Kearney named chairman of PCOM boardsFebruary 2, 2015
Prominent Scranton-area businessman and community leader, John P. Kearney was recently
named Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
He has served on the boards since 2003, and previously was vice chairman of the boards.
He has also served as chair for the Foundation and Finance Committees. He continues
his role as chair of the Compensation Committee.
He is president of ERICO Corp, John P. Kearney Associates Inc., M&K Leasing Inc, and
Kearney Real Estate. Mr. Kearney resides in Moosic, Pa with his wife Lois. In the
community, he currently serves on the following Boards; The Wright Center, Friendship
House, Human Services Alliance, Scranton Area Foundation, Scranton Chamber of Commerce,
Trout Unlimited and St. Peter’s Cathedral. He is the past Board member of Scranton
Prep, Johnson College, and American Red Cross.
Lois and John established a scholarship at the College in honor of his late son, John
D. Kearney, a student at PCOM (1999). The Kearney’s are dedicated to helping local
students having the opportunity to attend medical school. They host a special reception
yearly, at Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic, Pa for prospective students and
parents to meet the PCOM administration, PCOM alumni, and present students.
Mr. Kearney has been honored by Philadelphia Philanthropy Foundation, 2007; the American
Red Cross “Mary Benjamin Award,” 2009; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
“President’s Award,” 2010; US Dept. of Navy, “The Four Chaplains Bronze Medallion,”2011;
The Boys & Girls Club “The Champion of Youth Award,” 2013; The Friendship House “Frances
A. Fuller Award,” 2013; and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni
Association “Certificate of Honor,” 2014.
“As chairman, my goal is to continue the College’s long tradition of serving students
by providing a high-quality education, while maintaining the lowest possible tuition
and to continue to assist in the institution’s growth, in Philadelphia, in Georgia,
and beyond,” said Mr. Kearney, adding that he was proud to be a member of the PCOM
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