Erie Cardiologist Endows Family Scholarship at Gannon University
Posted: September 26, 2013
Paul Demjanenko, M.D., and his wife, Janet, have awarded a
$30,000 gift to Gannon University to establish The Dr. Paul and
Janet Demjanenko Family Endowed "Power" Scholarship and to benefit
the Gannon University Annual Fund for Academic Excellence.
Demjanenko graduated from Gannon in 1984. He is currently a
cardiologist with Medicor Associates Inc., an affiliate of UPMC
Hamot Heart Institute in Erie.
"Years ago when I attended Gannon University, I received a
scholarship and establishing this fund is my way of giving back to
Gannon," Demjanenko said.
The Dr. Paul and Janet Demjanenko family 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.
Approximately 97 percent of students at Gannon University
received some sort of scholarship award in the 2012-13 academic
year. 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