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July 2022

Student-Led Investing Pays Off

The PRISM student group has successfully managed a portion of the University’s endowment from $100,000 to nearly $1 million in 23 years.

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July 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan Launched

A new plan is released to support the Strategic Plan’s goal of building an inclusive community.

Alumni Profiles Daniel Walsh, Ph.D. ’00: Magis at the Pentagonhero image
July 2022

Daniel Walsh, Ph.D. ’00: Magis at the Pentagon

A chemist is led by mission and service as the new director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency.

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July 2022

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Scranton first-gen students THR1VE. PLUS: Students learn to invest through PRISM, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan is released, and an alumnus talks magis at the Pentagon.

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Births and Adoptions


Kevin P. Dermody Emma Anne Dermody was born on July 3, 2022 to Jacquelyn A. (Tofani) '13 and Kevin P. Dermody '13. Emma's grandmothers both graduated from the University of Scranton: Prof. Ellen Cummings Dermody '84 and Colleen O'Hara Tofani '81. Emma's paternal great-grandparents both graduated from the University of Scranton: Marie E. MS'77 and Thomas P. Cummings, Sr. '52. In total, Emma is related to over 20 graduates from the University of Scranton.


Kim Collins Members of the class of 2008 celebrated their 17th annual pre-giving reunion time with a gaggle of little royals. Pictured are the children of alumni: Peter Cassidy & Diana (Manz) Cassidy; Ashley (DeSena) Connor; Kim (Hoffner) Collins; Kate (Gillin) McCafferty; and Michelle (Parlapiano) Darling. The Scranton 08 grads began this tradition in 2006 on North Webster Avenue, and have come together every year since on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Two sets of identical twins were a part of the fun and not pictured: two more on the way in December and January, respectively.
In Memoriam


Jill Marie Marth Christopher J Hunt, class of 82, beloved spouse of Jill Marth class of 83 passed away after his long battle with stroke complications. Chris was a fiercely loyal and righteous man who had a positive effect on everyone in his life. His greatest gift was his ability to communicate with others; he could talk to anyone about anything at anytime. He is the proud father of 2 wonderful children, Ian and Melissa. Ian and his wife gave us an amazingly bright 4 year old grandson, Paul and a future granddaughter is due in February. Chris will be missed by all who knew him, for his integrity, intelligence, selfless acts, and most of all for the love he showed to all.

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