Presidentâ€™s Report 2007-2008
Class of 2011
The President’s Report is prepared and published by the Public Relations and Marketing Office of Institutional Advancement. The 2007-2008 fiscal year began on July1, 2007 and ended on June 30, 2008. Gerald T. McLaughlin Vice President for Institutional Advancement Charlene DiSarlo Director of Public Relations and Marketing Editor: Megan Gilmore Creative Director and Production Manager: Donna Smyrl Contributors: Patty Calvanese Charlene DiSarlo Jill Dow Megan Gilmore Mia McGlynn Kevin O’Flaherty Chris Panter Jennifer Vaughn Photography: Bonnie Boyle Charlene DiSarlo Peter Finger Tom Friel Megan Gilmore Kate Goffredo Hunter Martin Chris Panter Jim Roese Donna Smyrl Ben Turansky Jennifer Vaughn
On the Cover: Students from GMC’s Class of 2011.
Dear Alumni, Students, Parents and Friends of Gwynedd-Mercy College, It was during my sophomore year in college that I was introduced to the discipline of sociology. While my pre-collegiate education was quite strong in many subjects, college opened new horizons to me in fields like philosophy, psychology, political science, communications and more. In my introductory sociology class, I first learned about various theories and indicators that described aspects of my life, my family and my environment. While I really should not have been surprised, I was somewhat taken aback to learn that my family was part of America’s working middle class. We learned about various indicators associated with working middle class status—skilled worker father, stay-at-home mother, first family car, no country club memberships, driving vacations, and copies of Reader’s Digest throughout the house—both the magazine and condensed books. My experience in sociology class came rushing back to me this summer while I was listening to a radio interview with Susan Rugh about her book, Are We There Yet? The Golden Age of American Family Vacations. Rugh makes the case that family driving vacations were a distinctively middle class ritual unique to American culture from 1945 to about 1974. The typical middle class family vacation, says Rugh, involved parents piling the kids in the back seat, throwing the luggage in the trunk, and taking to the open highways. Comedian Calvin Trillin recalls the humor in his childhood travels, “I might have seen more of America when I was a child if I hadn’t had to spend so much of my time protecting my half of the back seat from incursions by my sister.” Just like most baby-boomers, I can really relate to this since one year my husband and I organized a driving vacation with our two sons—then both under 10 years old. We drove out west to visit many of the National Parks and intentionally placed the cooler in the back seat as a barrier between the boys! I found Rugh’s interview especially relevant since this year the highlight of my summer was a driving vacation including a wonderful week in a relatively small cottage on the shore of Lake Michigan with my two sons, daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren, ages 1 to 7. I can honestly say that the week went way too fast. One of my favorite moments occurred one evening when my three-year-old grandson, Will, was finally going to bed. We had been talking about some of his favorite stories, and he was telling me all about Star Wars. With great enthusiasm, he named Luke Skywalker, Princess Leah, R2D2, Yoda, and others. (I am not surprised that Will is such a fan of Star Wars since it was one of my son’s all time favorites.) Regardless, when I reminded Will that it was finally time for bed, he said to me, “Grandma, let’s dream about the good guys.” Now I know he was thinking about more Star Wars people, but I honestly thought about you—our College’s wonderful friends and benefactors who are the “good guys,” providing support for the many events, activities, accomplishments and more reported throughout this issue of the President’s Report. On behalf of all our students and our entire learning community, thank you for being one of the “good guys.” Furthermore, if you have not visited us in some time, I invite you to plan a driving vacation that winds its way to our campus. Just leave plenty of room in the back seat for the kids. All good wishes,
Kathleen Owens, PhD President
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Year in Review Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1948, this year marks 60 years of Gwynedd-Mercy College educating students and bringing their futures into focus. During the 2007-08 academic year, the College continued to receive top rankings and service honors, the Autism Institute was established, the College launched an image campaign to increase enrollment, first-year students participated in the First Year Experience and an inaugural Founders’ Society Dinner was held to honor GMC’s top donors. July ◗ Dining Services The College contracted Parkhurst Dining Services to provide healthy and culturally diverse food for students in a variety of settings. The Waldron Dining Room and St. Bernard’s Grille underwent major renovations while two brand new facilities, Pepperazzi and the Griffin Grounds Café, were added to the campus.
◗ Esteemed Alumna Returns U.S. District Court Judge Mary McLaughlin ’68 revisited her alma mater to give a presentation titled “Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law” in honor of Constitution Day.
August ◗ First Year Experience The FYE program, consisting of learning opportunities, book discussions, service activities and social events, was introduced to smooth the transition of first-year students into the GMC community thus providing a foundation for student success. ◗ Redesigned GMC Web Site The College unveiled the redesigned gmc.edu Web site featuring improved navigation, updated content, colorful graphics and new photos of the College’s students and campus. ◗ GMC Moves Up in Ranking in U.S.News & World Report Gwynedd-Mercy College ranked 75th among the top master’s-level colleges in the North in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 edition of America’s Best Colleges and Universities. GMC’s freshman retention rate of 81 percent and average graduation rate of 74 percent were the highest within its tier.
First-year students make fleece blankets for Project Linus, an organization that helps children in need, during Service Day. The entire incoming class participates in Service Day each year performing different tasks to integrate themselves into the mercy mission of GMC.
October ◗ Nursing Scholarships The School of Nursing awarded seven outstanding students with scholarships during a reception held to recognize both the scholarship recipients and donors. ◗ e2campus A new campus notification system, e2campus, was implemented to alert the GMC community regarding safety and weather emergencies.
◗ Golf Tournament The College held its 21st Annual Golf Tournament at Old York Road Country Club with proceeds amounting to a record $71,050.
◗ The Big Read GMC participated in The Big Read and several community events that focused on the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
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◗ Bringing Futures Into Focus After surveying prospective students and the GMC community, Gwynedd-Mercy College chose Bringing Futures Into Focus as its tag line for its new image campaign.
◗ President’s Honor Roll The Corporation for National and Community Service named Gwynedd-Mercy College to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the second consecutive year for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth. More than 800 GMC students participated in more than 13,000 hours of community service during 2007.
January ◗ Happy 60th Anniversary GMC! ◗ Autism Institute The Child Development Foundation awarded a grant to Gwynedd-Mercy College’s School of Education for the formation of its Autism Institute. ◗ SEPCHE Grant The Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium of Higher Education (SEPCHE), a consortium of eight independent colleges and universities in the Greater Philadelphia region (including GMC), was awarded a federally-funded grant for its Institute for Mathematics and Science. The grant allows SEPCHE members to offer summer graduate workshops for K-12 teachers in the Delaware Valley to help enhance the quality of math and science curriculum and teaching resources.
◗ School of Business Receives IACBE Accreditation Gwynedd-Mercy College received full accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for its Bachelor of Science degree programs in business. IACBE is the premier professional accreditor for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world.
Khalif Leek and Sister Christine McCann enjoy each other’s company at the First Annual Founders’ Society Dinner. Leek, a GMC student, spoke to the attendees to express his gratitude for their generosity.
Congressmen Jim Gerlach and Patrick Murphy, GMC president Kathleen Owens, PhD, and Senator Robert Casey take a moment to pose at a press conference announcing a grant to SEPCHE colleges’ math and science programs.
◗ Dual Enrollment Agreement Signed with North Penn School District Gwynedd-Mercy College’s School of Business and Computer Information Sciences signed a dual enrollment agreement with the North Penn School District, granting college credits to students who complete certain courses at North Penn High School.
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Year in Review continued March ◗ Student Hero Receives Award from Red Cross Gwynedd-Mercy College sophomore Genevieve Jordan was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for Extraordinary Personal Action by the American Red Cross for her life-saving response to a man who had stopped breathing at a restaurant where she works as a waitress. ◗ Alternative Spring Break Mercy Works sponsored the College’s fourth annual Alternative Spring Break trips, allowing 30 students and staff members to help others in New Orleans, New York City and Laredo, Texas. April ◗ Founders’ Society Dinner and Awards An inaugural Founders’ Society dinner and awards ceremony was held at the Blue Bell Country Club. It was a celebration of philanthropy and of the College’s many friends and benefactors whose generosity enables GMC faculty to educate students in a distinctively Mercy tradition.
JeNell LaRue addressed the audience at GMC’s Commencement ceremony as the first-ever student speaker.
June ◗ New Athletic Complex Construction began on a new athletic complex for GMC track and field, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey. The complex consists of a synthetic turf field surrounded by an eight-lane track with a nine-lane straightaway. Surrounding it will be spectator stands to accommodate 1,000 fans, team meeting rooms, storage facilities, concession stands, a press box and restrooms.
◗ Kathleen Owens, PhD in Presence of Pope Benedict XVI GMC President Dr. Kathleen Owens had the extraordinary opportunity to visit the campus of The Catholic University of America to hear Pope Benedict XVI deliver a message of strong support for Catholic higher education in the United States. ◗ GMC Image Campaign The College launched its new image campaign, Bringing Futures Into Focus, through various media including outdoor, television, print, radio and online advertising. May ◗ 59th Commencement Ceremony Gwynedd-Mercy College graduated 770 students representing 37 different majors. For the first time in the College’s history, a graduating student was selected to speak at the Commencement ceremony.
The Voices of Gwynedd sing at Glenveagh Castle in Donegal during their Ireland Heritage Concert Tour.
◗ Voices of Gwynedd Visit Ireland Fifty members of GMC’s Voices of Gwynedd choral group traveled on a singing tour throughout Ireland with a special performance at the Mercy International Centre, the original house of the Sisters of Mercy and its founder, Catherine McAuley.
Athletic Highlights GMC Coaches Honored by Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Laura-Ann Lane was named the 2007 PAC Field Hockey Coach of the Year and tennis coach Jim Holt received both the men’s and women’s Conference Coach of the Year awards.
Men’s and Women’s Basketball Reach Conference Championships Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams participated in post-season play after reaching their respective conference championship games. The ECAC selected the women’s team as the top seed for its South Region Tournament, but fell to Washington & Jefferson in the semifinal. The men were awarded a #4 seed where they advanced to the final, falling to Carnegie Mellon.
Coach Keith Mondillo motivates his players during an away game. The GMC women’s basketball team was picked as top seed in the 2008 ECAC South Region Tournament.
Baseball Team Wins Conference Championship GMC’s baseball team captured its second-straight Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Championship en route to its third NCAA Division III tournament appearance in a row. Head Coach Paul Murphy guided a young team, who started off 2-10 early in the season, to win its fourth league title.
Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year Senior Mark Mattes of Doylestown, Pa. was the first Gwynedd-Mercy College student-athlete to be named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for his excellence in the classroom and on the field. He was a three-year member of both the PAC All-Academic Team and the PAC All-Conference Baseball Team, while etching his name in the program’s statistical record books.
The GMC baseball team and Coach Paul Murphy, with daughter Maddux on his lap, pose with their award for winning the PAC Championship.
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Service Highlights During 2007-08, more than 800 Gwynedd-Mercy College students participated in various service programs to help those in our community, across the country and outside the United States. In addition to contributing 13,000 hours of service, our students also raised money for noble causes. Highlights include: ◗ Students worked with mentally or physically challenged youths and adults through Harmony Theater, Best Buddies and the Touch of Tennis programs. ◗ The College’s Voices of Gwynedd, a 100-member choir, teamed up with the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure and the March of Dimes to provide musical entertainment during these events. ◗ Students who participated in Alternative Spring Break raised nearly $18,000 to fund their service trips.
Participants in the 2008 Alternative Spring Break to New Orleans helped build houses in the Musicians’ Village, a project created to help those removed from their homes by Hurricane Katrina.
◗ Through the Laughs for Lives Comedy Show, students collected more than $500 to benefit “Homes for Our Troops,” an organization that builds handicapped-accessible homes for our disabled veterans. ◗ GMC students, faculty and staff raised more than $1,100 in donations for breast cancer research during Lee National Denim Day. ◗ Led by the Student Government Association, GMC students collected more than 1,600 pounds of canned food during the “Pull It From The Pantry” drive. ◗ Mercy for Darfur, a project created by GMC students, staff and faculty, held fundraisers in which students raised $500 to help people in refugee camps. ◗ During the Movie Marathon, students collected $6,400 for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Students Geoffrey Felsher and Francesca Catalano, along with other GMC students, faculty and staff, create children’s snack bags for the Archdiocesan Nutritional Development Services in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Service Highlights continued Fourth Annual Alternative Spring Break During the 2008 spring break, 30 students, along with GMC faculty and staff, showed their Mercy spirit by participating in one of three service trips to New Orleans, New York City and Laredo, Texas. In New Orleans, students visited schools and helped finish homes in the new Musiciansâ€™ Village. Those GMC students who traveled to New York City led
retreat days for students at Catherine McAuley High School in Brooklyn, an all girls high school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. They also held a college transition fair for the high school seniors. Students who visited the border town of Laredo, Texas, organized a mini health fair for those in the community without access to health care. The students also learned about immigration issues and met families who migrated to the United States.
Riders in the Biking for Buddies event gather in front of Assumption Hall before taking off on their ride to Fairmount Park.
Students involved in the Mercy for Darfur project speak during a panel discussion to raise awareness of the reality that genocide is occurring in Darfur.
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First Annual Founders’ Society Dinner Donors who have greatly impacted Gwynedd-Mercy College through their contributions to the College were honored at the first-ever Founder’s Society Dinner on April 11, 2008 at Blue Bell Country Club. GMC Board members, staff, faculty and students gathered for the landmark event to express appreciation for the donors and to show what each of their gifts represents. Khalif Leek ’08, a sophomore in the Associate of Science in Nursing program at the College, gave a speech in which he poured his heart out to the attendees, stating that, “Financial aid gave me that last little bit of gas that I needed in my car to make sure I could go where I wanted to go. I already had the drive, the ambition and the dream. It really pushed me right down that path.” Leek and his family were homeless when he was 11 years old, and obtaining an education was not always an option. He expressed his eternal gratefulness to the donors, who helped turn his life around. Everyone at the dinner gave Leek a standing ovation at the end of his speech, and it was difficult for him to even walk to his seat without people stopping to shake his hand first. Independence Blue Cross received the President’s Recognition Award for its financial support, commitment to care and personal investment in the College. IBC, under the dynamic leadership of Mr. Joseph Frick, President and CEO, has made a significant impact on the life of Gwynedd-Mercy College through the IBC Nurse Scholars Program and the IBC Charitable Medical Grant Program. Through the Nurse Scholars Program, 60 undergraduate and 21 graduate nursing students at GMC have received grants. The graduate nursing program has grown as a direct result of the tuition support provided to its students through almost $140,000 in nursing scholarships. The IBC Charitable Medical Grant Program has supported the College’s Nurse Managed Adult Health Center in Lansdale, a financial commitment that totals $350,000. Donors who have contributed a total of $1 million or more lifetime gifts to one or more areas of the College are inducted into the Founders’ Society Circle of Mercy, and were given recognition of lifetime giving at the dinner. The recipients were Peter D. Carlino, the Connelly family, Frank O. Genuardi and the Sisters
Andrea Hollingsworth, PhD, dean of the School of Nursing, and Kathleen Owens, PhD, president of GMC, present Joseph Frick, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, with the President’s Recognition Award at the Founders’ Dinner.
of Mercy of the Americas, Mid-Atlantic Community. Carlino devoted more than 20 years to the President’s Council of Gwynedd-Mercy College before joining the Board of Trustees in 1977. He is now an emeritus member of our Board. He established the Elizabeth Powers Carlino Scholars Fund and the Elizabeth Powers Carlino Endowed Nursing Scholarship to aid GMC students. His philanthropy to the College has been a blessing and his leadership on the Board a gift we highly value. The Connelly family has played an enormous role in the continuous development of Gwynedd-Mercy College. Sister Henrietta Connelly served as Chair of the humanities division and also established the College archives. Sister Rosamund Connelly served as director of general services from 1978 through 1991 and was known for maintaining the beauty of the campus grounds through her managerial and horticultural skills. Their brother, John Connelly, CEO and chairman of the Connelly Foundation, learned about GMC through his sisters and became a member of the Board of Advisors in 1959 and remained a member until 1969. Mr. Connelly served on the Board of Directors from
First Annual Founders’ Society Dinner continued 1970 to 1979 and his wife, Josephine Connelly, was appointed as a GMC Board member and served in this capacity from 1980 to 1983. Their daughter, Emily Riley, joined the Board and served as a member from 1984 to 1989. Since 1970, the Connelly Foundation has generously awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to Gwynedd-Mercy College students. Each year, the College’s Josephine C. Connelly Scholarship Fund grants four incoming full-time freshmen (two men, two women) a partical tuition scholarship to pursue a degree in education. Additionally, the Connelly Faculty Center and the Griffin Complex were built on campus through generous donations from the Connelly Foundation. For more than 25 years, Frank Genuardi, of the Genuardi Family Markets franchise, has been an enthusiastic volunteer and valued contributor to Gwynedd-Mercy College. In 1991, Genuardi was named an emeritus member of the College’s Board of Trustees and previously served on the College’s President’s Council. He generously supported Gwynedd-Mercy College with gifts to Lourdes Library, the Griffin Complex and the Sister Isabelle Keiss Center for Health and Science. In 2000, the College’s now 35-year-old preschool was renamed the Valie Genuardi Hobbit House in honor of Genuardi’s wife, Valie.
