WILKES-BARRE, PA - Wilkes University awarded 252 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees to students graduating after the completion of the fall 2014 semester.

East Orange is proud to announce Simplice Avit of East Orange, N.J., received a Master of Science in Education.

About Wilkes University:

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university provides its students with the experience, mentoring and education necessary for career and intellectual development as well as personal growth. Recently named one of the fastest growing universities in the United States by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Wilkes offers the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education and doctor of pharmacy degrees and more than a dozen master's degree programs, including the master of business administration and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu