President's Report 2018-2019 - Page 3

A Message from the President Greetings from Gwynedd Mercy University! It has been an especially exciting and productive year at Gwynedd Mercy University, and we’ve captured some highlights here in our annual President’s Report. In December 2018, we announced a new chapter for our University with the purchase of the 154-acre property next door, nearly doubling the size of our main campus. In this report, you’ll learn more about the East Campus expansion as well as a few other exciting campus projects such as our new Loop Road. In this President’s Report, you’ll also learn about the progress we’re making on our University’s Strategic Plan, which was approved in late 2018 and involves the entire campus community. We are also excited to share in this report stories of alumni who are making waves in their respective fields – from respiratory care to business to psychology. What they all have in common is that their GMercyU experiences were made possible by generous scholarships and the support they received from their professors here on campus. At GMercyU, we are grateful to have alumni who very generously pay it forward, as Helen Nelson and the late Joan Chermack Brown did through their respective scholarships. You’ll be able to learn more about the Joan Chermack Brown Scholarship Fund and the Sister Catherine McMahon Endowed Scholarship Fund in this report. In this report, you’ll also find a recap of our annual Founders Society Dinner, an update of our Annual Fund, and more. And finally, if you don’t already, please be sure to follow us on the social media platform of your choice – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube. It’s the best way to keep up with the very latest happenings around campus, from Move-In Day to Graduation Day. Sincerely, Deanne H. D’Emilio, JD President *This is an edited transcription of President D’Emilio’s video message.*