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 High School is excited to show you the new virtual tour of our school. There is so much happening at Mercy this summer from graduation on June 22 with our 2020 seniors, to construction occurring throughout the building that will be completed by this coming fall. We are so proud of our seniors who handled this pandemic with strength, grace and leadership. A few accolades of this class include:
· 100% accepted into post-secondary education
· $8.8 million raised in scholarships
· 80% receiving college or university scholarships and were accepted into 93 institutions of higher learning
We will have opportunities this fall for parents and students to see the school in person, as well as an updated virtual tour showing footage of students back in the building and the completed Academic Success Center. There are still spots available in the freshman class for the upcoming school year. We hope you and your family are staying healthy and we look forward to seeing you at Mercy High School soon!
Please contact Director of Admissions, Anne McGill ’00 at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402.553.9424 for additional information.