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SUBMITTED PHOTO From left: Sebastianelli, Miller, Loftus; and Dr. Jeff Gingerich, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

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.