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Members of the University of Scranton’s class of 2023 who participated in the Donning of the Stole Ceremony, include, outstanding academic and leadership achievement award recipients and many other highly-successful members of the University’s graduating class.
May 23, 2023

University Celebrates Donning of the Stole Ceremony

The University of Scranton held its annual Donning of the Stole Ceremony, honoring members of its class of 2023.

The University of Scranton recognized outstanding master’s and doctoral degree graduates at its 2023 graduate commencement events the weekend of May 19-21. Outstanding student award recipients from the Kania School of Management include, from left: Naushaba Khan Rasha, Scranton; Mary Kate Yatsonsky, Jefferson Township; Kimberly A. Stossel, East Stroudsburg; Laura B. Lamb, Oswego, New York; Christina F. Piscitelli, New City, New York; and Charles M. Csaszar, Hopewell Junction, New York.
May 23, 2023

Outstanding Master’s and Doctoral Graduates Awarded

The University of Scranton recognized outstanding master’s and doctoral degree graduates at its 2023 commencement events.

Sixty-two members of The University of Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2023 were recognized for academic excellence, service or both at Class Night on May 19. Students with the highest GPA in each of the University’s three undergraduate colleges were presented Frank J. O’Hara Awards for General Academic Excellence. From left: Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; Dominic G. Finan, O’Hara Award recipient for the College of Arts and Sciences; Kevin P. Duffy, O’Hara Award recipient for the Kania School of Management Rosa M. Azzato, O’Hara Award recipient for the Panuska College of Professional Studies; and Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Cassandra K. Haw, O’Hara Award recipient for the Panuska College of Professional Studies, was absent from the photo.
May 23, 2023

Outstanding Graduates Recognized at Class Night

University of Scranton class of 2023 graduates were recognized for academic excellence, leadership and service at Class Night.

At the ceremony, the University conferred its first doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in accounting degrees. Andrew Gregorowicz of Jessup (right) receives his Ph.D. degree from University of Scranton President Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J.
May 23, 2023

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 May 21.

The University of Scranton conferred more than 850 bachelor’s degrees at its undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 21. Degrees were conferred to graduates who had completed their academic degree requirements in August and December of 2022, as well as January and May of 2023.
May 23, 2023

Scranton Holds Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

The University of Scranton conferred more than 850 bachelor’s degrees at its undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 21.

The University of Scranton will confer more than 1,350 undergraduate and graduate degrees at two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 21.
May 19, 2023

Quick Facts: Commencement 2023

Quick facts about The University of Scranton’s class of 2023 commencement.

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May 15, 2023

Sentimental Much, #Royals2023? View a Video of Your Move-in Day Moments.

As #Royals2023 prepare for a weekend of Commencement events hosted in their honor, they can start the flood of emotions by viewing a video created during their Move-In Day in 2019.

Shown are students and faculty assembled in a classroom. Behind them a whiteboard featuring the phrase "Python Night"
May 14, 2023

KSOM School Hosts Successful Python Night for Business Students

The Operation and Analytics Department at the Kania School of Management of The University of Scranton recently organized an event for business students aimed at increasing awareness of Python programming, a 'critical skill for the job market'.

Three University of Scranton students were selected for national Common Home Corps program. From left: Thomas Elias ’24, a philosophy and theology and religious studies double major from Tunkhannock; Grace Lennox ’26, a political science and philosophy double major from Peckville; and Davida Padi ’25, a social media strategies major from Parsippany, New Jersey (photo insert).
May 16, 2023

Three Students to Become Common Home Corps Leaders

Three University of Scranton students were selected to join the national Common Home Corps program.

Eighteen University of Scranton students participated as mentors to 26 high school students through the Meg Cullen-Brown SMART Program. The University’s Center for Service and Social Justice runs the six-week mentoring program that pairs University students with students from Scranton and West Scranton high schools.
May 16, 2023

Students Complete SMART Mentoring Program

Twenty-six area high school students complete Meg Cullen-Brown SMART mentoring program with University of Scranton student mentors.

