Carla Medura, assistant construction executive for PennDOT's Scranton-area district, was recently recognized as the Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society 2017 Alumna of the Year at a campus reception.
Medura earned her associate degree in architectural engineering in 1981 from Penn State Worthington Scranton and her bachelor's degree in structural design and construction technology in 1983 from Penn State Harrisburg.
At Worthington Scranton, Medura was a student athlete, excelling in three sports — volleyball, basketball, and softball. She continues to maintain a relationship with the campus through involvement in alumni activities, including serving as a mentor for students who participated in the Alumni Speed Mentoring Program.
Medura has been with PennDOT for 34 years and has overseen upwards of 40-50 projects, including some major jobs in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties, like the widening on Kidder Street, restoration of Main Street (Plains to Jenkins Township), and the Pittston By-Pass in Luzerne County; the realignment and construction of the new Mulberry Street Bridge; and the new Tigue Street interchange on the Lackawanna Valley Industrial Highway.
Medura also in active in the community, volunteering on several projects. She is active with Life Geisinger, visiting local nursing homes with her Labrador retrievers, Desi and Maddie, who are registered therapy dogs. She is also active with Habitat for Humanity of Luzerne County; Keep America Beautiful, litter clean up on Interstate 81; and Race for the Cure.
PHOTO: Carla Medura, right, is seen with PennDOT District 4 Executive George Roberts.