For Ed Bosch ’71, a life of service was practically a foregone conclusion. On one side of the family were generations of military men. His grandfather fought in WW I and Bosch’s father, a West Point grad, served in the U.S. Army during WW II. On the other side, his mother’s upbringing had a strong Jesuit influence exerted by her uncle, Rev. Thomas J. Higgins, S.J., then-president of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia (who later taught ethics and served as chair of the philosophy department at Loyola College).
As a member of the first class of women graduates of Scranton, Bukics should easily relate to the struggles of the women at Lafayette, but she can’t — at least not completely. Her Scranton story isn’t one of discrimination or overcoming immense odds. Instead it is one of professors who challenged and cared for her.
Dr. Henry Yavorek ’43, was a dentist and graduate of Scranton. Dr. Amy Yavorek's '84 four brothers and sisters were all graduates of Scranton Prep and all graduates of the University. Scranton wasn’t just a school to the Yavorek family; it was an institution that held fast to the same values they did.