Laker Legends Scholarship Gala

The 2018 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala was held on February 3!

It’s our biggest party of the year!  This mid-winter Beach Bash featured the music of Key West Express.

Enjoy our photo album from the evening.

View our list of the fantastic live and silent auction items offered this year! We also offered a basket auction and scholarship auction.  All proceeds provide scholarships and financial aid to deserving students.  Thank you to the many people who donated these prizes. Money raised at the “scholarship auction” provides scholarships and financial aid to deserving students.

Contact Karen Groshek at 814.824.2161 if you would like to be a sponsor for next year’s gala!

2018 Honorees

Our 2018 Laker Legends honorees included (l to r): Ken Regenor ’81 (Alumni President’s Award), Joseph Boesch, DDS ’78 (Distinguished Alumni Award for Career), Sr. Joan McCabe, RSM ‘’51 (Distinguished Alumni Award for Service), Attys. Russell Warner and Jay Alberstadt representing MacDonald Illig Jones and Britton receiving the Philanthropy Award. Missing from photo is Bill Bengel, who received the Sports Award.

Congratulations to our 2018 Laker Legends

Distinguished Alumni Award for Career
Joseph Boesch, DDS ‘78

Distinguished Alumni Award for Service
Sr. Joan McCabe, RSM ‘51

Alumni President’s Award
Ken Regenor ‘81

Laker Legends Sports Award
Bill Bengel

Laker Legend Philanthropy Award
MacDonald Illig Jones and Britton, LLP

Read more about the 2018 honorees.

Read more about the 2017 honorees.
Read more about the 2016 honorees.

2018 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors:

Jet 24, Fox 66, Nash FM 97.9, 104.3 The Vibe, Z102.3
CBS Sports Radio Lamar Advertising
President’s Circle
PNC Bank Jim & Mary Ann Baldauf
Laker Legacy:
Jim & Kathy Dammeyer Sisters of Mercy Community of New York Pennsylvania West
Green & White
Rev. Michael Allison Highmark
Martha Wurst Hilbert ‘55 Kim Kelly Hill ‘76
Kunco Landscape, Inc. Mercyhurst University
Metz Culinary Management Joe & Julia De Marco Persinger ‘70
Pennsylvania International Academy  
Endless Summer
Forte Marketing Marilyn Agresti Renkes ‘59
Atty. Jay and Ruth Alberstadt Drs. William and Stephanie Baumgratz
Dr. Hershey and Marianne Bell Carl and Nicole Brugger
Dr. Hobart Carr and Nadiya Coughenour Ed and Patty Curtin
Joe and Lisa Dobrich Steve and Karen Groshek
Bill and Sheila Dwyer Grove ’75 Kirk Kneidinger ‘87
Jessica Horan-Kunco ’89 and Ronald Kunco Jr. Dr. Michael and Cheryl Mogavero
Atty. Gery and Lisa Nietupski Chuck and Janet Peters
Jon ‘86 and Susan Niland Reddinger ‘89 Chris and Mary Ellen Sorce
Atty. and Mrs. Norman “Buddy” Stark Jeff and Joy Stempora
Dave and Kelly Stolar Dr. Karen Tyler
Nels and Karen White Dan and Sue Zimmerman

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