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Message from the Dean

A message from the Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Karol Dean.

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The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences seeks to foster caring in our global community. Through learning to treat one person at a time, helping individuals and families better manage every day issues or working in a large organization Mercy College teaches students how to become an integral part of their world.

Mercy Honors SSBS Faculty for Years of Service

SSBS faculty were honored for their years of service at a special Founder's Day event on October 3rd. Pictured above are:
•Mary Knopp Kelly - 35 years
•Sr. Theresa Kane - 15 years
•Saliha Bava - 5 years

Mary Kraetzer and Martin Kelly joined them in the festivities as the college community proudly celebrated our dedicated and wonderful faculty!

Not picured but also honored:
•Donna Bookin - 5 years
•Illya Lichtenberg - 5 years

Student Spotlight

Model UN Team

Our Model UN Team (who played the role of the Haiti delegation) won the "Distinguished Delegation Award" at the National Model UN Conference, which took place in April in New York City.

Westchester NAMI Event
October 12, 2015

SSBS is joining with the Office of Accessibility, the Student Counseling Center, the Health and Wellness Center, and the Westchester Association of the National Alliance on Mental Illness to host In Our Own Voice: Living With Mental Illness. Join us on October 12th from 3:00-4:00 pm at the Dobbs Ferry Rotunda for this rare opportunity to learn from people with chronic mental illness about their experience of recovery.

Meet Nancy Schiliro

A veteran wounded in action, Nancy Schiliro is getting her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Mercy College. She wants to bring clinical expertise to treating others like herself. Mercy College--a yellow ribbon school--is going to get her there!

Dr. Yi-Hsuan Chelsea Kuo and Students Visit NYC's Tenement Museum

Sociology Assistant Professor, Dr. Yi-Hsuan Chelsea Kuo, took her the Sociology of Immigration class to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum for a first-hand understanding of America’s urban immigration history. Students visited the restored apartments of past residents, explored how immigrants balance between work and family, cope with economic hardship and discrimination in 19th century New York.