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Keystone College will honor Scranton native and college alumnus Paul Maroon

Keystone College will honor Scranton native and college alumnus Paul Maroon at a dinner and wine tasting event in June.

The college will honor Mr. Maroon at a dinner on Thursday, June 21 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center in downtown Scranton. The event, which is part of the Keystone’s year–long 150th-anniversary celebration, will feature an evening of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, paired with tasting from Maroon Wines of Napa, California.

Mr. Maroon grew up in West Scranton, working at his family’s produce business and helping his uncle make wine. After graduating from Scranton Central High School, he obtained his associate degree from Keystone in 1967 and went on to Widener University where he received a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

He moved to California to pursue a master’s of business administration degree and worked for a medical supply company before starting his own business, Maroon Medical, which he owned for 30 years. After moving to Napa in 2000, Mr. Maroon began growing grapes and selling them to neighboring wineries before producing his first vintage in 2008. Since then, Maroon’s handcrafted and boutique wines have received numerous awards for their superior quality.

“We are so proud to welcome Paul Maroon back to Scranton to celebrate his many accomplishments,” said Keystone College Institutional Advancement Officer Peter Moylan. “We invite the entire Scranton community to attend this special event and enjoy an evening of great food, wine, and conversation.”

For more information and information on tickets, please contact Peter Moylan, Keystone College, (570) 945-8174 or e-mail peter.moylan@keystone.edu.