Today Magazine Summer 2018 - Page 9

am absolutely convinced that “ the I way forward is an education ECUMENICAL SERVICE April grounded in the liberal arts and rich in Catholic and Mercy values. - President D’Emilio 13 ” STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE April 12 President D’Emilio’s Inauguration Day began with an Ecumenical Service presided over by GMercyU’s former chaplain, Father John Collins, CSsR, and featured a singing performance by her daughter Nia D’Emilio and a reading by her son Michael D'Emilio. Undergraduate and Graduate students from GMercyU’s School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Education and School of Graduate and Professional Studies showcased their research at the Conference. The night began with a general poster session and was followed by individual presentations. CAMPUS FAIR AND RECEPTION April 13 INSTALLATION CEREMONY April 13 Following the ceremony, guests were invited to the Campus Fair, which showcased GMercyU’s Clubs and Organizations, and a reception in the Griffinaerie. Surrounded by the cheers of GMercyU athletes, President D’Emilio processed to the Installation Ceremony where hundreds of students, faculty, staff, community members and honored guests waited. The ceremony featured speakers officially welcoming President D’Emilio to the GMercyU community, including PA State Representative Kate Harper, former University Presidents Kathleen Owens, PhD and Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD and representatives from The Sisters of Mercy. been especially inspired “ by I’ve the stories of our Distinctive Mercy Graduates. They are living testimony to the transformational power of a Catholic education rooted in the Mercy tradition. ” - President D’Emilio TODAY 7