Mount Mercy graduate Aaron Lacy ‘14, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the Mary Catherine McAuley Award during Mount Mercy’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18. Lacy studied biology and chemistry at Mount Mercy. He is the son of Bruce and Christine Lacy.
The Mary Catherine McAuley Award is presented to the graduate who, in addition to a high scholastic ranking of a 3.0 or above, has exemplified to a marked degree cooperation with administration, faculty and students; integrity in his/her personal relationships; and leadership and loyalty in furthering the ideals of Mount Mercy. The award is named for Catherine McAuley, who founded the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland in 1831.
During Lacy’s four years on Mount Mercy’s campus he has been midfielder for men’s soccer and a member of men’s track. He was an active member of the Student Government Association and held the role of president during the 2013-2014 academic year. During his time at Mount Mercy, Lacy has also been a student ambassador and member of the Science Club, STEPS, and Emerging Leaders.
Aaron has been accepted into the medical program at the University of Iowa. He hopes to pursue a career as a doctor.