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Kaitlin Gregerson '19

Psychology & Sociology

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After creating a spreadsheet list of every single college in Iowa, and visiting seven different campuses, Kaitlin Gegerson ’19 chose Mount Mercy to prepare her for her career.

“The people at Mount Mercy were extremely friendly and helpful,” Gregerson said. “This was not always the case at other institutions. The student who completed my campus tour was engaging and answered all of my questions; she truly seemed interested in me as a person and gave helpful advice.”

“The people at Mount Mercy were extremely friendly and helpful. This was not always the case at other institutions."

Real-life experience through research

Gegerson also recently had an opportunity to work with Dr. Jen Lee, assistant professor of psychology, on a research project.

“We are studying grit in relation to college and academic success,” Gregerson said. “We will be utilizing multiple online surveys to help see if there is any relation between grit, similar to perseverance, and success in school and work.”

Gregerson's grit

Gregerson fills her spare tie by helping with three different clubs on campus: M2AP Board as co-chair, psychology club and science club.

“I love helping plan and volunteer at events held for the student body. It’s a great way to make sure that the events held are ones that the students enjoy and want to attend. I have been a member of both the Psychology Club and the Science Club since the beginning of my sophomore year, and I appreciate being able to engage with others who share similar interests to my own.”

Continuing her education

After graduation, Gregerson hopes to continue to get her PhD in psychology and knows Mount Mercy’s tight-knit community will help her pursue her dreams.

“Mount Mercy is helping me achieve this goal by creating lasting relationships with the faculty and offering me opportunities I would not receive elsewhere," said Gregerson. "Faculty and student research is an important part of applying to grad school, and Mount Mercy has many opportunities to pursue this."

Faculty and student research is an important part of applying to grad school, and Mount Mercy has many opportunities to pursue this.

Kaitlin Gregerson '19
Psychology & Sociology

Gregerson is happy with her decision to attend MMU.

“Looking back on all of my options, I’m glad that I chose Mount Mercy because it encompasses qualities that are extremely important to me. I love the feel of the small campus; you can get to class in under 10 minutes—no matter where you are on campus. All of the faculty and staff are there to help you succeed. They go out of their way to benefit and aid you in making decisions that will better your future.

“I’m not just a number.”

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