Quick Facts: Commencement 2018

    The University of Scranton’s class of 2018 includes the recipients of a Goldwater Scholarship and a Fulbright scholarship.
    May 25, 2018

    Undergraduate Commencement: Sunday, May 27 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre
    Principal Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipient: Very Reverend Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, will read the remarks of the principal speaker Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, who was unable to attend the ceremony in person because he is undergoing treatment for a form of acute leukemia.

    Honorary Degree Recipients: Bishop Murry, in absentia; Sister Ann Walsh, I.H.M., former CEO and current assistant director of Friends of the Poor; William Whitaker, founding president of the Washington Jesuit Academy, Washington. D.C.; and Cecelia Lynett Haggerty, Times-Shamrock Communications and former University trustee.

    Master’s and Doctoral Degree Commencement: Saturday, May 26 - Byron Recreation Complex
    Principal Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipient:
    Peter J. Danchak ’84, regional president, PNC Bank, Northeast Pennsylvania.

    Total graduates: 1,481 

                Total doctoral degrees: 46 (DPT, DNP)

                Total master’s degrees: 544

                Total bachelor’s degrees: 890

                Total associate degrees: 1

     Prestigious scholarships won by class of 2018 graduates: Goldwater Scholarship Matthew Reynolds, Apalachin, New York; Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Mexico Lauren Coggins, Clarks Summit.

    States represented by undergraduates: 10 states including California, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

    States represented by post-baccalaureate graduates: 30 states, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, among others.

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

    Top graduate programs of study: master of business administration, master of accountancy, master of health administration, educational administration and occupational therapy.

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