Misericordia University students enrolled in the weekday and weekend occupational therapy master's degree program recently received their pins and presented their capstone group research projects at the annual Graduate Research Presentation Conference in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.
Mentored closely by faculty advisors, the collaborative research projects are a requirement of the occupational therapy master's degree curriculum. Students began their projects more than 18 months ago. Students received permission to conduct their scholarly studies from the Misericordia University Institutional Review Board and then wrote the research proposals, collected and analyzed data, and wrote the final reports. Each student research group had a faculty research committee chair and faculty reader. Research topics were chosen based on student interest, with approval of the Misericordia University Faculty Research Committee chairpersons.
Students presented their findings by delivering 20-minute presentations on their research topics by using either a poster or podium format.
For more information about the Department of Occupational Therapy at Misericordia University, please call 570-674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu/ot. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County's first four-year college and offers 56 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report's 2019 edition of Best Colleges. The Princeton Review recognizes MU as a 2019 Best Northeastern College and Money Magazine includes Misericordia in its 2018-19 "Best Colleges" list.
Misericordia University students enrolled in the weekday occupational therapy master's degree program received their pins and presented their capstone group research projects at the annual Graduate Research Presentation Conference in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Participating in the program, first row from left, are Michael Castaldi, Scranton, Pa.; Olivia Powers, Towanda, Pa.; Jamie Fechnay, Hatboro, Pa.; Brianna Rowe, Halifax, Pa.; Hannah Corbacio, Pottsville, Pa.; Kaitlynn Kuchta, Avoca, Pa.; Alisa Guzman, Old Bridge, N.J.; Emily Mesaris, Lansdale, Pa.; Jessica Thomson, Byram Twp., N.J.; Brianna Membrino, Manalapan, N.J.; Kaitlin Wilson, Dorothy, N.J., and Christopher Rehrig, Somerdale, N.J.; second row, Molly Noon, Ashland, Pa.; Mariah Bostwick, Stroudsburg, Pa.; Alyssa Parker, Lyon Station, Pa.; Brianne Font, Washington, Crossing, Pa.; Natasha Chandra, Hillsborough, N.J.; Micaela Rhone, Starruca, Pa.; Jessica Pluta, Dauphin, Pa.; Brianna Kubishin, Drums, Pa.; Leanne Para, Pittston, Pa., and Nicole Mayerski, Plains, Pa.; third row, Abigail Kayes, Shenandoah, Pa.; Samantha Gregorowicz, South Abington Twp., Pa.; Sarah Novalsky, Woodbury, N.J.; Taylor Daton, Jackson, N.J.; Haley DiMassimo, Sugar Run, Pa.; Kathryn Canavan, Athens, Pa.; Meghan Maccarone, Sweet Valley, Pa.; Bailee Hymers, East Meredith, N.Y.; Sarah Roettger, Finksburg, Md., and Emily Walsh, Scranton, Pa.; fourth row, Olivia Natale, Staten Island, N.Y.; Megan Brownmiller, Hamburg, Pa.; Miranda Amey, Waxhaw, N.C.; Julianne Cariola, Yardley, Pa.; Caroline Florenzo, Mt. Airy, Md.; Rebecca Burgess, Jarrettsville, Md., and Alexa Plitt, Mullica Hill, N.J.; fifth row, Austin Martinelli, Scranton, Pa.; Rebecca Price, Mountain Top, Pa.; Ashley Coleman, Kunkletown, Pa.; Megan Breen, Wantagh, N.Y., and Allison Parkes, Cranston, R.I.
Misericordia University students enrolled in the weekend occupational therapy master's degree program received their pins and presented their capstone group research projects at the annual Graduate Research Presentation Conference in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Participating in the program, first row from left, are Brittany Yerkes, Factoryville, Pa.; Brianna Bogacki, Turnersville, N.J.; Jennifer Hart, Ringtown, Pa.; Brittany Snedeker, Carbondale, Pa.; Alexandra Koreivo, Stanhope, N.J.; Casey Friedman, Springfield, N.J.; Ian Wallace, Williamsport, Pa., and Christina Corrin, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; second row, Diana Gomez, Coaldale, Pa.; Melissa Dumansky, Toms River, N.J.; Susan Luka, Marlton, N.J.; Susan Widener, Pittston, Pa.; Caitlyn Deeter, Harrisburg, Pa.; Melissa Schlosser, East Petersburg, Pa.; Kimberly Wallace, New Holland, Pa., and Andrea Gibson, Harrisburg, Pa.; third row, Jennifer Seiz, Telford, Pa., and Megan Anglin, Scranton, Pa.