Fall 2018 Issue

Susquehanna Alumni Among Top Earners in PA Within 10 Years

Susquehanna was named among the top 35 colleges in the state whose graduates have the highest median annual earnings 10 years after enrollment. The university was ranked No. 25 on the list, with graduates earning a median income of $52,500 annually 10 years after beginning their college career-more than graduates of Penn State ($48,500) and the University of Pittsburgh ($50,700).

The list was published recently by the Harrisburg Patriot News using data from the College Scorecard, a U.S. Department of Education website. It provides a variety of data about colleges and universities, including the median annual earnings of graduates 10 years after college enrollment, the average net cost to attend and other helpful information.

“The College Scorecard helps families decipher some commonly held misconceptions about ‘sticker price’ versus actual college cost,” says Madeleine Rhyneer, vice president of enrollment and student financial services at Susquehanna.

“These numbers illustrate what we mean when we talk about value. A college education is one of the most important investments a student and their family will make. Fortunately, data-based tools such as College Scorecard can help families get the most bang for their buck.”

In addition to earnings, the average net cost for a student to attend Susquehanna per year is $25,506-$3,720 less than the average cost to attend Penn State, which is $29,226. The University of Pittsburgh’s average net cost-$27,917-is also higher than Susquehanna’s.

Faculty Earn Awards

Congratulations go to three faculty members who were honored at Commencement in May. This year, the John C. Horn Distinguished Service Lectureship was awarded to Nicholas Clark, assistant professor of political science, in recognition of his leadership, his skill as a teacher, his rich record of institutional service and his impressive professional résumé as both a practitioner and a scholar. Clark joined the faculty in 2013. Since that time he has built up an impressive record of scholarship focused primarily on the European Union.

The Susquehanna University Donald D. Housley Teaching Award was awarded to Marcos Krieger, associate professor of music. A superior teacher, performer, scholar and university citizen, he has established himself among students and colleagues as a figure of authority and a meticulous and conscientious leader, possessing of great clarity and integrity. Krieger is the chair of the Curriculum Committee and director of the Honors Program.

The Lawrence A. Lemons Distinguished Academic Advising Award was awarded to Jan Reichard-Brown, associate professor of biology. While a dedicated advisor to biology students, Reichard-Brown was recognized for her work as pre-health advisor, working with all students
who are interested in health-related careers, including medical school. This complex and important job includes ensuring that students fulfill entrance requirements and prepare for entrance exams, supporting them through the application process, celebrating with them when they are successful, and continuing to help them well beyond graduation.

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