Local Chatter: Melissa LaPorte, of Exeter, one of first graduates of Misericordia University Doctor of Nursing program

September 4th, 2015 2:00 pm

Stuccio receives dean’s award

HAMILTON, N.Y. — Sarah Stuccio, of Pittston and a graduate of Scranton Prep, recently earned the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence at Colgate University.

Locals attend Opening Day Picnic

DALLAS — Danielle Fereck, Pittston, and Alexa Malloy, West Wyoming, were part of the Misericordia University Opening Day Picnic on the lawn of the Banks Student Center on Aug. 31.

The event featured 1,500 students, faculty and staff. The outdoor picnic allowed the students to mix and mingle with faculty and staff at the campus where caring and personal attention are a hallmark of a Sisters of Mercy education.

LaPorte one of first graduates

DALLAS — Melissa LaPorte, Exeter, a Master of Science student in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) at Misericordia University, recently became one of the first graduates of the program when she completed an oral defense of their DNP capstone projects.

Graduates of the program were honored at a dinner at the Irem Temple Country Club. LaPorte was also awarded the DNP Award of Excellence in Evidence-Based Practice.

The graduates of the program will receive their degrees at the fifth annual Winter Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 20 in the Anderson Sports and Health Center on campus.

Locals receive teaching assignments

DALLAS — Charles Hampton, Duryea, and Alyssa Zekoski, Harding, both Misericordia University teacher education majors, recently received their student teaching classroom assignments for the fall semester during the Student Teaching Seminar in Mercy Hall.

A total of eight teachers participated. Hampton was assigned to Wyoming Valley West and Wyoming Area school districts. Zekoski was assigned to Lake-Lehman.

Happy Birthday wishes

Margaret Monk, Hughestown historian, celebrated her birthday on Sept 1.

Theresa Valenti, Exeter, will celebrate her birthday on Sept. 7.

Jerry Borowicz, of Goudsboro, formerly of Pittston, will celebrate his birthday on Sept. 9.

Misericordia University teacher education majors recently received their student teaching classroom assignments for the fall semester during an orientation program on campus. Students receiving placements were, from left, first row, Monica Morgan, Mountain Top; Elizabeth Klee, Shillingto; Janet Castrignano, Hanover Township; Second row, Ryan Kratz, Kingston; Charles Hampton, Duryea; Erica Yanchick, Nuremberg; and Alyssa Zekoski, Harding. The MSN to DNP Program at Misericordia University presented academic awards to two graduates of the program. Participating in the presentation of the awards, from left, were Christine Gallagher, Ashley, Judith and Harold Harding Excellence in Policy, Activism and Advocacy Award; Dr. Cynthia Mailloux, chair, Department of Nursing; Melissa LaPorte, Exeter, DNP Award of Excellence in Evidence-Based Practice; and Dr. Brenda Hage, director, DNP program.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-Student-Teachers.jpgMisericordia University teacher education majors recently received their student teaching classroom assignments for the fall semester during an orientation program on campus. Students receiving placements were, from left, first row, Monica Morgan, Mountain Top; Elizabeth Klee, Shillingto; Janet Castrignano, Hanover Township; Second row, Ryan Kratz, Kingston; Charles Hampton, Duryea; Erica Yanchick, Nuremberg; and Alyssa Zekoski, Harding. The MSN to DNP Program at Misericordia University presented academic awards to two graduates of the program. Participating in the presentation of the awards, from left, were Christine Gallagher, Ashley, Judith and Harold Harding Excellence in Policy, Activism and Advocacy Award; Dr. Cynthia Mailloux, chair, Department of Nursing; Melissa LaPorte, Exeter, DNP Award of Excellence in Evidence-Based Practice; and Dr. Brenda Hage, director, DNP program. Submitted photos
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Among those enjoying the picnic luncheon recently at Misericordia University are, from left, new first-year students and friends Angelica Balitsos, Wantagh, New York; Cara Spector, West Deptford, New Jersey; Alexa Malloy, West Wyoming; and Lindsay McKim, Fredon, New Jersey.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-Opening-Picnic-4.jpgAmong those enjoying the picnic luncheon recently at Misericordia University are, from left, new first-year students and friends Angelica Balitsos, Wantagh, New York; Cara Spector, West Deptford, New Jersey; Alexa Malloy, West Wyoming; and Lindsay McKim, Fredon, New Jersey. Submitted photos


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