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The Spring/Summer 2016 issue of the Saint Francis University Magazine has hit the shelves (and is in the mail)!
Catch up on all the latest stories in this issue
Elisha Fleig, Class of 2013, shares how her double major in Physician Assistant Science and Spanish prepared her to land her dream job as a PA-C at the Cleveland Clinic Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.
Read Elisha's story
Kimberly Elter, a recent graduate and current intern at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, was featured in the July issue of Blair Business Mirror.
Read more about Kimberly's internship
PT major Danielle MacMurtrie blended her love of anatomy and art during her time at Saint Francis University.
Danielle MacMurtrie Profile
Six years ago, Jen Cyktor’s mother passed away from Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Today, Jen works as a physician assistant in the Cancer Center at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh.
Read Jen's story
Tori Martin, a fourth-year Master of Occupational Therapy student, is interning on Capitol Hill. The first Occupational Therapy student to intern on Capitol Hill through the Ann Eppard Scholarship, Tori is finding a voice among the people who make decisions about
healthcare in the U.S.
How did Tori get on the Hill?
From mission trips to cardiothoracic surgery, Heather McDanials has words of wisdom to offer the Class of 2016 as the speaker for the Graduate Commencement Ceremony.
Read Heather's story
Her mother was riding her bike when she was struck from behind by a drunk driver, killing her instantly. Alumna and doctoral student Paige Butler is turning the tragedy into a triumph, hoping no one has to go through the kind of pain and loss she has been through.
Read more about Paige's triumph
The first two graduates of the Public Health program, William Myers and Austin Potts, were excited to begin spreading their knowledge of public health in their dream careers. William plans to work in disaster management, while Austin plans to work in environmental health.
Read more about their journeys in Public Health
Danielle MacMurtrie, a newly minted Doctor of Physical Therapy, finished off her final years at Saint Francis University creating an anatomy painting series for the School of Health Sciences.
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