Alumni News


Estate Society: Joseph T. Doyle, CPA ’69: Vehicle For Change

July 2022

Joseph T. Doyle, CPA ’69 credits some of his considerable success to his willingness to embrace the blessings and break through the barriers of change.

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Joseph T. Doyle, CPA ’69

Candid Alumni: Scranton Love Story

July 2022

Alumni shared their #ScrantonLoveStory on Valentine’s Day this year.

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Nick McKaba ’16 and Stephanie Romano ’15, G’16

In Case You Missed it…

July 2022

Enjoy these photos from a few of our signature alumni events.

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Royals Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons On Nov. 16, alumni and friends of The University of Scranton sorted and inspected clothing donations at Cradles To Crayons Philadelphia, an organization that provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive.

University Establishes Edward R. Leahy Award

July 2022

The University has received a gift from an anonymous donor establishing The Edward R. Leahy Award.

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Edward R. Leahy ’68, H’01

The President’s Business Council Virtual 20th Annual Award Dinner

July 2022

The University of Scranton President’s Business Council (PBC) Virtual 20th Annual Award Dinner honoring John E. (Jack) Brennan ’68, P’06 in memoriam and also recognizing the first 20 years of the PBC was broadcast Nov. 18.

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The University of Scranton President’s Business Council (PBC) Virtual 20th Annual Award Dinner honored John E. (Jack) Brennan ’68, P’06 in memoriam and also recognized the first 20 years of the PBC.

Alumni Network Continues to Thrive

Fall 2021

As the world slowly began to reopen during the spring of 2021, Scranton graduates far and wide continued to rely on the alumni network to serve their communities, support current students and bond over their shared love of the University.

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The University of Scranton President’s Business Council (PBC) Virtual 20th Annual Award Dinner honored John E. (Jack) Brennan ’68, P’06 in memoriam and also recognized the first 20 years of the PBC.

2021 Peter A. Carlesimo Award Presented to Ed Karpovich ’76, G’86

Fall 2021

In June, the University honored Scranton golf legend Ed Karpovich ’76, G’86 with the 2021 Peter A. Carlesimo Award at the annual Carlesimo Golf Tournament & Award Dinner at Glenmaura National Golf Club.

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Ed Karpovich ’76, G’86 with the 2021 Peter A. Carlesimo Award

New Chairs Named

Fall 2021

New chairs have been named for the Alumni Society Advisory Board, Council of Alumni Lawyers and the Medical Alumni Council.

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The Alumni Society Advisory Board, Council of Alumni Lawyers and the Medical Alumni Council welcome new leadership for 2022.

The Estate Society: A Shared Vision With Bob ’68 & Marilyn Weiss

Fall 2021

It begins and ends with a simple notion: gratitude.

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The Alumni Society Advisory Board, Council of Alumni Lawyers and the Medical Alumni Council welcome new leadership for 2022.

Candid Alumni

Fall 2021

The University welcomed many alumni back to campus for Fr. Marina’s Inauguration.

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The Alumni Society Advisory Board, Council of Alumni Lawyers and the Medical Alumni Council welcome new leadership for 2022.

University Releases ‘Bridges To El Salvador: A University of Scranton Documentary’

Spring - April 2021

The University recently released "Bridges To El Salvador: A University of Scranton Documentary," a video that chronicles Scranton's 20-year relationship with the people of Las Delicias, a village in El Salvador.

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Rev. Brendan Lally, S.J. '70, the former campus minister and rector of the University, is featured in the documentary.

Alumni Remember Father Pilarz

Spring - April 2021

The University continues to gather tributes to the late president.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. at Reunion 2018

University To Celebrate Day Of Giving May 6

Spring - April 2021

The University of Scranton will celebrate its seventh annual Day of Giving on May 6, 2021. This year, the goal is to reach 2,427 donors by midnight on 5.06 in honor of the University’s 24th and 27th president, the Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. at Reunion 2018

University To Honor Karpovich With 2021 Carlesimo Award June 14

Spring - April 2021

The University of Scranton’s 2021 Carlesimo Golf Tournament & Award Dinner will be held at Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic on Monday, June 14.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. at Reunion 2018

Investing in Tomorrow With Edward M. Skovira, M.D. ‘53

Spring - April 2021

For decades, Edward M. Skovira, M.D. ’53 invested in the students living and learning at The University of Scranton.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. at Reunion 2018

University Book Club Provides Compelling Discussion

Spring - February 2021

Since its launch a year ago, The University of Scranton Book Club has provided more than 550 Scranton alumni and parents with a virtual space to discuss compelling works of fiction and nonfiction with their fellow Royals.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. at Reunion 2018

University Launches Alumni Career Development Webinar Series

Spring - February 2021

Scranton launches a series of career development webinars for alumni interested in learning how the University can continue to further their careers after graduation.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. at Reunion 2018

Save the Date for The MAC Symposium

Spring - February 2021

Save the Date for The MAC Symposium on Oct. 2.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. at Reunion 2018

A Jes-u-lantern?

