Misericordia University to hold open house for adult learners
DALLAS, Pa. - The Misericordia University Adult Admissions Office will hold an open house for adult learners who are interested in continuing their education from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13 in Huntzinger Room 218 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.
The event is open to adults who are interested in obtaining more information about Misericordia University's undergraduate and graduate programs and to those who have general questions about entering or returning to college.
Guests can drop in at their convenience and speak with faculty and representatives from admissions and financial aid. Common topics include credit transfer, credit for life experiences, financial aid eligibility, evening and weekend class schedules at the Dallas campus, certificate programs, online courses, and the Expressway Accelerated Degree Program.
Prospective students who bring resumes will receive an instant program review. Expressway classes are offered at convenient locations throughout northeastern Pennsylvania, including Nanticoke and Scranton, with shortened sessions to fit into a busy work and family schedule.
Master's degrees are available in education, business administration (MBA), organizational management and nursing, along with a post-professional program for practicing therapists in occupational therapy. The university also offers certificate programs for nurse educator, geriatric care management, post-master's family nurse practitioner, post-professional pediatrics and certificates in nuclear medicine technology and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems Administration.
Misericordia University also has a bachelor's degree in applied behavioral sciences (ABS) offered through the Expressway program. ABS is an interdisciplinary social science program that provides the foundation for positions in the social services, social work or psychology oriented professions. It also will help adult learners who wish to pursue graduate work in any of the behavioral sciences, including psychology, sociology and social work.
Misericordia's popular RN to BSN degree is now offered fully online and is designed as a part-time program in an accelerated format for currently licensed RNs to earn their bachelor's degree.
For more information on continuing education programs or to RSVP to the open house, please contact the Adult Admissions Office at 674-6791 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 866-262-6363. For more information, visit www.misericordia.edu/adulted.
Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County's first four-year college and offers 36 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.
Automated manufacturing, machining scholarship established
Faculty members in the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies at Pennsylvania College of Technology have established the Automated Manufacturing and Machining Scholarship.
The scholarship will benefit full-time students who are enrolled in either manufacturing engineering technology, automated manufacturing technology or machine tool technology; have completed two semesters of study; and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Awards will begin in 2013-14 while the scholarship builds toward endowment.
"The Penn College Foundation is appreciative of the generosity of the faculty in the automated manufacturing and machining department," said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the foundation. "This scholarship will provide financial assistance to students who have demonstrated an ability to excel within their chosen program of study."
"We have many students who are bright and enthusiastic," said Tom Livingstone, associate professor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing. "Every semester, we believe it is fitting to honor one who exemplifies dedication to the manufacturing trades, good work ethic and willingness to help others."
For more information about making a gift or establishing a scholarship fund to support Penn College and its students, visit www.pct.edu/afd, email giv email@example.com or call the Institutional Advancement Office at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).
Montgomery Area School District to hold registration
Montgomery Area School District will be holding registration for new students from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
If you cannot register during this time, call the appropriate school office at 547-1608 to make other arrangements.
Immunization records and social security number for students must be presented at registration; proof of birth is necessary for those who enroll for the first time in pre-k, kindergarten or first grade or for anyone registering from out of state.
Available academic information such as report cards from a previous school would be helpful.
UCT local students place in contest
Three local students won places in the International safety poster competition, sponsored be United Commercial Travelers of America. The names recently were announced at the UCT Convention in Schamburg, Ill.
In the upper level, Faith Upright of Montoursville, a homeschooler, took third place. In the middle level, Christian Thompson, of Williamsport, from Lycoming Valley Middle School took second place. Taking third place in the lower level was Sierra Latsch, also of Williamsport, from Andrew Jackson Elementary School.
The winners were judged and honored according to their original artwork and safety message. They also will receive monetary prizes according to their winning places.
UCT is a non-profit financial services membership organization with over 70,000 members in the U.S. and Canada.
Members decide on a local basis which causes and charities to support and how to best meet the needs of their communities.