Emily C. Riley, Executive Vice President for Programs for the Connelly Foundation, receives an award on behalf of the Foundation that recognizes its lifetime gifts to the College.
The Sisters of Mercy are the founders of GwyneddMercy College, among other local institutions, including Merion Mercy Academy, Waldron Mercy Academy and Mercy Suburban Hospital, to name a few. The Sisters opened the junior college in 1948 that later became Gwynedd-Mercy College in 1963 once the College received approval from the State of Pennsylvania to offer baccalaureate degrees. The mission of the College is based on those values that the Sisters of Mercy have emphasized from the beginning of their ministry. After the awards were presented and Leek finished his speech, the Voices of Gwynedd performed for the attendees, creating a harmonious end to the night, but also to the beginning of an inspirational tradition, the Founders’ Society Dinner.
Larry Genuardi was inducted into the Founders’ Society Circle of Mercy and was given recognition of lifetime giving to the College at the dinner.
To view the video of Khalif Leek’s speech at the Founders’ Society Dinner, please visit www.gmc.edu/giving/
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Scholarships Make a Difference Francesca Catalano Dreaming Big “I’ve always had huge aspirations for my future, but the means of achieving them were blurred,” senior Francesca Catalano said. “Gwynedd-Mercy College gave me the tools and focus that I know will make a difference when I’m ready to take on the world.” After high school, Francesca began working full time at a bank and attended community college part time. She earned her associate degree with a smile, but also with the feeling that she belonged elsewhere. “I wanted to do so much with my life on a grand scale, but knew that I couldn’t do it from the small platform I was on,” she said. Francesca felt scared and stuck. She had always pictured herself successfully in the school, and subsequently the job, that suited her. GwyneddMercy College helped her brush the dust off that picture and turn it into reality. When Francesca was ready to go back for another semester at community college, she received an invitation to have her transcript evaluated in the Admissions Office at GMC in late July. She drove onto campus, instantly fell in love with it and found out that she had a few more days to get her application in for the fall semester. “It was scary,” she said. “I was doing well in my job, and I was secure. After doing more research at home about GMC, I felt inspired by the mission of the College and its core values.” With the help of the transfer scholarship, Francesca made the difficult decision to quit her job and walk the halls of academe at GMC. “If I hadn’t gotten the scholarship, I would have continued my education at community college and stayed with my bank job, which was fine, but it limited my potential.” Francesca is heavily involved on campus as the treasurer of the Student Government Association, vice president of the Student Activities Committee, chair of the Concert Planning Committee, a Griffin Ambassador, and a member of the yearbook staff and the Mission and Values Committee, among others. “GMC gave me the confidence
through leadership opportunities to know that I can be the one who initiates change, instead of standing around waiting for someone else to do it for me,” Francesca explained. “Gandhi said, ‘You must be the change you wish to see in the world.’ I try everyday to be the change I wish to see here at GMC.” Francesca is a senior history major and she hopes to teach high school social studies after graduation. She learned how to be inspirational from the way GMC faculty has taught her in class, and Francesca hopes to stir that same enthusiasm in her students, empowering them to have social responsibility and to care about what’s going on in the world. “When I’m here, I feel like I belong somewhere,” she said. “I know that the day I receive my degree from GMC, I will walk away from the College with a bittersweet feeling. I’ll miss the place that I’ve called home, but I’ll know that it’s my turn to bring that same energy and passion to the world in the next stage of my life.”
Scholarships Make a Difference Erik Wielechowski For some students, the transition from high school to college comes along with worries about the financial, social and academic aspects of their next few years. Junior Erik Wielechowski was aware of these possible burdens, and prepared himself to pay his own way through college. He “had no idea” what he wanted to study, but was convinced that a college education would pave his road to a happy life. Gwynedd-Mercy College offered Erik financial assistance through loans and scholarships, and the weight of potentially holding a full-time job while attending school was lifted from his shoulders. During the 2007-2008 year, Erik received aid from the Tuition Incentive Program, the Mother Mary Bernard Award and the Gwynedd-Mercy Scholarship. It didn’t take long before Erik was influenced by the culture of Gwynedd-Mercy College. He became involved in activities at the College, chose to major in biology through the help of the faculty and focused on his future of going to medical school. “Not only have these scholarships given me the opportunities to pursue my dream of going to medical school, but they have also given me the hope and determination to want to do well in college,” Erik said. Erik is the Corresponding Secretary for the Student Government Association’s Executive Council and an Orientation Leader for the incoming students. Through Campus Ministry, he became involved in Manna on Main, an organization in Lansdale that serves the poor and hungry in the area, and Habitat for Humanity, for which he also volunteers as a member where he lives in Cape May County, New Jersey. “I think that service is important as part of the mission of the College, and I feel that it has taught me how to appreciate the kind of life I have now as a college student,” Erik said about
GMC’s mission of service to society. “The types of rewarding experiences I’ve had thus far with the programs I’m involved in are irreplaceable, especially in helping me to want to achieve my goals later in life. Plus, it’s fun!” After graduation, Erik hopes to study pediatrics and children’s medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, which he became interested in since his sister was diagnosed with diabetes eight years ago. “I’ve been taking care of my sister as long as I can remember,” Erik said. “I think medicine is my calling, so fingers crossed!”
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President of Student Government Mercy Mover
Vice President of Sigma Phi Sigma MEMBER OF PSI CHI PSI AND THE PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
On College Council Former Resident Assistant
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Christine Devine Senior Christine Devine is making the most of her scholarships at Gwynedd-Mercy College. “I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t get involved,” Christine said, trying to figure it out. “What else would I do?” Christine understands how important it is to be involved in the College, and knows that she can make a difference here. She changed her major during her first year from nursing to psychology, but she didn’t change schools. Christine stayed because of the leadership opportunities, the community and the deep meaning that students gain in their lives here at Gwynedd-Mercy College. “GMC did a lot to bring my future into focus,” Christine said. “With the help of the faculty and staff, I realized that it was okay to change my major. It was scary to change the path I always saw myself on, but I’m glad I did it.” After Christine graduates in May 2009, she will be facing another two to three years of graduate school. The scholarships that Christine received at GMC, the McAuley Scholarship and GwyneddMercy Scholarship, alleviated much of the financial burden that she would have had between undergraduate and graduate school. “I am very lucky to have been able to receive aid,” Christine said. “It especially made a huge difference this past year because my father had to go through cancer treatments, impacting his ability to work. He was the primary financial supporter, and all of a sudden it was gone. I don’t know what I would have done without the financial aid I have received in my years at GMC.” Christine felt lucky to receive financial aid, and Gwynedd-Mercy College was lucky to receive such a motivated and talented student.
Scholarships Make a Difference continued Megan Gill Megan Gill came to Gwynedd-Mercy College to pursue her bachelor’s in nursing, but once she finished her sophomore year, she had a different outlook on her education and career path. Megan’s professional growth and leadership expanded so quickly in her first two years at the College that she took the high road and decided to begin working after earning her associate degree. Megan received the McAuley Scholarship, which allowed her to follow in the footsteps of her mom, who also attended Gwynedd-Mercy College to pursue a nursing degree. Megan didn’t waste any time while at GMC, jumping right into Student Government during her freshman year. She was a Special Representative for two years before she was elected President for this year’s junior class, which she had to step down from after making her decision to work as a nurse before continuing with her degree. Megan was also a Resident Assistant during her sophomore year on a freshman floor in Loyola Hall. “My training and experiences from Student Government and from being an RA helped me to mature into an individual that could make such a hard decision to go out into the work force instead of staying in my comfort zone at school,” Megan said. “My parents have given me the drive and the College has given me the skills to make it in the real world confidently before I can become more independent and pay my own way through the rest of my schooling.”
Megan is a prime example of the students at Gwynedd-Mercy College; they don’t come here just to muddle through school, they come here to grow and learn. The scholarship helped Megan catch that first boost needed to start her career, and she has taken the reigns of responsibility for continuing her education, both financially and academically. She has been working at Hahnemann Hospital since August, and plans to use the hospital’s program with Drexel in order to earn her bachelor’s degree. First, Megan said, she wants to get into the groove of nursing and save some money!
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Institutional Scholarships and Grants Friends and alumni are encouraged to contribute to any of the many scholarships and grants that the College makes available to help students reach their educational goals. Below is a list of the College’s scholarships and grants with a brief description of each. If you would like more information on the scholarships, or if you would like to make a contribution, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 215-641-5550. Presidential Scholarship The Presidential Scholarship is available for first-time freshmen only with SAT scores of at least 1200 and is valued at full tuition.* Dean’s Scholarship The Dean’s Scholarship is available for first-time freshmen with SAT scores of at least 1200 and it is valued at $13,000.* Heritage Scholarship The Heritage Scholarship is named to recognize the tradition of Mercy values of Service, Compassion and Competence. It is available to first-time freshmen with SAT scores of 1200 or higher.* McAuley Scholarship The McAuley Scholarship is available for first-time freshmen only with SAT scores of at least 1100. The scholarship is valued at $8,000.* Mother Mary Bernard Award The Mother Mary Bernard Award is available for first-time freshmen only with SAT scores of at least 1000. The scholarship is valued at $7,000.* Transfer Scholarships The Transfer Scholarships are available for students transferring into Gwynedd-Mercy College from another postsecondary institution with cumulative GPAs of 2.50 or higher. The scholarships range from $5,000 to $8,500.* Activities Grant The Activities Grant is available for first-time freshmen only who demonstrate leadership in school activities and/or community service.* The Grant is valued at $5,000. Military Recognition Scholarship This scholarship has been established to recognize and support the fine women and men who are serving our country. Full-time, accepted students
who are members of the National Guard or active reservists are eligible to receive a $6,000 Military Recognition Scholarship. Part-time students will receive a scholarship equal to 33 percent of the part-time tuition. Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) The TIP Grant is a $3,000 award offered to incoming, first-time freshmen who are graduates of a Catholic high school.* Sibling Grant The Sibling Grant is a $2,000 award available for full-time students who are siblings and enrolled concurrently at Gwynedd-Mercy College.* Alumni Association Scholarship in Memory of Mother Catherine McAuley The Alumni Association Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship award offered to one new entering student on the basis of academic achievement and involvement in extra-curricular and/or community activities. Preference will be given to children of an alumna/alumnus.* Sister Marie Denise Scholarship The Sister Marie Denise Scholarship awards range from $2,000 to $8,000 and are based on academic achievement and financial need.* Gwynedd-Mercy Scholarship The Gwynedd-Mercy Scholarship is a partial tuition award based on academic achievement and financial need.* Sister Mary Gregory, RSM, Scholarship Named to honor Sister Mary Gregory, RSM, revered professor and second president of Gwynedd-Mercy College, this scholarship is awarded to students 24 years of age or older and is based on academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship is renewable annually for a maximum of three years.
Institutional Scholarships and Grants Founders Grant Named to honor those whose wisdom, industry and perseverance helped to establish GwyneddMercy College, the Founders Grant provides partial tuition assistance based on financial need for students over 24 years of age.* Gwynedd-Mercy Grant The Gwynedd-Mercy Grant is a partial tuition award for students with SAT scores of at least 800 and who prove financial need.* Griffin Grant The Griffin Grant has been funded through the generosity of the Collegeâ€™s many benefactors and friends. The Grant ranges from $1,000 to $9,000 annually and is awarded to students enrolled on a full-time basis who prove financial need.* Sister Isabelle Keiss Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, leadership ability and demonstrated evidence of a commitment to community service.* Mayor James E. Mullen Scholarship The Mayor James E. Mullen Scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated active participation in service projects as a volunteer in high school, college and/or other community programs or organizations. W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship is a $2,500 award offered to academically qualified students, residents of the Delaware Valley, who give evidence of involvement in extra-curricular and/or community service activities and who demonstrate financial need.** Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship The Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship is an award offered to women 25 years of age or older who are bachelor degree candidates, have serious career goals and prove need.
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship This scholarship is available for students enrolled in Gwynedd-Mercyâ€™s Nursing program. Preference is given to persons of Hispanic/Latino heritage. Josephine C. Connelly Scholarship The Josephine C. Connelly Scholarship is a partial tuition scholarship available from the Connelly Education Fund for new-entering, highly motivated students pursuing a degree in education on a full-time basis. Academic achievement and participation in the life of the College or oneâ€™s community are required.* The Marie-Louise Vermeiren Jackson Scholarship The Marie-Louise Vermeiren Jackson Scholarship award is offered to education majors with minimum GPAs of 3.0 and who prove need. The scholarship ranges in amount from $1,000 to $5,000.* Rosemarie Zaro Scholarship This scholarship is offered to women based on academic capability, financial need and career goals, with special emphasis given to women with children or unique family responsibilities. Wilma Lynch Scholarship This scholarship is named in memory of Wilma Lynch, who desired to assist in the empowerment of underprivileged women. The scholarship benefits female minority students with first preference given to nursing students. Sister Linda Bevilacqua Scholarship This scholarship, named for Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, fourth president of the College, is offered to incoming students or currently enrolled degree candidates who are education majors pursuing the degree on a full-time basis.* C. Jules & Martina K. Rominger Scholarship The Rominger Scholarship will be awarded with preference to students who prove financial need, enroll in an allied health program, especially in radiation therapy, with a secondary preference given to students enrolling in nursing. Preference will also be given to Irish students or European foreign students.
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Institutional Scholarships and Grants Sister Mary Fenton Joseph Scholarship This full tuition scholarship honors Sister Mary Fenton Joseph FitzPatrick, RSM, who established the nursing programs at Gwynedd-Mercy College. It is given to juniors or seniors in the BSN program who are graduates of the College’s associate degree nursing program. John J. Morrone Scholarship The John J. Morrone Scholarship is a $5,000 award given to adult learners enrolled in the associate degree nursing program. Elizabeth Powers Carlino Scholars Program The Elizabeth Powers Carlino Scholars Program provides scholarships to two incoming freshmen students. The Carlino Scholars receive a renewal of scholarship funding through their undergraduate educational program which typically includes four years of study. Through a special feature of the program, Carlino Scholars will receive grants for travel/study abroad. Students use these funds for international travel that includes a combination of academic and cultural experiences. Elizabeth Powers Carlino Nursing Scholarship The Elizabeth Powers Carlino Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student in the College’s School of Nursing. The student must have demonstrated financial need and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in the Nursing Degree Program, ASN or BSN. Sister Lois McDonough Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a full-time, undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need. Candidates must have minimum grade point averages of 3.0.