Fall - December 2020

When the Office of Alumni Engagement challenged social media followers to submit a “Scrantastic” pumpkin for this year’s Pumpkin Carving Contest, Emily Johnson DeSarno ’14, G’14 did not disappoint.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. at Reunion 2018

University Premieres Online Christmas Special

Fall - December 2020

In an effort to bring the spirit of Scranton into as many homes and hearts as the internet would allow, the University produced an online Christmas special for its alumni, students, parents and friends to enjoy.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. at Reunion 2018

The President’s Business Council (PBC) 19th Annual Award Celebration

Fall - December 2020

The President’s Business Council (PBC) 19th Annual Award Celebration honored Margaret “Maggie” Quinn Mariotti, Au.D., P’10, John R. Mariotti, D.M.D., ’75 and Monsignor Joseph G. Quinn, J.D., J.C.L., ’72, with the President’s Medal on Thursday, Oct. 8.

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University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., is pictured with Margaret “Maggie” Quinn Mariotti, Au.D., P’10 and John R. Mariotti, D.M.D., ’75

Light the Way to a Better Tomorrow

Fall - October 2020

Join the Estate Society today to support future generations of Scranton students.

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Engaging Digitally While Distancing: The New Normal

Fall - October 2020

When the pandemic hit, the University embarked upon a number of digital initiatives designed to strengthen the purple tie that binds the alumni community together.

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Discovering the New Frontier with Tom Tate ’56

Fall 2019

An alumnus' desire to be a part of something greater than himself leads him to the stars.

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Carlesimo Golf Tournament & Award Dinner Honors Speedy Morris

Fall 2019

The University honored Philadelphia-area basketball legend Speedy Morris with the 2019 Peter A. Carlesimo Award at its annual Carlesimo Golf Tournament & Award Dinner at the Philadelphia Cricket Club on June 24.

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From left, University director of Athletics Dave Martin presents Philadelphia-area basketball legend William “Speedy” Morris with the 2019 Peter A. Carlesimo Award while P.J. Carlesimo, son of Peter A. Carlesimo, looks on at the Carlesimo Golf Tournament & Award Dinner.

The Legacy Members of the Class of 2019, Then and Now

Fall 2019

Way back in 2015, a group of starry-eyed legacy students and their families gathered at the outset of their collegiate years ready to embrace all the University had to offer. Four years later, that same group gathered on the eve of undergraduate commencement fully prepared to “go forth and set the world on fire.”

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Legacy group, now. Click on the camera icon to see them in 2015!

Parents’ Executive Council Announces New Chairs

Fall 2019

The Parents’ Executive Council (PEC) recently named J.P. and Davida Sweeney P’08, P’13, P’20 as its chairs for this academic year.

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Legacy group, now. Click on the camera icon to see them in 2015!

University Establishes Arrupe Service and Social Justice Endowment for Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice

Fall 2019

The University established The Arrupe Service and Social Justice Endowment, a permanent fund spearheaded by Mike ’99 and Susanna Puntel Short ’01, to support the Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice (CSSJ

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Legacy group, now. Click on the camera icon to see them in 2015!

2019 Reunion

Fall 2019

Royals with class years ending in “4” and “9” returned to campus June 7-9 for Reunion Weekend 2019, the annual chance for alumni celebrating their milestone years to gather “together again, where it all began.”

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In Case You Missed It...

Fall 2019

Enjoy these photos from a few of our signature spring semester events.

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Class of 1969

A Gift of Education and Opportunity

Spring 2019

Alumna's endowed scholarship honors Scranton legacy.

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Colette Mazzucelli, Ph.D. ’83

Patrick’s Pals for Good: Jim ’90 and Kerry Cosgrove Conmy ’90

Spring 2019

An alumni couple turns a one-time charitable gesture into a perpetual force for good.

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Clockwise, from top center: Jim Conmy ’90, Catherine Conmy, Kerry Cosgrove Conmy ’90, Patrick Conmy and Seamus Conmy enjoy some fun in the sun together.

25,000 Strong

Spring 2019

A new University group creates a place for its 25,000 alumnae to connect with one another and the University.

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Clockwise, from top center: Jim Conmy ’90, Catherine Conmy, Kerry Cosgrove Conmy ’90, Patrick Conmy and Seamus Conmy enjoy some fun in the sun together.

In Case You Missed It...

