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Twice a year the Deans’ List is announced. The Deans’ List is based on semester QPA. To merit Deans’ List, a matriculating student must attain a quality point average of 4.00 to 3.50 on 12 or more graded credits. Part-time students may be considered upon accumulation of 12 or more graded credits. Any student designated as unclassified or with an “I,” an “X” or “U” grade on her/his record is not eligible.
Honors at Commencement
The degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, and Bachelor of Architecture are awarded in three grades of honor:
- with distinction, cum laude
3.50 - 3.74 cumulative QPA
- with high distinction, magna cum laude
3.75 - 3.89 cumulative QPA
- with highest distinction, summa cum laude
3.90 - 4.00 cumulative QPA
These distinctions are awarded on the basis of the student’s cumulative average in all subjects. For students attending Commencement in May, any and all honors are determined on grades from the preceding semester.
Students entering with advanced standing from other colleges and universities are not eligible for these honors until they have completed at least 60 credits at Marywood University.
Kappa Gamma Pi Medal for General Excellence Established by Scranton Chapter of Kappa Gamma Pi, National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society
Saint Luke Medal for Excellence in Art Founded by Helen Leonard in memory of Mary E. Barrett
Anna and James Foley Medal for Excellence in Art Education Established by Sister Ave Maria Foley, IHM in honor of her parents and brother.
Sister Maria Laurence Maher, IHM Medal for Excellence in Biological Studies Founded in memory of Sister Maria Laurence Maher, IHM by her family
Thomas and Norah Clarke Medal for Excellence in Business Founded by the Clarke family in memory of their parents, Thomas and Norah Clarke
Philip E. Mulry Medal for Excellence in Chemistry Founded by the Mulry family in memory of Philip E. Mulry, Sr.
Lynett Medal for Academic Distinction in Communication, Arts, and Sciences Founded by the late E.J. Lynett in memory of his wife, Ellen Ruddy Lynett
Margaret T. Lunney Medal for Outstanding Performance in the Study of Communication Sciences and Disorders Founded by Miss Dorothy R. McNulty in honor of her friend, Miss Margaret T. Lunney
J. Harold Brislin Medal for Distinction in Creative Writing Founded by Gene Brislin, in memory of her husband, J. Harold Brislin, a Pulitzer Prize winner
Edward Gayeski Medal for Excellence in Design Founded by Mrs. Alba Lori Gayeski, in memory of her husband, Edward Gayeski
Rosemary Carroll Kazimer Medal for Excellence in Elementary Education Founded by Dr. Mary Louise Keeney in honor of Mrs. Kazimer
Sister Regina Barrett Medal For Excellence in Early Childhood Education Established in honor of Sister Regina Barrett, IHM by Superintendent Patricia C. Leamy
Dr. Wanda Persichetti Medal for Excellence in Foreign Language Founded by friends of the late Dr. Wanda M. Persichetti
C. Norman Shaffer LL.D. Medal for Nutrition and Dietetics Founded by Mrs. C. Norman Shaffer, LL.D., in memory of Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart Walsh, IHM and Sister Margaret Mary Howley, IHM
Barrett Medal For Outstanding Service and Scholarship in the Field of Legal Studies and Criminal Justice Founded by Sigma Pi Mu in honor of Dr. John W. Barrett Tama
Medal for Excellence in Mathematical Studies Founded by Mrs. Margaret Mary Tama Hovell ’63 and Dr. Judith Tama Page ’70, in memory of their parents, John and Margaret Tama
Sister M. Clare Kelley, IHM Medal for Excellence in Music Founded in memory of Sister M. Clare Kelley, IHM by friends, alumnae, and former music students or Marywood University
Mary Grace Loughney Flynn ’39 Medal for Excellence in Music Established by Sister Elizabeth R. Loughney, IHM
Nemotko Medal for Distinction in Nursing Founded by Mrs. Anthony J. Nemotko in memory of her husband, Anthony J. Nemotko
Mary Pace Medal for Excellence in Philosophy Founded by the Reverend William J. Pace in memory of his mother, Mary Pace
Thomas J. Keenan, M.D. Medal for Excellence in the Undergraduate Physician’s Assistant Program Established by Mrs. Mary Keenan Hecht in honor of her brother, Thomas J. Keenan, M.D.
Sister M. Charitas Loftus, IHM Medal for Excellence in Poetry Founded by Jemille A. Zaydon, friends, and alumni
Sister M. Sylvia Morgan, IHM Medal for Excellence in Pre-Medical Studies Founded by Elizabeth King Young Arvad, M.D.
Medal for Excellence in Psychology Founded by the Psychology Club in honor of Sister M. St. Mary Orr, IHM and Sister M. Bernardina McAndrew, IHM
Czachor Medal for Distinction in Religious Studies Founded by the Czachor family of Archbald, Pennsylvania
Sister M. Immaculata Gillespie Medal for Excellence in the Secondary Education Program Founded by Elizabeth Young Arvad, M.D.
Jenkins-Colis Gilroy Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Social Work Founded by BSW students in memory of Brian Jenkins, Class of 1979 and Patricia Colis Gilroy, Class of 1976
Jordan Medal for Excellence in the Social Sciences Founded by the Misses Jordan in memory of their brother, the Reverend Richard D. Jordan, J.C.L.
Margaret Ruddy Dougherty Medal for Academic Excellence in Special Education Founded by Regina, Edward, William Fahey, and Mary Fahey McGarry
Sister Davidica Kildea, IHM Medal for Excellence in Voice Founded in memory of Sister M. Davidica Kildea, IHM by the Kildea family
Dolores M. Ackourey Medal for Excellence in Leadership and Human Relations Founded by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Ackourey in memory of their daughter, Dolores
Sister M. Eva Connors, IHM Peace Medal Founded in memory of Sister M. Eva Connors, IHM
Sister M. Margrete Kelley, IHM Medal for Distinction in Service Founded by Anna G. Kirby in memory of her sister, Sister M. Margrete Kelley, IHM
Judith Piznar '90 Medal for Leadership and Service to Youth Founded in memory of Judy Piznar by her parents, Robert S. and Catherine Piznar