The Alumni World Tour has officially begun! The world tour started off with a successful kick off celebration in Erie at Bayfront Convention on March 7. Over 90 alumni and Mercyhurst employees came together to celebrate Mercyhurst, share stories, and enjoy the start of spring term. President Thomas J. Gamble said farewell to former Vice President of Advancement Dr. David Livingston as he embarks on a new journey as President of Lourdes University. He also took the opportunity to welcome and introduce Msgr. David Rubino as the new Vice President of External Affairs to the Erie alumni community.
Yesterday we officially hit the road with our first event in Rochester, N.Y. at the Next Door Bar & Grill. We had a great time with about 40 alumni and prospective students and their parents. Young alumni shared their stories of classroom to careers, plans of marriage, and two former roommates talked about how they became lifelong friends. A future Laker talked about how excited she was about the start of soccer season, and many shared their hopes of getting a room in Warde Hall. We had alumni ranging from the class of 1965 to 2012 visiting with students, and talking about the growth Mercyhurst has seen over the years.
Today we’re hitting the road to head to another event with prospective students and alumni in Syracuse at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. If you are in the area, we hope to see you there!