Experts visit Mercy College of Health Sciences for 2013-14 Academic Year Colloquium

The entire Mercy College of Health Sciences board, administration, faculty, staff and a full schedule of internal and external speakers assembled to hear from a variety of experts to prepare for the arrival of the 2013-14 Academic Year during the College’s Colloquium this week.

The following guests presented to the College community:

  • Bob Ritznewly appointed President of Mercy Medical Center-Des Moinesintroduced himself formally to the College community.
  • Barbara H. McCrabb, Assistant Director for Higher Education for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C. presented on Understanding The Application of Ex corde Ecclesiae for the United States.
  • Hayley E. Hanson, J.D., Partner, Husch, Blackwell Law Firm, Kansas City, MO,delivered a Legal Update as it related to Higher Education.
  • Don Powless, Police Officer at Department of Veterans Affairs delivered instruction and demonstration on A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) which is a set of proactive strategies that increase chances of survival during an armed intruder event.

From left to right: Hayley E. Hanson, J.D., outgoing College Board Chair Patricia A. Shoff, J.D., Mercy College President Barbara Q. Decker, J.D., incoming College Board Chair Diana Deibler, and Barbara H. McCrabb.

Bob Ritz drawing the name of a Mercy College employee winner for a new Amazon Kindle.

Don Powless introducing concepts of A.L.I.C.E.

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