Dr. Lina Hixson joined the University as instructor of nursing of the Graduate and Professional Studies program with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. She received her B.S.N. from LaRoche College, M.S.N. from Duquesne University and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Devon Manderino was named professor of counseling with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. She received her B.A. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, M.A. from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Ph.D. from Duquesne University. Dr. Manderino presented her original research on spirituality in counseling at the North Atlantic Regional Conference of the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervision in Providence, R.I. in October of 2014.
Dr. Helen McCracken joined Waynesburg University as the director of Graduate Programs in Education Monday, Nov.10, 2014. McCracken will coordinate aspects of the Graduate Education Programs including oversight of all degree, certification, endorsement and advanced studies programs, as well as student recruitment, retention and advising.
Kathy Palombo joined the University as coordinator of the Master of Science in Nursing Program and instructor of nursing with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. She received her B.S.N. from California University of Pennsylvania and M.S.N. from Waynesburg University.
Laura Smith, a graduate counseling student; Dr. Scott Tracy, director of graduate programs in counseling and assistant professor of counseling; and Dr. Mark Lepore, an adjunct faculty member, presented their clinical poster, “Risk and Resiliency: The Prevention and Aftermath of School Violence,” at the Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association in Orlando, Fla., in April 2015.
Waynesburg University began offering a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision through its reputable Graduate and Professional Studies Program in the fall of 2014. The program is intended to prepare individuals for employment as counselor educators in colleges and universities and as leaders in clinical mental health counseling, addictions counseling or school counseling.
Waynesburg University began offering new athletic administration options through its Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program in partnership with the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) in the fall of 2014.
Waynesburg University’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program hosted a panel discussion and debate at the University’s Monroeville Center Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. In an effort to promote interprofessional opportunities, the DNP Program invited six first-year medical students from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine to participate in the debate about healthcare utilization.
Beginning in the fall of 2015, Waynesburg University will offer a new master’s degree in Criminal Investigation.