SELINSGROVE, PA -- Rachel Lambert of Fanwood graduated Summa Cum Laude and with Departmental Honors with a BA in Strategic Communications: Advertising and Marketing as Susquehanna University closed its 162nd academic year on May 13. Lambert is a graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood 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." 

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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.

Susquehanna, a liberal arts university offering more than 100 majors and minors in business, humanities, arts and sciences, focuses on intellectual development, global competence and career success. Students develop critical thinking, writing, teamwork and communication skills which, combined with internships and research opportunities, prepare them for a lifetime of personal and professional success. The university is recognized nationally for its commitment to off-campus study through the Global Opportunities program. Small classes enable faculty members to serve as mentors, as well as teachers. Ninety-six percent of Susquehanna graduates are employed or in graduate or professional school within months. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.