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UNIVERSITY NURSING Anesthesia program receives the Seven Seals award. From left: University of Scranton students Kristen Vitousek and Brandon Coury; Susan Elczyna, Ph.D.; Mike Jones, northeast area chair for ESGR; Bernard J. Gilligan, III, D.N.P., C.R.N.A., program administrator; Ann Culp, D.N.P., C.R.N.A., assistant program administrator; and Jill Lear, administrative assistant

Kelly Ross

News Co-editor

The University received a Seven Seals Award for its graduate-level Nurse Anesthesiologist program.

The Seven Seals award is presented by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves. The award is in honor and recognition of support provided to military members both active and on reserve. It is given to an individual or organization that promotes the program’s mission. That mission is to resolve conflict between military students’ commitments and their civilian employers.

A student at The University, Brandon Coury, nominated The University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program for the award. Coury is a former Marine infantryman and current Army Reserve commissions officer. He is hoping to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist after graduation.

“The University of Scranton Nurse Anesthesia Program has consistently gone above and beyond what is state mandated and necessary to ensure I worry about nothing school related while on duty and facilitate graduation to serve as an anesthesia provider for the armed forces,” Coury wrote in the nomination.

Other awards the University received this academic year include:

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