From the Hill to the Classroom
Amazing-Grace Ighedo ’16 strives to be the very best, no matter the circumstances or challenges of her life. This led her not only to the United States from Nigeria, but also to earn the coveted Minority Nurse Scholarship from Minority Nurse Magazine, and ultimately a degree from Mount Mercy University. […]
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.
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 his […]
Lubben, who had two sons at home while attending undergraduate classes, chose Mount Mercy because of its convenient location, small class size and professors’ passion. Barb Pooley, who was an influential mentor during Lubben’s time at MMU, was the one who recommended her for the job at Raining Rose. She said she also learned important lessons in leadership from her mentors at Mount Mercy.
Achievements Tom Fagan ’81, celebrated his retirement from the Linn County (Iowa) Treasurer’s office after 31 years of service, in November 2015. Dawn Barnes ’94, celebrated her retirement from the Area Substance Abuse Council of Cedar Rapids after 22 years of service, in January 2016. Marriages Jessica (Joens) Munson ’12 […]
Mount Mercy alumna Kellie Lala ’89 has dedicated much of her recent life to the Tumaini Junior School, a school in Karatu, Tanzania. She raises money for the school from afar, visiting her African friends whenever possible. You can find the full inspiring story—first published in the Spring 2015 Mount […]
The newest member of the President’s Cabinet at Mount Mercy is Brenda K. Duello ’96, vice president for development & alumni relations. She started in the role in April. Brenda brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in fundraising gained through her work in eastern Iowa. She is committed […]
Achievements Amber O’Connor ‘97, Program Coordinator in the Office for the Advancement of Underserved Learner, ACT, Iowa City, IA Michele Squires ‘02, Tennessee Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Professionals, Professional of the Year 2015, Memphis, TN Loras Kilburg ’01, Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN Marriages Amelia (Havenridge) […]