CHESTER, PA -- Laura Thomson of Green Brook, N.J. graduated from Widener University recently with a bachelor of science in nursing.

Widener held commencement ceremonies on May 20 and 21 for graduate and undergraduate students recognizing those who successfully completed their studies and all necessary requirements for graduation during the Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate's, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. The university's campuses in Chester and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., are proud to be tobacco free. Visit the university website,