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First National Community Bank participates in EITC program
11-26-13

A ceremonial check presentation was done on campus.

First National Community Bank recently donated $540 to Misericordia University through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) to support programs in the Speech-Language Pathology Department that help treat children with speech and language problems. Misericordia is an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) to which businesses may make contributions and be considered for Educational Improvement Tax Credits from the Commonwealth in Fiscal Year 2013-14.

The Speech-Language and Hearing Center at Misericordia University provides free services to children with a wide range of communications disorders. This EITC-eligible gift to Misericordia ensures that these young children will receive the assessment and treatment they need at the center, and will prevent them from falling further behind in the classroom.
 
For more information about how businesses can partner with Misericordia University and take part in the tax incentive program, please contact the Office of Corporate, Government and Foundation Relations at Misericordia University at (570) 674-6307.
 
For more information about the speech-language pathology program and the clinical services offered at Misericordia, please call (570) 674-6724 or log on to www.misericordia.edu/slp. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.
 
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First National Community Bank recently donated to Misericordia University through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program in support of children’s programming in the Speech-Language Pathology Department. Participating in the ceremonial check presentation, from left, are Patrick J. Barrett, senior vice president, FNCB; President Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., Misericordia University; Joseph D. Angelella, vice president, FNCB, and Judith Ellis, manager of corporate, government and foundation relations, Misericordia University.