West Chester student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

MundtDennis Mundt of Dunmore is working in the governor’s Office of Policy and Planning as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

Mundt is a junior political science major at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He is one of 16 students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program, which provides students the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester’s worth of credits. THIS invites students from each of the 14 State System universities to participate.

Mundt is the son of Dennis and Lisa Mundt and is a 2013 graduate of Dunmore High School. He and the other students participating in the program also will attend several academic seminars during their spring semester internship. Each of the students will complete an individualized research project as part of the program’s requirements.

More than 600 students from the State System universities have participated in THIS since the program began in 1989, each gaining valuable insight into the workings of state government at the policy-making level. Interns have worked with dozens of state agencies, as well as in the offices of the governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the attorney general.

State System students interested in participating in THIS in a future semester may obtain information on the program by contacting their individual campus coordinator or their university’s cooperative or internship office, or by calling the Dixon University Center at (717) 720-4089. More information on the program also is available at: www.passhe.edu/this.

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Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth, with about 107,000 degree-seeking students and thousands more who are enrolled in certificate and other career-development programs. Collectively, the 14 universities that comprise the State System offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas.

Dunmore Native Earns Doctorate Degree from Townson

Cecelia B. Kilcullen has been awarded the Doctor of Audiology degree from Towson University in Towson, Maryland.

Cecelia Kilcullen

Cecelia Kilcullen recently earned her Doctor of Audiology degree.

Kilcullen defended her doctoral thesis on establishing a simple and reliable bedside hearing screening measure for use in the medical field by practitioners who are not trained to diagnose hearing loss. Her clinical experience includes performing adult and pediatric diagnostic audiologic evaluations and conducting adult and pediatric hearing aid evaluations, fittings, and troubleshooting.

The daughter of Peter and Jean Kilcullen, Dunmore, Kilcullen is a graduate of Dunmore High School, and a summa cum laude graduate of West Chester University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Prior to her doctoral studies, Kilcullen was a special education school teacher and a job coach and job developer for Deaf adults with mental illnesses. While she was an undergraduate student at West Chester University, she worked for the Center on Hearing and Deafness, a social service agency that served people with hearing loss.

The newly permitted Dr. Kilcullen is licensed by the state of Maryland and is an audiologist at The Hearing and Speech Agency in Baltimore, Maryland.