On Sunday, Oct. 27, the Senior Class Gift Committee, along with the Hospitality Management Association and Professional Convention Management Association, held a “Sunday Scaries” pancake brunch to raise money for both organizations.
Held in the Center for Academic Engagement in the 24 hour lounge and Café Diem, committee members and Hos-pitality Management majors worked together to put on a Spooktacular event.
A portion of the funds raised through tickets sales benefited this year’s senior class gift scholarship, the Mike Folga Legacy Scholarship, honoring the formidable legacy of late Men’s ice hockey equipment manager Mike Folga.
The scholarship is intended to benefit a Mercyhurst student who encounters a setback that could jeopardize their education plans, such as illness, an accident or financial problems.
Throughout the school year, the Senior Class Gift Committee will be hosting multiple events to help raise money for the scholarship.
“We’re excited to partner with the HMA/PCMA club to increase student turnout for this event,” said Senior Class Gift Committee Chair Mitchell Marsh.
Tickets were $5 if bought ahead of time and $7 at the door. The breakfast included unlimited pancakes and sausage. The HMA/PCMA club will use the money raised to fund their trip to the senior convention in California.
Over 50 students participated and raised over $300.
“It was so awesome to see the support of all the students who came out that morning and knew their money was going to a good cause,” said Victoria Noker, senior Hospitality Management major who helped with the event.
To stay up to date on Senior Class Gift events, seniors are encouraged to attend committee meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Zurn 114 and follow them on instagram @HurstClassGift.