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Margaret “Maggie” Guarnieri, Class of ’17, a business administration major with a management specialty, became the fifth of her siblings to graduate from Misericordia University. In her honor, Maggie’s four sisters served as marshals at the university’s 91st commencement ceremony Saturday, May 20. Katie Guarnieri Pirolli, ’07, earned her degree in elementary and secondary education; Beth Guarnieri, ’09, received a degree in communications and is pursuing an MFA in acting at Regent University in Virginia; Marianne Guarnieri, ’11, ’15 who earned a bachelor’s degree in professional studies and master’s in organizational management, is enrolling at Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio, in the fall to study theology and Christian ministry, and Bridget Guarnieri, ’15, an admissions counselor at Misericordia, earned a degree in business administration and is pursuing her MBA. Maggie served as an intern in the Study Abroad office. She completed a study abroad semester in Ireland and participated in a faculty-lead program in Italy. She plans to attend Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland, in the fall to pursue a master’s degree. The sisters are the daughters of Dr. Louis Guarnieri, D.C., and Marie McGarry Guarnieri, of Pittston. The girls’ maternal grandmother, Ann Mitchell McGarry, ’54, died from cancer at the age of 34. Classmates memorialized her on campus by inscribing her name on a bench situated between McHale and Gildea halls. The grandmother’s stories about her love for the college inspired Katie, the eldest of the sisters, to enroll in 2003. Before commencement, from left, are Beth Guarnieri, ’09; Bridget Guarnieri, ’15; Maggie Guarnieri ’17; Marianne Guarnieri, ’11, and Katie Guarnieri, ’07.