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Students recognized for completing Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate Program
Posted 03/17/2017 12:06PM

Misericordia University recently recognized the 13th graduating class from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate Program during the annual certificate presentation ceremony in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.

Fifteen students completed the rigorous 18-month academic program, which includes classroom and clinical instruction. The sonography program – more commonly referred to as ultrasound – is for adult or non-traditional learners who possess the necessary pre-requisites. The program offers a convenient and predictable schedule with alternating weekend classes and a weekday clinical component. Classes begin every August.

Students honored at the annual completion dinner included Allison Beltz, Slatington; Corinne Charbonneau, Pottstown; Danielle Fereck, Pittston; Jessica Gauger, Watsontown; Hailey Gorton, Duboistown; Brittany Jones, Enfield, New Hampshire; Allison Krishak, Springville; Kelly Lynch, Avoca; Kaitlyn Proper, Horseheads, N.Y.; Jacqueline Reimer, Luzerne; Victoria Reinert, Pipersville; Stephanie Serafin, Larksville; Ashley Tirpak, Plains; Jocelyn Valencia, Scranton, and Kristin Wagner, Shavertown.

The university also has the region's only entry-level Bachelor of Science degree program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The bachelor's degree program was developed due to inquiries from students who sought a four-year degree and a traditional collegiate experience; the career mobility it provides compared to associate- or certificate-credentialed professionals in the field; the advantages of a liberal arts education provides graduates, and an academic program geared toward traditional students.

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs awarded accreditation to the Misericordia University Sonography Program. Sonographers perform a diagnostic medical procedure that uses ultrasound to produce dynamic visual images of human organs, tissues or blood flow inside the body. Sonographers work in various medical settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician offices under the supervision of a physician specialist in radiology, gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, vascular surgery, cardiology or ophthalmology.

For more information about the Misericordia University Diagnostic Medical Sonography Bachelor of Science degree or Certificate Program, please contact Sheryl Goss, chair, at (570) 674-6790 or For additional information on the certificate program, please contact Maureen Sheridan in the Misericordia University Admissions Office at (570) 674-6451 or For information on the Bachelor


The following students completed the Misericordia University Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate Program. Students who participated in the special program, first row from left, are Stephanie Serafin, Larksville, Pa.; Ashley Tirpak, Plains, Pa.; Jacqueline Reimer, Luzerne, Pa.; Danielle Fereck, Pittston, Pa.; Allison Beltz, Slatington, Pa.; standing, Allison Krischak, Springville, Pa.; Jessica Gauger, Watsontown, Pa.; Victoria Reinert, Pipersville, Pa.; Kaitlyn Proper, Horseheads, N.Y.; Brittany Jones, Enfield, N.H.; Kelly Lynch, Avoca, Pa.; Hailey Gorton, Duboistown, Pa.; Jocelyn Valencia, Scranton, Pa.; Corinne Charbonneau, Pottstown, Pa., and Kristin Wagner, Shavertown, Pa.

Misericordia University Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall
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