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February 23, 2024

13 Mount Mercy alumni named to 2024 Great Iowa Nurses list

Mount Mercy is pleased to announce that 13 alumni—including BSN Chair and Assistant Professor Ann Davidshofer ’15 MSN, RN—have been named to the 2024 Great Iowa Nurses list.

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February 22, 2024

Mount Mercy partners with EICC on easy transfer RN-BSN program

Mount Mercy University has partnered with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) to provide an easy transfer process into Mount Mercy’s RN-BSN program.

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January 23, 2024

Mount Mercy University students named to Fall 2023 Dean’s List

The following student(s) are named to Mount Mercy University’s Fall 2023 Dean’s List. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better and who are graded for six or more semester hours are eligible for inclusion on the Dean’s List

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January 23, 2024

Mount Mercy Congratulates December Graduates

The following students graduated from Mount Mercy in December. Congratulations, graduates!

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January 19, 2024

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Partners with Mount Mercy University to Pilot New Experiential Learning Program

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa (JAEI) partnered with Mount Mercy University to pilot the Busse Foundation JA Finance Park® Mobile learning experience. The event was honored with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Mount Mercy’s campus on January 17, 2024, followed by a 2-day student engagement experience, where Mount Mercy’s Personal Financial Planning class got to interact with the exhibit and local business leaders.

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January 8, 2024

Graduate programs alumni honored with Elevate Award

Mount Mercy is once again partnering with Z102.9 to honor Cedar Rapids community members with Elevate Awards. This newest round of awards will honor alumni of Mount Mercy’s graduate programs who have put their education into practice to elevate their profession and community.

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December 15, 2023

Cuende, Goodfellow make history with Larry Lady Academic Scholarship

Two Mount Mercy students have been selected to receive the Heart of America Athletic Conference’s Larry Lady Academic Scholarship. It’s the first time in the history of the award that both the men’s and women’s scholarships went to students from the same university.

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December 15, 2023

Mount Mercy nursing students earn pins

On December 14, Mount Mercy University pinned over 30 nursing graduates at the Nursing Pinning Ceremony.

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November 2, 2023

Mount Mercy University and Z102.9 partner to recognize outstanding high school students

Mount Mercy is partnering with Z102.9 and area high schools on the Mount Mercy University Elevate Award. The award will recognize 8 students for their leadership and commitment to service.

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Warde Hall on Mount Mercy's campus
October 20, 2023

Mount Mercy University and SCC partner on 4-year education degree

Mount Mercy University signed an agreement to provide Southeastern Community College students a path to a bachelor's degree in education. Now, students who complete SCC's two-year education program can easily transfer to Mount Mercy to earn their bachelor's and a teaching certification.

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October 1, 2023

Mount Mercy to remain open on October 2

Due to a threat made on social media currently under investigation, the Cedar Rapids Community School District has canceled all classes and activities on all school sites for Monday, October 2. Mount Mercy University does not plan to close at this time.

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September 27, 2023

Award-winning director and composer becomes Director of new strings ensemble

Members of the music department have advocated to add University Strings to Mount Mercy’s musical offerings for years. Thanks to a generous anonymous donation, this opportunity will be available to current and future musicians on campus.

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September 25, 2023

Two nursing gifts announced at Mount Mercy University’s BSN@50 event

The Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health celebrated the 50-year anniversary of Mount Mercy University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree on Thursday night with its BSN@50 event. Two generous gifts were announced that will help the university continue its proud tradition of educating nurses.

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September 20, 2023

Generous gifts improve Donnelly Center spaces

Generous gifts have made significant improvements to spaces inside Mount Mercy University’s Donnelly Center, home to the Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health.

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Nursing students receiving their white coats at the White Coat Ceremony
September 19, 2023

Mount Mercy University congratulates 2023 white coat recipients

Mount Mercy students received their white coats in a ceremony on September 8, marking their acceptance into the nursing program and approval to move on to clinical study.

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September 15, 2023

Mount Mercy University congratulates August 2023 graduates

The following students graduated from Mount Mercy in August. Congratulations, graduates!

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August 30, 2023

Head Athletic Trainer Lydia LaMere Receives the 2022-23 Heart Athletic Trainer of the Year Award

Mount Mercy's Lydia LaMere was named the 2022-23 Heart of America Athletic Trainer of the Year. The award was voted on by the athletic trainers in the conference.

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August 23, 2023

Mount Mercy promotes new Graduate Business & Leadership Programs Director

With a storied history at Mount Mercy starting from his time as a bachelor’s student, Rogan Stoops is ready to take on his newest role as Director of Graduate Business & Leadership Programs.

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August 15, 2023

Mount Mercy University announces brand refresh

Mount Mercy University is excited to unveil its refreshed brand, including a new logo, Elevate tagline, messaging, and color palette.

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August 8, 2023

Mount Mercy University welcomes new Associate Professor of Computer & Data Science

Dr. Ritu Shandilya has been appointed the new Associate Professor of Computer & Data Science at Mount Mercy University and will lead the data science program.

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July 13, 2023

Three sister organizations continue annual tradition of spreading mercy in Cedar Rapids community

Mount Mercy University, the Catherine McAuley Center and Mercy Medical Center continued the tradition of spreading mercy in our community with a one-day community service project—Circle the City with Mercy.

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July 12, 2023

Ridgeway joins Mount Mercy University Board of Trustees

Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the appointment of LeAnn Ridgeway to its Board of Trustees.

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June 28, 2023

Mount Mercy University and St. Ambrose University Sign Nursing Articulation Agreement

Mount Mercy University and St. Ambrose University (SAU) signed an articulation agreement on June 28 to expand access to higher education learning pathways for students pursuing advanced degrees in the field of nursing.

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June 22, 2023

Mount Mercy University and Coe College partner on campus safety

Mount Mercy University and Coe College will partner on campus safety efforts, beginning in June 2023.

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June 19, 2023

Mount Mercy University congratulates June 2023 graduates

Mount Mercy congratulates the following students who graduated June 2023.

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