News Archive : accelerated programs

March 15, 2017 - 1:45pm
Mount Mercy University is partnering with the Iowa Department of Corrections to offer a 10 percent tuition scholarship for employees who enroll in any of the university’s undergraduate accelerated, online or graduate programs.
October 18, 2016 - 3:12pm
Mount Mercy University is partnering with local employers to offer an additional ten percent off tuition for employees* who enroll in any of the university’s graduate, accelerated or online programs.
Tom Castle
August 18, 2016 - 10:12am
Mount Mercy University Associate Provost & Executive Director for Academic Innovation Dr. Tom Castle was awarded the Council for Accelerated Programs Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with adult students. Only three others have received the prestigious award.
July 21, 2016 - 8:31am
Bruce Kaiser '03 prepared for his professional life at Mount Mercy by strengthening one important skill — leadership. “My degree translated into experience, credibility, and networks that I could immediately put to use to achieve my goals.” — Kaiser Be a Mustang. Success Follows. Read his story here »
May 20, 2016 - 12:18pm
Mount Mercy University will graduate the largest class in its history during commencement exercises Sunday, May 22, at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. The Class of 2016 includes nearly 400 undergraduate students and 175 graduate students. The class is also the first to include students who finished their degree in a completely online format.
May 1, 2015 - 10:12am
Kirkwood Community College, in partnership with Mount Mercy University, will host the Adult Accelerated PM Connect, Tuesday, May 5, 4 – 6 p.m., at Kirkwood’s Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Road, Hiawatha. Prospective students, human resource officials, program alums, and Kirkwood and Mount Mercy University faculty and staff are all encouraged to attend this one-of-a-kind after work networking event.
April 2, 2015 - 2:47pm
Since 2005, Associate Provost Tom Castle has been an important member of the Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP), a professional network for higher education institutions offering accelerated formats. After serving in various positions, Castle became CAP president in 2013, taking on a leadership role in advocating for accelerated programs around the country.
April 1, 2015 - 3:57pm
Students in one of Mount Mercy University’s accelerated marketing courses practiced their craft and pitched a marketing plan to the owner of Hot Harry’s, a burrito restaurant on Cedar Rapids’ northeast side. Students Eric Tupper, Breanna Reed, Nicholas Berry and Alyssa Hilby met with the restaurant’s owner, Ken Halm, on March 10. Halm was excited to have Mount Mercy’s students and was impressed with their depth of understanding.

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