About

The Center for Adult and Continuing Education provides a full range of student support services for adult students, hosts an extensive summer school credit program, and sponsors numerous personal enrichment offerings and nationally marketed professional development workshops and conferences.

Misericordia University's Center for Adult and Continuing Education is committed to your success. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to complete your degree or earn a second degree by offering adult-friendly programs in formats and schedules to fit your busy life.

We offer more adult-oriented classes than any other college or university in the region. Our challenging academic standards will provide you with the skills to enhance and enrich your career.

Adult learners have been choosing Misericordia for their education since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924.

Center for Adult and Continuing Education Staff

Karen Cefalo, Assistant Director of Part-Time & Graduate Admissions

Karen Cefalo, Assistant Director of Part-Time & Graduate Admissions

Karen Cefalo, AAS, BS '10
Assistance Director of Admissions, Part-Time and Graduate
kcefalo@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570-674-8094
Office location: Room 127, Mercy Hall

Education: AAS, Penn State University (1987); BS, Misericordia University (2010)

Areas of specialization: Recruitment for part-time, on-campus undergraduate programs, MBA and MS in Organizational Management, Graduate Education programs, Geriatric Care Management Certificate, Health Care Informatics Certificate, and Professional Development

Michelle Donato, Expressway Student Services Coordinator

Michelle Donato, Expressway Student Services Coordinator

Michelle Donato, B.S.B.A. ‘14
Expressway Student Services Coordinator
mdonato@misericordia.edu
570-674-6242
Office location: Room 132, Mercy Hall

Education: BS, Misericordia University (2014)

Areas of specialization: Applied Behavioral Science Program, Addictions Counseling Certificate Program, and Government Law and National Security Program

Jaime B. Elston, Expressway Recruiter

Jaime B. Elston, Expressway Recruiter

Jaime B. Elston
Expressway Recruiter
jelston2@misericordia.edu
570-674-8183

Office location: Room 127, Mercy Hall

Areas of specilaization: Recruiting, Student Services

Johnna Evans, Non-Credit & Special Programs Coordinator

Johnna Evans, Non-Credit and Special Programs Coordinator

Johnna Evans, MS '15
Non-Credit & Special Programs Coordinator
jevans@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570-674-3021
Fax: 570-674-6232
Office location: Room 133, Mercy Hall

Education: BA, The Pennsylvania State University (1986), MS, Misericordia University (2015)

Area of specialization: Manages and coordinates non-credit programs such as conferences, workshops, seminars, institutes, day and residential camps, and special programs for youth and adults.

Rosalie Fufaro, Student Services Coordinator

Rosalie Fufaro, Student Services Coordinator

Rosalie Fufaro, BS '14
Student Services Coordinator
rfufaro@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570-674-6450
Office location: Room 135, Mercy Hall

Education: BS, Misericordia University (2014)

Areas of specialization: Advisement for Expressway students majoring in Information Technology. Advise part-time Nursing, Undeclared, Visiting and Non-matriculating students and high school students for Young Scholars Program.

Joseph J. Grilli, Director of Corporate and Institutional Recruitment

Joseph J. Grilli, Director of Corporate and Institutional Recruitment

Joseph J. Grilli, MPA, DPA
Director, Corporate and Institutional Recruitment
jgrilli@misericordia.edu
570-674-8155
Office location: Room 132, Mercy Hall

Education: BA, Wilkes University (1976); MPA, DPA, Public Administration, Nova Southeastern University (1980)(1981)

Areas of Specialization: Health Care Marketing, Planning, Administration and Management

Meagan Mielczarek, Faculty Services and Assessment Coordinator

Meagan Mielczarek, BA;MA Faculty Services and Assessment Coordinator

Meagan Mielczarek, BA; MA
Faculty Services and Assessment Coordinator
mmielcza@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570-674-6797
Office location: Room 133, Mercy Hall

Educational Background: B.A. Wilkes University (2006); M.A. Lehigh University (2008); Ph.D. Marywood University (in process).

Areas of Specialization: Training and onboarding adjunct faculty, supporting instruction in CACE, creating Expressway course schedules, instructor and programmatic assessment.

Lisa M. Miller, Expressway Student Services Coordinator

Lisa M. Miller, Expressway Student Services Coordinator

Lisa M. Miller, BSBA '15
Expressway Student Services Coordinator
lmiller@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570-674-6332
Office location: Room 133, Mercy Hall

Education: BSBA, Misericordia University (2015)

Areas of specialization: Advises Expressway students majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, and Health Care Management. Advisor to the University's Adult Student Council and Adult Student Mentoring Program.

Paul Nardone, Director, Center for Adult and Continuing Education

Paul Nardone, Director, Center for Adult and Continuing Education & Office of Summer Studies

Paul M. Nardone, BS; MS
Director, Center for Adult and Continuing Education & Office of Summer Studies
Adjunct Faculty, Business Department
pnardone@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570-674-8130
Fax: 570-674-6232
Office location: Room 133, Mercy Hall

Education: BS, Misericordia University (1988); MS, Misericordia University (2006)

Areas of specialization: Adult & Continuing Education, Assessment, Online Learning, Business Marketing, and Leadership

Maureen Sheridan, Assistant Director of Part-Time & Graduate Admissions

Maureen Sheridan, Assistant Director of Graduate & Part-Time Admissions


Maureen Sheridan, BS; MS
Assistant Director of Admissions Part-time and Graduate Programs
msherida@misericordia.edu
Phone: (570) 674-6451
Office location: Room 132, Mercy Hall

Education: BS, King's College (1995); MS, HCA, King's College (2007)

Areas of specialization: Recruitment, Admissions, Academic Advising for the Health Sciences

Leane Pace, Assistant Director of Admissions

Leane Pace, MBA; BS
Assistant Director of Admissions
lpace@misericordia.edu
Phone: (570) 674-1226
Office location: Room 125, Mercy Hall

Education: MBA, Concentration in Human Resource Management, Misericordia University (2016); BS, Business Administration, Misericordia University (2014)

Areas of specialization: Manages the recruitment for Misericordia’s Expressway programs including: Bachelors of Science in Accounting, Applied Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration, Health Care Management, Information Technology, Nursing (RN to BSN), Bachelors of Arts in Government, Law, and National Security - Certificates in Addictions Counseling, Patient Navigation, and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) Administration

Jeff Demko, Administrative Assistant

Jeff Demko
Administrative Assistant
jdemko@misericordia.edu
Phone: (570) 674-3020
Fax: (570) 674-6232
Office Location: Room 133, Mercy Hall

Education: BA, The Pennsylvania State University (2002); United States Army (2003-2006)

Areas of Specialization: Organizational and Administrative Support, Technical Oversight, Planning, Problem Solving, Data Management, Office Procedures, and Customer Service


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