The Mount Mercy community mourns the loss of faculty and friend, Dr. Ashley Merritts on April 22, after a short bout with cancer. Dr. Merritts was a full-time member of the University’s Marriage and Family Therapy faculty since 2014. She was known as a tremendously talented and caring teacher by her students, and a deeply valued colleague by faculty and staff. She will be profoundly missed. Our thoughts and prays go out to Dr. Merritts’ family during this very difficult time.