Gannon University Announces Distinguished Alumni Recipients
Posted: August 9, 2017
Gannon University will honor five distinguished alumni for their
accomplishments and service to others during Homecoming Reunion Weekend. The five recipients will be honored during a dinner awards
ceremony Friday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. in the Yehl Alumni Room of the
Waldron Campus Center, 124, W. Seventh St.
From the College of Engineering and Business is 1982 alumna Lisa
Spiller, Ph.D. Spiller is distinguished professor of marketing at
Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. She
earned her undergraduate degree in marketing and, in 1984, her MBA
Spiller has been a dynamic leader and adviser to the Diocese
of Richmond schools, serving on the Diocesan School Board and at
the request of the late Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo, on the Diocesan
Strategic Planning Committee.
Representing the Morosky College of Health Professions and
Sciences is Scott M. Krall who earned his undergraduate degree in
earth science from Gannon in 1984. Since 2015, Krall has served as
the U.S. head of corporate environmental sustainability and
remediation for the Bayer Corporation in Pittsburgh.
Krall has maintained strong ties with Gannon University and is a
member of the Board of Trustees as well as a past president of the
National Alumni Board.
Daniel Daube earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in communication
arts in 1984 and represents the College of Humanities, Education
and Social Sciences. Pursuing a love of broadcasting that began at
90.5 WERG, Gannon University's student-operated radio station, he
currently serves as IT business consultant for the Turner
Broadcasting System in Atlanta.
In addition to multiple credits for his broadcast work, Daube is
a two-time Emmy Award winner, for editing and producing.
The recipient of Gannon's Young Alumni award is Autumn Marshall,
who received bachelor's and master's degrees in occupational
therapy in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Marshall resides in Haiti
where she is the therapy coordinator at the Miriam Center of the
Northwest Haiti Christian Mission.
Her ministry has expanded to include the education and
training of Haitian nationals in both occupational and physical
therapy, and she currently serves as the president and alternate
delegate of the National Haiti Association of Occupational
Sister Mary Drexler, SSJ, a beloved member of the Catholic
education community for more than 45 years, is this year's
recipient of the Monsignor Wilfrid J. Nash Principles of Christian
Conduct Award. Sister Mary, a 1971 graduate of Villa Maria College,
retired in 2017. She served many years at Villa Maria Academy as a
teacher, assistant principal and principal. Her guidance as
principal was vital to the successful transition when Villa Maria
Academy and Cathedral Prep merged.
She currently serves on the Gannon University Board of Trustees
and and the board of directors of the Erie Catholic School
- Tickets for the dinner and awards ceremony are $40 and are
available from the Gannon University Alumni office here. For more information about
this and all the events of Homecoming Reunion Weekend 2017, contact