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Monday, May 18, 2020 - 10:30am

The College Continues Tradition of Raising Scholarship Funds and Celebrates Honorees for Their Dedication to the Mercy Community

Dobbs Ferry, New York – May 18, 2020 – Mercy College will hold a Virtual Trustees’ Scholarship event on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to continue the tradition of raising scholarship funds for deserving students and recognizing distinguished honorees for their dedication to the Mercy College community.

Thirty-nine years ago, the trustees at Mercy College established a tradition to raise scholarship funds that would open doors for students to realize a life beyond their current circumstances. Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the need for support is greater than ever. All proceeds from this virtual event, Mercy College’s largest fundraiser of the year, will fund essential scholarships and student emergency funds that will help students achieve their dreams of a college degree and enter the workforce prepared to serve their communities.

The event is open to everyone and guests are invited to join in the celebration on Tuesday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. by registering at the following link and there is no cost to participate. The virtual event will celebrate the many achievements of Mercy College, including the impact alumni have made in their communities while working on the front lines of the pandemic as essential workers in education and health care roles.

The College will celebrate five honorees including Irene Buckley, who recently retired after 39 years at Mercy and most recently served as chief of staff to President Tim Hall, with the Award for Lifetime Achievement; and Marlene Melone Tutera SAS ’71, who served in many roles at the former College of New Rochelle, including past chair of the Board of Trustees, Director of Alumnae/i Relations and Director of Housing, with the Inaugural CNR Legacy Award. Samuel Acheampong ’20, a cybersecurity major and immigrant from Ghana who has secured a coveted full-time job with ConEdison upon graduation, will receive the Award for Student Achievement. Two companies who have been integral to the College’s successful operations and expansion will also be honored: Lessing’s Food Service Management, one of the oldest family-owned food service companies in the country and Mercy’s food service vendor, and SL Green Realty Corp., the landlord for the MercyManhattan Campus in Herald Square, will both receive the Award for Community Partnership.

For more information please contact Mercy College Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events Alexis McGrath Rothenberg, at (914) 674-7607 or

About Mercy College
Mercy College is the dynamic, diverse New York City area college whose students are on a personal mission: to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education. Founded in 1950, Mercy is a coeducational and nonsectarian college that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. With campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan and Yorktown Heights, the vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region.