Archive for ‘Alumni’

Master of Arts in Education paves the way to new job, new skills and an invaluable network for Cedar Rapids teacher

Master of Arts in Education paves the way to new job, new skills and an invaluable network for Cedar Rapids teacher
When Matthew Brems ’13, enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Education (MAEd) program at Mount Mercy University, he had recently returned to Iowa following a nearly three-year teaching stint in Arizona. After he began his job search in Iowa, he quickly realized that full-time teaching gigs were not easy...
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Post-graduation trip to Ecuador helps MMU alum serve Corridor patients better

Post-graduation trip to Ecuador helps MMU alum serve Corridor patients better
When Allison Wampler ’13 chose Mount Mercy University, she made the decision primarily because of the reputation of the nursing program; however, she never imagined she would also find a community where her passion for Spanish language and cultures could also be incorporated seamlessly into her studies. In...
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Class Notes

  Achievements Maury Thompson ’84 Assistant County Manager, Johnson County Developmental Supports, Olathe, Kansas. Wendy (West) Northcutt ’88 Program Manager, Pearson, Iowa City, Iowa. Amy (Osenbaugh) Brinkmeyer ’94 Inducted into the Linn-Mar High School Athletic Hall of Fame on January 31,...
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Ten alumni form Mount Mercy’s first Young Alumni Council

In an effort to recognize and support young alumni while connecting them to their alma mater, Josie Takes, alumni relations coordinator, helped create Mount Mercy University’s Young Alumni Council. Young Alumni Council members for the 2014-2015 are: Michael Kaduce ’09 – President Maria Upmeyer...
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MBA grad lives Mercy values through mentorship

MBA grad lives Mercy values through mentorship
Mount Mercy University promises students a practical education that inspires them to discover knowledge, build community and lead courageous lives. Elements of Mercy values like compassionate service are weaved throughout program curriculums, giving students a choice – learn and move on, or learn and...
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Michael Kutcher planned as 2014 commencement speaker

Michael Kutcher planned as 2014 commencement speaker
When Michael Kutcher ‘02 graduated from Mount Mercy with degrees in management and finance, he didn’t plan on a career path in public speaking.  Life has a way of taking unexpected turns.  After an eye-opening encounter with five-year-old Bella, a young girl living with pronounced cerebral palsy...
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Josie Takes named alumni relations coordinator

Mount Mercy University has named Josie Takes the alumni relations coordinator. Takes previously served as the events and programs director at the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, in which she planned and managed all festival events and programs. She worked closely with the many organizations and businesses...
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Three Mount Mercy University alumni named to 2013 Forty Under 40 honorees

This year, three Mount Mercy University alumni were named to the Corridor Business Journal’s 2013 Forty Under 40 list: Joel Althoff, ’02, Brooke Fitzgerald, ’03, and Wesley Hilleshiem, ’11. Joel Althoff Joel Althoff, ’02, earned his bachelors of science in math and computer science. After working...
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Class Notes

Deaths 1940s Sister Irence DeMeulenaere CM ‘42, August 17, 2013. Marcella O’Brien Rooney AC ‘47 ‘64, September 6 2013. 1950s Adeline Biderman Gaimari RN ‘56, July 17, 2013. 1960s Patricia Masterson Kline ‘63, September 5, 2013. Kathleen Overall ‘68, May, 2012. 1970s Margaret Banse ‘71,...
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Alumna revered for ‘lighting a fire’

Alumna revered for ‘lighting a fire’
“If you build it, they will come.” For the community surrounding Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH), it could be, “If you believe it, they will come.” The small rural town of Grundy Center, Iowa, witnessed a determined little hospital rise from the ashes to prove itself worthy of their...
Spring 2013 | Alumni | Read More