Spring 2011

Kudumovic and the ‘impossible dream’
Athletics / Archives / Spring 2011

Kudumovic and the ‘impossible dream’

Alen Kudumovic ’03 didn’t hesitate when he called it the “impossible dream.” He was sitting on the Mount Mercy campus, with Amir Hadzic ’10, his former soccer coach. Smooth-faced with a shaved head, and as exuberant as an underclassman, Kudumovic, 37, had just listened to Hadzic detail the long ordeal […]

Relationships key to landing high-placement internships
Spring 2011

Relationships key to landing high-placement internships

Mount Mercy’s Strategic Plan may be a document that Ian Ster ’12 will never read, but he has benefited directly from the institution’s re-dedication to enhancing student experiences, including academic field experiences, internships and study abroad opportunities. Ster, a biology major from Marion, Iowa, has participated in two unique field […]

Traveling Far. Thinking BIG
Archives / Feature / Spring 2011

Traveling Far. Thinking BIG

It has been said that all the world is a book, and that those who do not travel read only a page. Though nestled comfortably in the heartland of Iowa, Mount Mercy University students are discovering greater opportunities to travel outside the Midwest.  Students are taking advantage of the experiences […]

The story of history
Academics / Archives / Spring 2011

The story of history

The story begins nearly 70 years ago in a tiny Polish town during the Nazi occupation. David Thaler is a young man when the Nazis begin persecuting the Jews in Europe. By the end of the Holocaust, Thaler loses his father, a sister and his entire extended family in the […]

Men’s cross country hits nationals, men’s soccer sets school record
Athletics / Archives / Spring 2011

Men’s cross country hits nationals, men’s soccer sets school record

Cross Country It was truly a team effort that propelled the Mount Mercy men’s cross country team to its second Midwest Collegiate Conference title and first ever berth in the NAIA national meet at the 2010 MCC Championships at the Clinton Country Club. The Mustangs placed three runners in the […]

Healy chosen to lead new bowling programs
Athletics / Archives / Spring 2011

Healy chosen to lead new bowling programs

Mount Mercy will compete in men’s and women’s bowling starting in the fall of 2011, and Glenn Healy ’90 has been chosen to lead both programs. Bowling is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and it brings Mount Mercy’s total number of intercollegiate sports to 15. Men’s […]

Homecoming on the Hill: Alumni, Family and Friends Weekend
Alumni / Spring 2011

Homecoming on the Hill: Alumni, Family and Friends Weekend

Homecoming 2010, October 2–3, offered alumni a special opportunity to reconnect with former classmates and share Mount Mercy with their family and friends. Classes celebrating a milestone reunion in 2010 included 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005. Members of these classes were honored throughout the […]

Mount Mercy and Rockwell Collins celebrate partnership
Alumni / Archives / Spring 2011

Mount Mercy and Rockwell Collins celebrate partnership

Mount Mercy alumni employed by Rockwell Collins gathered for a reception at the Mount Mercy Presidential Home last September. President Blake and Rockwell Collins CEO Clay Jones co-hosted the event, which celebrated the unique partnership between the two organizations. More than 500 alumni are employed by Rockwell Collins in Cedar […]

New Alumni Board members named
Alumni / Archives / Spring 2011

New Alumni Board members named

The Executive Board of the Mount Mercy Alumni Association welcomed three new members this fall, April Hageman ’08, Kathy Ebel Harriott ’87 and Kellie Lala ’89. Each one was elected by the existing board and will serve a three-year term. Hageman, a Marion, Iowa, resident, graduated with an arts, visual […]

Nursing passion leads to visionary leader award
Alumni / Archives / Spring 2011

Nursing passion leads to visionary leader award

What began as a passion for nursing while enrolled at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing intensified into a sacred ministry for Sister Maurita Soukup RN’64, ’70 when she entered religious life almost 50 years ago. Taking the Sisters of Mercy’s vow of service “called me to a deeper commitment,” she […]

University Center keeps momentum building
Archives / On Campus / Spring 2011

University Center keeps momentum building

“When I look at the University Center, I imagine people in it,” says Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake, who like the rest of the campus, daily sees the development and expansion of the new University Center at the top of the hill. “I feel the excitement and the progress, and […]

Archives / On Campus / Spring 2011

Mount Mercy names new Board of Trustee members

Mount Mercy University welcomed four new members to the Board of Trustees last fall, including Patrick E. Falconio, Delores Hannon ’73 RSM, Dr. Richard T. Kettelkamp ’93 and Bruce M. King. Trustee Brandt Worley was elected vice chair. Two of the new members, Falconio and Hannon, have previous Board experience, […]

Knapp ends 14-year term as vice chair, continues on Board
Archives / On Campus / Spring 2011

Knapp ends 14-year term as vice chair, continues on Board

Barbara Knapp, long-time member of the Board of Trustees, formally stepped down from her role as vice chair at the Board’s fall meeting in November. Knapp has served on the Board of Trustees since 1994 and was elected vice chair in 1997 following the sudden death of then-Vice Chair Vincent […]