Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, central Pennsylvania’s preeminent educational institution for the health care field, today announced that 337 students were named to the Dean’s List and 74 were named to the President’s List.

To attain Dean’s List honors, students need to obtain a grade point average of 3.50 or higher during the semester. The President’s List recognizes students who maintain a 3.95 grade point average or higher during the semester.

“It’s always an honor to recognize our students for their diligence and commitment to the health care field each semester,” said Dr. Mary Grace Simcox, president of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. “I’m proud to lead the next generation of our health care workforce and with that, hopefully improve patient outcomes for years to come.”

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is dedicated to developing elite medical professionals equipped to navigate the changing landscape of health care and improve patient outcomes. The College’s rigorous curriculum prepares students for a variety of health care settings and roles, and for working collaboratively across disciplines to foster a holistic approach to care.

The complete Dean’s and President’s Lists for the Spring 2022 semester are listed below.

Dean’s List

NAmeHometowmProgram
Erika GregoryAbbottstownNursing
Ashley LombardNew OxfordNursing
Anne MetzLittlestownNursing
Sarah SmithNew OxfordNursing
Steven WukovitzNew OxfordHealth Sciences
Kaitlin BowersTempleNursing
Jesenia CruzWest ReadingNursing
Jennifer EckReadingNursing
Shandeliz GarciaReadingNursing
Sarah GroscupShillingtonVascular Sonography
Megan HoffertWest ReadingNursing
Tomishia JohnsonShillingtonNursing
Tara LoomisWernersvilleNursing
Corey LucasMohntonNursing
Lori Ann MurrayReadingNursing
Felicia NeifeldWest ReadingNursing
Jocelyn PapayFleetwoodNursing
Jennifer ParisReadingNursing
Melissa ReyesReadingNursing
Hannah RothMohntonDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Courtney SnookSinking SpringRadiography
Mohamed SolimanReadingNursing
Tara TruaxReadingNursing
Kaylee WelchMorgantownCardiovascular Technology
Lisa ZaycerReadingSurgical Technology
Irene YooBensalemNursing
Laura CochranColoraNursing
Sade FeltonElktonNursing
Rachel SmithNortheastNursing
Hannah BahlsOxfordNursing
Dorothy BehrndtGlenmooreNursing
Veronica BelmontNottinghamNursing
Christopher CollettiNottinghamNursing
Madeline GoteLincoln UniversityNursing
William HallWest ChesterCardiovascular Technology
Whitney KamradtPottstownNursing
Taylor LonsingerCoatesvilleDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Perry MarinoAvondaleRespiratory Care
Taylor OberHoney BrookDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Gabriela OrozcoOxfordRespiratory Care
Hope PeppernickCochranvilleDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Naomi RichardsLincoln UniversityNursing
Karina SalasDowningtownVascular Sonography
Vanessa SanchezWest GroveVascular Sonography
Mackenzie SheelerAtglenRadiography
Stephenie ZdrojewskiNottinghamNursing
Samer DossMechanicsburgCardiovascular Technology
September FuhrmaneckCarlisleNuclear Medicine Technology
Kylie HauensteinCarlisleNursing
Cara McconnellCamp HillNursing
Laura MorrowNew CumberlandNursing
Courtney SeitzingerMechanicsburgRadiography
Yashoda AdhikariHarrisburgNursing
Nakita DobbinHarrisburgNursing
Emily FoltzHarrisburgNursing
Abigail FosnotHarrisburgNursing
Trisha GivenHarrisburgNursing
Erica HarlacherMiddletownNursing
Maya HarrisHarrisburgNursing
Tiler HurstMiddletownHealth Sciences
Hari KarkiHarrisburgNursing
Sejalben PatelHarrrisburgNursing
Nancy PhamHarrisburgNursing
Chandra ThapaHarrisburgNursing
Sila UpretiHarrisburgNursing
Grace WanyoikeHarrisburgNursing
Jessica CarneyAstonCardiovascular Technology
Ewan LewisDrexel HillNursing
Stephanie StraccioneProspect ParkNursing
Robert GillisWashingtonHealth Sciences
Keegan KazokasParkerHealth Sciences
Elizabeth WarnerColorado SpringsNursing
Stephanie BurrellAberdeenNursing
Karla StenderEdgewoodNursing
Zoe BurnsMifflintownNursing
Alexis AdamsEphrataRadiography
Abdullah AlshahraniLancasterMedical Laboratory Science
Taylor AmicoLancasterRadiography
Kendall ArmentColumbiaNursing
William AvilesColumbiaRadiography
Howard BarkerLancasterNursing
Dustin BawellLeolaRespiratory Care
Marissa BaylorLancasterNursing
Melody BennerLancasterNursing
Joy BhattiLancasterNursing
