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  • Brian '88, '92M and Diana '88 celebrate their son!

    at 7/29/2021 3:38:38 PM
     
    My husband Brian ‘88 ‘92M and I are proud to announce our youngest child, Ian Dalton, is a member of the class of 2020. After interning at the Peace Corps HQ this past summer, his plan is to join the Peace Corps later this year.

    Pamela (Hornaman) Tronetti DO,AGSF - Class of 1979 Update

    at 7/29/2021 2:40:53 PM
     
    Pamela (Hornaman) Tronetti DO,AGSF, Medical Director of Aging Services at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville Florida, has developed a series of videos for caregivers called Alzheimer's SOS, which is available on Parrishmed.com, as well as a podcast featuring multiple topics of interest to seniors. Check out Seniorlivingguide.com podcast on Spotify, Apple podcasts, etc.

    Samantha Fugagli ’14 named an associate at McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

    at 7/29/2021 2:40:37 PM
     
    Samantha practices in the Corporate and Tax group. She received her undergraduate in Accounting from Gannon University, and Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh. While attending Pitt Law, she served as Executive Editor of the Pittsburgh Tax Review.Prior to joining McNees, Samantha worked at a Big 4 accounting firm advising clients ranging from small partnerships and closely held corporations to large publicly traded companies on tax planning and strategic solutions related to complex restructurings, acquisitions, and integrations of their international operations.

    Cyndie Zahner '79 Publisher

    at 7/29/2021 2:40:12 PM
     
    Cyndie Jean Zahner '79 retired from full-time grant writing and part-time freelancing jobs to write novels in 2015. She published her fourth novel, Friends Who Move Couches, in 2020, dedicating the book to friends, several of whom graduated with her in '79. In addition to this Women's Fiction novel, Zahner has published three thrillers, The Suicide Gene, Dream Wide Awake, and Project Dream, and has a fifth book coming out in 2021, Don't Mind Me, I Came with the House. Zahner writes under the pen name CJ Zahner.

    Steve Srnka '07 employment update

    at 7/29/2021 2:39:54 PM
     
    Steve Srnka '07 is an attorney at Orton and Orton in North East, Pa., focusing on family law, real estate law and regulatory compliance.

    Dr. Rebecca Styn ’02M ’20M wins first place

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    A local business owner and team have won Ben Franklin’s Big Idea Contest for their Blind Tiger Spirit-Free Cocktails.Dr. Rebecca Styn ’02M ’20M, owner of Room 33 in downtown Erie, and Blind Tiger won the first place prize of $50k in startup funding in this year’s Northwest PA BIG IDEA contest, along with the People’s Choice Award of $2,500.Seven finalists pitched their presentations via zoom Jan. 14. Dr. Styn and her team are developing natural, organic alternatives to alcoholic cocktails, which will be shelf stable for up to 18 months. Stephen Brawley, President and CEO of Ben

    Andy Wheeling '05M named new West Forest High School principal

    at 7/29/2021 2:39:25 PM
     
    Andy Wheeling ’05M, a 1987 graduate of Maplewood High School and a U. S. Air Force veteran, has been named the new principal at West Forest High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in secondary social studies from Clarion University of PA, his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Gannon University, and his MBA from King University. Wheeling taught social studies and coached basketball and softball for seven years at the Titusville High School and then spent three years there as assistant principal. He then moved to PENNCREST School District where he served as

    Paul Gradl ’02 ’04M: The Most Influential Personalities of Additive Manufacturing 2020

    at 7/29/2021 2:39:09 PM
     
    With the end of the year comes a unique opportunity to recognize the personalities who have most impacted the additive manufacturing industry: those behind the latest innovations, investments made, and most remarkable projects. 2020 was a special year in which 3D technologies found their place in the fight against coronavirus: the entire sector mobilized to develop solutions and meet the needs of our health personnel. Although it is hard not to talk about it at all, let us remember that 2020 was about more than the health crisis. 2020 is also a year during which additive

    Diann Cooper' 87 VMC will graduate with her PhD from Indiana U of PA in May 2021

    at 7/29/2021 2:38:50 PM
     
    Diann Cooper '87VMC has successfully defended her dissertation and will graduate with her PhD from Indiana U of PA in May 2021. The Title is: The Relationship Between the Stage of Moral Development and Dishonest Behavior in the Classroom and Clinical of Baccalaureate Nursing Students. Congrats, soon-to-be Dr. Cooper!

    Adrienne Dixon Ph.D. ’90M ’08M has been named CEO of Sarah A. Reed Children's Center

    at 7/29/2021 2:38:36 PM
     
    Adrienne Dixon Ph.D. ’90M ’08M has been named CEO of Sarah A. Reed Children's Center, following the retirement of James D. Mando. Dixon, who has spent 32 years at Sarah Reed, served most recently as the agency’s associate vice president of residential and community services. She has more than 35 years of experience as a counselor and administrator, focusing on children, families and adults with serious mental illness. Dixon earned her bachelor's degree from Thiel College, a post-graduate certificate from Saint Vincent Health Center and Gannon University and a doctorate from

    Erie shows love to Luther Manus '53, '71M

    at 7/29/2021 2:38:20 PM
     
    I’ve heard those words from Luther Manus ’53 ’71M hundreds of times during my 31-year career at the Erie Times-News. Manus frequently visited the Erie Times-News offices over the years to speak with myself or colleagues. The U.S. Army veteran, teacher, educator and business owner had a voracious interest in what was happening in town, especially when it came to education and children. So he would often stop by West 12th and Sassafras to chat with folks and find out. And Manus was always funny, gracious, inquisitive and pleasant. Sometimes I would run into him at the business he

    Dr. Jacob Fait ’14M in Greene County's Leadership Class

    at 7/29/2021 2:37:50 PM
     
    The Greene County Partnership had introduced the 21 members of its 2020-21 Leadership Greene County Class. The Partnership initiated the Leadership Greene County program in 1995. Now in its 26th year, the local program has joined those in communities across the state to provide an opportunity for residents to increase leadership resources in their communities, a news release said. Members of each class are recommended by their employers, civic organizations and former alumni, with their selection determined by their commitment to community-based issues. Once selected, class

    Rich Shopene ’89 Retires

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    A spring internship at Corry Police Department in 1989 turned into a 30-year career for Corry Police Chief Rich Shopene ’89, who's retiring from his position on Oct. 24. Shopene went to Gannon University and finished with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He went to Mercyhurst University Municipal Police Training Academy in May 1990 and was hired as a police officer at CPD that following June. Shopene said during his internship, he got to see the community, was able to get to know the officers very well and when the police civil service test became available, he took

    Darin Sutton New Job

    at 7/29/2021 2:36:20 PM
     
    I had been working for General Electric Transportation (a Wabtech company) in Erie through an embedded subcontractor, QuEST Global, on their Independent Test Team as a Validation and Verification Engineer, working specifically as Senior Lead Engineer helping to automate portions of their locomotive software testing process. (Who would have ever thought I would get to be an engineer on a locomotive!?) I left that job for one that was closer to my Guys Mills home. I now work in Sandy Lake at Spang Power Electronics, a division of Spang & Company, in a newly-created role as

    Darin Sutton IEEE Senior Member

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    In recognition of professional standing the Officers and Board of Directors of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) have elected me to the grade of Senior Member.

