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Local Students Graduate from The University of Scranton

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SCRANTON, PA - The University of Scranton conferred nearly 900 bachelor's and associate degree at its undergraduate commencement June 1 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. Graduates of the Jesuit university included three recipients of prestigious Fulbright scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, served as the principal speaker and received an honorary degree from the University at the ceremony. Bishop Bambera served as commencement speaker during the University's celebration of the 125th year of its founding by Most Rev. William O'Hara, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton.

"In bestowing upon me this degree as well as the privilege of sharing a few thoughts with the Class of 2014, you not only honor me, but Bishop O'Hara and the countless number of faithful souls who have been and are the Church of Scranton. For this, I am especially grateful," said Bishop Bambera in his address. "The gifts that you carry with you from this great institution – knowledge, wisdom, ability and the capacity for good – will only fulfill your deepest longings as a person when they are offered in service of the common good – when you give them away. So offer your gifts generously."

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In addition to the remarks by Bishop Bambera, Father Quinn addressed the graduates and their guests.

Local graduates earning undergraduate degrees include the following:

 

Catherine Kirbos of East Brunswick earned a bachelor of science in biology from The University of Scranton

Jessica Pursino of East Brunswick earned a bachelor of science in psychology from The University of Scranton

Members of The University of Scranton's class of 2014 represent 13 states, including Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Undergraduate majors with the most graduates in 2014 are nursing, biology, counseling and human services, exercise science, accounting and psychology.

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