Spring 2019

Enjoy these photos from a few of our signature fall semester events.

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Ridgewood, NJ

The Estate Society

Spring 2018

Join The Estate Society today to support future generations of Scranton students.

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Ridgewood, NJ

Saving a Life Through the Scranton Network

Spring 2018

Saving a Life Through the Scranton Network or A Tale of Two Christys

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Ridgewood, NJ

Alumni News

Spring 2018

Enjoy these photos from a few of our signature fall semester events.

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Ridgewood, NJ

The Estate Society: Developing the Whole Person

Fall 2017

University of Scranton Interim President Herbert B. Keller, S.J., presents Bob Hickey ’67 with the Frank J. O’Hara Distinguished Alumni Award at Alumni Weekend 2017.

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Ridgewood, NJ

Carlesimo Golf Tournament and Award Dinner Honors Basketball Coach Cathy Rush

Fall 2017

The University of Scranton honored legendary basketball coach Cathy Rush with the 2017 Peter A. Carlesimo Award at its annual Carlesimo Golf Tournament & Award Dinner at Saucon Valley Country Club in June

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From left, P.J. Carlesimo, son of Peter A. Carlesimo; Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J. H’06, interim University president; and Dave Martin, director of Athletics, present legendary basketball coach Cathy Rush with the 2017 Carlesimo Award.

Alumni Activity Checklist

Fall 2017

As men and women for and with others, Royals are committed to staying connected to their alma mater. In fact, “How can I get involved?” ranks high on the list of questions we receive from alumni.

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Royals raise a glass to their alma mater at The Scranton Club of New England’s Toast2Scranton reception in Sept. 2015. (Photo provided by adventuresofcari)

Alumni Weekend

Fall 2017

From June 9-11, more than 1,100 alumni and friends descended upon The University of Scranton for Alumni Weekend 2017, the annual chance for Royals to return home and recapture the glory of their Scranton days.

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The members of the Class of 1967 enjoy a complimentary train ride and barbecue on the Stourbridge Line Railroad courtesy of Tom Myles ’67.

5.06 Weekend

Fall 2017

May 6, 2017, marked The University of Scranton’s third annual Day of Giving, and Royals around the world responded to the weekend-long celebration of the event by raising more than $260,000 from 2,279 gifts, SHATTERING ALL PREVIOUS 5.06 RECORDS.

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The members of the Class of 1967 enjoy a complimentary train ride and barbecue on the Stourbridge Line Railroad courtesy of Tom Myles ’67.

Honoring the Past, Looking to the Future

Spring 2017

As one of his final acts, an alumnus honors his father with a new professorship.

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John J. Krafsig Jr., Esq. ’49 (seated) with his wife, Sandra.

The President's Business Council 15th Annual Award Dinner Honors Francis J. Dubas Jr. ’75 & Bernard R. McIlhenny, S.J., H’98

Spring 2017

The President’s Business Council 15th Annual Award Dinner honored University Trustee Francis J. Dubas Jr. ’75 and University Dean of Admissions Emeritus the Rev. Bernard R. McIlhenny, S.J., H’98.

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University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., right, and President’s Business Council Chair Patricia A. Byrnes Clarke ’86, P’17 P’19 present the President’s Medal to University of Scranton Dean Emeritus Bernard R. McIlhenny, S.J., H’98 at the President’s Business Council 15th Annual Award Dinner.

Celebrating Scholarship

Spring 2017

Noelle Niessen '17 is thankful for the opportunity to study at Scranton, and receiving the Every Family Scholarship helped make it possible.

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Donors, students and their parents enjoy a moment together at 2016’s Scholarship Brunch. Back row, from left: Henry Burke, Esq. ’64, Alyce Burke, Jack O’Malley, Ph.D. ’64, Helene O’Malley, Frank Homer, Ph.D. ’64 and Laura Fitzpatrick ’18 join, seated, from left, Bob O’Hora ’64 G’74, Samuel Soares ’18, Sandra Soares P’18, Joan Hrycow and Robert Burke ’64 G’80.

Maguire Scholars: A Second Family

Spring 2017

Scholars bond at Scranton.

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Clockwise from back left, University of Scranton assistant dean for Programs and Assessment for the College of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Haggerty, who serves as the Maguire Scholars mentor, enjoys a moment with Maguire Scholars Brian Price, Daniel McNulty, Christiana Cruz- Council and Catherine Stapf.

Performance Music Reunion

Spring 2017

More than 150 Performance Music alumni returned to campus to celebrate director of Performance Music Cheryl Boga’s 35th year at The University of Scranton.

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Performance Music alumni surround Cheryl Boga, director of Performance Music, at the Reunion dinner.