    Amy (Stroka) Swartzfager '11M Selected to Attend AICPA’s 2020 Leadership Academy

    at 7/29/2021 2:35:25 PM
     
    Amy (Stroka) Swartzfager from Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti, & Company, LLP Selected to Attend AICPA’s 2020 Leadership Academy Amy M. (Stroka) Swartzfager, CPA, MBA was one of only 30 CPAs honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s 12th graduating class. Mrs. Swartzfager was selected based on her exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which will be held October 5-8. Amy is a 2009 graduate of Keuka College with a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in

    Joe Gaeta 55 Years of Volunteering with GU!

    at 7/29/2021 2:34:54 PM
     
    I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! When we start the 2020-21 season I will celebrate 55 years of volunteering for the University with the Golden Knight Booster Club. We have supported all of our women's and men's teams and I am so proud of all the accomplishments of our coaches and student-athletes. Looking forward to our teams starting things back up again this fall. GO KNIGHTS!

    Anthony Bice '16 position.

    at 7/29/2021 2:34:35 PM
     
    Currently working at Mediacom Communicatons as a Business Quota Representative. It is a telecommunications company mainly based in the Midwest (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, etc). In my position, I solely deal with our corporate customers and helping them schedule installs and any other needs.

    Angela Gaeta New House!

    at 7/29/2021 2:34:17 PM
     
    I am still living in Erie and am a new homeowner as I recently bought my first house! I have been working at Erie County Care Management as a Support Coordinator for the past five years. I hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time. Here is a recent picture of me and my 3 1/2 year-old black Lab......Cash

    Mark's (Class of 87) son, Matthew Gaeta to attend GU!

    at 7/29/2021 2:33:47 PM
     
    Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Another Gaeta will be attending Gannon as my son Matthew is a senior at Cathedral Prep and will be a freshman at GU this fall. My twins Angela and Alexa graduated in 2014 and in November I will be celebrating 15 years working at Gannon. Where does the time go??!! I encourage my fellow 1987 classmates to post a note and tell us where you are and what you are doing.

    Chanel Cook '00 joins The Nonprofit Partnership Board

    at 7/29/2021 2:33:34 PM
     
    Please join The Nonprofit Partnership in welcoming the wonderful miss Chanel Cook to the Board of Directors!

    Kendra Walker '19 coming up on one year at Hillenbrand

    at 7/29/2021 2:33:12 PM
     
    Kendra is the Finance Leadership Development Program Associate at Hillenbrand. She started in July of 2019.

    Matt Staib '05 welcomes new baby

    at 7/29/2021 2:32:21 PM
     
    My wife, Stephanie, and I welcomed our son, Ethan, on April 24th, 2020, in Erie. Our son, Connor, is excited to be a big brother!

    Tony DiPasqua' 10 gets married in 2019/2020!

    at 7/29/2021 2:32:05 PM
     
    Tony DiPasqua got married on New Year's Eve (2019) in Fairview, PA.

    Ryan Hamilton '20 new job with Torch Technology

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    I am thrilled to announce that I have accepted a full time role as a Sales Development Representative at Torch Technology in New York, New York starting this summer! A HUGE shoutout to Khaled Boukadoum and Scott Kim among many others who have been excellent throughout the entire hiring process. I look forward to work for a dynamic startup that is moving and shaking the Dental industry and to be an agent of change as a sales professional.

    Kelly (Kennedy) Coyle '02 new baby!

    at 7/29/2021 2:31:36 PM
     
    My husband, Tim, and I excitedly welcomed our son, Declan, on August 18, 2018, in Franklin, TN. He joined puppy brothers, Blue and Grayson.

    Hospice work!

    at 7/29/2021 2:31:22 PM
     
    I am the Nurse Manager at Hospice of Metropolitan Erie, Inc. HOME is the first hospice in Erie County, and one of the first in Pennsylvania. We are independent, non-profit, and proud to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary Year!

    Jaime Theisen '04 (Swanson) welcomes baby #2!

    at 7/29/2021 2:31:08 PM
     
    Nick and I are so happy and excited to announce our 2 baby! Wyatt Eugene Swanson was born 7/2/19 at a healthy 21 in and 7#! He was so excited to get here that the delivery was only 16 minutes!!! He loves the water and I hope he is a swimmer like me!

    Samantha Ruiz-Bueno '19 married and new born

    at 7/29/2021 2:30:54 PM
     
    In 2019 I graduated with my bachelors in health science and am almost done with my masters in occupational therapy degree. I married my husband December 22, 2018 and one year and one day later December 23, 2019 I had my beautiful daughter.

    Kelly Karns ’09M creates food tour business

    at 7/29/2021 2:30:39 PM
     
    more info: http://gannonknight.com/?p=18758

    The Erie Bureau of Fire officially welcomes Ryan Drabina '08, '13M

    at 7/29/2021 2:30:18 PM
     
    Erie welcomes Ryan Drabina '08, '13M , 34, a Cathedral Preparatory School and Gannon University graduate who previously worked as a physician assistant to the city fire force.

    Paul Gradl ’02 ’04M offers course for enginers

    at 7/29/2021 2:29:46 PM
     
    Liquid Rocket Engines: Emerging Technologies in Liquid Propulsion 22 August - 23 August 2020 Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisianamore info: https://www.aiaa.org/propulsionenergy/program/p-e-course/liquid-rocket-engines-emerging-technologies-in-liquid-propulsion

    Former NCAA talent and experienced professional Jabs Newby ’14 has signed with the Fraser Valley Bandits

    at 7/29/2021 2:28:49 PM
     
    More info can be found at: https://www.thebandits.ca/fraser-valley-bandits-sign-jabs-newby

    Meet Mark Strosser '83 at Palm Coast Eye Center

    at 7/29/2021 2:28:29 PM
     
    A Pennsylvania native, Dr. Strosser completed his undergraduate studies at Gannon University in Erie, PA. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University, where he served as President of the Optometry Class of '88 and graduated Class Valedictorian.After completing a residency in hospital-based optometry at the Bay Pines VAMC, Dr. Strosser practiced with a private optometric office for nine years prior to joining an ophthalmic refractive surgical practice in St. Petersburg, where he practiced through 2011. While in St. Pete, he was a member of the

    Telaria CEO Mark Zagorski ’90 is serving as president and COO of merged companies

    at 7/29/2021 2:24:27 PM
     
    Rubicon Project and Telaria Merge to Become the Largest Independent SSP-- more information can be found at: https://www.adweek.com/programmatic/rubicon-project-and-telaria-merge-to-become-the-largest-independent-ssp/

    Judge John Cherry '73 & brother Judge Paul Cherry '79 featured in Harrisburg Magazine

    at 7/29/2021 2:24:06 PM
     
    Article about Cherry brothers can be found at: https://harrisburgmagazine.com/community/two-cherries-on-top/

    Jessica (Ferris) DiMarco '16 alum update

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    2019 was a big year with major milestones. I graduated with my doctorate in pharmacy, and started my residency program at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV. Giona DiMarco (‘17) and I got married 10/5/19. We met at Gannon while volunteering at Get Rec’d on St. Patrick’s day 2014, and the rest is history.

