Misericordia recognizes students who completed the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program


Dallas, PA – Misericordia University recently recognized the seventh graduating class from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate Program during the annual certificate presentation ceremony in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus.

Ten students completed the challenging 18-month program, which includes classroom and clinical instruction. The sonography program, more commonly referred to as ultrasound, is designed for adult or non-traditional learners who posses the necessary pre-requisites. The program offers a convenient and predictable schedule with alternating weekend classes and a weekday clinical component. Classes begin every September.

The Misericordia University Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Sonographers perform a diagnostic medical procedure that uses ultrasound to produce dynamic visual images of human organs, tissues or blood flow inside the body. It is increasingly being used to detect and treat fetal anomalies as well as non-surgical interventions of abdominal and gynecological pathologies.

Sonographers work in various medical settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician offices under the supervision of a physician specialist in radiology, gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, vascular surgery, cardiology or ophthalmology.

For more information about the diagnostic medical sonography certificate program, please contact Sheryl Goss, program director, at (570) 674-6790 or sgoss@misericordia.edu. For an application and additional information, please contact Larree Brown in the Center for Adult and Continuing Education at Misericordia University at (570) 674-6451 or lbrown@misericordia.edu.

The following students completed the certificate program Sarah Blumbergs, Mount Joy, Pa.; Jamie Crop, Kingston, Pa.; Bethany Daron, Shavertown, Pa.; Chelsea Jiorle-Lutte, Walnutport, Pa.; Mary DeGeorge, Scranton, Pa.; Stephanie McGaw, Williamsport, Pa.; Debra Owens, Exeter, Pa.; Bailey Reedy, Clifford Township, Pa.; Taylor Washburn, Emmaus, Pa.; and Janelle Westlake, Millerton, Pa.

For more information about Misericordia University, please log on to www.misericordia.edu or call (570) 674-6400. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 32 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in three colleges in full- and part-time formats.

Caption:  Misericordia University recently recognized graduates from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate Program during the annual certificate presentation ceremony at Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus. Participating in the ceremony, first row from left, are Jean Dyer, Ph.D., dean of the College of Health Sciences at Misericordia University; Janelle Westlake, Bethany Daron, Taylor Washburn, Stephanie McGaw and Mary DeGeorge; second row, Karen Klimas, clinical coordinator, Misericordia University; Sheryl Goss, chair of Sonography, Misericordia University; Jamie Crop, Debra Owens, Chelsea Jiorle-Lutte, Bailey Reedy, Sarah Blumbergs and Michael A. MacDowell, president, Misericordia University.