The Future is in Your Hands

Fall 2016

By including the University in your long-term estate and financial plans, you can help ensure tomorrow's leaders will similarly value their Jesuit education and the Ignatian ideals that come along with it.

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Performance Music alumni surround Cheryl Boga, director of Performance Music, at the Reunion dinner.

Cheerleader Reunion

Fall 2016

Don’t miss this chance to catch up with fellow cheerleading alumni and support the current team. The evening will include a performance from the current University cheerleaders, a student and alumni meet-up, and a dinner for alumni cheerleaders.

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Performance Music alumni surround Cheryl Boga, director of Performance Music, at the Reunion dinner.

Performance Music Alumni Reunion

Fall 2016

Come back to campus for opportunities to sing, play, talk, laugh and reignite old connections.

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Performance Music alumni surround Cheryl Boga, director of Performance Music, at the Reunion dinner.

New Alumni Society President: Retired Army Col. Richard H. Breen Jr. ’77

Fall 2016

As the new Alumni Board president, retired army Col. Richard H. Breen Jr. ’77 wants to ensure that each of those members sees the value of a continued connection with the Scranton community.

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Col. Richard H. Breen Jr. '77

Guiding Future Doctors Pam Taffera-Deihl, D.O., MBA ’02

Fall 2016

The chair of the University’s Medical Alumni Council takes joy in mentoring Scranton students.

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Dr. Taffera-Deihl ’02, pictured here in 2013, has visited Haiti several times with members of the MAC.

Royal Memories Made at Alumni Weekend 2016

Fall 2016

The University welcomed more than 1,200 alumni and friends to campus June 3-5 for Alumni Weekend. Alumni with class years ending in a ‘6’ or ‘1’ celebrated their milestone reunions. All members of the University community were invited to partake in the festivities.

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Dr. Taffera-Deihl ’02, pictured here in 2013, has visited Haiti several times with members of the MAC.

5.06.16

Fall 2016

We did it again! We came together to make an ordinary day extraordinary.

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Members of the 5.06 team on campus!

Bob Bessoir '55 Honored at the Carlesimo Award Dinner

Fall 2016

A standout basketball player and coach at the University was honored at this year’s Carlesimo Golf Tournament and Award Dinner in June.

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The 2016 Peter A. Carlesimo Award is accepted by Bob Bessoir ’55. Pictured, from left: Dave Martin, director of Athletics; Bob Bessoir; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., and P.J. Carlesimo.

A Royal Experience

Fall 2016

A new internship program enables students to choose the internship they really want.

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Christopher Louin ’17

Getting Involved

Spring 2016

There are many ways for Scranton alumni to be involved with the University and connect with fellow graduates. Attending or planning events on and off campus, encouraging prospective students to apply to the University, serving as a career mentor, hosting internships and providing philanthropic support are just a few.

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Christopher Louin ’17

The Estate Society

Spring 2016

Reflect on your Legacy… and Create a Better Tomorrow. Join The Estate Society Today.

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Christopher Louin ’17

Save the Date, Carlesimo Golf Tournament and Award Dinner

Spring 2016

Save the Date, June 20, 2016, for the Carlesimo Golf Tournament & Award Dinner at Saucon Valley Country Club.

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Christopher Louin ’17

A Song of Pride

Spring 2016

Kathleen Fisher, Ph.D.’80 remembers penning the lyrics to Scranton’s alma mater as a student.

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From the 1980 Windhover yearbook: “Senior philosophy/theology major Kathy Fisher and Rev. Edward Gannon, S.J. Together they have written an alma mater, she the lyrics and he the melody. The entire University community owes them a thank you for a song that will stir our spirits now and bring back fond memories in the years to come.”

Half a Century Later, Still a ‘Treasure’

Spring 2016

A lot of things come and go in 50 years, but at Scranton, Bob Zelno’s presence has been a constant. This June, the longtime staff member will be joined by his classmates for their 50th reunion celebration, exactly one half century after their graduation day.

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Robert P. Zelno ’66, G’77, P’99, standing in the lobby of Leahy Hall.

Behind the Scenes of the Alumni Society Advisory Board

Spring 2016

The Alumni Society Advisory Board (ASAB), made up of 24 dedicated men and women, sets direction, reviews progress and suggests a future course for the Alumni Society as a whole.

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Several alumni board members gathered at the Presidential Christmas Reception in Washington D.C. Pictured, from left to right, are: Donald Castellucci ’14, P.J. Tabit ’10, Alumni Society President Martina Martin ’80, University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Alumni Society president-elect Col. Rich Breen, USA Ret. ’77, University Trustee Teresa Schafer ’81 and John Cardone, M.D. ’82.

