Forty one students recently completed the physician assistant studies master’s degree program at King’s College and received their degrees at the College’s annual summer commencement ceremonies.
The Class of 2014 is the 37th graduating class of the King’s Physician Assistant Program, the longest established program in Luzerne or Lackawanna County. At the summer commencement ceremony, the 1000th degree in the history of the Physician Assistant Studies major was awarded.
A physician assistant is a dependent mid-level health professional licensed by the state to practice medicine as delegated by and under the supervision of a physician. Upon successful completion of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam graduates can practice in almost any field of medicine, including family practice, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry and orthopedics. King’s PA graduates have achieved placements throughout the country, many of whom are working in medically underserved areas.
King’s College is a Catholic College Sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Pictured in front row, from left, is Amanda Gummo, Shelby Munson, Kaitlen Jones, Alyssa Bozzett, Emily Buchman, Kristin Henchenski, Ashley Bahlatzis, Cornelia Roberts, Anne Marie Coar, Tammy Frost, and Olga Herman.
Pictured in second row, from left, is Joyce Carson, Lindsey Evans, Amanda Waligun, Tara Banville, Audra Gould, Rebecca Rittle, Lynnae Imdorf, Lauren Reese, Dana Zovko, Munazza Khan, Julia Zafia, and Ashtyn Stang.
Pictured in third row, from left, is Eric Hummel, Justine Lisella, Douglas Krysan, Michael Prentice, Celeste Mazzoni, Christopher Tobias, Melanie Call, Elyse Laneski, and Enoma Evbuomwan.
Pictured in top row, from left, is Elizabeth Perhacs, Andrew McMaster, Heather Bowman, Christina Gugliotti, Jonathan Beekman, Stephen Macioch, Nicholas Orlowsky, Lauren Pristash, and Kirsten Wetzel.