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Michele S. Lee Endowed Scholarship for Lifelong Learning

In memory of Michele S. Lee

October 24, 1952 - June 3, 2021

Michele was a cherished faculty member at Mercy College for nearly 30 years. She was instrumental in establishing the Manhattan Library, overseeing the transition to the new MercyManhattan Campus space and ensuring that students had access to all the support services needed to pursue their dreams of a college degree.

Click here to donate to the Michele S. Lee Endowed Scholarship for Lifelong Learning

Michele's Impact at Mercy

Scorpio Rogers

Mercy College suffered a great loss with the passing of our beloved friend and colleague, Michele S. Lee, MSLIS, M.S. ’06, Pd.M. honoris causa ’15. Passionate in her vision for the library as a welcoming place of learning, Michele inspired students, faculty and staff with her generosity, warmth and dedication to Mercy.

Michele came to Mercy in 1992 with her M.S. in Library & Information Sciences from Pratt Institute. Fourteen years later at the age of 54, Michele earned a M.S. at Mercy College in Human Resource Management, and at 68, she was completing her dissertation to earn a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Walden University. Michele exemplified life-long learning.

Michele’s love of learning prompted her to leave a bequest naming the College as a beneficiary. She wanted to give others the same opportunities she was given. It gave Michele tremendous joy knowing her planned gift would help educate future generations of students.

It is our privilege to share with you that Mercy will memorialize Michele by naming the MercyManhattan Library in her honor and establish the Michele S. Lee Endowed Scholarship for Lifelong Learning.

Join us in supporting the Michele S. Lee Endowed Scholarship with your gift in memory of our beloved friend and colleague.

Scorpio Rogers
Interim Vice President of MercyManhattan


How to Contribute

  • To make a gift please visit:
  • To learn more about the scholarship, please contact: Bernadette Wade Chief Advancement Officer, at 914.674.7596, or at
  • To send a gift by mail, please make your check payable to Mercy College and send to: Mercy College c/o Patricia Byrns at 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Reflections on Michele S. Lee

Moddie Breland, Interim Library Director, In Memory of Michele S. Lee
Rossi Hassad, Professor, Research and Statistics, In Memory of Michele S. Lee
Lisa Martin, Interim Associate Provost, In Memory of Michele S. Lee
Susan Moscou, Executive Director, Nursing, In Memory of Michele S. Lee