Tax Credit Funding for Educational Organizations

Spring 2016

The University of Scranton Early Learning Center, which opened in September at 528 Quincy Avenue in Scranton’s Hill Section, is the second University initiative that has received approval for Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) from the Department of Community and Economic Development.

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Debra A. Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of Panuska College of Professional Studies, reads to children at the opening of the Early Learning Center in the former Madison School.

From Wall Street to the Hardwoods - Joseph Vaszily ’95

Spring 2016

On April 6, 2014, Joseph Vaszily ’95 stood on the court of Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, taking it all in: Twenty-two thousand screaming fans. All the cameras. The bright lights. An NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Final Four game was just moments away, and Vaszily was filled with excitement and pride.

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Vaszily is pictured with his colleagues at a game in late 2015.

The President’s Business Council 14th Annual Award Dinner Honors Francis J. Pearn ’83, P’16

Spring 2016

The PBC 14th Annual Award Dinner held last October at the Pierre Hotel in New York City had a student-centered focus, setting a new tone during the black-tie gala.

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Members of the Pearn family at this year’s event, from left to right: Matthew, Brian ’16, Frank ’83, P’16, Suzanne P’16, Jordan and Steven.

Presidential Scholars Receive a World of Opportunity

Spring 2016

More than 150 students have been honored with a Presidential Scholarship over the past 14 years, supported in great part by the generosity of members and benefactors of the University’s President’s Business Council (PBC).

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Senior Presidential Scholars attend the PBC 14th Annual Award Dinner.

A World of Good

Spring 2016

Joanne Kelly and Bill Kelly Sr. lost their son, Bill Jr. ’93, during the September 11 attacks. That dark day caused unspeakable pain for their tight-knit family. But in the days and years that followed, many acts of kindness in response to the tragedy have proved to the Kellys that there is still a lot of goodness in the world.

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Senior Presidential Scholars attend the PBC 14th Annual Award Dinner.

Alumni Society Board of Governors Elected

Fall 2015

The University of Scranton Alumni Society’s Board of Governors elected seven new members to the board of directors.

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Senior Presidential Scholars attend the PBC 14th Annual Award Dinner.

The Class of 1965 Celebrates 50 Years with a Meaningful Legacy to the Next Generation

Fall 2015

With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as importantly, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution to The University of Scranton.

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Top row, left to right: Leonard R. Kuplinski, Patrick Flanagan; Bottom row, left to right: Harry Rose, Frank Hughes, George Giaquinto, Martin Weinstock and Tom Dunn

A Global Education

Fall 2015

Jay Nathan, Ph.D., the greatest education a person can have is a global one. “We can all learn from each other, and when we do, we are better off,” said Jay Nathan, Ph.D., a professor of management at St. John’s University in Queens, New York.

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Nathawut Suksomanat (left), the first recipient of the Jay Nathan Scholarship, is joined by Dr. Nathan (center) and Carol Maculloch (right), director of Leadership Gifts, University Advancement.

Legacy Parents to Lead Parents' Executive Council

Fall 2015

When Anthony Simone ’90 and his wife Kelley (Marrinan) Simone ’90, G’91 were asked by the University to co-chair the Parents’ Executive Council (PEC), they were surprised and honored.

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Nathawut Suksomanat (left), the first recipient of the Jay Nathan Scholarship, is joined by Dr. Nathan (center) and Carol Maculloch (right), director of Leadership Gifts, University Advancement.

The Late Dave Gavitt Honored at the Carlesimo Award Dinner

Fall 2015

The late Dave Gavitt, one of the architects of modern college basketball and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, was recognized at the fundraising event, held June 8 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

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The 2015 Peter A. Carlesimo Award, is accepted by Dave Gavitt’s wife, Julie, and son, Dan. From left to right: P.J. Carlesimo; Dan Gavitt; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., and Julie Gavitt.

The PBC Annual Award Dinner Will Take Place on Oct. 8

Fall 2015

Join us in person, or in spirit, to support The Presidential Scholarship Endowment at The 14th President’s Business Council Annual Award Dinner at The Pierre in New York on Oct. 8 to honor Francis J. Pearn ’83, P’16.

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Gathered at the PBC New York Executive Forum are: Tom O’Brien ’86, P’19, Board of Trustees member; Rana Faroohar, keynote speaker; and Francis Pearn ‘83, P’16, honoree for the upcoming Annual Award Dinner that will take place on Oct. 8.

Alumni Weekend 2015 - Royal Memories

Fall 2015

The University welcomed more than 1,200 alumni and friends to campus June 12-14 for Alumni Weekend. Alumni with class years ending in a ‘5’ or ‘0’ celebrated their milestone reunions, but all members of the University community were invited to share in the festivities.

