Fall Graduates Receive Diplomas

Penn State Worthington Scranton recognized achievement and presented diplomas to its summer and fall graduates for 2005 on Friday, December 16th . The Chancellor of the Penn State Worthington Scranton, Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, Ph.D., presided over the Commencement and conferred degrees to baccalaureate and associate program graduates.

In addition to offering the first two years of numerous Penn State programs, students can complete a variety of baccalaureate and associate degrees at Penn State Worthington Scranton. Said Dr. Krogh-Jespersen, "It is with pride that we acknowledge the accomplishments of our campus graduates and wish them well in pursuing their careers and academic goals."

Penn State Worthington Scranton grants baccalaureate degrees in American Studies, Business, Human Development and Family Studies; Information Sciences and Technology; Letters, Arts and Sciences; and Nursing. Associate degrees are awarded in Architectural Engineering Technology; Business Administration; Human Development and Family Studies; Information Sciences and Technology; Letters, arts and Sciences; and Nursing.

Students who attended Penn State Worthington Scranton, then completed their degree at another Penn State campus, are eligible to participate in commencement at Penn State Worthington Scranton. The College holds commencement ceremonies in December and May.

The Commencement Address was delivered by Parminder Parmar, Ph.D., assistant professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State Worthington Scranton. Chancellor Krogh-Jespersen welcomed the graduates and their guests. Advisory Board Chairman Patrick J. Sheridan introduced commencement speaker, Dr. Parmar.

Introducing Business graduates was Mr. Ronald J. Yevitz, MS, instructor and program coordinator of Business Administration. H. Durell Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of Human Development and Family Studies introduced graduates in that program. Mr. Paul Perrone, MS, senior instructor of English introduced Letters, Arts and Science graduates. Information Science and Technology grads were introduced by Mr. Richard F. Dempsey, MS, assistant professor and division head, Information Sciences and Technology. Nursing program graduates were introduced by Michael Mahalik, Ph.D., director of academic affairs representing the College of Health and Human Development, Eberly College of Science and the College of Arts and Science. Dr. Mahalik also presented diplomas, with Dr. Krogh-Jespersen conferring.

Mr. Richard Pambianco, BS, president of the Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society delivered the Charge to New Alumni address.

Music for Commencement included "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, "Embrace The Music" by Greg Gilpin,  "Alma Mater" by Fred Lewis Pattee and "Procession of the Nobles" by Rimsky Korsakov. Musical selections were presented by Sharon Ann Toman, MM, band director, with the Concert Band and Chorale performing.

The following individuals completed their degree requirements in either the summer or fall of 2005. Graduates and their degrees are:

Bachelor of Science in Business: Heather L. Abromavage; Gouldsboro; Nunzio L. Allegrucci Jr., Jermyn; Paul J. Blazek, Scranton; Jamie M. Burrier, Taylor; Armand J. Cencetti III, Old Forge; Robert D. Cicci, Eynon; James D. Cimino, Scranton; Monique R. Cobb, Carbondale; Yolanda M. Davis, Tobyhanna; Christopher J. Di Pietro, Lake Ariel; Kelly A. Evanko, Dunmore; Jonathan M. Evans, Old Forge; Bobbi Jo Faraday, Jermyn; Patrick B. Fisk, Clarks Summit; Matthew J. Gregori, Dickson City; Lisa A. Klein, Chambersburg; Sara M. Krenitsky, Dunmore; Lisa M. Lavelle, Avoca; Ryan P. Loftus, Carbondale; Sean P. Mc Andrew, Scranton; Elizabeth R. McLaine, Elmhurst; Tom Muranyi, Bartonsville; Christina C. Padula, Dunmore; Adam J. Pfeiffer, Gouldsboro; Michael S. Salt II, Lake Ariel; Nicole A. Siemion, Scranton; Rebekah J. Snyder, Scranton; Harry T. Von Oehsen, Hamlin; Paul W. Winger, Dalton; and Matthew J. Zimmerman, Olyphant.

Bachelor of  Science in Human Development and Family Studies: Melissa A. Barako, Scranton; Jeanette M. Borosky, Exeter (graduates with distinction); Kathleen J. Cadden, Scranton; Jaclyn A. Cerco, Clarks Summit; Wilhelmenia F. Coleman, Scranton; Shauna L. Deeter, Ashland; Jacqueline M. Faillace, Hunlock Creek; Ashley A. Fedele, Moscow; Robert F. Fox III, Moosic (graduates with distinction); Gregory P. Germano, Archbald; Kristen M. Herie, Lake Ariel; Heather J. Kulick, Scranton; Emily A. Macneal-McDonald, Scranton; Tonya R. McNair, Susquehanna (graduates with distinction); and Frances M. Mullen, Browndale.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing:  Linda Chorba, Throop (graduates with high distinction); Angela Derby, Larksville; and Mary C. Rovinsky, Archbald.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Science and Technology: William Bobar Jr.,  Olyphant; Ryan M. Bockelkamp, Clarks Summit; Gregory C. Drumsta, Scranton; Thomas J. Katchur, Jessup; Keith McCann, Scranton; Dylan J. Smith, Old Forge; and Marcy L. Stanton, Throop (graduates with high distincton).

Bachelor of Science in Biobehavioral Health: Pamela L. Kulp, Clarks Summit.

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor's Degree in Art: Karen A. Glinsky, Lake Ariel.

Associate in Science in Business Administration: Amanda Belles, Scranton; Jill P. Brennan, Carbondale; Teresa L. Brown, Lords Valley; and Ariana L. Murphy, Lake Ariel.

Associate in Science in Human Development and Family Studies:  Michelle E. Carlucci, Dunmore; Doris M. Hines, Olyphant; Rebekah S. Litwin, Nicholson; and Jennifer E. Zeller, Scranton.

Associate in Arts in Letters, Arts and Sciences: Leslie A. Bacinelli, Madison Township: Mark Farrell, Carbondale; and Mary Jo Paladino, Hazleton.

Associate in Engineering Technology in Architectural Engineering Technology: Anthony C. DeNaples, Dunmore; and Nicole Vest, Olyphant.

Associate in Science in Nursing: Debra L. Desanto, Dunmore; Stephanie A. Evans, Jessup; Debra L. Glavich, Moscow; and Kevin M. McHale, Lake Ariel.

Associate Degree in Information Science and Technology: Stephen R. Cory, Hawley (graduates with distinction); and Greg J. Snyder, Moscow (graduates with distinction).