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Hoffman Ambassador and Leader Scholar Information and Common Application

Hoffman Ambassador and Leader Scholar Information and Common Application

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Both the Hoffman Ambassadors and Leader Scholars scholarship programs provide an opportunity for students to participate in a cohort model that provides a wide range of opportunities to enhance civic responsibility, service-learning experiences, and leadership development. The students earning these scholarships are committed to service to and leadership in Toledo, Youngstown, and the surrounding communities and to Mercy College. Both year-long experiences allow students to explore the meaning of service and leadership in the larger community while deepening their understanding of the Mercy College values. The Hoffman Ambassador and Leader Scholar scholarship programs share a common foundation:

Hoffman AmbassadorsLeader Scholars
Emphasis areasService LearningLeadership
Minimum QualificationsEnrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours at Mercy College in an associate or bachelor's degree program; be in good academic and student conduct standingEnrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours at Mercy College in an associate or bachelor’s degree program; be in good academic and student conduct standing
Minimum GPA2.73.0
Credit Hour RequirementNo minimum requirementMinimum of 6 completed credit hours at Mercy College
Service Hours Requirement150 Hours
A pre-determined number of hours will be completed at a designated service site.
125 Hours
Shadow Experiences RequirementMinimum of 1Minimum of 4
On-campus Leadership RequirementNot required, but strongly recommendedMaintain at least one on-campus leadership role.
Required ReadingsYesYes
Scholarship Group MeetingsYesYes
Program Coordinator MeetingsYesYes
Capstone PresentationYesYes
Student Leader Retreat Attendance Requirement (Retreat Date: 8/23/19)YesYes
Scholarship Recipients WillEngage in a significant co-curricular service-learning component involving meaningful service and critical reflection
Explore a variety of leadership theories and principles to better inform their own leadership philosophy and foundation.
Program Coordinator

Annie Devine
Director of Campus Ministry and Service Learning
Annie.devine@mercycollege.edu

419-251-1866

Deanna Vatan
Assistant Dean of Student Life
Deanna.vatan@mercycollege.edu

419-251-2133
Compensation$3,000$4,000

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Program Coordinator - Leader Scholar Program

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Tamam Baiz

Tamam Baiz , PhD, MS, BS, BA : Associate Professor, Chemistry

Read Bio
Jennifer Barber

Jennifer Barber , MSN, RN : Assistant Professor, Nursing

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Stephanie Baughman

Stephanie Baughman , MSN : Assistant Professor, Nursing

Read Bio
Sharon Bee

Sharon Bee , MSN, RN-BC : Assistant Professor, Nursing

Read Bio
Andra Bell

Andra Bell , MSEd, BSN, RN : Assistant Professor, Nursing

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James Bier

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Read Bio
Carol Campbell

Carol Campbell , MSN, RN : Assistant Professor, Associate Degree Nursing Program Director

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Sung-David Chun

Sung-David Chun , PhD, MA, BA : Professor, General Education

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Lorraine Coalmer

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Jessica Coombs

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Jennifer Cruz

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Lakshmi Dalwalla

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Susan Deckelman

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Lori Doll-Speck

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Judy Dudley

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Dana Eskins

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Jill Fabian

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Dan French

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Kimberly Gillespie

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Tara Jenner-Donaldson

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Jennifer Jones

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Amy Jost

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Deborah Karns

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Jennifer Keiser

Jennifer Keiser , MSN, BS, ADN : Assistant Professor, Nursing

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Susan Klarr

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Dawn LaBarbera

Dawn LaBarbera , PhD, PA-C : Professor, Program Director, PA Program

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Angela Losonsky

Angela Losonsky , BS, RT(R) : Instructor, Clinical Coordinator, Radiologic Technology

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Jennifer Lyons

Jennifer Lyons , MSN, RN : Assistant Professor, Nursing,

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Sarah Marotti

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Patricia McAllen

Patricia McAllen , PhD, MSN, RN, CNE : Professor, Nursing

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Melissa Mellein

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Karen Miley

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Cindy Miller

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Quentin T. Moore

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Leisa Morrison

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Vivian Moynihan

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Shannon Murphy

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Padmaja Nandigama

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Emily Niedzwiecki

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Theresa O'Donnell

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Kristin Pacak

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Debra R. Phillips

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Aaronica Phommalee

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Michelle Pollauf

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Elizabeth Sprunk

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Lisa Stevens

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Tami Steveson

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Barbara Stoos

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Treasure Sucheck

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Bill Taylor

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Jamie Tooman

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Tom Voyles

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Justin Ways

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Lori Yarger

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Gina Youngs

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