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Gathered at the PBC New York Executive Forum are: Tom O’Brien ’86, P’19, Board of Trustees member; Rana Faroohar, keynote speaker; and Francis Pearn ‘83, P’16, honoree for the upcoming Annual Award Dinner that will take place on Oct. 8.

5.06.15: A Day of Giving

Fall 2015

What was once just a normal spring day at the University is now a day to be celebrated. On May 6, alumni, students, parents, employees and friends pulled together to give back to Scranton.

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Gathered at the PBC New York Executive Forum are: Tom O’Brien ’86, P’19, Board of Trustees member; Rana Faroohar, keynote speaker; and Francis Pearn ‘83, P’16, honoree for the upcoming Annual Award Dinner that will take place on Oct. 8.

Leave a Legacy That Enriches Our Students’ Lives: Join The Estate Society Today

Spring 2015

Talent will be nurtured, hope will be born, and the future will be transformed, one student at a time.

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Gathered at the PBC New York Executive Forum are: Tom O’Brien ’86, P’19, Board of Trustees member; Rana Faroohar, keynote speaker; and Francis Pearn ‘83, P’16, honoree for the upcoming Annual Award Dinner that will take place on Oct. 8.

Be Engaged with your University

Spring 2015

Save the date and plan to join us for these upcoming events.

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Gathered at the PBC New York Executive Forum are: Tom O’Brien ’86, P’19, Board of Trustees member; Rana Faroohar, keynote speaker; and Francis Pearn ‘83, P’16, honoree for the upcoming Annual Award Dinner that will take place on Oct. 8.

The Long-Awaited Degree

Spring 2015

A surgeon who attended medical school eight credits shy of his bachelor’s degree reflects on the importance of his undergraduate education.

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Gathered at the PBC New York Executive Forum are: Tom O’Brien ’86, P’19, Board of Trustees member; Rana Faroohar, keynote speaker; and Francis Pearn ‘83, P’16, honoree for the upcoming Annual Award Dinner that will take place on Oct. 8.

In His Memory: The Michael Mulhall ’10 Memorial Scholarship

Spring 2015

Michael Mulhall ’10 was a connector. He always brought people together. His tragic passing, just weeks after graduation, however, did not end his ability to strengthen the bonds of those he touched.

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The Mulhall family at Michael’s graduation, from left to right: Carrie, Justine, Peggy (mother), Michael, Neil (father) and Grace.

A Future, Fair and Bright

Spring 2015

Board of Trustee Chair Larry Lynch discusses his new role at the University and his hopes for its future.

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Gathered at Scranton’s 2014 undergraduate commencement are (from left to right): Patricia Harrington, R.N., Ed.D.; Trustee Emeritus Christopher “Kip” Condron ’70, H’03, Chair of the Board of Trustees Larry Lynch ’81; The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L.; and University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J

Father Quinn Visits the Student Calling Center, Surprises Donors and Students

Spring 2015

Fr. Quinn made a special visit to the Student Calling Center to spend time meeting with students on duty and to thank them for their service to the University.

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University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., and Marissa Larrazabal ’15, reach out to an alumnus at the Student Calling Center.

Photo: Golden Grads

Fall 2014

Members of the Class of 1964 served as delegates at the University's undergraduate commencement ceremony on June 1, 2014.

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Members of the Class of 1964 served as delegates at the University's undergraduate commencement ceremony on June 1, 2014.

Photo: Legacy Families

Fall 2014

Alumni gather with their graduates (Class of 2014) for a photo with University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., and Alumni Society President Martina A. Martin '80, during commencement weekend.

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Alumni gather with their graduates (Class of 2014) for a photo with University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., and Alumni Society President Martina A. Martin '80, during commencement weekend.

Photo: Scranton Alumus Meets the Vice President

Fall 2014

Scranton alumus meets the Vice President, photo

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Matthew Kelly ’04 with Scranton native Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Embassy, during Biden’s official White House visit to Bucharest, Romania. Kelly is a vice consul at the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.

Alumni Society Board of Governors Elected

Fall 2014

The University of Scranton Alumni Society’s Board of Governors elected nine new members to the board of directors.

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Matthew Kelly ’04 with Scranton native Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Embassy, during Biden’s official White House visit to Bucharest, Romania. Kelly is a vice consul at the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.

Leading with Great Passion: Judee Bavaria G'72

Fall 2014

Judee Bavaria G’72, president and CEO of Presby’s Inspired Life, has included the University in her estate plans.

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Judee Bavaria G’72, president and CEO of Presby’s Inspired Life, has included the University in her estate plans.

Your 2014 Alumni Reunion

Fall 2014

Campus was alive with activity as alumni and friends celebrated their milestone Reunion years and the University’s 125th anniversary, June 20-22. Classes in milestone years didn’t just come back, they gave back too!