    Paige Megat (Pilewski) welcomes baby girl

    at 7/29/2021 2:23:34 PM
     
    My husband Shawn and I welcomed our first little one into the world March 1, 2020. Julia Rose Megat.

    Meghan (Hope) Sraj '10 update

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    After Gannon I became an intervention specialist, currently for 4th graders. I am married and now have a 1 1/2 year old and a 3 year old.

    Justin Washington '06 welcomes second child.

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    Justin Washington (c/o 2009) and I had our second child in June 2019 and will celebrate 9 years of marriage on May 28.

    Class of '92 welcomes child as alum!

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    John and Denise Sommers Class of 1992 Celebrate their daughter Amanda joining us as alumni in the Gannon class of 2020

    Zach Flock '05, '19M Dramashop Update

    at 7/29/2021 2:22:24 PM
     
    As founding artistic director of Dramashop, it's been my pleasure to lead Erie's contemporary theatre company through its first nine seasons. In this challenging and unique time, we adapted to present our first livestream-only production, a staged reading of Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY. My work at Dramashop draws on skills learned in the theatre and communication arts B.A. program as well as the Master's in Public Administration program.

    Emily (Meyer) Baker '15, 17M is expecting a baby!!

    at 7/29/2021 2:22:10 PM
     
    My husband, Jerry, and I are expecting our little boy in May!

    Ashley Hordusky-Fiske New job and engagement

    at 7/29/2021 2:21:54 PM
     
    2020 has brought about many changes for everyone. After spending the last 13+ years in the oil and gas industry, I’ve recently transitioned into a new role as the Lease Administrator for Northwest Bank. I’m also planning an October 2020 wedding.

    Mariah Ford '22 moves to FL!

    at 7/29/2021 2:21:29 PM
     
    I have recently moved down to Florida (coming from Michigan) to attend Gannon’s PA program in the fall at the Ruskin campus! My boyfriend and my corgi came with me as we start our new life here in the Tampa area!

    Taylor Beatty '16 job update

    at 7/29/2021 2:21:12 PM
     
    After graduating in 2016 I went on and earned my Masters in Forensic Science from Marshall University. During that time I did an internship in Dubai with the Dubai Police Department. Last year I picked up and moved to Georgia for my dream job as a forensic DNA analyst and got the cutest pup (but I may be a little biased on that one).

    Ashley Mann 17' 18'M, supporting students from the distance

    at 7/29/2021 2:20:57 PM
     
    I am currently working as an Occupational Therapist for Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center. I work in different charter schools in Buffalo. Currently we are figuring out how to navigate teletherapy in order to continue providing services to our kids!

    Message from Terri Bohen '85

    at 7/29/2021 2:20:44 PM
     
    Love living on the ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. Even more, I love teaching my fabulous 3rd graders! Experiences from my Theater/CommArts days truly amp up engagement in our classroom. My Gannon roots from WERG are put to use on the weekends as I “go deep into the stacks of wax” on LECOMRADIO in Erie and WSRQ in Sarasota.

    Brooke Carr '19 started working for Mylan pharmaceuticals.

    at 7/29/2021 2:20:22 PM
     
    After graduating from Gannon I moved back to the Pittsburgh area and started working for Mylan pharmaceuticals.

    Hannah and Jon engaged!

    at 7/29/2021 2:20:05 PM
     
    Hannah Cambria '18 got engaged to Jonathan Garich, also Gannon Alumni of 2018, on December 24th 2019, on a cruise to the Bahamas.

    Nicole '11 and Jared Lossie '12 are expecting their second child

    at 7/29/2021 2:19:49 PM
     
    Nicole '11 and Jared Lossie '12 are expecting their second child - a baby girl - in the fall! They are already the proud parents to a little boy, Parker, Thomas, two years old. #GannonFamily

    revor Schultz '18M welcomed a baby in March 2019

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    Trevor Schultz '18M welcomed a baby in March 2019

    Danielle Amenta (Brogdon) '05 expands family!

    at 7/29/2021 2:18:55 PM
     
    My husband, John and I had a baby boy, Lorenzo on October 14,2019 joining big brother Gino (3)

    Happy to celebrate completing my 30th year of teaching at Gannon University

    at 7/29/2021 2:18:05 PM
     
    Happy to celebrate completing my 30th year of teaching at Gannon University, and my 15th anniversary of ordination as an Episcopal priest. Currently co-director of the School of Communication and the Arts at Gannon, and Vicar of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Fairview, PA.

    Stephanie Nielsen '12M welcomes new baby

    at 7/29/2021 2:14:59 PM
     
    Our family grew a little bigger and sweeter when our baby girl Amelia arrived in January 2020.

    Tony DiPasqua '10 joined the University Advancement team at Gannon as a Major Gift Officer in September 2019

    at 7/29/2021 2:14:43 PM
     
    Tony DiPasqua joined the University Advancement team at Gannon as a Major Gift Officer in September 2019

    Philip Kunka Class of 2013 Update!

    at 7/29/2021 2:14:26 PM
     
    I studied legal studies, political science, and philosophy while at Gannon University. In my free time, I was an active member of Pi Kappa Alpha participating in community service and was a member of SGA. I have fond memories of my time at Gannon. Since graduation, I took what i learned from Gannon and went to Michigan State University School of Law obtaining my Juris Doctorate in 2016.I was admitted to the California Bar December 2016 and the Michigan Bar in August 2017. Although licensed in two states, I am a proud California litigator representing many government entities

    Rianna and David welcome baby!

    at 7/29/2021 2:14:10 PM
     
    David Wilcox III (BS 2013, Masters 2018) and I welcomed our first baby, Amelia Rose Wilcox on April 6th.

    Hayley Nejman '18 got engaged LIVE to the TODAY in NYC!

    at 7/29/2021 2:13:54 PM
     
    Currently the head Acrobatics and Tumbling Coach at Chowan University, got engaged LIVE to the TODAY in NYC!, and getting ready for Chowan’s inaugural season next year!!