It seems like only yesterday when the class of 2023 banner welcomed incoming students and families to campus. The University of Scranton will celebrate members of its class of 2023 at several commencement events planned May 19-21.
May 16, 2023

Commencement Events Scheduled for Class of 2023

The University of Scranton will host numerous events to celebrate its class of 2023 May 19-21.

Hundreds of University of Scranton students were recognized for their academic achievements through inductions into national honor societies during the 2023 spring semester.
May 15, 2023

Students Inducted into National Honor Societies

Hundreds of University of Scranton students were inducted into national honor societies during the 2023 spring semester.

University of Scranton President Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., speaks at the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Seventy-one University of Scranton students were inducted into the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities.
May 15, 2023

Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

Seventy-one Scranton students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities.

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May 19, 2023

Student Spotlight: Eva Kurilla

University senior talks about her World Language Department experience at Scranton and the enjoyment of foreign language conversations.

Badoor Albuloushi, Ph.D., visiting faculty in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, shown at right, and Naveen El-dabsheh, at left, hosted an April 16 'Henna and Tea' event in the University's Multicultural Center. Their presentation was one of several activities sponsored in celebration of Arab American Heritage Month.
May 4, 2023

Expressing Creativity and Celebrating Heritage with Henna

University of Scranton students learned to create richly-colored designs, freehand and with stencils, at a recent 'Henna and Tea' event in celebration of Arab American Heritage Month.

Students representing The University of Scranton came in first place and second place in the Cyber Forensic Student Competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. From left are, members of the team that placed second: Jessica Sommo, Commack, New York; Frank Magistro III, Hawley; and John A. McMonagle, Philadelphia; Sinchul Back, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of cybercrime and cybersecurity at the University; and members of the team that placed first: Bradley W. Rausch Sr., Byram Township, New Jersey; Emilia R. Tobey, Scotch Plains, New Jersey; and Andrew Cupo, West Orange, New Jersey.
May 5, 2023

Students Win First and Second Place in Cyber Forensic Competition

For third consecutive year, University of Scranton students won the national Cyber Forensic Student Competition sponsored by the DOJ.

University of Scranton sophomore and ROTC cadet Taegan Mills, Montrose, received the President’s Volunteer Service Award Bronze Medal in recognition of her volunteer service. From left are Lauren Rivera, J.D., M.Ed., vice president for student life; President’s Volunteer Service Award medalist Taegan Mills; and Barbara King, coordinator for student life.
May 5, 2023

Student Recognized for Volunteer Service

University of Scranton sophomore Taegan Mills earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award Bronze Medal.

As part of The University of Scranton’s Earth Day events, Nicole Negowetti, managing director of the Plant Based Foods Institute and vice president of Policy and Food Systems at the Plant Based Foods Association, discussed her work with food, climate and culture. The lecture was offered by the University’s Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Ignatian Humanities.
May 5, 2023

The Future of Food Analyzed with Nicole Negowetti

Plant-based food executive calls on individuals to change eating habits and take part in reforming the food system.

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May 1, 2023

14th Festival of Nations Set for May 5

The University of Scranton community will unite from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday at Dionne Green and DeNaples Patio in celebration of the ethnic and cultural diversity on campus. Rain location will be Byron Center.

Nearly 100 students participated in The University of Scranton’s Celebration of Student Scholars. Among the students presenting research were, from left, undergraduate students Zoe Honney, Scranton; Andrew Fernandez, Basking Ridge, New Jersey; and Jessica Sommo, Commack, New York; with faculty mentor Sinchul Back, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice, cybersecurity and sociology.
May 3, 2023

Student Scholars Celebrated at Scranton

Nearly 100 students presented 80 research projects at The University of Scranton’s Celebration of Student Scholars.

A newly-published national ranking by teachercertification.com that listed colleges that produced the highest-earning teachers three-years after earning their undergraduate degrees placed The University of Scranton at No. 8 in the country.
May 2, 2023

Earnings of Teacher Graduates Placed 8 in U.S.

