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Mercy College School of Education News

Faculty at WAEYC Conference
Mercy in the Community: Best-Selling Children’s Author from Dobbs Ferry Keynotes at Mercy College’s Early Childhood Conference
On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Mercy College hosted the 52nd annual conference of the Westchester Association for the Education of Young Children (WAEYC), the largest Early Childhood conference in Westchester County and the surrounding areas.... Read more
Mercy College Library
A helpful resource for students and faculty: Mercy College Libraries

In an effort to encourage information literacy, the library provides an array of services to the college community. For students, the library offers research citation assistance and one-on-one research consultations. In addition to these services, the library provides information literacy instruction to faculty and their students upon request.
The Mercy College Libraries provide access to thousands of ebooks and full-text articles through its database subscriptions and online catalog. Full-text articles and ebooks are available 24/7, on and off campus, using a Mercy Connect account. The library also has an Education Curriculum Center (ECC) that contain teaching materials, Pre k-12 textbooks, educational kits, and children’s books. ECC materials are accessible to students whenever the library is open.
The library is committed to serving the Mercy College community and we look forward to working with you soon!

Hope Cannady

Hope Cannady, a recent Mercy College alumnus, got honored on December 5, 2015 by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) freedom fund for her work in Queens. Together with staff and parents, Ms. Cannady prevented Malcolm X Early Childhood Educational Center on Northern Boulevard in Corona, which has served the community for more than 40 years, from closing.... Read more

In August 2016, the Department of Childhood Education collaborated with the Yonkers Public Schools Diviosn of Teaching and Learning to conduct a 4 day long workshop on teaching mathematics in the era of the Common Core State Standards.... Read more

Bronx Parent Center

Mercy College School of Education Bronx Parent Center has received national attention. It was featured in the Education Week "Partnership in Bronx Aims to Build Skills on Behalf of Parents: Mercy College Education School Reaches Out.". . . . Read more

Mi-Hyun Chung and Barbara Keckler Present at Conference
Mercy College Faculty Present at the 4th Annual Fathering Conference

The Department of Literacy and Multilingual Studies participated in the conference held on April 3, at the Westchester County Center. Associate Professor Mi-Hyun Chung and Barbara Keckler presented a workshop exploring the importance of early exposure to scientific literacy, and modeled a way to teach these skills to children at home or in an early childhood classroom. 

Mercy College and Cabrini Immigrant Services (CIS) in Dobbs Ferry
Mercy College Returns to CIS

It is so wonderful when different organizations in a neighborhood can collaborate for the good of others. That is case with Mercy College and Cabrini Immigrant Services (CIS) in Dobbs Ferry.

Dr. Barbara Keckler, Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies at the School of Education at Mercy College, teaches a graduate course in the summer. As part of the course, the students have a practicum component so they need to work with children to practice what they are learning in class. After attending class during the day, the graduate students come to CIS twice a week to work with our Kids. They do pre-testing, reading aloud, comprehension as well as teaching our Kids some techniques to help them with their reading. There always seems to be a connection made between the Mercy students and our Cabrini Kids. Many of our parents have asked if the students could continue to work with their children as they were so enthusiastic about coming to the program!

On the last day of the program, the Mercy College students gave our Kids a pizza party. They also bought the Kids some gifts such as books, crayons, pencils, etc. 

Thank you to our kids for attending the program and also to Dr. Keckler and the students from Mercy College. We look forward to having the program again next summer.

Roseanne Vallice Levy

Since the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester, Roseanne Vallice Levy is acting as the Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the School of Education at Mercy College. To learn more about Dr. Levy, please continue reading. . . Read more

A Student Service: The Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

The Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation provides academic support to graduate students both on campus and online. Our services are free and convenient, with increased evening and weekend availability. Additionally, with our presence online via Blackboard Collaborate, grad students can get the support they need through video and voice conferencing. Our aim is to help graduate students sharpen their academic and professional skills not only for the assignment at hand, but in an ongoing and lasting way.

Writing specialists are eager to assist students with every aspect of the writing process—brainstorming and essay development, grammar, structure, clarity, citations, avoiding plagiarism, APA/AMA/MLA formatting—on any type of written assignment, including papers, projects, presentations, or even a thesis.

Assignments we often help with are:
Literature Reviews and Reflection Papers
Research Papers and Annotated Bibliographies
Education Fieldwork Assessments
Business Plans and Position Papers
Theses and Capstone Projects

Meet with us early in your project so that we can help you at all stages. But feel free to contact us at any point in your assignment, or to ask a quick question.

Simply visit and select the appropriate campus or online learning center calendar to make an appointment. Call 914-674-7407 or email for more information.

Mercy College Literacy Practicum
Mercy in the Community: Mercy College Literacy Practicum

Once again, several of our students kept themselves busy over the summer and came to CIS for the Mercy College Literacy Program. Graduate students from the college enrolled in the course, “Assessing and Correcting Literacy Problems Practicum in Early Childhood and Childhood,” came to CIS to help our students with different types of reading strategies. The Mercy students attended class during the day and then came to CIS twice a week to meet with our Kids. They did pre-testing, reading aloud, comprehension as well as fun games that made the stories even more interesting. Our Kids came with such enthusiasm and really seemed to enjoy learning.

Thank you to Dr. Barbara Keckler, Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies at the School of Education and Mrs. Judy Sanseverino, the (English Language Learner) ELL Instructor at Springhurst Elementary School for all their help in making this a great program.
Thank you also to our Kids for attending the program and to the Mercy students for all their hard work and effort.

Carlos Hernandez
Carlos Hernandez visits the Mercy College Bookclub

The Mercy College Bookclub (formerly the School of Education Bookclub) held its first meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. We were fortunate to have the author of the month’s short story selection, The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria, as our special guest. This vibrantly portrayed short story is a “strong Latin tradition of magical realism with a dose of science fiction.”

Author Carlos Hernandez, who has written over 30 works of fiction, poetry, prose and drama, spoke about his works and the writing process. Dr. Hernandez currently serves as an Associate Professor at CUNY, where he teaches English courses and advises and teaches doctoral students.

Many thanks to Victoria Mondelli for inviting our guest speaker. The next meeting’s date and reading selection will be sent out shortly.

Ilene Rothschild
Nancy Heilbronner
Book Club Organizers

Peter C. Hillman

Peter C. Hillman joins Mercy College’s School of Education the Spring 2016 semester as an Adjunct Professor teaching the Elementary Science Methods Course. Peter also serves as a Researcher and Project Manager at Mercy for both the STEP Up to STEM Grant and the Wipro Science Education Fellowship . . . Read more

Fred Stahl

Musician, world traveler, hedge fund specialist, preschool teacher, college student, career changer. Meet Fred Stahl. . . . Read more

Mercy Students in Lab

The 2nd Annual STEM Career Day was held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Dobbs Ferry campus. STEM Career Day is a collaborative event between various departments and grant programs spearheaded by the Step Up To STEM grant. ... Read more