President’s Letter President’s Letter
By the Numbers By the Numbers
2010 Becoming a University

Becoming a University

Building on its reputation for high-quality, student-focused undergraduate education—and carrying forth its mission to meet the needs of our time—Mount Mercy launched its first master’s degree programs in 2008.

2011 Sisters of Mercy University Center

Sisters of Mercy University Center

The University Center creates a comfortable, attractive, and high-tech setting—fostering collaboration, encouraging engagement, and instilling a sense of true community.

2013 CRST International Graduate Center

CRST International Graduate Center

Launching graduate programs in academic areas of recognized expertise was a natural progression for Mount Mercy. However, the popularity of its initial offerings quickly led to increased enrollment and the need for more space.

TODAY Plaster Athletic Complex

Plaster Athletic Complex

Mount Mercy’s outdoor athletes have never had a home field to call their own. To simply practice and play, alternative spaces scattered throughout Cedar Rapids were rented, making it difficult for athletes to train, compete, and generate much-deserved fan enthusiasm.

In This Issue

President’s Letter
Feature / On Campus / Summer 2017 Unity Campaign Report

President’s Letter

The Unity Campaign was Mount Mercy’s most successful fundraising effort in our nearly 90-year history. Because of the generosity of thousands of donors, and the tireless efforts of so many, we have a great deal to commemorate.

Unity Campaign Donor Honor Roll
Summer 2017 Unity Campaign Report

Unity Campaign Donor Honor Roll

Thank you for your support of Mount Mercy University during the most successful fundraising campaign in our 89-year history—raising a record $36+ million from July 2009 through June of 2016. Because of the generosity of thousands of donors, the success stories found throughout this report—and many more—have profoundly changed the […]

Father Tony
On Campus / Summer 2017 Unity Campaign Report

Father Tony

In 2015, Reverend Anthony Adawu, lovingly known as Father Tony, became Mount Mercy’s first full-time chaplain in almost six years. His pastoral presence reinforces Mount Mercy’s Catholic tradition and Mercy charism.

Sister Mary Cephas Wichman JC ’51, ’61
Summer 2017 Unity Campaign Report

Sister Mary Cephas Wichman JC ’51, ’61

(1932–2016) Sister Mary Cephas Wichman was a vowed member of the Sisters of Mercy for 66 years. Known for her generosity, kindness, and delicious scones, Sister Mary Cephas dedicated much of her career to developing relationships and raising support for education—a hallmark of the Sisters of Mercy.

Martin “Marty” Andreas
Summer 2017 Unity Campaign Report

Martin “Marty” Andreas

(1939–2016) Andreas served the Board of Trustees for 40 years with distinction, leaving behind a legacy of financial management that changed the course of Mount Mercy’s future and positively impacted thousands of students’ lives.

Board of Trustees
Summer 2017 Unity Campaign Report

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is a volunteer, self-perpetuating group, with a maximum membership of 37 members, three of whom are to be Sisters of Mercy.

Plaster Athletic Complex
Athletics / Summer 2017 Unity Campaign Report / TODAY

Plaster Athletic Complex

Mount Mercy’s outdoor athletes have never had a home field to call their own. To simply practice and play, alternative spaces scattered throughout Cedar Rapids were rented, making it difficult for athletes to train, compete, and generate much-deserved fan enthusiasm.

CRST International Graduate Center
Academics / 2013 / Summer 2017 Unity Campaign Report

CRST International Graduate Center

Launching graduate programs in academic areas of recognized expertise was a natural progression for Mount Mercy. However, the popularity of its initial offerings quickly led to increased enrollment and the need for more space.

Sisters of Mercy University Center
On Campus / 2011 / Summer 2017 Unity Campaign Report

Sisters of Mercy University Center

The University Center creates a comfortable, attractive, and high-tech setting—fostering collaboration, encouraging engagement, and instilling a sense of true community.

Becoming a University
Academics / 2010 / Summer 2017 Unity Campaign Report

Becoming a University

Building on its reputation for high-quality, student-focused undergraduate education—and carrying forth its mission to meet the needs of our time—Mount Mercy launched its first master’s degree programs in 2008.

By the Numbers
Summer 2017 Unity Campaign Report

By the Numbers

We set out to raise an ambitious $35 million—at the start of the global recession recovery no less—and we did it, together, raising nearly $37 million!