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June 28, 2018 – King’s College junior Marlee Mierzwa was awarded a $1,200 Delta Epsilon Sigma (DES) Honor Society scholarship. She was among 16 students from DES Chapters at colleges and universities across the country to receive these awards. DES, the National Honor Society for colleges and universities in the Catholic tradition, is open to students in all fields of study.
A resident of Kingston, Mierzwa is majoring in physician assistant studies with minors in neuroscience and biology. She was awarded the DES Fitzgerald Undergraduate Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year.
Mierzwa is a member of the DES honor society and Alpha Epsilon Delta, the national health pre-professional honor society.
While at King’s, Mierzwa has served as a research assistant to Dr. David Glick of the Biology Department, working on microbiology and immunology research during her junior year. She is a biology and chemistry tutor, earning the certification as an advanced College Reading and Learning Association tutor. She is a certified EMT and Assistant Scuba Instructor. She is vice president of the Emergency Response Team and the Environmental Awareness and Outdoors Club.
In 2017, she participated in a medical service immersion program in Ecuador, where she was among a group of King’s health sciences majors that provided healthcare at a medical clinic, assisted on home health visits to patients, and participated in other activities, such as health fairs and dental hygiene education for children at a local school.
Mierzwa is a cantor and choir member at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Kingston, where she is a member of the church’s Art and Environment Decorating Committee and volunteers with Vacation Bible School each summer.
She is the daughter of Lisa and Paul Mierzwa.
King’s College student Marlee Mierzwa was awarded a $1,200 Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society scholarship.