2009-06-19 / School News

Locals receive Graduate Degrees from The University of Scranton

The University of Scranton conferred 642 master's degrees and 35 doctoral degrees at its post-baccalaureate commencement ceremony in the Byron Recreation Complex on campus on May 30, 2009.

"You chose to pursue your degree at a very particular kind of institution: a Catholic and Jesuit institution. You studied at a place where we understand learning in a context larger than the acquisition of information and skills," said University of Scranton President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. "The expertise you have acquired at Scranton has, I hope, inspired you to labor along with the world's creator to heal, to teach, to conduct your business and your lives not only with competence, but with compassion, especially for those who are most vulnerable among us."

Graduates represent 39 states, including Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey and New York. Leo Moskovitz, who retired as president of First National Bank of Jermyn after 40 years of service, received an honorary degree at the ceremony.

Local graduate degree recipients are Peter J. Daddario of Rockaway Park, who earned a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, and Allison L. Kearney of Rockaway Point, who earned a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

The University of Scranton is a Jesuit university located in northeast Pennsylvania.

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