DALLAS, Pa. - Misericordia University hosted more than 1,200 students, staff and faculty at an opening day picnic on the lawn of the Banks Student Center recently.
The event was held to celebrate the first day of classes for the largest enrollment inthe 89-year history of the institution of higher education, a record 3,058 undergraduate and graduate students in full- and part-time academic programs.
An abbreviated class schedule allowed the students to mix and mingle with faculty and staff at the campus where caring and personal attention are a hallmark of a Sisters of Mercy education.
Among those enjoying the picnic luncheon on the lawn near Gildea Hall, shown front row from left, are psychology major Erin Gracey, Lititz; and occupational therapy majors Julie Mikolaichik, Harding; and Brittany Bly, DuBois. Second row, from left are: government, law and national security major Jake Livingston, Utica, N.Y.; Tyler Hessert, Williamsport; and occupational therapy major Ellen Mahon, Stanhope, N.J. Livingston is a defensive end and Hessert is a safety on the Misericordia Cougars football team.
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Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County's first four-year college and offers 34 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.