Lansdale Resident, Brian Turner, Receives Award at Honors Convocation

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Award recipient Brian Turner and Dr. Denise Wilbur, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Gwynedd-Mercy College

GWYNEDD VALLEY, PA (05/19/2010)(readMedia)-- Brian Turner, of Lansdale, was honored with the Center for Lifelong Learning Outstanding Student Award during Honors Convocation. The award is given by Gwynedd-Mercy College's Alumni Association to honor a graduating adult student who embodies academic excellence.

Turner took on the role of full-time college student in addition to working a full-time and a part-time job, and in addition to his roles as a husband and father of three young children. Turner, along with his wife Tara, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration on May 15.

Based on a 2009 national report from the American Enterprise Institute, Gwynedd-Mercy College ranked fourth in its category for high graduation 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. 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