Tanena BinderLeolaRespiratory Care
Ana BittsLancasterNursing
Olivia BolettieriLititzNursing
Jenna BrantleyElizabethtownNursing
Lauren BrenemanWillow StNursing
Tara BrennerDenverDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Lauren BrommerColumbiaNursing
Alaska BruneauMount JoyNursing
Stephanie BujnoReinholdsNursing
Gianna CarboneLeolaNursing
Jacqueline Castro PerezLancasterNursing
Bailey CoonNarvonNursing
Cyannie CoronadoLancasterRadiography
Zavier CuevasLititzNursing
Emily CummingsLancasterNursing
Emma CurtisQuarryvilleRadiography
Alyssa DavisNew HollandRadiography
Paige DenlingerLancasterNursing
Serena DerosaLancasterNursing
Amanda DeSanctisLancasterNursing
Elisabeth DetzMount JoyNursing
Olivia DickersonLititzNursing
Florence DiniNew HollandNursing
Christina DombachLancasterNursing
Jessica DombachMariettaRespiratory Care
Amanda DorseyLancasterNursing
Allyson DullWillow StreetNursing
Emma EbersolePeach BottomNursing
Sara EbyEast EarlNursing
Renee EshbachMillersvilleNursing
Araya FahnestockElizabethtownNursing
Beverly FlemingEphrataNursing
Maggie FloydLancasterNursing
Emily FolkerEphrataNursing
Brittany ForsytheLititzSurgical Technology
Lauren FoxMount JoyNursing
Alesha FrankAdamstownNursing
Nikita GlassPequeaNursing
Cheyenne GlickKinzersNursing
Nicholas GlobigMountvilleNursing
Brandi GodshallManheimNursing
Glorymer GonzalezLancasterNursing
Jose Gonzalez-VillegasLeolaRespiratory Care
Ashley GoodDenverNursing
Erica GoppoldLancasterNursing
Kristalyn GroffMillersvilleNursing
Kaitlyne GuestLancasterNursing
Jessica GustafsonLancasterSurgical Technology
Jazmin GuzmanLancasterNursing
Margaret HackmanDenverNursing
Lori HagenLancasterNursing
Cody HainesLancasterNursing
Amy HainesLancasterNursing
Jaclyn HarmerWillow StreetNursing
Angela HarrisElizabethtownNursing
Izabela HartenstineLititzNursing
Makayla HartingLeolaDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Tiffany HazelwoodPeach BottomNursing
Mackenzie HeiserLancasterRadiography
Brianne HeisermanManheimNursing
Megan HelselColumbiaNursing
Charlotte HenryLancasterNursing
Ashley HermanMount JoyNursing
Kaylani HernandezWillow StreetNursing
Lydia HershbergerManheimNursing
Lillian HokeLancasterDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Madison HollingerStrasburgNursing
Jennifer HoovenLancasterNursing
Micole HooverEphrataNursing
Cate HuxtableLancasterNursing
Emily IbarraLancasterNursing
Blessing JohnElizabethtownHealthcare Administration
Elisabeth JonesElizabethtownNursing
Addison KaraschLancasterNursing
Jennifer KarmannWillow StreetNursing
Evan KerstetterLancasterHealthcare Administration
Ajla KladusakLancasterNursing
Brianna KropleskyMountvilleNursing
Sarah LambLancasterVascular Sonography
Heather LandisManheimHealthcare Administration
Sydney LeakwayConestogaHealthcare Administration
Madison LeakwayLititzNursing
Candace LeamanLancasterNursing
Tyler LeberLancasterNursing
Aspen LeedEphrataNursing
Nkaujhmoob LorLeolaNursing
Victoria LorussoLancasterRadiography
Marilyn LynasLancasterNursing
Taylor MardisHoltwoodNursing
Idriss MariamLancasterNursing
Adin MartinLancasterNursing
Taylor MaxwellLititzNursing
Travis MayLancasterNursing
Kayla McCauleyQuarryvilleNursing
Ashley McCluneLititzNursing
Olivia McCurninElizabethtownNursing
Mackenzie McDonaldEphrataNursing
Caitlin McGlincheyMount JoyNursing
Carly McgregorLancasterHealth Sciences
Sirenda McNeceLancasterNursing
Laura MeislLititzSurgical Technology
Christina MejiaLancasterNursing
Victoria MendezManheimNursing
Mena MetiasLancasterRespiratory Care
Nguyen MetzlerPequeaNursing
Jamecia MillerLititzRespiratory Care
Morgan MillerBainbridgeRespiratory Care
Kirk ModesettEphrataHealthcare Administration
Elizabeth MowrerQuarryvilleNursing
Becca MullerLititzNursing
Tristin MusserWashington BoroNursing
Nicole MyersLancasterHealthcare Administration
Elijah MyersElizabethtownHealth Sciences
Rachel NelsonEphrataNursing
Cody NessLancasterNursing
Shelby NguyenLancasterNursing
Merle OberholtzerLancasterNursing
Andrew OgilvieElizabethtownNursing
Brooke OnealLancasterNursing
Rose PetitLancasterNursing
Florence Petit-tonLancasterNursing
Josephina PruittLancasterNursing
Corinne QuerryLancasterNursing
Zachary RankElizabethtownNuclear Medicine Technology
Michael RaushLancasterNursing
Lily RedcayMount JoyDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Tyler RhoadesLancasterRadiography
Haley RineerLancasterNursing
Ingiany RiveraElizabethtownNursing
