Mercyhurst mourns Jenni-Lyn

Mercyhurst College has established the Jenni-Lyn Watson Memorial Dance Scholarship in honor of the junior dance major whose tragic death the college community continues to mourn.

You can contribute to the scholarship online.

The college is making bus transportation available to students to attend Jenni-Lyn’s funeral Wednesday near her hometown of Liverpool, N.Y. Mercyhurst President Dr. Tom Gamble will attend, along with a number of administrators, faculty and staff.

The college community came together to mourn Jenni-Lyn in a special service Sunday evening in Christ the King Chapel. College officials are also working with the Watson family in hopes of holding a memorial service on campus after the first of the year, at which they can be present.

Meanwhile, the memorial space outside the Zurn Hall danceSpace studios is filling with tributes to Jenni-Lyn. Cards and messages left there will be forwarded to the Watson family. Stuffed animals will be donated to the Onondaga County sheriff's deputies for use in cases involving young children. The Mercyhurst Dancers are also selling green ribbon pins with Jenni-Lyn's initials for $1 apiece; proceeds will be donated to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Bookmark and Share

News Releases

Fossils
Not your average fish tale ...
Mercyhurst geologist,students cast in Japanese documentary.
Simulations
Simulations give MNE nursing students unique understanding of mental illness
Interactive exercises used in ASN program this summer.
Border
Mercyhurst immigration expert sees border conflict with unique eye
Frank Rodriguez, Ph.D., talks about his recent visit to the U.S.-Mexican border.

National News

Symes
Prince George Citizen-Steven Symes
Forensic anthropologist Steven Symes, Ph.D., testifies in trial of alleged serial killer.
Ridge
Tribune Review-Ridge Archives
Gov. Tom Ridge, whose archives are housed at Mercyhurst, is quoted during a Pittsburgh fundraiser.
Altavilla
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette-Altavilla
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Mercyhurst MLB draft pick, Dan Altavilla.

Twitter