Gannon Hall of Fame Member Establishes Endowment to Honor Parents
Posted: November 5, 2013
Rona L. Nesbit has awarded a $30,000 gift to Gannon University
to establish The Richard and Peggie Miller Nesbit Endowed "Power"
Scholarship and to benefit the Annual Fund for Academic
Nesbit, the executive vice president of the Pittsburgh Cultural
Trust, graduated in 1981 from Gannon with a bachelor's degree in
accounting. A basketball standout, she scored more points in a
Gannon uniform than any other player, male or female. Her number 22
was retired and she was inducted into the Gannon Athletics Hall of
Fame in 1989.
"I established [the scholarship] in honor of my parents, who
through their faith and the unconditional love and support of all
of their children, instilled the value of a well-rounded education
and the spirit of giving back," Nesbit said.
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