Posts Tagged ‘criminal justice’

Criminal Justice alumni recognized with top honors by Cedar Rapids Police Department

Jennifer Roberts '97, Officer of the Year. Photo submitted by CRPD Mount Mercy’s criminal justice alumni received top honors during the 2011 Cedar Rapids Police Department Annual Awards Ceremony on May 19, 2011. Jennifer Roberts ’97, from Marion, Iowa, was honored as Officer of the Year. Christopher...
Summer 2011 | Alumni | Read More

To protect, serve – and lead

To protect, serve – and lead
On those rare occasions when members of the Cedar Rapids Police Department are called to the Mount Mercy campus, students, faculty and staff are guaranteed to receive a professional and helpful response. But it is also common for members of the campus community to come face-to-face with an officer they...
Spring 2010 | Academics | Read More

Who’s Who in Mount Mercy Criminal Justice Graduates

A sampling of law enforcement and corrections personnel in leadership positions who are Mount Mercy alumni: Former Linn County Sheriff’s deputy and current deputy U.S. Marshal Dennis Blome ’80 Cedar Rapids Police Department Captain (Ret.) Tom Erceg ’79 Linn County Sheriff’s Captain Rik Haendler...
Spring 2010 | Alumni | Read More

I've been called a lot of things…

I’ve been called a lot of things (both positive and negative), but I got a new moniker recently: “Connector.” I work with a person I consider a good friend and valued colleague. I haven’t known her personally for a long time, but our professional interactions increased a few years...
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Anatomy of a Photo Shoot

Tonight is what I jokingly refer to as “photo shoot eve.” “Photo shoot eve” differs from that “other eve” — Christmas Eve — in that I’m not awaiting the arrival of a bearded, rotund man clad in red velvet accompanied by a pack of flying reindeer;...
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Recognizing a Dynasty…

Dynasties usually aren’t difficult to pinpoint. Modern media are OBSESSED with dynasties – how they’re built and why they continue to succeed despite outside influences. When I hear the word “dynasty” I do not automatically think of Linda Evans and the 1980s, although I’m...
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The Mount Mercy Top 10 List for 2009

It’s that time of year. I don’t mean ugly holiday sweater parties, Christmas, Festivus, Kwanza, Channukah or New Years. I submit to you that there is a new “holiday tradition”: Top 10 Lists. They are truly ubiquitous. I’m sure you’ve noticed that all of the major (and...
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The Process Begins Anew…

There is always a (brief) lull following the publication of an edition of the Mount Mercy Magazine. Lately, however, the lull is more of a cat-nap than a restful slumber. The 2008-09 President’s Report just hit homes earlier this week and already our staff is meeting to flesh out story ideas for...
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Bossard '05 Receives Law Enforcement Award

Bossard '05 Receives Law Enforcement Award
Iowa City Police Officer Jeremy Bossard ’05 recently received the 2008 Richard W. “Dick” Lee Award. The award, established in 1999 in order to honor the life work of Captain Dick Lee, recognizes individuals for their professionalism, compassion for citizens and other officers, and unique and effective...
Summer 2009 | Alumni | Read More

Sacred Space: Literature Connects Inmates, Students at Penitentiary

Sacred Space: Literature Connects Inmates, Students at Penitentiary
Danyl Vonnahme and her Mount Mercy classmates didn’t know what it would be like the first time they walked into the maximum security prison in Anamosa, Iowa. Even though she would be walking out a free person later that evening, it did not lessen the emotions she felt when she saw the massive building...
Winter 2009 | Academics | Read More