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University of Scranton ARC Check PresentationThe Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) and Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) presented The University of Scranton with a $90,883 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant. This project was processed for ARC funding by the NEPA Alliance and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Office of Appalachian Development, who recommended approval to ARC. The $90,883 grant reflects 50% of the total equipment cost.

The goal of this project is to further educational attainment on the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Exercise Science by outfitting The University of Scranton’s new center for rehabilitation education with equipment and supplies necessary for the completion of the facility.

ARC funding would support equipment purchases for the center which are needed for anatomy, rehabilitation, research and teaching laboratories as well as special simulation rooms within the building.

At the recent check presentation, from left, are Cesar Garcia, The University of Scranton student; Julie Schumacher Cohen, The University of Scranton; Brittany Benson, The University of Scranton student; Thom Welby, Representative Marty Flynn’s Office; Jack McNulty, PA Dept of Labor & Industry; Kristin Magnotta, Senator Robert Casey’s Office; Phil Condron, Condron & Cosgrove; Bob Morgan, Congressman Matt Cartwright’s Office; Reverend Kevin Quinn, The University of Scranton; Debra Pellegrino, The University of Scranton and Jeffrey Box, NEPA Alliance.