Mercyhurst Magazine Fall 2017

CLASS OF 1999 Participation 6% Total Giving $11,889 Leadership Giving Society Robert MacKinlay Jr. Stephanie Balint MacKinlay Robert Merski Robert Brickley Douglas Brinkley Allison Byrnes Mary Jane Nosko Clark Michael Conrow Timothy Conway-Hay Erin Corbett Kim Seaman Creese Joseph Daniele Paula Donnelly Oto Hlincik Kathryn Shafer Klus Lisa Marrero-Soto James Masters Patty Moyer Thomas Nies III Jonathan Rees L. Brown Rees David Roth Danielle Kutrufs Rudolph Christina Schlee Tina McMahon Spano Megan Bullotta Thomas Lori Winger Wehr

Jesse Wakeman Robert Yurkovich

Jessica Long Heinz Elizabeth Hagan Kanche Autumn Potter Klimek Victor Laurenza Jr. Ellen Learn Anne Sitter Markowitz Kelly Froelich McColgan Michelle Newton Leah O’Donnell Alex Ogeka Garrett Patty Brooke Sampson Perkins Steven Pickard Emily Surrena Pincek Joseph Ratajczak Anne DeMeo Reznik Kristen McCaskey Rice Kimberly Russo Julie Lindsay Schultz Patricia Schulz Holly Faulhaber Shelly Sarah DiMatteo Sikora Michael Sliker Jason Stefanick Kimberly Szmyd Thomas Paul Valenti CLASS OF 2003 Participation 6% Total Giving $11,301 Leadership Giving Society Margret Cosari Rychley Katherine Hammer Antus Dominic Aratari Katherine Kimple Bennett Rebecca Kovacs Bentley Kristen Brown Shannon Leehan Craig Peter Cuneo Anthony D’Abruzzo Richard Glavan Jennifer Alexander Grosch Stephanie Peck Gummerson Justin Hapeman Richard Johns Casey Kilroy Lisa Jepson Kimmel Anna Signs Lindahl Judith Long Mariann MacDougall Heather Pease Morally Danielle Poole Piser, O.D. Jo Ann Hanes Rosebrock Bradley Sage Elizabeth Dewey Stanford Joseph Howard Martin Rychley

CLASS OF 2001 Participation 8% Total Giving $2,090 Heather Adams

Susan Kozlow Adams Gregory Beato, D.O. Susan Gonnam Beato Megan Obernesser Bogert Nicole Bolash Scott Byerly Amanda Crowner Fazakas John Gaydos Molly Rogalski Gaydos Jefrey Gould Livia Siebert Greenberg Jessica Hance Edward Jolie, Ph.D. Ruth Burgett Jolie, Ph.D. Jennifer Kelley Kaferlin Crystal Kiray David McCoy Laura Chrulski McCoy Cynthia Grygier McMillen Scott Platz Kate Reavey Thomas Reznik, M.D.

3RD GIVING DAY ATTRACTS RECORD GIFTS Mercyhurst’s Giving Day set a new record in 2017, attracting $57,773.34 in contributions from 422 individual donors. Those gifts enabled Mercyhurst to claim the full $40,000 matching gift ofered by an anonymous donor. All Giving Day donations beneft Mercyhurst’s Annual Fund. Reaching out to alumni, the Ofce of University Advancement encouraged them to think about all they had received from Mercyhurst and to consider making gifts back to the university to help ensure that future Lakers can enjoy the same kind of experience. Thanks in particular to fve graduates who refected on their time at Mercyhurst in a series of videos used to promote Giving Day. Alex Vinesky ’14 and Kaleigh Hubert ’13 — who are marrying in September 2017 in Christ the King Chapel — talked about falling in love at Mercyhurst. They met while working atop a roof on the 2012 “House That Hurst Built” project for Habitat for Humanity. Barb Brairton ’65 spoke of the lifelong friendships she made here, noting that members of her class still get together regularly for summer weekends. “My life changed because I came to Mercyhurst,” she said. Cariel Lewis ’14 ’16M talked about traveling the 1,667 miles to Mercyhurst from her home in Kingston, Jamaica, adding, “Mercyhurst has made me into the woman I am today.”

Jody Robinson Lesley Rockwell James Rosswog Julie Weems Salas Stephen Salas David Slisz Bruce-Leon Snead

CLASS OF 2000 Participation 7% Total Giving $7,750

Brent Swain Bryan Timm

Leadership Giving Society Brynne Sorensen Hinsdale

Christopher Valvano, Ph.D. Allison Oberle Wakeman Nathan Wallace Eric Wilkosz

Kyle Hinsdale Scott Koskoski Fedor Zakusilo

Deborah Mattison Atkins Helen Parker Berquist Laura Bilak Kevin Brubaker Megan Laverty Bruno Brian Carey James Coletta Anne Hunt D’Albora Brian Dewey Bridget Lane Dolak Amy Kosmack Izbicki Travis Lindahl Anne Onofrey McClendon Maureen McMahon Jared Oakes Cara Paglia Kimberly Falvo Quimby Bridget Raferty Nicole Mangine Rosswog Maria Billingsley Sanflippo Eric Schultz Catherine Harrison Shuhart + Joy Koceski Spicer Jennifer Troutman Stinson

CLASS OF 2002 Participation 8% Total Giving $11,104 Leadership Giving Society Donald Mennel Megan Verbanick Elizabeth Watkins Anibaldi Michele Luke Astor Ryan Bogert William Byrnes Sylvia Bluhm Cagle John Campbell

Bethanne Bauer Crane Danielle Hensler Davis Patrick Fore Carrie Greene Fuhrer Brandon Gabler

Carrie Frank Swain Anthony Tomaino David Vitale

Jodi Prichard Waldron Laraine Shellito Wilson

Sean Fedorko ’11 discussed his career and noted, “I attribute a great deal of my success to Mercyhurst.”

Paul Gambill Lydia Garver Sandra Grance

Giving Day 2018 is set for Tuesday, May 1.


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