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Department of Communications & Design hosts high school students for annual camp
Posted 06/29/2017 02:09PM

Misericordia University recently hosted rising high school juniors and seniors on campus for a series of six Career Exploration Camps that provide aspiring collegians an opportunity to experience and learn more about exciting professions and residential life on a college campus.

The Career Exploration Camps at Misericordia University are a popular destination for students who want to explore academic camps in biology, chemistry-biochemistry sciences, communications and media, literature, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology.

The Communications and Media Career Exploration Camp offers rising high school juniors and seniors students the opportunity to explore careers in the field thoroughly. Students create a television magazine show, learn studio and field production techniques, write newspaper feature stories, and design a full-color newspaper. Afterward, they receive copies of their media products as the first entries into their pre-professional media portfolios.

Members of the Misericordia University Department of Communications and Design guide the camp. The faculty members, who have decades of professional experience in print and broadcast journalist, also advise MU's national and state award-winning media, including the television magazine show, "CougarCast," and The Highlander student newspaper.

For more information or to register for the 2018 camp, please contact Melissa Sgroi, Ed.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Mass Communications and Design, at (570) 674-6744 or at

For more information about the Department of Mass Communications and Design at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to


Misericordia University hosted high school students for the Communications and Media Career Exploration Camp in June. Participating in the annual camp, first row from left, are Sean Lynch, Monroeville, N.J.; Nicole O'Neill, Orefield, Pa.; Adelline Sassani, Emmaus, Pa.; Allison Scherger, Moscow, Pa.; Isabella Flynn, Scranton, Pa.; Justin Horowitz, Warren N.J., and Connor Swagler, Nichols, N.Y.; second row, Isaac Glidewell, Benton, Pa.; Hannah McAllister, Floral Park, N.Y.; Haley Tidmore, Pottsville, Pa.; Faith Johns, Clymer, Pa.; Connor Cowher, Lititz, Pa.; Jade Mehrtens, Macungie, Pa., and Rachel Urbanowicz, M.A., assistant professor; third row, Dr. Melissa Sgrori, assistant professor and chair; Rebecca Balara, Dallas, Pa.; Megan Oldak, Long Island, N.Y.; Marissa Bulkley, Troy, Pa., and Dan Kimbrough, M.A., assistant professor, and fourth row, Amanda Montigney, Larksville, Pa., and Iana Davis, Pittston, Pa.

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