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Gywnedd-Mercy College

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Motto Veritas et Misericordia (Truth and Mercy)
Established 1948
Type Private
President Kathleen Owens
Faculty 82 full-time, 196 part-time
Undergraduates 2180
Postgraduates 543
Location Gwynedd Valley, PA, USA
Campus Suburban, 160 acres (.65 km²)
Colors Red and gold
Mascot Griffin
Website www.gmc.edu

Gwynedd-Mercy College is an independent, co-educational institution located in Gwynedd Valley of Lower Gwynedd Township, PA, 25 miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia. Founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy as a junior college, Gwynedd-Mercy College was rechartered in 1963 as baccalaureate institution. As of 2005, there were 2,180 undergraduate students throwing away their futures at the college. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College was an eight to ten week course in the art of clowning, offered every Fall from 1968 to 1998. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Pinto Colvig, the original Bozo the Clown, in 1948. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management KM programming language KM Culture, Korean Movie Maker. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... Image File history File links GMascot. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Lower Gwynedd Township is a township located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The Religious Order of the Sisters of Mercy (RSM) is an order of Catholic women founded by Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland in 1831. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... A baccalaureate is an educational qualification. ...

Gwynedd-Mercy is a member of SEPCHE, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium of Higher Education, an association of eight higher-level educational institutions that "work together to promote quality and efficiency of academic programming, student access, faculty development, institutional operations and community outreach, through sharing a range of activities, services, technology and information."1 Other affiliated institutions include Arcadia University, Cabrini College, Chestnut Hill College, Holy Family University, Immaculata University, Neumann College and Rosemont College. Arcadia University is a private liberal arts university located in Glenside, Pennsylvania, on the outskirts of Philadelphia. ... Cabrini College is a Catholic college founded in 1957 in the Pennsylvania Main Line community of Radnor, Pennsylvania, part of Radnor Township. ... Chestnut Hill College is a four-year liberal arts college in Philadelphia. ... Holy Family University is a fully accredited Catholic, private, co-educational, four year commuter University located in the northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Immaculata University is a Catholic university on King Road in Malvern, Pennsylvania. ... Neumann College is a private Catholic college located in Aston, PA. It was founded as Our Lady of Angels College with 115 students in 1965 by the Sisters of St. ... Rosemont College is a womens college located in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. ...



In the 2006 issue of U.S. News & World Report's "America’s Best Colleges" publication, Gwynedd-Mercy ranked 82nd among the masters-level colleges and universities in the north region, with a 78% graduation rate. Only 72% of college freshman return for sophomore year. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ...

Espousing the ideals of a liberal education (yet unable to provide to one to its students), the College offers baccalaureate and associate degrees in more than 50 programs. Somehow, Gwynedd-Mercy is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is a voluntary, peer based, non-profit association dedicated to the educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation. ...

Programs of Study and Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Arts
Behavioral and Social Gerontology | Biology | English | History | Human Services | Mathematics | Psychology | Psychology/Sociology | Sociology

Bachelor of Science
Accounting | Biology | Business Administration | Business Education | Computer and Information Sciences | Criminal Justice | Elementary Education | Human Services | Mathematics | Medical Technology | Nursing | Psychology| Radiation Therapy | Sociology | Special Education | Special and Elementary Education

Associate Degree
Accounting | Business Administration | Computer and Information Services | Health Information Technology | Liberal Studies | Natural Sciences | Nursing | Radiologic Technology | Respiratory Care

Preprofessional Programs
Dentistry | Law | Medicine | Optometry | Podiatry | Veterinary Medicine

Teacher Certification
Biology | Business, Computer & Information Technology | Early Childhood Education | Elementary Education | Elementary School Counselor | Elementary School Principal | English | History | Mathematics | Reading Specialist | Secondary School Counselor | Secondary School Principal | Special Education

Cardiovascular Technology (invasive) | Cardiovascular Technology (Non-Invasive) | Gerontology | Health Information Administration | Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master's) | Radiation Therapy | Respiratory Care

