A Message from our President

Fr. QuinnDear Alumni & Friends,

Having concluded the celebration of the 125th anniversary of our founding, The University of Scranton is poised to move into the future with renewed appreciation for the wisdom, courage and sacrifice of the generations who have come before us. In this issue of The Scranton Journal, we recount the concluding months of our celebration and capture ways in which the entrepreneurial spirit so present throughout our history is alive and well today.

I am deeply proud of how thoroughly the Scranton community embraced our yearlong celebration. The energy of campus gatherings was echoed at alumni functions across the nation. I am grateful to so many of you for sharing your Scranton stories with me. I could ask for no better reminder of my privileged role than to hear from you about the ways in which this special place has made a difference in your lives. I am also delighted that we concluded our year by publishing the University’s first hardcover history book — "A Legacy to Hold, A Future to Build." With its title drawn from the inspiring words of our alma mater, the book pays just tribute to God’s grace at work here these past 125 years. It also points us squarely toward the future.

As will be true for the coming years, technology is common to many University initiatives, including several featured in this issue. What matters is not gigabits, gauges and gadgets, but rather how our faculty, staff, students and alumni are leveraging and harnessing technology to live out the University’s mission in new and expanding ways. From a major renovation in the Weinberg Memorial Library to sustainable engineering to online education, we are improving the Scranton experience as we make a difference locally and globally.

I encourage you to continue to support our important work and, most especially, to pray that the University remains a place where students can experience a transformational Catholic and Jesuit education, a Scranton education.

God bless you.


Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

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