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    Class of 2021 Graduates Recognized for Achievements

    July 7, 2021

    The University recognized dozens of members of the class of 2021 for their outstanding work or service. Read about their achievements below.


     

    OUTSTANDING GRADUATES RECOGNIZED AT CLASS NIGHT

    The University of Scranton honored 63 members of its undergraduate class of 2021 for academic excellence, service or both at a virtual Class Night ceremony on May 21.

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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 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.

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    GRADUATES COMMIT TO LONG-TERM SERVICE POSITIONS

    Five members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2021 have committed to post-graduation long-term service projects with nonprofit organizations and underserved populations throughout the country. Their service begins this summer at programs run by the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

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    Meet the Honors Graduates


    Business Leadership Honors Program Graduates

    Fifteen members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2021 graduated from its Business Leadership Honors Program, which is one of Scranton’s programs of excellence.

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    SPECIAL JESUIT LIBERAL ARTS HONORS PROGRAM GRADUATES

    Thirty-seven members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2021 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.

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    CLASS OF 2021 HONORS PROGRAM GRADUATES

    Twenty-one members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2021 graduated from its undergraduate Honors Program, which is one of the Jesuit university’s programs of excellence. Students in the Honors Program pursue a rigorous education that stresses independent work through close engagement with professors and other honors students, including the preparation, presentation and defense of a research or creative project during their senior year.

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    CLASS OF 2021 GRADUATES OF MAGIS HONORS PROGRAM

    Seven members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2021 graduated from its Magis Honors Program in STEM. The program, which began as a pilot program in the fall of 2017, combines the development of STEM knowledge and research techniques with programing to further the students’ understanding of the impact science has on society. The University’s Magis Honors Program in STEM was officially approved as the University’s fifth honors program in 2019.

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