Gannon University to Award Five Distinguished Alumni in October
Posted: August 9, 2018
Five Gannon University graduates, whose professional success has
culminated from their education and experiences at Gannon, will
receive the Distinguished Alumni Award on Saturday, Oct. 6 during
Gannon University's Homecoming and Family Weekend. The 2018
Distinguished Alumni recipients include:
Edward Curley '86, Manager of Global Profit Analysis at
Ford Motor Company in Plymouth, Mich.
Curley, a 1986 graduate of Gannon's College of Engineering and
Business, initially worked at the former Marine Bank in Erie before
receiving his MBA from Notre Dame. In 1989, he began his long
career at Ford Motors and is currently manager of global profit
analysis for Ford's Customer Service Division.
Tim Craig '99, Correspondent on the America Desk for The
Washington Post in Washington, D.C.
Craig joined The Washington Post's National Desk in 2017 after
serving as the Post's Afghanistan-Pakistan Bureau Chief. He
graduated in 1999 from Gannon University's College of Humanities,
Education and Social Sciences. Earlier in his career, Craig was a
government, politics and urban affairs reporter for The Baltimore
Seeniann John '97, DO, MPH, a gastroenterologist for the
Salem VA Medical Center in Salem, Va.
A 1997 biology graduate of Gannon's Morosky College of Health
Professions and Sciences, John now works to treat veterans. A
renowned gastroenterologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs,
she also teaches medical students and works part time at the
Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Ryan Carlisle '08, '10DPT and Center Manager for
NovaCare in Edinboro, Pa.
Carlisle, who received both his General Science and Doctorate of
Physical Therapy degrees from Gannon in 2008 and 2010, will receive
the Distinguished Alumni Award in the Young Alumni category. While
managing a physical therapy clinic in Edinboro, Pa., he continues
to teach at Gannon as an adjunct professor. As a student, Carlisle
was a member of the Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity and served as a
Gannon University tour guide.
Rev. Nicholas J. Rouch '83, Vicar for Education for the
Diocese of Erie, Pa.
Also Distinguished Alumnus of Gannon University, Father Rouch will be honored with the Monsignor Wilfred J. Nash Principles of
Christian Conduct award. Father Rouch is a 1983 Gannon graduate who
also serves as the Vice Rector of Saint Mark Seminary in Erie. He
continues to teach at Gannon and at the Institute for Priestly
Formation at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented on Oct. 6
during Gannon University's Homecoming and Family Weekend Oct. 4-7
in the Yehl Alumni Room of Gannon's Waldron Campus Center, located
at 124 W. 7th St. To register for Homecoming, visit