Upper St. Clair High School graduate Brianna Spilsbury was selected to deliver the student address at the 93rd annual spring commencement ceremonies for Misericordia University.
She stressed the importance of staying “true to yourself.”
“Our time here at Misericordia University has instilled in us the importance of developing our own unique passions and curiosities, bringing us to this achievement that is graduation,’’ she said.
The daughter of Daniel and Caroline Spilsbury will be a graduate student in Misericordia’s speech-language pathology program in the fall and will complete her clinical work in Pittsburgh.
Spilsbury’s academic career also was marked with notable scholarly presentations at state, national and international conferences. A member of a research team under the direction of Professor Cari Tellis since her freshman year, Spilsbury addressed voice, fluency and other communication disorders while conducting her scholarly work.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 56 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats.