Goal: $25 MILLION
Catalina Ordonez Siza ’23 found her faith-filled home at Gannon University in the newly transformed Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel.
“The environment makes me feel like I am home,” said Ordonez Siza. “It is a place where I feel safe and loved. I am surrounded by amazing people who make me feel like I belong.”
The chapel recently underwent significant renovations that enhanced its appearance and amenities, providing a spiritual home for Gannon family – like Ordonez Siza – to grow in their faith walks.
“This chapel is a house of prayer for the Gannon family, especially for students,” Ordonez Siza said.
Catalina Ordonez Siza found her home in the faith-filled community on campus.
The chapel gives Ordonez Siza and others in the faith community a welcome place to honor Catholic Mass or to encounter the love of God through organizations like Campus Ministry.
The Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel is an important symbol of Gannon’s identity as a Catholic institution and powerful component in its mission of transforming lives and inspiring students to become their best selves.
“Being part of Gannon’s faith community has made me a better version of myself,” Ordonez Siza said. “It encourages me to work on my faith and to be thankful for the small things in life.”
Just like Ordoneza Siza, students across campus are experiencing life transformations through enhanced facilities and amenities that continue to offer the best of the Gannon experience.
“The environment makes me feel like I am home. It is a place where I feel safe and loved. I am surrounded by amazing people who make me feel like I belong.” - Catalina Ordonez Siza ’23
Since 2008, Gannon has invested more than $140 million in purchases and renovations at our Erie and Ruskin campuses to accommodate new programs and growth in enrollment. Yet, we’re continuing to champion what an effective learning environment looks like for students in our next century.
By funding this goal, we will further enhance new cutting-edge facilities like our Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge, or traditional ones like our chapel and athletic complex. We will also drive continued expansion at our Ruskin campus through academic building renovations and program growth to meet health care needs in the community.
We’ll also outfit our academic spaces with today’s latest technology that we know students will encounter in the real world.
Through Gannon’s Next Century campaign, we will continue to help build the future of our students – like Ordonez Siza – through support for campus enhancements.
Learn more about our goal of enhancing our campus landscape at campaign.gannon.edu/campus-enhancements.
Catalina Ordonez Siza '23 found her home in the faith-filled community at the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel.