Physician Assistant students accept their first white coat.

PA Students Receive White Coats at Ceremony

In the presence of administration, faculty, family, and friends, 50 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): Carly Bolton, Scranton, Pa.; Carley Bates, Honesdale, Pa.; Melissa Haggerty, Lambertville, N.J.; Jocelyn Stoudt, Richland, Pa.; Charley Brown, Baytown, Texas; Brandi Vispi, Peckville, Pa.; Sabrina Conticello, Lake Grove, N.Y.; Rebecca Sitler, Wrightsville, Pa.; Amanda Cardone, Nanticoke, Pa.; Hilary Holecz, Bethlehem, Pa.; Jenna Smith, Dickson City, Pa.; Alexis Membrino, Manalapan, N.J.; Alexis Makoweic, Hazle Township, Pa.; Alexandria Lind, Scranton, Pa.; and Justine Samanas, MPAS, PA-C, clinical assistant of the physician assistant program.

(Second row, left to right): Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., president of the University; Danielle Cox, Severna Park, Md.; Ashley Hofer, Bayville, N.J.; Kristen Solfanelli, Old Forge, Pa.; Amanda Tracy, Pittston, Pa.; Sabrina Steinecke, Tuckerton, N.J.; Lauren Guthrie, Wilmington, Del.; Amanda Walck, Bowmanstown, Pa.; Ashley Tarabek, Clarks Summit, Pa.; and Chelsea Francavilla, Branchville, N.J.

(Third row, left to right): Lori E. Swanchak, Ph.D., PA-C, physician assistant program director, Marie Bonavoglia, Ph.D., PA-C, physician assistant clinical coordinator, Tara Banfield, Scranton, Pa.; Carly Mischello, Elmhurst Twp., Pa.; Alaina Uhouse, Berkeley Heights, N.J.; Ariel Kimes, Moosic, Pa.; Mackenzie Snurkowski, Millville, Pa.; Sara Selinsky, Carbondale, Pa.; Geena Galvagno, Woodbury, N.J.; Lauren Mayurnick, Scranton, Pa.; Chivon Demchak, Carbondale, Pa.; Corrinia Bonk, West Nanticoke, Pa.; Cydney Weiner, Longmeadow, Mass.; Kate Waverka, Gilbertsvile, Pa.; Megan Peterson, Moon Twp. Pa.; Jessica Frawley, MPAS, PA-C, physician assistant clinical coordinator; and Kathy Whitney, PA-C, physician assistant clinical instructor.

(Fourth row, left to right): Abigail Davis, MPAS, PA-C, physician assistant academic director; Chris Guidon, Northampton, Pa.; Robbie Pickeral, Brownville, N.Y.; Nick Osterstrom, Taylor, Pa.; Jon Rahman, Scranton, Pa.; Shadoe Daniels, Honesdale, Pa.; Angelo Brutico, South Abington Twp.; Steve Arrieta, Scranton, Pa.; Andrew Pellechia, New City, N.Y.; Nathan Erie, Fairview, Pa.; Andrew Arnao, West Chester, Pa.; Logan Arbogast, Scranton, Pa.; Bryan Boyle, Vandling, Pa.; Dustin Kovach, Scranton, Pa.; and Scott Ross, Fort Worth, Texas.