Golden Opportunity Nursing Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Nursing Program, ASN, BSN. The student must have demonstrated financial need and maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Alan Owens Scholarship The Alan Owens Scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to an outstanding student. The student must be enrolled full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and have a record of participation in extra-curricular activities and/or community service. Frank and Valie Genuardi Grant This endowed grant has been funded through the generosity of Frank and Valie Genuardi. Eligibility criteria include full-time enrollment, SAT scores of at least 900 or minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.3 and financial need.* Jane Reckner Scholarship This scholarship is available for an adult woman student with children. The student must be a business major, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5, be enrolled at least halftime and prove financial need. Russell Jones Scholarship for Criminal Justice This scholarship is available for a full-time criminal justice major. Cumulative grade point average must be at least 3.0. Financial need is considered but is not necessarily a determining factor.
* The scholarship or grant is renewable for three years.
Students at a Glance During the previous academic year, Gwynedd-Mercy College saw an increase in full-time student enrollment. Many who pursued either their undergraduate or graduate degree at GMC are traditional age students (age 25 years or younger). The School of Nursing and the School of Business & Computer Information Sciences experienced the most growth in the last year which mirrors the demand for these positions nationwide. Number of Students: Undergrad Grad Total Full-Time 1,332 149 1,481 Part-Time 685 478 1,163 Total 2,017 627 2,644 Percentage of Full-Time Students Receiving: Institutional Scholarships & Grants . . . . . . . . 88% Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92% 539 students live on campus, representing 41% of our full-time undergraduate population. Age of Undergraduates: 25 & under . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64% 26-30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7% 31-40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12% 41-50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13% 51+. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4% Religious Preferences of Undergraduates: Roman Catholic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54% Protestant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18% Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28% High Schools Attended: Catholic Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40% Private (non-Catholic Schools) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1% Public Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59% Majors: Allied Health Professions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11% Arts & Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13% Business & Computer Information Sciences . . 33% Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9% Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25% Undecided . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9% Degrees Awarded in 2007-2008: Associate’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Bachelor’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393 Master’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 774
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Financial Report REVENUE Tuition and Fees Revenue from student tuition and fees for all undergraduate and graduate programs. Government Appropriations Though not a state-owned or state-related institution, Gwynedd-Mercy College does receive revenue from the state and federal governments in the way of Institutional Assistance Grants and other program-specific appropriations. Gifts and Grants Gifts from alumni and friends of the College that are not designated for a specific purpose are utilized by the College in areas where there is the greatest need. Other gifts are designated by the donor for specific purposes such as scholarships. Investment Income This category includes the income from all of the College’s portfolio of investments. Other Sources This category includes income from the various sources such as vending machines, etc. Auxiliary Enterprises Room and board falls under this category, but it also includes revenue generated from the Summer Camp and from the Valie Genuardi Hobbit House, the College’s pre-kindergarten learning center.
Academic Support Lourdes Library and the computer labs fall under this category. Student Services This category includes the services offered by such offices as Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and the Registrar. Institutional Support Expenses associated with administrative offices such as Institutional Advancement, Institutional Technology and Finance, including staff and administrative salaries, are included here. Scholarships Scholarships and grants applied to student tuition are included in this category. Auxiliary Enterprises Expenses associated with the College’s residence halls, food service and such programs as the Valie Genuardi Hobbit House and the Day Camp fall under this category.
REVENUE FOR 2007-2008 Tuition and Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34,976,000 Auxiliary Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,962,000 Gifts and Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,455,000 Government Appropriations . . . . . . . . $1,404,000 Investment Income. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (176,000) Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $357,000 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $43,978,000
EXPENSES Instructional All expenses associated with academics at the College, including faculty salaries, fall under this category. Public Service Service to society is an important part of the mission of Gwynedd-Mercy College and the Sisters of Mercy. Programs such as Upward Bound are public service programs and fall under this category.
EXPENSES FOR 2007-2008 Instructional. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,246,000 Scholarships and Grants . . . . . . . . . . $11,544,000 Institutional Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,897,000 Auxiliary Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,875,000 Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,106,000 Academic Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,219,000 Public Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $441,000 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $44,328,000
Source: audited financial statements
Financial Report continued CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION GRANTS FOR 2007-2008 Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000 Child Development Foundation Harmony Theater Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,500 Autism Institute Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,200 Christine R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,000 Genuardi Family Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,000 Independence Blue Cross Charitable Medical Care Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000 Supplemental Education Grant (undergraduate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,635 Nurse Scholars Program (graduate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,585 Innisfree Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30,000 North Penn Community Health Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,100 Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation Undergraduate Nursing Education Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200,000 Graduate Nursing Education Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,440 Edna B. McKenzie Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,310 Graduate Independence Blue Cross Nurse Scholars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,585 Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development . . . . . . . . $5,000 Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,000 Rohm and Haas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,000 Wal-Mart Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750 W.W. Smith Charitable Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $56,000 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $553,105
REVENUE FOR 2007-2008
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The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, through its program for Mature Women Students, helps Gwynedd-Mercy College award scholarships to women ages 25 or older. These scholarships open the door to opportunity for mature women with financial need who are committed to earning a degree while balancing other responsibilities. The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation is a private foundation created through the will of Mrs. Newcombe, a Philadelphia philanthropist. Its first grants were awarded in 1981; GwyneddMercy College was one of the Foundation’s first recipients. In the past 27 years, the Foundation has awarded $518,500 to GMC: $481,500 distributed as annual scholarships and $37,000 to build a Newcombe Endowed Fund at the College. In 20072008, thirteen students benefited from the Foundation’s grant of $34,000 plus some additional income from the growing endowment. An additional $3,000 endowment challenge grant was matched by the Fourjay Foundation and will be used to grow the Newcombe Endowed Scholarship Fund at GMC. “I cannot thank the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation and the wonderful people at Gwynedd-Mercy College enough for helping to make my dreams of becoming a college graduate come true,” said Symantha Hicks, who is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in psychology at GMC. Symantha is a stay-at-home mom of two daughters ages five and one. Her husband provides the income for the family, which is just enough to pay the bills. “When I had my first daughter, it made me start thinking about the type of person I wanted to be Symantha Hicks with daughters Laynie (left) and Riley received scholarships through the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation.
for her,” she said. Symantha wanted to go back to school, but knew that college tuition was not in the family’s budget. Her husband pushed her, saying, “Look at the future and what an education could bring us.” Symantha looked into financial aid at Gwynedd-Mercy College, and with the help from the Newcombe Foundation, she will be able to complete her degree at GMC. She will be pursuing her master’s degree in school counseling at the College next semester.
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation continued Thomas Wilfrid, PhD, assumed the position of Executive Director of the Newcombe Foundation in January 2008. The College is grateful to Dr. Wilfrid and the trustees and staff of the Foundation for maintaining the partnership that was cultivated with the previous Executive Director of 28 years, Janet Fearon. “The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation is committed to providing scholarship funds to institutions that welcome enrollment by mature women and who are committed to their success,” noted Dr. Wilfrid. “Gwynedd-Mercy College has been a dynamic and worthy partner in this effort.” Sister Barbara Kaufmann, RSM, director of financial aid at GMC, has administered the scholarship program with the Foundation since its inception in 1981. “The Newcombe Foundation has helped a number of students pave their way to success through a college education,” Sister Kaufmann said. “The Foundation’s superlative and heartening generosity to the College is invaluable.” The need for scholarship support has never been as great as it is presently. Student loan rates are increasing; accumulated debt is weighing heavily on the minds of all students. Without the Foundation’s generosity and partnership with Gwynedd-Mercy College, many students would not have been able to fulfill their dreams of achieving a bachelor’s degree. “I am so thankful for the pleasant and positive environment that helped nurture my educational, spiritual and personal growth,” Chastity Wise said of her experience at GMC. She graduated in 2008 and is currently employed as a kindergarten teacher. “I wouldn’t have had this experience, one of the most amazing experiences in my life, without the help of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation.”
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Gwynedd-Mercy College Establishes the Autism Institute In January 2008, the Child Development Foundation awarded a $23,200 grant to Gwynedd-Mercy College’s School of Education for the formation of its Autism Institute. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) constitute the fastest growing category in special education. Information obtained from the Autism Society of America in 2008 states that one in 150 students in America today has ASD, calling ASD “a national health crisis, costing the United States at least $35 billion annually.” The annual rise is projected to be 10 to 17 percent over the next 10 years. According to the Center for Disease Control, every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with autism. Child Development Foundation President Joanne Bryers said, "When Gwynedd-Mercy College first approached the (Child Development Foundation) Board of Directors with its plans for an autistic program, we knew it would be a perfect fit with our mission. The Board of the Child Development Foundation is so excited to be a part of this groundbreaking effort to work together with Gwynedd-Mercy College in delivering the education and assistance necessary to make the lives of those dealing with this difficult challenge a bit less complicated.” The Child Development Foundation has a long and rewarding history of helping children and young adults in Montgomery County who have been physically and/or mentally challenged. “In today's society, there is even more need for the help we provide because of the scientific progress being made in recognizing and diagnosing abnormalities that cause so many challenges and so much heartache in the lives of the children we serve,” said Bryers. Deborah Schadler, PhD, assistant professor and coordinator of undergraduate education at Gwynedd-Mercy College, is the facilitator of the Autism Institute. Dr. Schadler has been a special educator for more than 35 years. She completed the post-baccalaureate Professional Certificate in Autism from Penn State’s College of Education, a year-long program of 12 graduate credits and the only certification currently available specifically for autism. Dr. Schadler also has several years of practical experience working with autistic children. Teachers, parents and others who constantly interact with children with autism attend a workshop held by the newly established Autism Institute at GMC.
“The mission of the Gwynedd-Mercy College Autism Institute is to support scientifically research-based best practices for individuals with autism,” Dr. Schadler said. “The Institute will strive to identify needs, seek appropriate funding, and structure and provide services which will utilize College resources to contribute to the developmental and educational progress of persons on the autism spectrum.” During the spring and summer of 2008, the College offered workshops to aid educators in best practices for the inclusion of preschool-aged autistic children into regular school programs. To date, more than 100 preschool educators have attended workshops and training sessions sponsored by the Autism Institute. The educators represent teachers, aides and administrators from more than 50 different venues. The Autism Institute’s focus on preschool education through its SPECTRUM (Successful Practices in Early Childhood – Connection, Training, Resources – A Unified Mission) Project is a response to the wealth of research supporting appropriate early intervention services for at-risk and identified children on the spectrum. The Autism Institute hopes that the SPECTRUM Project forms the foundation for projects targeting students beyond the preschool years.
Civic Responsibility Dwells in the Heart of a “Mercy” Gwynedd-Mercy College students and staff attended the first-ever Mercy Higher Education Student Leadership Conference, titled “The Power of One,” from May 30 to June 1. The conference, which took place at St. Xavier’s University in Chicago, brought students and mentors from all Mercy higher education institutions together to discuss global justice issues, such as hunger and homelessness/poverty, gender equality and empowerment of women, environmental sustainability, and nonviolent actions for global change. These topics coincide with eight goals of the millennial report of the United Nations and the five critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy. The overarching theme of the conference fostered civic responsibility in student leaders by helping them to explore in depth a global issue, and assisted them in determining how they can address those concerns at a local level. Vice President for Student Services Cheryl Lynn Horsey hosted the conference, and Meg Costa, Tom Friel and Marissa Turchi from student services were on the planning committee. Ninety participants from ten Mercy colleges and universities attended, including eight GMC students and six staff members. “The students were thoroughly energized, engaged and ready to do their part to address some of the critical concerns that the Sisters of Mercy have adopted,” Dr. Horsey said.
This exchange of ideas was eye-opening to the students, and they have created a plan to apply much of what they learned to College operations. “We each went to three sessions and I chose to attend the ones with hunger and homelessness topics,” junior Katie Furphy said. “The third session was an Oxfam America hunger banquet, which is something we definitely need to do at GMC!” During the banquet, students drew tickets that assigned them to either an upper-, middleor lower-class tier. The meal they were given corresponded with whichever tier was on their ticket. Students who were assigned to the lower-class tier were only offered a small portion of rice and water and they had to eat their food without silverware while sitting on the floor. Senior Geoffrey Felsher also attended hunger & homelessness sessions. “I knew a lot about the subject, but I always took a local approach,” Geoffrey explained. “I never fully comprehended the vastness of the issue.” The conference was so successful that the next one is already in the works. It will be held at Georgian Court University in 2010. Students in leadership positions at the College attended a conference at Indiana University to learn about global concerns and what other Mercy colleges and universities are doing about them.
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The Impact of Your Gift to the Annual Fund You made a significant difference for our students last year through your contributions to GwyneddMercy College. By making an unrestricted gift, the College was able to direct funds to areas that provided the greatest impact for GMC students. The majority of gift dollars help support the College’s cost for scholarships. During the 2007-08 fiscal year, the College granted $11.5 million in scholarships which benefited 91 percent of our students. These funds allow students to gain an all-encompassing and enriching education through GMC’s service learning opportunities, Catholic background, small faculty-student ratio and rigorous curriculum. The combination of values taught at the College and personal attention from faculty is instrumental in helping to bring our students’ futures into focus as they prepare for careers or graduate school. Another cost that your contributions helped to support during the 2007-08 fiscal year was the launch of our First Year Experience program. The FYE program, a course consisting of book discussions, service activities and social events, was developed to smooth the transition of first-year students into the GMC community thus providing a foundation for student success. Thank you for your continued support of Gwynedd-Mercy College. Kevin O’Flaherty Vice President for Finance and Administration Lianne Hartman, librarian, guides FYE students through the library system and its resources during a scavenger hunt.
Student-Run Griffin Line Sets Record Mia McGlynn, director of Annual Giving, presented Gwynedd-Mercy College students with the opportunity to become directly involved in managing the phonathon this year. Kate Goffredo, a junior business major, was hired to use the knowledge and skills acquired in her management classes to help oversee the phonathon which was named the Griffin Line. Kate hired 11 students by offering each of them paid jobs rather than limiting the pool of candidates with an internship or work-study position. Kate and Mia worked together to dedicate a room in Assumption Hall equipped with PCs and phones with headsets for the phonathon. They also hung pictures in the room to make it more cheerful. The phonathon ran from January through April. Kate explains, “Our goal was to raise $10,000 more than last year. A script was developed to engage the alums in conversation and update them on the growth of the College. Many asked about the status of certain GMC programs or if a favorite professor was still teaching. The student workers made over 17,000 phone calls and surpassed their goal by obtaining over $41,000 in pledges! As they made their pledges, GMC alumni asked how their donations would be used. The callers responded that most of the money would be applied towards granting financial aid to GMC
students, making their college education more affordable. Kate, who is also a member of the Capital Campaign Steering Committee, is looking forward to managing the Griffin Line again next year. “Seeing alumni give back to GMC is very meaningful to me, she said. “As a student, I realize the importance of financial aid, and as the Griffin Line manager, I recognize how our vital alumni support allows the College to offer financial aid to the students. When I graduate, I plan to join my fellow alumni in helping new students with their college education.” Congratulations to our Griffin Line callers! Kalik Booker Bridget Dwyer Erin Ferry Megan Gill Kristina Goffredo Bianca Innaurato Tina Kane Courtney Kassner Shana Kidd Christina Patterson Gabrielle Verano M.E.R.V., mascot for GMC, motivates student callers during the phonathon.
