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Campus Celebration

At the Toast2Scranton Campus Celebration 2017, 40 alumni joined together with 230 students and a whole bunch of marshmallows to discuss career advice and all things Scranton.

North Carolina

Alumni gather in Raleigh, North Carolina, to celebrate their shared love of the University as part of a series of regional celebrations throughout the month of September. For more information, visit

MAC Symposium

Outgoing Medical Alumni Council Executive Committee Chair Pam Taffera-Deihl, D.O., M.B.A. ’02, hospitalist physician for Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital, welcomes Christopher Andres, M.D. ’89, family physician and regional lead physician for Guthrie Clinic, to his new role as executive committee chair at the 2017 Medical Alumni Symposium, hosted by the Medical Alumni Council (MAC). The daylong continuing medical education event united more than 90 students, alumni and friends of the University. For more information, visit

The President’s Business Council 16th Annual Award Dinner

The Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J. H ’06, interim president of the University, and President’s Business Council Chair Patricia A. Byrnes Clarke ’86, P’17, P’19 present the President’s Medal to Dennis J. McGonigle ’82, chief financial officer and executive vice president of SEI Investments, at the President’s Business Council 16th Annual Award Dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City in October. The black-tie gala raised $1.2 million for the Presidential Scholarship Endowment. For more information, visit

Pentagon Tour

Alumni Society President Col. Rich Breen, U.S. Army (Ret) ’77, director of Strategic Communications for the Office of  Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, leads 17 students on a tour of the Pentagon in October facilitated by the President’s Business Council and the Center for Career Development.

Beyond The Commons

Joe Sorbera ‘08, back left, and Jessica Palmeri ‘11, G’13, front right, gather with students at a Beyond the Commons pre-dinner hot chocolate social in the Kane Forum in November. Fifteen alumni hosts, including Sorbera and Palmeri, treated 55 students to dinner at several Scranton restaurants near campus to discuss a variety of topics. For more information, visit

Regional Christmas Receptions

In December, the University held Christmas receptions in several cities, including Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Springfield Township, New Jersey, and New York City.


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