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We are so proud of our alumni, students, faculty and staff! Here are a few of the success stories that we just had to share.
Selamawit Woldemeskel, who hails from Ethiopia, graduated from the Chemistry program in 2013. She is currently attending the John Hopkins Graduate School of Medicine. While Selam was at SFU, she conducted undergraduate research under the guidance of Dr. Michele Hargittai. Selam's research included characterizing the DNA binding property of the mitochondrial transcription factor A protein. Selam also conducted research at the Pittsburgh Medical Center (summer of 2012) and at Princeton University (summer of 2011) through the summer REU programs.
Jason graduated in June 2013 with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is currently in a residency training program in emergency medicine at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. While at PCOM, Jason was recognized for excellence in physical exam and diagnosis, receiving the Joseph M. Marino, DO 1962 Award. Jason was also active at Saint Francis University as a Student Ambassador and as a member of the Student Government and the Faculty Committee on Admissions.
Kellie graduated with Highest Honors and Clinical Honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia on Sunday, May 26, 2013 with a Doctor of Optometry degree. She was also inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. She graduated with Highest Honors from Forest Hills High School in 2005 and Summa Cum Laude from Saint Francis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 2009. Dr. Skoner has accepted a position in private practice with South Penn Eye Care with offices in Westminster, MD and Hanover, PA. She is from Elton, PA, and daughter of Diane and Pete Skoner. Though she is moving to Maryland, she will remain a loyal fan of the Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers!
High School Chemistry Teacher - North Star School District
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