Faculty & Staff Newsletter

October 20, 2020

What's Happening in Student Affairs October 2020

With the election of our countries leader upon us, let’s take some time to reflect and remember the values of Mercy College, as best described through the words of Pope Francis: “May we make God’s merciful love ever more evident in our world through dialogues, mutual acceptance, and fraternal cooperation. “

- Campus Resources - students, faculty & staff in dealing with recent racial and social injustice events
A. Counseling and Wellness - contact Suzanne Hall at (419) 251-1454 or In Youngstown, please contact Ann Bair at (330) 480-2874 or . Also, please access the Counseling & Wellness webpage ( or the Student Success folder on Canvas.
B. Campus Ministry and Pastoral Care - contact Annie Devine at (419) 251-1866,, or
C. Life Matters (Faculty & Staff) - call 877-692-7780 or text “Hello” to 61295. Additional information for Life Matters can be found on the Mercy Health Hub.
- Halloween Howl - Thursday, October 29 between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m., participants are invited to participate in this drive-through event path that will take them through the first floor of the Jefferson parking garage.
A. Please register for the event by Tuesday, October 27:
B. If you’d like to volunteer to help set-up or staff (or both!!) the event, please sign-up here:
C. If you’d like to participate in the door decorating contest, please sign-up here by Thursday, October 22 at 5pm EST.

- Mercy College Food Pantry – please access the link to see how you can contribute to the pantry and continue to serve our students in need (
- Journey to Success – 8 weeks, different success topic every week, delivered by SSC staff. Check the SSC folder on Canvas for the schedule and additional details.
- Director of Diversity & Inclusion search – we are collaborating with Mercy Human Resources (HR) Corporate in identifying and securing the best candidate for the Director of Diversity & Inclusion vacancy. Zoom interviews are underway with two quality candidates.
- Early Alert Form – If you have a student that is struggling academically, please make sure you utilize the Early Alert Form to initiate a collaborative and supportive approach to success. To access the form, please access the link here: .
- Concern and Complaint Form – If you are aware of a student that is struggling outside of the classroom, please consider using the Concern and Complaint Form. For more details, please contact Deanna Vatan (419) 251-2133 or OR Dr. Lisa Sancrant (419) 251-1454 or To access and complete the form, click here: .

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. Thank you!

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steven Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

Door Decoration Contest

Submitted by Hannah Bohn

We want to see your Halloween/Fall décor! Participate in Mercy College's virtual Door Decoration Contest, for a chance to win a $15 Amazon E-Gift Card.

Categories: Halloween and Fall Harvest
Criteria: Must involve a door (front door, bedroom door, garage door, etc.)
Deadline: Thursday, October 22 at 5 p.m. (EST)

Photos of entries will be posted to social media and you will be able to vote for the winners!

Submit your contest photos!

Go-To Document

Submitted by Hannah Bohn

Staff Council has developed a Go-To List for commonly asked questions across campus. This includes questions regarding the Hub, Kronos, Microsoft, Print Shop, Snag It, Social Media, Supplies, Surveys, and more!
Please reach out to any of these individuals with questions.

View Go-To List

Virtual Background Contest

Submitted by Hannah Bohn

Thank you to those who participated in the Virtual Background Contest during College Assembly on Monday, October 19. Congratulations to Deanna Vatan for being voted as having the "Best Virtual Background"! Honorable Mention to Mary Ach, Dr. Barbara Stoos, and Jennifer Jones.

For another chance at winning a $15 Amazon E-Gift Card, participate in the Best Mask Contest during College Assembly on Monday, November 16.


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