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GU eNews, Gannon Alumni e-newsletter

Volume IX, Issue 8          Welcome, , to your GU eNEWS         August 3, 2010
Partnership to Benefit Downtown Erie
In June, the University announced its newest community-based initiative, Erie-GAINS (Erie-Gannon Alliances to Improve our Neighborhood Sustainability). The program’s primary goal is to increase the sustainability and viability of downtown Erie and the neighborhoods surrounding the campus through long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and its campus neighbors. Read more >

Quail Hollow Golf Outing Preview
James A. Scozzie, Ph. D. ’65, former president of the National Alumni Association and current trustee of Gannon University, cordially invites you to a golf outing and barbecue at Quail Hollow Country Club in Painesville, Ohio, on Sept. 13 at 9:30 a.m. RSVP’s required by Sept. 3. Online registration >

Join Us for Executive on Campus
Ben C. Askew Jr., Ph. D. ’83, returns to campus as the fall Executive On Campus speaker. Alumni, students, faculty and staff are welcome to join Dr. Askew on Sept. 30 and listen as he speaks about his career path. Both breakfast and lunch sessions are available during the day. Online registration >

Get Ready to Re-u-Knight!
Are you ready for Alumni Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2010? Mark your calendars for Oct. 22-24 for three days of reminiscing and reuniting with your former classmates and faculty. Start the party today by viewing past years’ celebrations here. Or, find out more about the many affinity reunions taking place that weekend, such as ROTC graduates, landmark classes (1960, 1970 and 1985), or African-American alumni.

Give Back with GIVE Day
Get ready to GIVE all you’ve got at this year’s GIVE (Gannon’s Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere) Day, scheduled for Sept. 25. A Gannon tradition, the day offers faculty, staff, students and now alumni in Erie and at locations across the country an opportunity to get involved and give back in their communities. Read more >

Students Succeed with New Center
A new Student Success Center is ready to greet students this fall and provide them with a one-stop-shop of many essential academic and support services. Check out a photo gallery of this newly renovated space in the A.J. Palumbo Academic Center here.
Gannon in the News
Read all about it! Gannon University is a newsmaker, in Erie and beyond. The editorial staff of the Erie Times-News lauded Gannon’s newest community program, Erie-GAINS. Several business and industry Web sites have posted news of the University’s newest academic offering, an actuarial science option. And one GU staff member is doing his part to make Gannon greener. Keep up with all the current Gannon news at and on Gannon's Facebook page.

Living Our Faith
As a Catholic, Diocesan university, Gannon values its strong Catholic foundation. Later this month, the Gannon community will welcome new students with several faith-based events, including Welcome Mass in the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel and an ice cream social sponsored by the Chaplain's Office. Full Preview GU schedule > 
Every Alum Has a Story
Cathy Fresch, director of Alumni Services, recently had the opportunity to learn more about both an alumna and Gannon's history when she interviewed Mary Alice (Yochim) Watson ’63, who was the first female student to enroll at Gannon College. Read more >
Photo of the Month
More than 60 alumni and friends braved rainy weather to attend the seventh annual Alumni Picnic and Shakespeare Summer Nights performance. This year’s performance, The Taming of the Shrew, was held July 24 in the Schuster Theatre.


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Upcoming Events

Quail Hollow Golf Outing 2010
9/13/2010 11:00 AM to 9/13/2010 6:00 PM
James A. Scozzie, Ph. D. '65, former President of the National Alumni Association and current Trustee of Gannon University, cordially invites you to a golf outing and barbecue at Quail Hollow Country Club in Painesville, Ohio on Monday, September 13, 2010.

GIVE Day 2010
9/25/2010 to 9/25/2010
All alumni, family and friends are invited to volunteer to serve their local communities on Gannon's GIVE Day, September 25, 2010!  Find out where alumni will be on September 25th and register at

Executive-On-Campus Ben C. Askew, Ph.D. '83
9/30/2010 to 9/30/2010
Ben C. Askew, Jr., Ph. D. '83 returns to Gannon's Campus as the Executive-On-Campus speaker.  Alumni, students, faculty and staff are welcomed to join Dr. Askew for breakfast or lunch on Thursday, September 30th.  RSVP to Tracy Stolz by Monday, September 27th.

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-mail list, contact Cathy Fresch, director of Alumni Services, at

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