GMC PRESIDENTâ€™S REPORT 2007-2008
Donor Report The Annual Report reflects all donations received by the College during fiscal year 2007-2008 (July 1, 2007 â€“ June 30, 2008). Contributions received on or after July 1, 2008 will be acknowledged in the next donor report. Gifts are reported by a variety of categories: giving clubs, alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff. Foundation support, corporate matching gifts and scholarships are also included. Gifts may include any of the following: gifts of cash, gifts of stock, matching gifts, bequests, planned gifts, independently appraised gifts-in-kind, real estate, insurance programs, trusts and estates. Government grants are those that the College applied for and were funded for the reporting period. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this report. If a name has been misspelled/ omitted, or if a gift has been reported incorrectly, we appreciate your assistance by reporting it to the Office of Institutional Advancement at 215-641-5550. For information on ways to invest in Gwynedd-Mercy College, please call the College at the above phone number or visit the web site at www.gmc.edu.
Annual Giving 2007-2008 Unrestricted Alumni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $98,000 Corporate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000 Fundraising Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000 Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $116,000 President Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000 Friends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,000 Faculty & Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,000 Parents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000 Senior Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000 Total Unrestricted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $343,000 Temporarily Restricted Institutional Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $185,000 Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $473,000 Public Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $304,000 Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $130,000 Instructional Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,000 Total Temporarily Restricted . . . . . . $1,098,000 Permanently Restricted Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,000 Government Appropriations Public Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $296,000 Student Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $296,000 Institutional Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $812,000 Total Government Appropriations . . $1,404,000 Grand Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,859,000
Source: Report on Audit of Consolidated Financial Statements Unrestricted and restricted annual giving includes foundation grants as well as gifts and grants from other sources. Sean Middleton, one of the student speakers at the Corporate Reception, discusses his achievements and goals with Steve Lewis, a member of the Board of Trustees.
Annual Giving and Scholarships PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE ($10,000+) ALUMNI Frances McLaughlin Maguire & James Maguire FRIENDS J. Martin Carroll Frank Genuardi Jerry Holtz & Lisa Holtz The Maguire Educational Foundation Frank Palopoli & Anne Palopoli GOLDEN SHIELD ORDER ($5,000-$9,999) FACULTY AND STAFF Kathleen Owens, PhD FRIENDS William Avery & Sharon Avery Peter D. Carlino J. Martin Carroll & Cynthia Carroll Ruth Daller & Walter Daller The McDonough Family CROWN ORDER ($2,500-$4,999) ALUMNI Kathleen Mallon Czermanski Gail Rickerson Egan Thomas Elliott Dorris Webb Groetzinger Eileen Foley Guest FACULTY AND STAFF John Collins, CSsR FRIENDS Ernest Behr & Julie Behr Kathleen Byrne Larry Genuardi & Maryanne Genuardi Paul Brucker & Joan Brucker Turning Point Foundation SHIELD ORDER ($1,000-$2,499) ALUMNI Nesreen Al Anbar Mary Anne Sabedra Francisco Marian Kelley Margaret Mary Patton Kirsch & Thomas Kirsch Nancy Laible Mary McLaughlin McCauley Mary Ann McGinley-Fitzpatrick Barbara McHale & James McHale Catherine Dello Buono McLaughlin Julia Reddy Pillsbury Alfreda Flood Resinski Christine Winterer Ryan Carolyn Bright Trupp & Alex Trupp FACULTY AND STAFF Cheryl Lynn Horsey Barbara McHale & James McHale Jerry McLaughlin & Catherine McLaughlin Kevin O'Flaherty & Debra Karlan FRIENDS Mason Avrigian, Jr. & Kelly Avrigian Peter DeAngelis & Patricia DeAngelis Eleanore Guzewicz
Russell Jones Robert Kelly Steven Lewis Regina Lowrie Douglas MacMaster Martha Jean Minniti Michael Morrone Ann Rice Mullen Richard Stoudt, Jr. Donald Zamborsky PARENTS Richard Edmonds DEAN’S CIRCLE ($500-$999) ALUMNI Christine Barrasso Catherine Kling Boran Susan Sook Brodish Marion Burns-Tuck, PhD Kathleen Wynne Carrig Carol McCarron Cinelli Patricia Magee Connery Nicholas Croce Nancy Curll Beau Smith Ferry Rev. Susan Burkhardt Kiely Kathryn Farrell Lipp Patricia Gibbons Magil & Edward Magil Anne Fitzpatrick Murray Nancy Tornetta Russell Patricia Sweeney Sandella & Serefin Sandella Maureen Soper Staudt Gerry Watkins Sweterlitsch Sandra Flotte Uehling Frances Weiland Williams Roseanne Nagle Ziff FACULTY AND STAFF Gary Bowman Charlene DiSarlo Andrea Hollingsworth Velia McCabe Denise Wilbur Judy Winterhalter FRIENDS Robert Alston Mary Louise Burgoyne Mary Craney & Trudy Craney Patti DeMito Thomas DiSarlo Linda Mackey Charlotte McKines Richard Stys MERCY SPONSORS CLUB ($250-$499) ALUMNI Elizabeth Bressi-Stoppe Joan Chermack Brown & David Brown Karen Snyder Capie Susan Ackerman Chamberlain Marcy Mezzar Clark Kathleen Collins Madeline Murphy Curry Joanne DaCunha & Daniel DaCunha Elizabeth Galbally Donohoe Eileen Durkin Schaefer Christine O'Brien Engelhardt
Stella Feldman Joanne Ferguson Hurowitz Eileen Flanagan John Gallagher Kathleen Higgins Giacoponello Shirley Schnable Gladfelter Isabel Tumelty Godwin Celeste Jochimsen Healey Barbara Jones Maryann Kaminskas Kathleen Keenan, RSM Elizabeth Williamson Kilkenny Mary Connors Lawn & Richard Lawn Yuling Lin Cho Ruby Clouse Marchese Mercedes McCann, RSM Christine McCann, RSM Mary McDevitt Margaret Crosby McKeon & Thomas McKeon Theresa Healy Miller H. Catherine Milnik Virginia Mintzer Marcia Godorecci Montanio Ann O'Connell, RSM Peggy Fischer Osborne Carol Ann Else Parente Elaine Gatti Pendrak Anne Duffy Pokorny Andrea Reiley-Helzner Victoria Rose Constance Frazer Rubenstein Cathy Malloy Salkind Therese Kaiser Scott Kathleen Sheridan Susan J. Smith, Esq Joyce Stein, DO Susan VonHake Stuntebeck & Peter Stuntebeck Anne Marie Vreeland Angela Baj West Ruth Fong Wu FACULTY AND STAFF John Batchelor Emmanuel Bien-Amie Patricia Clemmer Donald Duclow Barbara Jones William Kershner Mary Connors Lawn & Richard Lawn Mercedes McCann, RSM Lisa McGarry Virginia Mintzer Andrea Reiley-Helzner Donna Smyrl Joanne Trotter Anne Marie Vreeland FRIENDS Mary Colins Edward J. Curry & Madeline Curry Patti DeMito Joseph DiMino, MD Bernard Korman Linda Mackey Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McConaghy Robert Robey RED & GOLD CLUB ($100-$249) ALUMNI Victoria Abbey
Stephanie Petro Alderfer Michelle Murray Alexander Catherine Alexander-Lennon Elizabeth Allen Ellen Coonan Allen Karen Laska Alston Patricia Anasiewicz Linda Starner Andersen Marie Walsh Bagnell Bridget Bailey, Esq Rosemarie Domaszewic Becker Jeanne Belanger Catherine Belt Rita Brophy Bianchi Karen McGee Blocher Caroline Bohn Elizabeth Cardamone Bongard M. Elaine Martz Bower Judith Boyd Marguerite Bock Boyd Alison Salvas Bozynski Caryn Flyzik Brereton Elizabeth Walker Breslin Evelyn Visocky Brodhag Elizabeth Diskin Brown Jeanne Hitchcock Browning Rebecca Hilgen Bryan Kathleen Burns Maria Monaco Caiola Patricia Campbell Eugenia McColley Cancelliere Lucille Candeloro Michelle Cannon Daniel Caraher Mary Ann Doyle Carney Dennis Carney Mary Talone Cavalier Donna Sonsiadek Chamak Meredith Collins Marilyn Caruso Colot Jane Dubois Conley Kathleen Connell Helen Cooke Celia Stokes Cooper Richard Cooper, JD Cecilia Regan Costigan Sharon Bradley Cowley Constance Hedrick Craig Joan Craney Lee Cressman James Cummins Denise McGarrity Cunningham Mary Cunningham Ann Cusano Eileen Govan Dabich Mary Jane Peters Deets Susan Paull DeGrazia Elissa Della Monica Victoria Sappington Denny Deborah Denslow Joanne Fretz DeRosier Ellen Devitt Mary Gavula Dhand, MD Michele Diehl Marie Ascolese DiPeso Marsima Marable Dodson Ann Dolaway Louise Iocono Doll Kenneth Donnelly Kathryn Doyle Dougherty Margaret Doyle Patricia Fromhold Driscoll Marie Dagney Dunleavy Marie Duroseau Veronica Spragg Eads
GMC PRESIDENTâ€™S REPORT 2007-2008
Annual Giving and Scholarships Christine Betz Eastburn Winifred Quirk Egenstafer H. Virginia Feeney Linda Clothier Finlayson Pauline Fitzpatrick Sharon Maley Ford Kathryn Furey Joan Gable Marie O'Hagan Gallagher Susan Dubin Gallagher Laura Giampa Elizabeth Gavula Therese Gerken Gentile Marena Adonizio Gibbons Cynthia Brown Gilchrist Katherine Schisselbauer Gillespie Maryanne Dever Ginley Patricia Giordano Kelly Letter Giovinazzo Gilda Giuliano
Marie Glennon Hohenwarter Sharon Schumann Hopkins Margaret Horgan Elizabeth Black Hornberger Nancy McGlinchey Hueglin Virginia Brozis Hyde Patricia Hynes Elizabeth Hughes Iaquinto Barbara Bull Jara Aixiang Jin Anna Collins Johnston Carol Eppihimer Kamnik Theresa Victory Katz Sally Gluckman Kauffman Patricia Kiefer Mary Snyder Knapp Kathleen Kordek Maureen Pearson Kovacsics Peggy Bonenberge Kullman Mary Ladden
Louise Havens (middle right), a trustee and Medical Grants Administrator from W.W. Smith Charitable Trust, and Michelle Montgomery (middle left), Food, Clothing, Shelter, and Scholarship Grants Administrator, met with Kathleen Owens, PhD and students who received W.W. Smith scholarships. Beth Gloviak Carol Golden Margaret Gregan Green Jane Gregorio Greenberg Helen Waugh Greenberg Eileen Elliott Greenwood Noel Callahan Haas Christina Sciallis Hadgimallis Maureen Hamilton Dorothy Hand Elaine Treml Haskett Joseph Hatos, III Mary Chmielewski Hauser Ellen Seibert Hendrickson Regina Iorio Herman Catherine Brown Herrmann Veronica Hilyard Cynthia Barna Himpler
Ann Winterer Lalley Carol Stango Lang Dorothy Gill Langford Mary Ruane Larkin JeNell LaRue Cynthia Applegate Lawrence Joyce Lazzaro Mary Williams Lemmers Julia Leone Marilyn Lewis Margaret Suhy Lightkep Edith Root Little Linda Mandel Livingston & Robert Livingston Deborah Gilcrest Lock Edith Morgan Lohr Pamela Lynn Diane Miller Mabry
Lee Ann Jagielski Maginnis Eileen Mallon Carol Bentley Mannino Debra Rementer Marberger Barbara May James McCallion, III Judith Schilling McCann Judith McCluskey Martha Walsh McCormick John McGinley Mary Carol Whitaker McGovern Kathleen Call McGrath Mary Shields McKinney Catherine McNichol Beverly McPeak Michele Kiska Meehan Carol Kates Meyer Janet Medlin Miller Geraldine Grzesik Miller Vlatka Gavaran Moll Rosemary Rubert Moller M. Catherine Montiegel Ellen Francella Moore Ann Morgan Judith Morrissey Starr Moyer Rosemary Hayes Murphy Eileen Nicholson Mary Orr Noe Margaret Barnshaw North Lindsay Novick Kathleen O'Brien Nora O'Neill O'Connell Carol DiFrancesco Opdyke Jean Oreskovich Catherine Shetzline O'Shea Mary Ann Nemchik Pappano Mary Louise Heathering Parisi David Passione Ann Peklak Kristina Pengler M. Kathryn Persch Regina Phalan Mary Jo Pierantozzi Joan Pollitt Margaret Belle Pomfret Catherine Price Elizabeth Procopio Stephanie Bylone Pustizzi Yumiko Furukawa Radi Gebrehiwot Radi Linda Prow Reilly, EdD Richard Reilly Elaine Reinsel Reimet Lauri Robertson John Robinson Joan Bruder Roney Marie Mulvihill Rooney Janet Thuma Rosenberger Virginia Thompson Rossi Meghan Rowan Catherine Ruane Patricia Pearson Ruggieri Kathleen Patton Russo Joan Williams Rutecki Jeanne Matynka Saile George Sargent Celeste Wagner Schaefer Lois Gavin Schaffer Roberta Schaffner Antoinette Greco Schaller Anne Schaum Maurine Perreault Schiro Marie Ancharski Schmidt Margaret Higgins Schmitt
