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Merit Award
June 12, 2018 - 12:02pm
The Mount Mercy University Students in Human Resource Management (SIHRM) club was once again awarded the 2017–2018 Merit Award by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.
June 8, 2018 - 3:38pm
GAZETTE — Mount Mercy University this week is unveiling its first-ever college thanks to a “transformational” gift supporting its nursing and health programs. The Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health honors the couple making it possible: Mount Mercy trustee Ron Herold and his wife and Mount Mercy alumna, Paula Martin Herold. The new college will serve as an umbrella for all the university’s undergraduate and graduate nursing and health care programs.
June 7, 2018 - 7:53pm
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce two transformational gifts, made possible by the philanthropic foresight of two MMU trustees and one alumna. Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health MMU trustee Ron Herold and his wife, alumna Paula (Martin) Herold, have continued their generous support for Mount Mercy’s nursing education leadership with a life-changing gift—establishing the University’s first-ever named college, the Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health. 
June 6, 2018 - 11:30am
Two Sisters of Mercy who entered the Sisters of Mercy Community in Cedar Rapids decades ago will be celebrating their commitments—one in Cedar Rapids—this year. Sister Therese Ann Spitz, of Cedar Rapids, will be celebrating 70 years with Sisters of Mercy later this month, while Sister Rita Waters, who has been ministering in Washington, D.C. for 28 years, will be celebrating a 50-year commitment.
June 6, 2018 - 9:20am
A disaster continues to unfold in Guatemala after a massive volcanic eruption and some students from Mount Mercy University are witnessing it first-hand. Jamarco Clark and the group of seven students from Mount Mercy University are safe. They were exploring a village a couple hours away from Volcán de Fuego when it erupted this past weekend. 
May Grads
May 25, 2018 - 3:15pm
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce May 2018 graduates. A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 20, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page.
Commencement 2018
May 20, 2018 - 2:23pm
Degrees were bestowed upon 381 undergraduate students and 172 graduate students during Mount Mercy University’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony, held Sunday, May 20, at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Celebrating a record-breaking year, Mount Mercy graduated 60 undergraduate online program students.
May 20, 2018 - 2:08pm
Jan Handler, EdD, was awarded professor emeritus status at the 2018 Mount Mercy University commencement ceremony on May 20 after being a member of the education faculty and provost for 31 years. Under Jan’s leadership, Mount Mercy strengthened its traditional academic programs and launched numerous new programs, including online bachelor’s and master’s degrees and the university’s first-ever doctoral programs. She was the first Feld Chair and is the author of numerous publications.
John Robeson
May 20, 2018 - 2:05pm
John Robeson, PhD, was awarded professor emeritus status at the 2018 Mount Mercy University commencement ceremony on May 20 after being a member of the mathematics faculty for 16 years. John began teaching at Mount Mercy in 2002 after completing his PhD in mathematics from the University of Iowa (his second career). John’s first career included working for Kewanee Boiler Corporation and Amana Appliances as an engineer for nearly 25 years. During that time, he earned several patents and awards for designing microwave ovens and other cooking products.
May 20, 2018 - 2:03pm
After 36 years as a member of the biology faculty at Mount Mercy University, Neil Bernstein, PhD, was awarded professor emeritus status at the 2018 commencement ceremony, May 20. During Neil’s tenure as professor of biology, he inspired students to learn more about the environment and care for the earth. He developed the outdoor conservation major, and his teaching experience extends to other areas in the curriculum, including portal, capstone, and honors courses.
Kennidee DeVilbiss
May 20, 2018 - 1:52pm
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.
Jordyn Lehman
May 20, 2018 - 1:49pm
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.
President's Award
May 20, 2018 - 12:28pm
Mount Mercy University recognized Jessica Hiney with the prestigious President’s Award at Honors Convocation on Friday, May 18. The President’s Award is given each year to a graduating student who has demonstrated a strong academic record, positive engagement in the campus community and service to others during their tenure at Mount Mercy. This award honors people in circumstances that illustrate the best in student tenacity, dedication, compassion and heart.
May 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
The following students have earned distinction for outstanding achievements in a variety of academic and personal pursuits, and were recognized during Honors Convocation on Friday, May 18. The President's Award: Jessica Diane Hiney
May 16, 2018 - 1:37pm
A renowned leader in nursing education, Mount Mercy University has announced plans for significant nursing program investment, thanks in part to a $200,000 grant awarded by the Carver Charitable Trust. This generous award brings the Carver Charitable Trust’s lifetime support of Mount Mercy to over $1 million and will fund enhancements to simulation and assessment labs and enable implementation of a telehealth delivery system.

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