Josephine Norkaitis Student Success Center


Student Success Center

The Norkaitis Student Success Center provides you with opportunities to enhance your education through academic counseling, teletherapy,  tutoring, and related support services. Study skills, tutoring, writing proficiency, stress, emotional crisis and even domestic violence issues all fall under the of umbrella of the Norkaitis Student Success Center at Mercy College.

Available Services


Academic Advising


Academic Resources

Teletherapy Services

Disability Services

Steps to Success

Student Emergency Fund

Tutoring Services

Career Resources


Meet the Team

Lyneene Richardson
Dean of Student Affairs
(515) 218-9687

Rebecca Dennis
Director of Student Engagement
(515) 218-9695

Diane Haskins
Program Coordinator
(515) 643-6683
Sara Hill
Senior Academic Advisor
(515) 643-6662
Alexis Atkinson
Academic Advisor
(515) 635-1354

Caitlin Mahlstede
Learning Specialist
(515) 218-9659





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About Us

Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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Mercy College is a Catholic, accredited, nonprofit institution of higher learning.