Gero at FranU Earns AGHE Program of Merit Designation

Baton Rouge, LA –  Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has earned a “program of merit” designation from the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education. 

The review process is similar to that of accreditation but is done on a voluntary basis. There is no accreditation process for  health programs with curricula focused on aging, the school said. Programs reviewed include degree- and non-degree focused. 

Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci, professor and director of geriatrics education and research, said it is detrimental to presume that medical care for any adults would also apply to older adults.  

FranU will be recognized for the accomplishment at the 75th Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, November 2020 in Philadelphia.

“We’re extremely proud and delighted. It’s a wonderful expression to the community to let them know how well we’re preparing our students to care for older adults after graduation. The designation embodies our goal,” said Dr. Lindsay Mullins, gerontology chair.