The University of Scranton’s Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program Celebrates its Class of 2017

June 5, 2017

Thirty-six members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2017 graduated from its Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program (SJLA), which is one of Scranton’s programs of excellence. Students in SJLA pursue a rigorous education designed to develop enhanced writing, oral and critical-thinking skills through specially designed courses in philosophy, theology and literature.

The following is a list of class of 2017 SJLA Honors Program graduates and their majors:

Matthew Andres, Tunkhannock, a neuroscience and philosophy double major;

Sean David Bassler, Horseheads, New York, a counseling and human services, philosophy and theology and religious studies triple major;

Megan A. Bershefsky, Factoryville, an international studies and philosophy double major;

Mackenzie M. Black, the Villages, Florida, an environmental science and philosophy double major;

Ryan Kristopher Burdick, Lexington, South Carolina, a chemistry and philosophy double major and member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program;

Matthew Robert Busch, Mahwah, New Jersey, a neuroscience and biomathematics double major;  Emily Blake Carpenter, Long Valley, New Jersey, a health administration and philosophy double major;

Kaitlyn Victoria Davis, South Abington Township, a biology and philosophy double major;

Alison Tara DePew, Moscow, a neuroscience and philosophy double major;

Michael Thomas Dombrowski, Cranford, New Jersey, an international studies and philosophy double major;

Alexander Charles Gardner, Moscow, a chemistry and philosophy double major;

Albena Ivova Gesheva, Scranton, a neuroscience and philosophy double major and member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program;

Abigail Rose Hatch, Stroudsburg, an accounting and philosophy double major and member of the University’s Business Leadership Honors Program;

Kathryn Mary Hoffman, Jamison, a biology and philosophy double major;

Patricia Anne Hoffman, Jamison, a biology and philosophy double major;

Christa Marie Friend Howarth, Somerset, New Jersey, a theology and religious studies and philosophy double major;

Mary Ellen T. Kane, Springfield, a counseling and human services and philosophy double major;

Bridget Nicole Keehan, Danville, a neuroscience and philosophy double major;

Michael Philip LaBella, Collegeville, a strategic communications and philosophy double major;

Victoria Jean Malstrom, Phoenix, Maryland, a mathematics and philosophy double major;

Patrick Edward May, Lansdale, a biochemistry and philosophy double major;

Jordan Matthew McCauley, Farmingdale, New York, a philosophy major;

Greta Maria Niedermeyer, Buxton, Maine, a biology and philosophy double major and member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program;

Andrew R. Petroski, Malone, New York, a philosophy major;

Elizabeth Gloria Polishan, Clark Summit, an English and philosophy double major and member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program;

Angela M. Raieski, Kingston, English, mathematics and philosophy triple major;     

Kathleen H. Reilly, Wayne, a history and philosophy double major and member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program;

Margarete B. Reilly, Wayne, an exercise science major;                               

Kyle J. Rodgers, Lancaster, a biochemistry and philosophy double major and member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program;

Mark A. Schork, Tunkhannock, a philosophy major and member of the University’s Business Leadership Honors Program;

Mary M. Smith, Weston, Connecticut, a theology and religious studies and philosophy double major;

Kateri Ann Sternberg, Poughkeepsie, New York, a mathematics and philosophy;                

Dillon S. Vita, Melville, New York, biochemistry, cell, molecular biology      and philosophy           

Juliana Catherine Vossenberg, Fredericksburg, Virginia, a theology and religious studies and philosophy double major and member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program;

Alex Bridgette Wasalinko, Scranton, an English and philosophy double major and member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program;

Catherine Yankowski, Plains, a biochemistry, cell, molecular biology and philosophy double major.                      

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