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Mercy College Graduates 125 Students in 8 Healthcare Disciplines this Spring

(Des Moines) – Mercy College conferred 125 Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees at a ceremony held at Hoyt Sherman Place, 501 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines on Friday April 30, 2010.

These students graduated from the following academic programs; Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and Nursing; Associate of Science Degrees in, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Services, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Polysomnographic Technology and Radiologic Technology.

Dr. Kathleen Sanford, DBA, RN, CENP, FACHE, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver Colorado was the Commencement Speaker and Associate of Science Nursing graduate Sarah Erickson delivered the Student Farewell Address.

The commencement event was open to the public with a reception for graduates and their families in the Gallery area and hosted by President Barbara Quijano Decker.

Mercy College is the only Catholic college in Central Iowa and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). To learn more about the 18 health science degree and certificate programs, visit the College website at


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Graduation Photo Gallery

"The Blessing of the Hands"

Student Commencement Speaker Spring 2010
Sarah Erickson, ASN'10 Graduate,
delivers the Student Farewell Speech.

Dr. Kathleen Sanford delivers the commencement speech.

Callie (BSN Graduate) & Meredith Barnard  (ASN Graduate)

Callie Barnard, RN (Mother/BSN'10 Graduate) and Meredith Barnard (Daughter/ASN'10 Graduate)

Laura  (ASN Graduate) & Jennifer Miller  (BSN Graduate)

Sisters, Laura Miller (ASN'10 Graduate)
and Jennifer Miller, RN (BSN'10 Graduate)



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