Volume IX, Issue 5                Welcome, , to your GU eNEWS!                May 3, 2010

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Chrissy Fortin
Added: 5/3/2010 7:46 PM
Births and Adoptions
Chrissy (Muzia) Fortin ('01) and Phil Fo...

John Paserba
Added: 5/2/2010 10:09 PM
John Paserba has been named the Pittsbur...

Hollie Dean
Added: 4/27/2010 11:33 PM
Engagements and Marriages
Aaron Hill proposed to Hollie Dean ('06)...

Deborah Foley
Added: 4/16/2010 3:02 PM
Births and Adoptions
Deborah LaChapelle Foley (BS'02), and he...

Joseph Bione
Added: 3/26/2010 6:38 PM
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Students to Receive Degrees this Weekend
More than 730 students will transition to the role of graduate after Spring Commencement exercises on May 8. Msgr. Robert Sheeran, 19th president of Seton Hall University, will serve as the ceremony’s keynote speaker. Read more >

Erie Golf Outing Returns
Brush off your golf clubs and mark your calendars—it’s time again for the annual Erie Golf Outing. Come out and enjoy a friendly game of golf with friends and administrators of Gannon University. More information >

2010 Homecoming Planning Begins
Mark your calendars for a weekend full of fun as Gannon University and Villa Maria College alumni/ae and their families gather on campus to reconnect and reminisce with a parade, landmark reunions, affinity gatherings and more. Read more > 
Business Ambassadors Host Spring Meeting
More than 40 people attended this spring's Business Ambassadors meeting, held April 8. It featured presenter Dennis Maloskey, director of sustainable engineering and development for the Governor’s Green Government Council in Harrisburg, Pa., who discussed how businesses can better implement greening efforts. More information >  

LECOM and Gannon Renew Agreement
Gannon and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine renewed the affiliation agreements that allow Gannon students to continue their studies at LECOM during a formal signing program on April 20. Read more > 

Help Complete the Alumni Directory!
Have you answered the call yet? Harris Directory LLC, a trusted partner of Gannon University, is currently calling alumni to update their information for the 2010 Alumni Directory to help classmates stay informed and connected. More information > 

Gannon in the News
Read all about it! Read all about it! Gannon University is a newsmaker, in Erie and beyond. Alumna Evelyn (Prenatt) Madonia ’59VMC has showcased a group of Gannon students who visited her tomato growing and packing plant during an Alternative Break Service Trip to the area in March.

Keep up with all the current Gannon news at www.gannon.edu.

Students Live Faith at Day of Caring
As a Catholic, Diocesan university, Gannon’s strong faith community can be seen across campus. In April, more than 400 Gannon students continued the University’s mission of service to one’s neighbor by participating in United Way Day of Caring. Read more > 

Double Your Impact with Matching Gifts
Do you want to double your positive impact to Gannon students? Does your company match gifts made by you to universities? If so, you could double your donation to Gannon. Securing a matching gift form your employer is a great way to make your gift larger and help even more students! To find out if your company participates in Corporate Matching Gifts program, visit your human resources department or your company’s website. If you haven’t made your Annual Fund gift for this year yet, there is still time. Give to Gannon > 
Every Alum Has a Story
Even with commencement less than a week away, this soon-to-be 2010 Gannon University graduate already has an impressive list of accolades and accomplishments, including this year’s Inspiration for the Next Generation Award sponsored by the National Alumni Association. Read more >

Photo Contest Garners Large Response
When Edge, Gannon’s student-produced online experience, put out the call for entries to its first-ever photo contest, more than 100 submissions were received on the University’s Facebook page. Although the contest ended in April, you can always share your pictures and personal updates on the online alumni community.

Upcoming Events

23rd Annual Alumni & Friends of GU Golf Outing
5/27/2010 10:30 AM to 5/27/2010

The 23rd Annual Alumni & Friends of Gannon University Golf Outing takes place Thursday, May 27 at the Lake Shore Country Club in Erie.

Knights Football Golf Classic 2010
7/24/2010 12:00 PM to 7/24/2010

Alumni, parents & friends are cordially invited to attend the 2nd Annual Knights Football Golf Classic at Gospel Hill Golf Course on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2010
10/22/2010 to 10/24/2010

The Alumni Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2010 on October 22 - 24 welcomes several Landmark Year Class Reunions and affinity groups back to campus.

We welcome your comments and suggestions! To share your thoughts or be added to our e-mailing list, contact Cathy Fresch, director of Alumni Services, at fresch001@gannon.edu.

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