President's Message

Meeting the Needs of Our Time

Welcome to our refreshed and updated magazine! Our team worked tirelessly to enhance the content, look, and format to create an even better experience for our dedicated readers, and I couldn’t be more proud.

Our redesign came just in time to properly document one of the biggest events in Mount Mercy history—the grand opening of our state-of-the-art Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex, dedicated to serving the needs of our outdoor student-athletes. Inside, you’ll find wonderful stories featuring the talents of both current and alumni student-athletes, as well as our devoted athletics staff.

In addition to our athletics features, Happenings on the Hill, and Class Notes, you’ll find truly inspirational stories featuring the merciful and accomplished work of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni—in teaching, learning, leading, and serving.

I am constantly amazed by what our Mount Mercy family achieves. In the classroom, in the community, and in your everyday lives, you live, breathe, and support the transformational effects of an education focused on academic excellence and compassionate service.

Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, was committed to serving the underprivileged with compassion—aptly described as meeting the needs of her time. Following suit almost 100 years later, the Sisters established Mount Mercy to unite people with opportunity through education.

Rest assured, there’s no doubt that meeting the needs of our time is both our history and our future. And it’s a responsibility we’re honored to uphold.

Go Mustangs!

Laurie Hamen, JD