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Post-graduation trip to Ecuador helps MMU alum serve Corridor patients better
Alumni / Summer 2014

Post-graduation trip to Ecuador helps MMU alum serve Corridor patients better

When Allison Wampler ’13 chose Mount Mercy University, she made the decision primarily because of the reputation of the nursing program; however, she never imagined she would also find a community where her passion for Spanish language and cultures could also be incorporated seamlessly into her studies. In fact, when […]

Students find renewed purpose in Belize
Academics / Summer 2014

Students find renewed purpose in Belize

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 […]

Students on first faculty-led summer study abroad program travel to Costa Rica
Academics / Winter 2014

Students on first faculty-led summer study abroad program travel to Costa Rica

Costa Rica. Home to rich flora and fauna, beaches and tropical rain forests, and the host country for Mount Mercy University’s first faculty-led summer study abroad trip. “Costa Rica is a wonderful country to start this study abroad program,” said Dr. Belkis Suarez, assistant professor of Spanish and faculty leader […]

MBA students travel to Belize to work for common good
Academics / Spring 2013

MBA students travel to Belize to work for common good

Sixteen Mount Mercy students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program traveled to Punta Gorda, Belize, to work with local businesses in January. Students partnered with entrepreneurs to enhance development of five businesses, varying in services from solar dried fruit to an Internet café. Punta Gorda is the southernmost […]

Relationships key to landing high-placement internships
Spring 2011

Relationships key to landing high-placement internships

Mount Mercy’s Strategic Plan may be a document that Ian Ster ’12 will never read, but he has benefited directly from the institution’s re-dedication to enhancing student experiences, including academic field experiences, internships and study abroad opportunities. Ster, a biology major from Marion, Iowa, has participated in two unique field […]

Serendipitous encounters lay groundwork for student exchanges
Academics / Fall 2010

Serendipitous encounters lay groundwork for student exchanges

When she stepped off the airplane in London, Professor of English Mary Vermillion, Ph.D. had a gut feeling that her return trip to Britain would be a fruitful one. “I felt like I belonged the whole time,” says Vermillion of her second visit. She experienced numerous “serendipitous encounters” that proved […]

On Campus / Summer 2009

Mount Mercy Awarded Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

The addition of a Fulbright Scholar-in- Residence for the Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 semesters will add to Mount Mercy’s unique blend of international students and faculty. Dr. Libor Práger, a professor at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, will teach English and film studies courses. The Fulbright Board awards […]

College Cements Focus on International Experiences
Academics / Winter 2009

College Cements Focus on International Experiences

  Today’s college students are increasingly seeking a higher educational experience that prepares them for the global marketplace, and recent developments at Mount Mercy ensure that students will have greater access to international programs and courses. With the addition of a director of international programs, a revamped international studies major, […]

Unearthing an Education
Alumni / Winter 2009

Unearthing an Education

Field work in England sparks unexpected interests for one Mount Mercy student Kim Wasney is likely the only Mount Mercy graduate ever to assist in the excavation of an ancient brewery on the site of a current sheep pasture in England. Wasney, who graduated in 2008 with a degree in […]

Education Major Gets a Taste of England
Academics / Winter 2009

Education Major Gets a Taste of England

The opportunity for Mount Mercy students to study abroad is often easier than they might think. Of course, having your college’s president flex his overseas connections on your behalf doesn’t hurt. Just ask Stephanie Klein, a senior education major from Solon, Iowa. Klein’s dream was to study in Europe for […]

International Soccer Players Find Home at Mount Mercy
Athletics / Summer 2008

International Soccer Players Find Home at Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy’s men’s soccer coach immigrated from the former Yugoslavia in 1995 in the midst of a civil war that erupted after the country’s first free elections. More than 12 years later, Hadzic is mentoring four student-athletes from his homeland who are adapting to life in Cedar Rapids. Drago Ceranic […]