Just last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago to meet with several alumni who have long-ago relocated to the Windy City. It was a great evening filled with good company, great conversation and tasty cuisine!
It was wonderful to hear the stories of everyone’s experiences both at Gwynedd, as well as early career experiences and various transitions over the years. The evening was equally enjoyed by our spouses, all of whom were from the greater Philadelphia area and had attended some of the nearby, then, all-male institutions in the region.
As always, the evening flew by way too quickly. I truly enjoy the opportunity to visit alums around the country and to learn how their GMercyU experience shaped their journeys. It’s equally rewarding to hear about the support and encouragement that was provided by so many of the Sisters who either taught at Gwynedd or were teaching at various Catholic high schools in the region and encouraged the young women to pursue their dream of a college education.
Along with GMercyU Alumni Director Gianna Quinn, I am looking forward to visiting alumni in San Diego in January, Florida in February and Baltimore/DC in April. While I love Chicago, which is my home, I have prudently planned other locations for January and February!