Mercyhurst Magazine Fall 2022


BSN program makes debut With nursing one of the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S., Mercyhurst now offers multiple pathways to meet the demand. This fall it welcomed its newest: a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program is the latest addition to a multiyear

plan designed to strengthen and expand many of the university’s health care programs. As part of the

consolidation of its North East campus with the Erie campus, Mercyhurst has relocated all of

Student leaders launch ‘MUber’ rideshare program

Student Amy Dunn performs clinical procedures in a brand-new nursing lab.

its nursing and allied health programs to Erie. Students now have the option to enroll in a two-year associate degree nursing program and then an RN-to-BSN completion program, or enroll directly in the four-year BSN program, affording them a more traditional college experience. “Mercyhurst is committed to helping students achieve their goals of becoming exceptional health care professionals, and this newest program is consistent with our Mercy vision of integrating excellence in the liberal arts, professional, and career-path programs,” said Dionne Veitch, vice president for enrollment.

Luke the Laker typically sheds his sea legs to lumber across campus or jam in the stands. He’s the last guy you’d expect to hail an Uber. But when Mercyhurst Student Government (MSG) kicked off its new MUber program, a collaboration with the popular rideshare program designed to create more on-demand transportation services for students, Luke was there to christen the endeavor and claim the first ride. He was a tad oversized to sit in the Jeep that Valentine’s Day morning, but with the hardtop removed, he stood high as he waved farewell to those who had come to celebrate the first ride. Students download the Uber app and create a free MSG business account. MSG, in turn, agrees to give student participants $5 off one ride per day. The idea was conceived for several reasons, safety tops among them, and to support students without cars on campus. New advancement chief welcomed Mercyhurst University welcomes Samuel McCrimmon, J.D., a 20-year veteran of successful advancement and management experience, as vice president for advancement. McCrimmon comes to Mercyhurst from Le Moyne College, where he served as associate vice president of advancement and recently oversaw the $100 million Always Forward Campaign, the college’s largest-ever fundraising initiative. Previously, McCrimmon served as Le Moyne’s director of major gifts and advancement services, and vice president for advancement at the University of Toledo, where he led the integration of the first- ever Division of University Advancement and produced the highest fundraising total of $18.4 million in a non-campaign year.

McCrimmon began his career as a development specialist for Wheeling Jesuit University. Other previous roles include executive director of clinical development and major gifts officer at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Health System, and executive director of major gifts at the University of Detroit Mercy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wabash College, Master of Theological Studies from

Duke University, and Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. McCrimmon and wife, Lisa, have three children in their blended family.


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