Posts Tagged ‘Alumni’

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

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. Dennis attended Cedar Rapids Prairie High School and later earned a degree from the University of...
Spring 2016 | Academics, Alumni | Read More

Sisterhood & Second Chances

Sisterhood & Second Chances
From the beginning, limited options seemed to force the Bauer sisters into lives they did not wish for themselves. But through love and commitment to each other, and by their own inner strengths, both found their way to Mount Mercy University—ultimately leading to successful and satisfying careers. “Our...
Spring 2016 | Academics, On Campus | Read More

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

Accountant Turned CFO: How Judy Lubben Leads by Mount Mercy’s Example
Mount Mercy Alumna Judy Lubben ’03 and ’14, has encountered the ups and downs as a leader of one of Cedar Rapids’ largest companies—Raining Rose. Lubben, who obtained both her undergraduate accounting degree and an MBA from Mount Mercy University, has been with Raining Rose—an internationally...
Spring 2016 | Academics, 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

New faces of MMU – Brenda K. Duello

New faces of MMU – Brenda K. Duello
The newest member of the President’s Cabinet at Mount Mercy is Brenda K. Duello ’96, vice president for development & alumni relations. She started in the role in April. Brenda brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in fundraising gained through her work in eastern Iowa. She is committed...
Fall 2015 | Alumni | Read More

Shaping minds under a Serengeti sky

Shaping minds under a Serengeti sky
Ten years ago Kellie Lala ’89 embarked on an African safari through the plains of the Serengeti, something she’d always wanted to do—and unbeknownst at the time—something that would change her life forever. Modest Hello Bayo, a local man from the village of Karatu, led the small group of camera-clad...
Spring 2015 | Alumni | Read More

Finding clarity in loss: Alumna’s book helps others navigate the passing of a loved one

Finding clarity in loss: Alumna’s book helps others navigate the passing of a loved one
In January 2014, Charles Dixon passed away after a twenty -year bout with leukemia leaving his wife of 46 years to navigate the many details that follow the death of a loved one. A CPA by training, organization comes second nature to Gloria Dixon ’85, and she was prepared to handle most of what she...
Spring 2015 | Alumni | Read More

Class Notes

Achievements Sister Marie Cigrand ‘75 Vice President, Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque, IA Dorita (Pion) Sondereker ‘82 Director of Emergency Services, Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV Lee Gaffigan ‘92 Director of Disability Claims, MetLife, Mt. Prospect, IL Kristen (Prosser)...
Spring 2015 | Alumni | Read More