Local residents were among the 64 members of The University of Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2019 honored for academic excellence, service or both. Among them are:
• Mark J. Ferraro of Peckville, recipient of the Excellence in Chemistry award, earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics. He is a member of the Phi Lambda Upsilon honor society. He participated in the mathematics, biology and chemistry clubs and the commuter student association. He served as a tutor for organic chemistry and as a student facilitator for the Scranton Emerging Leaders program. He is a graduate of Valley View High School.
• Karen A. Loftus of Archbald, recipient of the Excellence in Nursing RN to BSN award, earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau honor society. While obtaining her degree, she worked as a nurse navigator in the Department of General Surgery at Geisinger CMC.
• Mark R. Miller of Archbald, recipient of the Excellence in Business Administration award, earned a bachelor’s degree in both marketing and in business administration. He also participated in the University’s Business Leadership Honors Program. He is a member of Mu Kappa Tau and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies. He served as president of Mu Kappa Tau, was a co-chair of the Kania School student advisory board and as president of the business club. After graduation, he will join the Atlanta Falcons organization as a corporate partnership assistant.
• Ryan A. Sebastianelli of Archbald, recipient ex aequo of the Prof. Frank C. Brown award for excellence in history, earned a bachelor’s degree in history. He is a member of Sigma Tau Delta honor society and the Pre-Law Society. This fall, he will pursue his Juris Doctorate at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on a three-year, full-tuition Dean’s Merit Scholarship.