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    University Celebrates Donning of the Stole Ceremony

    Members of the University of Scranton’s class of 2022 who participated in the Donning of the Stole Ceremony, include a Fulbright scholar, outstanding academic and leadership achievement award recipients, future physicians, physical therapists, engineers and many other highly-successful members of the University’s graduating class. More than 70 percent of Scranton’s class of 2022 Stole recipients made the Dean’s List at Scranton.
    July 26, 2022

    Nearly 60 members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2022 participated in the Jesuit school’s Donning of the Stole Ceremony. The annual ceremony celebrates and honors the accomplishments of members of its class of 2022 from underrepresented identities who received their undergraduate degrees. The purpose of the ceremony, which was a student-led initiative, was to highlight the students’ success in overcoming the particular barriers and obstacles faced by students from these groups, particularly students of color, in attaining a higher education.

     More than 70 percent of Scranton’s class of 2022 Stole recipients made the Dean’s List at Scranton. The students honored include a Fulbright scholar, outstanding academic and leadership achievement award recipients, future physicians, physical therapists, engineers and many other highly-successful members of the University’s graduating class.

    The ceremony, organized by the student committee members and Jose Sanchez, assistant director of the University’s Cross Cultural Centers, took place on campus in May as part of Scranton’s commencement activities and events.

    Members of Scranton’s class of 2022 honored at the event were:

    Tiannah N. Adams, New York, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology;

    Sophia V. Alderman, Oreland, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology;

    Kayla A. Alvero, Yonkers, New York, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in strategic communication;

    Kyla L. Avant, Bridgeton, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy;

    Ariana I. Baldwin, Far Rockaway, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice;

    Jill M. Bautista, Philadelphia, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health administration;

    Allysa A. Belches, Dumont, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology;

    Alexander M. Belotte, Elmont, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in international business;

    Taysha V. Campana, North Bergen, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business analytics;

    Destiny R. Carpitella, Brooklyn, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in early and primary teacher education;

    Claire J. Carrera, North Bergen, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology;

    Noemi Carreto, Scranton, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry;

    Colleen R. Chan, East Brunswick, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing;

    Hunter E. Chin, Northport, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration;

    Alison M. D’Mello, East Brunswick, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social media strategies;

    Koebe S. Diaz, Dumont, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology;

    Christopher D. Gentles-Steele, New Rochelle, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration;

    Sophia Li Gonzalez, Mount Pocono, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience;

    Vincent Gonzalez, Bedminster, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising/public relations;

    Nadia T. Green, Philadelphia, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration;

    Branden Gual, New York, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance;

    Caitlin G. Hariprasad, Tobyhanna, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology;

    Felicia K. Harris, Orem, Utah, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology;

    Zeruiah I. Harris, Saylorsburg, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic chemistry;

    Steve Holguin, Bethlehem, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering;

    Natalie J. Intrieri, North Salem, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in counseling and human services;

    Bianca J. Jimenez, Bronx, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science;

    Ryan J. Lebron, East Stroudsburg, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics;

    Abril Lopez, Scranton, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice andphilosophy;

    Ximena G. Maldonado Aguilar, Scranton, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising/public relations;

    Julissa Mercedes, Scranton, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance;

    Myriam A. Moise, Warwick, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience;

    Patricia Denille Gonzales Nicolas, Middlesex, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience;

    Crysta A. O’Donnell, Riegelsville, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in international studies andHispanic studies;

    AnnMarie N. Onwuka, Newburgh, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology;

    Bansariben Patel, Scranton, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology;

    Riya A. Patel, Scranton, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology;

    Sinal Y. Patel, Scranton, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physiology;

    Vrunda A. Patel, Scranton, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology;

    Brianna M. Phillips, Manchester, Connecticut, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology;

    Tianna S. Popstein, Port Jervis, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing;

    Katia Ramirez, Forest Park, Georgia, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history andHispanic studies;

    Laura Rebolledo, Branchburg, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology;

    Ysobelle F. Reyes, Somerville, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology;

    Katherine A. Rodrigo, South Plainfield, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting andphilosophy;

    Joshua Jose I. Romero, Newark, Delaware, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science;

    Amanda Grace M. Ruiz, Whippany, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy;

    Paola V. Santa Rosario, Scranton, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physiology;

    Krista M. Segreti, Danbury, Connecticut, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience;

    Alex O. Sophabmixay, Scranton, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology;

    Myles T. Spencer, Brooklyn, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems;

    Danielle E. Taglucop, Berlin, Connecticut, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy;

    Aman-Preet Talawan, Carteret, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing;

    Ethan O. Techitong, Koror, Palau, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English;

    Haylle B. Thomas, Stanhope, New Jersey, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology;

    Catherine I. Torres, Hazleton, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing;

    Miguel Augusto G. Valencia, Farmingdale, New York, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social media strategies.

    Additional information about each Stole recipient can be seen on their Merit page. The full ceremony can be seen here.

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