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Check out our virtual events coming up
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Covering topics of career transition, networking, and transferable skills
Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. via Zoom
Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. via Zoom
Saturday, Dec. 5 starting at 10 a.m. via Zoom
Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. - Tour of Christ the King Chapel
Continuing each Wednesday at 2 p.m. learn more:
Still Time to Apply for Grad Programs
Beginning January 2021

If you’ve ever thought about grad school, you can get started on your master’s as soon as January 2021 at considerable tuition savings, thanks to Mercyhurst’s special alumni tuition pricing on select graduate programs. As a Mercyhurst alum, you’re eligible for up to 35 percent off certain master’s programs and grad certificates, as well as our special $9,990 flat rate for the Organizational Leadership online master’s. There’s still time to apply for a number of graduate programs beginning in Jan. 25, 2021, including Secondary Education (online master’s); Teaching Excellence (online master’s); Organizational Leadership (online master’s); Special Education (on-campus master’s); Cyber Risk Management (online master’s); Cyber Security (online or on-campus master’s); Data Science (on-campus master’s); and Criminal Justice Administration (online master’s). There are also a variety of graduate certificates eligible for the special tuition rate.

Alumni can apply using the streamlined application process. All we’ll need is a completed application ( and personal statement. If you have any questions, please contact Travis Lindahl '00, Director of Graduate and Continuing Education, at or 814-824-2901.
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How has COVID-19 affected you? We'd love to hear how Mercyhurst alumni are dealing with this unprecedented challenge and share some of your stories in an upcoming issue of Mercyhurst Magazine.

Are you on the front lines treating coronavirus patients? Do you work in a lab researching treatments or vaccines? Have you supported those who lost jobs or homes? Have you or your company created a new product or service in response to the pandemic? Has your business had to close or dramatically alter its operations? Have you adjusted your work schedule to take care of children or parents? Have you found a creative solution to some dilemma posed by COVID?

Whatever your story, if you're willing to share your experiences, please share by contacting Sue Corbran, communications manager at
Did you know?
The Mercyhurst yearbooks are now fully digitized and able to be viewed online.

Take a walk (or a browse) down memory lane and check out the yearbooks today!
Connect with Lakers near and far!

Alumni Chapters are available all over the country and are continuing to gather and form. Take a look at the full list to the right for an Alumni Chapter in your area.

The Mercyhurst Campus Involvement Center has begun a monthly newsletter for Mercyhurst commuter students.

Were YOU a commuter? AKA "Day-hop"?

Students would love to hear from you, how you succeeded as a commuter, found a place to study, how you got involved and connected.

Submit a message to Sam Beckas '16, activities and spirit coordinator at
To submit a Class Note, please visit to have your news featured here and in the next Mercyhurst Magazine!

Career News

Gary Bukowski, CFRE '73 was recently featured in Giving Tomorrow, showcasing his passion for improving the lives of others in his fundraising career.

Kristin (Peterson) Pierce '08 released her fourth children's book on Aug. 5, 2020 titled The Sweet Dreams Express: A Meditative, Bedtime Journey, which became an Amazon bestseller. She also released her memoir about her journey with ovarian cancer on Sept. 20, 2020 titled My Cosmic Hammer: When Life Shakes You Up to Wake You Up. Kristin was an athlete on the Mercyhurst Women's Volleyball team when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer between her junior and senior years at Mercyhurst at the age of 21.
Kristin is the founder of Inner Compass Books and lives in Warman, SK, Canada with, her husband Matt Pierce '09 and children Aspen and Kendrix.


Edward Bolden III '07 and wife Heather welcomed a son, Alexander Leo on Aug. 25, 2020. He joins his siblings Kali (5) and Eddie (4).

Kaitlyn (Slomski) Nelson '08 and Elijah Nelson '20 welcomed Theodore "Teddy" John Nelson born on December 10, 2019. His dad, Eli Nelson who was studying as an adult student, finished his last final only hours before Teddy arrived!
Marriages and Engagements

Courtney Hartline '15 got engaged to Jonathan Puskar on July 2, 2020 in Lake Tahoe, CA. Courtney and Jon currently live in Utah and their wedding will take place in Michigan next summer.

Marleah Williams'12 married Evan Wolfe on Oct. 3, 2020 at Mother of Sorrows Church in Ashtabula, Ohio. Marleah is a Lead Counselor at Glenbeigh Hospital in Rock Creek, Ohio.

Alumni Deaths

Sally (Carlow) Kohler '51
Patricia J. Liebel '53
Carole (Roberson) Dyne '56
Alice (O'Brien) Bell '58
Hermine (Stefanski) Cech '61
Ellen Ketter '71
Tommy Thompson '75
Charles "Matt" Bole '76
Olivia Longo Martin '77


Elizabeth (Wahl) Hilbert '58 on the death of her husband Donald Hilbert

To the family of Charles "Matt" Bole '76: Laura (Smilo) Bole '78 (wife), Denise (Bole) Krol '75 (sister), and Barbara (Smilo) Glover '81 (sister-in-law)

Christine (Sabatelli) Sonnone '75 on
the death of her husband Tommy Thompson '75

Suzanne (Daley) Esposito '84 on the death of her father John Daley

To the family and friends of...

Rev. Dr. Robert W. Harris, former Religious Studies faculty

Julia Gorniak, friend of the University
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