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Munch Scholarship to benefit business students

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Students of the Walker College of Business & Management at Mercyhurst University are the beneficiaries of a new $50,000 scholarship endowed by John and Cynthia Munch of Erie.

In announcing the gift, Mercyhurst President Michael Victor said, “As an alumnus, Jack is a sterling example of the top-notch education Mercyhurst’s business school provides. He is a committed business and community leader and we are grateful to him and Cindy for creating this scholarship to help educate the next generation of business leaders.”

Munch, a 1991 Mercyhurst business school graduate, is senior vice president for commercial leasing at Baldwin Brothers. He is a member of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership Board of Directors and sits on the Board of Directors at the Erie Club. He also holds a juris doctor degree in finance law from Duquesne University School of Law. 

“Cindy and I are thrilled to be able to establish this scholarship at Mercyhurst,” Munch said. “I truly cherished my time at Mercyhurst, and Mercyhurst has a strong presence within my family. With rising costs of higher education, being able to provide scholarship assistance for those students in need is very important for us and something we are proud to be able to do for my alma mater.”   

Munch’s sisters Margot Munch and Kathleen (Munch) Oros are also Mercyhurst grads from 1990 and 1991, respectively.