Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 3:45pm

Mercy is committed to investing in the community, and now the Bronx campus is getting into the act with a series of free lunchtime lectures. The Bronx Campus Lecture Series invites members of the public to join in exploring new skills and ideas.

Hosted by the Department of Community Relations, with support from the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, the fall lecture series kicked off in September with topics aimed at working professionals.

“Our first two lectures focused on communication in the workplace and across generations,” said Catherine Cioffi, JD, Director of Community Relations and Public Relations. “The events attracted a blend of established professionals and people just starting out in the workforce. Our lecturers can readily adapt their remarks to a diverse audience, wherever they are in their career.”

The next two lectures, scheduled for November, will feature Cecil Wright, EdD, executive director of admissions, who has inspired audiences of students, professionals, and business and religious leaders.

“A college campus is a public community, and we are excited about this new way of opening the Bronx campus to the public,” said Cioffi. “The community gets to know Mercy, and in turn helps create a vibrant, active campus. These learning events are energizing for everyone.”