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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 […]

Defeating stereotypes with truth about autism
Academics / Fall 2015

Defeating stereotypes with truth about autism

The role of a parent is not one that is easy, and it certainly does not come with a guide book. At best, parents are guided by the people around them, and to build a successful family relationship, couples must lean on each other for support. But even with a […]

Nursing major follows passion, ends up in NYC
Academics / Feature / Fall 2015

Nursing major follows passion, ends up in NYC

Tessa Friason isn’t your typical college student. She didn’t return home for summer break to relax next to the pool, watch movies with friends or go back to the job she held in high school. The senior nursing major spent the start of her summer vacation in Atlanta, where she […]

Cancer survivor sustains others with her grace and humility
On Campus / Fall 2009

Cancer survivor sustains others with her grace and humility

With grace and humility well beyond her 23 years, Hannah Olson has positively impacted family, friends, and classmates with her tenacious spirit. She is determined to serve others with a passion that only a second chance in life can bring — and a contagious smile. It would be easy to […]

Musser '09 Memorializes Mother in Tabletops on the Hilltop
Alumni / Summer 2009

Musser '09 Memorializes Mother in Tabletops on the Hilltop

Family has always been an important part of Tenille Musser’s life. After her mother was killed in a tragic car accident in December 2004, family means even more to her. It was with her mother in mind that Musser, a nursing major from Clarence, Iowa, decorated a table for the […]

Archives / Winter 2009

‘Purposeful Living’ Drives Campus Community

As we prepared and reviewed our feature stories for the Winter 2009 edition of the Mount Mercy Magazine, it was overwhelmingly apparent that the individuals profiled in the following pages are powerful, tangible, and living examples of how our campus community members carry out the mission of the College in […]

Sacred Space: Literature Connects Inmates, Students at Penitentiary
Academics / Feature / Winter 2009

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 […]