Quick Facts: University of Scranton Commencement 2010

05/29/10

Undergraduate Commencement: May 30, 2010, Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre

Master's and Doctoral Degree Commencement: May 29, 2010, Byron Recreation Complex

Total graduates: 1,620 (approximately) - Largest Graduating Class in History
Total doctoral degrees: 37
Total master's degrees: 633
Total bachelor's degrees: 950 (approximately)
Total associate's degrees: 3

Prestigious Fellowships won by graduates: Four Fulbright Fellowships, a NSEP Boren Scholarship.

States represented by undergraduates: 14, including Connecticut Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Vermont and Virginia.

States represented by post-baccalaureate graduates: 35 including Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Utah.
 
Top undergraduate programs of study: Biology, Nursing, Communication, Marketing and Accounting.

Top graduate programs of study: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration, Occupational Therapy and MBA.

Commencement Speaker: Carolyn Forché, an award-winning poet, translator, essayist and human rights activist as the culmination of Scranton's remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador.

Honorary Degrees:
Rev. Charles L. Currie, S.J., president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
John D. Dionne, senior managing director and head of Private Equity Investor Relations & Business Development for The Blackstone Group
Mary Beth Farrell, former executive vice president of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company
Robert T. Healey, founder and trustee of the Viking Yacht Company
Carolyn Forché, an award-winning poet, translator, essayist and human rights activist (also speaker).


Press Release Contact:
Stan Zygmunt
Director of News & Media Relations
The University of Scranton
(570)-941-7662