Archive for ‘Alumni’

Shaping minds under a Serengeti sky

Shaping minds under a Serengeti sky
Ten years ago Kellie Lala ’89 embarked on an African safari through the plains of the Serengeti, something she’d always wanted to do—and unbeknownst at the time—something that would change her life forever. Modest Hello Bayo, a local man from the village of Karatu, led the small group of camera-clad...
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Finding clarity in loss: Alumna’s book helps others navigate the passing of a loved one

Finding clarity in loss: Alumna’s book helps others navigate the passing of a loved one
In January 2014, Charles Dixon passed away after a twenty -year bout with leukemia leaving his wife of 46 years to navigate the many details that follow the death of a loved one. A CPA by training, organization comes second nature to Gloria Dixon ’85, and she was prepared to handle most of what she...
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Class Notes

Achievements Sister Marie Cigrand ‘75 Vice President, Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque, IA Dorita (Pion) Sondereker ‘82 Director of Emergency Services, Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV Lee Gaffigan ‘92 Director of Disability Claims, MetLife, Mt. Prospect, IL Kristen (Prosser)...
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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...
Summer 2014 | Alumni | Read More

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, 2014. Roxanne...
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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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