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Alumni Spotlight

Nerisha Padilla Cruz ’18

Mercy Alumna Pursues Ph.D. to Continue Study of Spanish and Educate Next Generation of Students

The number of Spanish majors at Mercy College may be small, but they are taking big strides after graduation.


Take Nerisha Padilla Cruz ’18, for example.  A native of Puerto Rico, Padilla Cruz moved to New York City and enrolled in Mercy with the intention of completing a degree in social work. But after taking and loving a Spanish class, she decided to instead pursue a degree in Spanish to learn more about the culture and literature. Now, she is on the road to becoming a Spanish professor with a concentration in literature from Latin America and the Caribbean.

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News & Headlines

Best of Westchester 2019

Mercy College Named Best College by Westchester Magazine

Mercy College is proud to announce that it has been honored by Westchester Magazine as this year’s Best College. Mercy will be celebrated in Westchester Magazine’s Best of Westchester issue, as well as at this summer’s Best of Westchester party.

This is the first time Mercy College has been recognized as Westchester Magazine’s Best College.

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Mercy Students Light Up the Stage at Theatre Club’s Annual Showcase

Mercy Students Light Up the Stage The Theatre Club Showcase, now in its second year under the guidance of Marc Palmieri, a communications studies instructor and club advisor, offers students an extraordinary opportunity to practice theater craft in an authentic setting. Read More


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Annual Spring Career Fair Welcomes 61 Employers to Campus

The annual Mercy College Career Fair drew 61 employers and almost 250 Mercy students to the Rotunda on the Dobbs Ferry Campus on March 14.  Read More

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Clincial Educators & Alumni Appreciation Event

Come see our latest technology and network with faculty and colleagues while seeing the sunset on the Hudson. Free Continuing Education Workshop Executive Function & Health:New Perspectives Across the Lifespan from 5-6 p.m. and a Wine and Cheese reception from 6-8 p.m.




Clinical Lab Science Ceremony & Alumni Reunion

Please join us to celebrate the Mercy College Class of 2019 Clinical Lab Science graduates at their White Coat Ceremony. We will also be having an Alumni and Clinical Preceptors Networking Reunion. Includes a buffet dinner.




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