Scranton Hosts 15th Annual U.S. Conference on disAbility

December 9, 2016

The University of Scranton’s 15th Annual U.S. Conference on disAbility focused on “Applying Innovative Solutions Using WIOA as a Catalyst for Change.” The annual conference, hosted by the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies with the support of the Edward R. Leahy Jr. Endowment, took place on campus during the fall semester. Front row, from left: conference co-chair Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Ph.D., director of the University’s Rehabilitation Counseling program; conference speaker Kathleen West-Evans, director of the Business Relations Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, National Employment Team; honorary conference co-chair and conference speaker Patricia Leahy, director of government affairs for the National Rehabilitation Association; Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies; and conference co-chair Lori Bruch, Ed..D., chair of the University’s Counseling and Human Services Department. Back row: Ralph Pacinelli, D.Ed., retired regional commissioner for the U.S. Department of Education; and honorary conference co-chair Edward R. Leahy.

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