Delegates from Other Institutions

Presidential Inauguration

Delegates from Other Institutions

Welcome to Mercy College of Health Sciences! Thank you for joining us for this momentous occasion. We are excited to have you participate in the inauguration ceremony of Mercy College's fourth president, Dr. Adreain Henry. The following information is a general overview of the events of the day. 

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Schedule of Events

  • Celebration of Mass: The celebration of Catholic Mass will be held with special intentions for Mercy College's new president at 9 a.m. People of all faith backgrounds are invited to attend. 
  • Inauguration Lunch: Delegates are invited to join the new Mercy College President for lunch following the conclusion of the Inauguration Mass on April 14, 2022. Check-in for the event will begin at 10:30 a.m., with lunch to be served at 11 a.m. Please see your invitation for additional details. 
  • Installation Ceremony: Robing for the ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Each delegate will be assigned a position in the procession according to the founding year of their institution. We ask that delegates be robed no later than 1:30 pm to ensure the procession will start on time. Mercy College staff members will be available to assist you. The procession will begin at 2 p.m., and we anticipate the ceremony concluding at 4 p.m. 
  • Dessert Reception: Please join us for a light dessert reception following the conclusion of the inauguration ceremony. 
  • Inauguration Dinner: At the conclusion of the day's events, please join Dr. Henry for a final inauguration dinner at 6:30 p.m. Please see your invitation for additional details. 

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Additional Details

  • Parking: Free parking is available on Mercy College's campus. The campus is a two block walk from the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Parking is also available at the Iowa Events Center for $10.  Additional downtown parking options can be found here
  • Robing & Academic Regalia: All delegates in the academic procession are expected to wear their own academic attire. If you do not have a cap and gown, please contact the institution you are representing so they may provide you with the necessary regalia. A secure room will be provided at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center for robing and personal belongings. The room will open at 11 am and will be staffed during all inauguration events. 


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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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