Browsing the blog archives for April, 2011

Senior Class Gift Update

The members of the Class of 2011 Senior Class Gift Steering Committee continue to impress as they strive toward their fundraising and participation goals. Their actual gift – a seating area located outside of Hirt Academic Center and Zurn Hall – has broken ground and hopes to be completed by commencement. Unfortunately the construction is [...]

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Alumni Board Update & Alumni Award Winners

Today’s guest blog submission comes from Matthew Robaszkiewicz ’88, the President of the Mercyhurst College Alumni Association and member of the Mercyhurst College Board of Trustees. The Alumni Board held their spring meeting on the Mercyhurst campus on Saturday, April 16. Among items discussed were plans for the upcoming annual Reunion Weekend (June 3-5, 2011) [...]

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Meeting of the Minds
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It’s a Busy Place…

Over on the hill, we might be in one of the busiest stretches of the academic year! There’s an incredible amount of events, activities, and athletic contests taking place on the campus. Of note, the annual “Empty Bowls” event is set for this Sunday, April 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Egan Dining [...]

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A Mini Reunion of Sorts…

Special thanks to Patricia Burton ’57 for sharing the photograph below. She and two of her classmates have met yearly for the past three years in Ft. Myers, Fla. to discuss old times at Mercyhurst. Do you have a similar story? Share it with us at

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Student Alumni Association

One of the most recent initiatives in the Alumni Relations office is the Student Alumni Association (SAA), a student group on the Mercyhurst campus designed to better connect current students with the alumni population. This group seeks to do so through networking events, dinners featuring alumni and current students, presence at Mercyhurst alumni events, and [...]

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Out and About…

It’s been a busy two weeks here for the alumni relations team – as we have had alumni events in Washington D.C., New York City, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland all in the last few days. Each location featured an impressive crowd, and it was great to hear fond recollections of Mercyhurst and to catch up on [...]

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Remembering Dr. Barbara Behan ’64

Dr. Barbara Behan, who capped an outstanding career in the computer field with more than 20 years of dedicated service as a teacher and administrator at Mercyhurst, died Monday, April 4, 2011. After graduating from Mercyhurst in 1964 with a degree in mathematics, she earned a master’s degree in engineering science from Penn State University, [...]

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