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W&J Honors 2020-2021 Rule, Hughes, Murphy Recipients

September 15, 2021
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Five Washington & Jefferson College students were honored Sept. 14 as recipients of the Rule, Hughes, Murphy Award.

Social Ethics Leader, NPR Contributor Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., to Give Keynote at W&J College Commencement Ceremony

April 28, 2021
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Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., President-Emeritus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., will be the keynote speaker at Washington & Jefferson College’s 222nd Commencement Ceremony.

Meet Dr. Chong Park ’83, President of Jefferson and Canonsburg Hospitals

April 27, 2021
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As a cardiothoracic surgeon at Allegheny Health Network (AHN), Dr. Chong Park preferred to fly under the radar. However, since taking on the role of president of AHN’s Jefferson and Canonsburg hospitals — during the COVID-19 pandemic — it’s safe to say that when there is a radar, he’s on it.

W&J to Induct Class of 2021 Members into The Phi Beta Kappa Society

April 20, 2021
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W&J will induct 24 members of the Class of 2021 into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and best-known honor society.

Neuroscience, Religious Studies Help Alum Navigate Increasingly Diverse Field

March 17, 2021
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At Washington & Jefferson College, Samuel Florentino ’18 supplemented his traditional science and lab courses with religious studies as he planned a career in medicine.

Brian Johnson ’02 is the new president of West Penn Hospital

February 27, 2021
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Brian Johnson was driven to become a medical doctor long before he would drive a car. He was a Bentleyville kid, an athletic adolescent, when the health profession began to pique his curiosity. He did, after all, have an inspiration at home.

Preparing For A Research Internship in the Sciences: W&J professional development classes prepare students for next steps

January 21, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Jan. 21, 2020)—At W&J, academic excellence isn’t the only thing you’ll find in the classroom. Many instructors take advantage of the College’s unique JayTerm—a condensed learning period between semesters designed for students to complete intensive experiential learning opportunities—to offer courses that provide professional readiness and an education in life skills. “JayTerm is a …  

With surgical residency sidelined, Kory Imbrescia ’12 joins a COVID Crisis Response Team

December 1, 2020
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When his hospital canceled all elective surgeries to treat a sudden influx of COVID-19 patients, Kory Imbrescia ’12 took on what he considered the battle of a lifetime.

Samuel Spagnolo ’61 recently retired from the Washington DC VA Medical Center & the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates

November 23, 2020
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Dr. Spagnolo ’61, a world-renowned pulmonologist & Professor Emeritus of Medicine, recently retired from the Washington DC VA Medical Center & the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates after fifty years of service.

Bri Bray ’22 on staying safe while traveling for the holidays

November 19, 2020
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Bri Bray is also returning to the Johnstown area from Washington and Jefferson College, who says she’s been even more cautious than normal before returning home for the holidays.