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Who We Are
The Mercy Alumni Association, founded in 1923, currently serves more than 9,000 graduates from St. Vincent School of Nursing, Mercy School of Nursing, Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, and Mercy College of Ohio.
Every graduate is considered a member of the Association. Honorary membership may be conferred upon persons who have rendered service to this association or upon any individual whom the association wishes to honor. Such memberships are conferred by a majority vote of the Alumni Board.
What We Do
The association is organized for charitable, educational, and social purposes to support both the College and our alumni. Activities include:
- Fall Mass for alumni and friends,
- Annual meeting and banquet held at Alumni & Friends Weekend in the Fall which honors especially our members of 10, 25, 50 years,
- Scholarships awarded annually to current students of Mercy College; alumni have the opportunity to designate their gift to the Annual Fund for Alumni Scholarships,
- Distinguished Graduate Award presented at the Alumni Banquet. Members may nominate themselves or another alumnus for this award. (See link to the nomination form and listing of awardees to date),
- Mercy News, published electronically several times a year, updates members on the latest news of the Association, its members, and the College.
Alumni may utilize College resources including career services and the library.
Upcoming Alumni Events
Alumni Weekend 2023
SAVE THE DATE: September 23-24. Stay tuned for more information and registration.
Governance of the Association
The Association is governed by a Board and follows the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association.
There are no annual dues for members. However, members are asked to make a contribution through the College’s Annual Fund held in fall each year. Gifts from alumni may be designated by the donor to support the work of the Alumni Association including the awarding of scholarships annually.
Any member of the Association may volunteer or be invited to serve on the Alumni Board. Contact may be made with any Board member or by contacting Hannah Bohn at the contact information below.
Alumni Board 2021–2022
|President||Karen Turpening Dziengelweski||Class of 2013|
|Class of 2006, 2018|
|Secretary||Theresa O'Donnell||Class of 1980|
|Treasurer||Marie Archambeault Masztak||Class of 1964|
|Other Members||Cynthia Heins||Class of 2004|
|Dawn Hathaway||Class of 2009, 2015|
|Katy Bulger Sampson|
Class of 2016, 2018
|Michelle Pollauf||Class of 1991, 2019|
Class of 2019
|Rhea Hernandez||Class of 1989|
Distinguished Graduate Award
To recognize the humanitarian, professional, and philanthropic accomplishments of Mercy Alumni.
Alumni of the Mercy School of Nursing or Mercy College of Ohio who have graduated at least ten (10) years ago and who have demonstrated commitment to the Mercy Values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life, and service are eligible. Alumni may self-nominate or submit a nomination for another Mercy graduate. You may print the PDF nomination form out, fill it out, and return it, or you may just fill out the form below.
|Award Year||Awardee||Year of Graduation|
|1997||Sister Patricia Ann Dalke, RSM||1957|
|1999||Nancy Nusbaum Hammon||1950|
|2000||Kathy Shadle James||1978|
|2002||Claudella Achambeau Jones||1959|
|2005||Carol A. Whittaker||1972|
|2006||Helen Mae Dickman||1939|
|2008||Rosemary Szymanowski Shugar||1984|
|2009||Sister Rita Mary Wasserman, RSM||1952|
|2010||Ruth Rohr Pio||1953|
|2011||Rosemary Daniel Butzer||1960|
|2012||Irene Held Brooks||1962|
|2013||Maria Nowicki, Ph.D||1970|
|2014||Marie Archambeault Masztak||1964|
|2015||Marsha Hailman Brown||1967|
|2016||Rev. Neil Kookoothe||1982|
|2017||Bernadette Knetchel Butler||1958|
|Marilynne R. (Mansfield) Wood, PhD, MSN, RN||1966|
|2019||Kathleen Burkey Welter||1963|
|2021||Kathleen Moriarty Lilly||1981|
The 2023 Distinguished Graduate Award will be presented/recognized during Alumni and Friends Weekend September 23-24.
Mercy College Advocate Award
To acknowledge a person or person(s) who have significantly impacted the growth and development and/or advanced Mercy College of Ohio and its alumni association.
Alumni, faculty, staff, administration, current students, and friends of Mercy College may self-nominate or submit a nomination for another individual. This individual must display commitment to support the efforts at Mercy College of Ohio to benefit the students and the organization.
Questions? Contact Hannah Bohn.
Hannah Bohn , BA : Coordinator of Alumni/Grants
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