June 2013

Class of 2013, Welcome to the Alumnae Association!

Left to right: Salutatorian Christina Hadley, daughter of Kathleen (Kit) Dooley Hadley '78, and Valedictorian Kathleen Coerdt

The Class of 2013 earned over $14 million in college scholarships and logged almost 26,000 service hours. We are so proud to welcome each class member to the Alumnae Association.

An Opportunity to Make a Difference

Are you interested in strengthening alumnae connections and supporting Mercy students? Would you like to network with other Mercy alumnae? Gain professional skills? Make a difference for our alumnae network of 14,000+?

The Alumnae Board seeks new members for a two-year, renewable term, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. Prospective board members should have an appreciation of their years at Mercy and be willing to work for the betterment of Mercy students and alumnae. The time commitment is reasonable, and the rewards are great. We are Mercy women, just like you, so you’ll have an immediate connection. Help us maintain Mercy as the premier Catholic high school for girls in Southeastern Michigan.

The Alumnae Board works with Mercy High School to design and promote opportunities for alumnae to connect with one another and with current students. The board organizes events for alumnae and the Mercy community and raises funds for student scholarships.

Board meetings are typically held the third Wednesday evening of the month from August through May. We do not meet in November; instead we have a Christmas potluck meeting the first Wednesday of December.

Events include a Legacy Dinner, Memorial Mass and Tea for Tuition. Last year, we held our first Bunco night. We volunteer at the fall and winter Open Houses and Graduation practice. We do service projects and organize an Alumnae Book Club. There are many ways to participate! Find out more and bring us your fresh ideas!

Come see what we are all about. Attend our next meeting on August 21, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in Mercy’s Advancement Office, or contact the Alumnae Office for more information: 248-476-3270 or alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org.

Tea for Tuition Sets Attendance Record!

300 guests gathered at Mercy on Sunday, April 28 for the 9th Annual Tea for TuitionOur largest event to-date raised $24,500 for the Alumnae Association Tuition Assistance Fund. Many individuals in the Mercy community - alumnae, staff, students, parents and friends - once again turned the gym into a tea parlor! Guests enjoyed a lovely afternoon while helping girls achieve a Mercy education. Click here for photos and a list of event donors.

THANK YOU, one and all!

Upcoming Reunions

Please be sure to update your address, phone and email so that your reunion committee can keep you posted on event details. Update online by clicking here.




Contact Info

Class of 1963 October 5, 2013
11:30 am-3:30 pm
Sheraton, Novi
Please note new reunion email address:

Class of 1972

October 19, 2013
4:30 - 8:00 pm

Mercy High School

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Class of 1974

To Be Determined To Be Determined

Judy Barrett

Anne Lawton

Sue Conat-Stencel

Class of 1983

August 3, 2013

To Be Determined

Reunion Committee

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Class of 1993

August 17, 2013 7:00 pm

Rosie O'Grady's, Ferndale

Reunion Committee

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Mercyhighschoolninetythree Reunion


Class of 2003
November 29, 2013
Roostertail, Detroit
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Class of 2004 To Be Determined To Be Determined

Kelly McIntosh

Class of 2008

November 30, 2013

5:00 pm

Mercy High School

Kelly Sloan

Seeking volunteers to help plan reunion

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Alumnae Book Club News

Book selections for the remainder of 2013 are now posted online. Join us for one meeting, or become a regular the choice is yours! Meetings are from 6:30 8:00 pm. Some meetings are held at Mercy; some are at an alumna’s house. To receive reminders, send an email to Tina Cyrol Russette 76 at tmrussette@att.net.

June meeting is postponed to July. Date and location will be on Mercys website soon. We will discuss The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, 369 pages

September 17 Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham, 800 pages

October 15 The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker, 325 pages

November 19 House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III, 365 pages

December 17 The Midwife Confession by Diane Chamberlain, 417 pages

Invest in Mercy Girls at the 23rd Annual Make a Difference for Mercy Golf Outing!

Monday, September 23, 2013 ~ 8:00 am Registration ~ 9:00 am Shotgun Start ~ 2:00 pm Lunch
Western Golf and Country Club ~ Redford, MI

There are several ways to support this event:

Sponsor! Sponsorship opportunities range from $200 to $5,000.

Donate! Donations of golfer prizes or gifts are welcome.

Golf! Registration is $150 per golfer and includes breakfast, cart & green fees, two drink tickets, lunch and invaluable networking with the Mercy community.

Proceeds support Tuition Assistance and Athletics. Last year 136 Mercy supporters golfed to benefit Tuition Assistance and Athletics at Mercy! Don't miss your chance to connect - reserve your spot today!

Alumnae News

Dr. Karen Fields Lever '99 announces the opening of BRUSH Dental Studio in Forest Park, Illinois. BRUSH will be the first modern, chic dental practice in the community emphasizing patient care and quality dentistry as focal points. www.brushdentalstudioil.com

If you're in Ohio this summer, catch Hayley McInerney '11 as Eponine in the Schoenbrunn Amphitheater's production of Les Miserables in New Philadelphia. Hayley is heading into her junior year in Central Michigan University's BFA Music Theatre program. Click here for performance information; be sure to see page 2 for details of Les Mis. For schedule and ticket information visit www.trumpetintheland.com.

Goodbye, Mrs. Sinutko

This year Mercy says farewell to Spanish Teacher Mrs. Vita Sinutko (formerly Ms. Fresta). While at Mercy, she has taught every level of high school Spanish from Spanish 1 to the Advanced fourth and even fifth year levels. We thank you, Senora Sinutko, for such a gift of dedication and love these past 37 years. May God bless you in your future adventures.

Graduating? Relocating?


Update your contact information online at mhsmi.org/alumnae/up date_information. It's the easiest way to stay informed of reunions and other opportunities for keeping Mercy connections strong.

Alumnae Association Mission - To bring together Mercy students, past and present, while striving to:

  • Support and affirm the mission of Mercy High School including its values of human dignity, mercy, justice, service, and option for the poor

  • Participate in ongoing advancement efforts which provide financial support to Mercy High School

  • Support the challenges of preparing young women for critical roles in contemporary society

  • Recognize the achievements of Mercy students, past and present

  • Create settings for the exchange of ideas and information among past and present Mercy students

Mercy High School Mission

Mercy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, fosters spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical and cultural development. Enriched by students from diverse backgrounds, Mercy nurtures compassionate leaders committed to addressing human needs, working for justice, and serving the poor.

Mercy High School - Women Who Make a Difference