Maria Stories
Maria Stories
Leanna Dorsey

Leanna Dorsey describes her experience as a student in the Maria College Psychology BS program and how it helped place her on an exciting career path.

Nursing graduates at the White Tea Ceremony

The 2018 Maria nursing program graduates celebrate the annual White Tea with a pinning and candle-lighting ceremony.

Professor teaching a class

Assistant Professor, Joseph Castro gives us a glimpse into the classroom of a ‘Positive Psychology’ lecture.

Pauline Mojica

Pauline Mojica ‘18, Healthcare Management major talks about her internship experience.

Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson ’18, describes how she found Maria and how the variety of programs and services that made a difference in her life.

Joseph Aklassou

2018 Vanguard Awardee, Joseph Aklassou-gana ‘18, originally from Ivory Coast, West Africa graduated from Maria’s AAS Nursing Program.

60 years of Mercy Education

On April 25, 1958 Maria College was founded. This year, Maria celebrates 60 years of Mercy education.

Woman wearing glasses sitting at a table

The 2018 graduating class of Maria Opportunity Program students talk about the positive outcomes and open doors the program provided.

Nursing Completion Program

RN-BS Degree in Nursing Completion program students talk about their experience in the program and how it has helped enhance their nursing career.

Peter Aldana travels from his home in San Francisco every other weekend to attend Maria’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program.

Student receiving the Andrea Lewis Siek AAS in Nursing Scholarship

Jacqueline Cramer, AAS Nursing student, class of 2018, was the first recipient of the Andrea Lewis Siek AAS in Nursing Scholarship.

Kari Lentchner ’18, Psychology BS, came to Maria with the intention of becoming a nurse. Because of her passion and work experience for the field of Autism, she was introduced to Maria’s psychology major.

Ya D Na, a General Studies student at Maria College, talks about her journey coming to Albany from a refugee camp in Thailand, and how she found Maria College.

Tracy Cuifo attends Maria College to pursue a customized career path in the Liberal Arts AA program with a concentration in Psychology.

Krista Barbour shares about her internship experience at the Albany County Probation Department. She is very excited to become a parole officer.

Director Dr. Robert Cella and students Pauline Mojica and Laurie McDermott speak about the Healthcare Management program.