Built on Faith & Family

Over the years of asking students and other Gannon University community members what makes Gannon special, an expression is frequently used: “Gannon is a family.”

As Gannon University alumni, students, faculty and staff sit around their family dinner tables they should always be reminded that they will also have their Gannon Family and homes in Erie, Pennsylvania and Ruskin, Florida forever.

The Gannon family dinner table is miles long, countries wide and is filled with family members of all ages, reflecting the strength and support of our extended family. In order to become closer with one another and understand what Gannon Family means, we invite you to learn the stories, dreams and faces of those who make our family special, and encourage you to share your story too.

While Gannon University and its community of people are constantly growing and ever changing, we all have one thing in common: We are all part of the Gannon Family.

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Gannon Magazine is published bi-annually by University Marketing and Communications.

We value your input; please direct any comments, questions or feature ideas to magazine@gannon.edu.


Doug Oathout
Chief of Staff and Director of Marketing and Communications

Brianna Mariotti
Marketing and Content Strategist


  • Laura Giannelli
  • Andrew Lapiska ’09M

contributing writers

  • Mallory (Hedlund) Bottoni ’14
  • John Chacona
  • Bryan Kast
  • Nicole (Dohoda) Lossie ’11

editorial contributors

  • Haley Figurski
  • Kristine Rilling


  • student, staff and alumni contributors

exclusive video content

  • Matthew King

online edition

  • Michael Gorski ’11M
  • Chloe Forbes ’21

class notes and address changes:
Jana Hunt
Assistant Director, Gift Recording
(814) 871-7469