It’s a sunny day in August when I step out of CJ’s car and put my face to the wind. With khaki shorts, a windbreaker tied tightly around my waist and my hair blowing in the wind, I whisper… “The prodigal son has returned.” “Who are you whispering to?” Adam asks. “It’s not important,” I […]
I have been living in Erie for more than 20 years, and in that time I’ve endured bitter winters, disappointing summers and countless missed buses. I’m sure I’ll devote an entire post to the glories of “the e” another day. I love Erie. Sure, all of these specific instances make it seem like Erie is […]
As I look at where I am today, I realize that Gannon has played a major role in defining where I ended up – not just career wise, but also personally. Today my days are filled wearing a variety of hats: mommy, wife, occupational therapist (OT) and friend. And I know that I would not […]
I’ve always considered “Believe in the Possibilities” to be Gannon’s slogan — the phrase used to describe what the school’s mission is all about. Little did I know that even after graduation, that phrase would still hold true for what the future has in store for me. I graduated from Gannon in May 2011 with […]
After months of preparation, three competitions and a first place finish at the Ohio Regional Competition, the Academic Decathlon Ohio State Championship was a success! This past weekend, I left student teaching at the end of the day and drove to Cleveland to meet my team, Youngstown Christian School Academic Decathlon.
Whenever I look back on my earliest days at Gannon University, I’m always amazed by the tiniest of details that really impacted how my last four years have gone. From the location of a freshman dorm room to the singing of a certain song, the little things can truly modify someone’s experience. For example, I […]
With spring break coming up in about a week, many students have begun making plans for a relaxing week away from classes and homework. The brothers of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity shared their plans with us. Shawn Hogue, sophomore biology/pre-med major “I am planning on spending my spring break with my family. I always […]
As part of our Catholic identity and Gannon’s mission, all students are encouraged to spend some time each semester volunteering. There are even some classes that require a certain number of volunteer hours for a grade. Here are 10 easy ways to help others in your spare time.