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Generations of Success
Feature / Spring 2016

Generations of Success

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.

Nursing major follows passion, ends up in NYC
Academics / Feature / Fall 2015

Nursing major follows passion, ends up in NYC

Tessa Friason isn’t your typical college student. She didn’t return home for summer break to relax next to the pool, watch movies with friends or go back to the job she held in high school. The senior nursing major spent the start of her summer vacation in Atlanta, where she […]

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 […]

A Story Untold: Senior history project introduces student to late grandfather’s heroic past
Academics / Feature / Summer 2014

A Story Untold: Senior history project introduces student to late grandfather’s heroic past

On June 6, 2014, our nation remembered the 70th commemoration of D-Day and honored the few remaining veterans who experienced WWII. For one recent Mount Mercy alumnus, this year’s passing of the Omaha Beach anniversary carried with it a meaning more profound than he could have imagined. What started as […]

Building a home field advantage: Future outdoor athletic complex announced
Feature / Spring 2014

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 property where the new athletic […]

Leading the Way and Making Tracks
Feature / Spring 2013

Leading the Way and Making Tracks

Joey Gase is not your typical student athlete. Then again, he’s not your typical stock car racer either. At just 19, Gase is currently one of the youngest racers in the NASCAR Nationwide series. He also happens to be a freshman at Mount Mercy University. Last year Gase enrolled at […]

Angels of Mercy
Archives / Feature / Summer 2012

Angels of Mercy

Advocates can be difficult to find and impossible to forget. Some take up a cause with both feet firmly planted, while others quietly live out a spirit of advocacy so strong they themselves might not realize its potency. They can walk among us humble and invisible, yet their work can […]

Futures. Unlocked. Holding the Key to discovery.
Feature / Spring 2012

Futures. Unlocked. Holding the Key to discovery.

Dynamic internships. Challenging clinicals. Spiritual and emotional growth. Mount Mercy students embrace new scenarios and environments throughout their academic career, and along the way, learn to unlock a deeper level of learning that transforms a single humble classroom into a dynamic teaching environment. For Mount Mercy students, a classroom door […]

Service: A common denominator
Archives / Feature / Summer 2011

Service: A common denominator

A service-minded institution can look like many things. Service can be reflected in a mission statement or capitalized by service-oriented curriculum. It can be the job of a single campus department, or better yet, it can be woven into the fabric of the entire institution. What does a mission of […]

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 […]

Personal stories highlight path to Mount Mercy University
Feature / Fall 2010

Personal stories highlight path to Mount Mercy University

The daily lives of students and faculty at an institution of higher education are incredibly varied. It’s fair to say that no two days are alike. In general, students fret about exams, pull all-nighters to finish term papers, socialize with friends over burgers and fries and catch a basketball game […]

To protect, serve – and lead
Academics / Feature / Spring 2010

To protect, serve – and lead

On those rare occasions when members of the Cedar Rapids Police Department are called to the Mount Mercy campus, students, faculty and staff are guaranteed to receive a professional and helpful response. But it is also common for members of the campus community to come face-to-face with an officer they […]

Alumni-fueled band rocks for charity
Alumni / Feature / Spring 2010

Alumni-fueled band rocks for charity

Fresh off their trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland in October to compete in the finals of FORTUNE’s Battle of the Corporate Bands, Aeroroot played to a packed house at Cedar Rapids restaurant and bar The Chrome Horse Saloon on November 14 in […]