La Plume -- Keystone College celebrated its 148th commencement during a ceremony at the Pavilion at Montage, Scranton, on Saturday, May 11. Degrees were conferred upon 290 students.

 Gregory Baker, D.D.S., past president of the Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics, offered the keynote address. Dr. Baker is a member of the Roth Williams International Society of Orthodontics and an associate clinical professor of orthodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and is also affiliated with the American Dental Association and the New Hampshire Dental Society.

Keystone President Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D, presided over the ceremony. Karen K. Yarrish, Ph.D., interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, and John Pullo, chair of Keystone’s board of trustees, presented the degrees to the candidates.

The following local students received degrees:

School of Professional Studies

Master of Science in Early Childhood Education Leadership
Diane Marie Wood, Carbondale.
Bachelor of Science

Krisa A. Mancuso, Carbondale and Cassandra Ann Purcell, Carbondale.

Associate in Science

Amber R. WyDeen, Mayfield.

Turock School of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Science
Molly Rose Carachilo, Greenfield Township.

Founded in 1868 and enrolling more than 1,300 students, Keystone offers about 38 undergraduate and graduate degree options in liberal arts and science-based programs. Located in La Plume, Pa. just outside of Scranton and two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, Keystone is known for small class sizes and individual attention focused on student success through internships, research, and community involvement.