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Mercyhurst set for Collegiate Challenge Oct. 27

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Mercyhurst University will support public broadcasting by helping to raise money for the WQLN Collegiate Challenge on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Carolyn Herrmann Student Union Great Room from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mercyhurst will join five regional colleges and universities in fundraising efforts; these include Gannon University, Penn State Behrend, Edinboro University, Allegheny College, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pitt-Titusville.

Schools are competing for two trophies — Overall Money Raised and Most Improved.

Mercyhurst supporters can pledge online or via the pledge line at 814-866-5454. You can advance Mercyhurst by pledging now, or wait to show your support on October 27 when members of the Mercyhurst community join the staff from 91.3 WQLN-FM on air. Mercyhurst students will man the phone lines.

This year’s on-air talent includes:

6-7 a.m.: Caleb Ohmer, president of Mercyhurst Student Government

7-8 a.m.: Bethany Brun, coordinator of service learning and Michelle Ahrens `16, social work major

8-9 a.m.: Dave Hyland, interim associate vice president of academic affairs

9-10 a.m.: Michael T. Victor, president

10-11 a.m.: Michal Federici, chair of political science

11-12 a.m.: Rick Gotkin, head coach of men’s hockey

Noon-1 p.m.: Heather Garvin, assistant professor of anthropology/archaeology

For more information on Mercyhurst’s role in the annual challenge, contact Allison Seib in marketing at 814-824-3120.