La Plume -- Keystone College celebrated its 147th commencement during a ceremony at the Pavilion at Montage, Scranton, on Saturday, May 12. Two hundred ninety eight students participated in the ceremony.

Gregory Maguire, award-winning author of nearly 40 books, addressed graduates and received an honorary degree during the ceremony. Mr. Maguire’s best-known work, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, is a New York Times bestseller that inspired the musical that has been entertaining Broadway audiences for nearly 15 years.

Keystone President David L. Coppola, Ph.D, presided over the ceremony. Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Robert H. Swartley, chair of Keystone’s board of trustees, presented the degrees to the candidates.

The following local students were presented as candidates for degrees:

School of Professional Studies
Master of Education in Early Childhood Education Leadership: Leigh Ellen Abromavage, Covington Township.

Master of Science in Accountancy: Noelle L. Belveduto, Spring Brook Township.

Bachelor of Science: Andrea Rose Fryzel, Moscow; William David Nelson IV, Moscow; and Jordan Marc Williams, Moscow.

Turock School of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Science: Kyle Adam Merring, Jefferson Township; Taylor Victoria Tavares, Jefferson Township; and Ashley J. Wilson, Spring Brook Township.