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Namedropper 11/8/2018

November 8, 2018
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Namedropper 11/8/2018

Professor honored

Misericordia University Professor Mari King was recognized by the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences for her long-term commitment to the profession and the organization.

King, Ed.D., RT(R), a professor of medical imaging was awarded with life membership status to AEIRS during the Annual Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina.

AEIRs members nominate colleagues for elevation to life member status.

The organization’s Board of Directors also awarded King the 2018 AEIRS Research Grant for the scholarly project, “Service-Learning Practice in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences in Canada.”

King is the primary investigator alongside Elizabeth Lorusso of Fanshawe College. Denis Anson and Leamor Kahanov, both of Misericordia, are co-investigators.

King, a Scranton resident, has more than 27 years of continuous membership and active participation in AEIRS; she was a board member and was elevated to fellow status in 2015. Today, she is chairperson for the Fellows Committee and the newly established Research/Grant Committee.

At the university, King served as chairperson for the Department of Medical Imaging, Faculty Senate and Health Sciences Division and was vice president of academic affairs.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Misericordia University in 1979; completed a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in health service administration from Marywood University and a doctorate in education technology from Lehigh University. King recently earned a professional certificate in online education from the University of Wisconsin.

Fundraiser set

Dan O’Rourke and

his daughter, Shauna O’Rourke Pevec, are planning a fundraiser in honor of their son and brother for the Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative.

The Ski for Colin event is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 13, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Elk Mountain, where Dan works on the ski patrol. Colin, Shauna’s twin and Dan’s son, died by suicide.

Elk Mountain works with the family to support the initiative.

Kathy Wallace is president of the Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative, and John Marsico, treasurer. Michelle Valinski is vice president of the Wayne Pike chapter.

Tickets for the ski day are $25 and can be purchased by calling 570-575-8814.

High notes

Allied Services Integrated Health System employees including: Judy Oprisko, Vice President Human Resources and Compliance; Kaitlyn Emerson, mental health worker, Behavior Health Services; Amanda Yerke, resident counselor, Behavioral Health Services; Edward Matticks, maintenance mechanic, Corporate Services; Kelly Washeleski, training manager, In-Home Services; Theresa Snyder, employment manager, Corporate Services; Kelly Kobylus, unit manager, Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center; Constance Griffiths, beautician, Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center; Yvonne Hummer, team coordinator, Heinz Rehab; and Carmen Ambrosino, occupational therapist, Scranton Rehab Hospital were recently honored for their contributions and successes during the bi-monthly Miracle Maker luncheon.

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