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Trocaire College

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Founded in 1958 in the City of Buffalo, NY by the Sisters of Mercy, Trocaire College is a private, career-oriented Catholic college that strives to empower students toward personal enrichment, dignity and self-worth through education. A career-oriented institution, Trocaire offers three bachelor’s degrees, 12 associate degrees and eight certificate programs in healthcare, business and technology. Recognizing the individual needs of a diverse student body, Trocaire College provides life learning and development within a community-based environment, preparing students for service in the universal community. Visit www.trocaire.edu for more information and follow Trocaire on Facebook and Twitter.


Company: Trocaire College

President/CEO/owner: Bassam M. Deeb, Ph.D.

Location: 360 Choate Avenue Buffalo, NY 14220 Main Campus

Website address: www.trocaire.edu

Type of business: Higher Education Institution

Current work force (full & part time): 300

Professional affiliations: Conference for Mercy Higher Education

Company mission: Trocaire College's mission, to create a community of learning in which students are empowered to discover themselves and gain access to professions in their chosen field, is firmly rooted in our desire to improve the quality of life of those students we serve. Trocaire College, a private career-oriented Catholic college in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, strives to empower students toward personal enrichment, dignity, and self-worth through education in a variety of professions and in the liberal arts. Recognizing the individual needs of a diverse student body, Trocaire College provides life learning and development within a community-based environment. Trocaire College prepares students for service in the universal community.

Corporate culture (dress code, environment, atmosphere): The College has evolved extensively over the past 50 years as it has arrived at its current structure. The Trocaire College of today is a vibrant, multi-dimensional coeducational Catholic college which continues to operate in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Trocaire is an active member of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education, offering career-oriented programs in the areas of healthcare, business and technology.

Plans for expansion/upgrading: In addition to upgrades and a redesign of the Main Campus front entrance, which includes a new 1,200 square foot Barnes & Noble College bookstore, there are also currently renovations taking place at the College’s Extension Center / Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality and Business located off of Transit Road in Lancaster, NY. This project, partially funded by the Statler Foundation, has three primary goals: establish the Statler Foundation: Hospitality, Food, and Nutrition Service Learning Laboratory, establish the Learning Commons – this portion of the project will integrate the functions of the library with a multi-use learning commons environment, and provide an event space at Transit. We celebrate this project as giving the college a great deal of new flexibility while providing space focused on food and beverage service operations in a dedicated learning lab.

Training programs: Number of courses offered is 1,095 (includes on-site and on-line opportunities)

Higher education tuition assistance: Tuition aid for Employee & Dependents taking Trocaire credit/non-credit Courses and participation in the Commission on Independent College and Universities Reciprocal Tuition Remission Programs.

What do employees like best about working for your company: Trocaire educates students effectively, persistently and humanly by offering a nurturing and encouraging environment that only a small, student-centered institution can provide. Our graduates live, work and stay in the Buffalo area, filling crucial professional roles and making it a better place for others. Trocaire provides community-based learning, clinical/internship experiences and service opportunities, ensuring our students are ingrained in the community even prior to graduation.

Our employees enjoy this small, intimate culture, and are deeply passionate about the College’s mission and emphasis on service.


Community involvement: Continuing the tradition of our founders, the Sisters of Mercy, Trocaire “meets an unmet need.” We welcome students of all backgrounds and beliefs with open and inclusive arms, and we nurture their ambition and innate talents, preparing them for careers of service. The Mercy spirit is especially present in our emphasis on service learning. Trocaire College offers an education that prepares graduates to take their place in the world beyond our walls. Service learning is part of that preparation.

Service learning is a teaching and learning approach that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich your learning experience, promote growth in compassion and critical thinking skills, foster civic responsibility and strengthen communities.

Service learning offers students immediate opportunities to apply classroom learning to support or enhance the work of local agencies to affect positive change in the community. Students engage in activities that address human and community needs, together with structured reflection designed to achieve desired learning outcomes.


Employee benefits: Total rewards include: Opportunities for Professional Development, 90% Employer Paid Health and Dental Plans, Employer Funded Retirement Package and Life Insurance, Supplemental & Long /Short-term Disability Insurances, Tuition Assistance Program, Employer Sponsored Community Service Events and Generous Paid Time Off.

Types of positions: Staff and faculty positions in a variety of areas within higher education

Internship/apprentice programs: Internships with the College are available, dependent on the needs of each department and or office.

Where/how to apply: www.trocaire.edu

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