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Encyclopedia > Mercyhurst College
Mercyhurst College
Official Seal of Mercyhurst College
Motto Carpe diem
(Latin: Seize the Day)
Established 1926
Type Private, Catholic college
Endowment $22.4 million
President Dr. Thomas Gamble
Faculty 124 full-time
Staff 403
Students 3,080
Undergraduates 2,856
Postgraduates 224
Alumni 12,000+
Location Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Address 501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA, 16546
Telephone 1-800-825-1926
Campus Urban - 70 acres
Athletics Mercyhurst Lakers
Sports 2 Division I/23 Division II
Colors Blue, Green, & White
Nickname Lakers
Affiliations NCAA Division II; GLIAC
Website www.mercyhurst.edu

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History

Mercyhurst College was founded as a women's college by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926. The Religious Order of the Sisters of Mercy (RSM) is an order of Roman Catholic women founded by Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland in 1831. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Men were first admitted in 1969. The original land for the college was bought by Mother Borgia Egan and the sisters of Mercy from a local farm that overlooked the city of Erie. The Sisters hired architect Ferdinand Durang of Philadelphia to design and build Old Main in the English Gothic design. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 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. ...


In Mercyhurst history, three dates stand out:

  • Sept. 20, 1926, when the college opened;
  • Oct. 5, 1928, when the school received its charter; and
  • Feb. 3, 1969, when the board of trustees voted to admit the first class of men.

There were three periods of rapid growth in the history of the college:

  1. the First Spring under Mother Borgia (1926-1959), who gave birth to the college and guided it through its formative years;
  2. the Second Spring spearheaded by Sister Carolyn Herrmann (1963-1972), who led Mercyhurst through the challenge of coeducation; and
  3. the Third Spring, under Dr. William P. Garvey (1980 to 2005), who brought the college its current vitality.

The college is no longer run by the order, but the high school adjacent to the campus, Mercyhurst Preparatory School, is. The Sisters of Mercy have a motherhouse south of the college and several sisters still work for the college. The school's crest says, "Carpe Diem," which is Latin for seize the day, though it is actually the admonition to enjoy the pleasures of the moment without considering their effect on your future. High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campi) is Latin for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ...


Today

Enrollment at Mercyhurst College is at its highest ever level, with nearly 3,500 students. Dr. Thomas Gamble is the current President. The college is one of the few schools in the region on a trimester academic period system.


The school is well known for its programs in:

The College has a campus 18 miles east at North East, Pennsylvania, at the site of the former St. Mary's Seminary. Here, students can enroll in an opportunity college for one-year certificates in health fields, computers, or culinary arts, or two-year associate degrees in nursing, culinary arts, and computers. Students may also advance to four-year institutions. Archaeology, archeology, or archology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech/discourse) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Intelligence (abbreviated or ) is the process and the result of gathering information and analyzing it to answer questions or obtain advance warnings needed to plan for the future. ... The Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies (MCIIS)[1] located in Erie, Pennsylvania, is described as a center of excellence which promotes the study of Intelligence in higher academic settings, while seeking to identify, promote, and employ best practices in the study and application of intelligence studies throughout its various... Forensic science (often shortened to forensics) is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... North East is a borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania, 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Erie. ...


Athletics

Mercyhurst College Athletics Logo
Mercyhurst College Athletics Logo

The Mercyhurst Lakers are a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in NCAA Div. II. Image File history File links Mercyhurst_College_ath. ... Image File history File links Mercyhurst_College_ath. ... The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (or GLIAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division II. The GLIAC was founded in June 1972. ...

  • The men participate in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
  • The women participate in basketball, field hockey, cross country, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and water polo.

At Mercyhurst, both the men and women hockey players compete at the Division I level.



National Championships

  • 2004: Women's Rowing - NCAA Division II

Notable alumni

Film and Media

  • Brent Scarpo, director of the documentary film Journey to a Hate Free Mellenium


Sports

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Trivia

"Mercyhurst's City" was a clue in the January 8th edition of Cooper's Gigantic Crossword


External links


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