Faculty & Staff Newsletter

August 31, 2020

Master Calendar

The Master Calendar on the website is maintained by the Enrollment Division. It is strongly encouraged that all events and activities at the College be identified on this calendar so that everyone is aware of what is happening. This also allows us to make informed decisions regarding scheduling Division/Department events.

In order to have your events added to the calendar, please complete the Master Calendar event form.

It can also be found on the faculty and staff forms page.

Events will not be added to the Master Calendar without the completion of the above form. It is imperative that we have the form so we know who submitted the calendar entry and can track the information.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.



A test of the RAVE emergency alert system is tentatively scheduled for September 9. Instructions to create or adjust settings in RAVE can be found here. Direct any questions to Jeff Metzger.

Mercy Café Menu

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Items Sent to Students via Inside Mercy College

Payments for Fall 2020 semester bill is Friday, September 11

To pay your bill online, log in to your EMPOWERME account.

There are three ways options for payment:

  1. Payment in full by cash, check, electronic check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. The credit card surcharge is waived for the fall semester.
  2. Pending financial aid: Students must submit all of the required forms/documentation needed by the financial aid office.
  3. The Mercy Installment Payment Plan. This plan is by the semester, and payments are divided into four equal installments to be paid throughout the semester. There is a $25.00 application fee for this plan.

Please contact the Office of the Bursar for further information about billing or payment options.

Take action to avoid health insurance charge if you have health insurance

All students who are enrolled in 6 or more credits are automatically enrolled in and charge for the Mercy College Health Insurance plan each fall. Inaction will result in charges remaining on students' bills

If you already have health insurance and wish to waive, please complete the online Health Insurance Waiver form. The Fall 2020 waiver will be available until September 15, 2020. The link to the waiver is directly below your billing detail summary.

Annual coverage is through United HealthCare and the annual premium for undergraduate is $1770.00 per year and the premium for graduate students is $2371.00. If you need specific coverage information, please contact United HealthCare Customer Service at 1-800-505-4160.

Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth (Schreiner) Blake ’89

Elizabeth (Beth Schreiner) Blake received her diploma from Mercy School of Nursing in 1989. She shares, “my Mercy experience set me up for success and led me to where I am today. The classes were small and intense. Within two weeks, I was at the patient bedside providing passionate care. I was taught to treat my patients like family. My education at Mercy instilled in me that I should always seek out more information and never stop learning.”

Beth has been working as a Flight Nurse and Paramedic in Florida for 17 years. She recently completed all five BCEN (Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing) certifications, a feat which only 36 others in the world have currently completed. These certifications include; CEN- Certified Emergency Nurse, CFRN- Certified Flight Registered Nurse, CTRN- Certified Transport Registered Nurse, CPEN- Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse, TCRN- Trauma Certified Registered Nurse.

Beth shares that she always wants to be ready for the next, newest thing. By bettering herself and her knowledge base, she is able to provide better patient care and quality of care. Beth continues to serve her community in new ways. She recently signed up to start a COVID-19 vaccine trial. “I am exposed to patients with COVID-19 while at work. We have transported patients with severe symptoms. This is just another way for me to help.”
Beth’s mother and sister are also graduates of Mercy.

We’re proud of the ambitions and accomplishments of our students and alumni. Each month, current students and/or alumni will be recognized. Tell us your Mercy story. Please email suggested names to or complete a nomination form. Peer-nominations and self-nominations are accepted.

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