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South Jersey Residents Among Graduates to Receive Doctorate & Master Degree from Widener

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CHESTER, PA (06/20/2017)-- Widener University conferred degrees to more than 400 graduate students in a ceremony Friday, May 19. Commencement was held on Memorial Field at the University.

Dr. Kimberlyn Leary, associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, and associate professor of health policy and management at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, was the commencement speaker. She is also senior advisor to the CEO at the National Math and Science Initiative. As a Robert Wood Johnson health policy fellow, she formerly served as an advisor to the White House Council on Women and Girls, and as an advisor to the White House Office of Management and Budget's Health Division in the Public Health and Medicare branches.

The university presented her with a Doctor of Public Service honorary degree.

The graduates included:

Catherine Curley of Voorhees, NJ, 08043. Curley received a Doctor of Philosophy from the School of Nursing.

Ruthanne McKnight-Chelius of Mullica Hill, NJ, 08062. McKnight-Chelius received a Doctor of Philosophy from the School of Nursing.

Gary Colone of Franklinville, NJ, 08322. Colone received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the School of Human Service Professions.

Elizabeth Glassman of Gloucester City, NJ, 08030. Glassman received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the School of Human Service Professions.

Alina King of Mullica Hill, NJ, 08062. King received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the School of Human Service Professions.

Dan Lizardo of Mount Royal, NJ, 08061. Lizardo received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the School of Human Service Professions.

David Seip of Alloway, NJ, 08001. Seip received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the School of Human Service Professions.

Kaitlyn Sergiacomi of Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034. Sergiacomi received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the School of Human Service Professions.

Carolyn Geba of Swedesboro, NJ, 08085. Geba received a Doctor of Psychology from the School of Human Service Professions.

Kevin Devine of Voorhees, NJ, 08043. Devine received a Master of Business Administration from the School of Business Administration.

Carly Kacprowicz of Marlton, NJ, 08053. Kacprowicz received a Master of Business Administration from the School of Business Administration.

Laurie LaRue of Carneys Point, NJ, 08069. LaRue received a Master of Business Administration from the School of Business Administration.

Maziyar Mavvaj of Moorestown, NJ, 08057. Mavvaj received a Master of Business Administration from the School of Business Administration.

Elizabeth Mirarchi of Logan Twp., NJ, 08085. Mirarchi received a Master of Business Administration from the School of Business Administration.

Robert Page of West Deptford, NJ, 08086. Page received a Master of Business Administration from the School of Business Administration.

Sebastian Rybicki of Williamstown, NJ, 08094. Rybicki received a Master of Business Administration from the School of Business Administration.

Stephanie Schuster of Chesterfield, NJ, 08515. Schuster received a Master of Education and Master of Social Work from the School of Human Service Professions.

Rochele Manno of Mullica Hill, NJ, 08062. Manno received a Master of Social Work from the School of Human Service Professions.

Lauren Pitt of Williamstown, NJ, 08094. Pitt received a Master of Social Work from the School of Human Service Professions.

Reynell Price of Mantua, NJ, 08051. Price received a Master of Social Work from the School of Human Service Professions.

Morgan Tylor of Swedesboro, NJ, 08085. Tylor received a Master of Social Work from the School of Human Service Professions.

Sakinah Yusuff of Vineland, NJ, 08361. Yusuff received a Master of Social Work from the School of Human Service Professions.

Corey Fulton of Camden, NJ, 08103. Fulton received a Master of Science in Hospitality Management from the School of Education, Hospitality and Continuing Studies.

Lauri Landi of Bellmawr, NJ, 08031. Landi received a Master of Science in Nursing from the School of Nursing.

A one-minute video highlight of the event is available here.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences and professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate's, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. The university has campuses in Chester and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del. Visit www.widener.edu for more information.

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