ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Joseph Woods of Roselle Park graduated with a BA in Communications as Susquehanna University closed its 162nd academic year on May 13. Woods graduated from Roselle Park High School.

Susquehanna conferred degrees upon 497 students during a ceremony broadcast to participants in a virtual format to ensure social distancing guidelines.

"The final weeks of your time as Susquehanna students have been filled with extraordinary challenges and diverted expectations. Yet you prevailed in the face of global disruption." President Jonathan D. Green said in his message to the Class of 2020 and their families. "Your determination to stay the course is a hallmark of your resilience which will serve you well in your future endeavors," he added.

He was joined by members of the faculty congratulating the students as they look forward to a formal, in-person commencement ceremony scheduled for August