Maria Stories
Maria Stories
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.

Click here to see a video about Mercy Week.

Maria College celebrated Mercy Week 2017 with a full schedule of special events and honored guests.

Six students talk about why they like studying psychology at Maria College. Students, Chelsie and Dom talk about their internships. 

Click here to watch a video about HserDay Moo, a Liberal Arts student at Maria College.

HserDay Moo, a Liberal Arts student at Maria College, painted a 5-foot landscape mural that was installed in the library. HserDay shares about his journey from Thailand and how he became interested in art.

Click here to watch a video about Maria College’s Virtual Anatomy Technology

Virtual dissection technology gives students the ability to look beneath the skin to study human anatomy, revolutionizing how anatomy is taught.

Click to watch a video about a Maria community project.

Anne Devlin, Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts and Management, shares about a Maria community project, Service in Our Own Backyard.

Jenni Mullet, Liberal Arts student at Maria College, credits the program for strengthening her critical thinking skills to help her make a difference in the world.