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CHALLENGES in theory & practice THE J. A. PANUSKA, S. J., COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

VOL.18 NO.2 FALL 2019

DANCING OF THE AUTUMN LEAVES

ON THE SURFACE OF A LAKE

IS A DREAM WE SEE WHEN WE ARE AWAKE. — Mehmet Murat ILdan


CONTENTS

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Message from the Dean

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New Faculty

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• 18th Annual U.S. Conference on disAbility • Grant and Donor Purchases • Helping Professions Living Learning Community Students Lend a Hand • Wells Fargo Supports University of Success

The Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Endowment was founded in 1995 by Edward and Patricia Leahy to honor the life and memory of their son, Edward R. Leahy, Jr., whose personal disabilities were attended to with compassion and skill by many health professionals over the course of his life. The Leahy Endowment provides financial resources to support theoretical and applied research, faculty development and support for programs that advance the cause of disabled persons who need long-term assistance. The endowment supports the work of persons practicing in physical and occupational therapy, nursing science and related health care areas, with particular interest in individuals and groups that approach their practice as scholars, teachers and practitioners. Primary recipients are University of Scranton faculty from the Panuska College of Pro­ fessional Studies, consisting of the Depart­ments of Coun­seling and Human Services, Educa­ tion, Exercise Science and Sport, Health Adminis­tration and Human Resources, Nurs­ ing, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The endowment was established and is supported, in part, by the Leahy family and is enriched annually by gifts from corporations and individuals who wish to support the work of the Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Endowment.

• Rotary Clubs Donate to Leahy Clinic • Six University of Success Graduates Enroll at The University of Scranton

• Leahy Clinic Service Outcomes 2018

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• Advisory Boards • Why Belong to a Professional Association? • Professional Organization Faculty List • CHED Student Competition

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• Middle East Expert Delivers Lecture • University Professor Awarded Honorary Doctorate

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VOL.18 NO.2 FALL 2019 CHALLENGES IN THEORY & PRACTICE PUBLICATION COMMITTEE Raymond Schwenk, M.S., Editor Patricia Connolly, Editorial ­Assistant Office of External Affairs, The University of Scranton

PANUSKA COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Debra A. Pellegrino, Ed.D., Dean Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., Associate Dean Kevin Curry, M.S., Assistant Dean, Director of Advising Center Raymond Schwenk, M.S., Assistant Dean Diane S. Muniz, Office Manager/Secretary to Dean Patricia Connolly, Secretary to Associate Dean

PCPS BOARD OF VISITORS Barbara Bossi Michele Rees Finn Melinda C. Ghilardi William Grant Monsignor John W. Jordan

Edward R. Leahy Timothy Mooney Maureen Pesavento Gerald Savitsky

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MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN The Growing Importance of Community and Professional Partners What motivates the Panuska College of Professional Studies is dedication to the people we serve — our students, our alumni and our community. In this issue, you will see evidence that the faculty, staff and students of PCPS at The University of Scranton believe that our work is only germane to the degree it contributes to our local, state, national and international communities. As you read the following pages, note that we have devoted our energies to spreading thanks to our professional boards, our advisory boards plus the numerous field, clinical and internship sites that strengthen our many initiatives. In this increasingly competitive global economy, human resources are a country’s most valuable resource. It is without doubt that education is the most important means for developing these resources. Our Catholic and Jesuit tradition provides an Ignatian legacy that goes far beyond the founding of the Jesuits. The programs in PCPS connect this distinctive style and tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola that helps us find God in all things. In deepest gratitude, I am,

Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D. Academic Dean of the J.A. Panuska College of Professional Studies

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LOVE Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, whom you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in Love, stay in love, and it will decide everything. Attributed to Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ (1907-1991)

The Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Endowment

Founder’s Society • $5,000 and more

Patrons • $1,000-$2,499

Benefactor’s Circle • $2,500-$4,999

Friends • up to $999


NEW FACULTY Michael Bermudez, Assistant Professor—Occupational Therapy Michael Bermudez is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. He received his Ed.D. in educational technology leadership from New Jersey City University in May 2019, his M.A. in educational technology from the same institution, and his B.S. in occupational therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to joining our faculty, Dr. Bermudez was an occupational therapist at St. Mark’s World, New York City. He worked in the occupational therapy field for almost 18 years. As an occupational therapist, he evaluated adult clients in various skilled nursing facilities in New York City where he performed treatments in a mostly geriatric and psychosocial setting. His doctoral dissertation, “The Use of Electroencephalographic (EEG) Wearable Technology in Stress Management of Nursing Students: A Mixed Methods Study,” was completed in May 2019. He belongs to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). In addition to English, Dr. Bermudez speaks three languages: Filipino, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Deborah Budash, Assistant Professor—Occupational Therapy Deborah Budash is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She received her Ph.D. with a specialty in educational technology and e-learning from Northcentral University in Scottsdale, Arizona. She received her M.A. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in adult and community education and a B.S. in occupational therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Deborah served as chair of the Master of Medical Science Program and Master of Health Science Program at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Dr. Budash is a dedicated educator with 15-plus years of online and on-ground teaching experience using innovative teaching strategies that promote student success. She is a prolific writer, reviewer and presenter with over 50 articles. She has been a respected occupational therapist with 20-plus years of experience working with general and specialized populations. As the former chair of the Master of Medical Science (MMS) and the Master of Health Science programs (MHS) at St. Francis University, she led a department with high enrollments of 400 online learners. The MHS program was ranked fifth in the United States by bestcolleges.com for 2018 and 2017. Dr. Budash has numerous professional memberships and affiliations.

Sonja Lund, Assistant Professor—Counseling & Human Services Sonja Lund is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling & Human Services. She recently received her Ph.D. in counselor education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She received her M.S. in education with a concentration in clinical mental health counseling from Old Dominion University, and her B.S. in psychology from Old Dominion University. She was an academic adviser and co-director for the Career and Academic Resource Center at Old Dominion University. She also worked as a licensed professional counselor in the Department of Athletics and provided individual counseling sessions for approximately 20-30 student-athletes using a timelimited model of care. Dr. Lund’s dissertation focused on female college student-athletes with attention deficit disorder and perceived power and control in the coach-athlete relationship.

