New at Hurst: Mitchell Marsh

New at Hurst: Mitchell Marsh

RayLynn Chraston, Contributing writer

Mercyhurst University’s very own graduate, Mitchell Marsh, has returned to the Hurst this year as the Annual Giving Coordinator within the Department of Advancement.

Marsh attended Mercyhurst University from fall 2016 until he graduated in May 2020, during the COVID-19 outbreak. Marsh earned two degrees in Marketing and Hospitality Management with a minor in Social Media and Website Management.

While earning his degrees, Marsh was very involved on campus, as the chair of his Senior Class Gift Committee, a Community Engagement Volunteer, a Student Communication team member and an RA.

The fact that Marsh dedicated much of his time toward the Mercyhurst campus and student body did not go unnoticed.

During Marsh’s time as a student at Mercyhurst, he had always known that he would want to come back to campus to work here at some point. However, he did not expect to be back on campus so soon.

“When this position opened up, I was eager to learn more and apply. Having worked in the Department of University Advancement as a work study, and chairing the Senior Class Gift, I knew certain aspects of the position and had an interest in it,” said Marsh.

The Annual Giving Coordinator’s position entails raising funds for the Mercyhurst Annual Fund. These funds are collected “through outreach toward Mercyhurst community members through creative campaigns and initiatives,” said Marsh.

These funds are very important because they impact a lot of the areas of campus life that matter to students. Such areas range from Academics, Arts & Culture, Athletics, the Library and the new Student Scholarship Program benefiting general student scholarship support, first-generation students and students of diversity.

Mercyhurst University has gained an enthusiastic and well-rounded individual to fulfill this position this year, and hopefully for years to come.

“I’m really excited to have this position and be able to connect with our alumni,” said Marsh.