Misericordia University program has 100 percent pass rate

September 1st, 2017 12:53 pm

DALLAS TWP — The Misericordia University Speech-Language Pathology Program’s 2017 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 131 students graduate from the five-year, Master of Science degree program since 2014, including the 31 graduates in 2017. During that timeframe, the program’s students have achieved a four-year average pass rate of 100 percent on the first attempt of taking the national licensure examination.

One-hundred percent of the program’s graduates also completed the program within the expected timeframe of two years and secured employment in the profession from 2014-17.

The following members of the Misericordia University Speech-Language Pathology Program’s Class of 2017 passed the Praxis examination on their first attempt: Rachel Bossler, Cresco; Megan Brenchley, Canton; Marissa Campbell, Cumberland, Rhode Island; Maria L. Cantoran, Wilkes-Barre; Courtney Cecco, Elysburg; Allison Chase, Dushore; Rachel Davis, Sunbury; Colleen Deignan, Harrisburg; Jessica Dougherty, Scranton; Carly Gallagher, Sewell, New Jersey; Abigail Harder, Bloomsburg; Kelly Healey, Wyoming; Andrea Jensen, Clarks Summit; Dana Jolley, Dallas; Annarose Kosierowski, Bear Creek; Jessica Kreidler, Dallas; Jasmine Long, Elizabethtown; Jenna Marcus, East Windsor, New Jersey; Allison McCallister, Huntingdon Valley; Abriel McCann, Swoyersville; Deborah Monforte, Staten Island, New York; Julie Paporello, Booton Twp., New Jersey; Rachel Pompey, Nicholson; Kelsey Rafferty, Andover, New Jersey; Devon Reed, Turnersville, New Jersey; Kathleen Sioris, Levittown, New York; Shannon Smith, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Amanda Tretiak, Pompton Plains, New Jersey; Andrea Veneziale, Burlington, New Jersey; Amy Viti, Sugar Notch, and Erin Yanoshak, Plains Twp.

The Misericordia University Speech-Language Pathology Program’s 2017 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. Members of the graduating class and the academic program include, from left, first row, Carly Gallagher, Sewell, N.J.; Devon Reed, Turnersville, N.J.; Megan Brenchley, Canton; Allison Chase, Dushore; Erin Yanoshak, Plains Twp.; and Kathleen Sioris, Levittown, N.Y. Second row, Jasmine Long, Elizabethtown; Kelsey Rafferty, Andover, N.J.; Amy Viti, Sugar Notch; Julie Paporello, Booton Twp., N.J.; Marissa Campbell, Cumberland, R.I.; Jessica Dougherty, Scranton; and Amanda Tretiak, Pompton Plains, N.J. Third row, Courtney Cecco, Elysburg; Allison McCallister, Huntingdon Valley; Rachel Davis, Sunbury; Jenna Marcus, East Windsor, N.J.; Colleen Deignan, Harrisburg; Deborah Monforte, Staten Island, N.Y.; Maria L. Cantoran, Wilkes-Barre; Rachel Bossler, Cresco; Andrea Veneziale, Burlington, N.J., and Andrea Jensen, Clarks Summit. Fourth row, Tracey O’Day, clinical administrative assistant; Shannon Smith, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Abigail Harder, Bloomsburg; Jessica Kreidler, Dallas; Annarose Kosierowski, Bear Creek; Dana Jolley, Dallas; Kelly Healey, Wyoming; Abriel McCann, Swoyersville; and Kearston Thomas, clinical supervisor. Fifth row, Dr. Hunter Manasco, faculty; Theresa Jacopetti, clinical supervisor; Ann Roman, clinical supervisor; Mary Culkin, clinical supervisor; Lori Cimino, clinical director; Dr. Cari Tellis, faculty; Adina Rosenthal, clinical supervisor; Dr. Kathy Scaler Scott, faculty; Melissa Alunni, clinical supervisor; Dr. Glen Tellis, department chair; Dr. Jessica Kisenwether, faculty, and Pamela Rogers, administrative assistant. Absent at the time of the photo was Rachel Pompey.
http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-SLP-class.jpgThe Misericordia University Speech-Language Pathology Program’s 2017 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. Members of the graduating class and the academic program include, from left, first row, Carly Gallagher, Sewell, N.J.; Devon Reed, Turnersville, N.J.; Megan Brenchley, Canton; Allison Chase, Dushore; Erin Yanoshak, Plains Twp.; and Kathleen Sioris, Levittown, N.Y. Second row, Jasmine Long, Elizabethtown; Kelsey Rafferty, Andover, N.J.; Amy Viti, Sugar Notch; Julie Paporello, Booton Twp., N.J.; Marissa Campbell, Cumberland, R.I.; Jessica Dougherty, Scranton; and Amanda Tretiak, Pompton Plains, N.J. Third row, Courtney Cecco, Elysburg; Allison McCallister, Huntingdon Valley; Rachel Davis, Sunbury; Jenna Marcus, East Windsor, N.J.; Colleen Deignan, Harrisburg; Deborah Monforte, Staten Island, N.Y.; Maria L. Cantoran, Wilkes-Barre; Rachel Bossler, Cresco; Andrea Veneziale, Burlington, N.J., and Andrea Jensen, Clarks Summit. Fourth row, Tracey O’Day, clinical administrative assistant; Shannon Smith, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Abigail Harder, Bloomsburg; Jessica Kreidler, Dallas; Annarose Kosierowski, Bear Creek; Dana Jolley, Dallas; Kelly Healey, Wyoming; Abriel McCann, Swoyersville; and Kearston Thomas, clinical supervisor. Fifth row, Dr. Hunter Manasco, faculty; Theresa Jacopetti, clinical supervisor; Ann Roman, clinical supervisor; Mary Culkin, clinical supervisor; Lori Cimino, clinical director; Dr. Cari Tellis, faculty; Adina Rosenthal, clinical supervisor; Dr. Kathy Scaler Scott, faculty; Melissa Alunni, clinical supervisor; Dr. Glen Tellis, department chair; Dr. Jessica Kisenwether, faculty, and Pamela Rogers, administrative assistant. Absent at the time of the photo was Rachel Pompey. Submitted photo


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