What change do you want to see in this world?
For the Sisters of Mercy, who founded Mount Mercy in 1928, it was uniting people with opportunity through education. It was a poor time to start a college, those years on the edge of the Great Depression. But Mount Mercy’s founders persevered, according to Sister Mary Agnes Hennessey, Mount Mercy’s president from 1961-1977, and
“with a pioneer spirit of deep faith and strong courage they began the work because they believed in Christian education. Fully aware of the spiritual order, they chose to dedicate their talents unstintingly to plan a college wherein the spiritual might be integrated with the intellectual."
More than 80 years later, President Christopher Blake ushered Mount Mercy to University status, and affirmed the role of those who have invested in Mount Mercy: “We are standing on the highest point in our history, and it is because of your support that we have reached this level of distinction.”