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News & Events


  • Jun 6, 2017 —
    With a toast and a shower of confetti, Merrimack College formally named its first academic building in a quarter century, for the college’s most generous donors, board chairman Michael ’92, H’17, and Kerridan Crowe, P’17. This gift marks the largest individual contribution made in support of the college to date.
  • Apr 25, 2017 —
    Social media traffic has surged this year for the Girard School, due mostly to the efforts of the school’s digital and social media intern, graduate student Satish “Sai” Gattupalli.
  • May 15, 2017 —

    Having emigrated to the US at age 13, Estrella spoke to the newest honor society inductees about taking advantage of opportunities, being persistent in following your dreams, and giving back to your community.

  • Apr 19, 2017 —

    Incoming Assistant Professor Natalie Mitchell comes to Merrimack from Tulane University where she taught graduate and undergraduate Marketing courses. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2004 with a B.S. in Public Relations and received an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Florida International University in 2009. She spent several years working in communications, merchandising, media planning and event planning, and then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Advertising and Marketing from the University of Texas in 2014. Her dissertation focused on the impact of luxury brand mentions on consumer culture.

Notable & Quotable

  • Paul Antonellis Jr. Rachel Silsbee


    Paul Antonellis Jr., lecturer in management and director of the human resource management programs, and Rachel Silsbee, assistant director of student success at the Writing Center, published a paper, “Employment Interview Screening: Is the Ink Worth It?” in the February 2017 issue of the Global Journal of Human Resource Management. The paper looked at how tattoos are viewed by interviewers and the impact tattoos have on the interview process. Antonellis published a second article, “Practical Steps for the Utilization of Action Research in Your Organization: A Qualitative Approach for Nonacademic Research,” in the May 2017 issue of the International Journal of Human Resource Studies. The article detailed the process nonacademic researchers can use to investigate topics they wish to change within an organization.

  • <p class="p1">President Christopher Hopey, third from right, poses with newly tenured faculty, from left, Jimmy Franco, Brittnie Aiello, Sally Shockro, Susan Marine and Sirkwoo Jin.</p>Five faculty members, representing all four school at Merrimack, were awarded tenure in January by President Christopher E. Hopey, third from right. They are, from left, Jimmy Franco, assistant professor of chemistry; Brittnie Aiello, assistant professor of criminology; Sally Shockro, assistant professor of history; Susan Marine, associate professor and program director in the higher education master’s program; and Sirkwoo Jin, assistant professor of management.

  • Ana SilvaAna Silva, associate professor of finance and chair of the accounting and finance department, was quoted in a “Ask the Experts” column about secured credit cards. Asked how the issuer of a secured credit card with no annual fee makes money, Silva responded, “Issuers charge high APRs on the unpaid balances each month. Late fees are also charged when a customer misses a payment. Some issuers charge a fee for setting-up an account. Issuers also charge the interchange fee on every credit card transaction. In addition, some banks cross-sell other products such as insurances.”