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July 18, 2019 - 10:24am
The Mount Mercy University Students in Human Resource Management (SIHRM) club was awarded a 2018–19 Superior Merit Award by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members. The superior merit award is the highest achievement level for student clubs through SHRM. 
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July 17, 2019 - 7:37am
Four new members were named to the Mount Mercy University Board of Trustees during the June meeting: Molly Altorfer, Dr. Melanie Giesler-Spellman, Sr. Susan O’Connor and Lisa Pitz. “We’re proud to present these four, fantastic individuals as new members of our board of trustees,” said University President Laurie Hamen. “We look forward to their guidance and contributions to the future success of Mount Mercy.”
Mercy Hospitals, Mount Mercy University, Catherine McAuley Center
July 16, 2019 - 8:12am
Sister organizations Mount Mercy University, the Catherine McAuley Center and Mercy Medical Center are continuing the tradition of spreading mercy in our community.  Circle the City with Mercy is a one-day community service project with volunteers from each organization coming together on Friday, July 19, near the anniversary date marking when the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Cedar Rapids in July 1875.
Dana Schultz ’18, ’19 MBA
July 11, 2019 - 1:15pm
DANA SCHULTZ ’18, ’19 MBA Despite juggling many roles including student, veteran, and mom, Dana Schultz ’18, ’19 MBA first graduated from MMU in 2018 with a bachelor’s in human resource management and again in 2019 with her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. MMU: How did you decide on MMU for your undergrad?
MMU's Dean's List
July 3, 2019 - 10:42am
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2019 semester. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better, and who are graded (letter grade, not pass/fail) for six or more semester hours, are eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List. Nathan AcuffAlissa AlbrightMallory AllenMark AllenMatheus AlonsoAyra Nur Jehan AminuddinMegan AnderaJaime AraizaCali ArbuckleBryanne Baker
Dr. Chandice Covington
July 2, 2019 - 9:01am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the newest member of the Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health leadership team, Chandice Covington, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN. Dr. Covington joins as dean of the college and will lead the nursing and health team. Dr. Covington is a board-certified primary care pediatric nurse practitioner. Her research interests include improving the health of women, children and families in domestic and global settings.
July 1, 2019 - 3:17pm
Karla Torres ’19  BS | Health Care Navigation Students are often warned that switching their major late in their college career will delay their graduation date significantly, but one Mount Mercy student proved that stereotype wrong.
Commencement 2019
June 28, 2019 - 9:50am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce June 2019 graduates. A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 19, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page.
June 18, 2019 - 8:29am
Cedar Rapids students have the opportunity to learn from some of the city’s most influential people, including Mayor Brad Hart, during Mount Mercy University’s summer JumpStart program. JumpStart’s mission is to inspire children of Cedar Rapids to reach their educational potential by teaching vital lessons in leadership and academics as part of free sports programming at the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex.
Rinderknecht Athletic Center
June 7, 2019 - 7:13pm
Just across the street from the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex sits the new Rinderknecht Athletic Center—Mount Mercy’s state-of-the-art wellness and athletic performance center. The dynamic training facility and recreational fitness resource serves Mount Mercy’s 500+ student-athletes and 2,100+ students, faculty, and staff.
Logan Langer '19
June 4, 2019 - 3:54pm
Logan Langer ’19 BS | Marketing, FinanceSales Representative, GEICO Obstacles and difficulties are what challenge us, how you get up from those obstacles is what defines us. Logan Langer ’19 exemplifies someone who doesn’t allow challenges to define him. “I don’t take anything for granted,” he said.
MMU's Enactus team at Nationals
May 29, 2019 - 2:37pm
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team earned a Sweet 16 spot for the fourth year in a row at the National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri. Two students from the Enactus team were in the running for the Project Leader of the Year Award and the Executive Leader of the Year Award. Another team member was a finalist for  the Jules & Gwenn Knapp Scholarship. The MMU Enactus team is one of four teams that have achieved a Sweet 16 spot for the last four years. Out of 400 teams nationally and over 80 teams that competed, Enactus placed within the Top 12 at the National Expo.
Sister Maurita Soukup
May 29, 2019 - 1:06pm
Sr. Maurita Soukup received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Creighton University during commencement proceedings on May 18. Sr. Soukup has worked in health care ministry for over 55 years and as a Sister of Mercy for 53 years. She currently serves as a health trustee and nurse consultant/researcher and collaborates with two boards of regional health care systems.
May 27, 2019 - 2:10pm
GULF SHORES, Ala. – The 2018-19 track and field season came to a close this weekend as eight individuals competed at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.The Marathon was the highlight event as Vanessa Cortes (JR/Bakersfield, Calif.) earned All-American honors for her third-place finish with a time of 3:10:51.20, breaking the school record by nearly 10 minutes.
May 23, 2019 - 2:01pm
The Iowa Catholic Collegiate Association (ICCA) will host Connections, an inaugural summer institute for member institution faculty, May 28–29 at Mount Mercy University. The institute will focus on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Members from each of the six Iowa Catholic member institutions will be in attendance, including Loras College, Clarke University, St. Ambrose University, Mount Mercy University, Mercy College of Health Sciences, and Briar Cliff University.
Commencement 2019
May 22, 2019 - 9:34am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce May 2019 graduates. A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 19, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page.


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