Last night a few members of the alumni relations staff made the trek down I-79 and hosted an event in downtown Pittsburgh for alumni and prospective students in the Pittsburgh area. The event was held at Jerome Bettis Grille 36, a local favorite establishment which served as a perfect venue. Little did we know when we selected the location two months ago that the very night we host an event the Pittsburgh Penguins would be hosting a first-round playoff game! Needless to say, the fact that the venue had many TVs was a definite bonus we never originally considered!
The event was well-attended and boasted a wide variety of years and academic programs represented by alumni. There were several alumni from the 1960′s, and yet quite a few from the 2000′s! In addition, we also welcomed a dozen prospective students who are contemplating enrollment at Mercyhurst this fall. We hope some good food and drink coupled with one-on-one time with our spectacular admissions counselors helped seal the deal last night. Also in attendance were two members of our Alumni Association Board of Directors: Mary McKenna ’90 and Ryan Kennis ’99.
In just a little bit we’re heading back on the highway, this time westward to Cleveland, Ohio. We’re gathering at the Corner Alley in downtown, and again expect a great mix of class years and look forward to another dozen or so prospective students that we hope will make the right choice for school this fall!