Quick Facts: University of Scranton Commencement 2009

Jun 1, 2009

Undergraduate Commencement: May 31, 2009, Wachovia Arena

Master’s and Doctoral Degree Commencement: May 30, 2009, Byron Recreation Complex

Total graduates: 1,533
            Total doctoral degrees: 35
Total master’s degrees: 642
Total bachelor’s degrees: 851
            Total associate’s degrees: 5


Prestigious Fellowships won by graduates: Goldwater Scholarship, Fulbright Fellowship, Gilman Scholarship, Hispanic Scholarship Fund Award, USA TODAY’s 2009 ALL-USA College Academic Team


States represented by undergraduates: 15, including California, Colorado, South Carolina, Vermont, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York.


States represented by post-baccalaureate graduates: 39, including Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Wyoming, Georgia, New Jersey and New York.

Top undergraduate programs of study: Biology, Nursing, Communication, Elementary Education, Psychology and Political Science.

Top graduate programs of study: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, and MBA.

Commencement Speaker: Rob Kapilow, award-winning classical music conductor, composer, educator, author and host of long-running NPR and live-performance series “What Makes it Great”


Honorary Degrees:

Leo Moskovitz, retired president of First National Bank of Jermyn (Graduate Degree Commencement)

Sr. Therese O'Rourke, IHM, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton

Rev. John P. McNamee, poet, author, and founder of the Southwest Community Enrichment Center in Philadelphia

Rob Kapilow, conductor, composer, author and host of long-running NPR and live-performance series “What Makes it Great” (also speaker).

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