HANOVER — Amanda Grace M. Ruiz of Whippany was among the more than 500 graduates who earned masters and doctoral degrees at The University of Scranton. Degrees were presented at its graduate commencement ceremony on May 21 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. Degrees were conferred to graduates who had completed their academic degree requirements in August and December of 2022, as well as January and May of 2023.
Ruiz earned a Master of Science in occupational therapy from The University of Scranton.
At the ceremony, the University conferred its first Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in accounting degrees to 12 graduates. The University also conferred Doctor of nursing practice doctor of physical therapy degrees, and Master’s degrees in various disciplines. Graduates represented 27 states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. Students also represented Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, and India. The programs with the most graduates were the Master of business administration, master of health administration, master of occupational therapy, master of Accountancy and doctor of physical therapy.