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Now for Tomorrow Campaign soars beyond expectations

Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Science Center By Marianne T. Puhalla Skeptics said it could not be done in a slowly recovering economy. Yet, in a visionary move, the Board of Trustees at Misericordia University put their faith in the…


Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Science Center wing opens October 5, 2020 In a milestone moment, laboratories in the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Science Center opened to students on October 5, 2020, putting an exclamation point on the first…

Finishing touches underway for new wing of Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Science Center

Construction update July 1, 2020 By Marianne Tucker Puhalla With all exterior brickwork in place, Sordoni Construction crews have moved much of their effort inside as they diligently work to finish the new wing of the $45 million Frank M….

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Student COVID Emergency Fund: Help When It Is Needed

Dr. Mary Jerista Raab-McConnell ’64 to the rescue Misericordia alumna Mary Jerista Raab-McConnell, M.D., ’64, responded within minutes when an appeal was sent out to support the COVID Student Emergency Fund. With a donation of $10,000, she helped Misericordia University take immediate action for students severely impacted by the COVID-19…

Lifelong justice advocate establishes scholarship for Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia

Rosemary Dvorsky Gido ’67, Ph.D., has spent her entire professional career ensuring that the societal tenets that she learned as a college student from the Sisters of Mercy – those of Mercy, Service, Justice and Hospitality – are not forgotten when it comes to the care of the more than…

Professor brings science to Tibetan monks

DALLAS TWP. — Heidi Manning could handle the frequent stops as her lessons were translated to Tibetan. She demonstrated mastery of the Tibetan singing bowl with aplomb. But when a monk with scant science education asked the Misericordia University physics professor to “define color,” that was a bit of a…

Misericordia University students present groundbreaking research at International Conference on Stuttering in Rome

For Carissa Peppard Snelling, M.S., O.T.R./L., B.C.P., ’05, perseverance and a constant exploration of new ideas pays off – not just for her, but for the infants and children she has spent her career helping.

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