Originally from Manchester, Iowa, Madison Coates is a current junior nursing major, journalism minor, and vice president of the Mount Mercy University Association of Nursing Students.
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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 […]
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 […]
Service beyond self—in addition to a top-quality education, it’s what Mount Mercy strives to instill in all students. Life-changing experiences in the small country of Belize have opened the eyes of graduates and undergraduates alike, in a beautiful example of service beyond self in action. “So, when are you going […]
Mount Mercy University was built on a foundation of service and members of the campus community have never hidden their passion for the common good. As a part of the university’s unique learning process, students are asked to identify pressing issues around them and come up with creative ways to […]
Mount Mercy University promises students a practical education that inspires them to discover knowledge, build community and lead courageous lives. Elements of Mercy values like compassionate service are weaved throughout program curriculums, giving students a choice – learn and move on, or learn and take action. Because of a master’s […]
In late May, just days after Mount Mercy’s 2013 Commencement ceremonies, the students at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlin, South Dakota, received a welcome visit from a Mount Mercy student (David Stemper, ‘14), a very recent alumna (Katrina Prudue, ‘13), their professor (Dr. Norma Linda Mattingly) and Mount Mercy’s […]
A service-minded institution can look like many things. Service can be reflected in a mission statement or capitalized by service-oriented curriculum. It can be the job of a single campus department, or better yet, it can be woven into the fabric of the entire institution. What does a mission of […]
“Do you think we should be worried about folks stealing our secret recipe?” Professor of Social Work Rick Zingher waits for nine-year-old Jarrett to ponder the question. The two are standing at Zingher’s kitchen counter, with lemons, sugar and cutting utensils neatly arranged before them as they prepare to make […]
There is a flurry of activity. People rush in and out, fetching instruments. Adrenaline is pumping and the tiny room is filled with a mixture of excitement, awe, and nervousness. Medical training and instincts kick in. And then a baby cries. Witnessing the birth of a baby is nothing short […]
Molly Weldon Lengeman relies on her faith every day as she serves as teacher and mentor to neglected and sick children in Kokstad, South Africa. When she graduated from Mount Mercy in 2009 with degrees in psychology and fine arts, she never imagined that she would be called to serve […]