Tribute to Alumna Supports Book Scholarship Fund
The life and legacy of Jennifer Sidari, M.D. ’09 was honored at a coffeehouse and art auction on Nov. 10 on campus. The event, entitled “Across the Universe: A Tribute to Dr. Jennifer Sidari,” supported a newly instated book scholarship in honor of Dr. Sidari at the University. A resident of West Pittston, Dr. Sidari passed away on May 29, 2013 just a few weeks after graduating from The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton. She was about to begin her residency at Janet Weis’ Children’s Hospital near Danville.
Shortly before her passing, Dr. Sidari visited Haiti, where she arrived with bags of medicine, supplies, and toys. She left with only the clothes on her back, having donated all of her personal items to those in need. For her many acts of generosity and humble service, Dr. Sidari earned The Commonwealth Medical College’s Global Pride Award.
Dr. Sidari founded the University’s photography club and served as director of a weekly, off-campus open-mic venue. Among her many passions was her membership in the University’s Special Jesuits Liberal Arts philosophy honors program in which she excelled.
For information on how to donate to the The Jennifer A. Sidari, M.D., Textbook Scholarship email TheRoyalFund@scranton.edu.