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.