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    Outstanding Master’s and Doctoral Graduates Awarded

    The University of Scranton recognized outstanding master’s and doctoral degree graduates at its in-person graduate commencement ceremony on May 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre.
    June 23, 2021

    The University of Scranton recognized outstanding master’s and doctoral degree graduates at its in-person graduate commencement ceremony on May 22. At the ceremony at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, the University conferred post-baccalaureate degrees to more than 500 graduates who had completed their academic degree requirements in August and December of 2020, as well as January and May of 2021.

    Graduates represented several foreign countries and 29 states, including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia among others. The programs with the most graduates were the master of business administration, master of accountancy, master of health administration, master of occupational therapy and doctor of physical therapy. An archived recording of the ceremony can be seen here.

    The following graduate students were honored for achievement in their academic area.

    Jill L. Hanisak, Phillipsburg, New Jersey, received the Outstanding Student Award for Doctor of Nursing Practice.

    Morgan Lynn Rentzheimer, Laurys Station, received the Outstanding Student Award for Doctor of Physical Therapy.

    Jillian Marie Balberchak, West Pittston, received the Outstanding Student Award for Nurse Anesthesia.

    Kanak Manjari Chattopadhyay, South Abington Township, received the Outstanding Student Award for Operations Management.

    Wenhan Cheng, Provo, Utah, received the Outstanding Student Award for Clinical Chemistry.

    Jeanene Contreras, Danville, received the Outstanding Student Award for General Business Administration.

    Nicholas M. DeAntonio, Lake Ariel, received the Outstanding Student Award for Marketing.

    Cassandra Lee Enck, Ephrata, received the Outstanding Student Award for Rehabilitation Counseling.

    Joseph M. Fose, N. Tonawanda, New York, received the Outstanding Student Award for Chemistry.

    Xicong Ge, Scranton, received the Outstanding Student Award for Family Nurse Practitioner.

    Lauren Elizabeth Hughes, Fairport, New York, received the Outstanding Student Award for Accounting.

    Minori Koga, Scranton, received the Outstanding Student Award for Secondary Education.

    Caitlin Jane Leonard, Ringwood, New Jersey, received the Outstanding Student Award for Enterprise Resource Planning.

    Meghan C. Lonergan, Springfield, Virginia, received the Outstanding Student Award for Educational Administration.

    Maria R. Marinucci, Scranton, received the Outstanding Student Award for Human Resources.

    Sean J. McTiernan, Scranton, received the Outstanding Student Award for Software Engineering.

    Katherine Grace Melilli, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, received the Outstanding Student Award for Special Education.

    Sara Laura Miraglia, Eynon, received the Outstanding Student Award for Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

    Kristen Dawn Mott, Roanoke, Virginia, received the Outstanding Student Award for Finance.

    Laura Ann Moyer, Salt Lake City, Utah, received the Outstanding Student Award for Accountancy.

    Alicia Jean O’Toole, Lincroft, New Jersey, received the Outstanding Student Award for Occupational Therapy.

    Steven N. Parrinelli, Huntington, New York, received the Outstanding Student Award for Biochemistry.

    Megan Elizabeth Pierce, Henrico, Virginia, received the Outstanding Student Award for Healthcare Management.

    Sarah Virginia Redick, Equinunk, received the Outstanding Student Award for School Counseling.

    Irfan Sabir, Scranton, received the Outstanding Student Award for Finance.

    Jaime Sainz, Scranton, received the Outstanding Student Award for Business Analytics.

    William F. Schwalm, Ringwood, New Jersey, received the Outstanding Student Award for International Business.

    Corin E. Ulichney, Catawissa, received the Outstanding Student Award for Curriculum and Instruction.

    Stacy Marie van der Putten, Jersey Shore, received the Outstanding Student Award for Health Informatics.

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