May 14, 2021

Andrea Lopez Delgado receives President’s Award at Virtual Honors Convocation

California native Andrea Lopez Delgado was recognized with the prestigious President’s Award at Virtual Honors Convocation, which premiered on Mount Mercy University’s YouTube channel on Friday, May 14.

The President’s Award is given each year to a graduating student who has demonstrated a strong academic record, positive engagement in the campus community, and service to others during their tenure at Mount Mercy. This award honors people in circumstances that illustrate the best in student tenacity, dedication, compassion, and heart.

Born in Mexico, Lopez Delgado moved to California where she attended high school. She then came to Mount Mercy for the chance to play soccer and because of the university’s pre-professional education.

Like several others, Lopez Delgado did not experience instant success. Her soccer career was cut short by injuries, and her academic career started with her freshman grades being below expected. She also claimed several majors before she found the right fit. However, her tenacious spirit was the root of her eventual success.

Along the way, she fully participated in student government, giving a voice to students. She has also volunteered at a free clinic in Anaheim, Calif., Mercy Medical Center’s Emergency Department and the Mercy Healing Center in Cedar Rapids.

After exploring several majors, Lopez Delgado’s career plans took shape bringing her academics into focus. She now plans to pursue a career as a physician assistant.

Congratulations, Dre!