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Joseph DiMino, DO, a long-time friend of the Gwynedd Mercy University community, will be honored with an Honorary Degree at GMercyU's Graduate Commencement Ceremony.
Joseph served on the President's Council and the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions Nursing Advisory Board for 10 years. Dr. DiMino was also a dedicated supporter of GMercyU's Autism Institute.
Dr. DiMino served on the Board of Directors of the Child Foundation in Norristown. It is through the Foundation that Dr. DiMino facilitated a grant to fund the University's autism programming, specifically the Autism Institute. With Dr. DiMino's help, the Child Foundation of Norristown has raised nearly $300,000 for the University's autism education.
Dr. DiMino earned a degree at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and obtained his Doctorate of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 1967, Dr. DiMino was drafted by the Army to serve in the Vietnam War, where he served as Captain and Flight Surgeon for the 1st Aviation Battalion of the 1st Infantry Division. He earned many honors including the Bronze Star Medal and the Air Medal with 2 Oak-Leaf Clusters; the National Defense Service Medal; the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry; the Vietnamese Campaign Medal; and the Vietnamese Service Ribbon.
After being honorably discharged, he returned home to start his own practice in Norristown, Pa., serving his patients for five years. He then joined a local physician to start Norristown Family Practice.
Dr. DiMino had board certifications as a family physician; was a medical review officer for drug surveillance; served on the American Osteopathic Board of General Medicine and was a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. DiMino was an active member of his community, serving as a member of the Catholic War Veterans, the MSS Society, the Italian American Social Society, and the Board of Camp Rainbow for Children. He also received the Outstanding of Italian Heritage Award.