Mount Mercy University honored more than 100 new master’s degree candidates during a traditional hooding ceremony on Friday, May 17, in Hennessey Recreation Center. The candidates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas during commencement exercises on Sunday, May 18, at the U.S. Cellular Center.
President Laurie Hamen welcomed family, friends and faculty to the hooding ceremony and recognized the work and achievement of the candidates in four of Mount Mercy’s six graduate programs: the Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Master of Arts in Education (MAEd), the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), and the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Master of Strategic Leadership (MSL) will hood the first graduates in that program next year, and Master of Arts in Criminal Justice will welcome the first students into that program in the fall of 2014.
Student speakers included Michael Young, representing the MAEd program; Stefanie Munsterman-Robinson, representing the MBA program, Brandon Wall representing the MFT program; and Ruth Kuehnle, representing the MSN program.
This was the fifth hooding ceremony in Mount Mercy’s history. Graduate studies launched at Mount Mercy in 2008 and now have more than 340 alumni from the programs.
|Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)||Master of Business Administration (MBA)|
|Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)||Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)|