Alumnus Creates Endowed Scholarship

Posted: January 30, 2013

A new endowed scholarship at Gannon University established by a leader in transplant surgery will help first-generation college students who aspire to a career in medicine.

Dr. Anthony D’Alessandro recently established the Anthony M. D’Alessandro, M.D. Endowed “Power” Scholarship at Gannon University. The scholarship will benefit students enrolled in Gannon’s pre-professional medical programs and will be matched dollar for dollar under the provisions of the University’s “Power” Scholarship Challenge.

Dr. D’Alessandro graduated from Gannon in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He is currently Professor of Surgery, Director of Adult and Pediatric Liver Transplantation, and Medical Director of the Organ Procurement Organization at the University of Wisconsin. His clinical specialties include kidney and small bowel transplants and hepatobiliary surgery.

In October, Gannon University honored D’Alessandro as the recipient of its Distinguished Alumni Award in the Health Professions and Sciences.

For more information on the scholarship, please contact Tony Fulgenzio, Director of Philanthropy at Gannon University, at 814-871-7786.

Gannon University is an urban, Catholic, comprehensive university dedicated to preparing global citizens through exceptional professional education founded in the liberal arts and sciences. Its hallmark of intensive experiential education connects the scholarship and service of a diverse, talented student body and dynamic faculty with community needs. Recognized for its leadership in innovative health professional education, more than 3,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students enroll in 74 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, 17 master’s degree programs, and doctoral degree programs in physical therapy, organizational learning and leadership, and nursing practice. Gannon is consistently ranked as a top-tier and “Best Value” regional university in the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”