Jacob Griffin wins first Laker of the Month

Contributed photo: Griffin was nominated as Laker of the Month.Contributed photo: Griffin was nominated as Laker of the Month.

The very first Laker of the Month is none other than junior Jacob Griffin, a forensic anthropology major from Danville, Iowa.

Griffin broke an 8K school record with the men’s cross country team and earned All-Conference honors during the past month of October.

He also won the Robert Wesleyan Invitational. Griffin is the school’s first male All-Conference PSAC winner and organized this year’s Homecoming 5K.

In addition to his athletic achievements, Griffin is also an exceptional student by maintaining a consistently high GPA in all of his classes.

Griffin is very involved on campus. He is the vice-president of both the Ambassador Club and the Student Alumni Association. Griffin directly oversees the Ambassador Pledge process and brought in a record number of 100 Ambassador Pledges this year alone. The Ambassador Club is currently the largest RSCO on campus.

“I am extremely thankful for being nominated for Laker of the Month,” said Griffin. “I believe that being recognized by faculty and staff for hard work is better than any grade or award.”

When asked about what Griffin thinks about the new Laker of the Month award he said, “I find it really great and exciting that Mercyhurst students are being recognized for all of their hard work and dedication.

“College is about more than just going to class and getting an education. It’s important to get involved and give back to your school. Some of the best memories are those you make being involved with clubs and organizations.”

Griffin is known to be an absolute pleasure to work with and is liked by his peers, professors, teammates and his colleagues.

Congratulations, Jacob, and keep up the good work.