Northampton County Area Community CollegeHonesdale, PA – Lewis J Critelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Bank, is pleased to announce that the Bank will support the Northampton County Area Community College Foundation with a $10,000.00 contribution to provide scholarships through the Dual Enrollment Program for the Monroe County Campus.

The gift was made possible as a result of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program offered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, acting through the Department of Community and Economic Development.

“Wayne Bank is proud to continue our support of the Northampton County Area Community College Foundation,” stated Mr. Critelli. “The Duel Enrollment program provides Monroe County high school students with a wonderful opportunity to further their education and explore the exciting possibilities that college can offer.”

Northampton Community College’s (NCC) Dual Enrollment program allows students the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school, giving them the chance to get used to the collegiate academic environment, take classes that aren’t offered at their school, and explore areas of interest in greater depth. Studies show that students who participate in dual-enrollment programs are more likely to earn college degrees. For more information about NCC’s Dual Enrollment program, email

With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, Northampton Community College has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for innovative programs, outstanding faculty, and impressive student achievements. It counts among its successful alumni a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and an Academy Award winning director as well as a host of CEO’s, presidents, and leaders of business and industry. Today, Northampton Community College has locations in Bethlehem, Southside Bethlehem, Easton, and Monroe County, serving 30,000 students each year from 53 countries and 25 states. For more information, or to apply, please visit

Wayne Bank is a subsidiary of Norwood Financial Corp., Member FDIC, and is located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The Bank has 27 Community Offices serving Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Lackawanna, and Luzerne Counties in Pennsylvania, along with Delaware and Sullivan Counties in New York State. The stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol— NWFL.

PHOTO CAPTION – LEFT TO RIGHT: Matt Connell, Dean, NCC Monroe County Campus; Elyse Holben, NCC Major Gifts Officer; Lewis J. Critelli, President and CEO of Wayne Bank; and Dr. Andrew A. Forte, Board Member, NCC Board of Trustees, NCC Foundation, and Wayne Bank Board of Directors.

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