Scranton, PA (July 29, 2019) — Marywood University’s department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) was recently notified that its 2019 graduating class from the Master of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Examination, which is required for certification as a speech-language pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensure in all states.


This is the third consecutive year that Marywood University’s CSD graduates have passed the National Examination with a 100 percent pass rate. Additionally, 100 percent of this year’s graduates have gained employment in the field of speech-language pathology.


Marywood University’s Speech-Language Pathology program provides students with a variety of academic coursework and clinical practicum experiences, according to the standards set forth by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), to prepare them, from a family-centered perspective, for professional careers serving children and adults who have communication disorders. The CSD faculty at Marywood is dedicated to providing students with a quality education and opportunities to integrate theory and research into clinical practice.


For additional information about Marywood University’s Speech-Language Pathology program or the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, please visit: or call (570) 348-6299, ext. 2608.


Row # 1 kneeling (left to right): Brittney Coan, Cranford, N.J.; Nicolina Davidson, Colonia, N.J.; Allison Krupski, Scranton, Pa.; Julia Mariotti, Old Forge, Pa.

Row #2 (left to right): Jennifer Weisberger, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; Jillian Smith, Hawthorne, N.J.; Brenna Roche, Moscow, Pa.; Gabriella Trezza, Scranton, Pa.; Lauren Price, Perkasie, Pa.; Cara Maher, Warwick, N.Y.; Samantha Bussinelli, Ridgewood, N.J.; Halle Krosskove, Harleysville, Pa.

Row #3 (left to right): Deanna Wesley, Dickson City, Pa.; Caitlin Watson, Owego, N.Y.; Victoria Valdes, Staten Island, N.Y.; Alyssa Reilly, Cumberland, R.I.; Rebecca Skakal, Scranton, Pa.; Alayna Recchia, Easton, Pa.; Rachel Panick, Hellertown, Pa.; Sierra Lieback, Pittston, Pa.; Zachary Lowe, Emeigh, Pa.; Danielle DeIulio, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; Stephanie Hughes, Denville, N.J.