner’s Village, Hazleton Area Habitat for Humanity, CAN DO Community and Industry Relations Board, Junior Achievement/Partners in Education After School Program and the Kiwanis Club. She served as the 1998 Campaign Chairperson of the United Way of Greater Hazleton. For fun, she belongs to the MPB Community Players, a community theater group.

Terry’s mother is Mrs. Josephine Moran, a professor emeritus of King’s College, and she has 5 brothers, all who graduated from King’s. Her husband, Robert, is a member of the 1980 graduating class. Together, they have four sons, Daniel, Michael, Steven and Tim.

With admiration and respect for your example to others, your Alma Mater applauds your extraordinary commitment, Terry, and presents to you the King’s College Alumni Award for Service to Society on this the fifth day of June in the year of our Lord the one thousand nine hundred and ninety-ninth, and from the founding of the College, the fifty-third.

The Leo Award

Marisue Elias, Esq. '84

The Leo Award is named for the King’s College mascot. It suggests the energy, pride, and sense of purpose, which the recipient personifies.

Marisue is received a bachelor’s degree in English and History in 1984. She was a member of the Scop, served an internship with Senator Arlen Specter on the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice graduated summa cum laude and received the Knights of Columbus Award for Merit in History. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Dickinson School of Law in 1987 and was a Visiting Student at Washington College of Law of the American University, Washington, D.C.

Marisue served as law clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in Washington, D.C. and has three scholarly papers published for the courts. Returning to the Wyoming Valley, she clerked under President Judge R. J. Hourigan for the Luzerne County Courts. She was appointed an Assistant District Attorney for Luzerne County and also established her own practice within the firm of Moses and Gelso. In 1990 Marisue became the assistant city attorney and in 1996 was appointed the first woman city attorney of Wilkes-Barre, a position that she still holds.

Marisue also volunteers her time to the Alumni Annual Phonathon, and served as section chairperson for the 1997 campaign. She was recently appointed to her second three-year term of the President’s Council. Marisue is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Wyoming Valley Montessori School Parents’ Association and St. Mary’s Church.

Marisue’s father, John, is a member of the class of 1959 and her uncle, William, graduated in 1957. She is the proud mother of Emily and Jackson.

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