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Judee Bavaria G’72, president and CEO of Presby’s Inspired Life, has included the University in her estate plans.

Strengthen the Scranton Network; Answer the Phone!

Fall 2014

Senior Jacqulyn Cavanaugh grew up in Philadelphia but she fell in love with Scranton as a child, listening to her father, John Cavanaugh ’77, tell stories of his time at the University.

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Senior Jacqulyn Cavanaugh is a Student Development Officer from whom you may get a phone call to invite you to provide philanthropic support for scholarships and programs. Answer the phone and tell her your Scranton story!

Steve Klingman Honored at the Carlesimo Award Dinner

Fall 2014

This year’s Carlesimo Golf Tournament and Award Dinner, sponsored by the Quandel Construction Group, was held on June 9 at Hamilton Farm Golf Club.

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The 2014 Peter A. Carlesimo Award is presented to Steve Klingman, associate director of athletics at the University. From left to right: Mark Carlesimo, Esq. P’17; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Klingman and Toby Lovecchio ’85, director of athletics.

PBC Annual Award Dinner — Oct. 9

Fall 2014

The President’s Business Council (PBC) 13th Annual Award Dinner is planned for Thursday, Oct. 9, at The Pierre, New York City.

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Ralph J. DiRuggiero ’73, P’10

Learning to Give: Christopher “Kip” Condron ’70

Fall 2014

The University’s most recently named trustee emeritus talks about the importance of giving back and his faith in future generations of Scranton graduates.

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Kip and Peggy, co-chairs of the Pride, Passion, Promise capital campaign, which raises $129 million for the University between 2008-2011

Alumni News

Fall 2013

University & Alumni Society Present Frank J. O’Hara Alumni Awards

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At the award ceremony are, from left, Tom Grech ’84, president of the University’s Alumni Society; Patrick W. Shea, Esq. ’78; Michael D. DeMichele, Ph.D. ’63; Joseph P. Bannon, M.D.’83; Kathleen Sprows-Cummings, Ph.D. ’93; and Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., University president. O’Hara Award recipient James F. Duffy, S.J., M.D. ’88 is not pictured.

Boston and Scranton Strong

Fall 2013

Two Alumni complete Boston Marathon just hours before tragic bombing.

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Lt. Mike Murphy of the Newton, Mass., fire dept., carries an American flag down the middle of Boylston Street after observing a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Crunching the Numbers: Fiscal Year 2012

Spring 2013

For all you visual people out there, here is an informational breakdown of the University’s donor participation during the fiscal year of 2012.

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Lt. Mike Murphy of the Newton, Mass., fire dept., carries an American flag down the middle of Boylston Street after observing a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

While Waiting for Her ‘Ship to Come In,’ Alumna Makes First Donation

Spring 2013

Two decades ago my classmates and I walked across a stage at the soccer field, shook Father Panuska’s hand, and received our diplomas.

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Joan Froehlich ’93 is a member of the University's Reunion Participation Committee.

Not Just Another Catholic School

Spring 2013

Greg grew up in Scranton’s South Side, and the University was a bit of a Marx family tradition.

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Gregory and Angela Marx, who were married in the Madonna della Strada Chapel in August 2011, credit Scranton for “transforming us into the people we are today.”

Shamrockin’ & Rollin’

Spring 2013

On March 8, the classes of 2008-2013 gathered in green to help throw a record-breakin’, Irish-jiggin’, Shamrockin’ Eve Party.

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Gregory and Angela Marx, who were married in the Madonna della Strada Chapel in August 2011, credit Scranton for “transforming us into the people we are today.”

Alumni News

Spring 2013

The following articles highlighting recent alumni events, activities and initiatives at The University of Scranton.

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Gregory and Angela Marx, who were married in the Madonna della Strada Chapel in August 2011, credit Scranton for “transforming us into the people we are today.”

Why I Give

Fall 2012

The following section highlights alumni donor and why they choose to remember their alum mater.

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Gregory and Angela Marx, who were married in the Madonna della Strada Chapel in August 2011, credit Scranton for “transforming us into the people we are today.”

University & Alumni Society Present Frank J. O’Hara Alumni Awards

Fall 2012

The University honored eight individuals with the Frank J. O’Hara Award at the Reunion 2012 O’Hara Award Ceremony in June.

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Pictured (seated, from left) are President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Ellen Duggan Pappert ’87; Mary Beth Hamorski, V.M.D. ’82; and Judith C. Dunn, Esq. ’77. Standing (from left) are Richard H. Passon, Ph.D.; Lee A. DeHihns, III, Esq. ’67; Francis G. Tracy ’52; Neil Fogliani ’61, receiving the O’Hara Award in place of posthumous recipient James M. Basta ’61; and Thomas Grech ’84, president of the University’s Alumni Society. O’Hara recipient James M. Kane, M.D. ’46 is absent from the photograph.

