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Fall 2017


Message From the Dean
Dear Friends, In the Panuska College of Professional Studies (PCPS), we encourage myriad opportunities for student- and faculty-led research, student engagement and leadership development. It begins with our PCPS strategic plan that is rooted in Ignatian spirituality and finishes with the achievements of each gradu... Read More


Leahy Center Reflection
I first became involved with the Leahy Center in 2003 after the dedication ceremony described innovative opportunities for faculty, students and the community to work together to meet the health and wellness needs of underserved individuals. I recognized this as an opportunity to involve my students in a meaningful... Read More
Jesuit Values in Practice
The Leahy Community Health and Family Center is dedicated to the dual purpose of providing a practical educational experience while meeting the needs of the underserved. In doing so, the Center envisions a community where all individuals have access to those services that help them achieve, improve or maintain a qua... Read More
Ten Year Mark for Leahy Clinic
On Nov. 17, 2007, The Edward R. Leahy Jr. Clinic for the Uninsured opened not only their doors to the underserved in the Greater Scranton community but also their hearts. The clinic began with only two patients. Now, local doctors, nurses, staff, students and community volunteers serve more than 5,000 patients from ... Read More


National Recognition for Student Physical Therapist Pro Bono Services
For the past two years, the Department of Physical Therapy has granted national recognition for physical therapy students with outstanding service. At our graduation celebration in May of 2017, the department awarded 20 Doctor of Physical Therapy students with membership into the Physical Therapy National Pro Bono H... Read More
PCPS Freshman Lecture Reflection
When I first booked a tour at The University of Scranton, the Jesuit mission was completely foreign to me. The University’s gleaming facilities and accelerated occupational therapy program drew me to campus, and from there, I fell in love with more than just the academic institution. Read More
Counseling and Human Services Department hosts Student/Parent Post-Secondary Education Readiness Night
A student and parent postsecondary education readiness night was held on Sept. 26, 2017 at Wyalusing Valley High School, in collaboration with the Counseling and Human Services Department. Invited school districts included Wyalusing Valley High School, Towanda Area High School, and Northeast Bradford High School. Dr... Read More


Patricia Leahy Receives Honors
Patricia Leahy was recognized for her advocacy efforts on behalf of individuals with disabilities at multiple conferences this past summer. Leahy received the prestigious Dr. Patricia J. Livingston Public Policy Award from Metro New York City NRA conference at New York University. This award is presented to an indiv... Read More
Inaugural Maria Gervasio Award is Presented to Occupational Therapy Student
Maria Gervasio ’14 was strongly committed to the therapeutic use of occupation and its power to improve quality of life. During her graduate year, Gervasio authored “Occupational Therapy (OT) and the Enablement of Quality of Life: An Historical Reflective and Critical Analysis of the Profession’s First Century.” Pos... Read More
A Sophomore Occupational Therapy Student reflects on disAbility Conference
RJ Mitte, the keynote speaker for Scranton’s 16th Annual U.S. Conference on disAbility, was a very insightful speaker in addressing the abilities of those living with disabilities. I have never watched the show “Breaking Bad,” so I had no idea that he has cerebral palsy until it was mentioned in his introduction. Read More


International Service Program Trip to Ecuador
Students from The University of Scranton, with chaperones Synthia Guthrie Kretsch and Peter Leininger, Ph.D., from the Department of Physical Therapy, spent 10 days in the Quito region of Ecuador as part of an International Service Program (ISP) trip. The group worked primarily at the Working Boys Center, interactin... Read More
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Student Interviewed by MSNBC
I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Harry Smith of MSNBC as a part of a segment for “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” that aired on July 23, 2017, which featured Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon and the Hazleton Integration Project (HIP). I currently serve as the assistant director of Education at HIP in my hom... Read More

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