Dorothea Hill Schnorr Christine Matraszek Schuster & William Schuster Barbara Schuster Susanne Smith Seeber Linda Seeley Eileen Stamos Shissias & James Shissias Teresa Kulcheski Shively Annemarie Siegel Ann Marie Proud Sill Patricia Bader Sinnott Kathleen Smith Dorothy Smith Josita Bevenour Smith Aniko Bozoky Somkuti Donna Burke Speers Margaret Ball Sperry Christine Nordstrom Stainton Bonita Stankunas Elizabeth Clough Stevens Frances Cannata Stimmler Ella Heisse Straw Maryfran McKenzie Stulginsky Dolores Sullivan Joanne Krishna Swanson Jean Quinn Sweeney Debbie Mangano Sweeney Judy Talvacchia Barbara Mortimer Thompson Kathleen Goodwin Thygeson Sheralyn Tinsley Emilie Brierly Truscott Gregory Vogt Bonnie Burdick Waldron Mary Joan Rafferty Walheim Patricia Carter Walker Sheila Wall Marie Cartwright Wanner Regina Elia Ward Eileen Wilcox Westlein Margaret Walters Whomsley Alana Wilson Eleanor Renninger Wilson Theresa Svonavec Woy Matthew Young Maryrita Hanlon Young Kerstin Shaeff Zadrejko Kathleen Campbell Zeaser FACULTY AND STAFF James Abbuhl Stephanie Alderfer Therese Anderson Lucille Candeloro Lorraine Cavaliere Nancy Chiarantona Susan Cicione Michael Clinton Joseph Coleman Richard Cooper Felicia Corsaro-Barbieri Margaret Costa Ellen Curcio Ann Cusano Chris Cusatis Michele Diehl Augustine DiStefano Jill Dow Christine Eberle Carol Evans J. Wade Farrior Susan Gallagher Patricia Giordano Lianne Hartman
Annual Giving and Scholarships continued Katherine Hylinski James Jones Jenell LaRue Marilyn Lewis David Low Pamela Lynn Constance Malatesta Ann McGinn James McNesby Edward Miller Stephen Mumford Paul Murphy Ken Nadwodny Brigid O'Brien Carol Opdyke Mary Jo Pierantozzi Sharon Polsky Atasha Quarles John Reilly Linda Reilly Marc Rocque Lois Roemmele Deborah Schadler Joyce Scharle Barbara Schuster Jason Seachrist Carlo Silvesti Peggy Smith & Graham Smith Bruce Taylor Denise Toland Joel Wagoner Kristine Weber Terry Wimmer FRIENDS Mr. & Mrs. James Applegate Mr. & Mrs. John Applegate Mr. & Mrs. Eric Applegate Mr. & Mrs. John Armstrong Ed Brandt Barbara Burns Mr. & Mrs. Carl Ciervo Rev. Anthony Ciorra, PhD Mr. & Mrs. James Clarkin Jane Cox Mr. & Mrs. Francis Davis Margaret Drinkwater Carol Jane Eastwood Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Fedick Raymond Franzen Diane Gould Donald Heron Dolores Holden Therese Hopson Carolyn Hopson Mr. & Mrs. David Kuklinski CC Leslie Norma Lever Mary Joy Mazzoni Ruth McCarty Colleen McConaghy Linda McConaghy Mr. & Mrs. James McGullam Mr. & Mrs. John McKenna Jean Moskow Kevin Murray Mr. & Mrs. Paul Neborak Samuel Paparone Kevin Peppel Anastacia Plaza Mr. & Mrs. William Reese Robert Robey Patricia Ryan Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Schmitz Kevin Smith
Ronald Smith Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sterning Fr. Samuel Verruni Mr. & Mrs. Charles Voso Thomas West Ruth Wise Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Witters Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Wozniak PARENTS Mr. & Mrs. Gregg Betz Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Carney Mr. Ken Collier Mr. & Mrs. Craig Engesser Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kleinschmidt Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Meier Mr. & Mrs. David Menarde Mr. & Mrs. Michael Organski Mr. & Mrs. Michael Sotak ASSOCIATES CLUB ($50-$99) ALUMNI Rev. Jon Abboud Maureen Adams Edmund Adams, III Lorna Beifuss Ambrus Brenda Steigerwalt Andreas Sharon Harrison Apple Annamay Grzeczkowski Arzt Joyce Buettner Bacino Cathy Barbagallo Sean Batunkyi Barbara Crosley Bergner Johanna Schmidt Billings Margaret Cross Blanco Kathleen Baranoski Bones Marie Pagano Bonner Janet Hope Bosche Betty Anne Bowie Elsie Stocchi Branco Brenda James Braun Janice Gasho Brennan Joan Brinkmann Jean Brown Patricia Brown-O'Hara Patricia Keenan Bruce Elizabeth Helder Bunch Beverly Burgwin Roberta O'Connell Burt Kelly Wagner Bushnell Evelyn White Cain Joan Colvin Caldwell Tina Halpin Callaghan Jean Marie Grandizio Cantrill Mary Carolan-McNult Joseph Carracappa, III Patricia Carreras Thomas Carty Karen Cassells Geralyn Coury Charapata Richelle Young Cilio Dorothy Vagnoni Claudy Eileen Connolly Jean Lane Connor Ann Hogan Connor Mary Connor Jane Hickey Costanzi Diane Costanzo Roseanne Callahan Crews Janis Palena Cummiskey Marybeth Mountain Curran John Curry Kathleen McGovern Dabagian Margaret Reddy Daly
Susan Dann Kristin Thomas Davies Fernande Davis W. Christine Bradley Davis Jane Sim Dealy Terese Wolf DeCamara Mary Claire Roberts Delaney Carol Simmons deLuca Patricia Szewcazak Dennis Barbara Wilmanski Diehl Mary Brownback Diehl Dorothy Diesinger Linda DiGiovanni Katherine Doll Eileen Liddy Domanico & James Domanico Joan Dominick Sharon Saybolt Donatucci Bernadette Munro D'Onofrio Maria Bello Doran Maura Camino Doyle James Dwyer Dolores DeSanto Dwyer Granison Eader, Jr Eleanor Baehrle Eason Carol Dittrich Eddy M. Clare Bahr Edelmayer Hilda Eichman LaRue Emmell Marjorie Magenheimer Engle Jill Etter Christopher Fagan Ruth Ann Miller Farley Maryellen Verbitski Fegely Regina Finlayson Barbara Gernert Finnegan Maryann Regnery Fisher Troy Barndt Fitzgerald Mia Flounders-Brower Maria Foley Diane McCool Foos Marcia Forbes Alyssa Frank Sheila Frazier Patricia Smith Fusco Carol Garifo Patricia Distel Gavaghan Barbara Muller Gavin Donna Gehman Kathleen Gender Thomas Gilmore Jane Simone Girondo Suzanne Vanderslice Glaspey Judith Van Stone Golderer Megan Cullen Gordon Lynn Grace-Roberts Stephanie Grant Elizabeth Grasmeder-Smith Vivian Rush Greenfield Mary Collins Griffin Nancy Dziok Grzesik Andria Guarino Mary Koerner Gueriera Norma Chiarantano Gunning Alice Greble Haber Mary McAndrews Haesler Diane D'Ulisse Hague Ashley Harmon Anne Heim-Dobbs Marina Deccardi Hibbert Ralph Hoffman Jean Grasso Hollander Susan Parham Hovancik Evelyn Stauffer Humphries Carole Quattrone Hurst &
Henry Hurst Pamela Regan Hyde Eileen Hennessy Janke Alice Elko Jennings-Baroni & Angelo Baroni Mary Anne Cirino Johnston Mary Patricia O'Neill Joyce Mary Lynn Taggart Julian Andrea Kalacznik Tamara Rector Kear Patricia Slavin Keeley Madeleine Messaros Keenan Elaine Burns Kelly Charles Kelly Suzanne Kensey Ann Cummings Kerns Celia-Marie Moses Khouri Edward Knox Linda King Koenig Jamie Koh Sandra Stepnowski Krantzler Paul Labance Virginia Richer Lafond Rosalie Lalena Linda Novak Landis Dolores Le Dent Simone Jane Taylor Litwa & Edward Litwa Judith Klenk Lounsberry & Robert Lounsberry Ann Lunetta Maryanne Crumlish Lynch Chia Ma Barbara Young Mackintosh Tina Mandarano Theresa Maniscola Rebecca McMurtrie Mann Kimberly Marion Susan Knox Marsh Clare McEntee Marshall Mary Judith Brennan Masiak Nancy Matteo Matthew Mazurek Suzanne McBride-Garland Carol McCarthy Karen McCarthy Kathleen Flynn McDermott Paul McGarry Rosemary Ferry McGeary Anne McGinn Beth Prezuhy McHugh Katherine Mulvihill McKay Catherine McMahon, RSM Joseph McMann Nancy Wdzieczkowski McMann Rosemary Sammartino McNulty Pamela Voth McPeak Jenna Meehan Judith Ayres Meissner Debra Menichini-Perillo Ivona Mikoluk Maureen Heron Miller Richard Miller Donna Fusco Miniscalco Jane Mark Mitchell Julie Ann Modelski Kathy O'Bryan Morasco Ethel Stills Moyer Theresa Muller Jacqueline Garnet Murnaghan Lee-Ellan Suhoza Murray M. Denise Nolan Myers Sharon Noble Amanda Organski Elise Hurley Pacitti Kathleen Drumm Palombaro
GMC PRESIDENTâ€™S REPORT 2007-2008
Annual Giving and Scholarships Bernardine Trippetti Pandolfi Kristy Panichelli Dorothy Kelble Pannepacker Marcia Paraczky Doris Wiegand Pasternak Claire Keys Pataki Shveta Dalal Patel Mary Jo Daley Pauxtis Marie Lamay Pinto Mary Carlin Potter Marianne Quinn Patrice Holderness Raab
Peter Slonaker Jeanne Konya Smith Mary Stafankiew Smith Carolyn Stahlhut Marlene Penza Stancati Andrea Ney Steber Joyce Stemple Linda Ferguson Stewart Patricia Stoerrle Marita Stoerrle Arlene Rotelle Storti Patricia Sasnauskas Stow
Harmony Theater participants Nicole Lund, Heather Michaelson, Stephanie Wilson and Peggy Richard present Jerry McLaughlin, vice president for institutional advancement, with a donation check for $900. Mary Jane Cairo Reeves Kaitlin Reilly Diane Reitz Kathleen Koehler Riccio Anne Marie Pruett Riethmiller Patricia Boyle Rockwell Maureen Purcell Rogers Joan Hartmann Rubini Odette Ruggieri Susan Wright Rup Margaret Ryan Virginia Fonash Samhouri Patricia Cinaglia Santangelo Marlene Moeller Sausman Lynn Hohenwarter Scafidi Mary Allen Scarcelli Laura Sowisdral Schmidt Shannon Schmidt Evelyn Murphy Schmitt Mary Chris Grandizio Schueren Margaret Parham Schwab Marianne Selhat Grace Till Shackleton Kathleen Magee Shakespeare Judith Shellenberger Johnson Susan Sherman Singer Nancy Boland Simmers Jennifer Leister Sladek
Kimberly Talley Karen Miller Teitman Lolita Hortillosa Thompson Patricia DiEgidio Tobis Tina Famularo Tocco Margaret Reilly Toth Marjorie Sampson Townsend Karen Trahey Jeanne Klein Trainer Christine Hayden Tucker Kristy Swartley Turansky Katherine Trainer Ulinski Denise Netz Vanacore Nadine Vigliano Margaret Ovecka Vincent Theresa Schwegel Wade Kristine Ninfo Wagner Kathleen Steinberge Wahl Deborah Maxim Walsh Mary Ann Welde Kathy Leporati Werner Loretta Pyle Whomsley Margaret McShane Wich Karin Neinast Wilson Chastity Wise Lorraine Chemerys Witkowski M. Alicia Roszkowski Wright Theresa Anna Wurzburger
Sonya Wynne Martha Schwartz Yacht Barbara Daiutolo Yacobellis Laura Reeves Young Dorothy Zeiser Mary Elena Canuso Ziccardi Ann Kelley Zigrand Karen Burness Zimmerman Gail Miller Ziring FACULTY AND STAFF Elizabeth Black Patricia Brown-O'Hara Ronald Bruce Adam Buchter Robert Clewis Dale Crouthamel Anna Cyhan James Domanico Granison Eader Harry Elwell Faith Fenderson Marcia Forbes William Galvin Thomas Gilmore Josephine Glass Rodger Graham Meredith Hoch-Oescher Ralph Hoffman Phillip Hommer Tamara Kear Suzanne Kensey Rosina Luberto Tommaso Luberto Wade Luquet Clifford Lutter Tina Mandarano Kathryn McEvilly Catherine McMahon, RSM Patrick Messina Joe Moll Shelia Monastero Roseanne Pollock Gebrehiwot Radi Yumiko Radi Eric Reed Evelyn Reese Kaitlin Reilly Rose Rocque Elizabeth Romeo Marion Rosenbaum Patricia Scott Rebecca Signore Kristy Turansky Denise Vanacore Stephanie Waltman Rob Welch Rita Whitaker Dorothy Zeiser FRIENDS Mr. & Mrs. Steven Adams Veronica Aigner Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Alpin Ken Alson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Azzarano Donna Bartholomai Deborah Blackledge Mr. & Mrs. William Brooks Anita Brooks Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cook Jill Cornelison Mr. & Mrs. David Crist Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Donato Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Donohue
Gretchen Dowling Mr. & Mrs. Philip Eichler April Fairfield Mr. & Mrs. Larry Ferriola Mr. & Mrs. Wiley Gehman Janet Gibson Tina Goodson Betty Griffith Michelle Haywood Marie Haywood Mr. & Mrs. William Huggett Mr. & Mrs. Michael Johnson Ryan Joy Nancy Kane Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kight Joseph Kist John Kuklinski K. Kupice Mr. & Mrs. Anthony La Judice John Labar Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Lajudice Dolores Lare Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lee Caitlin Leslie Michael McDonnell Kevin McKenna Mr. & Mrs. Karl Muller Gloria Pasquarello Mr. & Mrs. Peter Sandrian, Jr. Rita Scott Britany Smith Dorothy Speranzo Mr. & Mrs. Albert Sylvester Mr. & Mrs. Robert Urbani Robert Witters Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Wozniak Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Wozniak PARENTS Ken Collier Mr.& Mrs. James Creedon Gerard Fleury Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gibson Mr. & Mrs. Francis Murray Philip Ricciardi Mr. & Mrs. Charles Santangelo
Alumni Gifts Class of 1950 Mary Frances Barton Briggs Dolores Shelley Mullen Marie Mulvihill Rooney Class of 1951 Anne Kolb Bowers Jean Lane Connor Dolores Mandler Devonshire Eleanor Baehrle Eason Ann Connor Eissler Marie Glennon Hohenwarter
Class of 1956 Mary Lynn Taggart Julian Barbara Kaufmann, RSM Ellen Devitt Kenney Kathryn Farrell Lipp Kathleen O'Brien Marley Marie Lamay Pinto Joan Williams Rutecki Celeste Wagner Schaefer Jean Quinn Sweeney Mary Hardimon Sweeney
Carol Purcell Feltman Regina Iorio Herman Rosaria Marianni Kelton Maryann McFadden Lohr Margo Wellhofer Mazzotta Anita Holt McFadden Regina Phalan Claire Zapiec Phelen Margaret Belle Pomfret Kathleen Magee Shakespeare Mary Joan Rafferty Walheim Patricia Carter Walker
Donald Duclow, PhD, Michele Diehl, Sister Suzanne Gallagher, RSM, Carlos Panahon, PhD, Denise Vanacore, PhD, Carol Breslin, PhD, Donna Allego, PhD, Michael Clinton, PhD, Edward J. Miller, PhD and Lisa McGarry, PhD were among the Gwynedd-Mercy College faculty and staff honored for their publications this year. Margaret Meehan Hughes Mary Ruane Larkin Margaret O'Malley McCall Joan Bruder Roney Class of 1952 Mary Cunningham Eugenia O'Sullivan Wechsler Class of 1953 Rosemary Hayes Murphy Therese Kaiser Scott Class of 1954 Kathleen Happ Albrecht Dolores Clark Beau Smith Ferry Maryanne Dever Ginley Mary Louise Heathering Parisi Class of 1955 Betty Anne Bowie Peggy Anne Ferguson Mary Williams Lemmers Frances McLaughlin Maguire Maryellen Stanton Tagliaferri Roseanne Nagle Ziff
