Meet the Development Staff

The Development and Alumni Relations team supports the needs and priorities of the University through annual, major and planned giving programs. 

Brenda K. Haefner '96 CFRE
Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations 
Warde 206
319-350-3663
bhaefner@mtmercy.edu

Brenda joined Mount Mercy University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations in April 2015. She serves as the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. Brenda is a 1996 graduate of Mount Mercy and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as well as a certified fund raising executive credential. 

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

 

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

Lonna Drewelow '86
Assistant Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations
Warde 207
319-286-4408
ldrewelow@mtmercy.edu

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 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mount Mercy in 1986. 

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

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.
Paula Kubovac Paula Kubovac
Director for Annual Giving
Warde 204
pkubovac@mtmercy.edu
Paula comes to us from Ruffalo Noel Levitz where she was a Client Services Manager in the Fundraising Management division. As the Director for Annual Giving, Paula is responsible for the planning and execution of a comprehensive Annual Giving program designed to build operating support for Mount Mercy University by direct solicitations, stewardship and more.
Mickey Northwehr Mickey Nothwehr 
Gift Processing & Office Manager
Warde 206 
319-363-1323 ext.1263 
mnothwehr@mtmercy.edu 
Mickey joined the Mount Mercy University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations in 2002. She holds the position of Gift Processing and Office Manager.