Scholars: November 4, 2015

Students in the Pharmacology/Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Sciences programs at University of the Sciences took part in a special recognition ceremony. The group included Richard Howley, Raymond Nguyen and Bryan Okolo, all Pharmacology/Toxicology majors. The BS program in pharmacology/toxicology trains students to understand the interactions of drugs and other chemicals with living systems, while the BS program in pharmaceutical sciences trains students to develop novel methods to deliver drugs to the body and analyze the effectiveness of these drug delivery systems.

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Parth Patel, a doctor of physical therapy student at University of the Sciences, received a white coat at the 11th Annual Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony, which is a rite of passage for fourth-year students in USciences’ six-year PT program. Patel continues on the path to receiving a doctor of physical therapy degree in May 2018.

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Students in Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences received their white coats. The white coat ceremony is a rite of passage for students in their first professional year (third year) of USciences’ six-year pharmacy program. Among the students receiving white coats were: Simone Avratiner, Richie Chan, Andria Dang, Stephy Johnson, Zoya Kakar, Michael Nocito, Ina Pajo and Juliette Reinsel. These students continue on the path to receiving their doctor of pharmacy degree in May 2019.

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Rose Pisacano is a member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute women’s cross country team, which is ranked 20th in the nation. She studies environmental engineering.

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The Class of 2019 at Alvernia University includes Kirstin Gonzaga, a graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School and an undecided major; Haley Harrington, a graduate of John W. Hallahan Catholic High School and an undecided major; Amanda Krier, a graduate of New Foundations Charter School and an undecided major; Kayla McNamee, a graduate of Nazareth Academy and a Healthcare Science major; and Joseph Pucker, a graduate of Father Judge High School and an Athletic Training major.

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The following area residents recently graduated from La Salle University: Keli Baez (Psychology), Vanessa Calivas (Health Studies), Luis Canahuate (Liberal Arts), Maryellen Carucho (Health Studies), Jean Charles-Lonchard (Nursing), Rubyann Clegg (Psychology), Sandra Colon (Psychology), Mary Daley (MBA), Jodi Diekow (Education), Jonathan Gardner (Communication), Caitlin Hammond (Accounting), Bridget James (Criminal Justice), Natasha Lewis (Nursing), Zaileon Lewis (Marriage and Family Therapy), Candice Li (Nutrition), Tamanika Lysius (Nursing), Jamie Mackle (Business Administration), Jose Mejia (Liberal Arts), McKenzie Nash (Psychology), Victoria Nguyen (Marketing), Ariel Reyes (Psychology), Suzanne Shaheen (MBA), John Vearling (Management & Leadership), Victor Ventura-Penalo (Liberal Arts), Eileen Campbell (English), Brian Caputo (Political Science), Tatiana Cruz (Nursing), Milagros De Jesus (MBA), Judrick Fletcher (Economics), Joslin Joise (Nursing), Danielle Junod (Psychology), Elda Kokuri (Accounting), Jennifer O’Brien (Nursing), Erik Rotar (Nursing), Jolly Thomas (Nursing), Teena Thomas (Nursing), Anna Blaszczyk (MBA), Matthew Creedon (Political Science), Lashawn Frazier (Nursing), Fatmata Haja (Social Work), Shannon McCloskey (Nursing), Patricia Melloy (Nursing), Ryan Nase (Education), Melissa Palfy (Education), Angela Pirolli (Education), Aileen Rueter (Nursing), Robert Weinert (Education).

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Nariah Williams, a freshman business management major at Widener University, has joined the Army ROTC Dauntless Battalion at Widener as an enrolled cadet. ••