Misericordia University offers warm welcome to members of Class of 2022

Misericordia University student orientation leader Jade Broody, of Dallas, leads fellow orientation leaders in a game of roller coaster being video taped by reporter Tennyson Coleman of FOX 56 TV during First-Year Student Move-In Day Aug. 23 at the campus in Dallas Township. - Submitted photo
Misericordia University first-year student Wayne “Owen” Van Newkirk, of Honeoye, N.Y., is flanked by his sister Hannah and dad Wayne during First-Year Student Move-In Day on Aug. 23 at the campus in Dallas Township. Owen is an incoming member of the Cougars’ baseball team and plans to major in physical therapy. - Submitted photo
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Misericordia University first-year student Molly Clemson, of Tamaqua, center, is flanked by her parents Stacey and Gary during First-Year Student Move-In Day Aug. 23 at the campus in Dallas Township. Clemson is slated to earn her master’s degree in 2023. - - Submitted photo

DALLAS TWP. — The Misericordia University community came out in force to welcome new students to campus during First-Year Student Move-In Day Aug. 23. The new class of 412 first-year students, along with 72 transfer students, brings the Misericordia University enrollment to about 2,570 undergraduate and graduate students in full- and part-time academic programs for the fall semester.

A contingent of staff, faculty, students and alumni were on hand to assist with the move-in process, including a team of trained student orientation leaders. The event-filled day included the annual convocation ceremony that welcomes first-year students and their families and acts as the official beginning of the academic year. Classes began on campus Aug. 27.

The convocation program included remarks by Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., Misericordia University president, and an address by alumna Stephanie J. Anderson ’68, founder and retired president of Knowledge Design Group, a national performance consulting and learning services firm based in Emmaus. During the ceremony, Misericordia University Alumni Association President Mark Oberstaedt ’89 presented Anderson with the Mother Mary Catherine McGann Achievement Award. A graduate receives the honor for distinguished and sustained career accomplishments.

In its 94th year, Misericordia University received 1,935 first-year applications for the incoming class, which hails from nine states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia. The university expects to have 960 students living in residence halls and townhomes on campus.

Misericordia University student orientation leader Jade Broody, of Dallas, leads fellow orientation leaders in a game of roller coaster being video taped by reporter Tennyson Coleman of FOX 56 TV during First-Year Student Move-In Day Aug. 23 at the campus in Dallas Township.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-Move-In-1.jpgMisericordia University student orientation leader Jade Broody, of Dallas, leads fellow orientation leaders in a game of roller coaster being video taped by reporter Tennyson Coleman of FOX 56 TV during First-Year Student Move-In Day Aug. 23 at the campus in Dallas Township. Submitted photo

Misericordia University first-year student Wayne “Owen” Van Newkirk, of Honeoye, N.Y., is flanked by his sister Hannah and dad Wayne during First-Year Student Move-In Day on Aug. 23 at the campus in Dallas Township. Owen is an incoming member of the Cougars’ baseball team and plans to major in physical therapy.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-Move-In-5.jpgMisericordia University first-year student Wayne “Owen” Van Newkirk, of Honeoye, N.Y., is flanked by his sister Hannah and dad Wayne during First-Year Student Move-In Day on Aug. 23 at the campus in Dallas Township. Owen is an incoming member of the Cougars’ baseball team and plans to major in physical therapy. Submitted photo

https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-Move-In-7.jpgSubmitted photo

Misericordia University first-year student Molly Clemson, of Tamaqua, center, is flanked by her parents Stacey and Gary during First-Year Student Move-In Day Aug. 23 at the campus in Dallas Township. Clemson is slated to earn her master’s degree in 2023.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-Move-In-9.jpgMisericordia University first-year student Molly Clemson, of Tamaqua, center, is flanked by her parents Stacey and Gary during First-Year Student Move-In Day Aug. 23 at the campus in Dallas Township. Clemson is slated to earn her master’s degree in 2023. Submitted photo