In this Issue


Sister Shari Leaves Lasting Legacy

After 14 years of faithful leadership, Sister Shari Sutherland ’71 announced her plans for retirement.


Sustainability Efforts Ramp Up

A $425,000 grant from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies will be used to promote sustainability literacy and stewardship practices, expanding the university’s commitment to serving the common good.


MONEY Magazine Ranks MMU #1 in Iowa

The Time-affiliated ranking puts Mount Mercy at No. 87 in the nation among 711 schools—50 spots higher than in 2016.


Fall 2017: New Academic Programs

Nine new graduate and undergraduate programs were introduced this fall.


DAN+SHAY Perform at MMU

More than 1,350 people packed Upper Andreas Parking Lot to see the band perform hits like “How Not To” and “Nothin’ Like You.”


Alumni Reunion Weekend

MMU welcomed its largest-ever Alumni Reunion Weekend crowd to the newly opened Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex Sept. 29–Oct. 1.


15th Annual Golf Classic

Now in its 15th year, the 2017 event drew a record 144 participants, raising just over $59,000 for the Mustang Athletic Club.


Bean Honored at Employee Awards

Roberta Bean received the inaugural Distinguished Staff Award, named after Sister Mary Eleanor Cashman.


MMU Honors Outstanding Alumni

Mount Mercy recognized four alumni for their professional accomplishments and service to the community with its annual Alumni Awards.