Jordan Hoffman and John Brophy lead the Misericordia University Class of 2018 in a procession between two rows of faculty members during the Fall Convocation program, which began at Lemmond Center and was followed by a convocation march to the campus amphitheater on Thursday. The students were reminded that the university, founded by the Sisters of Mercy as College Misericordia, will celebrate its 90th anniversary this year.
Wilkes University held its 6th Annual First-Year Foundations Fall Convocation program in the Arnaud C. Marts Gymnasium on Friday as part of the university’s Welcome Weekend. The approximately 575 members of the freshmen class were formally welcomed to the university with addresses from Wilkes President Patrick Leahy and Provost Anne A. Skleder, and a talk by alumnus Jamie Gwynn, a Wilkes-Barre native and member of Wilkes Class of 2009. A reception for students and parents followed.