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.
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
May 15, 2018 - 3:55pm
Mount Mercy University will hold Commencement 2018 exercises on Sunday, May 20, at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids.
HaveMercyGiveMercy
April 26, 2018 - 8:28am
Mount Mercy University will showcase Mustang pride throughout the community during its first-ever day of giving on Tuesday, May 1. #HaveMercyGiveMercy will be a 24-hour effort for students, alumni and friends to show Mount Mercy spirit, celebrate together and give back to MMU.
Mount Mercy University
February 27, 2018 - 9:41am
The students listed below graduated from Mount Mercy University in February 2018. A commencement ceremony will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the U.S. Cellular Center. Sandra Ahrendsen**Kelsey Carson*Nigel ChristiansonPeter Clark**Cody CollenderValerie CrossAnn Currie**Kailee Dewbre***Julie Emerick-Kundel***Erik GravemanBenjamin GroseDonald Hartman JrMatthew HolmesEric HrabakTracy KilburgCasey Kohl
February 22, 2018 - 9:31am
Mount Mercy University is announcing the launch of its first-ever doctoral programs, also the first offered in Cedar Rapids. Beginning fall 2018, Mount Mercy will offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT). “We’re proud to build on our quality master’s programs and continue to offer education that meets the demand, both from the community and our alumni,” said University President Laurie Hamen. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Mount Mercy University
January 5, 2018 - 3:11pm
Congratulations to all December 2017 Mount Mercy University graduates! William Adam Maria Adams Julie Barkalow*** Casey Behm** Joshua Bentley Maria Berchenbriter Joel Bergen Teresa Bertelli* Kory Boebel Erin Broich Lindsay Brunson Sonja Bruxvoort*** Susan Burda Shirley Cannon Catharine Cashner David Chatman Barbara Chermak Shelley Close Andrea Coats* Diamonde Collier*
December 15, 2017 - 8:00am
Mount Mercy University alumna Courtney Snodgrass and Professor of English Mary Vermillion have teamed up to do what they do best—produce meaningful work for others to enjoy. The product—Mercy Creative Review—is the university’s first-ever alumni- and employee-sourced literary and art magazine.
October 31, 2017 - 11:39am
Mount Mercy University will host alumnus Danny Mishek, president and founder of SelfEco, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center Commons as part of the Barbara A. Knapp Business Speaker Series. Mishek will present “EcoPreneurship: How Businesses Can Make Money and Make a Difference.” 
October 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
Would life be different for Jessica (Shadle) Johnson ’01 if she hadn’t attended Mount Mercy? “I don’t think I would have been as successful and as happy as I am now,” says Johnson. “I was able to build my self-confidence at Mount Mercy, and figure out what I love. I also wouldn’t have met my husband. Together, we have a beautiful daughter!”
Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder
October 18, 2017 - 12:34pm
KUTZTOWN, Pa., Oct. 18 — Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder '97 has been named the 2017 Pennsylvania Outstanding Higher Ed Art Educator by the Pa. Art Education Association (PAEA).  She is a professor of art education at Kutztown University.  She will receive her award at the state conference held Oct. 19 – 22 in Pittsburgh, Pa.  
Amber Hoff '13
October 18, 2017 - 8:00am
This article originally appeared in the Oct. 12, 2017 email edition of CBJ on Small Business. It has been republished with permission. Amber Hoff '13 says she is opening her new therapy practice in Marion to repay her hometown and serve the community she loves.
October 12, 2017 - 3:15pm
A double major in criminal justice and nursing may seem like an unusual educational pairing, but it was the perfect combination for Megan Rausch ’07. Today, Rausch is a Medicolegal Death Investigator, analyzing any death that falls under the jurisdiction of the medical examiner or coroner. “My time at MMU prepared me for a challenging professional career and gave me the ability to be flexible and problem solve.” Megan Rausch ’07RN, Medicolegal Death InvestigatorPolk County Medical ExaminerAnkeny, IA
September 6, 2017 - 9:42am
Mount Mercy University congratulates the following MMU community members for their Forty Under 40 recognition:
September 6, 2017 - 8:20am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce August 2017 graduates. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page. August 2017 graduates include:
September 3, 2017 - 8:01am
Profile: Iowa prison educator finds value in investing in improvement High school equivalency instructor Andy Hayward helps offenders learn CEDAR RAPIDS — Andy Hayward will tell you that if each student is interested in some aspect of a lesson he’s teaching, it can go a long way toward engaging the entire class. The 39-year-old Cedar Rapids resident learned that while studying for his teacher’s degree and while teaching high school students for nine years. But now, that lesson has been reinforced in his current classroom.
June 28, 2017 - 1:22pm
Three sisters who entered the Sisters of Mercy in Cedar Rapids celebrated jubilees at the Chapel of Mercy on Mount Mercy University's campus. Orignally published in the June 25 edition of The Witness. Sister Genevieve Birchard, RSM, 75th jubilee   
June 5, 2017 - 9:14am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce May 2017 graduates. A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 21, 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.
May 21, 2017 - 12:59pm
Mount Mercy University graduate Bianca Kesselring received the Mary Catherine McAuley Award during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 21. Kesselring was also the ceremony’s student speaker and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and Management.
May 21, 2017 - 12:58pm
Mount Mercy University graduate Capria Davis received the Mary Frances Warde Award during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 21. She graduated with a degree in Multimedia Mass Communications.

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