Local Residents Among Record Number of Students Earning Master's Degrees from The University of Scranton
2011 Jun 2The University of Scranton conferred 46 doctoral degrees in physical therapy and 700 master's degrees, both of which are records for the Jesuit university, at its post-baccalaureate commencement ceremony held in the Byron Recreation Complex on campus on May 28. "Your going forth from The University of Scranton today is a summation of sorts, a beginning," said Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of The University of Scranton, in his address to the graduates. "The effect lies ahead, budding toward radiance. The gospel of light is handed on to you. You're being ignited for the world's well-being and the greater glory of God is Scranton's highest hope." Scranton's graduate degree recipients represent 38 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Master's degree programs with the most graduates include curriculum and instruction, educational administration, occupational therapy and MBA. The degrees were conferred by Father Pilarz to candidates presented by W. Jeffrey Welsh, Ph.D., dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education, The following list of local students earned graduate degrees at Scranton.