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Spring 2016


Alumni Profiles

On the Commons

Focus on Faculty

  • Faculty News

    A collection of faculty news from the fall and winter 2015 is below, featuring everything from awardees to faculty-student collaboration.


  • Men’s Soccer Makes Tourney Run

    The men’s soccer team capped a banner 2015 season in the middle of November, as the team qualified for the NCAA Tournament and won a first-round match (2-0 over UMass-Boston), before bowing out in the second round to St. Lawrence (2-0).

  • Martin Named Director of Athletics

    The University began a new era in athletics in August when Dave Martin was named director of Athletics. Martin comes to the University after serving an 11-year tenure as director of athletics at Misericordia University in Dallas.

  • University Inducts Six Into Wall of Fame

    The six newest members of the University’s Athletics Wall of Fame were inducted in February, during a ceremony held between games of the men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader against Juniata in the Long Center.

  • More Fall Athletics Highlights

    Athletics photos and news from the fall are featured here.

Alumni News

  • A World of Good

    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.

  • Presidential Scholars Receive a World of Opportunity

    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).

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

    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.

  • From Wall Street to the Hardwoods - Joseph Vaszily ’95

    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.

  • Tax Credit Funding for Educational Organizations

    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.

  • Behind the Scenes of the Alumni Society Advisory Board

    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.

  • Half a Century Later, Still a ‘Treasure’

    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.

  • A Song of Pride

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

  • Save the Date, Carlesimo Golf Tournament and Award Dinner

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

  • The Estate Society

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

  • Getting Involved

    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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