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Tracy Murray, Faculty Specialist—Nursing Tracy Murray is a faculty specialist in the Department of Nursing. She recently completed the Juris Doctorate program at Widener University Commonwealth Law School. She received her MSN/CRNP in family practice from the University of Pittsburgh and a Certificate in nurse anesthesia from the University Health Center of Pittsburgh School of Anesthesia for Nurses. She earned her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh. Tracy joined the University nursing department’s nurse anesthesia program in January 2019. She is licensed as an RN, CRNP and CRNA. She serves as a CRNA staff member with the North American Partners in Anesthesia at Moses Taylor Hospital.

Joseph Pellegrino, Assistant Professor—Exercise Science and Sport Joseph Pellegrino is an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport. Joseph received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he also served as a teaching fellow, a Learning Workshop facilitator and a lecturer. He received his M.S. in exercise physiology, health and human performance from the University of Montana. He has a B.S. in biology and a B.S. in exercise science from Rutgers University. His dissertation was titled “A Metabolic Examination of Endurance versus Resistance Trained Males & Females in Response to Acute Bouts of Endurance versus Resistance Exercise.” He is the editor for articles in the following journals: Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, Journal for the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Journal of Comparative Exercise Physiology and the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. It is interesting to note that he was a qualifier for Ironman 70.3 at the World Triathlon Championships. He was the winner and course record holder of multiple races (distance running and triathlon) throughout New Jersey and Montana.

Andrew Stranieri, Lecturer—Exercise Science and Sport Andrew Stranieri is a lecturer in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport. Andrew received his M.S. degree in kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island. He received his B.S. in health and exercise science from the College of New Jersey. As an undergraduate student, Andrew was a research assistant in the Health and Exercise Science department and was a graduate teaching assistant in the Kinesiology department.

FEELING GRATITUDE AND NOT EXPRESSING IT IS LIKE WRAPPING A PR ESENT AND NOT GIVING IT. –– William Arthur Ward

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Engaged 18th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY In collaboration with the AllOne Foundation and Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence (ACCE), the Panuska College of Professional Studies and the Edward R. Leahy Jr. Endowment presented “Exploring Autism Across the Spectrum: Building Inclusive Communities” at The University of Scranton’s 18th Annual U.S. Conference on disAbility on Oct. 10 on campus. The speakers at the conference included: Patrick R. Progar, Ph.D., BCBA-D, vice president of behavioral services at The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health; autism advocates Deya Velasco and her son Jose Velasco Jr.; Kerry Magro, Ph.D., an awardwinning professional speaker and best-selling author; and Jeremy Sicile-Kira, an acclaimed intuitive artist. Afternoon ACCE panel sessions focused on early childhood and teen/adult programs. Panelists included Keisha Moeller,

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Focuses on Autism

Friendship House, Nina Zanon, Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, Donna Sedor, ARC of Luzerne, Christian Budney, MyCIL / Transitional Skills Center, and Kristin Hoffman, Misericordia University. This year’s conference also included a Meet-and-Greet reception with U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. The conference also highlighted the continued work being accomplished through ACCE, which are part of a multi-year, multi-million-dollar regional initiative led by the AllOne Foundation to enhance the service delivery system for individuals with autism and their families living in 13 counties in Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania. University professors Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Ph.D., and Lori Bruch, Ed.D., served as conference cochairs, and Edward R. and Patricia Leahy served as honorary conference co-chairs.

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Engaged Exploring Autism Across the Spectrum: Building Inclusive Communities” was the focus of The University of Scranton’s 18th Annual U.S. Conference on disAbility, which took place on campus recently. At the conference, from left: John Graham, AllOne Foundation board member; Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., associate dean of the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies; U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr.; John Cosgrove, executive director, AllOne Foundation and Charities; and conference co-chairs Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Ph.D., director of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the University, and Lori Bruch, Ed.D., chair of the Counseling and Human Services Department at Scranton. Dr. Patrick Progar (far right), Vice President of Behavioral Services at The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health, delivered the opening keynote of the conference. Pictured (from left): Mr. Peter Egen, Partner at Nixon Peabody LLP, Dr. Jeff Gingerich, Provost/ Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Academic Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies.

Intuitive artist Jeremy Sicile-Kara was featured in the evening keynote. Jeremy has synesthesia and perceives letters, numbers, and emotions as colors. During the presentation, Jeremy painted a portrait that captured his impressions of the conference.

18th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY Exploring Autism across the Spectrum: Building Inclusive Communities Thursday, October 10, 2019

Barbara Bossi (left), Senior Director, National Network Development, UPMC Health Plan, and PCPS Board of Visitors Member, pictured with Dr. Kerry Magro, afternoon keynote speaker. An acclaimed author and speaker, Kerry spoke about his journey during his presentation, “Defining Autism: From Nonverbal to Professional Speaker”.

The 18th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY saw a record number of participants during the day with 300 attendees from five different states. Our participants were families, 26 different organizations from Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to PA ABLE, 6 universities, 9 district K-12 schools, 5 different states from Pennsylvania including Monroe and Pike counties, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.

7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks and ACCE Orientation Jeffery P. Gingerich, Ph.D., Provost/Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Debra A. Pellegrino, Ed.D., Dean, The Panuska College of Professional Studies John W. Cosgrove, Executive Director, AllOne Foundation and Charities

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote “Autism and ABA: A Rewarding and Successful Relationship” Patrick Progar, Ph.D., BCBA-D, VP of Behavioral Services, The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Morning Keynote “My Life in Pictures” Jose, Jr. and Deya Velasco

11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

“Building Inclusive Communities: ACCE” Debra A. Pellegrino, Ed.D., Dean, The Panuska College of Professional Studies John W. Cosgrove, Executive Director, AllOne Foundation and Charities

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Box Lunch Luncheon Remarks, Nick Ouellette, President, The Graham Academy Blessing, John Graham, CEO, King Glass of NEPA, Inc.

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote “Defining Autism: From Nonverbal to Professional Speaker” Kerry Magro, Ph.D., CEO & President of KFM Making A Difference

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Networking Break

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

ACCE Panel Presentations Panel A: Early Childhood Programs Moderated by Vanessa Jensen, Ed.D., BCBA-D Panel B: Teens/Adult Programs Moderated by Lori A. Bruch Ed.D., CRC, CPRP

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Networking Break

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Evening Keynote Presenter - Open to Public “Greatly I Dream...The Journey Towards A Colorful Life with Autism” Jeremy Sicile-Kira, Intuitive Artist

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Conference Reception featuring The Honorable Robert P. Casey, Jr., U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania

The University of Scranton’s 18th Annual U.S. Conference on disAbility itinerary.

