WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University is welcoming more than 500 students to campus as members of its new first-year class. The fall semester will begin Aug. 24.

Local students who will be part of the class include:

• Conner Anascavage, of Coal Township, a nursing major and recipient of a Blue and Gold Opportunity Grant.

• Matthew Bellis, of Coal Township, a nursing major and the recipient of a Provost Scholarship.

• Joshua Dombrowski, of Coal Township, will be a biochemistry major and a recipient of a Provost Scholarship.

• Samantha Ebersole, of Coal Township, an undeclared major and recipient of a Provost Scholarship.

• Samantha Ferguson, of Watsontown, a nursing major and recipient of a Provost Scholarship.

• Brett Hause, of Milton, a pharmacy major and recipient of a Provost Scholarship.

• Rachel Kern, of Milton, a musical theater major and recipient of a Trustee Scholarship.

• Malorie Linder, of Lewisburg, a neuroscience major and the recipient of a trustee scholarship.

• Marissa Pick, of Watsontown, a nursing major the recipient of a Provost Scholarship.

• Nevin Rauch, of New Columbia, a mechanical engineering major and the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship.

• Zachary Schaeffer, of Watsontown, a nursing major and is the recipient of a Provost Scholarship.

• Isibelle Sienkiewicz, of Coal Township, a pharmacy major and the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship.

• Hannah Stewart, of Lewisburg, a biology major and the recipient of a Provost Scholarship.

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