Faculty & Staff Newsletter

November 16, 2021

What's Happening in Student Affairs

November/December 2021

-Campus Resources - Students, faculty & staff dealing with racial and social injustice events and/or the mental and emotional effects of the COVID pandemic, please contact:
A. Counseling and Wellness - Suzanne Hall at (419) 251-1454 or Also, access the Counseling & Wellness webpage or the Student Success folder on Canvas.
B. Campus Ministry and Pastoral Care
C. Life Matters (Faculty & Staff) - call 877-692-7780 or text “Hello” to 61295. Additional information can be found on the Mercy Health Hub.
-Early Alert Form – If you have a student that is struggling academically, make sure you utilize the Early Alert Form to initiate a collaborative and supportive approach to success. Access the link here.
- Concern and Complaint Form – If you are aware of a student that is struggling outside of the classroom, use the Concern and Complaint Form. Contact Dr. Lisa Sancrant ( or 419-251-1487) OR Kristen Porter ( or 419-251-1339) To access the form, click here.
-Journey to Success Series – Another successful semester for this series, as presented by the Student Success Center (SSC). This series presents workshops for students addressing academic support and professional & personal development. Preparations for another series in the spring semester are on-going. See the SSC module on Canvas or the SSC webpage.
-SOAR – Fall sessions are underway, with the next session delivered on Wednesday, December 8. Contact Kristen Porter ( or 419-251- 1339).
-Re-fueling Stations – The re-fueling stations, during exam week, will be back this year. Check the 5th floor Madison during exam week for a display of “goodies,” ranging from fruit selections to chips.

-Mercy College Food Pantry – The Youngstown location has expanded their food pantry to include additional food items, and also personal hygiene and self-care items. Please access the link to see how you can contribute to the pantry and continue to serve our students in need.
-Halloween Howl – A COVID version was presented, with “goody” bags prepared, by members of Staff Council and Student Affairs, for pick-up and/or delivery at both the Toledo campus and Youngstown location.
-ALEKS – Math placement software, replaced Accuplacer, continues to be utilized this fall semester.
-E2E Advising – Scheduling and note storing & sharing software, replaced Appointment Plus, continues to be used in the Student Success Center.
-Assistant Dean of Student Life – Welcome Mr. Marcus Dawson! Marcus started November 1 as the Assistant Dean of Student Life. He comes to us from Albion College (MI) and has been in Student Affairs and higher education for 16 years.
-Director of Community & Spiritual Engagement Search - The search continues with interviews being conducted by the Assistant Dean of Student Life.

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

Join us for the Auxiliary Christmas Luncheon!

Submitted by Hannah Bohn

The Mercy College Auxiliary invites students and friends of the College to their annual Christmas Luncheon at the Toledo Country Club on December 8th. During the luncheon there will be a performance by Central Catholic High School choir, 50/50, raffle baskets, door prizes, and dinner. All guests are required to wear a mask.

Pre-Registration is required. RSVP online at or by contacting Hannah Bohn at 419-251-8993 /
Admission is $38.00 per person. RSVP's must be received by November 24.

Dinner options:
Chicken Cordon Bleu topped with Lemon Thyme Cream Sauce
Pecan Breaded Cod with Rice Pilaf and Vegetables
Curry Cauliflower with Roasted Vegetables and Hummus

Your Gift to Students is a Prayer Answered

Submitted by Hannah Bohn

Giving tuesday image answered prayer

On Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021 we ask you to help support Mercy College students through a contribution to the Mercy College Student Emergency Fund.

Donations can be made at
Select Apply my donation to: Student Emergency Fund.

If $2,500 is donated on November 30, an anonymous donor will provide a matching gift of $2,500. If $10,000 is donated on November 30, Jacqueline McNally Kruse (Mercy 1991) and Jordan Kruse will provide a matching gift of $10,000!

The Student Emergency Fund is a fund that assists students with unforeseen financial emergencies which would prevent a student from continuing their education at Mercy College. The fund is sustained by contributions from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the College. It is available to degree-seeking and credit-bearing certificate students (online and land-based). The number of students who can be served by the Student Emergency Fund is determined by the availability of funds.

Questions? Contact Hannah Bohn, Coordinator of Alumni/Grants at or 419-251-8993.


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