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Homecoming 2017

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Gannon’s 2017 Homecoming Reunion Weekend was one filled with firsts and the start of new traditions for the University. 

As more than 1,000 Gannon University and Villa Maria College alumni returned to campus they were welcomed with a weekend full of activities, including the introduction of a new, traditional tailgating experience. 

The tailgating brought together Gannon alumni, faculty and staff alike for lawn games and laughter before student performances kicked off in front of McConnell Family Stadium as part of Gannon’s Got Talent. The Gannon Family also enjoyed live performances from Gannon’s Pep Band and local band The Romantic Era before cheering the Golden Knights football team on to victory against Edinboro University.

Many alumni affinity groups held special reunions, too, with celebrations for the 50th Reunion of the Class of ’67, the 40th Anniversary of Gannon’s Physician Assistant program and more. Recognized at a dinner and reception were Gannon’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni honorees, including Lisa Spiller, Ph.D. ’82, ’84M; Scott Krall ’84; Daniel Daube ’84; Autumn Marshall ’09, ’10M; and Sister Mary Drexler, S.S.J. ’71VMA.

Homecoming Affinity Group

The new Alumni Lounge was unveiled Homecoming Weekend with an Open House event that showcased the hospitable accommodations now available for alumni visiting campus. The space offers a plush meeting and lounge area that is equipped for all on-the-go needs and is adorned with memorabilia contributed by the Gannon Family.

Alumni Lounge

Contact Alumni Services to share your memorabilia for the Alumni Lounge or to reserve it for your next visit to campus.

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