Margaret, a student from the Yonkers public school system in the 1960’s, didn’t think her family could afford to send her to college. However, Mercy came to her rescue as it still does today for many high school graduates. She was fortunate to receive a four year scholarship to Mercy’s honors program that changed her life.
Initially, Margaret aspired to be a kindergarten teacher, but Dr. Eva Ellis convinced her to become a Spanish major and see the world. The Spanish concentration at Mercy led her to a Masters and PhD program at New York University. Her bilingual education enabled her to travel throughout Europe as a young woman.
Margaret and her husband, Ed Ingles, a sports newscaster for WCBS News and CBS Radio, were married in the Rotunda on the Dobbs Ferry campus in 1979. They raised two children, and currently reside in Freeport, New York. Despite many challenges in their personal lives, they have consistently given back to Mercy since Mercy was a game changer for Margaret.