Faculty & Staff Newsletter

September 9, 2019

Enrollment News

I hope that the Fall semester is off to a smooth start for all of you! The enrollment numbers as of Friday, September 6 at 5 p.m. are 1438 students enrolled for a total of 12,521.5 credit hours. While we are down approximately 76 students from last fall, the 15-day numbers will be available this week.

The Admissions Office is working on recruiting students for the Spring semester and, believe it or not, for the Fall of 2020. At this time our prospect numbers are down for Spring 2020 but the number of applications is up significantly.

A few changes have been made to the responsibilities assigned to the Directors of Enrollment. Beginning today, Monday, September 9 they will be as follows:

Amy Mergen: Enrollment, Land-based graduate and undergraduate programs and online undergraduate programs; enrollment projections, reporting and analysis for these programs; developing and managing the communication plans for these programs; serve as the Mongoose and Empower Specialists; Point of contact for Advisory Boards; Admission Office daily operations;

Mary Kay Meyer: Lead and implement Articulation agreement and partnerships for Mercy College and serve as the Liaison with Academic Affairs; develop and manage the recruitment and communication plan for Mercy Health employees; develop and manage the recruitment strategies and plans for other Hospital systems; develop cohorts for programs; Enrollment for the online graduate programs - this includes enrollment projections, reporting and analysis for these programs; developing the communication plan for online graduate programs.

The Mercy College Scholarship Reception is this Thursday, September 12 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg. We will be honoring those students who have received scholarships from Mercy College for the 2019-20 academic year.

Alumni Weekend is Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22. An invitation for the activities will be shared with each of you at the College Assembly today. Saturday will feature the Mercy Mile: 3rd Annual Walk at 10 a.m. and the Mercy Alumni Reunion and Banquet at 5 p.m. at the Premier on Heatherdowns Blvd, in Toledo. On Sunday, we will have the Alumni Mass and Brunch. Mass is at 10 a.m. at Rosary Cathedral with brunch immediately following at Mercy College in room 3302/04. Please consider joining us for these events and honoring our alumni!!! Reservations are required for some of the events so please check out the invitation you receive today.

As always, if you have any questions or would like to know more about the work and activities within the Enrollment Division.


Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

Mercy Mile - September 21 - Register Today For This FREE Event!

Submitted by Deanna Vatan

Our community’s third annual walk from Mercy College to Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center will be held on Saturday, September 21.

The details of the walk, a symbol of students’ journeys into healthcare careers, include:
9:00 a.m., Check-in Opens – Madison entrance lobby
9:45 a.m., Welcome and Opening Remarks – Madison 2630 A/B
10:00 a.m., Walk Begins
10:30 a.m., Reception – Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center Auditorium
10:45 a.m., Closing Remarks – Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center Auditorium
11:30 a.m., Reception Ends

Following the walk, beginning at 11:00 AM and ending at approximately noon, bus transportation for walkers will be provided from St. Vincent’s to Mercy College. The event will occur rain or shine. Participation is free and family and friends are welcome to join.

Pre-registration is required via an online form. All pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt commemorating the walk. The registration deadline is Friday, September 13.

For questions regarding the walk, please contact Deanna Vatan, Assistant Dean of Student Life at or 419-251-2133.

Suicide Prevention Month Activities

Submitted by Suzanne Hall

September is suicide prevention month. Counseling and Wellness Services is offering education and awareness activities this month at both the Toledo and Youngstown campuses.

Toledo will be offering a resource table and suicide prevention pledges in Jefferson 3rd floor lobby by the elevators, Monday, September 16, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Thursday, September 19, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Youngstown will be offering a Lunch and Learn in 4th floor classroom, Wednesday, September 18 at Noon, as well as participating in the Youngstown Out of the Darkness Walk on September 21 at 11:00 a.m.

For more information about these events, contact: Suzanne Hall at 419-251-1454 or or Ann Bair at 330-480-2874 or

Items Sent to Students via Inside Mercy College

Mercy Café Menu - see above

Mercy Mile - September 21 - Register Today For This FREE Event! - see above

Suicide Prevention Month Activities - see above

Youngstown Nursing Students - Living Our Mission
submitted by Annette Hinrichs
This summer, students were assigned in their mental health clinical groups a topic related to physical & mental health needs of the homeless. Students worked as a team to design a mini health station. They made posters, games, hand-outs, & obtained donations from the community that went with their topic. For example, fresh fruit smoothies for healthy eating. The day of the project, students interacted with clients during their meal service, creating an educational party for the 100 clients (including 30 children). Students obtained many needed donations of fresh food, clothing, toys, games, and books for clients. After the project day, students were so inspired that many obtained donations, raffled a basket, and sold T-shirts. The total funds raised were $1040! These funds were donated towards the much needed new building for the Mission. See event image - Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.

Celebrate Constitution Day at Mercy College - September 17
submitted by Deanna Vatan
Tuesday, September 17, which is designated as Constitution Day, is intended to be a day when we commemorate the creation and ratification of the Constitution. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on both the privileges and duties of citizenship.

Students in Toledo and Youngstown are encouraged to visit information tables to receive information about voter registration and take the Constitution Quiz:
• Toledo campus – Jefferson 3rd floor lobby and Madison 1st floor lobby
• Youngstown location – outside Darnell LaRosa’s office

The information tables will be available on Tuesday, September 17 from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Online students – you will be sent an email with information and inviting you to complete the quiz electronically.

Students who complete and submit the quiz will be eligible for one of five $20 Amazon gift cards!
For more information about the Constitution of the United States, please visit:


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