The students listed below graduated from Mount Mercy University in December 2017. A commencement ceremony will be held May 20, 2018, at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Belle Plaine,  Julie Rae Long, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude

Walford,  Barbara Evelyn Chermak, Master of Strategic Leadership

Founded in 1928, Mount Mercy University offers students a personal, practical and faith-inspired education that distinctly blends professional career preparation and liberal arts with a strong curriculum grounded in leadership and service. A continuously updated undergraduate curriculum, in-demand graduate programs, flexible online courses and the region’s most successful accelerated program have resulted in Mount Mercy being recognized as a distinguished institution and national leader within the Conference for Mercy Higher Education.

For almost 90 years, Mount Mercy has grown in size and reputation, adapting to meet the changing educational needs of the Cedar Rapids community. Its more than 1,800 students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse and open-minded campus community. Popular undergraduate majors include business, nursing, criminal justice, education and social work. Graduate programs are offered in criminal justice, strategic leadership, business administration, education, nursing, and marriage and family therapy.

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Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy University is the regional Catholic, Mercy University that promises students of diverse backgrounds, ages and faiths a challenging, practical education that inspires them to discover knowledge, build community and lead courageous lives. Mount Mercy offers baccalaureate and graduate education to 1,800+ enrolled students and uniquely blends an outstanding liberal arts education with equally outstanding professional preparation.