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).
Scholarship & Placement Exam
Mercy High School’s Scholarship and Placement Exam will take place Saturday, January 11 from 8 a.m.to noon at the school, 1501 South 48th St. Eighth grade girls interested in attending Mercy must take the exam and results are used to place students in their freshmen year classes as well as for academic scholarships. Register today to secure your spot in the class of 2024 and to qualify for over $62,000 in scholarships and $1.8 million in tuition assistance that the school provides to students annually.
Parents are invited to attend a presentation regarding Mercy's Negotiated Tuition program with President Sr. Delores Hannon, RSM at 8:00 a.m. An additional presentation in Spanish will be at 11:15 a.m.
Registration is available online here.