Local Students Earn Degrees at The University of Scranton
2009 Jun 12The University of Scranton conferred 856 bachelor’s and associate’s degrees at its undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 31, 2009, at Wachovia Arena. Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2008 included the recipients of Fulbright, Goldwater and other prestigious fellowships. Graduates represented 15 states including California, Colorado, South Carolina, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. “What marks your Scranton education as singular is the devotion of our faculty to your success,” said University of Scranton President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., in his remarks. “Their passion for their academic disciplines is exceeded only by their dedication to you. I assure you this is a rare experience in American higher education and it is the result of our Jesuit identity.” The principal speaker was award-winning classical music conductor, composer, author and commentator Rob Kapilow. He received an honorary degree, as did Sr. Therese O'Rourke, IHM, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton, and Rev. John P. McNamee, poet, author, and founder of the Southwest Community Enrichment Center in Philadelphia. The following local students received undergraduate degrees at The University of Scranton:
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