The University of Scranton Programming Board (USPB) held its annual tuition raffle throughout the fall 2012 semester, with the final drawing occurring at USPB’s Christmas on the Commons event Dec. 2.
The recipient this year is Susan Pasquariello from Wayne, N.J., and a graduate of Wayne Hills High School. She is a member of the class of 2016 and is an exercise science major in the Panuska College of Professional Studies. On campus, Pasquariello is involved in the Colleges Against Cancer/Relay for Life, Exercise Science Club and Physical Therapy Club. This year’s recipient was drawn by special guest Richard Malloy, S.J., vice president for university mission and ministry.
The annual tuition raffle is an opportunity for students and families to win a reimbursement of tuition for a full time student up to the amount of $18,553, which is applicable during the spring term. In order to participate, a student must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at The University of Scranton.
The tuition raffle greatly helps in deferring the cost of programming events for the senior class of 2013. Such events include the senior holiday party, senior week events and activities, Life Beyond Scranton educational events, and senior class service projects involving the Scranton community at large. While the University provides a portion of funds for campus-wide programming, it does not fully cover senior class programming. Therefore, this raffle is the senior programming committee’s main source of funding for the entire academic year and all senior events.
The University of Scranton Programming Board (USPB) is a student run organization with the purpose of sponsoring social, cultural, educational, and recreational events at The University of Scranton. We strive to make all of our programs accessible and enjoyable for the campus community. The students involved in USPB will gain valuable leadership experience and learn more about programming and the implementation of both small and large scale events. Each year we plan over 75 events as “men & women for others” that are open to university students, faculty and staff, and most of which are free.