The Annual Mavie Awards are a joyous celebration of Mercy College’s students, faculty and staff who have displayed their Maverick spirit during the preceding year as active, dependable and enthusiastic members of the community. While the event is always a lively, inspiring and rousing good time, this year’s ceremony held something even more special. The virtual celebration acknowledged the extraordinary resilience and dedication displayed by members of the Mercy community during the tumultuous first year of the pandemic.
The Ninth Annual Mavie Awards were live-streamed for the Mercy community on April 26. MC’d by Student Life Specialists Hannah Berling and Denecia Charles, more than 150 faculty, staff and students were nominated in eight award categories including a few new categories to honor the extraordinary efforts put forth by so many.
In his welcoming remarks, President Tim Hall said, “We set aside this evening to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, in which all of us overcame a worldwide pandemic to ensure the education of our students never hesitated.” He mentioned students and faculty who pivoted to an online environment, essential workers in service departments who kept coming to campus while most of the world sheltered in place, and students who continued to engage with one another and the campus community, some from great distances.
Categories and winners will each receive a trophy at a later date. All nominees will also receive a certificate. Our winners are:
Maverick Spirit Awards
- Jayliah Crandall, Nursing Student
- Jessica Wong, HR Specialist, Human Resources
Most Involved Students Awards
- Tanishia Poleon, English Student
- Talisa Vasquez, Psychology Student
- Sha-Toria McCoy, Grad Student, Mental Health Counseling
Club of the Year Award: Mercy Exercise Science Club
Above and Beyond Student Awards
- Fernanda Castro, Biology & Education Student
- Charlee Henley-Grass, Legal Studies Student
- Rosalind Gil, Grad Students, Occupational Therapy
Outstanding Faculty Awards
- Sara Martucci, Sociology & Behavioral Sciences Department
- Angela Chaney-Grant, Nursing Department
Outstanding Staff Awards
- Carolyn Bow, Associate Director, PACT
- Eric Arguello, HEOP Counselor
- Erika Tremblay, Assistant Director, Grad PACT
Mavie Service Awards
- Information Technology
- Operations/Food Service
- Campus Safety
- Health & Wellness
Frontline Hero Awards
- Dane McCarthy, Grad Student, Physician Assistant Studies
- Abi Sison, Nursing Student
- Colleen Powers, Director of Health and Wellness
Additional recognitions included 150 federal work-study students. The Service Award honorees also recognized the community for its cooperation and positive attitude as it embraced new protocols, technology and all the changes that were endured throughout the pandemic. The program hosts issued a final special thanks to any member of the Mercy Community who served as an essential worker during the pandemic.