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Although the experiences that the faculty and staff bring to Gannon can be very valuable to the students, the students themselves also often bring a lot of interesting experiences from around the world to the University, through both study abroad programs and simply leaving their countries to attend Gannon. Each year, Claire Moree, Biology senior, leaves the warm tropical weather of the Bahamas to join the student body here in Erie. “I hadn’t heard of Gannon before I started looking at where I wanted to go to school,” Moree said. “As it turned out, Gannon was one of six places where a scholarship was available for me. When I visited, I knew it was where God wanted me to be.” She added, “It was a little bit scary because I had no friends in the States before I first came here. Through being at Gannon, I’ve really been able to meet and connect with people, Diane Henneberry ’05

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and now I know that I have friends here whom I can rely on. The teachers here, too, have really been wonderful. They’ve helped me to see that I would like to go to medical school and become a doctor.” Last year, the University graduated 65 international students from twelve countries, a number that has been on a steady rise. Students who are native to the United States also have opportunities to cross borders through study abroad and service learning programs. Recent Gannon graduate Diane Henneberry ’05 spent three months last fall in Kenya with the School of Field Studies through Boston University. “When I lived on the biology floor my freshman year,” Hennenberry said, “I noticed a binder near a bulletin board that had information about the School of Field Studies and how I could participate. It had always been my dream to go to Africa, so I was very

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Annual Report of the President 2005  

Read all about the amazing changes taking place throughout the year at Gannon! The Annual Report of the President is a year-in-review docume...

Annual Report of the President 2005  

Read all about the amazing changes taking place throughout the year at Gannon! The Annual Report of the President is a year-in-review docume...