The Pandemic Response Team would like to share President Dlugos' message of condolence to one of our fellow institutions of Mercy higher education, Mount Mercy College. They lost one of their beloved students to COVID-19 this week. Please keep their community in your prayers, and let's remain vigilant as this pandemic continues to affect all of our lives.

Dear President Olson,

It is with deep sorrow that we learned of the passing of Ashley Hudson earlier this week.

The loss of any member of the greater Mercy community affects us all; the untimely passing of one of our students brings special pain and grief.

Please know that the thoughts and prayers of the Saint Joseph’s College of Maine community are with Ashley, her family, and all of the Mount Mercy community.

With deepest sympathy,


SJC has zero active cases of COVID-19 on campus this week.