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Spring 2019

General

Message From the Dean
Dear Friend: Please know how grateful the faculty, staff, students and the dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies are for your dedication and tireless efforts to seek the magis for PCPS. My imagination continues to soar after discussing faculty and student research and viewing unending service opportun... Read More

Leahy

In Memoriam: Dr. Lewis Druffner (1934-2019)
Dear Friend: Please know how grateful the faculty, staff, students and the dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies are for your dedication and tireless efforts to seek the magis for PCPS. My imagination continues to soar after discussing faculty and student research and viewing unending service opportun... Read More
Lighting the Pathway to Health for Vulnerable Citizens of Lackawanna County
The Exercise Program targets underserved individuals through the Leahy Community Health and Family Center (LCHFC). Our goal is to decrease cardiovascular health risk in program participants. The program includes a menu of activities that participants can choose to complete and is designed to promote individual well... Read More

Engaged

Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence Open
The University of Scranton opened the Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence Executive Hub on campus as part of a multi-year, multi-million regional initiative led by the AllOne Foundation intended to significantly enhance the service delivery system for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their ... Read More
Books Donated to Scranton School District
Assistant Dean Kevin Curry visited Ms. Zaccheo’s third-grade classroom at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in November to donate some books from the Blessing of the Books project. This year, approximately 2,000 books were collected and inscribed with personalized messages by PCPS freshmen. In its 12th year ov... Read More

Integrated

First Graduate Student Mini-Retreat Held for PCPS
The Panuska College of Professional Studies hosted its first Graduate Student Mini-Retreat on March 2, 2019. The event, coordinated by rehabilitation counseling alumnae Emily Holmes G’14 and Danielle Frascella G‘12, was entitled “Focus on You” and provided graduate students in attendance with... Read More
Barber Honored for Work with Jane Kopas Women’s Center
Gerianne Barber, director of the Counseling Training Center in the Counseling & Human Services Department, was chosen to receive the Jane Kopas Women’s Center 25th Anniversary Legacy Award at a celebration of the center in March. The nominations for the award noted Geri’s dedication to being a peacem... Read More

Global

Father Matt Ruhl Delivers Spring Freshman Lecture
Rev. Matt Ruhl, S.J., former pastor of St. Martin de Porres, a Jesuit parish in Belize City, Belize, addressed the Panuska College of Professional Studies freshman class and the International Service Trip students on Friday, March 22, 2019. Father Ruhl is now pastor of St. Peter Claver Catholic Parish in Punta Gorda... Read More
Bishop of Nitra, Slovakia Visits PCPS
The Most Rev. Viliam Judák, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nitra, Slovakia, visited the Panuska College of Professional Studies in March. The visit was coordinated through faculty of the Health Administration & Human Resources Department, which has a long-standing relationship with Trnava Universit... Read More