Quick Facts: University of Scranton Commencement 2017

May 25, 2017

Undergraduate Commencement: Sunday, May 28 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre Principal Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipient: James Martin, S.J., New York Times best-selling author and editor-at-large of America magazine.

Honorary Degree Recipient: Ellen Miller Casey, Ph.D., Professor Emerita at The University of Scranton.

Master’s and Doctoral Degree Commencement: Saturday, May 27 - Byron Recreation Complex Principal Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipient: Kathleen Curry Santora, Esq. ’80, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

Total graduates: 1,484  

 Total doctoral degrees: 39 (DPT, DNP)  Total master’s degrees: 588

 Total bachelor’s degrees: 853

 Total associate degrees: 4

New Tradition: For the first time, The University of Scranton’s Alumni Society presented Coins of Excellence to all graduates.

Noteworthy: First Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees awarded; Last commencement exercises with Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., as President (Father Quinn term as President ends on June 1); undergraduate class began at Scranton during the University’s 125th Anniversary celebration year.

Prestigious scholarships won by class of 2017 graduates: Fulbright Scholarship.

States represented by undergraduates: 18 states and Washington, D.C. States include California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

States represented by post-baccalaureate graduates: 34 states and Washington, D.C. States include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

 Top undergraduate programs of study: nursing, exercise science, biology, occupational therapy and accounting.

Top graduate programs of study: MBA, occupational therapy, educational administration, curriculum and instruction and human resources.

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