Noted sponsors and attendees for the conference included (from left) Ms. Lisa Urbanski, President and Founder of Brighter Journeys, Mr. Nick Oulette, President/CEO of The Graham Academy, and Mr. John Graham, AllOne Foundation Board Member.

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GRANT & DONOR PURCHASES Please GIVE to the PCPS Dean’s Discretionary Fund The PCPS Dean’s Discretionary Fund provides opportunities to meet the needs of our students and faculty in meaningful ways, e.g. travel to conferences and support for student-faculty research. In this issue, new furniture in our counselor training room that was purchased through your generous donations helped our graduate students feel comfortable during their nighttime classes. In the next Challenges and Theory newsletter, we will have students explain how the Dean’s fund helped with their research and attending conferences such as AOTA and CAHME. Spread the word about the PCPS Dean’s Discretionary Fund and help us support PCPS undergraduate and graduate students. Please visit Scranton.edu/makeagift and select Panuska College of Professional Studies if you would like to make a donation.

New Lifelike Simulators Used by Student Nurses The Moses Taylor Foundation recently awarded a $88,000 grant to The University of Scranton’s Nursing Department for the purchase of new simulator equipment for its laboratory.

From left: University of Scranton nursing students Anna Altmiller, Kathleen Kelly, Eva Hendrickson and Danielle Marfia; Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies; Jeff Smith, Moses Taylor Foundation program officer; and Ellen Stevens; Moses Taylor Foundation office manager.

Through this support, the University acquired: Newborn Tory S2210, an advanced newborn patient simulator; Pediatric Hal S3005, a five-year-old pediatric simulator; and a Simcart Rx, a simulation medication dispensing system. “Tory” looks and feels like a real infant, with supple skin, lifelike vitals and realistic sounds. “Hal” can track students’ actions in response to life-threatening situations and even speaks, thanks to an extensive library of voice responses.

These simulators allow nursing students to practice emergency protocol safely and in a controlled environment. Additionally, the new equipment permits students to make life-or-death decisions that they may be required to make in the field without the risk to a real patient in clinical rotation, resulting in more confident, successful professionals. The University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing, as well as a doctor of nursing practice. The University’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The mission of Moses Taylor Foundation is to improve the health of the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania. 8

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Helping Professions Living Learning Community Students Lend a Hand

Undergraduate students in the first-year seminar class were given specific instructions and limited supplies to build scarecrows in four categories: Best Overall, Scariest, Royal Professional and Funniest. Students laughed and bonded and realized that people need each other.

The Alice V. Leahy Food Bank is located on the lower level of McGurrin Hall in the Panuska College of Professional Studies. In October of 2019, three first-year seminar classes gathered to collect food for our own local pantry. A community food pantry’s mission is to directly serve local residents who suffer from hunger and food insecurities. In the Helping Professions Living Learning Community, 77 freshman students united to have a team-building activity and to collect food for our own residents in the Leahy Community Health and Family Center.

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To apply or learn more about PCPS graduate education programs, please visit scranton.edu/gradeducation.

The basic human need is survival, and if people have a financial crisis or other emergencies, where do they go for help? The Alice V. Leahy Food Pantry is a helpful local resource for individuals and families who are in need of food. Students in the Living Learning Community are ready and willing to lend a helping hand.

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CULTIVATE THE HABIT OF BEING GRATEFUL FOR EVERY GOOD THING THAT COMES TO YOU,

AND TO GIVE THANKS CONTINUOUSLY.

AND BECAUSE ALL THINGS HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO YOUR ADVANCEMENT, YOU SHOULD INCLUDE ALL THINGS IN YOUR GRATITUDE. –– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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LEAHY CENTER

Wells Fargo Supports University of Success

Wells Fargo contributed $15,000 to The University of Scranton’s University of Success, a multi-year, pre-college program for high school students. From left are: Oiram Santos, community bank district manager, Wells Fargo; Jannette Moran, program manager, Wells Fargo At Work; Meg Hambrose, director of corporate and foundation relations, The University of Scranton; Frank Subasic, regional brokerage manager, Wells Fargo Advisors; Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies, The University of Scranton; Maria Vital, Ph.D., operations manager at the Leahy Community Health and Family Center, The University of Scranton; and Michael Pany, community relations senior consultant, Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo contributed $15,000 to support The University of Scranton’s University of Success, a multiyear, pre-college program for high school students designed for them to develop the skills needed to successfully gain entrance to college. Students enter the University of Success at the completion of the eighth grade and continue through their high school years. The program offers enrichment courses in study skills, SAT prep, public speaking, math, science, art and cultural activities, as well as financial aid and wellness seminars. The ultimate goal is for University of Success students to be accepted into a four-year college or university. The University of Success, offered free of charge to participants, is funded almost entirely by corporate and foundation grants. Wells Fargo has provided continuous support of this program since 2011.

PCPS HOLDS INAUGURAL MAJOR FAIR FOR UNDECIDED STUDENTS PCPS hosted a Major Fair for all University of Scranton undecided students on Sept. 24. Faculty and students representing Community Health Education, Kinesiology, Health Administration, Human Resources, Counseling & Human Services, and Education provided undecided students with information about their respective programs. If anyone is interested in changing majors, please contact Mr. Kevin Curry, assistant dean for academic services in PCPS, at kevin.curry@scranton.edu. 10

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ROTARY CLUBS DONATE TO LEAHY CLINIC Rotary clubs from the Abingtons, Dunmore, North Scranton, Scranton, North Pocono and the Passport Club sponsored The University of Scranton’s Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured’s fundraising event at Cooper’s Seafood Restaurant’s Firkin Friday, raising $1,340. Seated, from left: Andrea Mantione, D.N.P., C.R.N.P, director of the Leahy Community Health and Family Center; Patricia Mattes-Mazzei, North Scranton Rotary Club; and Maria Vital, Ph.D., operations manager at the Leahy Community Health and Family Center. Standing: Kirsten McIntyre, clinic nurse manager for the Leahy Clinic; Noreen Thomas, Abington Rotary Club; and Mark Barber Jr., Scranton Rotary Club.

