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First class of students graduates from entry-level DPT program
12-14-13

The class graduated Dec. 14.

The Department of Physical Therapy at Misericordia University graduated the first class from the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program during the 3rd annual winter commencement ceremony in the Anderson Sports and Health Center on campus.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Misericordia University is a 6½-year professional program in which students receive a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of physical therapy degree. Undergraduate students complete the requirements for their bachelor’s degree during their first 3½ years of study in programs like biology, business administration, health care management, psychology, sport management, and more. Students accepted into the Misericordia program as first-year students are guaranteed to progress into the graduate program as long as they are in good academic standing.
 
Misericordia also accepts transfer students into the doctoral program. Academically qualified students with a bachelor’s degree can complete the doctorate degree in three years.
 
Students who graduated from the doctoral program included Kaila Augustine, Kulpmont, Pa.; Jennifer Brown, Hawley, Pa.; Christine Clark, Stroudsburg, Pa.; Jeffrey Clark, Middletown, N.Y.; Leah Conant, Exeter, Pa.; Marcie Cusatis, Hazleton, Pa.; Ozcan Dalgic, Bordentown, N.J.; Neil Dorman, Larksville, Pa.; Samantha Dunleavy, Dunmore, Pa.; Timothy Dymond, Dallas, Pa.; Marisa Evans, Conklin, N.Y.; Cassandra Fumanti, Peckville, Pa.; Mallory Gagliano, Sciota, Pa.; Emily Getz, Kunkletown, Pa.; John Giampietro, Dallas, Pa.; Alexandra Goble, Bradford, Pa.; Mailee Haas, Nanticoke, Pa.; Sarah Hanlon, Scranton, Pa.; Erika Hartzel, Watsontown, Pa.; Kathryn Hingley, West Chester, Pa.; Michael Holder, South Orange, N.J.; Justin Huff, Montrose, Pa.; Josh Hundley, Binghamton, N.Y.; Meghan Kane, Mullica Hill, N.J.; Katelyn Kilmer, Nicholason, Pa.; Gary Koncewicz, West Wyoming, Pa.; Jessica Lee, Thompson, Pa.; Christopher Macintosh, Toms River, N.J.; Gregory Massie, Stroudsburg, Pa.; Megan McClary, Sayre, Pa.; Marrianne Mullarkey, Rego Park, N.Y.; Renee Noll, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; Rachel Orifici, Miller Place, N.Y.; Nathan Powers, Towanda, Pa.; Erin Schaller, Stroudsburg, Pa.; Sukhmeet Singh, Rahway, N.J.; Amanda Stahl, Sunbury, Pa.; Kimberly Swartz, Frackville, Pa., and Ashlee Zeigler, Weatherly, Pa.
 
For more information about doctor of physical therapy program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu/pt
 
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The Department of Physical Therapy at Misericordia University graduated the first class from the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program during the 3rd annual winter commencement ceremony. Members of the class, first row from left, are Marrianne Mullarkey, Samantha Dunleavy, Renee Noll, Joshua Hundley, Leah Conant, Marcie Cusatis, Meghan Kane, Mallory Gagliano-Barnhart and Mailee Haas; second row, John Giampietro, Cassandra Fumanti, Jennifer Brown, Amanda Stahl, Megan McClary, Erin Schaller, Sarah Hanlon, Kimberly Swartz, Emily Getz and Christine Clark; third row, Alexandra Goble, Jeffrey Clark, Gregory Massie, Gary Koncewicz, Timothy Dymond, Justin Huff, Neil Dorman, Michael Holder and Nathan Powers; fourth row, Ashlee Zeigler, Mickey Singh, Ozcan Dalgic, Christopher MacIntosh, Kaila Augustine, Kathryn Hingley, Rachel Orifici, Marisa Evans, Erika Hartzel, Jessica Lee and Katelyn Kilm