Misericordia University Holds Winter Commencement Ceremony

December 17, 2018
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Misericordia University Holds Winter Commencement Ceremony

Misericordia University’s Eighth Annual Winter Commencement Ceremony will recognized 280 graduates from 11 states, including Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas. Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D., president of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, delivered the keynote address. Hinton is the former associate vice-president of academic affairs at Misericordia University, serving in that capacity from 2006 to 2011. She joined Misericordia’s academic community as an assistant professor of religious studies and as coordinator of multicultural student affairs during the 2006-07 academic year. Hinton earned a Ph.D. in religion and religious education from Fordham University, a Master of Arts degree in clinical child psychology from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Williams College. Misericordia University presented her with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during the ceremony. The following are local Misericordia University students who applied and were eligible to participate in the winter commencement ceremony on Sunday: Ashley Apel, Nanticoke, Government, Law and National Security, BA; Carissa Becker, Mountain Top, Nursing, BSN; Shelley Black, Wilkes-Barre, Physical Therapy, DPT; Rebecca Brenner, Nanticoke, Professional Studies, BS; Jennifer Brown, Sweet Valley/Dallas, Healthcare Informatics, MS; Theodore Chernyl, Larksville, Nursing, BSN; Brianna Ciprian, Pittston, Master of Business Administration, MBA; Steven Dommes, Duryea, Master of Business Administration (Management), MBA; Kerinne Dorris, Nanticoke, Business Administration, BS; Nicholas Drago, Wilkes-Barre, Nursing, BSN; Alexia Evans, Kingston, Early Childhood and Special Education, BS; Tianna Falcone, Pittston, Health Science (BS)/Speech Language Pathology (MS), BSMS; Irene Florek, Ashley, Health Science, BS; Christopher Gerlin, Shavertown, History (Citizenship Secondary Education Track), BA; Bridget Guarnieri, Pittston, Master of Business Administration (Management), MBA; Jason Heller, Nanticoke, Healthcare Informatics, MS; Autumn Hillegas, Hazleton, Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP; Casey Hodakowski, Dallas, Philosophy, BA; Jason Hoggarth, Wilkes-Barre, Health Care Management, BS; Lori Holdredge, Trucksville, Organizational Management (Hum. Resource), MS; Daniel Hynes, Dallas, Organizational Management, MS; Rhiannon Judge, Sweet Valley, Clinical Laboratory Science, BS; Ryan Kaprowski, Plymouth, Professional Studies (Bachelor of Science), BS; Maria Kayrish, Swoyersville, Nursing, BSN; Michael Keats, Wilkes-Barre, Nursing, BSN; Kelly Keener, Pittston, Physical Therapy, DPT; Michael Kisenwether, Hazleton, Master of Business Administration (Management), MBA; Robert Kotansky, Hazleton, Education (Instructional Technology), MS; Rebecca Kyttle, Tunkhannock, Nursing, BSN; Katherine Landsiedel, Tunkhannock, Occupational Therapy — Doctorate, OTD; Brittany Lasoski, Wilkes-Barre, Applied Behavioral Sciences, BS; Deidre Limongelli, Wilkes-Barre, Occupational Therapy — Doctorate, OTD; Elizabeth Lipski, Shavertown, Master of Business Administration (Management), MBA; Alyssa Mattioli, West Wyoming, Early Childhood and Special Education, BS; Mariah Mattioli, Shavertown, Middle Level Education (Science/Eng-Lang.Art-Read), BS; Rebecca McMahon, Hunlock Creek, Occupational Therapy-Entry Level, MS; Tammy Merrifield, Mountain Top, Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP; Christine Minet, Wilkes-Barre, Nursing, BSN; Emile Mirzoevs, Forty Fort, Business Administration (General Business), BS; Todd Mitchell, Hughestown, Physical Therapy, DPT; Amanda Montigney, Wilkes-Barre, Communications, BA; Rosemary Moran, Hazleton, Nursing, BSN; Michael Murphy, Shavertown, Communications, BA; John Olenik, Dallas, Master of Business Administration, MBA; Susan Oliver, Wilkes-Barre, Healthcare Informatics, MS; Katie Paisley, Hazleton, Physical Therapy, DPT; Irina Pavlova, Drums, Medical Imaging, BS; Kara Pawloski, Plains Twp., Physical Therapy, DPT; Stacey Perrins, Dupont, Master of Business Administration, MBA; Julianne Rakus, Hazleton, Occupational Therapy — Doctorate, OTD; Anamarie Rogers, Duryea, Biology (Pre-DPT), BA; Evelyn Rowles, Dallas, Master of Business Administration (Accounting), MBA; Kristina Ruby, Duryea, Physical Therapy, DPT; Kelly Sabulski, Lehman Twp., Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP; Yadhira Santana-De Paula, Wilkes-Barre, Nursing, BSN; David Schnable, Dallas, Chemistry, BS; Rodney Smith, Wilkes-Barre, Professional Studies, BS; Caroline Thomas, Dallas, Government, Law and National Security, BA; Kelly Ward, Hazleton, Health Care Management, BS; Adam Wasiakowski, Mountain Top, Physical Therapy, DPT; Courtney Whitmire, West Nanticoke, Medical Imaging, BS; Stephanie Wiedlich, Wilkes-Barre, Nursing, BSN; Krista Williams, Pringle, Business Administration, BS; and Tanya Yutko, Hazleton, Nursing, BSN.

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