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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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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

Michael Kaduce receives Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year Award

Michael Kaduce ’09, BS, NREMT-P, received the Part Time EMS Instructor of the Year Award. This award was presented by the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association at the 23rd Annual Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association (IEMSA) conference held in Des Moines on Saturday, November 10, 2012....
Spring 2013 | Alumni | Read More

May Day celebration returns to campus

May Day celebration returns to campus
Mount Mercy reenacted a much-loved event once held on campus during the 1930s—the Isadora Duncan scarf Dance. Alumni, students and community members gathered at the grotto to witness a rejuvenated rendition of scarf dancers, music and May pole dancing. Junior College and Academy alumni enjoyed a special...
Summer 2012 | Alumni | Read More

Graduation just the beginning of lifelong learning

Beverly Templeton, President Christopher Blake, keynote speaker Erin Templeton ’07, Assistant Professor of Nursing Sharon Guthrie, Ph.D., and Department of Nursing Chair Mary Tarbox, Ph.D. It was a message that was real and came from the heart — learning is a lifelong process. Erin Templeton ’07...
Summer 2012 | Alumni | Read More