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Fall 2016


Alumni Profiles

On the Commons

Focus on Faculty

  • Faculty News

    A collection of faculty news from the spring and summer 2016 is below.


Alumni News

  • A Royal Experience

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

  • Bob Bessoir '55 Honored at the Carlesimo Award Dinner

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

  • 5.06.16

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

  • Royal Memories Made at Alumni Weekend 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.

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

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

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

    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.

  • Performance Music Alumni Reunion

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

  • Cheerleader Reunion

    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.

  • The Future is in Your Hands

    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.


Web Exclusives

  • Drs. Donald Jenkins '84 and Daniel Grabo '98

    A Closer Look

  • Brian Duke’s '79 Tips on Caregiving

    Brian Duke ’79 is director of senior services at Main Line Health and former secretary of aging of Pennsylvania (the nation’s fourth-grayist state). He has advice for caregivers.

  • A Professor's Perspective: Revitalization in 'The Electric City'

    Meghan Ashlin Rich, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology and women’s studies, studies how cities use arts and culture-based strategies to renew blighted areas. She studied Scranton. This is an essay she wrote for The Scranton Journal based in part on her research.

  • More Answers from Michael Jenkins, Ph.D. '06

    The Scranton Journal interviewed Michael Jenkins, Ph.D. '06, assistant professor in the Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology Department and expert on innovation in policing and community problem-solving policing.

  • Modern Day Recycling Challenges

    Sharon Kneiss '77, president and CEO of the National Waste & Recycling Association, is helping to clean up -- and educate -- America.

  • Q&A with Mike Soskil ’97, G’09

    Mike Soskil ’97, G’09, Global Teacher Prize finalist and science teacher at Wallenpaupack South Elementary School and Darryl DeMarzio, chair of The University of Scranton's Education Department, discuss everything from teaching philosophy to advocacy.

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