DeVilbiss awarded Mary Catherine McAuley Award

Kennidee DeVilbiss

Mount Mercy graduate Kennidee DeVilbiss received the Mary Catherine McAuley Award during Mount Mercy’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20. DeVilbiss, a native of Ossian, Iowa, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a minor in psychology.

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 attended MMU for all four years of their undergraduate studies and 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.

In her time at Mount Mercy, Kennidee remained committed to developing the skills that would carry her to success and held multiple roles across campus. She is a student-athlete on the cross-country team, a student ambassador in the admission’s office, and is active in Campus Ministry. She is also a member of the Mount Mercy University Association of Nursing Students, or MMUANS, and co-author of a 2017 nursing resolution.

Off campus, Kennidee dedicated her time as a weekly volunteer for Young Parents Network, supporting thousands of young families in our community.

She works as a respite caregiver and certified nursing assistant, and she recently finished an internship at Mayo Clinic’s neurosurgery department in Rochester, Minnesota. Kennidee also completed her preceptorship with Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

Congratulations, Kennidee!

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