    Carly Lyons Bieler ('11) began a new job at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio

    at 7/29/2021 2:13:32 PM
     
    Carly Lyons Bieler ('11) began a new job at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio as Interactive Communications Strategist in the Institutional Relations & Development Department. In her role, Carly will design and write emails and create engaging and audience-relevant web content primarily for University Hospitals donors.

    I love my job!

    at 7/29/2021 2:13:13 PM
     
    I am still living in Erie and have been working at Erie County Care Management as an Early Intervention Service Coordinator for the past five years. I love my job! I hope everyone is staying safe and doing well. Here is a recent picture of my 1-year old 115 pound European Doberman "puppy"......Ghost

    Joe Mattis '69 finished his seventh season as a volunteer assistant coach

    at 7/29/2021 2:12:33 PM
     
    Mattis finished his seventh season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Gannon women's golf team. Even though the golf season came to an abrupt end in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lady Knights were outstanding during the fall portion of their season. They won three of six tournaments, including the PSAC championship. With that championship, they earned an automatic berth in the NCAA Division II East Super Regional Tournament, which was eventually cancelled.

    50th Wedding Anniversary!

    at 7/29/2021 2:10:42 PM
     
    Frank '66, '70M and Joanne Kraut Cargioli '66 will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 17, 2020. They have been blessed with five terrific children and six amazing grandcildren. Because of Covid-19, they had to cancel a Danube cruise, but hope to enjoy it next year.

    Moved South - NC (Compass Pointe, Leland NC)

    at 7/29/2021 2:09:54 PM
     
    Jeff Scales (BS-1979) & Patty Zuccaro Scales (AA-1978) moved to Leland NC. Our Sales Rep turned out to be a Gannon Graduate as well - go figure!!

    Career news

    at 7/29/2021 2:09:29 PM
     
    Amanda Sue Johnson (Larson), Class of 2005, has started with Pennsylvania Health & Wellness as a Service Coordinator in December 2019.

    Marriage

    at 7/29/2021 2:09:02 PM
     
    Amanda Sue Johnson (Larson), Class of 2005, married Walter Keith Johnson on July 13, 2019 in Warren, PA.

    Michael Groesch '13, '16M married Stephanie Clark '13 on October 12, 2019.

    at 7/29/2021 2:08:45 PM
     
    Michael Groesch '13, '16M married Stephanie Clark '13 on October 12, 2019.

    Matthew Mascharka marries Julie Duncan

    at 7/29/2021 2:08:19 PM
     
    Rev. Shawn Clerkin '86 married Matthew Mascharka '17 & Julie Duncan '16, '17M on 12/24/2019

    A Daughter to Tim Shine

    at 7/29/2021 2:08:01 PM
     
    Tim Shine '99 and wife, Erica welcome daughter Lucy Shine born on 01.24

    Brandon Kudasik '16M and wife, Amber, welcome baby girl

    at 7/29/2021 2:07:37 PM
     
    Quinn Elliott was born on 09/27/2019

    Garrett B. Sturges '10 marries Erica Fiorentino on October 11, 2019 in Moon Twp, PA

    at 7/29/2021 2:07:19 PM
     
    The couple was married in Moon, PA and now live in Coraopolis.

    Landis Erwin '12 is Director of Development for Crossroads Foundation in Pittsburgh

    at 7/29/2021 2:07:01 PM
     
    Landis Erwin '12 is Director of Development for Crossroads Foundation in Pittsburgh. She majored in journalism and communications at Gannon University and earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership and project management at Geneva College in 2018. A member of Pittsburgh Young Professionals and Association of Fundraising Professionals - Western PA Chapter, Landis was also named to Mercer County, PA’s 2019 class of 40 Under 40. She lives in Pittsburgh.

    Jean Holdren D.O. ‘85-Richard Schnoor Wedded 10/14/17

    at 7/29/2021 2:06:41 PM
     
    Dr. Jean Holdren, Internal Medicine, Medical Director of S.C.I.Mercer since 4/23/18, was named the President of the Beaver County Medical Society 12/2018-12/2020 (only second female President since 1855), and recently elected as the District 10 Rep of the new PA Medical Society’s Women’ s Physician’s Section.

    Historical Society appoints Shelby Graml ’18 as events and outreach coordinator

    at 7/29/2021 2:06:25 PM
     
    The Erie County Historical Society has appointed Erie native Shelby Graml ’18 as its new events and outreach coordinator. Graml, 24, began her duties on Monday. She earned a degree in marketing from Gannon University in 2017. "I'm here to plan any events we have on site and I'm in charge of making new events for the Historical Society," Graml said. "To expand it, they want a bit of the younger generation, so that's what I'm here to do and research and find out what kind of events we can hold that will bring in that type of crowd." During her senior year at Gannon, Graml

    Boronyak ’03M, named state physical education teacher of the year

    at 7/29/2021 2:06:03 PM
     
    North Allegheny educator named state physical education teacher of the year NewspaperDecember 15, 2019 | North Journal (Monroeville, PA) Dean Boronyak ’03M, a teacher at Ingomar Elementary School, has been named the Elementary Health and Physical Education Teacher of the Year, according to a news release from North Allegheny School District. Boronyak began his career in North Allegheny in 2008. He previously taught in the Seneca Valley School District, instructing kindergarten through fifth grade. He received his undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University in Health

    Kathleen Cahill New Job Appointment

    at 7/29/2021 2:05:45 PM
     
    Kathleen (Cahill) Washington ('11) started a new job as The Arts Engagement and Education Assistant at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. In this new position, she is working with community organizations and schools to make Theatre more accessible to the Western New York region.

    Cahill/Washington Wedding

    at 7/29/2021 2:05:27 PM
     
    Kathleen Cahill ('11) and Patrick Washington ('09) were married in Erie on October 12, 2019.

