Mercyhurst University subscribes to a "Hometown Newsmaker" service that enables us to send graduation news releases to the hometown newspaper(s) of those graduates residing within the U.S.

For our international students, graduate and adult students or for those who would like to include more extensive details in their announcements, we are furnishing a template that you may complete, print and send directly to your local newspaper.  

If you have questions about submitting your press release, call your newspaper and ask for the News Desk to obtain the name of the person who handles college graduation hometown stories. If your paper uses photography along with graduation releases, have your graduation photos developed and send a photo along with your release.

For questions regarding the release, contact Debbie Morton, media relations manager, at (814) 824-2552 or at


Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

An Afternoon of Dance

Dates: Apr 27

Location: Ridge Library Great Room, North East

Mercyhurst North East