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Josie Takes named alumni relations coordinator

Mount Mercy University has named Josie Takes the alumni relations coordinator. Takes previously served as the events and programs director at the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, in which she planned and managed all festival events and programs. She worked closely with the many organizations and businesses...
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Three Mount Mercy University alumni named to 2013 Forty Under 40 honorees

This year, three Mount Mercy University alumni were named to the Corridor Business Journal’s 2013 Forty Under 40 list: Joel Althoff, ’02, Brooke Fitzgerald, ’03, and Wesley Hilleshiem, ’11. Joel Althoff Joel Althoff, ’02, earned his bachelors of science in math and computer science. After working...
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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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Flashback: Spring 2000 Staff Profile: Amir Hadzic

Flashback: Spring 2000 Staff Profile: Amir Hadzic
In the Spring 2000 edition of the Mount Mercy Magazine, readers were introduced to Amir Hadzic, a native of the former Yugoslavia who joined Mount Mercy in 1995 to coach men’s and women’s soccer. Now, nearly 20 years after Hadzic joined Mount Mercy’s staff and more than 10 years after this story...
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Two new athletes inducted into the Mount Mercy Hall of Fame

Two new athletes inducted into the Mount Mercy Hall of Fame
Golfer Chad Greenlee ’02 and baseball standout Anthony Valera ’07 became the newest members of the Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame when they were inducted as part of Homecoming 2013. Greenlee, from Cedar Rapids, was a two-time NAIA all-region (2000-01, 2001-02) and two-time all-Midwest...
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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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Giving the gift of imagination, reading

Giving the gift of imagination, reading
In late May, just days after Mount Mercy’s 2013 Commencement ceremonies, the students at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlin, South Dakota, received a welcome visit from a Mount Mercy student (David Stemper, ‘14), a very recent alumna (Katrina Prudue, ‘13), their professor (Dr. Norma Linda...
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Class Notes

Deaths 1940s Sister Irence DeMeulenaere CM ‘42, August 17, 2013. Marcella O’Brien Rooney AC ‘47 ‘64, September 6 2013. 1950s Adeline Biderman Gaimari RN ‘56, July 17, 2013. 1960s Patricia Masterson Kline ‘63, September 5, 2013. Kathleen Overall ‘68, May, 2012. 1970s Margaret Banse ‘71,...
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Leading the Way and Making Tracks

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 Mount Mercy University...
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