SIX UNIVERSITY OF SUCCESS GRADUATES ENROLL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON The University of Success, a multi-year, pre-college program offered by PCPS and the Leahy Center designed to help high school students develop the skills they need to successfully transition to college, graduated 19 students in May 2019. All 19 area high school students were admitted to post-secondary schools or enlisted in the military. Six of the graduating seniors enrolled at The University of Scranton this fall. They include, pictured left to right, first row: Richard Rodriquez, Samuel Goncalves, Tika Kadariya and Kyla Sheerer; back row: Guillermo Gomez and Stephanie Vasquez.

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Patient visits

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840

1,544

1,342

1,454

1,717

2,090

1,536

1,041

1,010

1,023

912

14,529

Prescriptions dispensed

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526

763

540

879

1,227

913

843

748

413

538

383

7,690

Immunizations

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285

550

290

276

450

285

150

116

87

111

77

2,679

Service hours performed by students

117

686

959

1,367

1,317

2,175

2,076

2,268

2,852

3,010

4,118

3,823

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LET US BE GRATEFUL TO THE PEOPLE

WHO MAKE US HAPPY; THEY ARE THE CHARMING GARDENERS

WHO MAKE OUR SOULS BLOSSOM. –– Marcel Proust

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ADVISORY BOARDS CHS BOARD Geri Barber Counselor Training Center Director University of Scranton Tiffany Bordonada Assistant Professor University of Scranton Lori Bruch Chairperson, Associate Professor University of Scranton Lori Chaffers Office of Youth and Family Services Patrick Chapman CHS Student

Kevin Curry Assistant Dean, PCPS University of Scranton Paul Datti CHS Program Director Associate Professor University of Scranton LeeAnn Eschbach Associate Professor University of Scranton Danielle Frascella CHS Adjunct Faculty Member Melinda Ghilardi, Esq. Munley Law MaryAnn LaPorta Children’s Advocacy Center Rebekah Nazarchuk The Aaron Center Rose Rosada Hernandez Rehabilitation Counseling Student Matt Stefanelli CHS Adjunct Faculty Member Mary Troy Assistant Professor University of Scranton

COMMUNITY BASED EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL Bob McTiernan Executive Director, NEIU 19 Christopher Lazor Principal, Armstrong Elementary Scranton School District Chris Wilbur High School History Teacher North Pocono High School North Pocono School District

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Janelle Benke 1st Grade Teacher, Valley View Elementary Valley View School District Dr. Debra Pellegrino Dean, PCPS University of Scranton

Monica Vydia Special Education Teacher, Wallenpaupack School District, Program Alumna

EXERCISE SCIENCE BOARD Peter Leininger, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Scranton Karen Spadoni, DPT Physical Therapist, St. Luke’s

Dr. Tata Mbugua Professor of Education University of Scranton

Meade Beebe, CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Dr. Catherine Richmond-Cullen Assistant Professor of Education University of Scranton

Bill Timlin Cardiac Rehab Specialist Commonwealth Medical Center

Dr. Linda Fedor Part Time Faculty - Education University of Scranton

Erin Ciarocca DPT Student

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Peggy Doolittle CHS Student

Kathleen Wasalinko 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher Riverside Junior/Senior High School Riverside School District

Mr. David Angeloni Director of Field Placement University of Scranton

Courtney Boag University of Scranton Alumna Early and Primary Education Amanda Lacona University of Scranton Alumna Middle Level Education

Charles Grande, CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

HEALTH INFORMATICS ADVISORY BOARD Mary Rose Applegate Chief Operating Officer The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

Monica O’Malley University of Scranton Alumna Secondary Education

Alix Goss Vice President and Senior Consultant Imprado, a division of Dynavet Solutions

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD

David Grinberg President, Dynavet Solutions, LLC and Imprado

Dr. Mari Oreshkina Chairperson, Associate Professor of Education University of Scranton

Christopher Langley Vice President, Information Systems Allied Servicesruce Levy, MD, CPE

Dr. Dona Bauman Professor Emeritus of Education University of Scranton Kristen Shiffer-Strong Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19 Part-time Faculty Member Colleen Penzone Northeastern Education Intermediate Unit 19 Part-time Faculty Member Gena Bensinger Northeastern Education Intermediate Unit 19 Part-time Faculty Member Ellen Cummings Part-time Faculty

Bruce Levy, MD, CPE Associate Chief Medical Informatics Office: Education and Research Geisinger Health Ray Owens Cerner Corporation (retired) Brent Punt, CISSP Information Technology Site Head and Cybersecurity Manager, Sanofi-Pasteur Karena Weikel, ASA, MAA, FAHM, CSFS Vice President, Risk and Revenue Management Geisinger Health Plan Actuarial Services Patrick Wende, MS Epic Clinical Reporting Analysis St. Luke’s University Health Network Warren Zarr Market Chief Information Officer Commonwealth Health

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Anne Gallagher

John Appleton Attorney Norgi, Appleton, Weinberger & Wren, PC

Timothy Gorton, MP A, F ACHE Consulting Manager EisnerAmper, LLP

Ms. Diane Baldi CEO, Hospice of the Sacred Heart

Richard Hager

Gunjan Bansal Faculty Specialist University of Scranton Barbara Bossi Health Care Consultant James B. Burke Vicki Castellanos, Ph.D. Associate Dean Panuska College of Professional Studies

Denise Cesare Healthcare Consultant Linda M. Cimino, Ed.D. Department of Anesthesiology Associate Professor-Clinical Anesthesiology State University of New York at Stony Brook Anna Clark Practice Leader New & Cross-Commercial Markets Truven Health Analytics Patrick D. Conaboy, M.D. Family Practice Michael Costello, J.D. Faculty Specialist University of Scranton Connor P. Craig Administrative Manager Business Operations NYU Winthrop Hospital Ralph DeMario, M.D. Medical Director Hospice of the Sacred Heart

Mr. David Nape Centris Consulting Bill Nish Director, Human Resources The Times-Tribune

John J. Haney, MBA, F ACHE Finance Director Grand View Medical Practices

Debra Pellegrino Dean, PCPS University of Scranton

Arlene Hopkins Pharmaceutical Division Johnson & Johnson

Brian Rinker Senior Vice President, Health Delivery Blue Cross of NEPA

Hengameh Hosseini Assistant Professor University of Scranton Danielle Janeski Edward Jimenez Vice President Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Saint Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center

Michael Rodgers Senior Vice President Public Policy & Advocacy Catholic Health Association

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Cornelio Catena, F ACHE Chief Executive Officer Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

Robert W. Naismith Chairman JUJAMA

Michael Kelly Owner, Dunmore Health Care Center

Sal Savatteri, J.D. Attorney Savatteri Law Firm, P.C.

