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Speech-language pathology graduates achieve perfect pass rate on national licensure examination for 5th consecutive year
Posted 05/30/2018 12:51PM

The Misericordia University Speech-Language Pathology Program's 2018 graduating class achieved a 100-percent pass rate on the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology, which is required for national licensure by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University has had 166 students graduate from the five-year, entry-level Master of Science degree program since 2014. During that time, the program's students have achieved a five-year average pass rate of 100 percent on the first attempt at taking the national licensure examination. The spring graduating class of 35 students also featured a student achieving a perfect score of 200.

The Master of Science degree program in speech-language pathology at Misericordia University also features the Speech-Language and Hearing Center in John J. Passan Hall. It is a comprehensive facility that provides diagnostic, and speech, language, and hearing services for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly with communication disorders in the community. Undergraduate and graduate student clinicians provide the services. The clinicians evaluate and treat clients under the direct supervision of faculty and staff certified by ASHA and licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

For more information about the speech-language pathology program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu/slp.

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The Misericordia University Speech-Language Pathology Program's 2018 graduating class achieved a 100-percent pass rate on the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology, which is required for national licensure by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The program achieved the perfect pass rate for the fifth consecutive academic year. Members of the 2018 spring graduating class and academic program, first row from left, are Kelsey O'Donnell, South Abington Twp., Pa.; Allison Trzeskowski, Mountain Top, Pa.; Lindsey Philbin, Throop, Pa.; Katlyn Yackoski, Mountain Top, Pa.; Sarah Jennings, Bridgewater, N.J.; Katie McLoughlin, Windsor, Conn.; Cornelia Chmil, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Sarah Payne, Dallas, Pa.; Haley Heins, Monticello, N.Y.; Caroline Norelli, Reinholds, Pa., and Kasey Miller, Hanover Twp., Pa.; second row, Dr. Cari Tellis, professor; Tia Spagnuolo, adjunct professor; Samantha Buldo, Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; Carly Sees, Hughesville, Pa.; Ashley Peachey, Dallas, Pa.; Elise Reardon, Parker, Colo.; Alexis Stoffel, Mullica Hill, N.J.; Bethany Killmon, Bridgeville, Del.; Anna Parsons, Westminster, Md.; Tracey O'Day, administrative staff; Pamela Rogers, administrative staff; Anne Zaborny, clinical supervisor; Theresa Jacopetti, clinical supervisor, and Dr. Glen Tellis, department chair and professor; third row, Lori Cimino, clinical director; Mary Culkin, clinical supervisor; Kaitlyn Stochla, Larksville, Pa.; Nicole Tagerty, East Brunswick, N.J.; Alexandra Irr, Bethlehem, Pa.; Shannon Croasdale, Milford, N.J.; Emily Lukasavage, West Pittston, Pa.; Tianna Falcone, Pittston, Pa.; Danielle Gorski, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Sarah Carne, Nanticoke, Pa.; Kyle Pelkey, Watertown, Conn.; Melissa Alunni, clinical supervisor, and Dr. Kathleen Scaler Scott, associate professor; fourth row, Dr. Jessica Kisenwether, assistant professor; Adina Rosenthal, clinical supervisor; Kelly Williams, Enola, Pa.; Kylie Romeo, Danville, Pa.; Alissa Steier, Scott Twp., Pa.; Maggie Terefenko, Mohnton, Pa.; Lindsey Jordan, Scranton, Pa.; Nicole Piazza, Hanover Twp., Pa.; Cecelia Cronin, Tunkhannock, Pa.; Lisa Darrup, Mount Carmel, Pa., and Ann Roman, clinical supervisor.

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