Penn State Worthington Scranton Hosts Nursing Alumni

Penn State Worthington Scranton recently hosted a special reception for all graduates of its two-year and four-year nursing degree programs.

The reception was held in the campus' Nursing Suite, which has undergone some major renovations and upgrades in recent years.

Attendees enjoyed light refreshments while reconnecting with friends, former classmates and their nursing instructors. They also got the opportunity to meet some current nursing students from the campus' Student Nursing Association, who helped staff the event.

The alumni were welcomed by Dr. Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, and then treated to a special program provided by Nursing Program Coordinator Verna Saleski; campus Director of Development Maria Russoniello, nursing faculty, and Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society president Kathy Zielinski.

Nursing faculty and staff were also on hand to greet alumni, reminisce and provide tours of the suite, as well as a special demonstration of the department's latest addition -- simulated 'patients' that were obtained through funding from the Robert Y. Moffat Family Charitable Trust.

The event was deemed a success by all who attended and served as a fun and easy way to reconnect former students with the campus and all that has been happening at Worthington Scranton since they graduated.