Special Announcement: Believe. Inspire. Transform. Gannon’s Next Century Campaign Announced.

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Quyen Aoh, PH.D.

Associate Professor of Biology, Cooney Jackman Endowed Professor

“Academic excellence means preparing students to excel in their next phase of life, whether it’s as a health care professional, engineer, teacher or researcher. Our students obtain not only the knowledge to succeed, but the skills and confidence to explore new directions and probe deeper into existing interests while positively impacting society. Our faculty model academic excellence by continually improving their own development as field experts and contributing citizens of our world.”

 

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Joseph Schember '72

Mayor of Erie, PA

“Gannon has been transforming downtown Erie over the last 50 years by remodeling buildings where businesses had left and constructing new buildings from 10nth Street north. I-HACK is the most recent great example of this. Beyond the physical improvements in downtown Erie, Gannon also promotes transformation in our way of thinking. One of the biggest initiatives here is in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion … We are very lucky to have Gannon University in downtown Erie.”

CATALINA ORDONEZ SIZA '23

Biology, pre-medicine

“Being part of Gannon’s faith community has allowed me to make sincere friendships and form strong bonds. Faith has united us, and now I know. I have some wonderful people who I can go to when I need advice, a hug or prayer. Being surrounded by Gannon’s faith community has made me a better version of myself. It encourages me to work on my faith and to be thankful for the small things in life.”

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FATHER MICHAEL KESICKI ’83

Chaplain and Associate Vice President for Mission and Ministry

“Our campus enhancements and renovations are done to serve our Gannon family. Our work is always connected to our Mission ... We present our major projects in the context of a prayer and dedication so that God’s blessing may be over the work that was done and that it remains true to the purpose for which it was done: for our students and for our colleagues who assist in the student experience.”

STACEY JUCHNO ‘98

Gannon Board of Trustees member

“I am proud of the campus and institution Gannon has become with offering new opportunities like I-HACK ... I am excited that Gannon wants to create programming to develop talent that all companies will need on their teams to make a difference. I want other Gannon students to have the opportunity to create a positive difference in our world, so I was inspired to be a resource to help make that happen … to help create development opportunities for our future leaders.”

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MAGGIE RUTKOWSKI ’19

occupational therapy doctorate program

“Watching the growth and success of Gannon at both campuses is amazing. I am excited to see where the growth of Ruskin will take Gannon. I believe there are endless opportunities for Ruskin to make a big impact on the Gannon name, and I hope to be a part of the growth and success of Gannon at both campuses long after I receive my doctorate.”

ROBERT P. BARKER ’72

Gannon University Board of Trustees member
Retired executive vice president and operating officer, president aerospace Parker Hannifin

“Our centennial campaign will provide the resources we need to continue fully living out our mission of transforming students’ lives through high-quality, affordable academic experiences on a growing and vibrant campus landscape. My hope through this campaign is that we can bolster our success-driven academic opportunities that have already equipped generations of Gannon alumni to live a life full of impact and inspire the next generations of students to do the same.”

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BRADEN BIZON ‘23

physician assistant program

“Getting to literally be the face of Gannon as Victor E. Knight is a super awesome experience. Putting on the costume for athletic events, orientations and programs around campus has allowed me to bring a little piece of myself to the Gannon community and hopefully spread joy. Getting to represent Gannon competitively in the most literal way possible as Victor has always been an honor.”

ALEJANDRA LEDESMA ‘22

early childhood education program

“I am thankful to be an Archbishop Gannon Scholar. The scholarship has given me the opportunity to earn a college education to achieve my goal of becoming a teacher … I’ve had the chance to participate in multiple fi eld experiences since the spring semester of my freshman year of college. This has given me the opportunity to meet and work with teachers in the City of Erie. I am also taking courses to earn a certification in teaching English as a Second Language … The Archbishop Gannon Scholarship has helped to make this possible.”

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