Archive for ‘On Campus’

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...
Spring 2014 | On Campus | Read More

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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Homecoming 2013: 85 and Showin’ Our Pride

Homecoming 2013: 85 and Showin’ Our Pride
Mount Mercy University’s Homecoming 2013, held October 4 and 5, celebrated Mount Mercy’s history while looking forward to what the future holds. The weekend’s theme was 85 and Showin’ Our Pride, playing homage to the University’s 85th anniversary year, which officially started on September...
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Community garden project teaches sustainability and life lessons

Community garden project teaches sustainability and life lessons
We’ve all heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But when a mini-grant provided by the Sisters of Mercy, a community garden, and a summer of hard work gave students in the Students in Human Resource Management Club (SIHRM) tomatoes … and hot peppers, onions and a wide...
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Board of Trustees Chair Emeritus recognized for legacy of service

Board of Trustees Chair Emeritus recognized for legacy of service
It was the early 1950s when Emmett Scherrman, a Loras College undergraduate, first started paying attention to Mount Mercy, but it wasn’t the college that held his interest. Rather, Ann Barry (JC’51) a Mount Mercy student from Scherrman’s hometown of Farley, Iowa, had captured his eye and eventually...
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Professor Emeritus Gilmor publishes career monograph

Professor Emeritus Gilmor publishes career monograph
Mount Mercy Professor Emeritus Jane Gilmor published a career monograph of her work as an Iowan artist: I’ll Be Back For The Cat in fall of 2012. In addition to local appearances, Gilmor made an appearance in New York City at A.I.R. Gallery alongside art historian Joy Sperling for a book signing in...
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Admissions Website ranked top in the nation

Admissions Website ranked top in the nation
Mount Mercy University’s admissions Website is among the most highly rated in the country, scoring in the top 100 of all sites rated. The site was recognized in the 14th annual My College Options® Enrollment Power Index® (EPI), an analysis of the admissions Websites of nearly 3,000 colleges and universities. MyCollegeOptions.org...
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Robert Callahan named vice president for enrollment management

Mount Mercy University appointed Robert B. Callahan vice president for enrollment management in August. Callahan is spearheading the newly created division of enrollment management, providing vision and leadership for the department of admissions, athletics, communications and marketing, and financial...
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Lisa Lafler named assistant vice president for communications and marketing

Lisa Lafler ’93 was appointed assistant vice president for communications and marketing this winter. In her new role, Lafler leads Mount Mercy’s Office of Communications & Marketing in communications, marketing and public relations efforts. Lafler brings over 20 years of experience in marketing...
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