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    University Confers Master’s and Doctoral Degrees

    The University of Scranton conferred more than 500 master’s and doctoral degrees at its graduate commencement ceremony on May 21 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. Degrees were conferred to graduates who had completed their academic degree requirements in August and December of 2021, as well as January and May of 2022.
    May 20, 2022

    The University of Scranton conferred more than 500 master’s and doctoral degrees at its graduate commencement ceremony on May 21 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. Degrees were conferred to graduates who had completed their academic degree requirements in August and December of 2021, as well as January and May of 2022.

    At the ceremony, the University conferred doctor of business administration degrees, doctor of nursing practice degrees and doctor of physical therapy degrees, in addition to master’s degrees in various disciplines. Graduates represented 34 states, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington, among others. Students also represented Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, India, Mexico and France. The programs with the most graduates were the master of business administration, master of health administration, master of accountancy, master of occupational therapy and doctor of physical therapy.

    Degrees were conferred by Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president of The University of Scranton, upon candidates presented by  Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies; Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and Michael Mensah, Ph.D., interim dean of the Kania School of Management. Also speaking at the ceremony was Joseph L. Sorbera, III ’08, president of the University’s Alumni Society, and Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Margarete Zalon, Ph.D., professor of nursing, provided the Benediction and Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, provided the Invocation.

    An archived recording of the ceremony can be seen here.

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