Maggie Koehler Faculty Specialist, University of Scranton

Conrad Schintz Health Care Consultant

Aaron Landon Operations Manager Columbia Doctors/Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian

William Schoen SchoenComm Communications Govern. Relations Consulting Practice

Elizabeth Leo, Esq. Chief Human Resources Officer Moses Taylor Hospital

Robert Spinelli, MPH Assistant Professor University of Scranton

John Lopoatka, COO United Methodist Corporate Office

Steven J. Szydlowksi, DHA Professor University of Scranton

Maggie A. Lund System Vice President, Mercy Health Human Resources Market & Human Resources Physician Services

Angelo Venditti Chief Nursing Officer Geisinger/Community Medical Center Leo Vergnetti Owner, Vergnetti Consulting

Jack Lynch President/CEO, Main Line Health Carl McAloose President/CEO, Luthercare

Rita DiLeo Assistant Professor University of Scranton

John P. Wiercinski Faculty Specialist University of Scranton

Marla Maybrook Chief Quality Officer The Memorial Hospital of Salem County

Regina Donohue, SPHR Director, Human Resources LEO Pharma Inc.

Daniel J. West, Jr., Ph.D. Department Chairperson & Professor University of Scranton

William F. Miller, Ph.D. Faculty Specialist University of Scranton

Doug White

Joseph Fisne, CIO Associate Vice President, InformationTechnology Geisinger Community Medical Center

Al Minor, D.B.A. Assistant Professor Misericordia University

Kevin C. Flynn, M.S., FACHE

Robert J. Moylan Healthcare Consultant

Terri Freeman Smith, Ph.D. Assistant Professor University of Scranton

Karen Murphy, Ph.D., RN EVP/Chief lnnovation Officer Geisinger

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HAHR PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE BOARD

Marie Yezzo, MPH Program Administrator- Materials Management Westchester Medical Center Ron Ziobro, F ACHE Assistant Chief Executive Officer Moses Taylor Hospital Ken Zula Assistant Professor Undergraduate HRS/Graduate HR Online University of Scranton

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WHY BELONG TO A PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION? Dr. Margarete Zalon,

Professor, Nursing Department PCPS faculty are leaders in a number of arenas. The faculty are not only members of their professional associations but have taken on leadership roles within those organizations. Being an active member and a leader provides opportunities for networking, enhances your professional growth, and enables you to work with colleagues in advancing the profession and serving others. PCPS faculty have a long tradition of serving in professional associations, from committee members to national presidents. The following faculty are currently serving in elected or appointed positions in professional associations. Tracey Collins •­­ American Physical Therapy Association, Home Health Research Committee Chairperson ­ • American Physical Therapy Association, Academic Council

Teresa Conte •­­ Association for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses, Resiliency/Self Care Connection Group

Paul Cutrufello ­­• Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society, Lackawanna and Wyoming County Representative ­­• Journal of Strength and Conditioning, Associate Editor

Paul Datti, Ph.D., CRC ­­• Pennsylvania Counseling Association, Board of Directors • National Working Positive Coalition, Executive Board of Directors

Susan Elczyna ­­• Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists,

Networking is one of the most valuable aspects of association membership. It provides the opportunity to connect with colleagues in your community, regionally, nationally and globally. Association colleagues are a source of new friends, provide mentorship and often guide members in seeking new opportunities. These lifelong professional relationships not only provide opportunities for personal growth, but opportunities to contribute to society. One benefit of association membership is keeping you in touch with the latest developments in your discipline through continuing education, publications and conferences. Opportunities are provided to influence policy to not only strengthen your profession, but to improve society. The early development of the professions is replete with stories of leaders who single-handedly influenced the development of their disciplines. However, in an increasingly interdependent society, working together to achieve professional goals is now the norm and a necessity. Changes in legislation and policy occur as a collaborative effort. While we might not always agree with an organization’s stance, being a member provides a powerful means of influencing its direction, positions, policies, and spheres of influence. Connecting with others who have chosen the same career path allows you to gain new perspectives, share common experiences and collaborate in addressing issues within the profession and beyond. You can easily become a well-informed member of the profession.

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Marian Farrell ­­• American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Awards Committee Chairperson ­­• American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Education Council; Forensic Council

Mary Jane Hanson •­­ Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Board of Commissioners, Chairperson ­­• Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Substantive Change Review Committee, Co-Chair • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties DNP Summit Advisory Group National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education

Sonja K. Lund, Ph.D. ­­• American College Counseling Association, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Creative/Marketing Leader • American College Counseling Association, Emerging Leader Grant Selection Committee

William Miller, Ph.D. •­­ Eastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Executives Network, Academic Relations Committee, Chairperson • Association of University Programs in Health Administration Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Julie Nastasi •­­ American Occupational Therapy Association,

Productive Aging Special Interest Group, Chairperson • Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference Commission

Daniel West •­­ Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, Board of Directors ­­• American College of Healthcare Executives, Regents Advisory Council • ­­ Eastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Executive Network, Board of Directors

Benjamin Willis •­­ North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors Award Committee

Patricia Wright •­­ Pregnancy Loss & Infant Death Alliance, Board of Directors

Margarete Zalon ­­• Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania, President ­­• American Academy of Nursing Fellow Selection Committee

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In my career, I have not only accrued these personal benefits, but when I have been privileged to serve in an organization by volunteering, or holding appointed and/or elected office, I have brought back what I have learned to my workplace — in this instance, the classroom. Likewise, each of us brings a unique set of experiences to an organization that helps achieve its mission. Being an active member and leader helped me to pave the for my students by working to improve the practice environment and the communities we serve. Connecting with colleagues across the country has enabled me to gain new insights on contemporary solutions to practice challenges. Active participation is a means of not only enhancing one’s credibility as a leader, but also providing visibility for your organization beyond the local community. Having a ringside seat to the deliberations of association leaders as they address complex issues has allowed me to articulate the rationale for the decisions made and collaborate more effectively in developing solutions for the future. Joining a professional association provides you with a built-in opportunity for professional growth. Associations are always looking for new members. While opportunities for leadership and advancement may be limited in some workplaces, setting your sights on leadership opportunities in an association can provide you with valuable experiences as you seek to advance your own career and prepare for new roles within your workplace. It can boost your confidence in taking risks as you assume more responsibility. Professional growth also means taking others.

