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GU eNews, Gannon Alumni e-newsletter
Volume XI, Issue 12 Welcome, , to your GU eNEWS Dec. 4, 2012

A Christmas Message From Gannon
From the Gannon family to your family, we wish you a Merry Christmas season and a Blessed New Year! Click Here to watch a special holiday video message from the Rev. George E. Strohmeyer '60, University Chaplain.

Alumni News

View the videos of entrepreneurs Thomas F. Power Jr. '63 and Raymond W. Conrad from their visit on campus Wednesday, Nov. 14 who spoke to alumni, students and staff about how to be successful in entrepreneurship.


  • Looking for the perfect GRADUATION, CHRISTMAS, or WEDDING/ANNIVERSARY gift for that special Gannon graduate? Order your Gannon Letter Art, created by Dana Kennedy Fallon ’91, that spells out G-A-N-N-O-N with architectural features from campus, available in a custom frame, plaque mount, or print-only. Order now.
  • Don't forget to check out the Gannon Bookstore for more gift ideas.

University News

Thank you to those of you who pledged to Gannon's Annual Fund for Academic Excellence or plan to make a gift this year! Remember…to be eligible for a 2012 tax deduction, your payment must be received on or before December 31, 2012. Thank you for your supporting all Gannon students! You can give quickly and securely today.
Is Your Name on the Honor Roll? A sincere thank you to all who believed in Gannon and its possibilities by supporting the University with a gift last year. Your generosity helped us reach new levels of excellence for all current and future Gannon students. Please take a moment to review the list and find your name among the thousands of loyal supporters.


  • David W. Grzelak ’76 MBA will be the keynote speaker and honorary degree recipient at Gannon’s December Commencement
  • Know a prospective college student? Gannon is holding an informational Financial Aid Workshop on Jan. 15 that is open to all. And remember that as Gannon alumni, if you refer to students to apply to Gannon, the $25 application fee for that student is waived!
  • Gannon celebrates the launch of, the new green website for Erie community. The Erie Times' story on the launch party was picked up by the San Francisco Chronicle ."

Events & Happenings

Save the date for the 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame induction. The honorees will be honored on Feb. 2. with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner and induction ceremony in the Yehl Alumni Room of the Waldron Campus Center. Those who come to the dinner are also welcome to attend the Women's and Men's basketball games versus Lock Haven University. The Women's game starts at 1:00 p.m. followed by the Men's game at 3:00 p.m.


Poll of the Month

How much of your holiday shopping will you do online this year?

1) All of it!
2) Probably most of it.
3) An equal split of online and in-store.
4) Some of it, but not most.
5) None!

Photo of the Month

Quick Links


New Class Notes

Kristin Barnholdt
Added: 12/3/2012 10:28 PM
Engagements and Marriages
Kristin Fouse (‘06, Gannon University), ...

Amanda Marmins
Added: 12/3/2012 9:48 PM
In September 2012, Amanda (Magerl) Marmi...

Nicole Carroll
Added: 12/1/2012 6:57 PM
Engagements and Marriages
Nicole M. Carroll (2005) married Joshua ...

Tracy Lyons
Added: 12/1/2012 5:57 PM
Nicole M. Carroll D.O.(2005) completed h...

Regina Lucente
Added: 11/25/2012 5:15 PM
Engagements and Marriages
Regina Deramo, PT, DPT married Robert Lu...

Regina Lucente
Added: 11/25/2012 5:13 PM
Regina is a Physical Therapist at Parago...

Tracy Lyons
Added: 11/14/2012 3:13 PM
Jeffrey Alan Wisniewski
Class of '8...

Dante Parrini
Added: 9/27/2012 9:46 AM
Dante C. Parrini '86 was elected to the ...

Megan Sarkis
Added: 9/24/2012 7:59 AM
Megan Sarkis (Hallock), BA 2001, recentl...

Megan Sarkis
Added: 9/24/2012 7:56 AM
Births and Adoptions
Megan (Hallock)Sarkis, BA 2001; and Lee ...

Upcoming Alumni Events

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