Generations of Success

Generations of Success

Spring 2016
How our graduates put their passions into action — Mount Mercy alumni share their stories. There’s no limit to what you can achieve with a Mount Mercy education. Our alumni find success in every professional sector imaginable — as doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, educators, business leaders, storytellers, artists and more.

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Academics

Healing Words & Healing Minds

Healing Words & Healing Minds

Courtney Snodgrass ’17, is wasting no time in achieving her dreams of becoming an established writer and activist. Using...

Athletics

A Long Journey Home: From Spain to Mount Mercy to Soccer Leader

A Long Journey Home: From Spain to Mount Mercy to Soccer Leader

Enrique Cortina ’13, came to Mount Mercy University from his hometown of Valencia, Spain, to follow his passion for playing...

Alumni

It Was Meant to Be: One Email Changed Cynthia Dennis’ Life

It Was Meant to Be: One Email Changed Cynthia Dennis’ Life

Neither personal tragedy nor 20 years out of the classroom could keep Cynthia Dennis ’11, from her ultimate goal of achieving...

On Campus

Enactus Changing Lives Through a Job Readiness Initiative

Enactus Changing Lives Through a Job Readiness Initiative

Mount Mercy University’s Enactus club is changing the lives of disadvantaged women in eastern Iowa through a job readiness...

In This Issue

President’s Letter: When Success Follows

President’s Letter: When Success Follows
At Mount Mercy University, we play a great balancing act with the definition of success. Our alumni, students, and members of our faculty and staff have achieved significant accomplishments in their professional lives. Many have been overwhelmingly successful by every financial measure possible. But...
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Generations of Success

How our graduates put their passions into action — Mount Mercy alumni share their stories. There’s no limit to what you can achieve with a Mount Mercy education. Our alumni find success in every professional sector imaginable — as doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, educators, business leaders,...
Spring 2016 | | Read More

Enactus Changing Lives Through a Job Readiness Initiative

Enactus Changing Lives Through a Job Readiness Initiative
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus club is changing the lives of disadvantaged women in eastern Iowa through a job readiness initiative called EmpowHer. The student-led program offers educational opportunities to women through the Catherine McAuley Center (CMC), helping them gain the skills needed to...
Spring 2016 | On Campus | Read More

Healing Words & Healing Minds

Healing Words & Healing Minds
Courtney Snodgrass ’17, is wasting no time in achieving her dreams of becoming an established writer and activist. Using her two areas of study in tandem, the junior English and psychology major has published two poetry collections, writes commissioned pieces, is spending part of the year editing Mount...
Spring 2016 | Academics, On Campus | Read More

It Was Meant to Be: One Email Changed Cynthia Dennis’ Life

It Was Meant to Be: One Email Changed Cynthia Dennis’ Life
Neither personal tragedy nor 20 years out of the classroom could keep Cynthia Dennis ’11, from her ultimate goal of achieving a master’s degree from Mount Mercy University once she set her mind to it. Dennis attended Cedar Rapids Prairie High School and later earned a degree from the University of...
Spring 2016 | Academics, Alumni | Read More

Sisterhood & Second Chances

Sisterhood & Second Chances
From the beginning, limited options seemed to force the Bauer sisters into lives they did not wish for themselves. But through love and commitment to each other, and by their own inner strengths, both found their way to Mount Mercy University—ultimately leading to successful and satisfying careers. “Our...
Spring 2016 | Academics, On Campus | Read More

A Long Journey Home: From Spain to Mount Mercy to Soccer Leader

A Long Journey Home: From Spain to Mount Mercy to Soccer Leader
Enrique Cortina ’13, came to Mount Mercy University from his hometown of Valencia, Spain, to follow his passion for playing soccer while working toward earning an education he and his family could be proud of. The experiences and relationships Cortina formed during his four years at Mount Mercy revised...
Spring 2016 | Alumni, Athletics | Read More

Accountant Turned CFO: How Judy Lubben Leads by Mount Mercy’s Example

Accountant Turned CFO: How Judy Lubben Leads by Mount Mercy’s Example
Mount Mercy Alumna Judy Lubben ’03 and ’14, has encountered the ups and downs as a leader of one of Cedar Rapids’ largest companies—Raining Rose. Lubben, who obtained both her undergraduate accounting degree and an MBA from Mount Mercy University, has been with Raining Rose—an internationally...
Spring 2016 | Academics, Alumni | Read More