The 2018 Erie’s Choice Awards concluded at the Bayfront Convention Center on Oct. 17, with more than 700 people in attendance and 141 awards given out.
Much to the pride of the university, Mercyhurst won Erie’s Choice for Best College/University for 2018.
The other finalists for this recognition were Penn State Behrend and Gannon University.
The Erie’s Choice awards are sponsored by Erie Times-News and GoErie.com. However, the thousands of votes each year come from the readers and those in Erie’s community.
Education is not the only category that was voted on as part of the awards. There was also voting on Business, Financial, Entertainment, Health, Home Services, Restaurant, Retail, and Vehicle dealers and services.
Locations in Erie get nominated and then the readers vote on the different categories. Many places are involved and have fun with Erie’s Choice each year.
It can be seen in previous years that Mercyhurst was neither a winner nor a finalist. This was probably due to the fact that only three options are available and those were Gannon, Penn State, and Edinboro University.
This year was a big year for Mercyhurst then, not only being nominated for the first time, but also winning.