News and Events

A statue of Catherine McAuley on Mount Mercy campus
May 12, 2024

Elyse Keeffer ’24 Receives Sister Catherine McAuley Award

Mount Mercy University graduate Elyse Keeffer ’24 received the Sister Catherine McAuley Award during Mount Mercy’s 2024 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 12. Elyse received her bachelor’s degree in religion and social work.

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A statue of sister mary francis warde on Mount Mercy campus
May 12, 2024

Madison Dreckman ’24 Recognized with Sister Mary Frances Warde Award

Mount Mercy University graduate Madison Dreckman ’24 received the Sister Mary Frances Warde Award during the 2024 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 12. Madison graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial science and mathematics.

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The University Center on Mount Mercy campus
May 12, 2024

Kay Beer ’22 MSN (Health Advocacy), ’24 DNP Recognized with Sister Mary Lou Podzimek Award

Mount Mercy University graduate Kay Beer ’22 MSN (Health Advocacy), ’24 DNP was awarded the Sister Mary Lou Podzimek Award during the 2024 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 12. Kay graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

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Warde Hall on Mount Mercy campus
May 10, 2024

Tonya Marie Kramer presented with President’s Award at Honors Convocation

Tonya Marie Kramer of Keystone, Iowa, received the prestigious President’s Award at Mount Mercy University’s Honors Convocation on Friday, May 10.

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A pin from the nursing pinning ceremony
May 10, 2024


Mount Mercy University pinned nearly 40 nursing graduates at the Nursing Pinning Ceremony on May 10.

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Honors cords
May 10, 2024

33 students awarded at Honors Convocation

During Honors Convocation each year, students are recognized for excellence in academics and co-curricular activities while demonstrating leadership and personal growth during their time at Mount Mercy.

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A panel of Mount Mercy and St. Ambrose officials
May 6, 2024

St. Ambrose University and Mount Mercy University Announce Plans to Consider Strategic Combination; New Agreement Signed to Expand Course Options for Students at Both Catholic Universities

The presidents of St. Ambrose University and Mount Mercy University are pleased to announce the signing of a new joint agreement as they consider the potential for a path-breaking and innovative strategic combination. The immediate agreement allows students to take a range of courses from either university, whether in-person, or in a hybrid or online format beginning in fall 2024.

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The Mount Mercy band performing at a concert
April 30, 2024

Spanish Composer writes song for Mount Mercy's Spring Concert

A simple email turned into much more when Director of Bands Jack Frank connected with Spanish composer Andres Alvarez. Now, the upcoming May 5 concert will feature several of the composer’s works and showcase him as a guest director as the band premieres a piece he wrote for Mount Mercy University.

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honor chords in mount mercy colors
April 15, 2024

Mount Mercy University congratulates February 2024 graduates

Mount Mercy University congratulates February 2024 graduates. See all who graduated.

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The CRST International Graduate Center
April 8, 2024

Mount Mercy strengthens MBA program with input from major community employers

Mount Mercy University has revamped its Master of Business Administration program (MBA) with insight from several leading employers throughout the Corridor. Beginning in August, five new tracks will be offered within the MBA program.

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nurse and syringe
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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Nursing student and patient
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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A statue of Catherine McAuley on MMU campus
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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two students posing with their commencement medals
January 23, 2024

Mount Mercy Congratulates December Graduates

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

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An audience listening to a speaker
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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The Mount Mercy graduate center
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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The plaster athletic complex
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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Mount Mercy nursing pinning ribbons
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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A statue of Mount Mercy University foundress Catherine McAuley
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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Warde Hall
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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mount mercy university music activities
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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A nursing student using a syringe
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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An aerial photo of Donnelly Center at Mount Mercy University
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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