    Allison (Lesser) Fox '09 Welcomes a Baby Girl

    at 7/29/2021 2:05:09 PM
     
    Allison Fox '09 and her husband, Dr. Scott Fox welcomed a baby girl on 06/27/2019: Lillian Irish Fox 

    Chorus performance at Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall

    at 7/29/2021 2:04:52 PM
     
    Jialin Li ('91) and I ('92) joined the Chorus performance at Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall last Sunday, September 22. It was mainly to celebrate the 40 anniversary of China and US relationship. The Chinese and American chorus group performed four (4) songs such as "America, the Beautiful", " Friendship Lasts Forever" and "Ode to Joy". Please feel free to share our story and pictures (see attached) with Gannon students and alumni at Gannon Newsletter. I think that the students, especially Gannon international students, may be interested in our performance and Chicago

    Ludlow nurse, Deborah Lorenzo ’16, is author of 2 books for children

    at 7/29/2021 4:04:45 AM
     
    Newspaper September 17, 2019 | Kane Republican, The (PA)Author: Ted Lutz Staff Writer | Page: 1 | Section: NewsLUDLOW — Deborah Lorenzo ’16, a nurse from Ludlow, has always enjoyed writing. But she never envisioned the day when she would become the published author of two children’s books— “Night Night, My Love” and “The Barnyard Ball.” “I just thought that it might be fun to try and write a children’s book,” Lorenzo said. “The thought came to me early in 2018, but I had no story line at that time.” Lorenzo continued to rack her brain. “By the summer of 2018, an idea came to

    IWWG Announces New Board Member: Marisa Moks-Unger '06M

    at 7/29/2021 4:04:19 AM
     
    “Our newest Board member embodies the spirit of the Guild and brings expertise and energy to our community of women writers,” said Michelle Miller, Executive Direct. “We are very fortunate to have Marisa by our side as we continue to grow.” Moks-Unger founded the Internet start-up: We Write It Right, which provides personal and professional growth to companies and individuals through writing. Her 30 years of experience includes work with Department of Defense contractors, financial software companies, and commercial and trade publications. A former Poet Laureate of Erie

    Promotion

    at 7/29/2021 4:03:44 AM
     
    Carl Hoegerl, DO, MSc, FACP was promoted to Assistant Dean for Clinical Education at the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine on September 1, 2019.      

    Jordan Martig '19 marries Hannah Kaltenbaugh '19

    at 7/29/2021 4:03:23 AM
     
    Jordan and Hannah were married on August 3, 2019       

    Patrick Washington '09 joins St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute

    at 7/29/2021 4:03:02 AM
     
    St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, an all-boys' Lasallian Catholic high school in Buffalo, announced the hiring of Patrick Washington as Assistant Admissions Director. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Gannon University, he served as the university's Senior Enrollment Advisor/Diversity Recruitment Coordinator prior to joining the St. Joe's staff.Retrieved from: https://buffalonews.com/2019/08/21/patrick-washington-joins-st-josephs-collegiate-institute/

    om Kirkpatrick ’80: Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

    at 7/29/2021 4:02:43 AM
     
    Tom Kirkpatrick ’80 is senior vice president and chief customer officer for American Electric Power. In this position, Kirkpatrick has responsibility for Customer Services, Operations and Solutions as well as Economic and Business Development.Previously, Kirkpatrick was vice president, Distribution Asset Management and Support Services. Prior to his leadership role in Distribution Asset Management, he was vice president, Customer Services, Marketing and Distribution Services. He began his career with AEP in 1980, working in progressively responsible senior-level positions in

    Nathan Ross ’15 has been named business banker of Northwest Bank

    at 7/29/2021 4:02:12 AM
     
    Nathan Ross ’15 has been named business banker of Northwest Bank. Ross, who works for the Northwest office at 1328 E. Grandview Blvd., is responsible for servicing small business clients throughout the Erie area with their lending and deposit needs. Ross will also provide guidance to small business clients. Ross has been with Northwest since 2015. He’s held several positions, including management trainee, assistant office manager and office manager. Ross earned a bachelor’s degree from Gannon University. He’s currently in his second year at the Pennsylvania Advanced School of

    Dr. Ena Hennegan '91 founded hair care line

    at 7/29/2021 4:01:47 AM
     
    Ena Hennegan founded the multiracial hair care line Many Ethnicities for her daughters and anyone else who doesn't fit just one hair type.For full story visit: https://www.today.com/style/mom-launches-hair-care-line-many-ethnicities-her-daughters-t134896?fbclid=IwAR0s5sZhBSD5uZ4lmg3s_oWosXYphV-2VXtsb9uIZBHp7vHfHqK1e1LMJSg

    Robert McGee '69 won 6 gold and 1 silver medal at the Taekwondo World Championship

    at 7/29/2021 4:01:26 AM
     
    When you look at Robert McGee’s martial arts achievements, the results are pretty spectacular.  He’s trained in karate, kung fu, tai chi and, of course, Taekwondo.   In his martial arts career, he has earned 273 gold medals, 130 silver medals, and 88 bronze medals.But his ATA journey didn’t start in any type of traditional way.McGee didn’t even begin training in Taekwondo until the ripe young age of 65!  Currently he is a 3rd Degree Black Belt who trains under the outstanding leadership of Senior Masters Michael and Kimberly Brown in Fayetteville, N.C. and he is now 72!During

    Morgan Walters ’16 was hired as assistant volleyball coach at Montana State University

    at 7/29/2021 4:01:01 AM
     
    Morgan Walters ’16 was hired as assistant volleyball coach at Montana State University Billings on Monday. Walters joins the staff of head coach Casey Williams, who is set to begin her fourth season at the helm of the program. Walters served as graduate assistant coach at Walsh University, a private NCAA Division II institution in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference for one season. Previous to that job, Walters spent one year at Morehead State University (Minnesota) as operations manager. She graduated from Gannon University in May 2016 with a communications degree. Walters

    Selective Insurance Group Announces Gaurav Puri '03M, Assistant Vice President, Analytics Strategy.

    at 7/29/2021 4:00:11 AM
     
    Gaurav Puri '03M, Assistant Vice President, Analytics Strategy. Mr. Puri joined Selective in February 2019. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Vice President, Business Insurance Product and Platform at Travelers Insurance. Mr. Puri earned his Master of Science in Computer and Information Science from Gannon University in Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's degree in Computer Applications from MCRP University in New Delhi, India.

    Emilie A. Swan '14 is an Associate in the Business Transactions Department at MacDonald Illig

    at 7/29/2021 3:59:48 AM
     
    Emilie A. Swan is an Associate in the Business Transactions Department at MacDonald Illig. She graduated from Gannon University summa cum laude in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies, with minors in Spanish and Criminal Law. Emilie then earned her Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University in 2017. She participated in the law school's Study Abroad program in Ireland, and worked as an intern at Osborne Clark in Cologne, Germany. While in school, Emilie participated in Family Law Clinic. She also was a published Junior Staff member of the Business Law Journal.

