Archive for ‘Spring 2014’

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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Mount Mercy welcomes Laurie Hamen, J.D., as ninth president

Mount Mercy welcomes Laurie Hamen, J.D., as ninth president
Laurie M. Hamen, J.D., a higher education veteran with nearly 30 years of experience in student affairs, enrollment management, athletics, academics and grant procurement, became Mount Mercy University’s ninth President in February 2014. Prior to arriving at Mount Mercy University, Hamen was Vice President...
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For the times they are a-changin’ – Editor’s Note

This year, when I was hired as the assistant director for communications and marketing, I was privileged to be adopted into Mount Mercy University’s family. With that wonderful, amazingly hospitable family, I also inherited a sweet baby that was my responsibility to shape, mold and create into something...
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Building a home field advantage: Future outdoor athletic complex announced

Building a home field advantage: Future outdoor athletic complex announced
On June 7, Scot Reisinger, Mount Mercy University’s athletic director, proclaimed, “It’s a great day to be a Mustang.” Only minutes before Dr. Norm Nielsen, interim president, announced that the university had purchased 22 acres of land to build a state-of-the-art outdoor athletic complex. The...
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Mount Mercy University President’s Report 2012-2013

Mount Mercy University President’s Report 2012-2013
Measures of Success and Innovation Enrollment Record Accelerated student enrollment in online and evening programs (426 students) 29 countries represented by student enrollment for Fall 2013 (54 international students) Innovation Introduced the first online bachelor’s degree programs in Fall 2013...
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Strengthening our Foundation and Securing our Future: A Strategic Plan for Mount Mercy

Strengthening our Foundation and Securing our Future: A Strategic Plan for Mount Mercy
Mount Mercy’s 2013-2016 strategic plan – Strengthening our Foundation and Securing our Future – was reviewed and approved during the November 2013 Board Meeting. As with the University’s previous strategic plan, this plan builds upon Mount Mercy’s mission, values and vision as a Catholic institution...
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Our Staff

Sara Baughman Managing Editor / Assistant Director for Communications & Marketing Warde Hall 203 319.363.1323 x:1319 sbaughman@mtmercy.edu Baughman promotes Mount Mercy University on the local, regional and national level, working with the campus community to develop story ideas that advance the...
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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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