Northeast Philadelphia Resident, Patricia J. Giordano, Named Professor Emeritus

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Patricia Giordano, macebearer and Professor Emeritus, with Kathleen Owens, PhD, president of Gwynedd-Mercy College.

GWYNEDD VALLEY, PA (05/20/2010)(readMedia)-- Gwynedd-Mercy College honored Patricia J. Giordano, MS, '77/'81, of Northeast Philadelphia, with the title of Professor Emeritus during Commencement on May 15. She was also selected to be mace-bearer.

Giordano, assistant professor and program director of radiation therapy, began her career at Gwynedd-Mercy College in 1986. She earned an Associate of Science in Radiation Therapy and a Bachelor of Health Science from the college. Giordano earned a Master of Science in Health Education from Arcadia University.

She serves as a site visitor for the Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). In 2000, Giordano received the Varian Award, a national award for achievement in radiation therapy.

Though she is retiring from her teaching career, Giordano will remain on the Radiation Therapy Advisory Committee at Gwynedd-Mercy College and will continue to be an active member of the JRCERT.

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