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    Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program Graduates

    Twenty-nine members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2022 graduated from its Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program.
    June 1, 2022

    Twenty-nine members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2022 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.

    The following is a list of the class of 2022 SJLA Honors Program graduates and their majors.

    Sophia V .Alderman, Oreland, graduated, summa cum laude, as a psychology major.  She was also a member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program.

    Megan T. Bertrand, East Windsor, New Jersey, graduated, magna cum laude, as an English and philosophy double major.

    Jacob T. Breighner, Hanover, graduated, magna cum laude, as an international studies and philosophy double major.

    Peter Burke, Scranton, graduated, summa cum laude, as a theology and religious studies, history and philosophy triple major.

    Caroline P. Cirella, Randolph, New Jersey, graduated, cum laude, as a political science and philosophy double major.

    Sean Patrick Robert Connolly, Danbury, Connecticut, graduated, summa cum laude, as a business analytics and philosophy double major. He was also the recipient of a full-tuition Presidential Scholarship at Scranton.

    Charles M. Csaszar, Hopewell Junction, New York, graduated, magna cum laude, as an accounting and philosophy double major. He was also a member of the University’s Business Leadership Honors Program.

    Patrick Dawid, Exeter, graduated, summa cum laude, as a neuroscience and philosophy double major. He was also a member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program. He was also the recipient of a full-tuition Presidential Scholarship at Scranton.

    Elizabeth B. Dern, Doylestown, graduated, cum laude, as an exercise science and philosophy double major.

    Michael R. Deutsch, East Northport, New York, graduated, magna cum laude, as a biology major.

    Eric W. Dittmar, Stroudsburg, graduated, summa cum laude, as a computer science and philosophy double major. He was also the recipient of the University’s full-tuition Presidential Scholarship.

    Amanda K. Gerenza, Stroudsburg, graduated, magna cum laude, as a neuroscience and philosophy double major.

    Sarah M. Grosso, Newtown Square, graduated, magna cum laude, as an English and philosophy double major.

    Caroline R. Hagen, Skaneateles, New York, graduated, cum laude, as a neuroscience major.

    Megan G. Johannesen, Rocky Point, New York, graduated, magna cum laude, as a political science and philosophy double major. She was also a member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program.

    Nia N. Long, East Stroudsburg, graduated, magna cum laude, as a neuroscience and philosophy double major. Long was also a member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program.

    Samantha M. Matamoros-Patrick, Archbald, graduated, cum laude, as a neuroscience major.

    Margaret R. McGrath, Drexel Hill, graduated, summa cum laude, as a biology and philosophy double major. She was also a member of the University's  undergraduate Honors Program and the Magis Honors Program in STEM.

    Ashley E. Mullan, Huntington, New York, graduated, summa cum laude, as an applied mathematics and philosophy double major. She was a member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program. She was also the recipient of the University’s full-tuition Presidential Scholarship.

    Katelyn R. O’Connor, Sussex, New Jersey, graduated, magna cum laude, as an English and philosophy double major.

    Jenna M. O’Malley, Scranton, graduated, cum laude, as a biology and philosophy double major. 

    Ellyn C. Prusinowski, Clay, New York, graduated, magna cum laude, as a biochemistry, cell, molecular biology and philosophy double major.

    Sultana Rahman, Pearl River, New York, graduated, cum laude, as a political science major.

    Katherine A. Rodrigo, South Plainfield, New Jersey, graduated, magna cum laude, as an accounting and philosophy double major.

    Elias J. Shomali, Ellicott City, Maryland, graduated, summa cum laude, as a neuroscience and philosophy double major.  was also a member of the University’s undergraduate Honors Program. He was the recipient of the University's full-tuition Presidential Scholarship.

    Adrianna O. Smith, Covington Township, graduated, cum laude, as a philosophy and theology and religious studies double major.

    Kristina J. Thomas, Archbald, graduated, magna cum laude, as a biochemistry and philosophy double major.

    Sarah V. White, Brooklyn, New York, graduated, summa cum laude, as a biology and philosophy double major.  She was a member of the University’s Magis Honors Program in STEM. She was also the recipient of the University’s full-tuition Presidential Scholarship.

    Kolton T. Zaffuto, Plymouth, Massachusetts, graduated, magna cum laude, as a biochemistry and philosophy double major.

    Daniel Haggerty, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Philosophy Department, serves as the director of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program.

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