Why Give: The Student Perspective

Your contributions to Mount Mercy help students discover their God-given talents and share those with the world.

We expect a lot of our students. We expect them to explore and develop their abilities here on the Hill. There is something each one is distinctly suited to do with his or her life, something for which they have a passion, something valuable for others. We expect that they will spend their time here seeking that calling while receiving a faith-inspired, values-based education.

Your ongoing support makes that exploration and discovery possible.


Kayla HappelMy calling is to continue to help people who are in need and to be an active volunteer. That focus is something I have developed at Mount Mercy because of all the great opportunities that are available to serve and help others.”

Kayla Happel ’11
Nursing major
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Alek CarterMount Mercy provides me with the drive to set higher goals than just earning a degree. The University really does push students to be the best individuals we can be. As a Mount Mercy student, it feels like the entire University is helping you succeed. My calling is to gain a greater understanding of the web and start a web development firm. We’ve only scratched the surface on how we can use technology to share ideas and information.”

Alek Carter ’13
Computer Science & Multimedia Design major
Princeton, Iowa


A message of appreciation from
Gabriel Rosales ‘11
International Studies major
West Liberty, Iowa