Shannon King of Philadelphia, daughter of Mary Ellen King, graduated from Cabrini College with a master's degree in Education. Commencement exercises were held May 16. A graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, she earned a bachelor's degree from Penn State University and is employed by the Coatesville Area School District.

King is the granddaughter of Mary Wychulis of Tamaqua and the late Carl Wychulis and Nicholas and Nancy King of Coaldale.