PEOPLE BRIEFS


First Posted: 5/1/2014

DEL GAUDIO IS

AWARD WINNER

Marisa Del Gaudio, of Dallas, was awarded the Thomas C. Conover Memorial Scholarship at the 2014 Elizabethtown College Department of Biology Awards Biology.

The Conover Scholarship was established in 1976 in memory of Conover (class of 1970) by his friends and family to assist others in the study of biology. Criteria of award winners includes academic achievement, scientific attitude and personal character.

Del Gaudio is the daugher of Patti and the late Walter Del Gaudio, of Dallas.

FORD INDUCTED

INTO SOCIETY

Joshua Ford, of Harveys Lake, was among seven students at Misericordia University inducted into Phi Sigma Tau, the International Honor Society in Philosophy.

CORCORAN TAKES

PART IN BOWL

Jennifer Corcoran, of Shavertown, a student at Misericordia University, will participate in the 24th annual Student Academy National Medical Challenge Bowl.

Physician assistant programs from across the country face off annually in the high-energy medical quiz competition that follows a similar format to the television game show, Jeopardy. The event is coordinated by the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. The winning team receives a silver bowl, a banner and bragging rights for the year.

Misericordia University students were selected for the team after a screening process was completed based on academic standing. The team members also were nominated by their classmates. Prior to being named to the Challenge Bowl team, the students had to commit considerable time and effort to prepare for the competition.

TWO INDUCTED

INTO SOCIETY

Sara Casterline, of Hunlock Creek, and Kellie Wincek, of Dallas, were among Misericordia University students recently inducted students into the MU Alpha Chapter of Lambda Nu, the national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences, at the annual Medical Imaging Senior Recognition Luncheon.

ANDREA CARR

RECEIVES AWARD

Andrea Carr, of Dallas, was among Misericordia University students recently presented the Service Award at the 31st Annual Leadership Awards Dinner in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus.

The award recognizes students who have performed service on campus and in regional communities.

PRESENTS

RESEARCH

Misericordia University biology major Amanda Lazzeri, of Shavertown, presented her research entitled, “Caching Behavior of the Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in Northeastern Pennsylvania,” during the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day held recently on the campus in Dallas.

KERPOVICH

OFFERS RESEARCH

Misericordia University psychology student Sarah Kerpovich, of Shavertown, presented research entitled, “Help I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up! The Effects of Masculinity on Helping Behavior,” during the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day held recently on the campus in Dallas.

RESEARCH

PRESENTED

Misericordia University speech-language pathology student Amanda Tomaselli, of Trucksville, presented her research entitled, “Speech-Language Pathology Students’ Knowledge About Stuttering & the Need for Fluency Training,” during the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day held recently on the campus in Dallas.

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