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Beyond the Commons

Beyond the Commons
Nursing alumni Marisa Healy ’08 (far right), Margaret Murray Carbonetti ’08 (far left), Janelle Matsago ’07 (back row, third from left) and Maura Hayden ’08 (back row, third from right) shared their career perspectives with 11 senior nursing majors at a Beyond the Commons Dinner.

The Alumni Relations Office hosted three Beyond the Commons Dinners in October and November. Beyond the Commons is a series of small, intimate dinners that give alumni an opportunity to dine with current seniors in a casual atmosphere.

At the first dinner, Nicole Spaldo ’08, Cate McKenna ’09, and Amy Flemming ’09 shared their experiences being occupational therapists to 15 seniors and three graduate students. The second dinner brought back to campus four registered nurses: Marisa Healy ’08, Margaret Murray ’08, Janelle Matsago ’07 and Maura Hayden ’08. Eleven senior nursing majors were able to network, share stories about being a nursing major and discuss expectations about entering the profession. The third dinner was for seniors or graduate students who are interested in becoming physical therapists. Brian Haas ’89, Rich Guilfoyle ’08, DPT’11, and Kim McCormick Cooper ’05, G’06 attended the dinner with 11 other students. This dinner provided a unique opportunity for seniors to gain perspective from alumni who have either completed the DPT program or master’s degree at The University of Scranton.

The Office of Alumni Relations will continue the Beyond the Commons Dinner series throughout the spring semester. For more information, contact Kristi Cordier ’09 at kristin.cordier@scranton.edu.

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