In this Issue


Student Service in China Leads to Big Questions, Bigger Answers

Originally from Manchester, Iowa, Madison Coates is a current junior nursing major, journalism minor, and vice president of the Mount Mercy University Association of Nursing Students.


Lighting a Fire

From the Hill to the Classroom


Then and Now: Nursing Education at Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy has always been at the cutting-edge of nursing education, and nothing could be more necessary today as we enter a time of immense change in health care.


Mount Mercy: Where Leaders Learn

Mount Mercy University’s combination of excellent academics, with a focus on compassionate service, produces graduates who hit the ground running in whatever field they desire.


Mustang Minutes

Branch Races to All-America Status; Men's Golf Earns National Tournament Berth


We Serve Everyone

Faculty, students and alumni alike embrace Mount Mercy’s core values of excellent education and compassionate service.


[photo] President Laurie Hamen

Ready for the future, remembering our past

On the Hill, our name is Mercy and our spirit is compassion, and there are few career fields in which this fact is more evident than nursing.


Advocacy as Prevention

Nurse advocates fill vital roles in their communities—serving the public from the front of the courtroom, a seat at the board table, or the lobby of the state house.


Answering the Why of Nursing

When Justin Oeth ’06, stopped into work to help out for a few hours one July evening in 2012, he had no idea every skill and life lesson he had learned, both at Mount Mercy University and in his career, would be put to the test.


Saving Lives by Listening

Sister Marge Friedhoff ’74 saw a problem and fixed it, creating the CARE clinic (Constipation and Reflux Evaluation) at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Independent thought, adaptability and improvisation are hallmarks of Mount Mercy nursing graduates.


Beating the Odds

As a student at Mount Mercy, Andrew Whitters '04 received a life-threatening diagnosis of Hodgkin’s disease — a form of cancer from which he has been in remission since 2005.


Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 2016

Mount Mercy University inducted the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016 on Sept. 24, with Brandon Bradley ’07, Nick Miller ’09, and David and Lonna ’86 Drewelow during Alumni Reunion Weekend.