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Alexa Monro of Kinnelon, NJ was named the Valedictorian of the Misericordia University 10th winter commencement ceremony, held on Sunday, December 19, at the university's Anderson Sports and Health Center on the scenic campus in Dallas, Pa. The ceremony celebrated the academic accomplishments of 322 students from 16 different states.
Amy Kline has been named Director of the Student Success Center at Misericordia University, announced Patricia Thatcher, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Kline joined the Misericordia community in January after 10 years with the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine where she served as Assistant and then Associate Director of the Center for Learning Excellence.
Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D., professor of psychology and department chairperson at Misericordia University, co-authored the book, "Innovative Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Programs Across the World," in conjunction with Wind Goodfriend, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Buena Vista University, Iowa. The book was published by Routledge Press and is available for purchase on Amazon.
Misericordia University students enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, along with department faculty members, presented their scholarly research at several international and U.S. professional conferences.
Luzerne County Community College and Misericordia University have entered into a newly-enhanced Dual Admissions Agreement which will help students complete their academic degrees.
Sister Helen Marie Burns, R.S.M., Ph.D., a former member of the university's board of trustees, an experienced speaker for national and international gatherings of religious men and women and institutions of higher education, encouraged graduates that "life is an extraordinary gift to be treasured, to be remembered, in stories" during her address at the 10th Misericordia University winter commencement held Sunday, December 19 at the Anderson Sports and Health Center. This is the first winter commencement held at the university since 2019 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.