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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). 



Mercy Inducts 20 into NHS

November 07, 2018
By Deb Daley

Twenty students were inducted into Mercy High School’s McAuley Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) on November 6.  The theme of the night was “Staying True to Yourself.” 

Students were selected based on four key criteria
•    Scholarship (a cumulative grade point of 3.7 or higher); 
•    Service (30 hours of service in the last 18 months), 
•    Leadership and involvement (extracurricular activities); and
•    Character.

Featured speaker was the Hon. Francie Reidmann Weiss ’81. The 1981 graduate of Mercy is a mother of Mercy senior and NHS member Emma. Judge Weis currently serves on the Court of Appeals in the 3rd Judicial District encompassing a number of counties in northeast Nebraska.  For the past two years, Judge Weis has served as the Nebraska State Bar Foundation Mock Trial Coach for Mercy as well as the Nebraska State Bar Foundation Mock Trial Semi-Finals Judge in Madison County Nebraska.  

New members of the National Honor Society include:
Stephanie Aleman-Maldonado    
Anna Bushman                            
Sabori Cervantes                          
Juliana Cooper                              
Miqaela Davis                              
Anna Dorr                                                
Erin Epp                                    Madeline Riesberg
Katherine Geist                        Claire Schweikert 
Anna Ham                                Rhys Slavik
Cate Huse                                 Anna Sommers    
Zoie Malesker                          Sadie Weiner
Carina Muse                             Seowon (Sunny) Yang
Abigail O'Connor                      Gabrielle Zuerlein        

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