University of Success Holds Summer Institute for Incoming Students

July 30, 2015

Twenty-two rising ninth-grade students completed The University of Scranton’s University of Success summer institute, which wad held on campus in July. The two-week summer institute is the initial event for incoming members of the University of Success, a four-year, pre-college mentorship program.

The goal of the University of Success is to assist participating students to successfully complete high school and gain entrance into a college or university. The program helps students achieve this goal through a variety of activities and services from their current grade until they graduate from high school. The students that completed the summer institute will continue to meet at the University of once a

The University of Success, offered free of charge to participants, is funded almost entirely by corporate and foundation grants. Donors to the program include AT&T, Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Dime Bank, Fidelity Bank, Kuehner Family Foundation, Medico Industries, MetLife Foundation, Overlook Estate Foundation, Peoples Security Bank and Trust, Prudential Foundation, Waste Management, Weis Markets and Wells Fargo.

Students completing this year’s University of Success summer institute are as follows:

Daniel Agular of Scranton, who will attend Scranton High School;
Madison Bufalino of Forty Fort, who will attend Wyoming Valley West High School;
Alexandria Chippa of Gouldsboro, who will attend North Pocono High School;
Brittney Cooper of Tunkhannock, who will attend Tunkhannock High School;
Jonathan Dutter of Olyphant, who will attend Mid Valley High School;
Guillermo Gomez of Scranton, who will attend West Scranton High School;
Samuel Goncalves of Scranton, who will attend Scranton High School;
Tika Kadariya of Scranton, who will attend Scranton High School;
Noah McDonald of Old Forge, who will attend Old Forge High School;
Rory Misko of Carbondale, who will attend Carbondale High School;
Destiny Moon of Clarks Summit, who will attend Abington Heights High School;
Shania Nelson of Scranton, who will attend Scranton High School;
Robert Orr of Newton Ransom, Abington Heights High School;
Harsh Patel of Scranton, who will attend Scranton High School;
Carmine Perry of Old Forge, who will attend Old Forge High School;
Richard Rodriguez of Scranton, who will attend Scranton High School;
Kaylee Sanko of Scott Township, who will attend Lakeland High School;
Jwalant Shah of Scranton, who will attend Scranton High School;
Kyla Sheerer of Scranton, who will attend Scranton High School;
Stephanie Vasquez of Scranton, who will attend West Scranton High School;
Sasha Vorozilchak of Blakely, who will attend Valley View High School;
Alexus Wilber of Hop Bottom, who will attend Mountain View High School.

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