Murray Ufberg, a partner with Rosenn, Jenkins, and Greenwald, LLP and trustee emeritus of Misericordia University, will be honored by the University with a Doctor of Humane Letters Degree on Saturday, May 15, 2021 as part of their series of Commencement events.
The University’s 95th annual spring undergraduate commencement will be a series of three undergraduate ceremonies on May 15 as well as a fourth ceremony recognizing graduate students that day. Ufberg will be honored during the 3:30 p.m. ceremony featuring undergraduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences and Business.
Ufberg is a highly accomplished attorney in the areas of business and finance, commercial transactions, corporate law, and real estate. He was managing partner of the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania-based Rosenn, Jenkins, and Greenwald law firm from 1984 to 2006. He served as a trustee at Misericordia University for 30 years and, for his distinguished service, was awarded trustee emeritus status in 2015 upon his retirement from the board.
A known leader in the legal profession as well as the regional community, Ufberg was appointed to many prestigious positions, including as a Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission by two Governors and as a past member of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.
He serves or has served on the boards of numerous community organizations including The Commonwealth Medical College (Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine), M&T Bank Advisory Board for NEPA, and was President of the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Federation and Congregation Ohav Zedek One of his passions over the years has been to assist in the economic growth of the local business economy. Ufberg is the past chairman of the Luzerne County Business Roundtable, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry and the United Way of Wyoming Valley.
Ufberg is a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. He earned his law degree from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Among his many honors, Ufberg was repeatedly noted as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer”. He also earned multiple community service awards from area non-profits for his leadership in improving the quality of life for residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Ufberg is married to his wife, Margie, and together they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
The spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies will be live streamed online. The four ceremonies will honor a total of 400 graduates from all three University Colleges. Information on the events is available at www.misericordia.edu/commencement.