Carolyn Bonacci Appointed Director of Professional Continuing Education at Marywood

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Carolyn Bonacci, M.A., was recently appointed as the Director of Professional Continuing Education at Marywood University. Ms. Bonacci also serves as an instructor in the philosophy department at the University.

In her position as director of professional continuing education, Ms. Bonacci is involved with the planning and coordinating of professional continuing education and workforce education discipline workshops that include: activity professionals; addictions counselors and prevention specialists; art therapists; attorneys; certified case managers; certified counselors; certified public accountants; educators; employee assistance professionals; funeral directors; music therapists; nurses; nursing home administrators; physician assistants; psychologists; registered dieticians; social workers and family therapists; speech-language pathologists and audiologists; nurse aides, and food protection manager certification.

The next spring semester program for the professional continuing education department will take place on Friday, March 31, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The program, “Online Technologies: Mission Development, Ethical Issues and Suicide Prevention for Mental Health Professionals,” will feature David J. Palmiter, Ph.D., professor in the psychology and counseling department at Marywood University. The program will take place in the Upper Main Dining Hall in the Nazareth Student Center. Registration will begin online in early March.

Ms. Bonacci completed her master’s degree in philosophy at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass., in 2009. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in Maryland in philosophy and fine arts with a concentration in art history. She also studied abroad at both Oxford University (Wadham College) in England and at Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. Her area of specialization in art history is in Italian late Medieval and early Renaissance art.

For additional information about Marywood University’s professional continuing education and workforce education program, go onlineemail Carolyn at, or call (570) 348-6061.


Marywood organization attend NSSLHA trip

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Marywood University Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) participated in the third annual Pennsylvania NSSLHA Collaborative Trip to Knoebel’s Amusement Resort in Elysburg.

The trip, hosted by the Clarion University NSSLHA Chapter, was a way for students across the state to network with each other and share ideas about service as well as discuss the profession of speech-language pathology.

Universities represented included: Clarion, Bloomsburg, Penn State, West Chester, East Stroudsburg, Marywood, and California University of PA. Marywood students were, from left: Rebecca Skakal, Rachel Panick, Zachary Lowe, Cara Maher, Halle Krosskove, Alyssa Reilly, Taylor Patullo, Deanna Wesley and Allison Krupski.


West Point Band to perform at Marywood

Test_WPAOG logoLine.Marywood University’s Wind Ensemble under the direction of David Romines, D.M.A., music, theatre, and dance department co-chair, associate professor and director of bands at Marywood University, and the West Point Band will perform a concert honoring America’s Veterans on Sunday, April 17,  at 4 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

The concert will open at 4 p.m., with Marywood University’s Wind Ensemble. This 100-piece band will perform several patriotic selections and will end their performance with a version of Battle Hymn of the Republic, featuring Marywood University’s campus choir under the direction of Rick Hoffenberg, D.M.A., co-chair of the music, theatre, and dance department and associate professor of choral activities at Marywood University.

The second half of the show, beginning at approximately 5 p.m., is reserved for Marywood’s guests, The West Point Band, the Army’s oldest musical organization that continues to provide world-class music to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets and to serve as ambassadors of the United States Military Academy and the Army to local, national, and international communities. Its innovative programs and performances are enjoyed across the globe through regular television, radio, and recordings. The West Point Band traces its lineage back to a single drummer and fifer left to maintain the tradition of military music at West Point after the Revolutionary War. Over the next 200 years, the band has evolved into one of the most capable and versatile professional performing groups in the world.

For additional information on the concert at Marywood University, please call Dr. Romines, at (706) 255-9180, or email