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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, a junior chemistry major, had the opportunity to conduct research at Princeton University (summer 2011) and at the Pittsburgh Medical Center (Summer 2012). Woldemeskel, originally from Ethiopia, worked on the molecular biology projects.At Saint Francis, Woldemeskel’s undergraduate research in the laboratory of Dr. Michele Hargittai includes characterizing the DNA binding property of the mitochondrial transcription factor A protein. Woldemeskel will be conducting graduate research at Johns Hopkins University.
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!
Jason is currently in his third year at PCOM, set to graduate in June 2013 with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. Upon graduation he plans to enter a residency training program in emergency medicine. He recently spent a month back in the area working in the Emergency Department at Conemaugh Hospital. At PCOM, Jason was recognized for excellence in physical exam and diagnosis, receiving the Joseph M. Marino, DO 1962 Award. He is active on campus as a Student Ambassador and as a member of the Student Government and the Faculty Committee on Admissions.
High School Chemistry Teacher - North Star School District
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