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by Pat Burns

Mount Mercy Academy News of Note 


Academy of Health and Science


Mount Mercy’s Academy of Health and Science took a field trip to D’Youville College to take a tour of the school’s science facilities.  The students were taken on a tour of all the buildings on campus where medical related classes are held.  The group was able to visit many medical simulation classrooms and learn how they operate.  At the end of the tour the students listened to a presentation about D’Youville and all of its programs, as well as learning about the admission process. Junior Bridget Dougherty of Buffalo remarked, “I thought it was really exciting to see how an actual college classroom operated, specifically one concentrated on the medical fields. It was interesting to learn what other programs D’Youville has to offer and what their acceptance process is like.” 


Women in Social Sciences Academy


Members of the Women in Social Sciences Academy were recently able to attend a presentation by Maureen McOwen covering careers in social work.  She spoke to the students about all of the parameters of her job, mental, physical and emotional.  McOwen also provided the students with important advice about their future careers.  Junior Ellie Godsoe of Buffalo commented, “I really enjoyed Mrs. McOwen’s talk. She told us that when we choose a career we’re passionate about, there will be both highs and lows, and she encouraged us to enjoy and learn from both. She also told us that even if we don’t know what we want to do with our lives, our callings will come to us; she reassured us that even if somewhere along the way we decide to end one career to pursue another, we will end up where we’re meant to be.”

Freshman Isabelle Reaska of Orchard Park also found the talk to be educational and helpful. “I thought that Mrs. McOwen had a way of speaking that showed that even through the darker and sadder side of her job she loved it because she got the opportunity to be strong for people who needed it and to truly make a difference in their lives. Her job was intriguing, especially for those who like to care for others and help make their lives easier.” 

"Mercy is more than just a school. Mercy is my second home and a shoulder to lean on. Mount Mercy has given me the confidence and resources to pursue my passions and make the world a more inclusive place, propelling me to take strides into male-dominated fields. Mercy blessed me with an environment to grow intellectually and in the community, giving me the foundation to make a tangible impact while making lifelong friendships."

Adrianna Awald

Class of 2022

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