Area Residents Earn Degrees From University Of Scranton

The University  of Scranton conferred 1,735 degrees –the largest number of degrees in its  history –at two  commencement ceremonies this weekend, including more than 900  bachelor’s and associate degrees  at its  undergraduate commencement  on May 26 at the  Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre.

Graduates included recipients of some of the  nation’s most prestigious scholarships, including the  Truman  Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship and multiple Fulbright scholarships. Graduates represent  13 states, including  Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New  Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia. Majors with the  most  graduates in 2013 are biology, nursing, accounting, exercise science, communication, psychology and  occupational therapy.

Mountaintop area residents among the Bachelor’s Degree recipients: Rubia  Ahmed, Theresa  Dormans, Felicia  Mazzoni, George  Ritz III, Michael  David Rozanski, and  Jonathan  Christopher Senczakowicz.

Sandra Postel, a  respected author, scholar, lecturer and consultant on global water protection, and director  of the Global Water Policy Project, served as commencement  speaker.

In  addition to the remarks by Postel, University  of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S. J., addressed the graduates and their guests.