Brent RothermelMillersvilleNursing
Karissa RusinkoLancasterVascular Sonography
Angelle jos San JoseLeolaHealthcare Administration
Abryana SanchezLititzNursing
Kirsten ShadeNew HollandRadiography
Braedyn SheafferLititzRadiography
Jessica ShipkowskiManheimNursing
Riley SimmonsAkronDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Matthew SmedleyElizabethtownNursing
Alison StaufferLancasterNursing
Allison SteeleLancasterDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Jessica SternNew HollandRadiography
Supattra SutterLancasterNursing
Autumn SwopeStrasburgNursing
Jennifer Tepale-GomezLancasterNursing
Austin ThomasWillow StNursing
Ariel TobiasEphrataNursing
Lizza TorresLancasterHealthcare Administration
Skyla TownsleyQuarryvilleNursing
Catie TroutmanLititzHealthcare Administration
Samantha VanbrookhovenLititzNursing
Sarah VanderwendeLancasterNursing
Cassandra VanScyocMount JoyNursing
Kaknika VisetLancasterNursing
Julia WadeKirkwoodNursing
Brett WalkerLancasterNursing
Yue WangEphrataNursing
Preston WeaverLititzNursing
Paige WeaverLancasterSurgical Technology
Candice WebsterColumbiaNursing
Christopher WilliamsQuarryvilleNursing
Breanna WingenrothEphrataNursing
Ann-Marie WitherspoonManheimNursing
Bethlehem WorkuLancasterNursing
Cyani WylieLeolaNursing
Maggie XiongLancasterNursing
Benjamin ZazoLandisvilleNursing
Alaina ZeagerElizabethtownNursing
Alexis ZimmermanLititzNursing
Natalie ZimmermanEphrataNursing
Taylor ZimmermanEphrataRadiography
Razan AlanaziPalmyraNuclear Medicine Technology
Christine BechtelLebanonRadiography
Beth ButskoPalmyraNursing
Sarah CampbellAnnvilleRadiography
Ilena FaiolaLebanonHealthcare Administration
Olivia HainsLebanonNursing
Emily HornPalmyraNursing
Raisa JadotteLebanonNursing
Eryka KaplanLebanonNursing
Vivian LattanzeNewmanstownNursing
Madison LentzPalmyraNursing
Paige Logue-GreenawaltLebanonNursing
Collin LoserLebanonRespiratory Care
Anissa MachamerMyerstownNursing
MacKenzie PeifferLebanonNursing
Mercedes RestoLebanonNursing
Jennifer ReyesLebanonRadiography
Cassidy RitchieJonestownNursing
Sarah ShollenbergerNewmanstownNursing
Alexandria VulaticAnnvilleNursing
Laura WamplerLebanonNursing
Destinee White-fosterPalmyraNursing
Tessa WillhoyteMyerstownNursing
Kirsten WilliamsLebanonNursing
Dana BevisConshohockenVascular Sonography
Khadeja NunnPottstownNursing
Lamisha DansbyWilmingtonCardiovascular Technology
Richeal Fixon-OwooBearNursing
Vivian CarterPhiladelphiaNursing
Princess KennedyPhiladelphiaHealthcare Administration
Kathleen KnowlesPhiladelphiaRespiratory Care
Sharon YoungmanPhiladelphiaNursing
Neslihan TongucBristowNursing
Miah HinnershitzOrwigsburgNursing
Kelly ShoberBarnesvilleHealth Sciences
Kirstie ArmoldWrightsvilleNursing
Samantha ArnoldHellamDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Jessica BaldwinWindsorNursing
Paige BarefootRed LionNursing
Mohammad BariHanoverNursing
Brianna BassYorkVascular Sonography
Reagan BeaversonYorkDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Kameryn BowerYorkNuclear Medicine Technology
Jessica ButtDeltaNursing
Jenna CornmanYork HavenRadiography
Colleen DaiDoverNursing
Madison DaughertyBrogueNursing
Samantha De VeldeRed LionNursing
Christopher DeiblerWrightsvilleNursing
Logan DontellRed LionNursing
Hayley FlinchbaughSeven ValleysDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Latia FornerFeltonVascular Sonography
Erin FryHanoverNursing
Madison GaarderManchesterNursing
Gabrielle GalliYorkNursing
Nair GarciaGlenvilleNursing
Bernny GarciaYorkRespiratory Care
Hannah GrimYorkRadiography
Sara HammeStewartstownNursing
Sarah HeroldGlen RockNursing
Grace KelchNew FreedomRadiography
Tarisa KellyWrightsvilleNursing
Rochelle KirknerStewartstownNursing
Katherine LehmanWrightsvilleNursing
Brittani MadisonHanoverNursing
Grace McCamantHanoverNuclear Medicine Technology
Abbi MelcherYorkRadiography
Emeka OkerehRed LionNursing
Rachel RohrbaughRedlionDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Kylie RohrbaughRed LionNursing
Bailey SacomanYorkNursing
Noelani SebestaRed LionNursing
Taylor ShankWrightsvilleDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Paige SmeltzerYorkNursing
Skylar SweitzerYorkNursing
Kennedy ThorntonYorkNursing
Emily UrbaniakYorkNuclear Medicine Technology
Jessica WaiteYorkNursing
Chloe WarnerRed LionNursing
Jenna WorleyWrightsvilleHealthcare Administration
Jared YbarraYorkRadiography
Kelly YoungFeltonNursing

