2015

Distinguished Alumni

Daryl Georger, Class of 1977

Since his graduation in 1977, Dr. Daryl Georger continually realizes the strong foundation he developed in academics, athletics, and sportsmanship learned from his mentors, teachers, and coaches at Hamburg High School While at Hamburg High, Georger earned varsity letters in football and wrestling. After graduating he attended Cornell University where he continued to participate in varsity football and wrestling during his undergraduate years. He holds a BS from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell, an MS from the Isenberg School of Business at the University of Massachusetts, and a doctorate from Duquesne University. He is a quality assurance engineer with much of his coursework from Penn State University Over the past six years, Georger has focused much of his research on the development of adjunct faculty and quality assurance. 

For over 33 years, Georger has been a full-time faculty member/Chairman of the Statler Department of Hospitality Management and the Assistant Dean of the Walker School of Business at Mercyhurst University. In addition to his academic career, he is the owner/president of HRI USA Supply in Erie, Pennsylvania. HRI USA Supply is a company comprised of four divisions including HRI Foodservice Engineering and Design, Chef General Online Sales, HRI USA Commercial Equipment Service, and HRI USA Foodservice Small Wares and Equipment Supply Store. Georger has consulted on over 100 hospitality industry projects during the past 33 years. He is/has been a member of many hospitality industry associations as well as community associations and boards, among them the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Mercyhurst Preparatory School Board of Trustees. Georger is a PIAA swimming official and a past level three national USA swimming official. Georger thanks his entire family for their support over his lifetime.