Alumni Profiles

  • Lageman Borst, Jacquelyn, MSPAS, PA-C – Class of 2006

    Jacquelyn Lageman Borst, MSPAS, PA-C – DeSales Class of 2006In 2010, Jackie founded a medical clinic in Haiti and subsequently a non-profit organization, International Impact through Medicine Foundation, which focuses solely on medical missions with projects in Haiti, Honduras and Guatemala. She currently works at Geisinger Health System and has been employed there since 2008.  She also lectures with Certified Medical Educators and precepts for various PA programs in Pennsylvania. Jackie was honored by the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA) in 2010 and presented with the “Humanitarian PA of the Year” award. She continues to be extensively involved with PSPA as co-chair of Public Relations and Education and Region 7 representative.

    Why do you love being a PA?

    “I chose to be a PA because I value spending time with patients, not just focusing on their physical health but emotional health as well. Every day brings a new challenge!”

    What is your fondest memory from PA school?

    “My OB/GYN rotation – I will never forget assisting my first delivery! Seeing a baby take its first breath outside the womb was life-changing.”

    Why would you recommend DeSales to prospective PA students?

    “I felt very supported by my faculty. Many times I was ready to give up but they cheered me through and it has been worth it in the end!”

  • Reynolds, Shawn, MSPAS, PA-C – Class of 2008

    Shawn Reynolds, MSPAS, PA-C – DeSales Class of 2008Shawn returned from Kuwait in August of 2013 from a nine month tour in the Army National Guard.  He currently works as an emergency medicine physician assistant at Lehigh Valley Hospital ER and Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry with Dr. Sholevar, LLC.  He is married to Jamie Reynolds, MSPAS, PA-C (’08), who works as a hematology/oncology physician assistant at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Muhlenberg. 

    Why do you love being a PA?

    “Becoming a PA has been one of the best things I could have done for myself.  I most of all enjoy the freedom the PA profession gives me, allowing me to approach medicine from a broad range of different specialties.”

    What is your fondest memory from PA school?

    My fondest memory from PA school was during clinical rotations where I got to see the impact I, as a PA, could make on our patients’ lives.”

    Why would you recommend DeSales to prospective PA students?

    “I believe the small class size and unique one-on-one attention that DeSales offers is a pivotal component that many other schools just cannot offer.”

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