Success Follows

Be a Mustang. Success follows.

There's no limit to what you can achieve with a Mount Mercy education. Our alumni find success in every professional sector imaginable — as doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, educators, business leaders, storytellers, artists and more.

“I had great science professors. I excelled here, and to a very large degree, I think it was because of the personal attention and the attention from the professors. The classes were challenging and prepared me for medical school.”

Dr. Richard T. Kettelkamp, '93
Interventional & Endovascular Cardiologist, Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab
UnityPoint Clinic
Cedar Rapids, IA

What will you accomplish with your Mount Mercy degree?

Take a look at some of the positions our alumni hold and the companies they work for. Be sure to visit this page often as we continue to add new stories. We need your help! Email us at to nominate an outstanding alumnus.

Tracy Alshouse, '87
PA-C (Physician Assistant)
Affiliates of Family Practice
Cedar Rapids

Emmanuel Bernstein, ’91
Science/Med Tech
Houston, Texas

Rachel Collins, ’01
English Language Arts/Secondary Education
School Counselor
Kennedy High School
Cedar Rapids

Jason Connell, '99
Criminal Justice
Search and Rescue Police Officer
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Las Vegas, Nev.

Pam Delagardelle, ’84
UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital

Cynthia Dennis, '11
Master of Business Administration
Probation/Parole Supervisor
Iowa Sixth Judicial District Department of Corrections
Cedar Rapids

Tony Dickinson, ’02
Administrative Management
Vice President of Marketing
Wells Fargo Bank
Des Moines

Kathy Halvorsen-Enstrom, '96
Accounting/Business Administration
Special Agent in Charge
Criminal Investigations, IRS
Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Richard T. Kettelkamp, '93
Interventional & Endovascular Cardiologist, Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab
UnityPoint Clinic
Cedar Rapids

JoAnn Kintzel, '86
Accounting/Business Administration
Cedar Rapids

Aaron Lacy, ’14
Medical Student
University of Iowa
Iowa City

Judy Lubben, '03, '14
Accounting, Master of Business Administration
CFO and Vice President for Administration
Raining Rose
Cedar Rapids

Dr. Jane Meyer, ’82
University of Iowa
Iowa City

LeAnn Ridgeway, '86
Business Administration
Vice President and General Manager for Simulation and Training Solutions
Rockwell Collins
Sterling, Va.

Christina Capecchi, ‘04
English & Communication
Nationally-Syndicated Columnist
Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

Rachel Sartin, ’85
Math/Computer Science
Manager Unix Server Group
Austin, Texas

Jude Smith-Whitman, ’90
Fine Arts
Art Consultant
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Steve Smith, ’08
Criminal Justice
Chemical Dependency Counselor and Mental Health Worker
UnityPoint Health and St. Luke's Hospital
Cedar Rapids