For the fourth year, Mercyhurst’s Office of Alumni Affairs has invited alumni to return to campus this week to share their career experiences with today’s students.
Pat Liebel ’53, director of alumni services, says 22 graduates are scheduled to take part in Alumni on Campus on April 19-20, and will address classes in biochemistry, business, communications, criminal justice, education, HRIM, psychology, religious studies, sociology and sportsmedicine.
While many of the guests now live and work in the Erie area, others will travel from Ohio, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois and the District of Columbia.
The visitors include Gary Calabrese’79, director of sportsmedicine, Cleveland Clinic; Robert Dubik ’78, superintendent of Port Byron School District, Cazenovia, N.Y.; Tom Hemer ’91, director of sales and marketing, Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel; Matthew Livingstone ’01, Forest Hills police officer, Pittsburgh; Linda Lyons ’81, third grade teacher, Titusville, Pa.; Rob MacKinlay ’99, CPA and principal, Cohen & Co., Lyndhurst., Ohio; Beth Miller ’92, assistant director of career center, Robert Morris University, Beaver Falls, Pa.
Also, Pierre Priestley ’81, vice president and division manager, IPX, Chicago; Thomas Reznik ’01, former cancer researcher and current medical student, Laurel, Md.; Jaime Rinne Mahoney ’04, editor-in-chief of Transportation Builder magazine, Silver Spring, Md.; Matthew Robaszkiewicz ’88, membership services coordinator, National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, Washington, D.C.; Matt Triola ’90, global business advisor, ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Company, Vienna, Va.; and Patrick Weschler ’78, attorney, Buckingham, Doolittle, Burroughs, Akron, Ohio.
Erie area alumni who have agreed to speak include Mark Dombrowski ’06, supervisor of public and media relations, Erie Insurance; William Dopierala, Esq. ’72, senior deputy attorney general for Pennsylvania; Michael Malpiedi ’81, general sales manager, Connoisseur Erie Media; Joyce Savocchio ’65, former mayor of Erie, retired assistant principal, Erie School District; Steve Seymour ’85, director of human resources, Country Fair.
Also, Patricia Smith, Esq. ’77, attorney, Knox, McLaughlin, Gornall & Sennett; Melanie Titzel ’80, vice president, Parkside Senior Living Communities, and chair of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania; Joseph Weindorf ’80, Erie County Director of Public Safety; and R. J. Zonna ’87, vice president of campaign and communications, United Way of Erie County.