The student-led Enactus program offers educational opportunities to women through the EmpowHer initiative, which covers topics like resume building, cover letters, creating business cards, proper attire and what to expect during a job search.
Using her two areas of study in tandem, junior Mount Mercy English and psychology major Courtney Snodgrass has published two poetry collections, writes commissioned pieces, is spent part of the year editing Mount Mercy’s Paha Review and is in the daunting process of starting a nonprofit to benefit area veterans.
The passion of Mount Mercy faculty and staff is to help prepare students to be profoundly successful at whatever they choose to do. The true measure of our success is found in our graduates putting their passion into action, how they define and achieve their personal success after graduating from Mount Mercy University.
Neither personal tragedy nor 20 years out of the classroom could keep Cynthia Dennis ’11, from her ultimate goal of achieving a master’s degree from Mount Mercy University once she set her mind to it.
Both Kim and Angie believe without Mount Mercy, their education and careers at Pearson would be much different than they are today. “I owe a lot to [Angie] and her encouragement,” Kim said. “I went to school to be a travel professional, and that industry took a serious downturn. We would take walks and she would say, ‘Kim, do what I did. Start taking classes and take a chance.’”
Enrique Cortina ’13, came to Mount Mercy University from his hometown of Valencia, Spain, to follow his passion for playing soccer while working toward earning an education he and his family could be proud of. The experiences and relationships Cortina formed during his four years at Mount Mercy revised his […]
Lubben, who had two sons at home while attending undergraduate classes, chose Mount Mercy because of its convenient location, small class size and professors’ passion. Barb Pooley, who was an influential mentor during Lubben’s time at MMU, was the one who recommended her for the job at Raining Rose. She said she also learned important lessons in leadership from her mentors at Mount Mercy.
How our graduates put their passions into action — Mount Mercy alumni share their stories. There’s no limit to what you can achieve with a Mount Mercy education. Our alumni find success in every professional sector imaginable — as doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, educators, business leaders, storytellers, artists and more.
Achievements Tom Fagan ’81, celebrated his retirement from the Linn County (Iowa) Treasurer’s office after 31 years of service, in November 2015. Dawn Barnes ’94, celebrated her retirement from the Area Substance Abuse Council of Cedar Rapids after 22 years of service, in January 2016. Marriages Jessica (Joens) Munson ’12 […]