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SLP Class of 2017 maintains program's perfect pass rate on Praxis examination
Posted 08/31/2017 12:04PM

The Misericordia University Speech-Language Pathology Program's 2017 graduating class achieved a 100-percent pass rate on the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology, which is required for national licensure by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

SLP Class of 2017

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University has had 131 students graduate from the five-year, Master of Science degree program since 2014, including the 31 graduates in 2017. During that timeframe, the program's students have achieved a four-year average pass rate of 100 percent on the first attempt of taking the national licensure examination.

One-hundred percent of the program's graduates also completed the program within the expected timeframe of two years and secured employment in the profession from 2014-17.

The following members of the Misericordia University Speech-Language Pathology Program's Class of 2017 passed the Praxis examination on their first attempt: Rachel Bossler, Cresco; Megan Brenchley, Canton; Marissa Campbell, Cumberland, Rhode Island; Maria L. Cantoran, Wilkes-Barre; Courtney Cecco, Elysburg; Allison Chase, Dushore; Rachel Davis, Sunbury; Colleen Deignan, Harrisburg; Jessica Dougherty, Scranton; Carly Gallagher, Sewell, New Jersey; Abigail Harder, Bloomsburg; Kelly Healey, Wyoming; Andrea Jensen, Clarks Summit; Dana Jolley, Dallas; Annarose Kosierowski, Bear Creek; Jessica Kreidler, Dallas; Jasmine Long, Elizabethtown; Jenna Marcus, East Windsor, New Jersey; Allison McCallister, Huntingdon Valley; Abriel McCann, Swoyersville; Deborah Monforte, Staten Island, New York; Julie Paporello, Booton Twp., New Jersey; Rachel Pompey, Nicholson; Kelsey Rafferty, Andover, New Jersey; Devon Reed, Turnersville, New Jersey; Kathleen Sioris, Levittown, New York; Shannon Smith, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Amanda Tretiak, Pompton Plains, New Jersey; Andrea Veneziale, Burlington, New Jersey; Amy Viti, Sugar Notch, and Erin Yanoshak, Plains Twp.

The five-year Master of Science degree program in speech-language pathology at Misericordia University also features the Speech-Language and Hearing Center in John J. Passan Hall. It is a comprehensive facility that provides diagnostic, and speech, language, and hearing services for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly with communication disorders in the community. Undergraduate and graduate student clinicians working toward their master's degree in speech-language pathology at Misericordia University provide the services. The clinicians evaluate and treat clients under the direct supervision of faculty and staff certified by ASHA and licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

For more information about speech-language pathology program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu/slp.

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The Misericordia University Speech-Language Pathology Program's 2017 graduating class achieved a 100-percent pass rate on the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology, which is required for national licensure by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Members of the graduating class and the academic program include, first row from left, Carly Gallagher, Sewell, N.J.; Devon Reed, Turnersville, N.J.; Megan Brenchley, Canton, Pa.; Allison Chase, Dushore, Pa.; Erin Yanoshak, Plains Twp., Pa., and Kathleen Sioris, Levittown, N.Y.; second row, Jasmine Long, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Kelsey Rafferty, Andover, N.J.; Amy Viti, Sugar Notch, Pa.; Julie Paporello, Booton Twp., N.J.; Marissa Campbell, Cumberland, R.I.; Jessica Dougherty, Scranton, Pa., and Amanda Tretiak, Pompton Plains, N.J.; third row, Courtney Cecco, Elysburg, Pa.; Allison McCallister, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; Rachel Davis, Sunbury, Pa.; Jenna Marcus, East Windsor, N.J.; Colleen Deignan, Harrisburg, Pa.; Deborah Monforte, Staten Island, N.Y.; Maria L. Cantoran, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Rachel Bossler, Cresco, Pa.; Andrea Veneziale, Burlington, N.J., and Andrea Jensen, Clarks Summit, Pa.; fourth row,

Tracey O'Day, clinical administrative assistant; Shannon Smith, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Abigail Harder, Bloomsburg, Pa.; Jessica Kreidler, Dallas, Pa.; Annarose Kosierowski, Bear Creek, Pa.; Dana Jolley, Dallas, Pa.; Kelly Healey, Wyoming, Pa.; Abriel McCann, Swoyersville, Pa., and Kearston Thomas, clinical supervisor; fifth row, Dr. Hunter Manasco, faculty; Theresa Jacopetti, clinical supervisor; Ann Roman, clinical supervisor; Mary Culkin, clinical supervisor; Lori Cimino, clinical director; Dr. Cari Tellis, faculty; Adina Rosenthal, clinical supervisor; Dr. Kathy Scaler Scott, faculty; Melissa Alunni, clinical supervisor; Dr. Glen Tellis, department chair; Dr. Jessica Kisenwether, faculty, and Pamela Rogers, administrative assistant. Rachel Pompey, absent from photo.

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