Class of 1957 Marie Walsh Bagnell Christina Casey Ernst Anna Collins Johnston Dorothy Gill Langford Jane Smith Macklin Dorothea Hill Schnorr Margaret Noonan Waltrich Class of 1958 Joyce Buettner Bacino Mary Rogomentic Coyne Jeanne Shelton Crouch Helen Dougherty Veronica Spragg Eads Patricia Distel Gavaghan Madeleine Messaros Keenan Carol Kates Meyer Carol Uhland Molyneux Ellen Francella Moore Kathleen Campbell Zeaser
Class of 1959 Barbara Gribbin Beatty Elizabeth Walker Breslin Maureen Wong Britt Jane Sim Dealy
Class of 1960 Barbara McLaughlin Bogdon Marie Pagano Bonner Judith Boyd Roberta O'Connell Burt Carol McCarron Cinelli Eileen Govan Dabich Carol Simmons deLuca Marie Ascolese DiPeso Kathleen Higgins Giacoponello Dorris Webb Groetzinger Noel Callahan Haas Georganna Barnes Hinrichsen Ann Winterer Lalley Janet Medlin Miller Mary Ann Nemchik Pappano Margaret Higgins Schmitt Bonnie Burdick Waldron Marie Cartwright Wanner Class of 1961 Monica Anastasi Bove Jeanne Hitchcock Browning Kathleen McGovern Dabagian Isabel Tumelty Godwin Mary Collins Griffin Maureen Hamilton Carole Quattrone Hurst
Peggy Bonenberge Kullman Marie Roharty O'Brien Nancy Tornetta Russell Betty Eilinsfeld Stewart Patricia Thomas Carol Dawes Zaccardo Class of 1962 Regina Cumby Esposito Kathryn Albright Green Jane Gregorio Greenberg Marie Henger Marina Deccardi Hibbert Susan Parham Hovancik Martha Walsh McCormick Mary McDevitt Kathleen Call McGrath Rosemary Sammartino McNulty Peggy Fischer Osborne Christine Winterer Ryan Anne Marie Manzo Schmalbach Helen Murphy Wusinich Gail Miller Ziring Class of 1963 Stephanie Rivardo Castrovinci Mary Talone Cavalier Sharon Wolff Cook Helen Cooke Jane Hickey Costanzi Terese Wolf DeCamara Kathryn Doyle Dougherty Mary Ann Wilkins Dreyer Conchita Rey Everhart Pauline Fitzpatrick Helene Becker Kelly Beverly Oehmann Lanahan Patricia Gibbons Magil Patricia Pagliaro McCoy Marianne Wallace Miller Patricia Gilligan Murphy Bernardine Trippetti Pandolfi Gale Christiansen Quinlan Margaret Parham Schwab Anne Soby Seidner Class of 1964 Karen Marchese Ciccarone Marcy Mezzar Clark Anne Donigan, RSM Helen Waugh Greenberg Mary Koerner Gueriera Patricia Hynes Sheila Kuhn Eileen Mallon Anne Marie Pruett Riethmiller Nancy Boland Simmers Joyce Stein, DO Joan Kibele Tenowich Diane Williams Van Zyl Class of 1965 Anne Kaufmann Albright Christine Barrasso Helen Welding Dean Kathleen Dunne DuMortier Winifred Quirk Egenstafer Kathleen Valentine Eirich Maryann Regnery Fisher Catherine Brown Herrmann Suzanne Shaw Iannetti Carol Bonoma Knebel Carol McCarthy Mary Carol Whitaker McGovern Nora O'Neill O'Connell
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Patricia Pearson Ruggieri Carolyn Galullo Saydah Lorraine Chemerys Witkowski Dorothy Zeiser Class of 1966 Mary McCulla Bolognese Elizabeth Bressi-Stoppe Maria Monaco Caiola Jean Marie Grandizio Cantrill Celia Stokes Cooper Roseanne Callahan Crews Janis Palena Cummiskey Denise McGarrity Cunningham Mary Jane Peters Deets Marsima Marable Dodson Patricia Fromhold Driscoll Kathleen Scanlin Dulin Mary Anne Sabedra Francisco Katherine Schisselbauer Gillespie Ellen Seibert Hendrickson Elaine Mulhearn Howe Diane Lucarini Irwin Theresa Victory Katz Marian Francis Kelly, RSM
Class of 1967 Mary La Maina Albert Mary Palopoli Albright Anne Marie Berenato, RSM Joan Brinkmann Patricia Carreras Margaret Gregan Green Geraldine Horan Maloney Susan Lewis Mauro Mary Shields McKinney Lee-Ellan Suhoza Murray Katherine Keenan Peck Virginia Thompson Rossi Maurine Perreault Schiro Class of 1968 Elizabeth Diskin Brown Patricia Keenan Bruce Kathleen Wynne Carrig Elena Galullo Contorno Fernande Davis Mary Donlon, RSM Christine Betz Eastburn Eileen Foley Guest Diane D'Ulisse Hague
Gus DiStefano, associate director of undergraduate admissions, Kathleen Owens, PhD, president, and students Leslie Enters, Amir Fralin, Zachary Hitner, Rebecca Reinheckel, Marlee Broder, Lori Ferber and Lisa Morton attended the annual Student Lobby Day at the Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. on April 8, 2008. The group was joined by more than 200 students from other colleges and universities and their administrators to ask legislators to increase funding for PHEAA grants. Patricia Kiefer Diane Miller Mabry Margaret McLernon Magee Nancy Pannepacker McKeaney Mary Christella Mitchell, RSM Ann Morgan M. Denise Nolan Myers Margaret Barnshaw North Louise Albertelli Reeves Frances Cannata Stimmler Margaret McShane Wich Martha Schwartz Yacht
Virginia Brozis Hyde Elaine Burns Kelly Ann Cummings Kerns Lucille Maginley Krugler Mary Ladden Carol Stango Lang Barbara Young Mackintosh Lorraine Zotti Manderachi Kathleen McAlpin, RSM Mercedes McCann, RSM Kathy Young Morath Mary Anne Nolan, RSM Kathleen Drumm Palombaro Marlene Penza Stancati
Susan VonHake Stuntebeck Kathleen Goodwin Thygeson Jeanne Klein Trainer Class of 1969 Patricia Kosikowski Andrzjewski Margaret Cross Blanco Karen McGee Blocher Karen Holl Browne Kathleen D'Amore Buehler Elizabeth Weaver Casazza Ann Hogan Connor Sandra Cornett Madeline Murphy Curry Patricia Beall Danish M Clare Bahr Edelmayer Barbara Limerick Enoch Jane Simone Girondo Barbara Gowen Diane Guerin, RSM, PhD Alice Greble Haber Pamela Regan Hyde Kathleen Kordek Julia Leone Yuling Lin Cho Maryanne Crumlish Lynch Maryann Mahoney-Biglin Barbara May Mary Jo Daley Pauxtis Mary Carlin Potter Patricia Boyle Rockwell Eileen Stamos Shissias Patricia Sasnauskas Stow Judy Talvacchia Nora Sheehan Tomalski Margaret Ovecka Vincent Barbara Daiutolo Yacobellis Ann Kelley Zigrand Class of 1970 Donna Dellaporte Boyko Marybeth Mountain Curran Mary Claire Roberts Delaney Marie Rose Gibson, RSM Gilda Giuliano Nancy Dziok Grzesik Elaine Treml Haskett Donna Marker Higgins Eileen Hennessy Janke Marian Kelley Margaret Mary Patton Kirsch Alexandria Lamartine Carol Ebeling Lancia Dorothy Kelble Pannepacker Mary Lopresti Pellak Elizabeth Procopio Marlene Moeller Sausman Jeanne Konya Smith Joyce Stemple Joan Povilaitis Suders Kathryn Fleck Ward Mary Elena Canuso Ziccardi Class of 1971 Sandra Guarino Barber Renate Barrett Jeanne Belanger Marguerite Bock Boyd Janet Januzelli Cahill Elizabeth Cooper Barbara Antonelli Culbert Victoria Sappington Denny Deborah Denslow Ann Richer DiBella Catherine DiJohn
Barbara Gernert Finnegan Kathryn Furey Marena Adonizio Gibbons Rev. Susan Burkhardt Kiely Carol Bentley Mannino Katherine Mulvihill McKay Catherine McMahon, RSM Ann O'Connell, RSM M. Kathryn Persch Carol Smisko Piskai Maureen Purcell Rogers Katherine Trainer Ulinski Maryanne Werner, RSM Class of 1972 Mary Pogash Behl Karen Snyder Capie Mary Carolan-McNult Mary Carroll Veronica Curtin Casey Karen Cassells Susan Ackerman Chamberlain Diane Bonanomi Coyle Margaret Reddy Daly Mary Gavula Dhand, MD Elizabeth Galbally Donohoe Carole Doring, RSM Maura Camino Doyle Marie Dagney Dunleavy Eileen Flanagan Diane McCool Foos Suzanne Gallagher, RSM Cynthia Brown Gilchrist Elizabeth Black Hornberger Andrea Kalacznik Kathleen Lyons, RSM Linda Sambor McCarthy Barbara Bradley McCullagh Maureen Heron Miller Mary Jo Pierantozzi Kathleen Patton Russo Margaret Ryan Carol Ribinsky Schoenberger Helene Shannon-Hines Joan Sontag Beryl Stewart Kathy Leporati Werner Margaret Wismer Class of 1973 Lucille Candeloro Kathleen Collins Kathleen Connell Eileen Connolly Catherine Scary Cowperthwait Kathleen Mallon Czermanski Gail Rickerson Egan Nancy Peterman Fala Maria Foley Sharon Maley Ford Teresa Callahan Hackett Dolores Huhman Jean Moran Klick Mary Judith Brennan Masiak Anne Fitzpatrick Murray Honora Nicholson, RSM Jean Oreskovich Anne Duffy Pokorny Ann Provost, RSM Helen Rallis Linda Prow Reilly, EdD Theresa Cassizzi Scheidel Evelyn Murphy Schmitt Christine Matraszek Schuster Mary Ann Audie Sley
Alumni Gifts continued Sally Sheffer Studdiford Maryfran McKenzie Stulginsky Patricia DiEgidio Tobis Class of 1974 Joan Chermack Brown Marion Burns-Tuck, PhD Tina Halpin Callaghan Deborah Rutherford Callaghan Eugenia McColley Cancelliere Sharon Bradley Cowley Suzanne Dudley Diamond Therese Gerken Gentile Kathleen Keena Goldman Veronica Hilyard Mary Anne Cirino Johnston Judith Schilling McCann Catherine Shetzline O'Shea Margaret Phillips Julia Reddy Pillsbury Margery Gray Poindexter Margaret Conway Quann Judith Shellenberger Johnson Kathleen Sheridan Patricia Stoerrle Ella Heisse Straw Lucille Stracks White Ann Spernal Zsiga Class of 1975 Judith McMenamin Flaherty Joan Gable Paula Egrich Harrer Marilyn Irwin Heitlinger Eileen O'Grady Kain Patricia Slavin Keeley Elizabeth Williamson Kilkenny Mary Snyder Knapp Barbara Ellis Kuehler Susan Knox Marsh Christine McCann, RSM Janet Gargano McKeever Elissa Della Monica Nancy Hullinger Pagerly Kathleen Koehler Riccio Victoria Rose Susan Wright Rup Elizabeth Sher Mary Stafankiew Smith Marita Stoerrle Rosanne Drummond Tracy Sandra Flotte Uehling Eileen Van Parys Denise Netz Vanacore Kathleen Steinberge Wahl Mary Ann Welde Frances Weiland Williams Laura Reeves Young Karen Burness Zimmerman Class of 1976 Rosemarie Cirelli Batson Rita Brophy Bianchi Marilyn Caruso Colot W. Christine Bradley Davis Patricia Szewcazak Dennis Joan Dominick Sharon Saybolt Donatucci Margaret Hurlbrink Ehlinger Elizabeth Gavula Barbara Bean Grimes Dorothy Hand Denise Drummond Hayes Karen Panayotoff Karner, EdD Kathleen Leister Longenecker
Mary Ann McGinley-Fitzpatrick Judith Ayres Meissner Theresa Healy Miller Kathleen Moran-Gannon Kathleen Morgan Moyer Jacqueline Garnet Murnaghan Eileen McLaughlin O'Rourke Carol Ann Else Parente Marianne Launtz Roberts Virginia Fonash Samhouri Joseph Schmucker Linda Seeley Susan Walsh, RSM Rita Kline Wolf Class of 1977 Elizabeth Allen Patricia Anasiewicz Jean Brown Geralyn Coury Charapata James Cummins Susan Paull DeGrazia Patricia Giordano Maureen Glendon Jane Drayton Groff Marie Heenan, RSM Lucia Bringenber Jones Patricia Kelly Susan Bennis Kristiniak Helen Marcarelli Nancy Rymdeika McGrath Marcia Godorecci Montanio Janet Thuma Rosenberger Mary Chris Grandizio Schueren Marianne Selhat Kathleen Smith Joanne Krishna Swanson Kathryn Palmer Tatum Sheralyn Tinsley Janice Eibell Toriello Donna Watto, RSM Maryrita Hanlon Young Class of 1978 Michelle Murray Alexander Patricia Cafferty Alfano Annamay Grzeczkowski Arzt Catherine Kling Boran Corinne Umfer Bristow Rita Cascio, PhD Joan Craney Susan McCoy Dougherty Linda Clothier Finlayson Regina Finlayson Cynthia Henry Gant Thomas Gilmore Mary McAndrews Haesler Jean Grasso Hollander Margaret Horgan Dorothy Dougherty Kearns Linda Novak Landis Dolores Le Dent Simone Jane Taylor Litwa Edith Morgan Lohr Judith Klenk Lounsberry Ann Lunetta Lee Ann Jagielski Maginnis Mary Patricia McKeever Joseph McMann Nancy Wdzieczkowski McMann Michele Kiska Meehan Ethel Stills Moyer Carol Reimensnyd Oberlin Doris Wiegand Pasternak Elaine Gatti Pendrak
Kathleen Pippel Estella White Plewes Joan Pollitt Constance Frazer Rubenstein Cathy Malloy Salkind Patricia Cinaglia Santangelo Ruth Webster Skay Linda Ferguson Stewart Rose Marie Di Battista Troutman Emilie Brierly Truscott Deborah Maxim Walsh Class of 1980 Charles Brinkmann Patricia Brown-O'Hara Joan Colvin Caldwell Mary Ann Doyle Carney Janis Rinedoller Carroll Diana Marini DiMattia Claire Schmieg Doman H. Virginia Feeney Mary Gorman Celeste Jochimsen Healey Ralph Hoffman Elizabeth Hughes Iaquinto Mary Johannesson Katrina Kniezewski Marian Semon Liddy Mary Beth Nace Manns Suzanne McBride-Garland Rosanne Larkin McLaughlin Regina Penza Paulette Guerra Petro Andrea Reiley-Helzner Roberta McClements Robinson Odette Ruggieri Antoinette Greco Schaller Bonita Stankunas Patricia Iannucci Stover Elizabeth Bailey Tepper Theresa Svonavec Woy Class of 1981 Catherine Alexander-Lennon Karen Craney Allen Kathleen Burns Therese Black Comella Diane Costanzo Linda DiGiovanni Rosemarie Bruno DiStefano Louise Iocono Doll Jeannette Rickner Eddowes LaRue Emmell Donna Mattia Fiorini Barbara Muller Gavin Carol Godfrey Cheryl Haeberlein Sally Gluckman Kauffman Edith Root Little Debra Rementer Marberger Anne McGinn Pamela Voth McPeak Rosemary Rubert Moller Barbara Moore Kathleen Hinkle Owens Patrice Holderness Raab Elaine Reinsel Reimet Lynn Hohenwarter Scafidi Marie Ancharski Schmidt Maureen Sullivan Schofield Patricia Bader Sinnott Dorothy Smith Maureen Soper Staudt Andrea Bono Strawman Maryann Subb Margaret Reilly Toth
