Faculty & Staff Newsletter

August 31, 2021

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

Five Reasons to Attend Alumni & Friends Weekend Sept 25-26

Submitted by Hannah Bohn

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  1. Catch up with Mercy Friends and Make New Ones
  2. Celebrate your Journey Through Healthcare at the Mercy Mile Walk
  3. Indulge in Great Food at the Reunion & Banquet
  4. Rejoice in our Catholic Heritage at Mass and Brunch
  5. Explore Campus with Optional Tours

    There are many reasons to celebrate Alumni and Friends Weekend! Learn more about the fun events planned at

    Those who are unable to join us in person can still join in on the fun and order an Alumni and Friends Weekend shirt or purchase 50/50 tickets (proceeds go to the Alumni Association to fund student scholarships)!

Spring 2021 Cook Book

Submitted by Hannah Bohn

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Staff Council developed the Spring 2021 Cook Book containing 27 recipes. Check it out!

Blessing for Mercy College Physician Assistant Students' Stethoscopes

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Mercy College of Ohio’s inaugural class of Physician Assistant (PA) students participated in a Blessing of Stethoscopes ceremony on Friday, August 27, 2021. The ceremony was part of the students' welcome to the program and to the campus. The ceremony provided a blessing for the students and the patients they will serve.

This first stethoscope serves as a milestone in the professional life of every PA student and the journey that they are beginning. The stethoscope is symbolic and of the call to body, mind, and spirit healing and of the bond between the patient and clinician.

Physician Assistants are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider.

Dawn LaBarbera, PhD, PA-C, Mercy College of Ohio’s Founding Director of the Physician Assistant Studies graduate program says, “There are great needs in many areas of medicine including mental health, geriatrics, and primary care. PAs have an important role to help fill in the gaps.”

The new program is 118 credit hours and offered at Mercy College in Toledo with preceptored clinical experiences at Mercy Health and healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The seven-semester program prepares students to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination.

The Physician Assistant students and faculty and staff are pictured above.

Mercy College has New Online Mental Health Resource

Submitted by Suzanne Hall

Mercy College has added a new online resource for mental health support called StudentLife. StudentLife offers 6 free virtual mental health counseling sessions (regardless of location), as well as texting and phone assistance. The site also includes information on various topics including family/school/work/life balance, financial concerns, substance abuse, parenting concerns, as well regular webinars on these and other topics. StudentLife is free to use for students. faculty and staff. Visit and enter password BLUEHEALERS1 (students) or BLUEHEALERS2 (faculty/staff) to access this new resource. For any questions, please contact Suzanne Hall at

Question. Persuade. Refer. Suicide Prevention Training

Submitted by Suzanne Hall

Mercy College is providing Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) virtual suicide prevention training to all faculty, staff and students. Anyone who has already completed the training but would like a refresher is welcome to attend. QPR trains participants how to:

  • recognize the warning signs of suicide.
  • know how to offer hope.
  • know how to get help and save a life.

Monday, September 13, 11 a.m. - Noon (in person at Toledo campus), Rm J3409
Wednesday, September 15, 7-8 p.m. (virtual, open to all)

Register here by September 12.

Any student who attends one of the sessions and completes the online evaluation afterward will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card.

For questions, contact Suzanne Hall at

New Scheduling Platform for the Student Success Center: Achieve

Submitted by Lisa Sancrant


The Student Success Center is excited to announce a new scheduling platform for booking Academic Advising, Tutoring, Career Services, and Academic Success Plan appointments. The new scheduling platform, Achieve, will replace Appointment Plus and will allow students to use their Mercy College email and password to access and book appointments. Achieve can be accessed from anywhere, anytime, on any device.

Achieve may be accessed through the following link:

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Student Success Center (419) 251-8955 or


Send a message to Dr. Wajert using this link.

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