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Lighting a Fire
Alumni / January 2017

Lighting a Fire

From the Hill to the Classroom

Mount Mercy: Where Leaders Learn
Alumni / January 2017

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.

Ready for the future, remembering our past
January 2017

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
Academics / January 2017

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
Alumni / January 2017

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
On Campus / January 2017

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.

An Amazing Journey from Africa to America
Alumni / January 2017

An Amazing Journey from Africa to America

Amazing-Grace Ighedo ’16 strives to be the very best, no matter the circumstances or challenges of her life. This led her not only to the United States from Nigeria, but also to earn the coveted Minority Nurse Scholarship from Minority Nurse Magazine, and ultimately a degree from Mount Mercy University. […]

Beating the Odds
Alumni / January 2017

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
Athletics / January 2017

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.

It Was Meant to Be: One Email Changed Cynthia Dennis’ Life
Academics / Alumni / Spring 2016

It Was Meant to Be: One Email Changed Cynthia Dennis’ Life

Neither personal tragedy nor 20 years out of the classroom could keep Cynthia Dennis ’11, from her ultimate goal of achieving a master’s degree from Mount Mercy University once she set her mind to it.

Sisterhood & Second Chances
Academics / On Campus / Spring 2016

Sisterhood & Second Chances

Both Kim and Angie believe without Mount Mercy, their education and careers at Pearson would be much different than they are today. “I owe a lot to [Angie] and her encourage­ment,” Kim said. “I went to school to be a travel professional, and that industry took a serious downturn. We would take walks and she would say, ‘Kim, do what I did. Start taking classes and take a chance.’”

Accountant Turned CFO: How Judy Lubben Leads by Mount Mercy’s Example
Academics / Alumni / Spring 2016

Accountant Turned CFO: How Judy Lubben Leads by Mount Mercy’s Example

Lubben, who had two sons at home while attending undergraduate classes, chose Mount Mercy because of its convenient location, small class size and professors’ passion. Barb Pooley, who was an influential mentor during Lubben’s time at MMU, was the one who recommended her for the job at Raining Rose. She said she also learned important lessons in leadership from her mentors at Mount Mercy.

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

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 Mount […]