Spring 2015

Dreaming of a field to call their own
On Campus / Spring 2015

Dreaming of a field to call their own

Marco Fichtner ’17 is a double major in management and marketing with a minor in public relations. If that plate doesn’t sound full enough, he’s also midfielder #23 for the Mount Mercy Mustangs men’s soccer team. Soccer has been a part of Fichtner’s life since his childhood days in Bühl […]

Fall Sports: Honors & Awards
Athletics / Spring 2015

Fall Sports: Honors & Awards

Men’s Cross Country: Tyler Keith (NAIA national qualifier, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, MCC Harrier of the Year, first-team all-MCC) Evan Bowman (NAIA national qualifier, first-team all-MCC) Colton Blay (honorable mention all-MCC) Women’s Cross Country: Liz Mosbach (NAIA national qualifier, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, MCC Harrier of the Year, first-team all-MCC) Molly Pruett (NAIA national […]

Shaping minds under a Serengeti sky
Alumni / Spring 2015

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 […]

President’s letter: They deserve to finish
On Campus / Spring 2015

President’s letter: They deserve to finish

As I considered the stories for the Spring 2015 edition of the Mount Mercy Magazine, the themes of selfless service, compassion and mercy immediately came to mind. They always do when I think of what our students and alumni are accomplishing around the world! But if a picture is worth […]

He deserved to finish
Athletics / Feature / Spring 2015

He deserved to finish

As he neared the finish line at the 2014 NAIA Men’s Cross Country Championships, Cameron Woodberry of Wayland Baptist University (Texas) collapsed. “I was struggling to make it,” the sophomore said. “I had fallen once already, then I started struggling again. I just shut down.” But out of nowhere, Woodberry […]

Expanding opportunity
Academics / Spring 2015

Expanding opportunity

Mount Mercy adds scholarships, academic programs and services In the last year, new programs, scholarships and admission agreements have been implemented at Mount Mercy University —all focused on a few specific goals: making a Mount Mercy degree more affordable, accessible and applicable to emerging workplace trends. These new initiatives have […]

Finding clarity in loss: Alumna’s book helps others navigate the passing of a loved one
Alumni / Spring 2015

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 […]

Alumni / Spring 2015

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) Kasner ‘92 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner – […]