Student Speaker 2012

Student Speaker, Adam Kaefring '12


Adam KaefringAdam Kaefring is a marketing and management major from Solon, Iowa. He served as a leader on Mount Mercy’s award-winning Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team, and during his four years on the team contributed well over 500 hours of community service. During his years with SIFE he served as the business advisory board coordinator, co-president and vice president. He also served on the SIFE presentation team twice, helping the team advance to nationals in 2010.

On campus Kaefring participated in the Mount Mercy University Choir and served as choir president for two years. He also served as an orientation leader for two years. In 2009-10, he served as the Student Government Association’s (SGA) administrative assistant, and continued to play a role by serving as an SGA representative on the University committees of Enrollment Management, Strategic Planning and Educational Policies.

A passionate advocate for the institution’s Mercy identity and roots, Kaefring participated in many student-led Bible study initiatives and Catholic groups, as sponsored by Campus Ministry.

What is the biggest lesson Kaefring learned from his time at Mount Mercy? “No matter what our vocation, occupation or social status, every human – in some capacity – has a calling to serve others. Learning to live a life for the good of others, and to do so with joy, is one of the toughest and most rewarding lessons we can learn.”