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CHED COMPETITION The University of Scranton community health education students made it to the final round of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) 2019 National Student Case Competition. The competition, which took place at the society’s annual conference in Salt Lake City in the spring, provided undergraduate and graduate students of health education the opportunity to display their developing expertise.

Scranton students who participated, all of whom were community health and education majors, were Kelly Reilly, Hicksville, New York; Sinead O’Brien, Hillsdale, New Jersey; and Hazel Skarbek, Glenside. For the competition, teams of two to three students were challenged to solve a real-world health issue using the competencies required for a school or community health educator. Case scenarios were provided to teams two weeks before the competition. Students presented their response to the scenario to judges in a 25-minute closed forum without the aid of technology. The Scranton students advanced to the final round of the competition, but did not win a first-, secondor third-place prize.

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Students Make Final Round of National Competition

University of Scranton professor Debra Fetherman, Ph.D., program director for community health education, also presented at the conference. From left to right: Kelly Reilly, Dr. Debra Fetherman, Community Health Education program director, Sinead O’Brien and Hazel Skarbek.

This was the first time Scranton students participated in the national competition.

FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP Dr. Hengameh Hosseini Dr. Hengameh Hosseini, assistant professor in the Health Administration & Human Resources Department, presented a paper in Basel, Switzerland, at the highly selective biennial International Health Economics Association Conference, which had the theme of “New Heights in Health Economics.” Dr. Hosseini presented in the health information technology section. During the presentation, Dr. Hosseini highlighted her research on the implications of health information technology investments for healthcare operational efficiency to an audience of health economists, physicians and healthcare executives from around the world. Her research in this space explores the effects of investment in a wide variety of health information technology, from electronic health records to smart wearables to machine learning and artificial intelligence, all of which have different costs and opportunity profiles.

Oliver Morgan Oliver Morgan presents a fresh take on addiction and recovery by presenting a more inclusive framework than traditional understandings. Putting aside a view of addiction as disease or faulty choice, Morgan presents cutting-edge work in attachment, neurobiology and trauma studies, along with an article on ecological perspective, to provide a comprehensive view of addiction. Trauma and adversity create vulnerabilities for addiction and a need to engage substitute relationships for living. Counselors and mental health professionals can benefit from this more integrated perspective.

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STEPHANIE SALDAÑA’S

JOURNEY INTO SYRIA

“The Bread of Angels,” a memoir about Stephanie Saldaña’s journey into Syria under the Baathist regime, was selected for this year’s Royal Reads Program at the University. Freshman students from the class of 2023 in PCPS read the book along with the University’s freshman class and attended the Ignatian Values lecture on Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.

AVI MELAMED After reading and discussing Saldaña’s work in the First Year Seminar classes, Avi Melamed was invited to lecture. Avi Melamed, author of Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth, gave a lecture at the Kane Forum on Nov. 17. The lecture, which was free and open to the public, discussed recent developments in Syria. For more of Avi’s articles see www.avimelamed.com

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As a student, I noticed that Saldaña would talk about her time in the Middle East and she would continuously mention how hospitable the people were. (Gianna, Class of 2023) Saldaña had to find herself before she could become open enough to find God. She searched in the shattered streets of Damascus and the desert hills of the Mar Musa Monastery. Eventually, in following the teachings of the Jesuits, Stephanie found her true calling: to love. (Catherine, Class of 2023) The beginning was difficult as Stephanie says “Several old women had rejected me outright, which is perhaps understandable when an American goes knocking door to door in Syria during the height of the Iraq war, asking for favors” (Saldaña,2010,p.4). I admire Stephanie for taking a major step out of her comfort zone and her determination to start over in a completely different world. (Daniella, Class of 2023) America and Syria’s relations during this time were not the greatest. America had recently invaded Syria and there were rumors of an attack on Americans. Despite this, Stephanie was treated with respect. I was very surprised when reading this book, as if I were in Stephanie’s shoes I would be very frightened to go to a country that is very stigmatized by the United States. (Lauren, Class of 2023) This brings us back to the Ignatian Value “to see God in all things.” Stephanie began to see everything in a whole new light. Whether it was using simple, useless words such as straw or eating dessert with her friend (Saldaña, 2010, pp.173-176), the presence of God in her life was apparent. (Adeyemi, Class of 2023)

UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AWARDED HONORARY DOCTORATE

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PCPS freshman students reflected on the Middle East in their writings. Below are some quotes from PCPS students:

Daniel J. West, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Health Administration and Human Resources Department at The University of Scranton, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate (Dr.h.c.) from Trnava University, Slovakia. Dr. West currently holds a professor in public health appointment at Trnava University, as well as a visiting professor appointment at the University of Matej Bel, Slovakia, and is an affiliated faculty member at Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia. Dr. West joined the faculty at Scranton in 1990. Additionally, Dr. West is a certified healthcare consultant with the American Association of Healthcare Consultants and possesses certification in healthcare management by the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also president and chief executive officer of HTC Consulting Group, Inc., and maintains a fellowship with the American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Medical Practice Executives, American Academy of Medical Administrators, American College of Health Care Administrators, American Academy of Behavioral Medicine and Association of Behavioral Healthcare Management. A resident of Covington Twp., Dr. West received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the Pennsylvania State University.

The Middle East was the school where I would learn to love. And the people were my teachers. For example, one of Stephanie’s teacher’s named Hassan taught her that the great poet sees that there is poetry in everything” (Saldaña, 2010, p.77) by listening to his message, Stephanie opened herself to poetry and unknowingly approached the quest of finding God in her life. (Caroline, Class of 2023) Saldaña feels a deep connection with the Middle East, and judging by her tone it breaks her heart whenever the injustice of the Middle East shines out in the news, but she can take comfort in the fact that God is with the people of the Middle East, even in the darkest days. (Emma, Class of 2023)

Daniel J. West, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Health Administration and Human Resources Department, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate (Dr.h.c.) from Trnava University, Slovakia.

