Alumni

Alumni / Spring 2013

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. Michael works full-time for […]

May Day celebration returns to campus
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

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 tea before the […]

Graduation just the beginning of lifelong learning
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

Graduation just the beginning of lifelong learning

It was a message that was real and came from the heart — learning is a lifelong process. Erin Templeton ’07 shared her experience in nursing after graduating from Mount Mercy, and told the nursing class of 2012 that graduating with a baccalaureate degree is just the beginning. “You get […]

Saying goodbye to oldest living alumna
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

Saying goodbye to oldest living alumna

Mount Mercy’s oldest living alumna, Sister Veronica Gorman, RSM, passed away on January 20, 2012, at age 101. Services were held at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, by the Rev. Gerald Condon. A 1931 graduate of Mount Mercy Junior College, she was a muchloved member of the Mount Mercy family and […]

Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

Seven Sisters of Mercy celebrate jubilees

Seven Sisters of Mercy celebrated jubilees on June 10 during a reception at Sacred Heart Convent, representing a combined total of 425 years of service. Sisters celebrating jubilees include: Sister Roseline Kos JC’48; Sister Mary Wilma Wolf JC’43; Sister Genevieve Birchard JC’40; Sister Mary Alice Ernst JC’48; Sister Roxanne Dolak […]

Klein wins SIFE National Alumnus of the Year
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

Klein wins SIFE National Alumnus of the Year

Alumnus Nate Klein ’07 was awarded the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) National Alumnus of the Year Award. The award recognizes the achievement of one outstanding SIFE alumnus who has used the SIFE experiences to excel in life and the career field, and who has continued to make a difference […]

Family honors mother during special mass
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

Family honors mother during special mass

On what would have been Rose Mary Klein Schaefer’s 89th birthday, her family and friends gathered with the Mount Mercy community to celebrate her legacy in a special way. When Schaefer JC’42 passed away in September 2011, her family designated a memorial fund in her name, the gifts of which […]

Alumni / Summer 2012

Class Notes

Class News 1970s Frank Usher ’73, appointed to Managing Consultant, Alsbridge Consulting, Dallas, Texas. Jim Rogers ’74, appointed to Administrative Director, Laboratory, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. Joyce Nelson Shellhart ’77, second edition of Joyce’s book, Dress to Impress, How a Navy Blazer Changed My Life, was released on June […]

Giving the Gift of Hope
Alumni / Uncategorized / Spring 2012

Giving the Gift of Hope

Ever since she was a child, Heather Miller ’09 has wanted to be a therapist. After a counselor eased her through a difficult time, she heard the call to help people and has been following it ever since. After graduating from Mount Mercy University with a degree in psychology, she […]

Gehris joins alumni family as director of alumni relations
Alumni / Spring 2012

Gehris joins alumni family as director of alumni relations

Mount Mercy is proud to welcome Mary Gehris as director of alumni relations. Gehris joined the Mount Mercy community last September and has since jumped into the varied and exciting world of working alongside Mount Mercy’s talented alumni base. As director of alumni relations, Gehris will create ongoing communication and […]

New Alumni Board members named
Alumni / Spring 2012

New Alumni Board members named

The Executive Board of the Mount Mercy Alumni Association recently welcomed three new members: Peggy Detweiler ’92, Greg Buelow ’95 and Susan O’Conner-Von ’76. Buelow, from Newhall, Iowa, graduated with a criminal justice degree. He serves as the Cedar Rapids Fire Department spokesperson and Special Projects Coordinator. He has received […]

Johnson ’06 uses passion for the arts in new role
Alumni / Spring 2012

Johnson ’06 uses passion for the arts in new role

“If I could sum up what the Corridor offers in one word, it would have to be ‘access,’” says Jessica Johnson ’06, the newly appointed executive director of the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA). “We have so many things to enjoy and so many opportunities to enjoy them.” Off the […]

Graduate called to serve in South Africa
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2011

Graduate called to serve in South Africa

Molly Weldon Lengeman relies on her faith every day as she serves as teacher and mentor to neglected and sick children in Kokstad, South Africa. When she graduated from Mount Mercy in 2009 with degrees in psychology and fine arts, she never imagined that she would be called to serve […]