Jacinto W. Beard, D.D.S. ’86

An Erie native, I am now a general practice dentist and the owner of two offices in the Columbus, Ohio community. I received my D.D.S. degree from The Ohio State University in 1990; I went on to serve as the dental director of Primary Health Care in Erie and provide services to the Ohio Department of Corrections as a contracted dental provider prior to opening my first private practice. I enjoy giving back to the community by donating dental services through First Link Ohio Dental Options program, Colgate Healthy Smiles mobile dental unit, Meals-On-Wheels and a variety of other church and service projects.

Matthew T. Walker ’06
Communication Arts

My career in baseball started as an intern for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2005 while I was still a student at Gannon. As a college student, Gannon helped me combine a love of sports with my chosen field of communications: I hosted the Prime Time Sports Guys and served as sports director for WERG-FM, and served as a sports staff writer for The Gannon Knight. Currently, I am in my fourth year working as a graphics producer for the Pirates in the In-Game Entertainment department, which oversees the video board, LED boards, ballpark host and most other in-between inning activities. My duties include producing and directing the in-game show and creating graphics to enhance the fan experience at PNC Park.