Trocaire College

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Trocaire College
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Former names
Sancta Maria College
Motto Dream. Focus. Succeed.
Established 1958 (1958)
Type Private junior college
Affiliation Roman Catholic (Sisters of Mercy
President Bassam M. Deeb
Vice-president Richard T. Linn
John Vecchio
Academic staff
Students 1400~
Location Buffalo, New York, United States
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Affiliations CMHE

Trocaire College is a private Roman Catholic college in Buffalo, New York located within the Diocese of Buffalo. Trocaire College offers associate and bachelor's degree programs as well as one-year certificate programs specializing in healthcare training. Trocaire has a second location, the Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality & Business, located in Williamsville, New York. Enrollment is approximately 1300 students.


The college was founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy as Sancta Maria College, a sisters' college. In 1965, the college began admitting lay women, followed by men in 1972. The name was changed to Trocaire College in 1967, with the new naming coming from the Irish word for "mercy."[1]


Trocaire College offers certificate programs, Associate's degree programs, as well as Bachelor's degree programs. In addition to healthcare, students can major in other career-oriented fields, including Hospitality Management and Human Resource Management. The college is home to the oldest private Associate's Degree in Nursing program in western New York, as well as the region's oldest evening nursing program.


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