Kote '15 recognized with Mary Frances Warde Award

Mount Mercy graduate Fatmir Kote ‘15, originally from Albania, received the Mary Frances Warde Award during Mount Mercy’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

The award is the highest honor given to a student who transferred into Mount Mercy and has acquired a minimum of 30 credit hours at the university. The award is conferred upon the graduate who, in addition to a high scholastic rating (3.0 or above), has exemplified to a marked degree cooperation with administration, faculty, and students; integrating in his/her personal relationships; and leadership and loyalty in furthering the ideals of Mount Mercy. The award is named for Mary Frances Warde, who founded the Sisters of Mercy in America in 1843.

“Fatmir is the perfect person for the Mary Frances Warde Award,” said Dr. Chad Loes, Fatmir’s academic advisor and professor of criminal justice. “I went to Fatmir’s homeland of Albania a few months back, and I can tell you he came from humble beginnings. Fatmir has always had a unique ability to build relationships with others—he is remarkably collegial with faculty and students. Many faculty members have commented on Fatmir’s incredible dedication to his studies.”

In addition to his studies, Kote is also an employee of Mount Mercy. He began as an officer in the university’s Public Safety office and stepped up to lead the team when given the opportunity to become interim director.

Congratulation, Fatmir!

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