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Spring 2024


  • For the Health of the Community

    University and Geisinger partner on newly reimagined Edward R. Leahy Jr. Clinic for the Uninsured.

  • Celebrating Two Decades of FIRSTs

    Founders, past participants and the current coordinator gathered at the University’s Retreat Center at Chapman Lake to reflect and celebrate 20 years of First-years Involved in Reflective Service Together (FIRST). The initiative connects incoming students with fellow Royals while also introducing them to the “powerful Scranton culture of service and community."

  • A Lifetime of Wonderment

    Edward R. Leahy ’68, H’01 credits the University with opening the world to him, and he’s spent a lifetime serving it in return.

  • A Two-Generation Service Success Story

    Since 1988, members of the Guarnuccio family have been putting a priority on volunteerism with The University of Scranton and in the surrounding community.

Alumni Profiles

On the Commons

Focus on Faculty

  • University Educators Advocate for Veterans

    Through academic research and classroom instruction at The University of Scranton, Michael Crowell, PT, DSc and Mary L. (Doyle) Troy, Ph.D., NCC, LPC ’95 G’20 advocate for veterans.

  • Weinberg Memorial Library Event Hosts 'Engrossing' Event

    Professor Michael Knies and Tom Costello, '73, shown, receive honors from the International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting at the organization's 74th annual conference. As a photo border, shown, is a section of the certificate for which P.W. Costello did the engrossing to commemorate his marriage 18 years earlier.

  • Professor Awarded Nearly Half-Million Dollar Grant

    Biology faculty member’s six-figure National Science Foundation Grant will enable additional student-faculty research projects for years to come.

  • Faculty Notes

    Awards, published research and Faculty Fellows


Alumni News


Web Exclusives

  • Becoming Men and Women for Others

    The pathway to FIRST for Wendy De La Cruz Garcia '27, Bryan Pulla '27, Sarika Mongar '27 and Lucia DeCarvalho '27 began as middle schoolers at Scranton’s NativityMiguel, a private, tuition-free Catholic school serving a diverse student population grades 5-8.

  • Meet the Directors

    Leahy Clinic Directors Proud To Serve Students and Community

  • 'Look Even More Intentionally to the Margins'

    How did an international service trip to Mexico and pilgrimage to El Salvador change Dean Lauren Rivera’s perspective on advocacy?

  • Guarnuccio Family Gives Back

    When Keith Guarnuccio was earning his B.S. in political science, the Center for Service and Social Justice First-years Involved in Reflective Service Together (FIRST) program had not yet been established, but in recent years, second-generation Guarnuccios Hanna ’22, Aidan ’23 and Bridgid ’27 have participated in the program.

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