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First National Bank supports children's programming in speech-language pathology
11-12-13

Representatives participate in a ceremonial check presentation.

First National Bank recently donated $5,000 to Misericordia University through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) to support programs in the Speech-Language Pathology Department that help treat children with speech-and-language problems. Misericordia is an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) that businesses may make contributions and be considered for Educational Improvement Tax Credits from the state in Fiscal Year 2013-14.

The Speech-Language and Hearing Center at Misericordia University provides much needed and free services to children with a wide range of communications disorders. This EITC-eligible gift to Misericordia ensures that these young children will receive the assessment and treatment they need at the center, and will prevent them from falling further behind in the classroom.
 
For more information about how businesses can partner with Misericordia University and take part in the tax incentive program, please contact the Office of Corporate, Government and Foundation Relations at Misericordia University by calling (570) 674-6307 or by e-mailing Larry Pellegrini, director, at lpellegr@misericordia.edu.
 
For more information about the speech-language pathology program at Misericordia University and the clinical services it offers, please call (570) 674-6724 or log on to www.misericordia.edu/slp. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.
 
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First National Bank recently donated $5,000 to Misericordia University through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support programs in the Speech-Language Pathology program. Participating in the ceremonial check presentation, from left, are Kate Totino, grants and gift research manager, and Judy Ellis, manager, Corporate, Government and Foundation Relations, Misericordia University; Scott Prebich, vice president, Commercial Banking, First National Bank; and Glen Tellis, Ph.D., professor and chair, Speech-Language Pathology Department, Misericordia University.