A national ranking of colleges that have produced the highest-earning early career teachers placed Scranton at No. 8 in the country.

The University of Scranton will bestow honorary degree upon Judee M. Bavaria ’G72, former co-chair of the University’s Board of Trustees and retired president emeritus of Presby’s Inspired Life; James M. Murray II, Ph.D. ’90, chief security officer for Snap, Inc., and former director of the United States Secret Service; and James M. Slattery ’86, former chair of the University’s Board of Trustees and chief operating officer of North America for Melrose PLC, at its undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21.
May 2, 2023

Three Alumni to Receive Honorary Degrees

The University will bestow honorary degrees upon three alumni at its 2023 undergraduate commencement ceremony May 21.

As part of The University of Scranton’s “Celebrating Women: 50th Anniversary of Coeducation,” the University hosted a panel discussion with three women who were full-time students in the 1970s. From left: Frani Mancuso, assistant vice president of annual giving and engagement; Susan Poulson, Ph.D., professor of history; Martina A. Martin, senior vice president and chief operating officer at United Way of Central Maryland; Melinda Ghilardi, J.D., attorney with Munley Law; Rev. Bernard R. McIlhenny, S.J., dean emeritus; Karen L. Pennington, retired vice president for student development and campus life at Montclair State University, and Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president.
May 1, 2023

Alumnae Discuss Early Years of Coeducation at Scranton

University hosts panel discussion with three women who were full-time students in the 1970s as part of the 50th anniversary of coeducation celebration.

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April 25, 2023

Registration Ongoing for May 6 Student-Led Soccerfest

Interested teams, guaranteed to play four games, must register to participate by May 2 at soccerfest.org. Students in a sports event management course led by Dr. Ovidiu Cocieru assembled the 6v6 tournament.

About 150 people attended the April 22 Holi Festival of Colors, shown, hosted on the Dionne Green by The University of Scranton Asia Club, according to Kapil Patel ‘25, social media coordinator for the group.
April 25, 2023

Club Spotlight: Asia Club Presents Holi Festival of Colors

Asia Club Social Media Coordinator Kapil Patel ‘25, a health administration major from Wyckoff, New Jersey discusses the fun, inclusive ' home away from home' that provided him with an instant 'sense of belonging on campus'.

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April 25, 2023

Take Back the Night Event April 27

Student organizer Mackenzie Longo '23, said that everyone can benefit from attending to educate themselves on how to advocate for those who have experienced interpersonal, sexual and domestic violence.

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April 18, 2023

Relay for Life Dunk Tank Fundraiser Event April 21

A Dunk Tank fundraiser April 21 in support of The University of Scranton Relay for Life event is set to make a splash at the DeNaples Center Patio. Cost is $5 for three throws and all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

University of Scranton alumnus James M. Murray II, Ph.D. ’90, chief security officer for Snap, Inc., and former director of the United States Secret Service, will serve as the principal speaker at the University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 21. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre.
April 19, 2023

James M. Murray II to Speak at 2023 Commencement

Chief security officer for Snap, Inc., and former director of the U. S. Secret Service to deliver the principal address at Commencement.

According to Student Government election results for the 2023-2024 academic year, Karla Shaffer '24, shown at right, will serve as president and Maria Stephen '25, will serve as vice president.
April 18, 2023

Student Government Announces Election Results

According to election results for the 2023-2024 academic year, Karla Shaffer '24, will serve as president and Maria Stephen '25, will serve as vice president.

Eight University of Scranton students have advanced to the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, June 22 to 25. Pictured at FBLA’s state competition are, from left: Chaz DellaCorte, Todd Monahan, Gregory Confessore, Colin Merriman, Michael Castellino, Alyssa Fontana, Lamar Bishop and Joseph DeFeo.
April 12, 2023

Students Advance to FBLA National Competition

Eight students qualified for the FBLA National Leadership Conference through strong performance at the FBLA State Leadership Conference.

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