Marywood Physician Assistant Graduates Celebrate Achievements at Pinning Ceremony

More than 40 Marywood University students recently graduated from the Physician Assistant program. Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., president of Marywood University, welcomed the students at a special pinning ceremony to commemorate their achievements. Physician Assistant pins and certificates were given to the graduates as a symbol of their hard work, dedication, and determination. The graduation concluded with students reciting the Physician Assistant Oath.

Students and Administration at the 2016 Physician Assistant Pinning ceremony include:

First row (l-r)
Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., president of Marywood University; Abigail Davis, MPAS, PA-C, clinical coordinator; Natalie Piger, Bethlehem, Pa.; Samantha Schramak, Allentown, Pa.; Claire Werner, East Northport, N.Y.; Arianna Tatarczuk, Brentwood, N.H.; Mackenzie Goodwin, Madison, N.J.; Brynn Bertholf, Woodbourne, N.Y.; Natasha Breen, Erie, Pa.; Brook Bennett, Manhattan, Kan.; Shelby Johnson, Saylorsburg, Pa.; Ramona Carver, Kunkletown, Pa.; Jeanne Russo, Farmingdale, N.J.; Jessica Pavlikowski, Old Forge, Pa.; Kimberly Kelly, Old Forge, Pa.; Justine Samanas, MPAS, PA-C, clinical director.

Second Row (l-r)
Marie Bonavoglia, Ph.D., PA-C, clinical coordinator; Stanley Blondek, MD, DPM, FAAP, medial director; Lori Swanchak, Ph.D., PA-C, program director; Kierstin Kiser, Clarion, Pa; Caitlin Mesko, Dunmore, Pa.; Katrina Kincel, Jefferson Twp., Pa.; Natalie Launchi, Scranton, Pa.; Meredith Sellix, Lehighton, Pa.; Morgann Haduk, Taylor, Pa.; Heather Yohnke, Bloomsburg, Pa.; Katie Wagner, Easton, Pa.; Rachael Notchick, Honesdale, Pa.; Gabrielle Long, Dunmore, Pa.; Alexandra Conniff, Moscow, Pa.; Alyssa De Simone, Massapequa Park, N.Y.; Courtney Marcotte, Moriah, N.Y.; Kathryn Haller, Mentor, Ohio; Heather Walters, MPAS, PA-C, academic coordinator.

Third Row (l-r)
Stephen Gitkos, Scott Twp., Pa.; Vincent Tuzze, Mayfield, Pa.; Cory Crinella, Archbald, Pa.; Matthew Cummings, Scranton, Pa.; Mark DeLeo, Peckville, Pa.; Sean Welenc, Scranton, Pa.; Andrew Lutz, Sterling Heights, Mich.; Richard Duong, Braintree, Mass.; Richard Kent Truslow, Charlotte, N.C.; Patrick Daley, Rochester, N.Y.; Christopher Cleveland, Cincinnati, Ohio; Andrew Mergel, Bethlehem, Pa.; Marcus Zini, Eynon, Pa.; Samip Patel, Scranton, Pa.; Joshua Hulkonen, Nisula, Mich.; and Nathan Scinico, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Absent from photo: Megan Goldberg, Milwaukee, Wis., and David Isgan, MHS, PA-C, clinical instructor.