Senior Week goes well for all

Megan O’Polka photo: (Clockwise starting left) Seniors Marisa Jacobson, Rachel Hammond, Eric Pelosi, Kellie Wendell, and Stephanie Molnar at the 100 Days Party at the Cornerstone.Salina Bowe photo: (Clockwise starting left) Seniors Marisa Jacobson, Rachel Hammond, Eric Pelosi, Kellie Wendell, and Stephanie Molnar at the 100 Days Party at the Cornerstone.

Every student looks forward to graduating college after years of hard work. The Senior Gift Committee and the Alumni Office put together a successful senior week.

Senior Week falls on the same week as the one-hundredth day before graduation. All events were organized by senior Chelsea Ulrich with help from the alumni office.

Senior Week kicked off on Monday, Feb. 3, in the Student Union. There, seniors could buy their official Senior Week t-shirts that got them into the Cornerstone for the Friday night event.

Tuesday night’s event was glow bowling at Eastland Lanes.

On Wednesday, the Senior Gift Committee hosted a wing night in the student union. Students paid $2 for eight wings. Ulrich said “we crowned The Fiddle Inn in Harborcreek, with the ‘Best Chicken Wing in Erie.’”

The Annual Senior Date Auction was on Thursday in Taylor Little Theatre. This event alone raised over $1,300 for the senior gift.

The Senior Gift Committee would like to thank the local businesses that made the senior date auction possible with their gracious donations. They would also like to thank all those who attended and participated in the event.

The Senior Date Auction went very well and was a successful event. To bring extra attention to the event, it was rumored that those who won SAC Chair Victoria Lewis and MSG Events Coordinator Mark Ennis would be the first two students to know the 2014 Spring Fest artist.

On Friday night, the official mark of the remaining 100 days for seniors, a pizza party was held in Egan to start off the special night. The dinner was free to seniors and allowed them to relax and eat before traveling to the Cornerstone.

At the Cornerstone, the basement was reserved for Mercyhurst seniors. There were “senior specials” for all of those in attendance wearing the official senior week shirt including the “senior citizen” drink and the “mean green” shot.

Each event had at least 75 people and all ran smoothly. The week raised over $2,500 and the senior gift committee raised it.

The goal for the senior gift is $5,000. This money will go towards a designated student section at Tullio Field and renovations and technological improvements to the large study room on the third floor of Hammermill Library.

Ideally, the Senior Gift Committee would like 56 percent of all donations to come from the senior class. This can be made possible by students donating $50, $75 or $100.

Those who donate $50 will get their name on a recognition plaque located on Tullio Field and in the library. Those who donate $75 or $100 will have their name displayed more prominently.

Ulrich and the Senior Gift Committee would like to thank everybody who made this week possible and extend their gratification for all the support.

Ulrich’s favorite event from senior week was the 100 Days Until Graduation party at the Cornerstone.

“It was one big celebration of being a senior and everyone was so happy to be there! It was great to have everyone together under one roof and to see people you haven’t in a while. I think everyone made it onto the dance floor at some point in the night,” she said.

Senior week has received positive feedback and was very successful.

Those interested in donating should contact Ulrich at