Wilkes University Confers Nearly 300 Degrees For Summer Graduates

by Web Services

Those earning degrees include the University’s first Ph.D. in nursing graduates.

Wilkes University awarded 270 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at a virtual degree conferral ceremony on Sept. 12. The virtual degree conferral, livestreamed from campus, included remarks from Wilkes President Greg Cant and interim Provost Terese Wignot.

Among those receiving their degrees are the University’s first doctor of philosophy in nursing graduates. The four Passan School of Nursing graduates hail from Ohio and New Jersey and are the first to earn a Ph.D. from Wilkes in the University’s nearly 90-year history.

The Ph.D. graduates include:

  • Vicki Brzoza, Lawrence Township, New Jersey
  • Lillian Cortez, North Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Regina Prosser, Painesville, Ohio
  • Kristin Sagedy, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

A ceremony honoring all 2020 and 2021 graduates will be held in May 2021. On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Wilkes will host the 74th Annual Spring Commencement honoring the graduates from January 2021 and May 2021. On Sunday, May 23, 2021, the University will celebrate the graduates from May 2020 and September 2020. On each day the graduate student ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. and the bachelor’s-degree ceremony at 3 p.m. Final plans are dependent on the guidance from national and state health officials. More information can be found at www.wilkes.edu/commencement.

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