ALEX VALENO SPECIAL
PERSONS 5K WALK/RUN
DAY OF SERVICE
GMercyU’s Special Education Club hosted the 6th
annual Alex Valeno Special Persons 5K Walk/Run.
The event is in honor of Alex Valeno, a former Griffin
who died in 2013 from a pre-existing heart condition.
In addition to the 5K, the Special Education Club
dedicated a bench to Alex that will sit at the heart of
campus at GMercyU’s Bell Tower.
Members of the GMercyU Community, including
students, faculty, staff and the leadership team,
packaged more than 15,000 meals for Catholic Relief
Services’ Helping Hands Program to help the people in
Burkina Faso, West Africa.
In all of my listening and
one thing is abundantly
clear. The number one priority of
this university is right where it
should be - on students.
- President D’Emilio
HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR
Cora Marie Billings, RSM, who is a member of the
Anti-Racism Transformation Team for the Institute
of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, served as the
keynote speaker for GMercyU’s Academic Symposium
titled “Integration of the Critical Concerns of the
Sisters of Mercy into the Signature Seminars.”
Following the keynote, select GMercyU faculty led a
panel discussion with input from students.
GMercyU’s annual Health and Wellness Fair featured
more than 20 organizations providing health and
wellness services, including nutritional counseling, eye
exams, and information on sports safety.