The 2016 Alumni Directory to be released in October!
What started in October 2015, with the contracting with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) to print our next directory, has led to more than 1,400 updates from alumni to information in their permanent alumni record. PCI contacting alumni via mail, phone and email to request updated information, as our trusted partner.
We settled on the publication name: The Many Blessings of Mercy College for this 3rd Edition in order to highlight the importance of our alumni to the success of our institution! The directory update afforded us an opportunity to share with alumni news about the creation of initiatives to provide a global perspective for our current student.
In the last few years, we have initiated an international immersion experience to Yucatan, Mexico as part of a class to give our students a global perspective. We were recently approached by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas to join them in another international initiative in Gros Morne, Haiti.
These trips are outstanding learning opportunities, and we’ve established a charitable fund with the Mercy Foundation to provide some financial support to students participating in these trips. Yucatan has been a wonderful experience and we have high hopes for a similar experience in Haiti in the future. Alumni generosity has generated more than $1,600 for the Immersion Experience Fund.
If you have additional questions beyond the information included in our Frequently Asked Questions section, you are welcome to contact Brian Tingleff by email or at (515) 643-6663.
A Legacy of Alumni Directories
Beginning in 2002, Mercy College released Centuries of Caring, its first attempt to capture the history and legacy of the more than 2,000 alumni of record at the start of the new millennium. In summer 2008, the College released its second edition, Mercy Education – The Healing Touch, to provide an update on the more than 4,000 alumni of record who had been located in the intervening six years.
Both editions are now out of print.