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Fall 2011


  • Scranton Inaugurates Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., as President

    In a celebration of The University of Scranton’s tradition and accomplishments, as well as its future as a leading Jesuit university in the 21st century, the University conducted an Inauguration Ceremony for its 25th president, Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., on Sept. 16.

  • Transforming Our Campus

    Since 2003, the University has invested more than $237 million in campus improvements, either completed or under way. Most recently, Scranton completed the first phase of the new Loyola Science Center and a new residence hall/fitness center on Mulberry Street.

Alumni Profiles

  • Shining Bright on the Biggest Stages

    While millions across the globe watched the pomp and circumstance surrounding this spring’s Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in London, Dennis Size ’76, too, was overcome with emotion.

  • The Bond of Brothers

    Patrick Kane ’89 and his brother Sean ’94 have the type of relationship where finishing each other’s sentences isn’t uncommon.

  • Alumna Integral in Finding Tomorrow’s Leaders

    For Jean Sinzdak ’96, there’s nothing quite like the moment a woman realizes she has what it takes to run for public office. Her eyes light up. Her confidence soars. Suddenly, she’s no longer just a part of the discussion; she’s a part of the process.

On the Commons

  • Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign - Celebrating our Success Together

    It required visionary leadership and faith in the future of The University of Scranton to set the ambitious goals of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign. Recognizing that it would take the dedication and sacrifice of many in the University community, the president and Board of Trustees set out to transform the campus and secure Scranton's future.

  • Inauguration Remarks

    The following are remarks from several dignitaries on hand to commemorate the Inauguration of Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., as president of The University of Scranton.

  • For the Love of Music: The University’s Musical Identity

    Performance Music at The University of Scranton is an exemplar for the collegiate musical community. At a school that has no music major, more than 350 students, staff, faculty and alumni participate in the program each year.

  • Student News

    The following news items highlight the recent recognition received by our students.

  • University News

    The following news items highlight the many recent accomplishments, events and milestones at The University of Scranton

Focus on Faculty

  • Faculty & Staff News

    The following news items highlight the many recent accomplishments of our faculty and staff members.


  • Fresh Faces Join Coaching Staffs

    It’s been a whirlwind summer for Mia Collarini ’11. In May, she earned Bachelor of Science degrees in counseling and human services and history from the University. Six weeks later she was named head coach of Scranton’s softball program.

  • The Embodiment of a Student-Athlete

    Financing graduate school just got a lot easier for Carl Caceres ’11 and Chris Stallone ’11. This summer, the two Scranton graduates were awarded prestigious postgraduate scholarships by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), bringing the total number of recipients from The University of Scranton to 15.

Alumni News

  • Alumni News

    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.

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

    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.

  • Building a Legacy

    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.

  • Why We Give Back To Scranton

    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.

  • Stay Connected with Your Alma Mater

    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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