Division of Development and Alumni Relations

Division of Development and Alumni Relations

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations brings together the diverse efforts of a dedicated team responsible for supporting the needs and priorities of the university through annual, major and planned giving programs. 

Brenda Duello
Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations 
Warde 206 
bduello@mtmercy.edu  |  319-286-4406

Brenda joined Mount Mercy University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations in April 2015. She is a 1996 graduate of Mount Mercy and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration as well as a certified fund raising executive credential. She came to Mount Mercy from the University of Iowa where she served in development leadership roles for 11 years.

Laura Collingwood '02
Director for Alumni Relations
Warde 203
lcollingwood@mtmercy.edu  |  319-286-4405

Laura comes to us from Ruffalo Noel Levitz where she spent over 11 years in the Corporate Marketing Department. A 2002 Mount Mercy graduate, Laura earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in marketing alongside a minor in art. She is happy to be back at Mount Mercy, serving the campus community and her fellow alumni.

Lonna Drewelow
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Development
Warde 207
drewelow@mtmercy.edu  |  319-286-4408

Lonna joined Mount Mercy University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations in 1988. She serves as the Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. Lonna earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Mount Mercy in 1986. 

Rebecca L. Hamlin
Director for Development & Alumni Operations
Warde 206
rhamlin@mtmercy.edu | 319-286-4402

Rebecca comes to us from Ruffalo Noel Levitz where she spent over 15 years involved in all aspects of development, operations, staff management including serving as point of contact for client relationships andmanaging all aspects of contract requirements. Rebecca oversees alumni relations, annual fund and gift processing areas and provides operational oversight of our department.

Tori Erickson, Ph.D
Senior Director for Development & Relations
Warde 205
terickson@mtmercy.edu | 319-286-4403

Tori has spent many years in higher education enrollment management, and the last decade in higher education/academic medical development for the University of Iowa. Tori will focus on major and planned gifts.

Contact Us 
We encourage you to email us directly with any questions you may have or call 319-368-6468.