Post Tagged with: "Sisters of Mercy"

Community garden project teaches sustainability and life lessons
On Campus / Spring 2014

Community garden project teaches sustainability and life lessons

We’ve all heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But when a mini-grant provided by the Sisters of Mercy, a community garden, and a summer of hard work gave students in the Students in Human Resource Management Club (SIHRM) tomatoes … and hot peppers, onions and a […]

Saying goodbye to oldest living alumna
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

Saying goodbye to oldest living alumna

Mount Mercy’s oldest living alumna, Sister Veronica Gorman, RSM, passed away on January 20, 2012, at age 101. Services were held at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, by the Rev. Gerald Condon. A 1931 graduate of Mount Mercy Junior College, she was a muchloved member of the Mount Mercy family and […]

Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

Seven Sisters of Mercy celebrate jubilees

Seven Sisters of Mercy celebrated jubilees on June 10 during a reception at Sacred Heart Convent, representing a combined total of 425 years of service. Sisters celebrating jubilees include: Sister Roseline Kos JC’48; Sister Mary Wilma Wolf JC’43; Sister Genevieve Birchard JC’40; Sister Mary Alice Ernst JC’48; Sister Roxanne Dolak […]

Welcoming God in strangers
On Campus / Spring 2012

Welcoming God in strangers

“People often tell me how depressing it must be working with refugees,” said Sister Marilyn Lacey. “And I always tell them, ‘Do I look depressed?’” The woman addressing the crowd of students, faculty, staff and community members wore a bright smile as she delivered her keynote address, “Mercy Beyond Borders: […]

Grotto restoration continues on campus
Archives / On Campus / Spring 2012

Grotto restoration continues on campus

Like a favorite room in your house, every campus has a special place. For Mount Mercy, that place is Our Lady of Sorrows Grotto, or simply, the grotto. “An alum once told me that Mount Mercy’s grotto is the best kept secret in Cedar Rapids,” says Professor of Art Jane […]

Celebrating and re-branding Mount Mercy University
On Campus / Fall 2010

Celebrating and re-branding Mount Mercy University

With the impending launch of University status in August 2010, in 2009–10 the efforts of the institution focused on the rebranding of Mount Mercy as a university, rather than a college. The branding strategy for Mount Mercy University comes from a nearly four-year evaluation of the institution’s past identity. Months […]

Alumna hits centennial milestone
Alumni / Fall 2010

Alumna hits centennial milestone

When Sr. Veronica Gorman graduated from Mount Mercy Junior College in 1931, the price of a gallon of gas was 10 cents. Thomas Edison had just submitted his last patent application, Al Capone had just been sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion, and the Star Spangled Banner […]

Sr. Mary Lawrence Hallagan's vision
Alumni / Fall 2010

Sr. Mary Lawrence Hallagan's vision

Sr. Mary Lawrence Hallagan’s reputation as a visionary is not without merit — her dedication and leadership led to the development of fundamental pillars of education and healthcare in the Cedar Rapids community. Hallagan’s vision and ideas have sprung into solid foundations that touch the integral components of the city. […]

On Campus / Fall 2010

Sisters of Mercy celebrate lifelong service

Eight Sisters of Mercy recently celebrated milestone anniversaries. Celebrating 60 years as Sisters of Mercy are Sister Mary Ann Shimek, Sister M. Gertrude Keefe, Sister Mary Irene Burns, Sister Pauline Fox, and Sister Elizabeth Derga. Celebrating golden jubilees of 50 years are Sister M. Rebecca Fidler, Sister Mary Patricia Conlan, […]

Strumming a Mercy tune
On Campus / Fall 2010

Strumming a Mercy tune

Ashley Benter desperately wanted to learn to play the guitar. So the psychology major from Mount Vernon, Iowa approached Sr. Shari Sutherland ’71, executive director for Mercy mission and identity, whom she had watched play the guitar during Mass and other Campus Ministry events. A friendship and mutual admiration developed […]

Alumni / Summer 2009

Four Sisters of Mercy Celebrate 220 Combined Years of Service

Four Sisters of Mercy recently celebratedmilestone anniversaries. Celebrating 60 years as Sisters of Mercy are Sister Mary Kurt and SisterTheresa Ann Spitz. Celebrating golden jubilees of 50 years as Sisters of Mercy are Sister Emily Devine and Sister Loretta Thul. A Mass honoring their 220 combined years of service was […]

On Campus / Winter 2009

Mount Mercy Connections Honored for Philanthropy, Service

Several members of the Mount Mercy family were recently honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals at its annual National Philanthropy Day event, which recognizes exemplary contributions of philanthropy and those individuals active in the philanthropic community. Board of Trustees Chairman Charles A. Rohde and the Rohde Family Charitable Foundation […]

Alumni / Archives / Summer 2008

Sisters of Mercy Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

Seven Sisters of Mercy recently celebrated milestone anniversaries since taking their religious vows. Those honored at the June 8 reception include Sister Mary Clementine Cashman JC’33, Sister Mary Lenore Gardner JC’38, Sister Jane Ehrhardt ’62, Sister Mary Charlene Chase ’62, Sister Mary Patricia Conlan ’63, Sister Lillian Marie Connolly and […]