Northeast Philadelphia Resident, Noreen McDonough, Receives President's Scholar Award

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Kathleen Owens, PhD, president of Gwynedd-Mercy College, with award recipient Noreen McDonough

GWYNEDD VALLEY, PA (05/19/2010)(readMedia)-- Noreen McDonough, of the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia, was presented with the President's Scholar Award at Gwynedd-Mercy College's Honors Convocation on May 14. McDonough graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration on May 15. She was named to the Dean's List every semester at Gwynedd-Mercy College.

The President's Scholar Award recognizes the highest academic achievement coupled with a commitment to the mission and values of the college. The award recipient is chosen by the President of the college and is presented at Honors Convocation each year.

McDonough is also a member of the college's chapter of the National Mercy Honor Society, Sigma Phi Sigma, and was recognized by Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges this year. She will continue to be an active member of Gwynedd-Mercy College through serving on the Alumni Association Board.

Based on a 2009 national report from the American Enterprise Institute, Gwynedd-Mercy College ranked fourth in its category for high graduation rates. The college prepares students to become top professionals in the fields of allied health professions, arts and sciences, business, education and nursing. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1948, Gwynedd-Mercy College is a coeducational institution offering more than 40 associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs on a full- and part-time basis. Situated on Sumneytown Pike between routes 309 and 202 in Gwynedd Valley, Montgomery County, the college also offers degree programs for working adults through its Center for Lifelong Learning campuses in Plymouth Meeting and Philadelphia. Learn more at