SCRANTON, PA – Mark Alan Martiniano of Fulton was among the recipients of 48 doctor of physical therapy degrees and 668 master’s degrees conferred by The University of Scranton at its post-baccalaureate commencement on May 31 in the Byron Recreation Complex.
Martiniano earned a Master of Business Administrat degree with a major in general business administration from The University of Scranton.
Graduates represented 33 states, including California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Programs with the most graduates at Scranton were MBA, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, occupational therapy and human resources.
Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, IHM, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton, was the principal speaker at the Jesuit university’s graduate school commencement.
She also received an honorary degree from the University at the ceremony. She is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scranton. St. Joseph’s Center offers residential and community-based programs for children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, as well as maternity and family services.
“Many times, we find that the most vulnerable, those we seek to assist, bring tremendous meaning and understanding into our lives. They demonstrate courage, trust, fidelity and acceptance in such a positive way that they become the ones providing the greater good and life lessons. They are our inspiration and able to change all of us for the better,” Sister Maryalice said in her address, noting that it is “especially significant to be honored by The University of Scranton in its 125th anniversary year.”
University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., also addressed the graduates and their guests. Degrees were conferred by Father Quinn to candidates presented by W. Jeffrey Welsh, Ph.D., dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education.