Misericordia Honors Dr. Mailloux For Scholarship, Service, Teaching Excellence

Misericordia University honored three faculty members, including Cynthia Mailloux of Mountianotp, for excellence in scholarship, teaching and service to the campus and community during the 88th annual commencement ceremony

Center on May 17. Cynthia Mailloux, Ph. D., R. N.,

Dept. of Nursing at Misericordia University, was awarded the 2014 Pauly and Sidney Friedman Excellence in Service Award. The honor is given to a member of the faculty who has been selected by the Faculty Awards Committee in recognition of their service for the university and greater community.

impact, degree and longevity of the service activities.

A resident of Mountain Top, Dr. Mailloux earned her doctorate in nursing with a concentration in education from Penn State Univ., her master’s degree in nursing from Misericordia, and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilkes Univ. She is a member of the Pennsylvania State Nurse Association, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the National League for Nursing.

At Misericordia, Dr. Mailloux

Brooke Joy Ryman, daughter of Scott and Joy Ryman of Mountaintop, celebrated her 4th birthday on June 3rd. Brooke is the granddaughter of Martin and Brenda Ryman of Slocum, and Rev. Lawrence and Carolyn Reed of Harveys Lake. Brooke has two brothers, Quentin and Isaiah. +++++

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Cynthia Mailloux

chairs the region’s oldest nursing program. The program recently had its continuing accreditation extended for the maximum of 10 years to 2023 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and has exceeded the national and state NCLEX pass rate over the past two years. She has been involved in lobbying efforts in Washington, D. C., for an increase in the allocation of nursing education funding. Through these efforts, Misericordia nursing students have received $645,710 in scholarships.

Through her grant writing efforts, she also has been able to obtain money to provide state-of-the-art technology to nursing students at MU. These grants provided the necessary money to purchase equipment for the Erwine Nursing Lab that enable students to become successful nurses. Dr. Mailloux also has participated in a service-learning trip to Guyana, South America to provide nursing students with a more global perspective of nursing. She also serves on numerous university committees.

On a national level, she has been appointed as a site visitor for the Commission of Colleges of Nursing Education (CCNE) and serves on the CCNE program committee. She is member of the Pennsylvania Higher Education in Nursing Association, where she has served two terms as secretary and as a member of the executive committee. Locally she serves as vice president of the Luzerne County Nurse Assoc. working to keep members engaged in nursing issues and education.

She has contributed to her community’s educational goals by serving as a Crestwood School District director from 2004-11. In 2013, the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute recognized her for six years of service on the organization’s board of directors. She also has served or been involved with the NEPA Area Health Education Center’s Health Science Institutions Advisory Board, Executive Leadership Wilkes-Barre, the Regional Action Coalition, the Geisinger Quality and Safety Board, and the Geisinger Research Council.

Dr. Mailloux’s areas of practice include pediatrics and nursing education. Her primary teaching responsibilities involve nursing research and graduate nursing education. Her research interests have evolved around the principles of “learner empowerment” and “professional nurse autonomy,” and the study of how to better prepare nursing students for professional practice upon graduation.

Dr. Mailloux received the 2004 Pennsylvania Nurse Research Award presented by the Pennsylvania State Nurse Association and the 2001 Teaching Excellence Award from Penn State Worthington Scranton in recognition of her use of innovative and dedicated teaching techniques in her courses.