    Redwood City names Mark Muenzer '91 as community development and transportation director

    at 7/29/2021 3:59:27 AM
     
    Mark Muenzer has been appointed as Redwood City’s new community development and transportation director following the departure of Aaron Aknin in February, which prompted a national executive search.Muenzer’s appointment begins Aug. 19. He was described by Redwood City officials as a highly experienced innovator who formerly served as community development director in Menlo Park, overseeing the city’s planning, building, housing and economic development divisions. In Menlo Park, he managed department staff in processing significant mixed-use development projects including

    John Honhart '14 Graduated from Medical School

    at 7/29/2021 3:58:07 AM
     
    John T. Honhart graduated from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia on May 22. He was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Medicine (Cum Laude) and was the recipient of the Hubert Spencer Sear, M.D. Memorial Award as the outstanding fourth-year student in radiology. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Honhart will complete his internship at the University of West Virginia, followed by a five-year Integrated Interventional Radiology residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston,

    Union City names Nate DeSimone '04M athletic director

    at 7/29/2021 3:57:41 AM
     
    Nate DeSimone ’04M is no stranger to athletics. While growing up in Youngsville, DeSimone participated in four sports while attending high school – football (quarterback, middle linebacker), wrestling and track and field (mainly javelin and discus, but also pole vault, long jump and occasionally, the 1600-meter relay). Youngsville High School did not have a baseball team but had a cooperative agreement with Tidioute High School, where DeSimone played. He was a pitcher and played shortstop in high school. He also was a pitcher on the baseball team while attending college at

    Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat has hired Daniel C. Bardo '10 as an associate attorney

    at 7/29/2021 3:57:17 AM
     
    Bardo, of Marietta, who focuses his practice on criminal, personal injury, family and support cases, previously was an associate attorney at Gearty Law Offices. Before that, he was an assistant district attorney for Montgomery County.       

    Brian C. McCalla ’00M joins H.F. Lenz Company

    at 7/29/2021 3:56:42 AM
     
    Brian C. McCalla, PE, CEM, CPE, CDSM, CEP has joined their Conneaut, Ohio office as a Project Engineer. Mr. McCalla joins us with over 25 years of experience. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, New York and Michigan. He is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP) a Certified Demand-Side Management Professional (CDSM), and a Certified Plant Engineer (CPE). He holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Gannon University and a Master of Education in Physics from Cleveland

    Viktorija Telbis ’96 Success Story at BEYA

    at 7/29/2021 3:56:13 AM
     
    As the director of clinical education for Boston Scientific, Viktorija Telbis (center) has been successful in mitigating the opioid crisis by teaching clinicians how to engage patients with more effective treatment options.Full story at: https://www.blackengineer.com/news/an-american-immigrants-success-story-at-beya/

    Andrew Chalot '02 Named Interim Head Coach of Mansfield University Baseball Program

    at 7/29/2021 3:55:45 AM
     
    Mansfield University Director of Athletics Peggy Carl has named Andrew Chalot ’02 interim head coach of the Mountaineer baseball program following the retirement of longtime head coach Harry Hillson.Full story here: https://gomounties.com/news/2019/5/17/andrew-chalot-named-interim-head-coach-of-mansfield-university-baseball-program.aspx

    Dan Zimmerman '88 has been promoted to Operations Director

    at 7/29/2021 3:54:59 AM
     
    Dan Zimmerman has been promoted to Operations Director. Zimmerman has been with Eriez since 2004, serving most recently as director of business development. Zimmerman will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Eriez-USA operations teams. Gland explained, "Dan will lead his teams in developing and implementing manufacturing, quality and productivity improvements to reduce costs and achieve growth objectives. He will also work to strengthen and continuously improve the global supply chain that supports our Eriez-USA operations."For more

    Wrestling's Lyneil Mitchell '03, '05, '07 joins Hall of Fame

    at 7/29/2021 3:54:14 AM
     
    Article from: http://www.butlereagle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20190404/SPORTS0307/704049879&template=printartLONG BEACH, Calif. — Lyneil Mitchell ’03 ’05 ’07 has come full circle — again. The 1998 Butler graduate went from not understanding the sport of wrestling to becoming the Golden Tornado’s first-ever section champion, WPIAL runner-up and state qualifier. He went from not believing he’d ever win on the mat at Gannon University to competing for an NCAA Division II national championship. Now Mitchell will be entering his third Hall of Fame. He is among the Butler County

    Clarion Hires Afrim Latifi '11, '14M to Head Soccer Program

    at 7/29/2021 3:52:31 AM
     
    Clarion Director of Athletics Dr. Wendy Snodgrass announced today that Afrim Latifi has been named the interim head women's soccer coach.  A former student-athlete with years of coaching experience, Latifi will begin working with the Golden Eagles immediately.   "I am honored and excited to accept the position of head soccer coach at Clarion," Latifi said.  "I would like to thank Dr. Snodgrass and the members of the search committee for showing their confidence in me and giving me the opportunity to lead this program.  I can't wait to start working with this group of young

    William Ward '07 & Kimberly Ward (Varela) '08 Welcome Son

    at 7/29/2021 3:51:48 AM
     
    William Ward '07 and Kimberly Ward (Varela) '08 welcomed their first child, Treg Jacob Ward, on February 22, 2019. Treg measured 20 in. and weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. at birth. The couple met at Gannon in 2005 and got engaged on stage at the homecoming dance in 2007. They married in May of 2009 and reside in the suburbs of Washington, DC.      

    Jeff Kaveney '84 Promoted to Eriez® Director of Sales and Product Management

    at 7/29/2021 3:50:06 AM
     
    March 28, 2019 - Senior sales director ofEriez-USA Dave Heubel announces that Jeff Kaveney (pictured) has been named director of sales and product management. Kaveney, who has been with Eriez for 24 years, served as manager of poduct marketing and administration prior to this promotion.Full Article: https://www.modernmetals.com/item/15120-jeff-kaveney-promoted-to-eriez-director-of-sales-and-product-management.html

    Promotion of Joel Zupich ’03 to Assistant Vice President of Credit Administration

    at 7/29/2021 3:49:47 AM
     
    Joseph Bower, Jr., President and CEO of CNB Bank, recently announced the promotion of Joel Zupich to Assistant Vice President of Credit Administration.   In this role, Mr. Zupich is responsible for the oversight of the Credit Administration and Secured Lending departments at the main office in downtown Clearfield.  He applies his expertise by maintaining appropriate credit quality of commercial loans, monitoring policies for compliance, and managing work flow to ensure a timely approval process for customers.   “Joel continues to work diligently to ensure that the

    Kristal Ambrose '16 an environmental inspiration

    at 7/29/2021 3:49:14 AM
     
    Kristal Ambrose is a changemaker. She has participated in research conferences around the world and has been recognized for her fight in ending plastic pollution. Kristal’s advocacy and the work of a Bahamian non-profit she founded have also been featured in international publications showcasing the work of environmental innovators. #Since 1982, Lyford Cay Foundations has supported Bahamians pursuing higher education. Over decades Bahamians have demonstrated their talent and ideas combined with post-secondary education, equip them to lead, create and innovate to the benefit

    Erika Thomas '18 new position at Youth Leadership Institute of Erie

    at 7/29/2021 3:48:29 AM
     
    Erika R. Thomas has joined the Youth Leadership Institute of Erie, where she serves as education program manager. In that role, she is responsible for the implementation and coordination of Connected in 5, a community-based education and career training program for high school students.Full story at: https://www.goerie.com/business/20190317/mover-of-week-march-17

