Faculty & Staff Newsletter

August 24, 2021

Week of Welcome

Submitted by Shelly Clark

The Week of Welcome is almost upon us! It is the week of August 30 to welcome our students, in-person!

We will have the information table set up in the Jefferson Lobby (First floor) Monday, August 30, Tuesday, August 31, Wednesday, September 1 and Thursday, September 2. If you or your department has college-related information you would like to have available, please make copies and drop them off to Shelly Clark at the Testing Center, Madison Bldg. 5th floor on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or Angie Woodel, Student Affairs, Madison Bldg. 1st floor, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. The deadline to drop off your information will be Thursday, August 26.

Please sign up for the information table for the Week of Welcome:

  • Please sign-up on the Signup Genius link: Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up for two volunteers per shift. I will have the table located on the first floor Jefferson Lobby, prepped every morning. So, if you are on the first shift of the day, I will meet you at the table to review information/details.

Items available at the table will include:

  • A class schedule (listed by day of the week) – hopefully this will help with troubleshooting for students who may need assistance with details for their class location.
  • A tally sheet – if you would help me track how many student interactions you have while staffing the table, that would be great!
  • Snacks – I’ll have a variety of snacks throughout the week. Ideally, they would only be distributed to our students. But, I know that is far easier said than done. Please do what you can to minimize distribution to those who are not our students.
  • College-related information (brochures, flyers, etc.)
  • A representative from IT will be present for much of the time the table is “open.” The staff will be available to help troubleshoot email issues for the students.

If at all possible, please plan on arriving a few minutes prior to the start of your shift. This allows time to transition – and for those you are relieving to pass along updates/information that will be helpful for you to have during your shift.

Thanks again for the help – we couldn’t do this without you! The sight of smiling, familiar faces means a great deal to our students.

Have a great start to your semester!

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

2021 Distinguished Graduates

Submitted by Hannah Bohn

The 2021 Distinguished Graduate Award will be presented to Kathleen Moriarty Lilly '81 and Carol Annesser '80 at the Alumni Reunion/Banquet during Alumni and Friends Weekend on September 25.

Kathleen (Kathy) Moriarty Lilly is a 1981 graduate of Mercy School of Nursing. Today, Kathy serves as the Executive Vice President for Organ Procurement Operations at LifeLink Foundation, which involves operational oversight for LifeLink of Georgia, Florida, and Puerto Rico. When asked about one of the most memorable moments in her career, Kathy shares that it became a very small world when she learned that one of her Mercy classmates needed a heart transplant. “It was a daunting responsibility as the transplant coordinator serving the center where (my classmate) waited to assure the lifesaving gift was obtained in time.” Fortunately, Kathy was able to assist her classmate with receiving the life-saving transplant, and her classmate then went on to resume a very productive life as a parent, spouse, and active nurse.

Carol Annesser is a 1980 graduate of Mercy School of Nursing. Today, Carols serves at The Neighborhood Free Health Clinic in North Toledo. At the Clinic, Carol continues to serve the Mercy College community by overseeing nursing students who receive clinical hours there. Carol's nominator writes, "Carol was a mentor to me and an excellent nurse. She served many roles within the old Mercy Hospital with her final role as a nursing supervisor. She was well respected, very professional, and served as a resource to all of us. After Mercy School of Nursing closed, Carol continued on with her education and taught our young as a professor for the Mercy College BSN program. The needs were many, patients and staff calling for help and advice. She never complained."

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Volunteers Needed for German American Festival

Submitted by Hannah Bohn


The Alumni Association is in need of volunteers for the German American Festival (GAF)! Dates/times of volunteer slots are below.

  • Friday, August 28 from 4-8 p.m.
  • Friday, August 28 from 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 30 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 30 from 3 p.m.-8 p.m.

Thank you to the faculty/staff who have already signed up to volunteer at the German American Festival (GAF) this year. Due to our team's commitment, the GAF is reaching out to our group to seek additional volunteers to assist with another wristband station (above).
Volunteer events like the GAF raise funds for the Alumni Association and allow them to provide scholarships to Mercy College students each year! For more information on volunteering, contact Hannah Bohn at


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