Class of 1982 Bridget Bailey, Esq Janet Hope Bosche Evelyn White Cain Nancy Curll Barbara Wilmanski Diehl Mary Elizabeth Flannery, RSM Mia Flounders-Brower Sheila Frazier Deborah Giovannone Mary Speicher Hartline Nancy McGlinchey Hueglin Young-Sin Chung Hwang Barbara Bull Jara Alice Elko Jennings-Baroni Celia-Marie Moses Khouri Gerald Lessard Bernadette Foster Maloney Kathleen Millar McCann Kathleen Flynn McDermott Claire Keys Pataki Margaret Muller Raffaele Roberta Schaffner Valentine Scheckenbach Jennifer Leister Sladek Susan Kelly Strouse Dolores Sullivan Gerry Watkins Sweterlitsch Lolita Hortillosa Thompson Kerstin Shaeff Zadrejko Class of 1983 Rev. Jon Abboud Kathleen Baranoski Bones Janice Russo Boscaino Elsie Stocchi Branco Barbara Daniels Brown Dennis Carney Nicholas Croce Ruth Daller Joanne Fretz DeRosier Katherine Doll Patricia McHoul Dougherty Troy Barndt Fitzgerald Maxine Graves Diane Haeberlein Joseph Hatos, III Mary Chmielewski Hauser Joanne Ferguson Hurowitz Barbara Jones Melanie McKenna Jones Mary Patricia O'Neill Joyce Kathleen Keenan, RSM Charles Kelly Edward Knox Sandra Stepnowski Krantzler Barbara McHale Margaret Crosby McKeon Kathleen McManus, RSM Vlatka Gavaran Moll Kathy O'Bryan Morasco Sally Soentgen Moriarty Starr Moyer Catherine Price Stephanie Bylone Pustizzi Donna Caraciolo Romano Donna Walsh Rowlands Nancy Schodowski Sabia Laura Sowisdral Schmidt Marjorie Shank Annemarie Siegel Aniko Bozoky Somkuti Regina Elia Ward Pamela Scott Zouranjian
GMC PRESIDENTâ€™S REPORT 2007-2008
Alumni Gifts Class of 1984 Michelle Beardsley Caroline Bohn Elizabeth Cardamone Bongard Rebecca Hilgen Bryan Dorothy Vagnoni Claudy Mary Brownback Diehl Margaret Doyle Ruth Ann Miller Farley Fay Forst-Younger John Gallagher Patricia Philbin Gallagher Carol Golden Louise Keough Harmer Cynthia Barna Himpler Mary Jane D'Alessandro Iaquinto Susan Roavis Long Rose Marie Lynch, OSF Ruth Lane Martynowicz Christina Hondros Mascaro Mary McLaughlin McCauley Jane Mark Mitchell Julie Ann Modelski M. Catherine Montiegel Elise Hurley Pacitti Sandra Plotnick Maureen Reavy Prowse Patricia Ragone Debra Lyman Rybak Ann Marie Proud Sill Andrea Ney Steber Celestine Waltrich Taylor Nadine Vigliano Angela Baj West Catherine Kane Wise Sue Wolski Class of 1985 M. Elaine Martz Bower Mary Connor Margaret Fraint Cramer Jill Etter Elissa Toeppelwei Goss Sharon Schumann Hopkins Virginia Richer Lafond Margaret Tibbs Luby Gwen Dobbs Mandel Kimberly Dugan McInerney Barbara Burns McKeaney David Passione William Rapp Mary Ellen Lukens Ruhling Marcia Wall Salvo Grace Till Shackleton Susan Sherman Singer Teresa Shoultes Margaret Ball Sperry Elizabeth Clough Stevens Nina Warner Margaret Walters Whomsley Class of 1986 Maureen Adams Rosemarie Domaszewic Becker Brenda James Braun Maria Bello Doran Christine O'Brien Engelhardt Stella Feldman Edward Fennelly Marcia Forbes Gretchen Faber Jones Maryann Kaminskas Rose Kuttler McAuley Rosemary Ferry McGeary Debra Menichini-Perillo
Patricia Miller Jose Monsalve Theresa Muller Sharon Noble Catherine Ruane Anne Schaum Davida Siwy Janet Ergino Sommers Eleanor Renninger Wilson Class of 1987 Christen Kliniewski Bresnan Eugenia Boucher Burkholder Patricia Magee Connery Eileen Liddy Domanico Carol Dittrich Eddy Marjorie Magenheimer Engle Patricia Smith Fusco Laura Giampa Joyce Lazzaro Margaret Suhy Lightkep Denise Little Linda Mandel Livingston Paul McGarry Judith Morrissey Leah Yoder Strouse Carolyn Bright Trupp Mary Ann Robinson Ulmer Class of 1988 Linda Starner Andersen Marlene Heidenwag Brand Kelly Wagner Bushnell Marie Duroseau James Dwyer Kathleen Gender Suzanne Vanderslice Glaspey Judith Van Stone Golderer James Jessum Tamara Rector Kear Cynthia Applegate Lawrence Ruby Clouse Marchese Lorrain Bittner Matz Catherine Dello Buono McLaughlin Geraldine Grzesik Miller Kathleen O'Brien Ann Peklak Susanne Smith Seeber Arlene Rotelle Storti Tina Famularo Tocco Loretta Pyle Whomsley Alexandra Marie Williamson Ruth Fong Wu Theresa Anna Wurzburger Class of 1989 Lorna Beifuss Ambrus June Little Brenneisen Susan Maloney Cooney Maryellen Verbitski Fegely Debra March Fioravanti Stephanie Grant Evelyn Stauffer Humphries Eloise Herberger Lee, EdD Eileen Nicholson Teresa Pajak Shveta Dalal Patel Lenora Levin Perlmutter Betsy Keeley Reckeweg Alfreda Flood Resinski Eileen Durkin Schaefer Joanne Shiels Teresa Kulcheski Shively Sharon Haines Sinkler Susan L. Smith
Susan J. Smith, Esq Christine Lewandowski Staropoli Debbie Mangano Sweeney Barbara Mortimer Thompson Marjorie Sampson Townsend Class of 1990 Victoria Abbey Jane Dubois Conley Christine Wendler Detwiler Beth Lambon Gilgore Shirley Schnable Gladfelter Deborah Barwis Kemm Steven Knight Monica Nolan Kowalski Lorraine Kulik-Bender Sarah Lodge, RSM Catherine McNichol Beverly McPeak Mary Orr Noe Yumiko Furukawa Radi Jeanne Matynka Saile Gail Deuschle Sander Mary Allen Scarcelli Kathleen Duggin Schmitt Lenise Feenan Shope Jacqueline Franczak Stubits Mary Fulton Trout Anne Marie Vreeland Class of 1991 Stephanie Petro Alderfer Gina DeCesare Aquilino Arlene Maguire Bennis Michelle Claflin Bondi Marie Travers Buchanan Anne Cartwright Gouak Martin Kelly Diane Doan Matlock Lavonne Goshow Michalak Joan Kelly O'Brien Joan Pajak Jennifer Calpin Ramirez Theresa Dirienzo Roberts Harold Rupell Jane Natale Scheidell Lorraine Fagan Schueller Patricia Magauran Scott Jill Hartenstin Storti Theresa Schwegel Wade Class of 1992 Toshiko Fujiki Bell Alison Salvas Bozynski Margaret Gibney Brooks Joan DellaPia Cantwell Barbara Citeroni Custer Megan Cullen Gordon Joanne Granese-Smith Eileen Elliott Greenwood Chia Ma Beth Prezuhy McHugh John Patterson, Jr. Deanna Stankovis Petrowski Linda Raubenstine-Kennedy Mary Jane Cairo Reeves Danielle Matozzo Rolley Meghan Rowan Patricia Sweeney Sandella George Sargent Maryann McChesney Slater Denise Simonson Smith Eileen Wilcox Westlein Karin Neinast Wilson
Class of 1993 Maureen Begley Donna Poole Buschmann Joanne DaCunha Carol Garifo Carol Eppihimer Kamnik Nancy Kashlak Deborah Stein Marsden James McCallion, III Sean McMahon Gebrehiwot Radi Diane Reitz Donna Burke Speers Class of 1994 Claire Bean Michael Bilinski Caryn Flyzik Brereton Carol Howard Calianno Constance Hedrick Craig Bernadette Munro D'Onofrio Rosemary Smith Foster Norma Chiarantano Gunning Kathleen Marley Gural Linda King Koenig Mary Connors Lawn Katherine Loos Joan Loreng Stacy Neuman Linda Lobb Plummer Karen Miller Teitman Christine Hayden Tucker Class of 1995 Sharon Harrison Apple Susan Bassert Ash Cecilia Regan Costigan Ellen Devitt Donna Schiraldi Ferguson Edward Fitzpatrick Beth Gloviak Lynn Grace-Roberts Deborah Gilcrest Lock Elizabeth Ozga McCaughey Tara Matozzo Mehl Elaine Dimitt Mickelson Carol DiFrancesco Opdyke Catherine Taddei Rogers Joan Hartmann Rubini Charles Sisian Joan Dronson Smith Cynthia Watson Barbara Soper Yeutter Class of 1996 Edmund Adams, III Carolyn Barr Sean Batunkyi Barbara Crosley Bergner Johanna Schmidt Billings Janice Gasho Brennan Susan Sook Brodish Donna Sonsiadek Chamak Cynthia Turcer Dulcey Marie O'Hagan Gallagher Ann Sarappo Knowles Maureen Pearson Kovacsics Mary Ann Ceklosky Krajnik Clare McEntee Marshall Donna Fusco Miniscalco Kristy Panichelli Melissa Berry Parks Christine Nordstrom Stainton Barbara Ravold Vassallo
Alumni Gifts continued Class of 1997 Catherine Belt Ellen Bitterlich Elizabeth Helder Bunch Michalena Daniels Nicole Diliberto Carmela Dougherty Thomas Elliott Mary Gallagher Donna Gehman Shelly Hammer Susan Harbaugh Karin Liechty Honeybone Jamie Koh Nancy Laible Marilyn Lewis Jane Manca Theresa Maniscola Marianne Quinn Richard Reilly John Robinson Sarabeth Rose Class of 1998 Karen Laska Alston Anne Lindsay Barton
Dolores DeSanto Dwyer Victoria Scheffey Frain Stephen Grourke Tracey Dobbins Hill Lois Gavin Schaffer Class of 2000 Anna Bert Darlene Colletti Anne Marie Decristoforo Michele Diehl Dorothy Diesinger Kenneth Donnelly Kristina Lebo Judith McCluskey Linda McGregor Judith McLaughlin Carolyn Stahlhut Matthew Uhrich Sandra Uricochea Class of 2001 Nesreen Al Anbar John DiCiurcio, Jr Stephanie Gillman Donovan Granison Eader, Jr.
H. Catherine Milnik Marcia Paraczky Kimberly Talley Margaret Tanen Karen Trahey Kristy Swartley Turansky Sheila Wall D. Constance Wrzesniewski Adrienne Zeigler Class of 2003 Nana Baffoe-Bonnie Thomas Burke John Costello Ann Cusano Diann Ehling Colleen Feras Luciann Gavin Jennie Garthaus Hollingsworth Suzanne Kensey Nancy Matteo Tom McClennen Barbara Schuster Maureen Kerper Stankiewicz James Staufenberg Rebecca Swartley Alana Wilson Sonya Wynne Class of 2004 Jonathan Bar Diego Besse Shannon Carr Hollis Ciostek Susan Dann Kristin Thomas Davies Ann Dolaway Amelia Drobile Aixiang Jin Dorothea Kramer JeNell LaRue Maria Janco Madeza AnnaMarie Merrill Thom Moll Keith Mondillo Jane Sesso
Students help organize gifts during the Holiday Outreach Christmas collection day. Members of the GMC community donated the gifts to needy families to brighten their holiday season. Tara Bodnar Beverly Burgwin Richelle Young Cilio Shawn Colborn Anita Palma Dilucia Susan Dubin Gallagher Vivian Rush Greenfield Kathy Musselman Moyer Jeanne Raubenstine Mary Markert Ryan Josita Bevenour Smith M. Alicia Roszkowski Wright Class of 1999 Ellen Coonan Allen Evelyn Visocky Brodhag Thomas Carty Ruth Holkey Clewell
Anne Farrell Kelly Letter Giovinazzo Deborah Gross Pamela Lynn Yuko Nishida Regina Ortiz James Petrowski Deborah Tate Sergio Vargas Class of 2002 Kathleen Gillespie Elizabeth Grasmeder-Smith Donna Gribbin Zeaul Hoque Christina Iezzi Michele Tarnowsky Martin John McGinley
Class of 2005 Mary Bevivino Joanna Andrews Craney Christopher Fagan James Fallon Thais Fultz Jill Grasso Andria Guarino Kristen Garnett Gulla Christina Sciallis Hadgimallis Jennifer Hanrahan Lauren Humphries Tina Mandarano Joann McDonald Linda McFarland Cesar Molina Gina Morano Martin Murphy Lindsay Novick Amanda Organski Tara O'Toole Kristina Pengler Shannon Schmidt Joan Shal Anne Skelly Michelle Yager
Class of 2006 Christina Braccio Ramon Brewer Daniel Caraher Lynn Cassidy Christine Chamberlain Alicia Davis Elizabeth DeRose Ieshia Dolison Hilda Eichman Heather Evers Tiffany Hackshaw Lynn Beben Haines Anne Heim-Dobbs Monique Howard Williemeine Hymes Ilise Junio Ashley King Karen Koester Sharon Kukulski Paul Labance Sandra Landau Margaret Mahony Rebecca McMurtrie Mann Tahara Muhammad Sonia Nix Felice Parker Kaitlin Reilly Eugene Renz, III Lauri Robertson Vicki Sanders Christopher Sheldon Megan Smakulski Lisa Smedley Anne Spross Susan Steen Meghan Stokley Theresa Susi-Bohenek Class of 2007 Cathy Barbagallo Danielle Bowie Denise Bradley Mary Brown Patricia Campbell Michelle Cannon Joseph Carracappa, III Catrina Colaiacovo Lee Cressman John Curry Thomas Friel Tina Connolly Gorman Laura Graeber Joan Grega LeAnn Gruber Pearse Kelly Colleen Kriebel Rosalie Lalena Caitlin Lyons Matthew Mazurek Karen McCarthy Jenna Meehan Ivona Mikoluk Richard Miller Virginia Mintzer Megan Moore Elizabeth Kelly Morris Denise Nuccio Patricia Pomroy Stacey Roche Robert Schwenzer Angela Sherwood Sharon Silvestrini Peter Slonaker Stela Suto Josephine Varanese Kristine Ninfo Wagner Michele Wolset Matthew Young
GMC PRESIDENTâ€™S REPORT 2007-2008
Alumni Gifts Class of 2008 Annual Fund Campaign In its second year, the senior class giving program promotes awareness of the importance of the Annual Fund. Students are encouraged to start a tradition of giving that will continue after graduation when they become alumni. Tuition only covers 85 percent of what it costs to educate students at Gwynedd-Mercy College. Donations toward the Annual Fund help to make up that difference. The generosity of these seniors, and everyone who contributes to the Annual Fund, allows Gwynedd-Mercy College to keep the cost of a college education down, enabling more people the chance to enjoy the same benefits that current students have experienced. The Class of 2008 Annual Fund Campaign Committee was formed with the following students: Lauren Ellis (Chair), Meghan Forsyth, Kalik Booker, Stefanie Baehr and Rob Nonemacker.
The campaign began in late fall with mailings to studentsâ€™ homes. The committee then increased their efforts in the spring semester by collecting donations at student events and personally soliciting friends and classmates. The goal was to beat the 16 percent participation rate from last year and the committee exceeded that by engaging 20 percent of the graduating students. The GMC Alumni Association added to the excitement by offering a matching gift. For every dollar raised up to $1,000, they agreed to match the gift. Seniors donated $1,300 and with the match, the total amounted to $2,300. The Office of Institutional Advancement is grateful to the committee and the Class of 2008 for showing the spirit of giving. Thank you to the faculty, staff and undergraduate students who also contributed to the campaign!
Students Robert Nonemacker, Meghan Forsyth and Kalik Booker, members of the Annual Fund Campaign Committee, exceeded their goal for senior class giving.
