Quick Facts: University of Scranton Commencement 2012


Undergraduate Commencement: Sunday, May 27
Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre
Principal Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipient: Sister Patricia Eck, C.B.S., chairperson of Bon Secours, Inc./Bon Secours Ministries Board of Directors and congregation leader of the Sisters of Bon Secours

Master’s and Doctoral Degree Commencement: Saturday, May 26
Byron Recreation Complex
Principal Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipient: Morey Myers, Esq., a founding partner of the Scranton law firm of Myers, Brier & Kelly; one of Pennsylvania’s most respected attorneys and one of Scranton’s most revered community leaders

 Total graduates: 1,709
            Total doctoral degrees: 59 Largest number of DPT degrees in history
            Total master’s degrees: 762 Largest number of master’s degrees in history
            Total bachelor’s degrees: 884
            Total associate’s degrees: 4

Presiding over First Commencement: Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., as President of The University of Scranton

Prestigious scholarships won by graduates: Truman Scholarship; Goldwater Scholarship; Two Fulbright Fellowships

States represented by undergraduates: 15, including Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

States represented by post-baccalaureate graduates: 41 including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

Top undergraduate programs of study: Nursing, Communication, Biology, Accounting, Exercise Science, and Counseling and Human Services.

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

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