Full time faculty members have been welcomed to campus for the 2013-14 academic year. Darlene Kuchinski-Donnelly, assistant professor of nursing; Susan McDonald, assistant professor of social work; Pamela Welsh, assistant professor of nursing; Sarah Batterson, visiting assistant professor of history and government; Heather Howell Fritz, assistant professor of physical therapy; Ryan Weber, assistant professor of fine arts; Ronald Petrilla, assistant professor of business; Joshua Winneker, assistant professor of business; Matthew Nickel, assistant professor of English; and Cathy Speace, assistant professor of nursing.
SCRANTON DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY
Amy Cravath, has been sworn in as president of the SDDS. Cravath is a graduate of Abington Heights High School in Clarks Summit, and the University of Scranton. She received a doctor of dental medicine degree from Temple University School of Dentistry.
Denis Anson, the director of research and development at the Misericordia University Assistive Technology Research Institute (ATRI), has been elected to the board of directors for the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). Anson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in occupational therapy with training in research, gerontology and nerve/muscle physiology from the University of Washington.
Attorney Tanya M. Cutrone has joined PNC’s wealth management group in Northeast Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the State University of New York, and earned her Jurist Doctor at St. John’s University, New York.
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA
Margaret Rapp, associate professor and chair of the Department of Social Work at Misericordia University, has been elected to the Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania board of directors. Rapp will serve on the development and marketing committee.