The Johnsonian Summer 2012 : Page 1

PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE CELEBRATED AT COMMENCEMENT Ed Ruskus ‘77 delivers Johnson College’s 93rd Commencement Address. Summer 2012 In This Issue... Pg. 1 Pg. 2 93rd Commencement Johnson College Open Cars on Campus New Building Teaser Annual Fund Updates Making Your Mark “What is your dream?” Ed Ruskus ’77 asked the Class of 2012 on May 12, 2012. “You have the ability – you know you do. Now go do it.” Hundreds of graduates, faculty, staff, family, and friends filled the Scranton Cultural Center and listened as Ed, Senior Mechanical Technician at Ball Aerospace in Colorado, delivered his address at Johnson College’s 93rd Commencement. Ed, a 1977 graduate of the College’s Machine Trades Program, was chosen as commencement speaker in order to celebrate the College’s 100th Anniversary since its founding in 1912. Ed, having gained the ability at Johnson College, set off to make his dreams a reality. He landed his career job at Ball Aerospace in 1980. Since then, Ed has worked on such influential projects as the Hubble Space Telescope Corrective Optics Program, the first Commercial American Launch from Plesestk, Russia, Google Earth, and much more. For 100 years and counting, Johnson College has provided students like Ed with opportunities to enter into and advance in their careers. This year, Dr. Ann L. Pipinski, the College’s President & CEO, and Louis A. Costanzo, Chairperson of the College’s Board of Directors, presented degrees to 173 graduates, who are now ready to make a significant mark in their prospective fields. Ed emphasized, “By sitting here, it shows that you are the best of America. Johnson College is not Rutgers or Yale, but Johnson College is an elite school for working America. You have earned this ticket as your key to the world. Where you go and what you do is entirely up to you.” Ed Ruskus ‘77 shows off his diploma. Pg. 3 Pg. 4-5 Class of 2012 Pg. 6 Pg. 7 Alumni News Student Life Highlights Calendar of Events Jul 26 Alumni Mixer 5:00pm-7:00pm Backyard Ale House Aug 24 Welcome Day 1:30pm-5:00pm Moffat Building Aug 27-31 Welcome Week 11:00am-1:00pm Moffat Cafe Cars on Campus 2012 8:30am Johnson College Sept 9 Sept 15 Lackawanna County College Battle of the Bands 3:00pm-5:00pm Courthouse Square Downtown Scranton Johnson College & Johnson College Alumni WWW.JOHNSON.EDU Pg. 1

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