September 2016

Mercy Alumnae E-Newsletter - September 2016

REGISTER TODAY for Reunion Weekend 2016

Attention Classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011! It's time to register for Reunion Weekend

September 22-26. No matter when you graduated, the Mercy spirit is the same. The faith formation, the academic rigor, the sisterhood - all have stood the test of time. Come see for yourself and connect with classmates, teachers and Sisters of Mercy.

Register today!

Weekend Events

Thursday, September 22

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Dads Club Bonfire for students, families and alumnae. Kick off the weekend with music, food and a spirited bonfire.

Friday, September 23

President's Reception (by invitation)

Saturday, September 24

Milestone Classes Luncheon and Mass

Classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011

$40 RSVP required

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Check-in at Gymnasium/Auditorium entrance.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Reconnect with friends over lunch.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Walk down memory lane on your self-guided tour. Visit our history display, browse our spirit wear, and smile for a class photo.

4:00 p.m. Join us for Mass.

Some classes are also planning reunions off-site. Visit our website for details.

Monday, September 26

9:00 a.m. Make A Difference for Mercy Golf Outing at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center.

Registration required.

Class of 1976 Reunion

August 12th was Reunion Night for the Class of 1976. The fun lasted well into the evening, and many made plans to attend the Reunion Weekend luncheon at Mercy on September 24. Special thanks to Michelle Morgan Carson and Kim Dixon for their hard work on the event!

Looking Ahead to Reunion Weekend 2017

It's time for the following classes to get organized for Reunion Weekend 2017: Classes of 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012. Alumnae who are interested in serving as class representatives may contact or (248) 476-3270 for more information. Let's get this party started!

Alumnae Legacy Dinner

Special Invitation for Alumna-mothers
Together with their daughters, alumna-mothers of current Mercy students are invited to the annual Legacy Dinner. One lucky guest at this special evening will win $1,000 toward tuition! Must be present to win. Watch your mailbox for your invitation.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

7:00pm - 8:30pm MHS Media Center

RSVP requested

Open House

Mercy alumnae and their families are invited to an early Open House legacy tour from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Enter at the Chapel entrance. General Open House is from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm beginning at the Auditorium/Gymnasium entrance. Families will receive a student-guided tour and meet administrators, teachers, parents and alumnae.


Congratulations, Sisters!

Three beloved Sisters of Mercy celebrated together at a luncheon for former Mercy staff on August 16. It was the anniversary of Vow Day for Sr. Marianne Bennett RSM and Sr. Maureen McGarrigle RSM '57, and the anniversary of Reception Day for Sr. Maureen Mulcrone RSM '64.

Mercy on the Move!

Regional events are fantastic opportunities for alumnae to visit with friends and make new connections. Stay tuned to to see where we will head next. To help arrange or host an event, contact or (248) 476-3270.

Traverse City, Michigan

Mercy alumnae and friends met up at the Traverse City, Michigan home of Amy Stock Ranger MD '86 on June 16, 2016. Thank you for your generosity and hospitality, Amy.

Front row left to right: Carol Sowey Winkler '67, Erin Moug '96, Director of Advancement Maureen Stirling Weiss '96; Second row: Caroline Powers '11, Jeanine Del Vigna Von Lau '82, President Cheryl Delaney Kreger EdD '66, Board of Trustees Member Nancy Auffenberg; Third row: Lisa Beckley Palmer '85, Katie Jacobs Bobrowski '87, Associate Principal Academic Affairs Colleen McMaster Rozman '81, Carolyn Green '68, Carey Czech Jansen '99, Director of Alumnae Relations Margaret Haapala Kurpiers '85; Fourth row: Linda Smith McIntyre '66, Paula Leszczynski White '66, Christine Sakowski Cosnowski '66, Leann Giza Berry '85, Janine Micunek '84, Diane Crowley Madion '58, Dorothy McGeogh Bridges '56, Evelyn Eriksen Tenbusch '54; Back row: Susan Arcari Frye '74, Amy Stock Ranger MD '86, Mary Stock Wallace '81, Joan Stock Mansueti '77. Not pictured: Terry Donahue Cousins '75, Madison Trevorrow '15

Santa Monica, California

President Cheryl Delaney Kreger EdD '66 was thrilled to meet with alumnae in Santa Monica, California on August 21, 2016. Many thanks to Kelly Carroll '91 for suggesting the venue and helping with event arrangements.

Left to right: Kelly Carroll '91, Olivia (Val) Bozzer Crisson '66, President Cheryl Delaney Kreger EdD '66, Loretta Crenshaw McColgan '72, Judith Sallot '64, Sr. Michelle Gorman RSM, Michelle Grohowski-Ray '76

Pal Pic

Mercy alumnae, including new Class of 2016 alums, smile for the camera at the graduation party of Kara Wallace '16 (holding her Varsity letter). Kara is the daughter of Mary Stock Wallace '81 and sister of Patti Wallace '14. She now attends University of Colorado Boulder.

Alumnae Speakers Bureau

Mercy is grateful for alumnae who share their expertise with our students. If you would like to learn more about our Alumnae Speakers Bureau, please contact or (248) 476-3270.

Calendar of Events

More information can be found at and on the school calendar at

Reunion Weekend

September 22-26

Legacy Dinner

October 12

Fall Open House

October 30

Alumnae Memorial Mass

November 6

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

November 4-6

Bunco Ladies Night Out

January 20

Winter Open House

February 2

38th Annual Auction

February 18

Tea for Tuition

April 30

Monthly Alumnae Book Club

Upcoming Alumnae Board Meetings

The Alumnae Board plans and executes events for alumnae and the Mercy community and raises funds for student scholarships on behalf of the Alumnae Association. Meetings are held once a month from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the MHS Advancement Office. We invite all alumnae to attend and participate. Contact the Alumnae Office for more information: or 248-476-3270.

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