Message From the Dean

Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D.

Dear Friends,

In the Panuska College of Professional Studies (PCPS), we encourage myriad opportunities for student- and faculty-led research, student engagement and leadership development.  It begins with our PCPS strategic plan that is rooted in Ignatian spirituality and finishes with the achievements of each graduating class. In fall 2017, PCPS welcomed the class of 2021. Their smiling faces, full of potential, are prominently displayed on the front cover of this issue. It is our goal to take these wonderful students, full of potential, and transform them into the leaders in the Ignatian tradition, a tradition we have all come to expect from our great University.

Here at PCPS, we will continue to implement the TAPESTRY program. This program, which provides academic and professional development activities, will be woven into The University of Scranton’s mission. And like a gorgeous finished tapestry, the results will be stunning. My hope is that when looking at this incoming class in four years, we will think of the Carole King song “Tapestry.” “Tapestry of rich and royal hue; an everlasting vision of the ever-changing view; a wondrous, woven magic…”

PCPS is weaving a tapestry that is engaged, integrated and global. Won’t you come add your threads?

Thank you for showing the love in your heart every day,

Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D.

Academic Dean of the J.A. Panuska College of Professional Studies