Faculty & Staff Newsletter

March 9, 2020

Happy Spring Break to all of you. I hope that it is a restful week for each of you!

I wanted to provide a couple of updates from the Enrollment Division!

As you may be aware, we have a new position at the College, Coordinator of Alumni Relations/Grants. After an interview process that included members of the Mercy College Alumni Board and Auxiliary, an offer has been made and accepted. Please join me in welcoming Hannah Bohn to this new role!! As you know Hannah has served as an Admission Officer for the past two years and will be transitioning to the Alumni role. Her office will be located in the Administrative suite. Hannah will begin her new role on Monday, March 30, 2020. In the meantime she will be wrapping up her work in the Admissions Office. Amy Mergen will begin the process to replace Hannah in the Admission Office.

We have received the preliminary default rate for 2017 from the Department of Education. It is 4%. This is outstanding and another great reason to select Mercy College. Our students receive jobs which in turn allows them to be able to repay the loans that paid for their education. Once the rate is finalized, more detail will be shared with the College. For 2016 Mercy College's default rate was 5.6% compared to 10.1% Nationally, 11% for Ohio, 6.6% for Private Institutions, and 6.3% for 4 year Private Institutions.

The Strategic Enrollment Committee continues to work on the Strategic Enrollment Plan for the College and has set a target date for the plan to be in final draft form by April 30, 2020.

The Strategic Planning and Budgeting Council has begun the yearly review of our Strategic Plan. Two retreats are being held to complete this review, one in February, and one in March. Once we have the plan updated, it will be shared with the College community for review and comment. The plan will be presented to the Board of Trustees at their June 2020 meeting for final approval.

If you have questions or would like to know more about what is happening in Enrollment, please do not hesitate to contact me or any other Enrollment team. We are happy to answer your questions.

Have a wonderful spring break week!


Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

Last Week to Submit Textbook Adoption Forms

Submitted by Beverly Miller

Dear Faculty,

This is the last week to get your Summer and Fall 2020 semesters’ textbook adoptions submitted before the HEOA Textbook Provision compliance-monitoring deadline which is FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020.

A faculty textbook adoption form must be submitted for every course by this deadline. If you plan to forgo any textbooks for a course, you must complete the form and indicate that no textbook is required by clicking the “Submit with No Books Required” button.

The link to the adoption form is included below.

Username is: mercyoh

Password is: mercyoh

Please contact our Matthews Books representative, Ashley White at with any textbook questions and concerns and your division’s Administrative Specialist for assistance.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we comply with the HEOA.

Academic Affairs

Mercy College Water Stop for the Glass City Marathon

Submitted by Lori Edgeworth

Attention Faculty, Staff and Students! Mark your calendar now to volunteer at the Mercy College of Ohio Water Stop for the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, Sunday, April 26, 2020, from 7:30 a.m. to approximately Noon. The Water Stop is located in Wildwood Park and is at mile marker 9 and 21 for the Marathon. This water stop receives the marathoners twice during the race. Volunteers will cheer on the runners and provide them with water, Gatorade, and other supplies during the race. It is a fun volunteer opportunity! Information to sign up will be coming in the next newsletter! So please watch for it so you can sign up for a shift, receive a volunteer t-shirt and be part of an exciting volunteer opportunity!


Submitted by Mary Bergs

THANK YOU to everyone who in anyway encouraged a student to respond to the Noel-Levitz survey.

We had a FIFTY-ONE PERCENT (51%) response rate. The standard for schools is 20%!

The data will be available to the College in about a month. College Strengths and Challenges will be available by the April College Assembly. More detailed analysis will be done late Spring and early Summer.

Admissions Recruiting Events

Submitted by Hannah Bohn

The Admission Department is busy in March with Spring recruitment! Please see what our Team is up to!

Wednesday, March 4:
Cardinal Stritch High School Junior Parent Night - Hannah

Monday, March 9:
Greater Hancock County College Night at Owens Findlay - Andrea

Tuesday, March 10:
Toledo Area West College Night at University of Toledo - Hannah

Wednesday, March 11:
Northwest State Community College's College Fair - Andrea
Seneca County Higher Education Day at Heidelberg University - Hannah
College and Career Preview Night at Owens Perrysburg - Hannah
Job & Family Services Career Fair at Wood County Fairgrounds - Gina

Thursday, March 12:
St. Charles Visit - Gina
MACAC (Michigan Association for College Admission Counselors) Annual Conference - Hannah & Andrea

Friday, March 13:
MACAC (Michigan Association for College Admission Counselors) Annual Conference - Hannah & Andrea

Friday, March 20:
Four County Fire/EMS Visit to Campus - Hannah
Penta Career Center Visit to Campus - Hannah

Tuesday, March 24:
Allen County College Fair - Hannah
Owens Community College Spring Transfer Fair - Andrea

Wednesday, March 25:
St Vincent Visit - Gina

Friday, March 27:
Clay High School Visit to Campus - Hannah

Tuesday, March 31:
Toledo Public Schools Visit to Campus - Hannah

Thank you to the faculty who support these visits to campus!

Items Sent to Students via Inside Mercy College

Mercy Café Menu - see above
Mercy College Water Stop for the Glass City Marathon - see above

Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley Scholarships
submitted by Julie Leslie

Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley is looking for applicants from nursing students and nurses seeking to advance their educations during the 2020-2021 academic year. To be eligible, students must be enrolled at Mercy College of Ohio–St. Elizabeth Campus or be a Mercy Health employee working in the Youngstown region.

Also accepted are children or spouses of a Mercy Health employee working in the Youngstown region who is enrolled in any accredited nursing program.

Applicants must be pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing.

Applications are available by calling 330-729-1180.

Completed application packages are due March 30.

Survey gift cards and THANK YOU!!!
submitted by Mary Bergs
THANK YOU all who responded to the recent survey. The response rate was much higher than at most schools and will provide valuable data for future College and program decisions. The data will be available to the College in about a month.

If you responded to the survey, check your Mercy College email for a gift card or more information about when to expect it. This is written before gift cards were sent, but the plan was to send them on or before March 6.
Next week's newsletter will have an update about the status of gift cards.


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