University Community Donates Thousands of Books This Christmas

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Students, faculty and staff have donated more than 4,600 children’s books to help support the community to promote literacy in the Scranton area. Among the organizations receiving donated books this year is the library of Holy Rosary School in Duryea, which was flooded in September. The annual drive is sponsored by The University of Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies. Standing, from left, are Jason Savino, an MBA student from Manalapan, N.J., who helped organize the drive, Kathleen Gilmartin, principal of Holy Rosary School, and Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies.

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University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., blessed the books collected at a brief ceremony on Dec. 6 in the lobby of McGurrin Hall. The University has collected and donated a total of nearly 14,000 books over the past five years through this project.