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FOUNDERS

PATRONS

Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Leahy

Mr. & Mrs. John H. Appleton Col. & Mrs. Ali S. Alrakaf Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Aristide Bank Austria Creditanstalt Mr. & Mrs. Larry Beckler Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bloom Mr. & Mrs. Christopher P. Boam Mr. & Mrs. John J. Boland Mr. Barry L. Corman Ms. Louise Corman Mr. & Mrs. Craig Diemer In Memory of Mrs. Murray Dondy Employees of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Mary F. Engel, Ph.D. Mrs. Theresa M. Ferrari Mrs. Christine S. Ferrari Strickland Mrs. Michele R. Finn Dr. & Mrs. Kamran Foroughi Mr. & Mrs. Grant Green Mr. & Mrs. Alan Holmer Mr. Peter F. Hurst Jr. Mrs. Sharon A. Walsh Kelly Mr. John J. Kneiss & Mrs. Sharon Hurst-Kneiss Mrs. Anne Lang Mr. & Mrs. Martin Lentz Mr. Eric Lewis Ms. Kristin Mathews & Mr. Tony Versaci Mr. & Mrs. Alan Mazzei Dr. & Mrs. Vincent K. McInerney Mr. & Mrs. James A. Noone Mr. James Pasco & Ms. Cybele Daley Ms. Margaret Perez PNC Bank, Northeast PA Providian Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Quinn Rees, Broome & Diaz, P.C. Mr. Henry J. Sallusti Mrs. Judy Stavisky & Mr. Alan Schiff Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Schneider Mr. Roger L. Selfe Mr. & Mrs. Keith Calhoun-Senghor Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shanks Mr. & Mrs. Russell L. Smith St. John Nuemann Regional Academy Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. Tate Mr. & Mrs. Olin Wethington Mr. & Mrs. Richard Whiting Williams Capital Group, L.P. Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Wilson Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Ms. Diane Helyne Zyats & Mr. Michael E. Tyrrell

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BENEFACTORS CIRCLE Anonymous AstraZeneca Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Chepucavage Community Care Behavioral Health Organization Mr. & Mrs. James C. Doyle Mr. & Mrs. Joseph T. Doyle Mr. Michael Fasciana Mr. & Mrs. Andrew V. Fellingham Mr. & Mrs. George Grandison Mr. Adam Gurwitz Mrs. Meg Hambrose Ms. Ellen A. Morgenstern One Point, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Russell Mr. & Mrs. David Steinfield Ms. Susan M. Swain 18

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Mr. & Mrs. John Appleton Mr. & Mrs. David Arbucias Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Ashby Ms. Avisheh Avini Ms. Anne Azencot Dr. Harold Baillie & Mrs. Paula Baillie Ms. Dona Bainbridge Mr. & Mrs. Ernesto S. Baldo Ms. Gerianne Barber Kimberly S. Barr Mr. & Mrs. William Batdorf Mr. & Mrs. John Beckmann Mr. Paul S. Berger Mr. Pearce Bloom Prof. Robert M. Bloom Mr. Arthur L. Bobbouine Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Boreck Mr. William Brady Ms. Linda H. Bryan Ms. Judith A. Buckalew Mr. & Mrs. Jeremiah S. Buckley Mr. Lucius L. Bultman Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bobby R. Burchfield Mr. & Mrs. James W. Burke Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Greg Burke Ms. Courtney Paige Burland Ms. Maura C. Burns Dr. Barbara K. Buxton Ms. Melina Capitanio Career Development and Employment, LTD Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Mr. William W. Carpenter Hon. & Mrs. Robert Casey Ms. Andree Catalfamo Mr. Christian Chandler Ms. Sara E. Chapin Dr. & Mrs. Satya Chattopadhyay Mr. L. David Cherington Nicholas A. Chiara Ms. Sarah Chilton Michele L. Christian Church of St. Gregory City Cafe Mr. & Mrs. Jordan Clark Mr. William M. Cloherty Ms. Ann Cloruri Mrs. Julie Schumacher Cohen Community Bank & Trust Co. Ms. Mary M. Connolly Mrs. Kelly M. Conway Mr. & Mrs. James Corbett Mr. William J. Corcoran Ms. Louise R. Corman Dr. Laura K. Cote Dr. Amy M. Cutchineal Dr. Rebecca Spirito Dalgin Ms. Christina M. DeBari Ms. Angelica R. Del Vecchio Mr. & Mrs. William Demarest Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Dempsey Mr. Sean C. Denniston DFK, Inc. (T/A Now Hair Studio) DGK Insurance & Financial Services Mrs. Michelle DiBenedetto Ms. JoAnn Diffendall

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Mr. & Mrs. James A. Doherty Ms. Christine Domson Donahue Funeral Home Mr. Paul Doucette Rev. Robert Drinan, S.J. Mr. & Mrs. John F. Dunworth Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Memorial Fund Elm Park United Methodist Church Dr. Sharon C. Eltz Mrs. Renee Esposito Eugene A. Cusick Funeral Home Mr. & Mrs. John P. Evans Ms. Elizabeth L. Ey Mrs. Julie N. Fairman Mr. David V. Falbo Jr. Ms. Christine M. Faller Ms. Dolores Farr Mrs. Lauren Farrell Moran Ms. Michelle Laura Feairheller Ms. Ann E. Feeney Mr. & Mrs. Roger Feldman Dr. Debra Lynne Fetherman Mr. Albert Foster Jr. Freddie Mac Foundation Friends of 506 Friends of Joanne Corbett Mr. & Mrs. James Fritzinger Mr. Jeffrey B. Schwedock & Ms. Lisa M. Gaudio Georgetown University Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Gergel Mrs. Megan K. Getz Bohensky Ms. Melinda C. Ghilardi Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Golden Mr. & Mrs. Terrence E. Golden Mr. & Mrs. James Goodman Mr. Timothy M. Gorton Mr. Sean T. Granahan Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Greenfield Ms. Kristin A. Greenwood Dr. Joan A. Grossman Mr. Keith & Mrs. Jennifer Guglielmi Ms. Mary K. Halligan Mr. Jeffrey Haney Dr. Michael A. Hardisky Mrs. Catherine Harrington Dr. Patricia Harrington Dr. & Mrs. Gabriel J. Hauser Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Hayes Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hendricks Ms. Elise Hoffmann Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Holland Ms. Jill Yacone Hopper Dr. E. Paul Hornyak Dr. Sharon & Mr. Stephen Hudacek Mr. Vincent Hudock Jr. Mr. Marc A. Incitti Ms. Lisa A. Jackowitz Dr. Michael J. Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. Micardo L. Johns Msgr. John W. Jordan Ms. Julia M. Joyce Ms. Anna N. Kane Sister M. Gabriel Kane, I.H.M. Ms. Deborah Kennedy Ms. Margaret A. Kenyon Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Kizelevicus


