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October 2004

• Villa Maria alumnae and Gannon alumni gathered on campus for the fourth annual Homecoming/Reunion Weekend, with the classes of ’54, ’64, ’79, and ’94 celebrating landmark reunions. • Members of the Erie community hopped to the Yehl Room for the LeapFrog! Auction, where they could bid for full-size frog statues that had been decorating the streets of Erie and the surrounding areas for several months. The project raised more than $100,000 that was divided evenly between the Gannon University Scholarship Fund and the Erie Art Museum.

November 2004

• Gannon hosted a Juvenile Justice Symposium for the Erie community, at which faculty members joined individuals from the criminal justice system to discuss topics such as drug and alcohol abuse, juvenile prosecution, gangs, and violence. • More than 300 Gannon students, staff, and faculty went door-to-door in the city and surrounding areas with the goal of collecting funds and approximately 15,000 pounds of nonperishable items for the Golden Harvest Food Drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank in Erie.

January 2005

• Men’s and Women’s basketball faced off against Mercyhurst for the first time during the season. Both teams won by more than 15 points. • The Villa Maria School of Nursing hosted the Winter Tea Reception, where Villa Maria College alumnae could join together, reminisce, and celebrate the accomplishments of their fellow graduates.

February 2005

• At the Knight with Scholars event, Gannon welcomed to campus more than 100 high school seniors who had been accepted to the University and also awarded either academic or leadership scholarships. • Members of the Gannon University Business Ambassadors, a select group of alumni and friends dedicated to a mutually rewarding association with students, faculty, staff, and administration, gathered on campus for breakfast and to hear a presentation offered by Lou Montefiori ’86 titled Overcoming the Status Quo:Examining Your Competition in 2005. • Junior Semaj Y. Vanzant was awarded the Minority Cultures United Student Award at the Community Leadership Dinner Awards, held on Gannon’s campus and sponsored by Bayfront NATO, Inc. and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center Youth Department.


December 2004

• Gannon awarded 278 degrees at the Winter Commencement Ceremony, where Wilbert Bryant, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education, Programs with the U.S. Department of Education, joined the University as the commencement speaker. • Dr. Garibaldi joined members of the Circle of Distinction as they enjoyed an evening at the Schuster Theatre with a reception and the student production of Episode 26. The Circle of Distinction is a group of alumni, friends, and parents whose loyalty to Gannon’s Annual Fund has helped the University to grow.

March 2005

• Colorful flags, dancing, and food from a variety of cultures filled the Yehl Room as students, faculty, and staff gathered for the 16th Annual International Night. The food and entertainment were provided by international members of the Gannon community. • The University opened the doors to its new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, a resource that faculty can use to learn more about technology in the classroom and exchange pedagogical ideas with each other. The Center was funded by the Title III grant awarded to the University in fall 2004.

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