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Class of 1964 to be Honored at Commencement

Class of 1964 to be Honored at Commencement

In honor of their approaching 50-year reunion, members of the Class of 1964 are invited to serve as delegates at the University’s Undergraduate Commencement ceremony scheduled for Sunday, June 1, at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. The longstanding tradition will be even more meaningful as we celebrate 125 years of our institution.

If you are a member of the Class of 1964, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 1-800-SCRANTON for more information.

From Scranton to Sochi

During the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, millions watched skiing and snowboarding competitions. Behind the scenes was Margo Christiansen ’05, communications director for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. Christiansen is the point person for all internal and external communication for the team, and handles media inquiries and athlete interviews. The Sochi Games were Christiansen’s second for the USA team.

Read her full story in the fall issue of The Scranton Journal.

Summer Send-off Reception: Hosts Needed

Each summer Scranton parents and alumni generously host regional summer send-off receptions for incoming freshmen and their parents. These receptions provide freshman families the opportunity to meet with current students, parents and alumni near their hometown prior to move-in day. This summer the receptions will be held from July 21 to Aug. 8. The University is asking you to consider hosting a reception in your area to give our new students and parents a feel for the Scranton family!

If you would like to host a Summer Send-Off Reception in your region, please contact the Office of Parent Programs at 570-941-4222 or

Scranton Day of Service

Scranton Day of Service

It’s that time of year again!  Alumni, students, parents and friends all over the nation are invited to gear up and join in for a day of communal service and living what it means to be “men and women for and with others.” Service projects for this year’s Scranton Day of Service range from volunteering at a soup kitchen to cleaning up a local trail. In an effort to invite current students while home on their spring break, the Day of Service is falling earlier this year than in the past. Volunteer at a service project site in your area on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Go to for more information. We hope you can come out and make a difference in your community. 

Alumni Answer the Call to Serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Alumni Answer the Call to Serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps
From left: Meg Norsigian ’13, Paige Williams-White ’13 and Chelsea Valentine ’13 are three of nine recent alumni from Scranton who are serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Recent graduates of The University of Scranton answered the call to serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. During their time as Jesuit Volunteers (JVs), they will be dedicated to living simply and working for social justice in a spiritually supportive community of other JVs who are working with people who live on the margins of society. Scranton alumni are listed below with their placement agency and community location.

Jeffrey Aube ‘13 • Harry Tompson Center, New Orleans, La. 

Hanna Joyce ’13 • Central Arizona Shelter Services, Phoenix, Ariz.

Aimee Miller ’12 • Donnelly College, Kansas City, Mo.

Alexander Nafranowicz ’13 • Pegasus Legal Services for Children, Albuquerque, N.M.

Sarah Neitz ’12 • University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Mich.

Meghan Norsigian ’13 • Asian Task Force against Domestic Violence, Boston, Mass.

Mara Smith ’13 • Eviction Defense Collaborative, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.

Chelsea Valentine ‘13 • The Opportunity Alliance The Bridge Program, Portland, Maine

Paige Williams-White ‘13 • AIDS Community Resources, Inc., Syracuse, N.Y.

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