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Community, college unite in shared grief


The Sunday Times
As part of the fabric of our culture, colleges are in the news for all kinds of reasons, such as successful academic programs, awards, athletics, and service. Additionally, the most recent narrative of the past several years, often illustrated with egregious exceptions, questions whether college is worth it at all, counting the costs of college as if they were solely a return on economic investment by measuring the aggregate and average salaries of graduates in some mind-numbing, number-crunching formula. And of course, there is often talk about the supposed noise or nuisance of students in the community, especially in the fall and late spring.

College cost within reach, worth expense


The Sunday Times
The true picture concerning college affordability is much brighter than often painted. Yes, paying for a college education is not an easy task, but neither are other major investments such as purchasing a home or a car. For most of us, taking on a reasonable amount of debt to purchase a home or a vehicle is a necessary and worthwhile investment because the benefits far outweigh the expense, which can be managed over time. That is the same type of logic that needs to be applied to pursuit of higher education.

Keystone well represented at Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Awards and Dinner


The Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal
Keystone College will be well represented at the Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance; Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office; PPL Corporation; Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company; and Wilkes University) 24th Annual Environmental Partnership Awards and Dinner on October 30. Keystone president Dr. David Coppola will be the master of ceremonies and Keystone student Emily Rinaldi will be awarded the Emerging Environmental Leader Award.

Keystone inaugurates 10th president


The Abington Journal
David L. Coppola, Ph.D. was officially inaugurated as the 10th president and 19th leader of Keystone College on Thurs., Aug. 28 on the College Green, La Plume.

Keystone’s president focuses on growth


The Wyoming County Press Examiner
David Coppola plans growth at Keystone College- growth in its endowment, enrollment and academic programs. As the school’s 10th president began his second year on campus, the college celebrated his appointment Thursday with an inauguration ceremony.

Keystone inaugurates 10th president


Wyoming County Press Examiner
In a ceremony almost fit for a king last Thursday, Keystone College inaugurated its 10th president and 19th leader of the institution begun in 1868 as Keystone Academy.

At Keystone College, 10th president's focus on growth


The Scranton Times-Tribune
David Coppola, Ph.D., plans growth at Keystone College — growth in its endowment, enrollment and academic programs.

Letter to the Editor: Maya Angelou fondly recalled for words, wisdom shared at Keystone College


The Times-Leader
Keystone College President David L. Coppola, Ph.D. reflects on the passing of poet, educator, and civil right leader Maya Angelou and her visit to Keystone Junior College in 1982.


Keystone College conducts 143rd commencement ceremonies


The Sunday Times
Keystone College celebrated its 143rd commencement during ceremonies on its La Plume Twp. campus on

Keystone College dedicates new turf field


The Scranton Times-Tribune
LA PLUME TWP. — Thanks to individual and business donations, financing from Keystone College and a state grant, Keystone’s soccer teams no longer have to slog through the mud every time it rains.

Coppola speaks of legacy building


The Wyoming County Press Examiner
David Coppola has only been Keystone College President for nine months, but told a Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce audience it was never too late - or early - to think about the legacy “we are building and leave behind.”

Keystone College President Dr. David Coppola was featured as a guest on WVIA’s “Meet the College Presidents” segment. In an hour-long interview, Dr. Coppola discussed Keystone’s many great attributes and shared his vision for the College’s future.