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Two New Hires for the Advancement Team

Sammie Emsick Becker ’05 has accepted the Director of Events position at Mercy High School and began her new role on June 13, 2022.

Since graduating from Mercy, Sammie earned a bachelor in elementary education, a certificate in Catholic School leadership, and most recently, a Master of Science in educational leadership. Outside classroom teaching, she has served as the athletic director for St. James for the past three years where, in conjunction with supervising all things athletics, annually planned the “Spring Fling” fundraiser where dollars raised went straight to the athletic program. Her most recent “Spring Fling” event set a record for money raised for St. James. She further has event planning experience by way of her time at Dundee Bank, where she was the community involvement coordinator and worked closely with various Omaha businesses to promote and grow relationships with key stakeholders of the bank via special events.

She’s married to Tyler Becker and has two boys Ty (12) and Drew (10). 
Welcome back to Mercy Sammie!

Brian Altenhofen began his new position as Director of Marketing and Communications on July 5th.

He comes to Mercy with a wealth of knowledge having earned a doctorate degree in communication and technology studies from Texas A&M University and teaching at Truman State University for the past five years. He also served as the Director of the Truman Leadership Scholars, mentoring and programming leadership experiences for Truman Scholars. Prior to his academic career he spent five years as a Jesuit Scholastic.

He is married to Michaela Cullan Altenhofen who will return to Mary Our Queen Catholic School teaching 3rd grade. They have four children Dylan (16), Lily (9), Dominic (7), and Clara (3). 



8th Grade Scholarships

February 12, 2019
By Deb Daley

Mercy High School awarded 16 scholarships to eighth graders at 12 schools totaling $64,000 on February 12th .  Students received these scholarships based on results of the January placement exam. If students maintain their academic standing at Mercy, the scholarships are renewable for the same amount every year. 
Mercy administrators, admissions and alumnae directors visited the following middle schools to present the scholarships:
Christ the King
Holy Cross
Holy Name
Mary Our Queen
St. Columbkille
St. Gerald
St. James Seton
St. Joan of Arc
St. John the Baptist Plattsmouth
St. Mary Bellevue
St. Thomas More
St. Wenceslaus

Some pictures of recipients are available here. 

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