Long-time Gannon Biology Professor Establishes Endowment to Benefit Teachers
Posted: September 4, 2014
Professor Stan Zagorski has been a part of the Gannon biology
faculty for 46 years. He has dedicated much of his career to the
education of young people about the environment. His substantial
and generous gift established
The Stanley J. and Mary H. Zagorski Endowed "Power" Scholarship,
which benefits students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are
pursuing a degree in Biology with an interest in either ecology or
education with the intent to teach biology.
Under the provision of the "Power" Scholarship Challenge,
Zagorski's gift will be matched by Gannon.
According to Zagorski, "My wife, Mary, a long time advocate of
health science education, and I had talked about establishing the
scholarship for years. I felt that it was time to give back and
enable students to have opportunities so they can help educate
future generations of science students."
Zagorski has published widely on the environment and presented
at symposiums and workshops on the topic. His work includes two
half-hour specials on Lake Erie and Presque Isle for the for CBS
television network. He was awarded emeritus status upon his
The Stanley J. and Mary H. Zagorski Endowed "Power" Scholarship
is among the almost 200 scholarships at Gannon endowed by
corporations, foundations, families and individuals. Last year,
Gannon University awarded nearly $914,000 in scholarships to more
than 400 deserving students from a diversity of locations,
backgrounds and financial circumstances. More than 90 percent of
undergraduate students received a form of Gannon grant or
Endowed gifts to Gannon can also help fund faculty positions,
professorships, chairmanships, faculty excellence and study abroad
programs at the University.
For more information on the scholarship please contact Tony
Fulgenzio, director of philanthropy at Gannon University, at (814)