Maria Stories
Maria Stories
Student smiling

Anna Gerwin ’18 shares about her experience in Maria College’s Psychology program and how the guidance from Professor Peter Byrne helped her find the right career path.

Sarah Wistort

Sarah Wistort ’19, a graduate of Maria’s RN-BS Degree in Nursing Completion program, shares about her senior capstone project and the effects that desertification has had on the country Chad.

Carole Wickham

Alumni, Carole Wickham ’84 DNS, RN, CNS-BC, is the Director of Professional Practice & Nursing Research for St. Peter’s Health Partners.

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 psychology 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-gana

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

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, Psychology

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, General Studies

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.