Mercyhurst in Ireland is a unique opportunity for 26 Mercyhurst College students and five faculty members to study, learn and travel in Dungarvan, Ireland and abroad for 10 weeks in spring term 2010.
The ‘Hurst delegation arrived in Ireland March 5 and will leave for home May 13. In between, they’ll choose from a number of courses taught by Mercyhurst professors – including Political Theory with Dr. Michael Federici; British Literature Survey and Irish Literary Heritage, team-taught by Dr. Joanne McGurk and Dr. Brian Reed; Cross Cultural Symbology with Keiko Miller; and Applied Ethics with Dr. James Snyder. In addition, all the students will enroll in an Irish Culture Seminar taught by local faculty, including lessons in the Irish language.
Dungarvan was a natural destination for Mercyhurst’s first overseas term. For more than 20 years, the college has maintained a special relationship with St. Augustine’s College in Dungarvan, granting scholarships to many of its graduates. One of those scholarships went to John Deasy ’90, now a town deputy for Waterford, who helped organize the visit.
The students include: Jillian Barrile, Katherine Clark, Elizabeth Contrella, Calvin Corso, Emily Cranston, Caileen Farrell, Monica Gehring, Elizabeth Anna Geist, Raymond Horton, Sarah Hricko, Megan Hull, Cherie Jackson, Melissa Kirwin, Elizabeth Kostrencic, Melissa Lee, Erin Lewis, Andrew Mayher, Elizabeth McNamara, Taylor Nickel, Lindsey Overdorff, Melia Stanek, Caitlin Toner, Erin Wallenhorst, Joseph Weidenboerner, David Williams and Daniel Zook.