Meet our Students

 

Maria TerzopoulouMaria Terzopoulou ’12
Hometown: Aegina Island, Greece
Majors: Graphic Design and Marketing

Q: What do you think is special about Mount Mercy?
A: What is special about Mount Mercy is its diversity and the small campus size, because you get opportunities here that are not offered to you at bigger colleges or universities.

Q: How has Mount Mercy impacted your life?
A: Mount Mercy has given me the opportunity to do what I couldn't in my own country - pursue the major of my dreams, graphic design. I’m sure that I wouldn't feel as comfortable as I do now if it wasn't for the cultural diversity Mount Mercy offers. Finally, I have made friendships that are very special to me.


Radka StrnadkovaRadka Strnadkova ’11
Hometown: Trutnov, Czech Republic.
Majors: English and Philosophy

Q: How did you hear about Mount Mercy?
A: I came to Mount Mercy through the exchange program that exists between Mount Mercy and Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A: I really enjoy outdoor activities, such as cycling and hiking. If the weather is bad, I love to make some tea and lie in bed with a good book.


Enrique CortinaEnrique Cortina ’13
Hometown: Valencia, Spain
Major: Communication Studies

Q: How did you hear about Mount Mercy?
A: I was looking for a good school that offers a good academic program as well as soccer. Then, I found out about Mount Mercy.

Q: What surprised you most about the campus?
A: How people in Iowa are so friendly.


Adela CavojskaAdela Cavojska ’10
Hometown: Ostrava, Czech Republic

Major: Sociology

Q: What sparked your interest in Mount Mercy?
A: The Czech community living in Cedar Rapids sparked my interest. This is the first time in my life I have been abroad and somebody cares about the Czech Republic and people here even know where the Czech Republic is!

Q: How have the faculty and staff assisted you in your transition?
A: The faculty and staff are really good. Whenever I had any problem I could talk to them and they suggested what to do, which helped me in many ways and which I really appreciate!

Q: How has Mount Mercy impacted your life?
A: I will never forget this year. I feel like I am learning new things every single day and I really appreciate that I can do what I like and what interests me!


Vladimir VirovkicVladimir Virovkic ‘13
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia
Major: Management

Q: How did you hear about Mount Mercy?
A: Through an agency for student-athletes, Pro-Futuro Sports, from Belgrade, Serbia

Q: What do you think is special about Mount Mercy?
A: I think that a big advantage is the size of the school – the small class size allows us to have a better quality education and helps us make great progress.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A: To enjoy life, play soccer with friends, to stay physically active and talk to friends and family.


Jose Alvarez ’13
Hometown: Valencia, Spain
Major: Communication Studies

Q: How have the faculty and staff assisted you in your transition?
A: One of the things that I like here is the faculty members and their involvement with students. I feel that I can tell them my problems and they will help me.

Q: How has Mount Mercy impacted your life?
A: The whole experience to come to Mount Mercy to study and play soccer has changed my life. I feel very comfortable here and I would like to stay for many years.