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.