Success: Amilee Laube

Mount Mercy University’s business degree program and basketball program were each foundational to the career and life paths of Amilee Laube ’97.

“The education I received at Mount Mercy set the foundation for my professional career. I liked the size of the school and the classes, and I was able to establish relationships with the professors. Playing basketball all four years at Mount Mercy taught me the values of hard work, teamwork, time management and leadership.”

Amilee Laube ’97
Finance Planning & Analysis Manager
Rockwell Collins
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Laube first learned about Mount Mercy after meeting women’s basketball Coach Dave Slifer at a summer basketball camp. She knew she wanted to study business and learned that Mount Mercy had an excellent business program.

Dr. Tom Castle, [current associate provost], was instrumental in my success at Mount Mercy. I was a student worker for Tom when he was in the marketing department and he was involved in the basketball program as well. Tom always had such a positive attitude and was a great mentor who had similar interests as me.”

Laube’s career in the business field began right after graduating when she was hired as finance manager with Randy Kuehl Honda in Cedar Rapids. She started with Rockwell Collins in 1999 and has held various finance roles with the company since that time.

“I received a great education while having a wonderful experience playing the sport that I love,” Laube said. “Not only did I learn the life lessons mentioned above from going to school and playing basketball, but I met my husband [Corby Laube ’96, who played on the men’s basketball team] and many people that I consider my closest friends to this day.”

Laube and her husband are still huge sports fans, currently keeping very busy with their three children’s various sports activities, including coaching their three AAU basketball teams.

“I’m grateful to have received such excellent opportunities for my professional career and to be in such a great place to raise my family.”

Laube’s advice for MMU students:

“For current and future MMU students, my advice is to focus on your education, but also take advantage of being involved in activities that Mount Mercy offers. This is a great way to meet new people and learn valuable life lessons.”  

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