Alumni Gifts continued Class of 2008 Janell Alston Brenda Steigerwalt Andreas Stefanie Baehr Michael Barnett Colleen Bednarek Rachel Berner Melissa Bieler Kalik Booker Jaclyn Bottinger Benjamin Bowen Ramon Brewer Marquitia Brewington Cecelia Burns Roslyn Butler-Johnson Deborah Callaghan Shirley Carew Christine Chamberlain Catrina Colaiacovo Rachel Colavita Meredith Collins Ashley Consalvi Richard Cooper, JD Courtney Costa Melissa Crans Hasan Daniel Alicia Davis Vaneeda Days Kristen Deis Elizabeth DeRose Eileen Donnelly Michael Draus Pamela Edge Jennifer Ennis Junior Esson Gregory Flanagan Marilyn Forsyth Alyssa Frank Sedudzinam Fugar Danielle Fugelo Carol Gardlik Jessica Gauger Angela Mayers Georgiadis Shante Gibson Abigail Glenn Sharon Thomas Green Lisa Gambone Gregory Maritza Guridy Christine Haney Stephanie Hanna Christy Hanson Frederick Hardy Ashley Harmon Jennifer Harp Amanda Harter Lee Herko Monique Howard Siretta Humphrey Williemeine Hymes Celeste Jones Martin Kelly Ashley King Sandy Landau Kevin Lauer Phyllis Lawhorn Norma Lewis Jennifer Liberato Lisa London-Davis Laura Rozsitch Mack
In Honor of:
My family, for all of their support William & Baehr & Janice Baehr
My mother and father, Carol & Mike Larry Booker & Prenise Booker John & Deborah Bowen
Suzanne Gallagher, RSM
Bill Galvin & Barbara Shuster Nancy N Collins & Cyril J Collins
Andrew O'Hara & Linda O'Hara
Constantine K Georgiadis III
Paul Hanson & Karen Hanson
Class of 2008 Charmaine Maddrey-Smith Theresa Mandell Jessica Margerum Kimberly Marion Theresa Marshall Samantha McClatchy Linda McFarland Michelle Medalis Caryn Messinger Jennifer Meyers Carla Mitchell Thom Moll Kenneth Mont Lauren Monte Sherwyn Moore Tahana Muhammad Sonia Nix Robert Nonemacker Kimberly Nugent Jennifer O'Neill Amy Organski Amina Outlaw Melissa Payne Amy Rastiello Meghan Rdesinski Ashley Rebert Shanita Redding Lois Reuther Iraida Reyes Megan Roberts Lauri Robertson Donna Rowlands Vicki Sanders Kaitlin Santarelli Laura Sante Mary Sienko Lisa Smedley Brian Smith Deborah Spinnraker Anne Spross Susan Steen Janet Steiner Meghan Stokley Lisa Street Gregory Vogt Amy Webb Richard Welsh Anita Davis Whalen Bryan Wilson, Jr. Joseph Wilson Chastity Wise Ellen Worgan Grace Wu Kong
In Honor of:
Matthew Moll & Meghan Moll Dr. Carol Breslin
Tom Friel Gloria Linsk
John R Payne, Jr Susanne Rdesinski Kia Redding
Mr. & Mrs. David Robertson, Christine Maslauskas
Nicholas S Nasobkow Emani Humphrey Willie Erwin Butler
Leona Lawhorn Hazel P Smith Charlotte B Fasette Ruth Kunkel
Thank you to the faculty, staff and undergraduate students who also contributed: Contributor: Zecharia Artemus Geoff Felsher Marcia Forbes Bill Kershner Stephanie Susavage Karen Tierney
In Honor of: Vaneeda Days Kalik Booker Class of 2008
GMC PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2007-2008
General Gifts 21st Annual Golf Tournament Blue Bell Country Club September 10, 2007 Tournament Sponsors Peter D. Carlino Keystone Mercy Health Plan Cocktail Hour Sponsor Commerce Bank Great Valley Publishing Company, Inc. The Provco Group Dinner Sponsor Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll, Inc. Avery Foundation Lunch Sponsor Copernicus Society of America Gwynedd-Mercy College Alumni Association H2L2 Architects/Planners Morgan Keegan Company Richard Stys Turner Construction Corporate or Group Sponsors ABC Paper & Chemical Company, Inc. Peter D. Carlino Crescent Vending Color House Pre-Press & Printing Crown Holdings, Inc. D & E Solutions Dunleavy and Associates Educational Furniture Solutions, Inc. FCP Group, LLC
Larry Genuardi Great Valley Publishing Company H2L2 Architects\Planners Icon Clinical Research, Inc. Irwin English Company Jefferson Medical College Lansdale Chrysler Jeep Larson, Allen, Weishair & Company Mercy Health System Pennoni Associates Scheel & Sharp Schubert, Bellwoar, Cahill & Quinn The Sheward Partnership Turner Construction U.S. Restaurants, Inc. Practice Range/Putting Green Sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim Peter DeAngelis Lincoln Financial Advisors Michael Sadek O’Connell & Company Hole Sponsors Ambler Savings Bank Boehringer Ingelheim Carr & Duff, Inc. Comcast Spotlight EPPS Advertising Harleysville National Bank J.P. Mascaro & Sons John Savoy & Son, Inc. Liberty Mutual Lincoln Financial Advisors Michael Sadek
National Associates - Dennis Day Parkhurst Dining Services Skilled Nursing, Inc. Staffing & Search Steven Strategies - John Stevens Univest National Bank and Trust Co. Eagle Patrons ABC Carpet Service, Inc. Green Estates Lawn Sprinklers, Inc. Office Furniture Liquidators, Inc. Thomas R. Smith Tree Surgeons Prize Contributors 211 York Bay Pony Inn Bella Mariposa Salon and Day Spa Blue Bell Inn Bocelli Restaurant Calloways Restaurant and Bar Casey’s Saloon & Eatery Chap’s Taproom and Sports Grill Cheesecake Factory Cracker Barrell Mark and Trudy Craney Creed’s Seafood and Steaks Restaurant Crescent Vending Company Cutillo’s Restaurant El Sarape Mexican Restaurant Fairview Lunch Fireside Bar and Grill Follet Book Store Garden Golf and Go Karts Genuardi’s Giuseppe’s Family Restaurant
Golf Services Group Damon Klepczynski Jay Haenn Richard Hubbert IHOP Jem’s Restaurant Kabuki Japanese Restaurant Lai Lai Garden Lansdale Chrysler Jeep Mandarin Gardens Mariano’s Tavern Okidata Old York Road Country Club Outback Steakhouse Pepper’s Italian Restaurant and Bar Perkins Family Restaurant Pudge’s Steaks and Hoagies Ray’s Restaurant & Malt Shop Rich’s Other Place Ristorante San Marco Ruby’s Diner Ruth Chris Steakhouse Taylor’s at the Olde Mill The Bull Restaurant and Tavern The Glenside Pub The Style Zone Valleygreen Flowers & Gifts William Penn Inn Raffle Prize Contributors Mark and Trudy Craney Jay Haenn Keswick Theatre Lansdale Chrysler Jeep Linfield National - Rob Kleckner Old York Road Country Club
Participants in the 21st annual golf tournament enjoy unseasonably warm weather for the outing. The golfers later attended a dinner and awards ceremony.
General Gifts Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company The Phillies Goodie Bag Contributors Commerce Bank Crescent Vending Company McNeil Consumer Products Course Refreshments Crescent Vending Company Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company Corporate Annual Fund Donations Accommodation Mollen, Inc Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll, Inc. The Chatham Group Commerce Bank McCallion Staffing Solutions Paskill Stapleton & Lord Timoney, Knox, Hasson & Weand Turning Point Foundation Foundation Giving Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, Inc. Child Development Foundation Christine R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation Genuardi Family Foundation Independence Blue Cross Innisfree Foundation Lutheran Community Foundation North Penn Community Health Foundation
PA Higher Education Foundation Philadelphia High Education Network for Neighborhood Development Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Rohm & Haas Wal-Mart Foundation W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Gifts-in-Kind Helen Arlt Lynn Cassidy Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Merck, Inc. Scheel & Sharp/Richard Hubbert Jason Seachrist Matching Gift Companies ACE INA Foundation ADP Foundation Advanta Corporation Aetna Foundation Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Allstate American Express American Home Products Corp. American International Group American Telephone & Telegraph Company AON Foundation Astra Merck AT&T Foundation Automatic Data Processing Bell Atlantic Foundation Benjamin Moore & Company The Betz Foundation
Boeing Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation CIGNA Corporation Claneil Enterprises Cognizant Colgate-Palmolive Company Colonial Penn Insurance Company Connelly Foundation Corporate HR Service Express Scripts Foundation First Virginia Banks, Inc. Fleet Bank Ford Foundation General Electric Fund General Motors Company GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Harcourt General Harleysville Insurance Hartford Insurance Company Henkel Corporation Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc. Honeywell, Inc. IBM Corporation IMS Health Johnson & Johnson Lenox, Inc. Lockheed-Martin Lucent Technologies The Lukens Foundation Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. May Stores Foundation MBNA Medtronic Foundation The Merck Company Foundation Merck Partnership for Giving NYNEX Family of Companies PA & DE Contributions &
Communications Pfizer Foundation Pharmacia & UpJohn Foundation Price Waterhouse LLP The Prudential Insurance Company of America Public Service Electric & Gas Company Raytheon Company Reinsurance Services International Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Siemens Simco-Illinois Tool Works SKF Industries, Inc. Sprint St. Paul Travelers Foundation Subaru of America Foundation, Inc. Teleflex Foundation Tenet Healthcare Foundation Toll Foundation Towers Perrin Travelers Insurance Union Pacific Corporation United Way Universal Health UPS Vanguard Group Foundation Verizon Foundation Wachovia Western Asset Management Company Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
GMC PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2007-2008
Board of Trustees Paul Brucker, MD CHAIR President Emeritus Thomas Jefferson University Kathleen Owens, PhD President Gwynedd-Mercy College William J. Avery Chairman & CEO, Retired Crown Cork and Seal Co., Inc.
Nancy A. Dunleavy President & CEO Dunleavy & Associates
Mercedes J. McCann, RSM, ’68 Clinical Psychologist St. John Vianney Center
Richard L. Stoudt, Jr. Senior Vice President Hammes Co. Healthcare, LLC
Gail A. Egan, ’73 Former President Lankenau Hospital
Mary Ann McGinley-Fitzpatrick, PhD, ’76 Senior Vice President for Patient Services/Chief Nursing Officer Thomas Jefferson University
Peter D. Carlino Emeritus Chairman of the Board Penn Title Insurance Company
Jerry N. Holtz Vice President The Provco Group
Ernest Behr President Hauser Scientific Company
Kathleen Keenan, RSM, ’83 Senior Vice President for Mission and Sponsorship Mercy Health System
J. Martin Carroll President & CEO Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation
Steven Lewis President U.S. Restaurants, Inc.
Reverend Anthony J. Ciorra, PhD Dean, Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education Fordham University
Regina Lowrie, CMB President and CEO Vision Mortgage Capital/LLC
Peter L. DeAngelis, Jr. Executive Vice President & CFO Catholic Health East
Christine McCann, RSM, ’75 President Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mid-Atlantic Community
Executive Administration Kathleen Owens, PhD President James Abbuhl, MA Vice President for Enrollment Management Cheryl Lynn Horsey, PhD Vice President for Student Services Gerald T. McLaughlin, MA, CFRE Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Catherine McMahon, RSM, MA, ’71 Special Assistant to the President for Mission and Planning Kevin O’Flaherty, MS, CPA Vice President for Finance and Administration Denise Wilbur, EdD Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara B. McHale, MBA Assistant to the President
Charlotte O. McKines Vice President Global Marketing Communications Global Human Health Merck & Co., Inc. Martha Jean Minniti President & CEO SNI Staffing and Search Ann O’Connell, RSM, ’71 Vice President, Mission Services Mercy Suburban Hospital Frank C. Palopoli Principal & General Partner FCP Group LLC and FCP Group
Frank O. Genuardi Emeritus Retired Genuardi Family Markets Barbara B. McHale Secretary of the Board
President’s Council Robert A. Alston, Esq. Lamb McErlane PC Mason Avrigian, Jr., Esq. Wisler, Pearlstine, Talone, Craig, Garrity & Potash Linda Johnston Bishop ’90 President & CEO Capstone Connection Geoffrey Brandon Senior Retail Market Manager Commerce Bank Joanne Bryers ’68 Manager Corporate Administration Services Complete HealthCare Resources
Kathy Czermanski ’73 President & CEO Great Valley Publishing Company Patricia D’Ambrosio ’64 Owner Black Horse Tours Patricia A. DeMito Vice President Human Resources IMS Health North America Eleanor Dezzi ’67 President The Dezzi Group, Ltd. Joseph DiMino Director of Health Montgomery County Health Department
Mary Colins Commissioner Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Eileen Domanico ’87 Principal Larson, Allen, Weishair & Co., LLP
Mark Craney Owner Crescent Vending Co.
Thomas K. Garvey Administrator Fox Chase Cancer Center
Edward J. Curry, Jr. Partner Curry & Hurd LLC
Larry Genuardi Director Genuardi Family Foundation Isabel A. Godwin ’61
Eleanore Golden Guzewicz Joseph M. Haenn, Jr. President Lansdale Chrysler Jeep Kate Harper State Representative Richard Hubbert CEO & President Scheel & Sharp Carmen Italia President Montgomery County Industrial Development Corporation Susan Macrone ’92 Professional Educator James Matthews Montgomery County Commissioner County Court House Joseph Morris Mountainside Hospital Ann Rice Mullen Executive Coach Jim Murray President Jim Murray, Ltd.
Helen Nelson ’92, ’93 President & CEO Copernicus Society of America Nancy Rotelle Christine Winterer Ryan ’62 Senior Real Estate Specialist Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors Dr. Janet Samuels Superintendent Norristown Area School District Diane Slifer ’89 GT Power Group, LLC Rick Stys, CPA Principal/Managing Director Fairmount Capital Advisors, Inc. William Tortoriello Senior Director Global Operations East Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D Larry Ubele District Sales Manager Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. John J. Zaro, D.O., PhD Jeffersonville Internal Medicine
Alumni Advisory Board Executive Committee
Ruby Marchese ’88 President
Linda Angello ’03 Jonathan Bar ’04 Carol Bricker ’95 Tony Carlis ’95 Nanette Carney ’66 Helen Collins ’75 Patricia Crane ’05 Mary Jane Deets ’66, ’72 Marcia Dunphy ’59 Kathy Bagnell Finnegan ’91 Tracey King ’07 Karen Harding-Tasca ’96, ’02 Barbara Marini ’97 Sherrell Mickens ’02 Mary Rush ’86 Kathleen Schmitt ’90 Angela West ’84, ’94
Margo Mazzotta ’59, ’89 Vice President Anne Fitzpatrick Murray ’73 Secretary Carolyn Trupp ’87 Treasurer Anne Henry ’96 Past President
Dave Smith, a senior education major, is studying to become triple certified in special, elementary and early childhood education. He has already completed a minor in biology, and his goal is to be a middle school science teacher. Even with his rigorous academic life, Dave finds the determination to load his plate to the fullest. He appreciates the intimacy of our campus because it encourages extracurricular involvement and leadership. Not only is Dave a star forward for the Griffins basketball team, having been recruited by many division-one teams following his high school graduation, but he’s a student director for Health Services, president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and an advocate for alcohol education. You can help students like Dave by providing scholarships, service opportunities, travel funds, academic support and more. With your gifts, students have the opportunity to give back to society just like Dave. Please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 215-641-5550.
Office of Institutional Advancement 1325 Sumneytown Pike P.O. Box 901 Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901
Such a busy schedule doesn’t leave much time for working in order to make tuition payments, which is why the scholarships Dave has received are so integral to his success. But he’s not missing out on any lessons about responsibility – he’s learning about the value of service to society, civic engagement and hard work. Instead of struggling to balance a job and school, he’s teaching his peers about ways to have fun that don’t involve drinking, mentoring people with special needs, focusing on learning how to teach our children and maintaining a 3.5 grade point average. With all the services he’s providing to our community, it seems fitting that our community has supported him through its generous gifts.
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