Mount Mercy students in the Honors Student Association participated in “Trick or Canning” this past Halloween to raise canned goods for the Catherine McAuley Center.
Students went door-to-door on Halloween night and asked for canned donations. The event is an annual tradition, and enables students to participate in servant leadership and volunteerism to benefit a non-profit organization in the community.
Honors students who participated this year include junior nursing major Sara Wolf, from Corning, Iowa; junior biology major Ian Ster, from Marion, Iowa; junior biology major Sara Kobliska, from New Hampton, Iowa; freshman elementary education major Jerica Christensen, from Cedar Rapids; junior criminal justice and English major Dan Morgan, from Marion, Iowa; and junior elementary education major Allison Dayton, from Marion, Iowa.
“It is a fun tradition, you get to participate in Halloween like you did when you were a kid, only this time it’s for a good cause and a way to give back to the community,” says Ian Ster, vice president of the club. This year, the club obtained nearly 100 canned food items for the Catherina McAuley Center.
Members of Mount Mercy University’s Honors Student Association strive to maintain academic excellence. The organization hosts a variety of social activities and events every year to expand relations with members of the immediate community.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928, Mount Mercy University provides opportunities to integrate faith and learning for all students. Mount Mercy is committed to serving the community wherever human need exists through four interdependent goals: using reflective judgment, engaging in strategic communication, serving the common good, and promoting purposeful living.