Widener Celebrates the 2023 Graduates

Communications Team
Two graduates in blue gowns tossing their grad caps in the air at the Pride lion statues
Emma Reilly and Vincent Marinaro toss their caps in the air to celebrate their graduation

Widener University celebrated the achievements of its 2023 Chester-campus graduates in ceremonies held on Memorial Field this week. Here’s a snapshot of the festivities:

2023 By the Numbers

1,375 Members Strong 💪

708 undergrads, 667 grads

Spanning the Globe 🌎

The members of Class of 2023 hail from 38 states - from California to Vermont - and 12 different countries, including Ghana, Oman, South Africa, and El Salvador.

Seeing Double 🎓

Class of 2023 includes 4 sets of twins!

President Robertson, in full academic regalia, stands at the podium speaking; in the foreground are blurred blue caps

President Stacey Robertson delivered inspiring words to the graduates:

I want to offer my most enthusiastic congratulations to each of you. Earning this degree has required focus, hard work, a willingness to grow and learn, and the ability to recover from challenges – and I know we have all experienced those. I am absolutely confident that each of you – as Widener alumni – will use your degree to find career success, enrich the communities around you, and play a part – big or small – in making the world a better place.”

August-Wilhelm Scheer stands with President Robertson and Board Chair Paul Beideman, holding his honorary degree
August-Wilhelm Scheer (center) with President Stacey Robertson and Trustee Board Chair Paul Beideman.

An honorary degree was awarded to August-Wilhelm Scheer, PhD at the School of Business Administration ceremony.

Congratulations graduates!

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