    The Jamestown Public Schools has appointed Annette Miller '10C as the new principal of Ring Elementary School

    at 7/29/2021 3:48:06 AM
     
    The Jamestown Public Schools has appointed Annette Miller as the new principal of Ring Elementary School. Connie Foster, current Ring Elementary School principal, is becoming the district’s new Coordinator of English as a New Language (ENL)/Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Mrs. Miller will begin her appointment in July. Full story: http://www.post-journal.com/news/local-news/2018/05/miller-named-new-principal-of-ring-elementary-school/

    Jamestown Cummins veteran, Anna Dibble '00M, ascends to plant manager

    at 7/29/2021 3:47:47 AM
     
    Anna Dibble started at Cummins Inc.'s Jamestown engine plant as a summer hire, before being hired for a permanent job as a quality engineer 26 years ago. After serving in a number of other jobs at the Cummins facility, Dibble has a new role: plant manager. Story from: https://buffalonews.com/2018/05/11/jamestown-cummins-veteran-ascends-to-plant-manager/

    Sara Howe '01, '03M names St. John Head Volleyball Coach

    at 7/29/2021 3:44:20 AM
     
    St. John School President, Sister Maureen Burke and Athletic Director Nick Iarocci have announced Sarah Howe as the school's varsity volleyball coach. Howe has been involved with the Heralds athletic program since 2007. Her 11-year involvement with the school’s athletic program includes coaching the junior high team in 2007-2008 and serving as junior varsity and assistant head coach from 2008-2018. Read full story at: http://www.starbeacon.com/sports/local_sports/howe-named-st-john-s-volleyball-coach/article_e5d18c07-9b70-5011-b699-371c3d484ac0.html

    Thomas L. Kirkpatrick '80 Promotion

    at 7/29/2021 3:43:39 AM
     
    American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today announced that Thomas L. Kirkpatrick, currently vice president, Distribution Asset Management and Support Services, will be the company's new senior vice president and chief customer officer. Read full story at: https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/40086486/aep-announces-new-chief-customer-officer-and-combines-transmission-and-distribution-oversight-organizations

    Amy (Giles) Murdock '12 will be director of government affairs and advocacy for Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership

    at 7/29/2021 3:43:18 AM
     
    Amy Murdock, who has served as director of the Erie County Department of Planning and Community Development for a little over a year, will become the director of government affairs and advocacy for the Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership this spring.Murdock, 28, will work with government leaders on the local and state level to analyze and advocate for public policy issues that support the local economy and local business sector.Read full story at: https://www.goerie.com/news/20190227/erie-chamber-hires-away-countys-planning-director

    Tracey McCants Lewis '93 Named Deputy General Counsel, Director of HR

    at 7/29/2021 3:42:58 AM
     
    Tracey McCants Lewis has joined the Pittsburgh Penguins as Deputy General Counsel and Director of Human Resources, it was announced today by David Morehouse, the team's president and CEO.Read full story at: https://www.nhl.com/penguins/news/tracey-mccants-lewis-joins-penguins-as-deputy-general-counsel-director-of-hr/c-305023292

    Army names Brig. Gen. David J. Francis '89 new Fort Rucker Commanding General

    at 7/29/2021 3:42:40 AM
     
    A former Assault Helicopter Platoon Leader has been named the new Commanding General at Fort Rucker.According to a release from the U.S. Army, Brig. Gen. David J. Francis will take over the position of Commanding General, United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker. Francis assumes the position from Maj. Gen. William K. Gayler, who served as Commanding General at Fort Rucker for three years.Read full story at: https://www.dothaneagle.com/news/local/army-names-new-fort-rucker-commanding-general/article_3ef48624-3abb-11e9-88a9-b3507005e02d.html

    Kelly Goedel '94 Executive Director: Wood County Senior Citizens Association

    at 7/29/2021 3:42:18 AM
     
    Goedel looking to boost Wood County Senior Citizens Association as new director Full story here: http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2019/02/goedel-looking-to-boost-wood-county-senior-citizens-association-as-new-director/ 

    Nancy Morris '03, '12M Makes History with Crayons

    at 7/29/2021 3:41:54 AM
     
    Nancy Morris believes that all teachers are creators and deserve an environment that allows their ideas to flourish — a belief that she hopes to instill within her students in the School of Education at Gannon University. “I really think it’s important that we think of teachers as creators and innovators, but they don’t always have time to do this and I’m very fortunate I’m in the position I’m in and have these resources and availability,” said Morris. “I’m able to reach out to people and do that. I think it’s important we work harder to provide teachers the opportunities and

    Mindy Richmond '05 Head Coach of New Women's Lacrosse Team

    at 7/29/2021 3:41:36 AM
     
    Mindy Richmond landed her dream job in summer 2018. Her title: head women’s lacrosse coach. Her goal: establish a foundation for and build an elite women’s lacrosse team capable of succeeding at the Sunshine State Conference and NCAA Division II national levels. Read full story here: https://www.lynn.edu/news/2019/the-dream-begins-with-a-locker-room      

    Jessica Mae Carter '93 Golden Apple Awardee and Finalist

    at 7/29/2021 3:41:18 AM
     
    Golden Apple caravan surprises top teachers in Marion County: for more information visit: https://www.ocala.com/news/20190110/golden-apple-caravan-surprises-top-teachers-in-marion-county      

    Love & Lifelong Friends at GU

    at 7/29/2021 3:40:53 AM
     
    On June 23, 2018 Josh Boger (alum 2013) and Erin Wahl (alum 2011) got married in Cranberry Twp., PA. We met at Gannon through Erin's brother (Jason), and we've have been together ever since. Our wedding party also included many lifelong friends we met at Gannon, and so many more friends were in attendance too! Gannon friends last forever and travel from all over when special days happen... We're so blessed!      

    Steve Moyer '99 Is Among The Modern-Day (After 1972) Inductees Into The 2019 Berks County Basketball Hall Of Fame

    at 7/27/2021 3:06:35 AM
     
    Steve Moyer '99: Set records for 3-point shooting at Wyomissing and Gannon University. Set an NCAA career record with 442 3s. Scored 1,092 points for the Spartans and finished fourth all-time at Gannon with 1,684. Set Gannon records with 10 3s in a game and by converting 53.5 percent in a season. Played professionally in Europe for five seasons and was inducted into the Gannon Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

    Ceo Magazine Features Abdul Karim Al-Saleh '00

    at 7/27/2021 3:05:35 AM
     
    A cool change: Abdul Karim Al-Saleh '00: Combining technical expertise, certified laboratories, and an extensive product range, SKM Air Conditioning is an industry leader. For full story visit: https://www.theceomagazine.com/executive-interviews/engineering/abdul-karim-al-saleh/

    Nbc Promotes Mike Nunes '01 To Senior Vp Of Current Programming

    at 7/27/2021 3:04:53 AM
     
    US broadcast network NBC has promoted Mike Nunes '01 to senior VP of current programming. A 13-year veteran of NBC, Nunes most recently held the title of VP of current programming where he has fostered some of the network’s biggest hits, including This Is Us, The Good Place, Superstore and recent break-out New Amsterdam. Beginning his NBC career in drama development, Nunes has risen through the ranks and handled a number of hit shows, including Community, Parenthood and Revolution. more information: https://www.c21media.net/nbc-promotes-two-hires-from-warner/

    Rev. Eric J. Dinga '11 Becomes Diocesan Administrator In Latrobe

    at 7/27/2021 3:03:59 AM
     
    Effective Feb. 1, the Rev. Eric J. Dinga '11, will become the new administrator of St. John the Evangelist Parish and St. Rose Parish, both in Latrobe, Westmoreland County, under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg.

