Lehman recognized with Mary Frances Warde Award

Jordyn Lehman

Mount Mercy University graduate Jordyn Lehman, a native of Iowa City, Iowa, received the Mary Frances Warde Award during the 2018 commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20. Jordyn graduated with a Bachelor of Science.

This 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.

Jordyn made her way to Mount Mercy as a transfer student and flourished as an impactful, thoughtful leader. She was a student ambassador, orientation leader, and held important roles on the women’s basketball team as player and student coach.

In her work with the Academic Center for Excellence, Jordyn had an impact on countless students as a peer tutor—and took her leadership role even further as a peer academic coach and Project Connect mentor. She shared her experiences as a transfer student and student athlete by providing support, strategies, and skills she used in her own transition to Mount Mercy.

Through guidance and support—and understanding of the needs of her peers—Jordyn was instrumental in the academic and personal success and persistence of many students.

As if that wasn’t enough, Jordyn was a triple major in chemistry, biology, and outdoor conservation, and presented her research with advisor Joe Nguyen—titled “To Wine or Not to Wine”—at Scholarship Fest in early May.

Her carefully laid path brought her to where she is now—soon off to grad school, studying horticulture at the University of Minnesota.

Congratulations, Jordyn!

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