It is 5:30 in the evening on a crisp day in April. Law enforcement arrives outside a whitewashed house on the city’s northeast side. A vague dispatch call reports concerned neighbors heard strange noises, loud bangs and have noticed a light on in the attic of the supposedly vacant two-story […]
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It’s been an exciting spring of academic growth for graduate and undergraduate programming at Mount Mercy. Two new graduate degrees, a new graduate area of emphasis, two accelerated undergraduate programs in healthcare and a new traditional undergraduate major in actuarial science are creating new career possibilities for students during the […]
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 Carton ’11, from Davenport, Iowa, was honored as Recruit of the Year, and Bryan […]
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 […]
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 ’81 Cedar Rapids Police Department Captain […]
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 ago […]
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; instead I’m praying that […]
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 sure the word triggers those thoughts […]
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 minor, for that […]
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 […]
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 ways of accomplishing […]
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 […]
When George O’Donnell and Paul Steier graduated from Mount Mercy’s criminal justice program in 1989 they had no way of knowing that one day they would simultaneously hold the two highest-ranking positions in the Cedar Rapids division of Motor Vehicle Enforcement.