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Time to bring home the Collegiate Challenge trophy

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mercyhurst University will join regional colleges and universities to raise money for public broadcasting when the annual WQLN Collegiate Challenge broadcasts live from the Carolyn Herrmann Student Union Great Room on Monday, Oct. 20, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The competitors 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 Oct. 20 when members of the Mercyhurst community join the staff from 91.3 WQLN-FM on air.  Our students will man the phone lines.

This year’s on-air talent includes:

6-7 a.m.: Robert Hoff, chair, psychology department

7-8 a.m.: David Dausey, dean, School of Health Professions & Public Health

8-9 a.m.:  President Tom Gamble

9-10 a.m.: Alan Abramek, communication major and composer of “It’s Gonna be a Good Day,” a song inspired by his Mercyhurst experience; and communication faculty Brian Sheridan

10-11 a.m.: Tauna Hunter, dance chair

11–noon  – Albert Glinksy, professor of music

Noon-1 p.m.: Lisa Miller, assistant vice president of academic affairs, Mercyhurst North East.

For more information on Mercyhurst’s role in the annual Challenge, contact Allison Seib in marketing at ext. 3120.