Faculty & Staff Newsletter

April 6, 2021


Sexual Assault Awareness Month
- Campus Resources - students, faculty & staff in dealing with recent racial and social injustice events
A. Counseling and Wellness - contact Suzanne Hall at (419) 251-1454 or In Youngstown, please contact Ann Bair at (330) 480-2874 or . Also, please access the Counseling & Wellness webpage ( or the Student Success folder on Canvas.
B. Campus Ministry and Pastoral Care - contact Annie Devine at (419) 251-1866,, or
C. Life Matters (Faculty & Staff) - call 877-692-7780 or text “Hello” to 61295. Additional information for Life Matters can be found on the Mercy Health Hub.
-Counseling and Wellness Services – recently awarded the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) grant funding, through the Ohio Department of Higher Education, to address mental health care and issues. Funds awarded were $16,569 to be used from March 13, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
-Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and the college will have virtual activities presented tat bring awareness and education. Stay tuned for more information.
-E2E Advising – scheduling and note storing & sharing software, will replace Appointment Plus, training conducted for use in summer or fall semester.
-Student Success & Retention Committee – recently completed revising the college retention plan. The plan will be shared at the March Strategic Planning & Budgeting Committee meeting.
-SOAR – orientation will commence with the Physician Assistant (PA) program orientation on Saturday, March 20. The next undergraduate orientation will be Thursday, April 22.

- Mercy College Food Pantry – Food collection is the week of April 5th – 9th with the Grab n’ Go for students on Friday, April 23rd. Please access the link to see how you can contribute to the pantry and continue to serve our students in need (
-ALEKS – Math placement software, will replace Accuplacer, and training is being conducted for use in fall semester.
- Director of Diversity & Inclusion search – Thank you to all that participated in the interviews for the search. We have made an offer to a candidate and are awaiting a response.
- Early Alert Form – If you have a student that is struggling academically, please make sure you utilize the Early Alert Form to initiate a collaborative and supportive approach to success. To access the form, please access the link here: .
- Concern and Complaint Form – If you are aware of a student that is struggling outside of the classroom, please consider using the Concern and Complaint Form. For more details, please contact Deanna Vatan (419) 251-2133 or OR Dr. Lisa Sancrant (419) 251-1454 or To access and complete the form, click here: .

If you have questions or comments regarding the information presented, or with the Division of Student Affairs, please do not hesitate to contact Marc Adkins, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steven Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

Volunteers Needed: Glass City Marathon

Submitted by Lori Edgeworth

The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon will be run in person this year on Sunday, April 25, 2021. The Marathon will look different this year with all the Covid precautions they are taking however there still will be water stops for the runners throughout the Marathon. Mercy College has agreed to handle the Water stop at Mile Marker 9 and 21 of the Race in Wildwood Park. It is the stop that we have done the past couple of years!

I am in need of approximately 10 volunteers to assist with the water stop! We will not be pouring water into cups. We will be placing unopened water bottles on tables for the runners to grab. So it will be a contactless activity! We will be making sure the table is stocked for them and cheering them on!

The time will be approximately 7:30 a.m. until noon on Sunday, April 25.

If you are able to volunteer and assist – Please email Please feel free to bring your family members to volunteer as well!

I will then coordinate the volunteers and be in touch with more details.

Please let me know if you are available by Friday, April 9 so I can get everything set up!

Thanks so much!


Here For Good Shirts

Submitted by Denise Hudgin

Mercy College is participating in the 2021 "Here For Good" campaign. Show your Mercy College pride with Mercy College Established 1918 shirt. $10 from each shirt purchased will go toward scholarship and emergency fund support for students. Hurry and order one today as the campaign ends on April 14. All orders will be produced and shipped after the campaign ends. Click here for more information or to order your Mercy College Established 1918 shirt.

Mercy College Food Drive April 5- 9, 2021 - Toledo Campus

Submitted by Kristen Porter

Food pantry drive april 2021

Help us re-stock the Mercy College Food Pantry! Here are the items that we are especially in need of:

  • Oatmeal
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Granola bars
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned soup
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cheerios
  • Rice

If you are working on campus, you may drop items off in the collection bin at the welcome desk on the 6th floor of the Jefferson building.

If you are working remotely, you may drop them off curbside between Noon-1:00 p.m. on April 6, 7, or 8th.

If you have questions or need to arrange another time to drop off items, please contact

Thank you for supporting the Mercy College Food Pantry!

Spring Mercy College Cookbook

Submitted by Melanie Vincent

Staff Council is excited to be compiling a digital Spring 2021 Mercy College Cookbook! To make this possible we need YOUR favorite spring/BBQ recipes. The link below will take you to the form to submit your recipe (up to 2 per person.) The deadline to submit recipes is Wednesday, April 21. For each recipe submission you will be entered into a raffle for a gift card to your favorite, local restaurant! Once compiled, the cookbooks will be emailed out for you to download and enjoy in mid-May.

Questions? Please email Melanie Vincent at

Submit Your Recipe


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