Mercyhurst Magazine Fall 2014

Alumni Board elects new leaders

Scott Koskoski ’00 has taken ofc e as president of the Mercyhurst University Alumni Association. Serving with him are Emily Mosco Merski ’04 ’06 as vice president and

Mike Lyden ’05 as secretary/treasurer. New to the board this fall are members: Noel Burgoyne ’57 Patrick Dunn ’78 Jacob Grifn ’14 Catherine Hornick ’87 Adrianne LaGruth ’13 ’14

Paulette Vaccaro ’83 Elise Yablonsky ’07

- The board would like to thank members who have completed their terms on the board, including Jeanne Phillips ’68, a long-time member who’s been a regular at Erie alumni events and helping to educate students and recent alumni about the importance of giving back to their alma mater. Also departing are JP Ratajczak ’04 and Kristen Hudak ’05, co chairs of the networking team; and Mary McKenna ’90. Sadly, Bob Dubik ’78, who also completed his term this year, died Nov. 13. It’s also time to say farewell to board member Amy Lombardo ’94 ’96 ’01. At left she refec ts on her attachment to Mercyhurst and why the university will always be a part of her life. Laker mascot travels the world

Flattened by falling books in Hammermill Library last spring, ‘Hurst mascot Louie the Laker needed some time away from campus. Thanks to countless Laker alums, he’s been on the road ever since. Here are just a few of the places he’s visited. You can take Flat Louie along

on your winter adventures by printing a copy from the Alumni Community page on the Mercyhurst website ( ). Thanks to 2014 Mercyhurst grad Rudy Claros for the designs.

Alyssa Rainier ‘96 and her brother, Jason Gifen ‘97, at Ethiad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.


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