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Fr. Sullivan – The FACE of the day and an important historical figure!

Published on May 22, 2014 | By Lindsay Cox

Today a generous supporter who also loves Mercyhurst’s history made a gift in honor of Fr. Sullivan! Fr. Sullivan

She stated, “I’m making my gift in honor of Fr. Sullivan.  Fr. Sullivan was the first chaplain at Mercyhurst, from 1926-1933, but also served as professor, farmer, landscape designer and supervisor of the grounds.  It was at the height of the Great Depression when he recruited stone masons and workers to construct the Mercyhurst grotto from the line of unemployed men who were being served food from the Mercyhurst kitchen.  I love this picture of Fr. Sullivan, as he is surrounded by all of the stones and boulders that were found on the Mercyhurst campus; an undeveloped spans of land at the time of 1932.”

 

Fr. Sullivan and MANY other Mercyhurst FACEs have made a huge impact on our school – help us reach 501 more donors and show your support before the end of the fiscal year (May 31) to help us reach an alumni participation rate of 20% – give now online at giving.mercyhurst.edu/FACE or by clicking the green button below!

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