Mercy Tullis-Bukhari, GS '18

Mercy Tullis-Bukhari CNR GS '18 describes herself as "...a poet, essayist, and fiction writer who is Bronx-bred, Afro-Latinx, Honduran and Garifuna, and of Jamaican decent." She is also an educator, having taught English Language Arts for more than 20 years in the Bronx. "I felt it was important to be back home teaching kids who are just like me when I was their age," she said. "That familiarity and commonality, through ethnic and racial identities, connects me to my students, and thus my reasoning for teaching.

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Adele Kenny, GS '82

Poet Adele Kenny, CNR GS '82 published her 1000th poem earlier this year. The poem, "This Light, October 2nd," was published in the latest edition of poetry magazine Exit 13. This milestone highlights Kenny's lifelong love of poetry.

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Joan Fiori Blanchfield, SAS '64

Just two weeks shy of her 80th birthday, Joan fiori Blanchfield walked across the state at the State University of New York at Albany to receive her doctoral degree in History. A sculptor, professor, museum curator, polygot (proficiency in 5 languages), wife, mother, grandmother, volunteer, Joan shows no signs of slowing down and gives new vigor to the term Renaissance woman 

Joan grew up in the idyllic enclave of Sea Cliff on Long Island Sound and recalls how she and her four siblings all helped their parents renovate their 100-year-old house. From her parents she learned how to sew, embroider, refinish furniture, work with tools, solder, lay tiles, etc. These are the skills which Joan still relies on, and which laid a solid foundation for her future art career.

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Mercy College Announces New President

Mercy College announced that the Board of Trustees has elected Susan L. Parish, Ph.D., M.S.W. the 13th president of Mercy College. Currently Dean of the College of Health Professiona and Sentara Professor of Health Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Parish will join Mercy College as President on July 1, 2023.

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Indra Nooyi Speaks at Mercy College 

On May 1, 2023, Mercy College welcomed Indra Nooyi, former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, to its Dobbs Ferry Campus for an engaging conversation about breaking down barriers. Nooyi, a global leader who rose to become PepsiCo's chairman and CEO, shared insights she developed over the years, many of which are included in her book, "My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future," about gender bias, inequality and being a mother in today's workforce.   

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September 20, 2023
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Mercy University Special Art Dedication from sculptor, Martin Rubio

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September 23, 2023

Mercy University Founder's Day Festival.

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October 2, 2023

Mercy University Golf Classic

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June 14 and 15, 2024

CNR Reunion, Classes ending in 4s and 9s

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