Mercyhurst Magazine Spring 2014

NEW FACES Three new staf members have joined the Alumni and Development Ofce

They eventually settled in Huntsville, Alabama, known as the nation’s Space Capital and home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and its popular Space Camp. The Jobczynskis have fve daughters, each with a variety of interests and careers, and one of their grandsons, Adam Anderson, is now attending Mercyhurst. “We visit Erie every year, as we still consider it ’home,’” Alberta says. “I am very proud of Mercyhurst and the amazing school it has become.”

Lindsay Cox is the new assistant director of alumni relations and annual giving. She graduated from Mercyhurst in 2012 with a major in business and a minor

’ in strategic communication, chaired the Senior Gift Committee and earned the Frank Barry Leadership Award. She received her master s degree in organizational leadership here in May. You can reach her at or 814-824-2330.

’ in sports medicine, he went on to earn a master s degree Kyle Craig joined Mercyhurst as advancement operations coordinator. A 2008 Mercyhurst graduate

“One of the things that make Mercyhurst so special is the interactions that students have with faculty. I had such an overwhelmingly positive experience with the political science department, I could easily select any faculty member; however, I selected Dr. Surzhko-Harned because she went above and beyond to make me a better student. From holding me to high standards in the classroom to challenging me as a research assistant, she was a large part of my academic and professional growth at Mercyhurst and subsequent success in my graduate work at Cornell University.”

’ in public health from the University of South Carolina and previously worked as a program coordinator for the Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt. His wife, Stephanie, is an instructional designer at Mercyhurst. You can reach Kyle at or 814-824-2379.

Holly Penco has been named

- Caitlin Handerhan ’13, political science

donor relations coordinator. She studied international business at Westminster College and previously worked for Catholic

“As an international student, I immediately felt connected with Eric Evans, director of International Admissions. When you’re from another country, you face a lot of challenges. He treated us like family; he kindly listened to us and showed us how to do things from getting a student visa to collaborating with the Mercyhurst International Student Organization. Mercyhurst’s cultural diversity on campus is enriched by Eric´s endeavor overseas in bringing young students with diferent religious and cultural backgrounds from around the world back to Erie.”

’ Charities of the Diocese of Erie, where she continues to volunteer with local agencies, including St. Martin Center and the Erie LArche Community. You can reach her at or 814-824-2246.

- Jorge Romero Guerro ’12, international business


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