President’s List

NameHometownProgram
Brianna ProgarGardnersProgar Nuclear Medical Technology
Kevin CarvalhoReadingCarvalho Radiography
Jason MattisChalfontMattis Cardiovascular Technology
Emily BoughersConowingoBoughers Nursing
Olivia FlockerziColoraFlockerzi Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Rachael BakerLincoln UniversityBaker Nursing
Sarah CarrLincoln UniversityCarr Nursing
Heather DeMicheleWest ChesterDeMichele Surgical Technology
Aliena FerranteParkesburgFerrante Radiography
Alena TestermanNottinghamTesterman Nursing
Robin ZubaParkesburgZuba Nursing
Isabella AielloGrantvilleAiello Nursing
Bhawana BaskotaHarrisburgBaskota Nursing
Courtney CarrMiddletownCarr Nursing
Diana ChavezHarrisburgChavez Nursing
Bailee ArmoldLancasterArmold Nursing
Nancy BachelderLititzBachelder Nursing
Brynne BakerWillow StreetBaker Nursing
Abigail BeattyLititzBeatty Nursing
Natalie BourneColumbiaBourne Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Davielle BrigmanElizabethtownBrigman Nursing
Courtney BrownElizabethtownBrown Nursing
Taylor BurkLancasterBurk Nursing
Breanna BurkholderDenverBurkholder Health Sciences
Carleigh DenlingerLancasterDenlinger Radiography
Bryanna DissingerLititzDissinger Cardiovascular Technology
Samantha DoblerMount JoyDobler Nuclear Medical Technology
Tamra DouglasLancasterDouglas Nursing
Adrienne GehmanNarvonGehman Nursing
Jamilyn GroftLancasterGroft Healthcare Administration
Danielle HeiseyLancasterHeisey Nursing
Ruth HersheyMillersvilleHershey Nursing
Madison HigginsLancasterHiggins Radiography
Kristen HollingerMountvilleHollinger Nursing
April IversonLancasterIverson Radiography
Alexis JacksonPeach BottomJackson Nursing
Emily KiserDenverKiser Nursing
Daria KolesnikReinholdsKolesnik Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Ellie KreadyLancasterKready Nursing
Mary LehmanLancasterLehman Nursing
Kayla MartinLeolaMartin Nursing
Nickea MetzlerManheimMetzler Nursing
Tenaya MetzlerManheimMetzler Nursing
Zachary MinneciElizabethtownMinneci Nursing
Brad MurphyColumbiaMurphy Nursing
Caleb MusserLititzMusser Surgical Technology
Amanda NoltEphrataNolt Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Marissa PeticcaLancasterPeticca Nursing
Brooke RathmanDenverRathman Nursing
Maria RosasMariettaRosas Nursing
Andrew RossGapRoss Respiratory Care
Amy RyanMount JoyRyan Nursing
Mark SadlerMariettaSadler Nursing
Jocelyn ShafferElizabethtownShaffer Nursing
Michaela SheltonLititzShelton Medical Laboratory Science
Claudia SmithLancasterSmith Radiography
Laura SpahrElizabethtownSpahr Healthcare Administration
Ashley SpanglerPeach BottomSpangler Health Sciences
Karyn StarrLancasterStarr Nursing
Kendra TishhouseLancasterTishhouse Nursing
Bethany WeberLancasterWeber Surgical Technology
Dawn BalsbaughLebanonBalsbaugh Nursing
Sophie BeidlerPalmyraBeidler Radiography
Elizabeth BrittonAnnvilleBritton Radiography
Carley KramerPalmyraKramer Nursing
Abigail MellorMyerstownMellor Nursing
Morgan ThomsonLebanonThomson Nursing
Emily WhiteLebanonWhite Radiography
Katie CumboWest NorritonCumbo Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Olga ChernovskiyYorkChernovskiy Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Sarah DouthitYorkDouthit Radiography
Holly FrockDallastownFrock Nursing
Brittany McSwineWindsorMcSwine Nursing
Gabrielle RussoYorkRusso Cardiovascular Technology
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This month, we’re honored to share the graduate remarks delivered to the Class of 2022, College leadership, faculty, family and friends by during our Commencement Ceremony on May 20, 2022.

