EAST STROUDSBURG, PA -- Piscataway resident, Olivia Lukshides earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in sports psychology from East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 9. 

Lukshides was a scholar athlete for all four years finishing with a 3.8 GPA at ESU and has been accepted for the Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology program at ESU.  

She was a Swim Team Captain her junior and senior years, and broke two college records in the 100 and 200 yard freestyle. Lukshides was also the first swim team member in the last ten years to win freshman of the year for winter sports in 2016-2017.

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Lukshides was among a total of 1,101 students - 905 bachelor's degrees, 185 master's degrees and 11 doctoral degrees - awarded degrees from ESU.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, traditional ceremonies could not take place, but all degrees will be conferred upon completion of coursework, said university officials. 

ESU shared messages from Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., ESU president; Wil Del Pilar, Ph.D., vice president of higher education at The Education Trust; and Leila Bouchekouk '20 ESU student government president. Along with their remarks, a video was created using photos graduating students submitted of their favorite campus memories, along with a digital copy of a commemorative celebration booklet.

All can be found at esu.edu/celebrate on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Students will receive a copy of the commemorative booklet via mail, along with a graduation tassel and any honors cords they have earned.

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