mercyhurst university consists of four distinct colleges
Zurn College
of natural and Health sciences
Ridge College
of intelligence studies and applied sciences
hafenmaier College
of humanities, arts, and social sciences
Walker College
of Business

One Color Can Change Your Life

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Carpe Diem at Mercyhurst

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Hurst is Home

Kayode transferred to Mercyhurst to pursue a career in Hospitality Management and to play NCAA Basketball.

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Alan's experience came to life after he was embraced by the Mercyhurst community as an international student. Then, he wrote a song about it.

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Dan is a sportsmed/pre-physical therapy major who played for the Lakers baseball team. In 2014, he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners to play professional baseball.

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Jenbli is an international student from Jamaica who majors in Intelligence Studies and volunteers regularly at the local Boys & Girls Club and soup kitchen.

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Kelsey is an Intel major who is a member of the ROTC unit at Mercyhurst while also balancing several other extra-curricular activities including organizing the Relay for Life.

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Emily Francis is a great example of someone who had an open-mind and embraced every opportunity she's had at Mercyhurst. including her proudest achievement, the Mercyhurst Quickstarter project. 

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Sam is a Business Competitive Intel major and also serves as a Mercyhurst ambassador. As you will also see, he's not shy.

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Emily has had an internship with the Office of Naval Intelligence and been accepted to several other national agencies. She loves Mercyhurst and truly believes in the Intel program.

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August is involved with service at Mercyhurst and greatly enjoys his involvement with Residence Life. He says that his friends, fellow classmates and professors have inspired him to experience new things.  

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Kayleigh is involved with everything...literally! She stays very busy as a student but her Mercyhurst experience involves archery.

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Tyler plays hockey for the Division I Mercyhurst Lakers. Off the ice, he and his teammates are doing their part for the better of the Erie community.

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“I'm probably the only person in the history of Mercyhurst to come from the Bronx.” Deja worked hard in high school and it paid off as she was awarded scholarships to be a first-generation college student.

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Athlete by day, computer programmer by night. Ryan Siegel has found success balancing the baseball bat and the text books while landing a few sweet internships and a job along the way.

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Kennethea was born to see change in our world. At Mercyhurst, she has taken small yet significant steps to do so.

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Will might have one of the coolest college jobs ever and with the experience he's received through the Mercyhurst Intel program, he'll probably get an even cooler job someday.

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Eszter is an international graduate student from Hungary. Adjusting to American culture was a challenge for her at first but she has fully embraced our country and our campus.

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Not only does Zachary have a cool internship w a Fortune 500 company, he also has a unique reason for being at Mercyhurst.

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“What I wanted to be doing with my life was being something bigger than myself.” Michelle has spent much of her college career serving others.

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Through the Honors Program and the Hospitality Management major at Mercyhurst, Ryan was given the opportunity to prepare a meal for his Mercyhurst Rowing teammates.

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Jack comes from hockey family and he always knew he wanted to play at Mercyhurst. So, when he faced-off against his own father's team, it was a unique experience.

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Alyssa is a forensic anthropology major who is well on her way to a career thanks to the valuable hands-on experience she's had at Mercyhurst. Not to mention, she's had the opportunity to work with some very well-known professors.

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After spending the j-term in Guyana, Sarah realized she wanted to live out a Mercy tradition by serving others.

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Service + Forensic Anthropology + Hands-on opportunities = Lindsey. Grounded in the roots of the Sisters of Mercy, she has an impressive résumé both inside and outside the lab.

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Caleb came to Mercyhurst and changed his major five times before pursuing a career that he felt passionate about. Now, he's a double-major in English and Political Science and is the president of Student Government.

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Kayode is a transfer student who wanted to continue his career in NCAA Basketball while earning a degree in Hospitality Management.

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Mike is a full-time adult student, full-time dad, full-time husband, a football coach and a military veteran. He has some seriously impressive time-management skills that he learned in the military.

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Cynthia is an adult student who chose Mercyhurst for the Public Health program and their mission of service.

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While at Mercyhurst, Dreana grew academically and socially. She is very passionate about her major and plans to use her experience to do good things in the world.

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Caroline embraced the liberal arts education during her time at Mercyhurst University. She is actively involved with a student poetry publication and recognizes the importance of a well-rounded college experience.

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Ismael broke away from the legacy that seemed destined to hold him captive and graduated from the Mercyhurst University Municipal Police Training Academy. He was the recipient of the coveted President’s Award.

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Hannah came to Mercyhurst because she appreciated the opportunity we provide for students to SERVE. Through her experience serving others, she knows exactly what she wants to do after college as a career.

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Vianna has worked alongside faculty members since her freshman year and has reaped the benefits through opportunities and experience. She's even taught a class!

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Alicia found a way to combine service with her major of criminal justice to make a difference in a child's life.

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Kate is a French Education major who had the opportunity to study-abroad in Paris.