Commencement 2019
September 16, 2019 - 8:48am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce August 2019 graduates. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page. August 2019 graduates include:
August 6, 2019 - 10:59am
Two teammates and Mount Mercy alums, Ryan Schrimper '14 and Ryan Schlueter '13, went head to head during a golf tournament on Sunday. As part of the 2019 Men's City Amateur golf thournament, Schrimper won by one shot at Ellis Golf Course.
Commencement 2019
June 28, 2019 - 9:50am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce June 2019 graduates. A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 19, 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.
Sister Maurita Soukup
May 29, 2019 - 1:06pm
Sr. Maurita Soukup received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Creighton University during commencement proceedings on May 18. Sr. Soukup has worked in health care ministry for over 55 years and as a Sister of Mercy for 53 years. She currently serves as a health trustee and nurse consultant/researcher and collaborates with two boards of regional health care systems.
Commencement 2019
May 22, 2019 - 9:34am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce May 2019 graduates. A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 19, 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.
MMU Grads
May 13, 2019 - 10:39am
Mount Mercy University will hold Commencement 2019 exercises on Sunday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Mount Mercy will confer degrees upon approximately 380 undergraduate students and 170 students in graduate programs. Two members of faculty will be given emeritus status: Professor of English Carol Tyx, Ph.D. and Dean of the Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health Mary Tarbox, Ed.D.
April 15, 2019 - 3:34pm
Alumni Spotlight: Nate Klein ’07 What is life really like after Mount Mercy? Get a behind-the-scenes look at how MMU alumni shine with our Instagram Alumni Takeover! Nate Klein ’07BA Marketing & Management Hey there, hi there, and hello there. My name is Nate Klein and I am a 2007 grad of Mount Mercy University.
March 27, 2019 - 11:38am
Mount Mercy alum, Dennis Kann '11, is the March A for Education winner. Dennis graduated from Mount Mercy in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, endorsement in K-8 Reading. He later returned to Mount Mercy's MAEd program to earn endorsements in K-12 Instructional Strategist II, Behavior Disorders/Learning Disabilities and K-8 Instructional Strategist I. Watch the full story at KCRG.com »
Feb Grads
March 11, 2019 - 11:16am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce February 2019 graduates. A commencement ceremony will be held Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the U.S. Cellular Center. Congrats, Grads! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page.
March 9, 2019 - 8:45am
What is life really like after Mount Mercy? Get a behind-the-scenes look at how MMU alumni shine with our Instagram Alumni Takeover! Lindsey Starrett ’06 Hi everyone! I'm Lindsey Starrett, MMU class of '06. I'm married to Chris Starrett (also '06). We have 3 kiddos and live in Grinnell. 
January 16, 2019 - 9:38am
What is life really like after Mount Mercy? Get a behind-the-scenes look at how MMU alumni shine with our Instagram Alumni Takeover! Jenny Valliere ’13BA Public Relations/Communications    
January 15, 2019 - 8:46am
What is life really like after Mount Mercy? Get a behind-the-scenes look at how MMU alumni shine with our Instagram Alumni Takeover! John Kalis ’04BS Computer Science/Computer Informatics/Philosophy
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.
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.  
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 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.
February 16, 2017 - 10:15am
Dr. Klein’s journey at Mount Mercy started when he was a student studying business administration. He served as Enactus president for three years while earning his Bachelor of Business Administration [Keep reading…]
January 27, 2017 - 8:00am
Seth Pennock ’16 learned many of the skills he uses today with the Mount Mercy University chapter of Enactus, where he was able to develop a passion for leadership, entrepreneurship and service to others. Eventually, his involvement [Keep reading…]
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August 1, 2016 - 8:33am
[KZIA — Cedar Rapids, Iowa] IOWA PRIVATE COLLEGE WEEK AT MOUNT MERCY UNIVERSITY! Z102.9’s fellow Mt. Mercy Mustangs, Clare and Jenny are heading back to Mount Mercy University for Iowa Private College Week next week! Keep reading…

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