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Undergraduate Program

Logan Langer '19

Finance & Marketing

Passing over Hurdles

Despite various obstacles blocking his path, Logan Langer ’19 was able to graduate on time with a degree in marketing and finance, all while pursuing his favorite hobby.

“I don’t take anything for granted,” Langer said.

"I don't take anything for granted."

Bowling has big impact

Originally from Minnesota, Langer was able to secure a job before graduation with GEICO in North Liberty where he works as a sales representative. As a student, Langer was involved in investment club, intramurals, and was bowling team captain.

“I’ve been bowling my whole life,” Langer said. Bowling is a tradition in his family, and he was an instant force in the sport, playing varsity in eighth grade.

Langer almost fell out with bowling in tenth grade after having multiple surgeries trying to correct issues with his bladder.

"I honestly almost didn't pass high school because of that. I was only in class for a quarter of the year," said Langer.

I honestly almost didn't pass high school because of that. I was only in class for a quarter of the year.

Logan Langer '19
Finance & Marketing

Instead of giving up, Langer altered how he envisioned his future and pushed through the stacked odds. Because of all the surgeries, he was unsure he would ever be able to bowl again. Langer said the obstacles shaped who he is today and that he always has a smile ready.

Found by MMU

When he fully recovered from his surgeries, Langer went to every bowling tournament possible. At one such tournament, Langer met MMU Bowling Coach Andy Dierks. The meeting led to Langer joining the MMU bowling team and graduating as team captain.

One of the most important lessons Langer learned from bowling was teamwork.

“No matter where you go, you need someone. You teach.” Langer also valued learning about himself while growing up a bit on the Hill, which made him realize the importance of participating.

“Getting involved helps you get to know more people,” said Langer.

Langer is thankful for his experiences at Mount Mercy, especially with his interactions with faculty.

“The teachers care. They’re the best teachers I’ve ever had in my life! They even email you when you skip class,” joked Langer.

“The teachers care. They’re the best teachers I’ve ever had in my life!"

Mount Mercy also helped Langer realize the importance of volunteerism. He wants to dedicate what he can in giving back to the world that allowed him to pursue his dreams.

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