Commencement Speaker Spotlight

Alison Stauffer ’22
Graduate, Three-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program

Ali Stauffer Commencement SpeakerGraduates. Here we are. The moment we have been dreaming of. The day we get to honor all our hard work. Congratulations. Today marks the end of one journey and opens the door to another. Each of us here has made sacrifices, endured long hours of studying, and made many memories. As you are here, today, sitting in front of your family, friends, and faculty, think back to who you were before all of this started. How have you changed? What inspired you to choose this path? All of us have reasons for everything we do. Whether you wanted to become a respiratory therapist because your grandparent had lung cancer, you wanted to become a nurse because someone took care of you when you were sick, you became a surgical tech because you think the inside of the human body is fascinating, or you chose to be a sonographer because you wanted to help people. Whatever that reason may be, hold onto it. Lock it up and place it deep in your heart for the stormy days. That little piece of sunshine may be all you need to keep going.

In the world today, there seems to be a consistent amount of crisis. I mean look at us, the class that completed college during a pandemic, one mask at a time. Entering the medical field was a choice for each of us, whether we knew what we were getting into or not. I started my journey at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health’s ICU as a PtCA before I transitioned into the NICU at their Women and Babies Hospital. The ICU forced me to open my eyes and look at the world around me. I was suddenly transformed from a high school student to someone who had the power to make a difference in someone else’s life crisis every single shift. With consistent death, illness, and then the pandemic, I found peace in the little moments.

One of these moments that I will always remember is the day we were transferring a patient on hospice care to another unit. We pulled his bed up to the floor-length windows. He couldn’t even lift his own head to look out the window. I lifted it for him, and he felt the sunshine on his face and smiled with tears in his eyes. I couldn’t help but cry myself knowing the connection I had with this man made a difference in both of us. This career we chose will forever change our hearts and the hearts of others if we allow it.

What I learned from this experience I carry with me every day. We all know life is a series of countless moments tied together on an up and down continuum. Good or bad, we never know what is going to happen next. To get through the hard moments, I promised myself that I would never allow myself to get used to death and sadness. Acceptance is different from acknowledgment. Allow yourself to accept each of those moments. Never harden your heart. Never allow these moments to become “normal” or “a part of the job”. Yes, we cannot take each moment home with us and allow it to consume us. Rather, learn how to accept these moments rather than simply acknowledge and move on. Whatever you do, allow yourself to feel.

We have been consistently overcoming challenges left and right since this all began. We have become resilient and the differences we can make because of these challenges are going to be evident in our practice for years to come. This career path is ever changing and full of opportunity. Whatever your heart desires, chase it. The key to success is knowing your own heart. Know yourself and you will be able to fill others. Each of us can make a difference in the world around us in our own unique way. As Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Whatever it was that brought you to this career, guided you here for a reason. You are exactly where you are supposed to be right now. Treasure this not so little moment and find your peace. Thank those who helped you get here. Be proud of you. Your future patients are waiting. Thank you.


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Do you know an exceptional current student or alumnus whose experiences and accomplishments would help tell the PA College story? Or someone who has overcome an obstacle or reached a challenging milestone during their PA College experience? Please email your suggested names (and identify them in one of these categories) to Karen Jenkins. Self-nominations are also welcome!

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