FRIENDS continued Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Klitzman Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Kneiss Mr. & Mrs. Walter Koprowski Dr. & Mrs. Edward Kosmahl Mrs. Christin Hasara Krey Mr. & Mrs. Carl J. Kuehner Ms. Veronica Kulick Mr. & Mrs. George Lapin Dr. Bennett Lavenstein Dr. Linda Ledford-Miller Mrs. Veronica M. Lentz Dr. Jason J. Lewis & Mrs. Margaret K. Curry Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Mark Lieberman Mr. Dale A. Lindenmoyer Mr. & Mrs. John A. Olszewski Ms. Mary Theresa Litvin Mrs. Julia A. Losito Mrs. Margaret A. Loughney Mr. & Mrs. John C. Lutkenhouse Mr. & Mrs. Ferdie Magpayo Dr. Dana R. Maida Ms. Paulina R. Maida Mrs. Jennifer L. Makoul Ms. Mary Ann Mangini Dr. Andrea J. Mantione Mr. & Mrs. Richard Marcinko Markey For Congress Committee Ms. Annabeth R. Martino Mrs. Mary Ann Maslar Mr. & Mrs. Neil J. McCabe Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. McCarthy Ms. Keely M. McClatchy Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. McDermott Ms. Karly A. McDermott Mr. Frank J. McDonnell Ms. Marybeth H. McDonough Dr. & Mrs. John F. McGeehan Mr. & Mrs. Richard McGowan Mr. & Mrs. William McGrath Mr. & Mrs. Brian McKenna Mr. Kevin P. McLaughlin Ms. Carley D. McLaughlin Mrs. Jennifer E. Mellon Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mendelson Mr. & Mrs. William Mendelson Mercury Dry Cleaners Ms. Laura Mettelman

Michael J. O’Shea, D.D.S., LLC Mr. Michael C. Miller Dr. Edward J. Miller Jr. & Dr. Jennifer A. Sylvia Hon. & Mrs. Jeffrey Minehart Ms. Alexandra M. Miranda Ms. Karen Mitchell Mr. Matthew & Mrs. Denise Monaco Mr. Timothy J. Mooney Mr. & Mrs. Chip Moreau Mr. & Mrs. James F. Morgan Jr. Ms. Erica Morgan Mr. & Mrs. John J. Morrissey Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Mowad Ms. Ann E. Mulcahy Ms. Ethel Mullen Mrs. Diane S. Muniz Ms. Shannon K. Munley Mr. & Ms. Timothy J. Murphy Ms. Catherine E. Murray Ms. Nina T. Muto N.A.W.W. Dr. Georgia L. Narsavage Dr. & Mrs. David B. Nelson Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Ms. Kelly L. Noto Ms. Adriana Nurkiewicz Mr. & Mrs. Michael O’Brien Dr. Alice L. O’Neill Order of Malta, Scranton Mr. Stephen Ornstein Mr. & Mrs. Terrence F. Osborne Dr. Marla E. Osborne Dr. Michael & Dr. Martina O’Shea P & W Washo, Inc. Dr. Ralph N. Pacinelli Dr. Ariane Palmasani Conaboy Mr. Mark Paradise Dr. Neil Patel Mrs. Cheryl Patton PCPS Dean’s Office Staff Dr. Debra A. Pellegrino Ms. Natalie A. Picciano Mr. & Mrs. Louis J. Picciano Mrs. Leonora M. Picciano Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Pichiarello Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Piepul Mr. & Mrs. John Pilcher

Mrs. Shai L. Post Mr. Sidney J. Prejean & Ms. Melinda C. Ghilardi Mr. & Mrs. Timothy B. Primerano Dr. John Prior Dr. Laura A. Prosser Mr. Robert Purifico Ms. Farrah F. Qadri Mr. Joseph C. Quinn Mrs. Margaret M. Quinn Msgr. Joseph G. Quinn Mrs. Brenda J. Reeder Mr. & Mrs. James C. Riccobono Dr. Catherine A. Richmond-Cullen Ms. Jenna V. Rizzuto Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Roberts Mr. David L. Roll Ms. Frances C. Roller Mr. & Mrs. Barry Rosenthal Ms. Jeanine Rosh Ms. Zoe Rothrock Mr. Michael J. Ruane Mrs. Wendy M. Runco Dr. Nicholas D. Saccone Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Sadowski Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Salemme Mr. Thomas W. Salitsky Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Sandherr Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth P. Sandrowicz Drs. Christine & Albert Santora Mrs. Lisa C. Schneider Mr. Walter R. Schuster Mr. & Mrs. Edward Schwartz Ms. Caroline P. Segota Mr. & Mrs. James Segota Ms. Virginia L. Slattery Ms. Sydney A. Smith Mrs. Jaime L. Smith Mr. Brian Snapp Dr. Matthew J. Socha Ms. Karen E. Spadoni Ms. Nicole M. Spaldo Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Speicher Ms. Beverlee J. Stafford Ms. Amanda M. Stahl Mrs. Daria M. Starosta Mrs. Gail A. Stasko Mrs. Judy Stavisky

Stevens & Lee Dr. Angela M. Stolfi Ms. Cecilia C. Strauch Mr. & Mrs. Neal Sullivan Susquehanna Valley Association of Pennsylvania Occupational Health Nurses Mr. & Mrs. William Tannaz Mr. Kevin E. Tetreault & Ms. Patricia Wenkosky Tetreault The Casey Law Firm The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region The Community’s Bank Mr. & Mrs. Peter W. Thomas Ms. Mary Toler Msgr. David L. Tressler Tripp Umbach Healthcare, Inc. TRUiST Mr. Edward & Ms. Jennifer Ureta Mrs. Ivette M. Valori Mr. John J. Valvano Verizon Communications, Inc. Ms. Maria L. Vital Ms. Antonietta Wagner Mrs. Elizabeth A. Walsh Ambassador & Mrs. James Walsh Mr. & Mrs. Roger Warin Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Warpus Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Webster Mr. Jerry J. Weinberger Wells Fargo Ms. Robyn T. Wenzler Dr. Daniel J. West Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gehred Wetzel Mr. David & Mrs. Judith Wierbowski Ms. Dorothy Wrazin Dr. Margarete Lieb Zalon Mr. & Mrs. Robert Zelno Prof. Deborah A. Zielinski Mr. & Mrs. Paul Zocco

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