“Challenge conventional wisdom. Ask ‘Why Not?’ After all, the Sisters of Mercy did.” Those words of wisdom were spoken to the first graduating class of Mount Mercy University by keynote speaker Gary Hirshberg during the 2011 Commencement ceremony. Hirshberg, president and CEO of Stonyfield Farm, shared humor and insight with […]
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After 31 years of teaching biology, Professor Will Kirkland, Ph.D., retired at the end of the Spring semester. He leaves a legacy of impacting countless students with knowledge that extends well beyond textbooks. Faculty, staff and students will remember Kirkland for his sense of humor, warmth, and dedication to his […]
The hooding ceremony was very surreal for me,” says Anna Behning, a graduate of the first-ever Master of Business Administration (MBA) program cohort. May 2010 marked the first time in its history that Mount Mercy conferred graduate degrees upon students, including Behning and 31 of her classmates in the MBA […]
“If I have learned one thing, it is this: Never say never. Never believe that change is impossible.” Strong words from a strong speaker. Mount Mercy welcomed humanitarian and hostage negotiator Terry Waite as the 2010 Commencement speaker. Waite delivered what many graduating seniors, faculty and staff considered one of […]
For the first time in the institution’s more than 80-year history, Mount Mercy conferred graduate degrees upon candidates during Commencement 2010. In all, more than 400 students graduated last May. Of those, 32 held the distinction of having earned a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Arts in […]
He is best known as the #1 best-selling author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, but on May 23 John Grogan was most sought-after for his wisdom. Grogan delivered a stirring, compassionate keynote address to nearly 300 graduates as part of Mount Mercy’s commencement […]
Of Mount Mercy’s 429 graduates who officially became alumni on Saturday, May 17, each has a distinct academic and personal journey. Mount Mercy Magazine editors visited with several outstanding graduates to learn more about their unique backgrounds and experiences — all of which converged during commencement exercises. For commencement speaker […]