Erie Couple’s Gift to Benefit Liberal Arts at Gannon

Posted: February 27, 2017

Attorney Al and Josie (Subotnik) Lubiejewski have established an endowed scholarship for students studying the liberal arts at Gannon University.

Al Lubiejewski graduated from Cathedral Preparatory School in 1962 and earned his undergraduate degree in English from Gannon in 1966. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Catholic University, Washington D.C., in 1969. Josie Lubiejewski graduated from St. Benedict Academy in 1971 and was awarded her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1975 and earned her MBA from Gannon in 1997.

In establishing the endowed scholarship Lubiejewski said, "At Gannon, we both learned critical thinking, the art of communication, responsibility and self-reliance, which greatly benefitted each of us in our law-related fields. The important lesson that we learned was that education is much more than just a preparation for a job, it's a preparation for life."

Al Lubiejewski is a local attorney who has been a volunteer host of jazz and blues music programs on WQLN-FM since 1982. Josie is the Pennsylvania division president of the Ohio Bar Title Insurance Company, a First American Company.

The Attorney Al and Josie Lubiejewski Endowed Scholarship in Humanities is among the 246 endowed scholarships at Gannon providing more than $1.3 million in scholarship support annually to 413 deserving students from diverse locations, backgrounds and financial circumstances. Ninety-four percent of undergraduate students at Gannon University received financial aid in the 2014-15 academic year.

Endowed gifts to Gannon can also help fund faculty professional development, student and faculty research, speaker series, study-abroad programs, mission trips, academic departments, athletics or the library. More than 91 percent of undergraduate students received some type of Gannon grant or scholarship. Endowed gifts to Gannon can also help fund faculty positions, professorships, chairmanships, faculty excellence and study abroad programs at the University.

For more information on the scholarship contact Tony Fulgenzio, executive director of philanthropy and communications at Gannon University, at 814-871-7786.