What’s new at Mercy College
Mercy College Student Offers A Hand – One He’s Printed Himself
Jonathan Lehman, a senior BSN student at Mercy College of Ohio, was instantly fascinated when he first learned of 3D printing (also known as rapid prototyping). While it has been around since the 1980s, 3D printing was mostly used by large businesses utilizing commercial 3D printers that can cost more than $100,000. Only recently did 3D printers become available in the form of desktop printers. Jonathan had seen little trinkets made by desktop 3D printers but when he saw a functional mechanical hand prosthetic made almost entirely from a 3D printer, he became captivated.Continue Reading
Mercy College President serves as celebrity waiter
Mercy College of Ohio President Susan Wajert, PhD, recently joined other community leaders as a celebrity waiter at the Central City Ministry of Toledo (CCMT) Celebrity Wait Night.Continue Reading
Mercy College of Ohio Enrollment Increases
Mercy College of Ohio’s spring enrollment is 1199 students, an increase of 88 or 7.9% from spring 2015. The Toledo Campus has 1038 students compared to 985 in 2015, up 5.4%. The Youngstown location has 161 students compared to 126 in 2015, up 27.8%.Continue Reading
Mercy College of Ohio board member recognized for advancing nonviolent social change
Doni Miller, a member of the Mercy College of Ohio Board of Trustees, was one of eight Ohioans recognized for their efforts to advance nonviolent social change at the 31st annual Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration held on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The event was sponsored by the Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission and was held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus.Continue Reading
Mercy College Banner Installed at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital
Since the Youngstown location of Mercy College of Ohio (Mercy College) opened in 2003, it has consistently enrolled high quality students and made a great impact on the community. Of the 433 graduates from the Youngstown location, 91% work in the greater Mahoning Valley helping to address the shortage of Registered Nurses in the area. Interim Dean of Mercy College's Nursing Division, Patricia McAllen PhD, RN, CNE, says, "The overwhelming majority of our graduates choose to work at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital but as a Registered Nurse they can literally find employment wherever they choose to live. We are so pleased students can get a quality education, graduate and then and graduates can find employment where they want to live, learn, and work."
To promote educational opportunities in the area, a new 35ft high by 20ft wide banner with information about Mercy College was installed on Thursday, January 21 on the Cardiac Rehab Building of St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital that houses Mercy College's Youngtown location.Continue Reading
The new 2016-2017 FAFSA is here! To begin your application, click Start A New FAFSA. The 2016-2017 IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be available on Feb. 7, 2016.
If you have questions about the FSA ID, you can find the answers to frequently asked questions here. If you need assistance logging in with your FSA ID, contact Student Aid at 1-800-557-7394.
The Federal Student Aid PIN was replaced with the FSA ID on May 10, 2015. The new FSA ID consists of a user-created username and password to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid Web sites, including FAFSA on the Web. You can use your FSA ID immediately to sign your FAFSA, but must wait for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify your information before you can use the FSA ID to create a renewal FAFSA, make corrections to your FAFSA, or view your SAR.
Supporting the Study of Nursing to a ‘Hire’ Degree
Erin Hennessey, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Associate Program Chair of the RN to BSN Online Completion Program at Mercy College of Ohio, understands the emotional and physical demands of going to nursing school as well as anyone. She joined Mercy College after earning her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. It was this intense academic experience that ‘put her in the shoes’ of the students she works with every day. “I did a completion program myself, and I did it with two kids, a husband and a fulltime job,” said Hennessey. “So I do completely understand the challenges that come along with having multiple responsibilities, but also, wanting to take that ‘next step’ professionally to open up new doors.”Continue Reading
Mercy College Adjunct Faculty Member Recognized for Volunteerism
Beth Colon, COT was recognized as the 2015 recipient of the Virginia S. Boyce Humanitarian Award by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) Education and Research Foundation. The Virginia S. Boyce Humanitarian Award was established in 2000 in honor of Virginia Boyce, CEO of Prevent Blindness from 1972 to 1982, who gave eighteen combined years of devoted volunteer service to JCAHPO and the Foundation.
Beth was selected as the 2015 Boyce Award recipient in recognition of her many years of volunteerism. She has worked hard to support eye care technicians locally and also served with enthusiasm in Latin America. She has been a long time member of the Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology and served in leadership roles in Cleveland Ophthalmic Personnel Society. Beth has participated in eight mission trips to El Salvador to provide eye care to villagers in remote areas. She also spent a month in Guatemala working with a local orphanage.
We are proud to call Beth a member of the Mercy College of Ohio family.
Free Eye Exams Offered by Mercy College in Association with Prevent Blindness
The Mercy College Ophthalmic Technology Program hosted free, comprehensive professional eye exams on November 24, 2015. The evening clinic was organized by Michelle Lee, COA, Adjunct Lab Instructor, and Shayna Knack, Prevent Blindness NW OH Chapter Manager, to help fulfill the need for vision screenings in the area. Some individuals receiving exams were scheduled in coordination with the Toledo Public Schools Head Start Program.
The annual clinic took place on the Mercy College Toledo campus in the Ophthalmic Lab. Ms. Knack was assisted at the registration desk by Donna Campbell, COMT, OSA, Ophthalmic Technology Program Lead. Mercy College Ophthalmic Technology students performed patient history-taking and vision assessments, and assisted a licensed Optometrist during the examinations. Program faculty supervising the students were Ms. Lee and Crystal Stanfa, COT, Lab Assistant. Tia Tucker, OD, (Eye Institute of Northwestern Ohio) once again generously donated her time to assess patients and prescribe the appropriate vision correction prescription.
Eligible patients requiring a prescription were presented with a Prevent Blindness eyeglass voucher immediately following their exam. Vouchers are redeemable for new frames and lenses at local optical shops within the next month.Continue Reading
Youngstown Campus Nursing Students Give to Those in Need
Mercy College Youngstown Campus Nursing students partnered with Mc Donald High School Art Club to collect money, toys, books, art supplies, and gift cards for the needy in their local community. The success of this drive provided for the following: money towards Christmas Eve dinner & gifts for children on the Akron Main Campus 5600 Oncology Unit; several boxes of art supplies to be used for art therapy were given to Akron Children's Boardman & Main Campus, the Mahoning County Rescue Mission Family Services, Sojourner House, Mercy Health Youngstown Pediatric Clinic, Akron Children’s SANE department; and a Children's Crafty Christmas Tree to be submitted in the Mercy Health Youngstown Festival of Trees fundraiser for employees in need. Their efforts show that the students are truly living our mission by caring for their community.Continue Reading