Monday, August 05, 2019

Dr. Greg Baker, vice president for mission, will have his first book published on Aug. 15 by the Rowman and Littlefield Press. Disaffiliating Ministry: Spiritual Growth, Gender, and Campus Ministry grew out of Baker’s doctoral dissertation at Fordham University, which explored the shifting role of the minister in light of the experiences of college men in the United States. Recent graduate Curtis Waidley captured the photograph for the book’s cover.

Associate Director of Athletics Lauren Packer Webster was one of 12 national selections to attend the Women Leaders in College Sports Executive Institute July 15-18 in Kansas City. The Executive Institute selects 12 NCAA Division I senior-level administrators, and 12 administrators from Division II and III combined for its highly-selective biennial program. Packer Webster began her tenure at Mercyhurst in 2008 and was promoted to associate director of athletics in 2014. Most recently she served as interim director of athletics for more than 10 months. Read more.

Amy Erickson, instructor of the medical laboratory technician program on the North East campus, learned recently that the program was approved to receive a $2,000 ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) Foundation Laboratory Science Program Director Educational Grant. Erickson applied for the grant for 2019 Differential Improvement Needs, including equipment and online tools to prepare students for their clinical rotations and board exams. 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs received nearly 500 applications for the Health Professional Scholarships that it awarded this year. Six of those sought-after awards went to students in Mercyhurst’s Physician Assistant Studies graduate program, including Emily Ankabrandt, Sciota, New York; Abigail DeSmyter, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Cody Harrington, Phoenix, Arizona; Nathanial Kopp, Brooklyn, Ohio; Cameron Lawson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Sidney Wallin, Russell, Pennsylvania. Read more.