Master of Science
Education | Nursing

Center for Lifelong Learning

Designed to meet the needs of busy, working adults, the Center for Lifelong Learning offers four accelerated programs based on the value-centered principles traditional to the college. Degrees include: Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Health Care Leadership and Supervision, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Requires R.N. License)


In conjunction with La Salle University, Gwynedd-Mercy offers day, evening and weekend classes for adult continuing education students.
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Lourdes Library is equipped with computerized access to literary collections and the World Wide Web, housing over 1,000 volumes on the theory of creativity and creative learning & development care of Gwynedd-Mercy’s Center for Creative Studies. WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web (WWW or simply the Web) is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents that runs over the Internet. ...

The Academic Resource Center - equipped with state-of-the-art computers, tutorial software and a video library - offers professional tutoring in writing, and math and workshops for test-taking, skill-development and resume writing. The tower of a personal computer. ... Scribe Writing Writing, in its most general sense, is the preservation and the preserved text on a medium, with the use of signs or symbols. ... Incorrect shortening of Mathematics. ... A résumé (in North American English; also sometimes spelled resumé or resume) or curriculum vitae (in Commonwealth English; sometimes abbreviated to CV) is a document containing a summary or listing of relevant job experience and education, usually for the purpose of securing a new job. ...

The Lincoln Library in Assumption Hall contains a large, adjunct collection of books on Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American politician elected from Illinois as the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...

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Keiss Hall, 46,000 square-foot health and science center, is home to the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions.

Four residential-halls, Alexandria (built in January of 2006), Siena, St. Brigid and Loyola, provide on-campus housing to students.


Gwynedd-Mercy is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Pennsylvania Athletic Conference with 18 sports teams that compete at NCAA Division III level. The 160-acre campus has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, and playing fields for softball, lacrosse, baseball, soccer and field hockey. The Griffin Complex, the college's multi-million dollar sports facility, contains a full-size collegiate basketball court; an indoor track; an aerobics room; racquetball, volleyball and wallyball courts; a weight room; and saunas.
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Special Programs and Services

Valie Genuardi Hobbit House

Located in the college's Trocaire building, the Hobbit House preschool extends hands-on experience to early childhood development and nursing majors currently enrolled at the college. Fulfilling its mission to raise a child’s awareness of his/her surrounding natural environment, the Hobbit House opens all field trips and special occasions to Gwynedd-Mercy students and parents who wish to attend. A nursery school is a school for the education of very young children (generally five years of age and younger). ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Parenting comprises all the tasks involved in raising a child to an independent adult. ...

Upward Bound

A comprehensive, pre-college preparatory program designed to aid high school students interested in higher education, Gwynedd-Mercy offers eligible, Diocensan-city-schooled participants a five-week, summer residential stay on-campus. Program offerings include academic instruction in mathematics, science and English; tutorial and counseling services; PSAT/SAT workshops; financial aid information; visits to colleges; and cultural and social activities. The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, known today as the father of geometry; shown here in a detail of The School of Athens by Raphael. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The PSAT/NMSQT, or Preliminary-SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, is a multiple choice standardized test generally taken by high school juniors, sophomores, and freshmen in the United States. ... The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. ... Financial aid refers to funding intended to help students pay tuition or other costs, such as room and board, for education at a college, university, or private school. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ...

External links

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College Profiles - Gwynedd-Mercy College (1062 words)
GMC is recognized for its excellence in the health fields: 98% pass rate in allied health, 95% in nursing.
Gwynedd-Mercy College is a four-year Catholic coeducational college situated on 160 beautiful acres 20 miles from Philadelphia city center.
The college was founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy.
Gwynedd-Mercy College - College Closeup (1776 words)
The dedication of the Sisters of Mercy to higher education led to the founding of Gwynedd-Mercy College in suburban Philadelphia in 1948.
Gwynedd-Mercy was the first Catholic college in the United States to establish a sequential associate degree to bachelor’s degree program in nursing, and it has recently established the first such progressive program in health information technology.
Gwynedd-Mercy College is recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges issue as having one of the highest graduation rates in the nation among institutions that have degrees up to and including the master’s level.
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