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Something Old Turned New

For years the Academic Success Center has been a place of gathering, studying, and learning for Mercy girls. Many students choose room 30 as a workspace because of the friendly smiles, helpful tutors, and productive atmosphere. The ASC area, although beloved in the Mercy community, has not received any major  renovations since the schools opening in 1955. 

The ASC prior to renovations

After learning about Mercy’s mission, The Heider Family Foundation, joined with the generous Lozier foundation, donated a total of $300,000 to the school to build a new Academic Success Center. 

The Heider family, one of both Creighton University and Creighton Prep’s largest benefactors, were attracted to Mercy when Mr. Nate Driml, a member of Creighton Prep’s class of 1996 and active member of their alumni community, reached out.  

Amy Klein, Mercy’s Academic Success Coordinator, said that she believes the donors were impressed with our programs that give girls of all abilities and backgrounds a Catholic education. 

Katie Davis, our ESL Coordinator and whose desk currently sits in the right-side room of the ASC, says that the scope of work will include knocking out the center wall of room 30 and the counseling office to create one big, open space. In addition to the new layout, Mrs. Powers and Mrs. Driml-Powers will each get glass-enclosed offices, and the room will feature flexible style seating similar to Lab 32. 

Flexible style seating

Much like several Mercy renovations of the past, the project will break ground at the start of summer. Students of the 2020-2021 school year can look forward to the innovative renovations, courtesy of our generous donors.

Elizabeth Walters
Editor in Chief.
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