From the President

This message is delivered at a time of much excitement and carries news to be proud of as a Gannon Family. We welcomed an energetic and enthusiastic first-year class to kick-off our Fall 2017 semester and bring it to a close as our December graduates and newest members of Gannon’s National Alumni Association take the next step in their careers and their life’s journey.

As you will read in this edition of the Gannon Magazine, this past semester was filled with transformational new partnerships and educational grants, groundbreakings and dedications of new exceptional learning environments, Homecoming celebrations and momentous strides in community and neighborhood development for our Erie region.

Gannon University was proudly voted Erie’s Choice University in the Erie Times News’ 2017 Erie’s Choice Readers Poll, a distinction that celebrates these efforts and the terrific work of our faculty and staff in support of and commitment to our students. 

As the students and each one of us in the community walk through A.J.’s Way, we are greeted by a tremendous new mural unveiled and celebrated this semester, and featured on the magazine cover. It was the partnership, persistence and passion of our students and professors who dreamed the idea and made it possible to bring this creative beauty to one of Gannon’s most prominent areas on campus. The mural will quickly become a signature gem on campus with its symbolic expression of our University’s history and will serve as a reminder as we walk A.J.’s Way of what we can achieve together when we believe in the possibilities.

I hope you enjoy this edition of Gannon Magazine with a story about this new Gannon gem, along with stories of other hidden gems that reveal the beloved jewel that is Gannon University. Enjoy the images of both our rich history and our evolution as we continue on the path of living out our Mission through unwavering dedication to transforming the lives of our students. 

God Bless,

Keith Taylor

Keith Taylor, Ph.D.
President, Gannon University