VILLANOVA, Pa. – The Villanova University Alumni Association (VUAA) has announced the selection of Eric Quisenberry ’98 VSB, ’08 MBA, as the recipient of its 2019 Loyalty Award. The oldest honor conferred by the University, the Loyalty Award was instituted in 1932 and is presented annually to alumni who have rendered distinguished service to the University. Recipients for the Loyalty Award are selected by a vote of previous award winners. Quisenberry will receive the award at an October 26 ceremony during Villanova’s Homecoming Weekend.
“It is our honor to present Eric with the 2019 Loyalty Award,” said George Kolb, Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations. “Eric is a true Villanovan in every sense and his lifetime of commitment to and passion for our University makes him extremely deserving of this award. We could not be happier for Eric as we celebrate his contributions to Villanova in the presence of his family, friends and many of our past recipients.”
Quisenberry currently works in Real Estate at Dunne Manning based in Allentown, Pa. He previously worked in finance and operations roles for roundCorner, Inc. and prior to that, Quisenberry worked for Lehigh Gas Corporation. He began his career in auditing at Ernst & Young, before coming back to his alma mater, where he spent nearly eight years in the offices of Alumni Relations and University Advancement at the University.
Born in Peoria, Ill., Quisenberry grew up in Stoughton, Wis., before attending Villanova University—where he was actively involved throughout the campus community. Quisenberry served in student government as a Villanova School of Business (VSB) Senator during his junior year, before being elected Villanova’s Student Government Association President as a senior. He was also a member of the Villanova Ambassadors and Campus Ministry and participated in the University’s intramural program. Quisenberry graduated from Villanova in 1998 with a degree in Accountancy from VSB. He would go on to receive his MBA from VSB in 2008.
“Aside from my parents and grandparents who enabled me to to attend Villanova, the University has provided me the foundation for nearly everything that I have in my life,” said Quisenberry. “First and foremost, it’s where I met my wife. I also made many other life-long friendships and connections that have guided and focused me over the last 20 plus years. Moreover, all the incredible opportunities I have had to this point—personally, professionally and spiritually—have come about because of my connections to Villanova. As such, I feel incredibly indebted to the University and I try to be as loyal to and supportive of Villanova University as possible—because it has meant so much to me and my family to have Villanova as a part of our lives.”
Since his graduation, Quisenberry has remained a staunch supporter of the University and Villanova’s athletics programs. He was a member of the Regional New York Campaign Committee for the University’s most recent capital campaign, “For the Greater Great: Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change.” Quisenberry also serves as a board member for the Villanova University Financial Club and is a member of the Villanova University Club of Greater Philadelphia and the University’s President’s Club. In addition to his commitment to Villanova, Quisenberry is also involved with the Augustinian Development Council. Additionally, he serves as golf chairman at Llanerch Country Club.
Quisenberry resides in Bryn Mawr, Pa., with his wife, Chrissy, CLAS ’98, ’02, and their three children: Maeve 9, Thomas 6, Margaret 4.
About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit www.villanova.edu.