Seen and Heard On Campus


In fall 1969 Merrimack College students appeared on NBC's "General Electric College Bowl"ArtifactsIn fall 1969, four of Merrimack’s brightest bulbs electrified campus with their appearance on the penultimate season of NBC’s “GENERAL ELECTRIC COLLEGE BOWL.” Under the charge of English Professor Catherine A. Murphy, the team of David DeFillippo, Gerald Murphy, Joan Warchol and Michael Rossi lit up the scoreboard en route to four consecutive victories, over Pacific Lutheran, Cal State Fullerton, St. Mary of the Woods and Saint Lawrence University, before losing their fifth and final match, to the University of Arkansas. But all was not lost. The electric connection among teammates endured beyond the show when Rossi popped the question to Warchol. She apparently gave the right answer, and the couple have been on the marriage circuit ever since.