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).
Hanna Stec '19 Named Brooke Owens Fellow
Hanna Stec '19 has been named a Brooke Owens Fellow for the Class of 2022. This fellowship is a highly competitive program recognizing exceptional women in the aerospace field with space and aviation internships, executive mentorship, and access to a very wide-reaching network of women. Hanna was one of 51 fellows chosen out of an application pool of over 1,000.
In this fellowship, Hanna will be matched with an executive-level mentor in the aerospace industry to help her launch her career. Now a junior studying aerospace engineering at Iowa State, Hanna will work at Iriduim in Leesburg, VA, for her fellowship.
To read Hanna's official Brooke Owens Fellowship bio, click here: http://www.brookeowensfellowship.org/hanna-stec