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White Coat Ceremony Recognizes 2020 Graduating Class from Physician Assistant Studies Graduate Program
Physician Assistant students standing outside Insalaco Hall as part of white coat ceremony

Misericordia University recently recognized the 2020 graduating class from the Physician Assistant Studies Graduate Program during a White Coat Ceremony in the Lemmond Theater located in Walsh Hall.

Fifteen students completed the rigorous 25-month Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program, including classroom and clinical instruction. The program prepares graduates to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE).  

The following students successfully completed the Physician Assistant Program: Rachel Bohn, Mountaintop; Alexandria Bower-Nelson, Charlotte, Michigan; Eshan Budhwani, Fairburn, Georgia; Morgan Cree, Altoona; William Frutiger, Camp Hill; Brooke Griggs, West Palm Beach, Florida; Tricia Harenza, Mountaintop; Andrew Koshy, Des Plaines, Illinois; Amanda McCarthy, Macungie; Annemarie Miralia, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Zahira Rosario-Benitez, St. Petersburg, Florida; Zachary Sabaday, Saint Clair; Emily Stock, West Pittston; Samuel Sturdevant, Grand Rapids, New York; and Sezen Uslan, Rochester, New York.

For more information about the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program, please call 570-674-6400 or visit https://www.misericordia.edu/physician-assistant


Master of Science Physician Assistant Program Graduates receive their white coats in ceremony: Graduates, faculty and administration in attendance, first row from left are Emily Stock, West Pittston, Pa., and Tricia Harenza, Mountaintop, Pa.; second row, Sezen Uslan, Rochester, N.Y., and Amanda McCarthy, Macungie, Pa.; third row, Kathleen Owens, Ph.D., Misericordia University President; Rachel Bohn, Mountaintop, Pa.; Morgan Cree, Altoona, Pa.; Jessica A. Frawley Woolfold, MSPAS, PA-C, Clinical Coordinator of Physician Assistant Studies; fourth row, Barbara Schwartz-Bechet, Ed.D., SPA, Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education; Zachary Sabaday, Saint Clair, Pa.; Zahira Rosario-Benitez, St. Petersburg, Fl.; Dana Simon, MSPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor Of Physician Assistant Studies; Erin Burns Kilduff, MSPAS, PA-C, Program Director and Chair of Physician Assistant Studies Department; Samuel Sturdevant, GrandRapids, N.Y.; Eshan Budhwani, Fairburn, Ga.; William Frutiger, Camp Hill, Pa.; and Lindsey Vigilant, MSPAS, PAC, Director of Clinical Education of Physician Assistant Studies. No present for photo Alexandria Bower-Nelson, Charlotte, Mi.; Brooke Griggs, West Palm Beach, Fl.; Andrew Koshy, Des Plaines, Il., and Annemarie Miralia, Chagrin Falls, Oh..