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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...
Spring 2016 | Alumni | Read More

Spring 2015 Edition Update: Kellie Lala and the Tumaini Junior School

Spring 2015 Edition Update: Kellie Lala and the Tumaini Junior School
Mount Mercy alumna Kellie Lala ’89 has dedicated much of her recent life to the Tumaini Junior School, a school in Karatu, Tanzania. She raises money for the school from afar, visiting her African friends whenever possible. You can find the full inspiring story—first published in the Spring 2015...
Fall 2015 | Alumni | Read More

Defeating stereotypes with truth about autism

Defeating stereotypes with truth about autism
The role of a parent is not one that is easy, and it certainly does not come with a guide book. At best, parents are guided by the people around them, and to build a successful family relationship, couples must lean on each other for support. But even with a full support system, the weight of the world...
Fall 2015 | Academics | Read More

President’s letter: Learning to discover

President’s letter: Learning to discover
We have a mission at Mount Mercy to prepare and equip students with academic excellence. As a university we contribute to the global growth of knowledge through the research and creative work of our faculty and students. We are guided by our Catholic intellectual heritage to seek truth through faith...
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Professor’s poetry uncovers gruesome history

Professor’s poetry uncovers gruesome history
As a poet, I’m always on the lookout for anything that might contain the seed of a poem. Often I find ideas sprouting right in my own backyard, but this past summer, funded by a summer scholarship grant, I followed a potential poetic trail to the Angola State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana. My goal...
Fall 2015 | Academics, On Campus | Read More

Healing the cure + the disease

Healing the cure + the disease
The diagnosis and subsequent treatment of cancer can be a long and painful process. At times it almost seems like the cure is worse than the disease, but many healthcare professionals today are working feverishly to help patients make it through these physically and emotionally difficult times. Dr. Jen...
Fall 2015 | Academics | Read More

Nursing major follows passion, ends up in NYC

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 completed five days of...
Fall 2015 | Academics | Read More

Making an impact — in the field + on the field

Making an impact — in the field + on the field
For Mount Mercy University sophomore and Cedar Rapids native Meleah Baloch, turtles and turf are opening whole new worlds of learning. The gifted biology major is also an accomplished soccer player with aspirations of becoming a neurosurgeon. Mount Mercy provides the perfect setting for science and soccer. Baloch...
Fall 2015 | Academics, Athletics | Read More