Today Magazine Spring 2021 - Page 12

Excellence What you learn and who you learn from is crucial . Our rigorous academics are designed to help students develop the skills employers most want and need , guided by our expert faculty who are committed to their success . GMercyU Griffins learn how to succeed in their respective fields and make the maximum impact on their communities . A cornerstone of Excellence is our Honors Program , which is a circle of talented and motivated peers and educators who push themselves to expand their perspectives and develop a lifelong ethos for learning .

Setting GMercyU Students Apart with ‘ The Griffin Edge : Your Distinctive Mercy Experience ’

By Meghan Orsino

There are many things that set our Griffins apart from the rest . Top among them are the skills and values they develop while at GMercyU .

These skills and values , which are nurtured throughout students ’ time here , help guide our students toward becoming Distinctive Mercy Graduates who prioritize making the world a better place . We call this The Griffin Edge .
The Griffin Edge takes students on a personalized journey designed to help them connect the dots between their experiences at GMercyU and their future goals and aspirations . The program gives students the tools , including access to an E-portfolio , that they need to track , reflect on , and share their experiences in a way that helps them stand out to future employers and graduate schools .
The Griffin Edge is comprised of Five E ’ s , which become the building blocks of each student ’ s Distinctive Mercy Experience .
Honors Program I felt inspired by the classes I took within the Honors Program and some of the electives I had chosen so I decided entering my second semester to also pick up a minor in Communication . I feel very balanced and comfortable in my education as I feel in both paths I am constantly learning new things and gaining life experience I possibly would ’ ve missed out on at a larger university . Between my assigned advisors within Biology and Communication , Honors Program professors , senior students and Career Development , I feel reassured that I am in the perfect place for me .

-Jordan Abelson ' 21 Biology