Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate Program recognizes 10th graduating class

The class was honored at a ceremony on March 14.
The class was honored at a ceremony on March 14.

Misericordia University recently recognized the 10th graduating class from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate Program during the annual certificate presentation ceremony in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus.

Seventeen students completed the challenging 18-month academic program, which includes classroom and clinical instruction. The sonography program – more commonly referred to as ultrasound – is designed for adult or non-traditional learners who possess the necessary pre-requisites. The program offers a convenient and predictable schedule with alternating weekend classes and a weekday clinical component. Classes begin every August.
Students honored at the annual completion dinner included Katie Brandolino, Mount Pocono, Pa.; Kelly Cuba, Dallas, Pa.; Rhian Davailus, Plains Twp., Pa.; Leah Gaydos, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Christine Hevener, East Stroudsburg, Pa.; Chelsea Holthausen, Kunkletown, Pa.; Ashley Kalage, Jim Thorpe, Pa.; Rachel Mackie, Old Forge, Pa.; Rachael Macking, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Stefanie Mitchem, Berwick, Pa.; Amy Polakovich, Endicott, N.Y.; Erin Roberts, Newville, Pa.; Rachael Slough, Jessup, Pa.; Mercedes Strawn, Kirkwood, N.Y.; Rebecca Welsch,  Bethany, Pa.; Megan Yachimowski, Nescopeck, Pa., and Angelica Zurat, Schuylkill Haven, Pa.
The Misericordia University Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Sonographers perform a diagnostic medical procedure that uses ultrasound to produce dynamic visual images of human organs, tissues or blood flow inside the body. Sonographers work in various medical settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician offices under the supervision of a physician specialist in radiology, gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, vascular surgery, cardiology or ophthalmology.
For more information about the Misericordia University Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate Program, please contact Sheryl Goss, chair, at (570) 674-6790 or For an application and additional information, please contact Maureen Sheridan in the Misericordia University Admissions Office at (570) 674-6451 or
For more information about Misericordia University, please log on to or call (570) 674-6400. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 degree 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges and was designated a 2014 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.
The following students completed the Misericordia University Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate Program. The students were recognized at a special dinner. Participating in the program, first row from left, are Stefanie Mitchem, Christine Hevener, Kelly Cuba, Rachel Mackie, Chelsea Holthausen, and Rebecca Welsch; second row, Mercedes Strawn, Amy Polakovich, Ashley Kalage, Leah Gaydos, Angelica Zurat, Rachael Slough, Rhian Davailus, Megan Yachimowski, Katie Brandolino, Erin Roberts and Rachael Macking.