Mercyhurst Fall Magazine showcases new president, variety of alumni stories

Samantha Weber, Managing editor

The Mercyhurst Fall Magazine for 2021 is now available for reading. The thirty-six-page magazine covers a wide variety of topics. The cover of this feature is the thirteenth President of Mercyhurst University, Kathleen Getz, Ph.D. President Getz has a whole section dedicated to her prior experience before Mercyhurst and has a column with some of her favorites, so people can get to know her better on a more personal level.

The biggest stories in the magazine are the ones about President Getz, welcoming newcomers to Mercyhurst University, the non-traditional graduation in the past spring, preparation for the Centennial celebration and alumni class notes.

When deciding what stories go into the bi-annual magazine, Director of Marketing in the Department of Marketing & Brand Management, Sean Cuneo, tries to use stories that best reflect Mercyhurst. “The news items often reflect the latest happenings on campus – new facilities, new faces, re-cent activities and achievements — and the alumni profiles are opportunities to showcase the wonderful things our recent and not-so-recent graduates are doing out in the world,” Cuneo said.

The Office of Marketing and Public Relations oversees the publication of Mercyhurst Magazine each year. The magazine editors were Deborah W. Morton and Cuneo. Leena M. Clint was in charge of the graphic design and layout of the publication. The contributing writers were Kristian Biega, Bran-don Boyd, Craig Butler, Susan Hurley Corbran and Morton.

The creation of the magazine is a team effort – something that Cu-neo values about the process.“As a former newspaperman, I appreciate the teamwork required to produce a quality print prod-uct, from writers and editors to photographers, designers, and printers,” Cuneo said. “Seeing the magazine on press is always a thrill for me.”Cuneo stated that the most important reason for the magazine is to keep Mercyhurst involved with the community. “Keeping alumni in touch with Mercyhurst is certainly an import-ant purpose of the magazine, as is helping the university maintain a high profile in the community,” Cuneo said. “We have a lot going on at Mercyhurst, our alumni are doing impressive things and it be-hooves Mercyhurst to share that news with the world.”

The back cover of the magazine mentions the upcoming Homecoming Weekend, which will take place Sept. 24-26 – another major way that alumni can stay involved at Mercyhurst. Alumni have access to a wide variety of activities during homecoming weekend, most are free and require no registration ahead of time, but there are some that cost money or registration, so be sure to check out to see all the options for the weekend.

If you are an alum of Mercy-hurst and you have not been receiving the bi-monthly Alumni eNewsletter, update your email address at this website: If you are interested to learn more about getting involved as an alum, contact the alumni association or Director Lindsay Frank at Be sure to check out the Mercyhurst Magazine on the Mercyhurst website today!