    Justin Zona '00 Completes His Ed.D. In Educational Leadership

    at 7/27/2021 3:03:26 AM
     
    Please join us in congratulating Justin Zona on the completion of his Ed. D in Educational Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh. Well done, Dr. Zona

    Strados Labs, Creator Of The World’s First Remote Respiratory Monitoring Platform, Announced The Addition Of Jason Kroh '03m To Its Management Team

    at 7/27/2021 3:02:24 AM
     
    Jason Kroh ’03M, MSE, Chief Technology Officer – Kroh has a wide range of experience in medical electronics development, bringing more than two decades of experience to Strados Labs. Prior to joining Strados, he served as Vice President of New Product Development for Vero Biotech and Vice President of Hardware and Biomedical Engineering for Sarvint Technologies. He was Vice President of R&D, Electrical Engineering, for CardioMEMS, where he established and managed a multidisciplinary team of engineers and technicians to design and develop the company’s proprietary electronics platform. Kroh

    Robert Peirce & Associates Promotes Margaret Cooney '16

    at 7/27/2021 3:01:51 AM
     
    Robert Peirce & Associates today announced the promotion of Margaret Cooney '16 from law clerk to associate attorney after passing her bar examination in early October. Cooney has worked with the firm since May 2017.As an associate attorney, Cooney will support the healthcare liability department, working on nursing home and medical malpractice cases.Cooney graduated Magna cum Laude from Duquesne University School of Law in May 2018 with her Juris Doctor. As a student, she was a senior staff editor for the Duquesne Law Review. Cooney competed in three national trial advocacy competitions

    Ogorek Leads Retreats For Chancery Staff & Parish Leaders

    at 7/27/2021 3:01:00 AM
     
    Ken Ogorek M90 continues to keep busy speaking, leading retreats and working with Catholic leadership teams via the Evangelium Consulting Group (www.evangeliumconsulting.com). His retreats range from chancery staffs (including bishops) to parish leadership teams. Hear Ken being interviewed on Catholic radio at this link: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-sy9rs-a66f79

    Brett Wiler ’14m Will Work For The New Flagship Opportunity Zone Development Corp

    at 7/27/2021 3:00:33 AM
     
    Brett Wiler ’14M will work for the new Flagship Opportunity Zone Development Corp., attempting to lure new investment to low-income areas.Brett Wiler spent much of the past year working on a regional strategy for the new federal Opportunity Zone program on behalf of Mayor Joe Schember’s administration.In early February, Wiler will leave city government to focus on Opportunity Zone projects full time as part of a new corporation launched by the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership.For more information

    Carly Abbate '18 Director Of Industrial Services, Didi Coordinator

    at 7/27/2021 2:59:54 AM
     
    Carly Abbate has assumed the dual role of Director of Industrial Services for the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier and Chautauqua County Coordinator for Dream It Do It Western New York.Ms. Abbate has a Bachelor’s Degree in business management from Gannon University and an Associate’s Degree from Jamestown Community College. She has worked in a variety of settings over the past several years, most recently as a sales associate with Chautauqua Marina and an intern involved in stadium operations for the Jamestown Jammers. She was an assembly line team member at Cummins, Inc. for

    Amanda Kochirka '09 Promoted

    at 7/27/2021 2:58:53 AM
     
    The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership announced the promotion of Amanda Kochirka '09 to Program Director, a new position within the organization. For more information visit: https://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/erie-regional-chamber-and-growth-partnership-announces-new-program-director-amanda-kochirka/1701830501

    Dan Zimmerman '88 Has Been Named Operations Director Of Eriez-Usa

    at 7/27/2021 2:58:11 AM
     
    Dan Zimmerman has been named operations director of Eriez-USA. Zimmerman has been with Eriez since 2004, serving most recently as director of business development. As operations director, Zimmerman will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Eriez-USA operations teams, developing and implementing manufacturing, quality, and productivity improvements. Zimmerman earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Gannon University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.Eriez specializes in separation technologies. The company’s portfolio

    Eli Coppock '12 Stars In Murder Mystery

    at 7/27/2021 2:57:22 AM
     
    Gannon University graduate Eli Coppock '12 is a social worker by day, but murder mystery aficionado after hours. Read the full story in the Gannon Knight: http://gannonknight.com/?p=17022

    Brian Yorkgitis '02 Awarded

    at 7/27/2021 2:56:40 AM
     
    Dr. Yorkgitis '02 was awarded the Duval County Medical Society Philip H. Gilbert Young Physician Leadership Award.

    Kenneth George Myers '14 Marries Carolyn Louise Robinson

    at 7/27/2021 2:56:00 AM
     
    Kenneth George Myers '14, Masters of Science with Occupational Therapy married Carolyn Louise Robinson on June 30th 2018. She was a student at Edinboro University (Class of 2016).

    Tim Caputo '07 Takes Over as Harbor Creek Softball Coach

    at 7/27/2021 2:52:50 AM
     
    Dr. Mark L Nelson, Vice President of Business and Science Development at Frontier Scientific and subsidiaries, and a former Gannon Board of Trustees Member, was first inventor of Nuzyra and Seysara, two antibiotic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_L._Nelson, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omadacycline) compounds recently approved in October by the FDA for severe skin infections and community acquired pneumonia. Dr. Nelson is an internationally known expert in the field of antibiotic organic synthesis, and discovered the compounds first at Tufts University School of Medicine and as Senior

    Dr. Mark L Nelson '83 invents 2 antibiotics approved by the FDA in October

    at 7/26/2021 1:07:00 PM
     
    Dr. Mark L Nelson, Vice President of Business and Science Development at Frontier Scientific and subsidiaries, and a former Gannon Board of Trustees Member, was first inventor of Nuzyra and Seysara, two antibiotic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_L._Nelson, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omadacycline) compounds recently approved in October by the FDA for severe skin infections and community acquired pneumonia. Dr. Nelson is an internationally known expert in the field of antibiotic organic synthesis, and discovered the compounds first at Tufts University School of