University Students Receive Awards

Several students were recently honored with awards. Read about them here.
University Students Receive Awards

Several students were recently honored with awards. Read about them here.


Frank O’Hara medals were given to University students with the highest grade-point averages in their first-, second- and third-year in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management and the Panuska College of Professional Studies for the 2019-20 academic year. The awards, named in honor of the late Frank O’Hara who served the University for 53 years in various administrative positions, were presented at a ceremony held recently on campus.

Read about them here.


i-student-angelo.jpgUniversity student Marissa Angelo, Dickson City, was among the 253 students in the nation selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The merit scholarship program is funded through the collection of PCAOB monetary penalties generated through the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Students attending accredited college accounting degree programs, preferably at schools holding the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accreditation, are eligible for the program. The undergraduate and master’s programs in business offered by the University’s Kania School of Management have been accredited AACSB International for the past 25 years.

The goals of the PCAOB Scholars Program are: to benefit outstanding students who are likely to become auditors; and to make a difference to eligible students who might otherwise pursue a different career path.

Read on, here.


The University recognized students and their high school teachers, who they credit for contributing to their success, with Rose Kelly Awards at a recent virtual ceremony.

The Rose Kelly Award was established by University of Scranton alumnus Joseph Wineburgh, Ph.D., to link the efforts of educators to the achievements of college students. The award is presented jointly to a student in each of the University’s colleges who has completed two years at Scranton and to the teacher whom he or she recognizes as having a great impact in his or her life. Students are selected based on exemplary achievement in both academics and general campus involvement.

Read more, here.


chineselanguage.jpgUniversity student Mary-Katherine Cotter ’22, Massapequa, New York, was awarded a 2021 Huayu Enrichment Chinese Language Immersion Scholarship from the Education Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York. The scholarship will allow her to study Mandarin at Fu Jen Catholic University, a Jesuit university in Taipei, Taiwan, during the summer.

The scholarship was established in 2005 by Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to encourage international students and individuals to study the Mandarin Chinese language in Taiwan.

A dean’s list student at Scranton, Cotter is studying both Chinese and Japanese languages at the Jesuit university. She is a history and political science double major with an Asian studies concentration. She also participates in the University’s undergraduate Honors Program.

Read on, here.


University of Scranton students won top awards at state level business competitions to qualify for the 2021 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in their first year of existence as a chapter at Scranton. The national Future Business Leaders of America conference is for collegiate business students from across the United States in addition to a few other countries who have successfully competed at the state level and qualified for the highest level of competition.

Scranton’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter won 1st Place for Local Chapter Annual Business Report and 2nd Place, Gold Seal Chapter Designation – Most Outstanding – at the 2021 Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference. At the 2021 National Leadership Conference, the Scranton chapter came in 8th Place for Local Chapter Annual Business Report, which is a 15-page summary the chapter’s activities for the year.

Read on, here.

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