Staying connected with those who have come before


Although no longer walking our hallowed halls, former students remain a vital part of the Circle of Mercy. Alumnae form a powerful network of women dedicated to living the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy. Mercy alumnae are powerful businesswomen, physicians, software engineers, financial advisors, and CEOs. They are wives and mothers, sisters and aunts. They take with them all they have learned from their time at Mercy, and give back a hundredfold to the communities in which they live.

Led by Mercy alumna Mary Lawrence Khalil ’80 P’10  P’12, Mercy’s Office of Alumnae Relations is here to help you connect with others in the Circle of Mercy. We host alumnae events and networking programs, as well as produce the beautiful Angles news magazine. We serve as a resource for any questions you may have. Please feel free to attend one of our events, communicate with your classmates, and see how Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women can continue to enrich your life.

Our Alumnae Have Stories to Tell

Dorothy Pecoraro ’59 and Sister Pat Prinzing ’58

The phrase ‘life-long friends’ has never rung truer than for Dorothy Pecoraro ’59 and Sister Pat Prinzing ’58. Circumstance may have brought them together at Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women in the 1950s, but it was their affinity for each other that maintained their bond of sisterhood for 60 years. Similar to […]

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Ashley Amalfi ’02

When she arrived at Mercy as a seventh grader, Dr. Ashley Amalfi ‘02 was mostly interested in art, and she was very good at it. But during the next five years at Mercy, she also found herself drawn toward the field of medicine. While she didn’t see it at the time, encouragement from her teachers […]

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Julia Tedesco ’01

While she credits her parents for instilling in her the values of faith and service, Julia Tedesco ‘01 said it was her time at Mercy that more fully developed her social conscience. A social justice class with Sister Pat Beairsto, Mercy theology teacher and Campus Minister, led her to pursue an undergraduate minor in Peace […]

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Andrea Davis Zopp ’74

A deep love of learning brought Andrea Davis Zopp ‘74 to Mercy, where she found herself the youngest member of her freshman class. But any worries about her age disappeared after her first day as she quickly made connections with classmates that have lasted a lifetime. “At Mercy, we were able to form a unique […]

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Claire Mongeau ’07

Claire Mongeau ’07 began her education at Mercy as a shy 7th grader. Claire always knew she wanted to do something to change the world, but at age 12, she didn’t know exactly what that would be. Her combined love of education, instilled in her by her mother, as well as her desire to travel […]

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Sandra Uwiringiyimana ’13

After attending public schools over the years, Sandra Uwiringiyimana ’13 came to Mercy in 2008 eager to better her life and the world around her.  Without the means to pay for private schooling, Sandra was grateful to receive a scholarship through Mercy’s Frances Warde Fund, an endowment that provides need-based aid to young women who are recent immigrants to […]

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Allyson Farnand ’21

As a self-described introvert, Allyson Farnand ’21 was the quintessential shy middle schooler, keeping mostly to herself with only a few friends. Whether this shyness emanated from herself or from her experience at her previous school, she decided it was time for a new academic environment — so she enrolled at Mercy as a sixth […]

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Heather Goodbody ’87

The first moments of inspiration for Heather Hanson Goodbody ’87 were drawn from her parents – both thriving business people – who taught Heather at a young age that she could achieve anything she wanted out of life. Heather’s mom attended an all-girls school and experienced the life-long benefit of that environment. Wanting to give […]

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Jalisa Egues ’21

When Jalisa Egues ’21 was in primary school, she never dreamed she would ever attend a school like Our Lady of Mercy – the opportunity seemed too far out of reach. Even though she had all the makings of a Mercy Girl, Jalisa felt Mercy was for “other girls, not me.” But in 2014, something […]

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Melanie Pitcher ’19

Recent graduate Melanie Pitcher ’19 will be the first to tell you, quite excitedly, that she loves being a Mercy Girl. Melanie always felt like she was a part of the family – her mother, aunts, and cousin all called Mercy home. In fact, her desire to come to Mercy was so strong, Melanie transferred […]

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Peggy Growney ’74

Mercy graduate Peggy Growney ’74 has made her mark on the world as a strong, confident, and compassionate woman. She credits her family, gospel values, and her education at Our Lady of Mercy for helping her choose the right path. Growing up, Peggy shared a home with her parents, two brothers, and six sisters. It […]

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Chansocphentra Salcido ’20

Chansocphentra Salcido, a senior at Our Lady of Mercy, never thought her dreams of attending college and becoming a conceptual artist would ever become a real possibility. Even though she is exceedingly bright, ‘Pat’ struggled in her elementary school. She found it difficult to interact with her classmates who did not share her passion for […]

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