Gwynedd-Mercy College Appoints Linda Ann Galante of Philadelphia to Board of Trustees

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GWYNEDD VALLEY, PA (08/26/2010)(readMedia)-- Gwynedd-Mercy College appointed Linda Ann Galante, of Philadelphia, Pa., to its Board of Trustees. Currently, Galante is an attorney and partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP. She is also the co-chair of the Banking & Financial Services Practice Group.

Galante has been recognized for her many leadership roles in the community, serving on boards for many Philadelphia organizations. She served as a board member and chair of the board of directors for Drueding Center/Project Rainbow, board member for Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute, and a board member and member of the executive committee for St. Joseph's Preparatory School, among others.

Galante has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® consecutively since 2004 and was included in the 2010 edition of The Best Layers in America. Also in 2010, she received the Margaret Beirn Barger distinguished alumna award from Gwynedd Mercy Academy.

Galante is a summa cum laude graduate of Temple University and received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

Galante was welcomed to Gwynedd-Mercy College's Board of Trustees along with two other new members, Sister Mary Ann Dillon, RSM, PhD, of Cresson, Pa., and Sister Virginia Hasson, RSM, PhD, of Philadelphia, Pa.

In U.S.News & World Report's 2011 edition of "Best Colleges," Gwynedd-Mercy College ranked in the first tier of its category, which is largely attributed to its high graduation and retention rates. The college prepares students to become top professionals in the fields of allied health professions, arts and sciences, business, education and nursing. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1948, Gwynedd-Mercy College is a coeducational institution offering more than 40 associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs on a full- and part-time basis. Main campus is situated on Sumneytown Pike between routes 309 and 202 in Gwynedd Valley, Montgomery County. The college also offers degree programs for working adults through its Center for Lifelong Learning campuses in Plymouth Meeting and Philadelphia. Learn more at