Today Magazine/President's Report Fall 2020 - Page 5

With the head of an eagle and the body of a lion , a

Griffin is a symbol of enormous strength and vigor , symbolizing an ability to meet challenges head on .
Griffins always rise to the occasion , both in life and work .
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit , Griffins stepped up and made a difference .
Aryn Cantagallo ' 17 Radiology CT Tech in Roxborough , Pa
Nick Coan ' 12 Biology DO Medical Resident in the ICU / ER at Christ Hospital
Victoria Hercolini ' 15 History , Education History Teacher at Austin Meehan Middle School
“ We teachers are doing everything we can to keep our kiddos learning , growing , and staying positive ! We ’ ve had to completely change the way we teach , how we reach students , and support families at home .”
Peter Pappas ' 15 Business Executive Director of Harborview Rehab and Care Center
Matthew Richter ' 15 Criminal Justice Assets Protection Business Partner for Target
Today , the spirit of Mercy continues to inspire hope and resilience as our network of Griffin Heroes work to support those in need throughout this global crisis . While efforts have been highly successful to continue to provide a Mercy-inspired education , the impact of the pandemic created several financial challenges , not only for the University , but also for students .
As a result , the University established the Griffin Heroes Fund to provide GMercyU students with the resources required for remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic . The fund will also help cover the cost of deep cleaning and reconfiguring the campus facilities to ensure safety during our hybrid approach to learning this year . Your support allows students to pursue their goals and dreams without interruption , so they may become the next generation of Griffin Heroes .
Support the Griffin Heroes Fund
Tiffani Noelle Wright ' 19 Nursing Nurse at a teaching hospital in Philadelphia
“ Being a new nurse was already a challenge within itself ; however , I am a proud Mercy Nurse ! GMercyU has prepared me to face adversity as a nurse because every day is a new day … new challenges , new patients , etc .”
If you or a fellow Griffin is making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic , submit your story and a photo to marketing @ gmercyu . edu . # GriffinHeroes