DALLAS TWP., Pa. – Misericordia University recently recognized the academic accomplishments of students who completed the University Honors Program by awarding them each a gold stole at the institution's annual Honors and Awards Ceremony at Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.

The students wore the gold stole during the 92nd annual commencement ceremony on May 12. Those honored included: Lauren Apgar, Milford, New jersey, occupational therapy (OT); Victoria Bednar, Honesdale, chemistry; Molly Betz, Tamaqua, OT; Samantha Buldo, Dingmans Ferry, speech-language pathology (SLP); Sarah Cremins, Fishkill, New York, OT; Michael Dubinski, Hanover Township, Government, Law and National Security; Danielle Gorski, Wilkes-Barre, SLP; Kali McCornac, Bethlehem, SLP; Olivia Natale, Staten Island, New York, OT; Samantha O’Neill, Harveys Lake, OT; Anna Parsons,Westminister, Maryland, SLP; Emily Power, North Wales, nursing; Sarah Roettger, Finksburg, Maryland, OT; Mark Seewald, West Chester, psychology; Danielle Spagnuolo, Wyoming, SLP; Trinity Sprague, Bel Air, Maryland, biology; Melanie Watson, West Chester, OT, and Ashley Williams, Shickshinny, biology.


The University Honors program requires students to participate in honors sections of their core courses, participate in Honors Exploration Seminars, complete an Honors Capstone project, and achieve a grade point average above 3.25.


For more information about Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu. 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 2018 edition of Best Colleges. The Princeton Review recognizes MU as a 2018 Best Northeastern College and MONEY Magazine includes Misericordia in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges” list.