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El Salvadorian BSN Student is Happy to Call Iowa Home

For someone who’s all of 26, Mercy College student Sofia A. Faulkner (Sanchez Soler) has had more life experiences than many people twice her age.

Since immigrating to the United States from El Salvador in 2000 with her family, she has lived in five states: New York, North Carolina, Texas, California, and since 2004, Iowa, where she attended school from six grade through graduation from Waukee High School.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Provide $25,000 in Scholarships for Refugees

Mercy College of Health Sciences Receives $25,000 Scholarship Gift from Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Grand Lodge of Iowa

Mercy College of Health Sciences received a $25,000 check from the Grand Lodge of Iowa of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) in November to assist refugees and immigrants to complete their health science educational goals. This is the third year in a row the organization has funded the scholarship in this amount.