Wilkes University will award 300 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees when it holds its winter commencement ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 19. The event will be held at 1 p.m. in the Arnaud C. Marts Center, 274 South Franklin St. in Wilkes-Barre.
The commencement address will be delivered by Paul Riggs, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University. Kristin Donati, who is receiving her master of business administration degree at the ceremony, will be the student speaker. Donati is associate director of graduate enrollment at Wilkes University.
About Wilkes University:
Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation’s finest doctoral universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 46 majors, Wilkes offers 24 master’s degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.