In the presence of administration, faculty, family, and friends, 42 Marywood Physician Assistant students recently accepted their first white coat, the symbol of responsibility and clinical training. The ceremony concluded with all students and Physician Assistant Faculty reciting the Physician Assistant Oath together.


Administrators, faculty, and students include: (First Row, left to right) Sr. Anne Munley, IHM, president of Marywood University; Heather Walters, MPAS, PA-C, academic coordinator; Catherine Notchick, Dunmore, Pa.; Kimberly Vogan, Hanover, Pa.; Prachi Pathak, Scranton, Pa.; Whitney Butler, Newaygo, Mich.; Cassandra Nuzzarello, Webster, N.Y.; Carlie Craven, Taylor, Pa.; Alissa Dongilli, Waterford, Va.; Cassandra Erdman, Halifax, Pa.; Shivani Desai, Mt. Pocono, Pa.; Renae Keiper, Scranton, Pa.; Jessica Wadeson, Hancock, N.Y.; Katie Shager, Conklin, N.Y.; Emily Ketz, Peckville, Pa.; Stan Blondek, M.D., DPM, FAAP, medical director.


(Second row, left to right) Justine Samanas, clinical assistant professor; Zeena Attia, Newtown, Pa.; Andrea Chamberlain, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Melissa Kaminski, Hanover, Pa.; Amanda Kilgus, Watsontown, Pa.; Michelle Myszka, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Taylor Schroeder, Kaukauna, Wis.; Noelle Bricker, Seven Valleys, Pa.; Sierra Bellenzini, Old Forge, Pa.; Casey VanFleet, Scranton, Pa.; Alicia Edwards, Greenfield Twp., Pa.; Valerie Golembeski, State College, Pa.; Amy Kester, Bethlehem, Pa.; Danielle Higgins, Mickleton, N.J.; Molly Feeney, Lisle, N.Y.; Rachel Bilka, Altoona, Pa.; Bianca Noel, Cheltenham, Pa.; Lindsey Davis, Broomfield, Colo.; Marie Bonavoglia, Ph.D., PA-C, clinical coordinator; Abigail Davis, MPAS, PA-C, clinical coordinator.


(Third row, left to right) Lori Swanchak, Ph.D., PA-C, program director; Paul Hashagen, West Grove, Pa.; Kyle Viola, Ridgefield Park, N.J. Kam Mueller, Denver, Pa.; Keaton Bennett, Factoryville, Pa.; George Ritz, Mountain Top, Pa.; Adam Yngelmo, Asbury, N.J.; Tyler Longstreet, Clarks Summit, Pa.; Davis Young, LeRaysville, Pa.; Alex Latham, Sylvania, Ohio.; Mike Razavi, Scranton, Pa.; Andrew Andrle, Gibsonia, Pa.; Jessica Nalepka, Stroudsburg, Pa.; Davis Isgan, MHS, PA-C, clinical instructor.