Namaste - Misericordia University Alumna Showcases her Mantra in Uganda

Misericordia University alumna, Donna Castelblanco ’14, is spreading positive vibes in Uganda.
Donna and Dr. Cheryl Fuller, former nursing professor, are spending time in the East-African state to co-teach an introduction to research course for nursing students.
To Donna’s surprise, she also had the opportunity to teach her class yoga. In her blog, “Her Journey,” she expressed how surprised, yet excited, she was to be bringing the mantra to the classroom in her latest post, “To Teach is to Learn Twice.”
“. . .1 hour to prepare. 1 hour!! I sorta kinda knew I’d teach yoga/I was hoping I’d teach yoga but I didn’t when, to what students, where the class would take place, etc. The only thing I knew was that I’d have to teach without yoga mats. No yoga mats, no problem!”
To her result, her students loved the experience.
To read more about Donna’s journey, visit her blog at
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Misericordia University Grad Receives High Honor for the Second Time

Misericordia University alumna, Tara Helwig '10, received a high honor for the second year in a row.
Tara was honored as 2018’s Top Speech-Language Pathologist in Ohio by Doctor's & Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. She also received the award last year in 2017.
In addition to receiving this award, Tara was selected to be in a worldwide magazine and press release for her achievements. This is an outstanding accomplishment because only 250 people across the globe are selected for this honor.
Tara received her Master's in Speech-Language Pathology from Misericordia in the winter of 2010. She announced this remarkable achievement in a Facebook post last week.

Alumni Postcard Profile - February 2018

The Florida sun was calling to 2012 OT alumna Stephanie May after graduating from Misericordia. Stephanie now resides in the Tampa Bay area, and if you knew her when she was a cheerleader at MU, you would not be surprised by where life has taken her. Stephanie now works as an occupational therapist in an outpatient center specializing in the treatment of hands. She has also returned to cheerleading after stepping away from the sport for 5 years after graduating from MU. Stephanie took the plunge and auditioned for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders - landing a spot on the team. Her experience with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization has reached far beyond cheerleading and dancing. Stephanie has had the opportunity to be an ambassador for the organization as well as a part of its community outreach. Stephanie attributes her love for wanting to get involved in the community to the volunteer opportunities that she participated in at MU. She feels that it has a large part to do with t…