Reconnecting at Reunion

Fall 2012

This year more than 1,000 Scranton graduates and friends came home for Alumni Reunion Weekend in June to celebrate their years on campus and reconnect with those people who made the University so special.

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Pictured (seated, from left) are President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Ellen Duggan Pappert ’87; Mary Beth Hamorski, V.M.D. ’82; and Judith C. Dunn, Esq. ’77. Standing (from left) are Richard H. Passon, Ph.D.; Lee A. DeHihns, III, Esq. ’67; Francis G. Tracy ’52; Neil Fogliani ’61, receiving the O’Hara Award in place of posthumous recipient James M. Basta ’61; and Thomas Grech ’84, president of the University’s Alumni Society. O’Hara recipient James M. Kane, M.D. ’46 is absent from the photograph.

Alumni News

Fall 2012

The following articles highlighting recent alumni events, activities and initiatives at The University of Scranton.

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Pictured (seated, from left) are President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Ellen Duggan Pappert ’87; Mary Beth Hamorski, V.M.D. ’82; and Judith C. Dunn, Esq. ’77. Standing (from left) are Richard H. Passon, Ph.D.; Lee A. DeHihns, III, Esq. ’67; Francis G. Tracy ’52; Neil Fogliani ’61, receiving the O’Hara Award in place of posthumous recipient James M. Basta ’61; and Thomas Grech ’84, president of the University’s Alumni Society. O’Hara recipient James M. Kane, M.D. ’46 is absent from the photograph.

Alumni News

Spring 2012

The following articles highlighting recent alumni events, activities and initiatives at The University of Scranton.

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Pictured (front, from left) are Chris Andres, M.D. ’89, Lucie Henry ’12, Richard Bevilacqua, D.M.D., M.D. ’83, (back) Pamela Taffera, D.O., M.B.A. ’02, Kathleen Lavelle ’12 and Mike Le ’12.

Remembering Our Miracle in the Mountains

Spring 2012

Clare Devine ’08, Martina Martin ’80, Patrick Morgan ’01 and Jeff Manganaro ’02 discuss why they remember "Our Miracle in the Mountains."

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While visiting Heidelberg, Germany, Clare Devine ’08 (center) had the opportunity to visit with fellow Royals Maren Smith ’07 (left) and Laura Gibbons ’08, both captains in the Army Nurse Corps who were stationed in Germany at the time.

Stay Connected with Your Alma Mater

Fall 2011

There are lots of ways to stay connected to the University you love. Don't forget to nominate an inspiring alum for the annual Frank J. O’Hara Alumni Awards, vote for the Alumni Board of Governors, or update us on your recent advanced degree.

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While visiting Heidelberg, Germany, Clare Devine ’08 (center) had the opportunity to visit with fellow Royals Maren Smith ’07 (left) and Laura Gibbons ’08, both captains in the Army Nurse Corps who were stationed in Germany at the time.

Why We Give Back To Scranton

Fall 2011

Why do Scranton alumni give back to the University they love? In their own words, Benjamin Courtney ’11, Jim Franconeri ’65 and Noradeen Farlekas ’83 explain.

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Benjamin Courtney ’11, a Hispanic studies and secondary education major, shared what he learned at The University of Scranton during an International Service Program to Guatemala in 2011. Today, Courtney gives back to the University that gave him so much through donations.

Building a Legacy

Fall 2011

For many of our alumni, a Scranton education is a family tradition. This fall, 73 daughters and sons of Scranton alumni – including 11 from alumni couples – entered the University.

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Alumni parents and their students who are members of the Class of 2015 gathered with University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., during Fall Welcome Weekend in August.

Remembering Our Royals: The 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Fall 2011

A decade ago, the world was shaken by the tragic events of Sept. 11, and a surge of shock and sadness flooded the hearts of those near and far, including our University community. Michael Costello ’96, Timothy Finnerty ’90, Charles Heeran ’00, Timothy Hughes ’80 and William Kelly ’93, as well as 32 others who were related to students and graduates, were taken from us that day.

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The names of the five University graduates who died during the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, are inscribed on a plaque in the Madonna della Strada Chapel on campus.

Alumni News

Fall 2011

Interested in reconnecting with old friends and classmates? There are plenty of events scheduled year-round just for you, alums! Here is a recap of Reunion Weekend 2011, plus a slew of upcoming events on and off campus.

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Members of the Class of 2006 gather on the DeNaples Center's patio during Reunion Weekend in June 2011.
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