Contact Undergraduate Admissions

Mount Mercy University is the next step to a brighter future, and we are here to help!

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Call us at 319-368-6460 or toll-free at 800-248-4504

Our fax number is 319-861-2390.
Our address is 1330 Elmhurst Drive, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797.

Admissions Team

The Mount Mercy University admissions team is here to help you through the college selection process. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions! Not sure who your admission counselor is? See below!

Josh D'Amico Josh D'Amico '04
Associate Director of Transfer Recruitment and Admissions

Josh works with:

  • Transfer students: Communications, Literature, Art, History, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion, and Undecided
  • Non-degree seeking students
  • Re-admission students (students returning to Mount Mercy)
  • Coe College Exchange students
  • PREP (teaching endorsement) students
  • Special Applications
  • Accelerated Program students
Amir Hadzic

Amir Hadzic, '10 MBA
Director of International Recruitment and Head Men's Soccer Coach

Amir works with all international students.

Gabriel Hernandez Acosta

Gabriel Hernandez Acosta '16
Admissions Counselor
Hablo Español

Gabriel works with high school students from:

  • Iowa counties—Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Louisa, Muscatine, and Scott
  • Area high schoolsCedar Rapids Washington and Alburnett
  • Wisconsin and Illinois
Melissa Pickering

Melissa Pickering
Assistant Director of Admissions
Hablo Español

Melissa works with high school students from:

  • Iowa countiesAllamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Deleware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Grundy, Howard, Iowa, Marshall, Mitchell, Tama, and Winneshiek 
  • Area high schools—Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Prarie, and Central City
  • Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Deleware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Transfer students: Education
Erik Ryan Erik Ryan '16
Assistant Director of Admissions

Erik works with high school students from:

  • Iowa counties—Adair, Adams, Appanoose, Audubon, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Clarke, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Des Moines, Fremont, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Henry, Iowa, Jasper, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Mills, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Shelby, Story, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Warren, Wapello, Washington, and Wayne
  • Area high schools—Xavier, Cedar Valley Christian, Center Point-Urbana, Linn-Mar, Marion, Metro, North Linn, Springville, and home schooled students
  • Transfer students: Natural & Applied Sciences
Rich Reasner

Rich Reasner
Assistant Director of Admissions

Rich works with:

  • Iowa counties—Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Ida, Kossuth, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, Webster, Winnebago, Woodbury, Worth, and Wright
  • Area high schools—Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Lisbon, and Mount Vernon
  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming
  • All transfer Nursing students
  • Healthcare Administration and Healthcare Leadership students
  • ACT Residual 
  • PSEO Students

Adam Schuck
Admissions Counselor, Music Outreach Specialist

Adam connects with music students and organizations in the community!


Joseph Slocum

Joe Slocum '12
Director of Admissions

Joe is Director of Admissions and works with all freshmen and transfer students!

Tammy Hansen

Tammy Hansen '15
Manager of Admissions Operations 

Tammy works with all the applications that come to MMU!


Jessica Roberts
Campus Visits & Events Coordinator

Jessica will help set up your visit to campus and make sure everything goes smoothly once you get here!

Ryan Puhrmann Ryan Puhrmann
Associate Director of Admissions 

Ryan helps with admissions communications and visit day coordination!
Dr. Terri Snyders Crumley

Dr. Terri Snyders Crumley
Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing

Terri leads our team, and you'll meet her on visit days and more!