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MOUNT MERCY UNIVERSITY

ANNUAL REPORT of

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INSIDE Fiscal Year 2019 Giving................................................................................. 4 Donor Honor Roll. . ......................................................................................... 5 #HaveMercyGiveMercy.................................................................................. 7 Rinderknecht Athletic Center a “Game Changer” for Student-Athletes.. ............. 8 MMU Chaplain Partners with Local Musicians in Support of Chapel of Mercy.... 10 A Lifetime of Support Leads to Opportunities for Current Students.................. 13 Going Social............................................................................................... 14 Campus Improvements Enhance Student Experiences...................................16 Turning Tragedy into Opportunity for MFT Students........................................ 23 Providing Consistent Support to the Next Generation of Mustangs.................. 24

LEGEND

DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI RELATIONS

AC | Academy CM | Commercial School JC | Junior College RN | Mercy Hospital School of Nursing

Brenda K. Haefner ’96, CFRE Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations

*Deceased

Lonna Drewelow ’86 Assistant Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations Peter Fegley ’18 MSL Assistant Director for Annual Giving Morgan Ortmann ’17 Assistant Director for Alumni Relations Michaela Pease, MEd Director for Development & Alumni Relations Becky Whitman Gift Processing & Office Manager If you would like more information or are interested in supporting Mount Mercy, please contact us at giving@mtmercy.edu or 319-368-6468.

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2018–19 UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS Chair Charles A. Rohde Vice Chair Barbara A. Barhamand ’77 Secretary Sr. Mary Lou Podzimek AC ’52, ’66 Assistant Secretary Sr. Margaret Weigel ’66 Immediate Past Chair Brandt A. Worley

TRUSTEES

EMERITI TRUSTEES

Thomas C. Barbee Kenneth S. Brown Michele M. Busse Jeffrey J. Cannon ’82 Patrice M. Carroll Terri A. Christoffersen Loren L. Coppock Tami V. Culver ’97 Pamela K. Delagardelle ’84 Magda M. Golobic Laurie M. Hamen, Ex-Officio Sr. Delores M. Hannon ’73 Ronald J. Herold Nancy L. Kasparek Robert F. Kazimour Dr. Richard T. Kettelkamp ’93 Barbara A. Knapp Dr. Jane C. Meyer ’82 James M. Nikrant Dr. Vincent J. Reid John M. Rinderknecht Dyan C. Smith Michael J. Wehr ’03 Dr. Ruth E. White

William A. Bloomhall II F. James Bradley Lavern T. Busse Sr. James Marie Donahue RN ’51, ’59 Josefina L. Durin Carleen M. Grandon ’72 Camela C. Greif ’88 Donald P. Hattery Dr. James L. Justice ’80 Bruce M. King C. John Linge JoAnn F. Meyer Sr. Susan M. O’Connor ’72 Judy S. O’Donnell H. Thomas Reed Theresa J. Robinson ’67 Emmett J. Scherrman Margee M. Stamper ’77 Thomas J. Tauke Sr. Kathy R. Thornton ’66 Rev. Msgr. Thomas E. Toale

OFFICERS OF THE INSTITUTION Laurie M. Hamen, JD President Sr. Linda A. Bechen ’74 Vice President for Mission & Ministry Dr. Terri Snyders Crumley Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing Anne Gillespie Vice President for Business & Finance Brenda K. Haefner ’96 Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations Dr. Nate Klein ’07 Vice President for Student Success Dr. Tim Laurent Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

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OUR

DEEPEST

THANKS FISCAL YE AR 2018–19

GIVING (July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019)

We are so grateful for your support during this fiscal year. Your contributions to Mount Mercy University totaled more than $2.8 million—truly amazing. From physical upgrades to Mount Mercy’s campus to countless gifts in support of

TOTAL: $2,895,344

scholarships—and everything in between, your gifts have made a real impact in the lives of our students. Each gift to Mount Mercy has a unique story to tell—and we have highlighted a few that showcase the impact of investing in MMU. Your giving is a reflection of your commitment to our mission. We hope you enjoy these inspiring stories which embody all that it means to be part of the Mount Mercy CoMMUnity.

Unrestricted Gifts... $1,034,360 (36%) Endowment Gifts.......$743,873 (25%) Capital Gifts...............$682,529 (23%)

On behalf of the Sisters of Mercy, Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and students, I thank you for your support.

Restricted Gifts..........$432,151 (15%) In-Kind Gifts.......................$2,429 (1%)

BRENDA K. HAEFNER ’96, CFRE Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations

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FISCAL YEAR 2018–19 DONOR HONOR ROLL $2,000,000+

$25,000–$49,999

John M. Rinderknecht

Ruth Bickel Jeffrey & Michele Busse Loren & Patricia Coppock ESCO Group Tony & Magda Golobic GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation Donor-Advised Fund Wilfred & Joyce Ream Hammes ’71 Dr. Janet Handler Iowa College Foundation McIntyre Foundation Sharon Power Rinderknecht Associates, Inc. Rinderknecht Associates, Inc. Donor Advised-Fund Rohde Family Charitable Foundation Richard & Elaine Drahozal Samek ’78 James V. & Sara E. Sauter Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community

$1,000,000–1,999,999 Ronald J. & Pauline Martin Herold RN ’61 Arlin Wente & Janice Nie Wente Estate ’71*

$500,000–$999,999 $250,000–$499,999 Lavern T. & Audrey Busse Foundation Lavern & Audrey Busse

$100,000–$249,999 AEGON Transamerica Foundation Dr. Benjamin Broghammer Michael & Marlene Berry Cambridge ’63 Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Christopher & Suzanne DeWolf Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Gerald & Audrey Johnson Olson ’76

$50,000–$99,999 The Andreas Charitable Lead Uni-Trust Caerus Foundation, Inc. Anonymous Dakota Red Corporation Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (multiple donors) Keech Scholarship Fund King’s Material, Inc. Charles A. Rohde

$10,000–$24,999 Mary Ryan Arnold JC ’42* Dr. Fariborze & Barbara White Barhamand ’77 Martha Barry ’74 Bradley & Riley, PC F. James & Mary Bradley Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Lt. Col. Kathryn Close Estate RN ’67* CRST International Donor-Advised Fund Arlene Svoboda Erusha Estate JC ’46* Donald & Rita Erusha Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Don* & Rita Erger Erusha JC ’44 Madonna Fogarty Estate JC ’46* Anne Gillespie Frederick Hitchcock Renee Kaalberg Bruce & Pamela King Dee Ann McIntyre Dr. Jane C. Meyer ’82 Elizabeth O’Neill Robert & Rachel Brimmer Sartin ’85 Emmett & Ann Barry Scherrman JC ’51 John & Dyan Smith

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Drs. Luke Spellman & Melanie Giesler-Spellman ’01 TrueNorth Companies Tschirgi Scholarship Fund United Fire Group United Way of East Central Iowa Melba White Dr. Martin & Diane Wiesenfeld World Class Industries

$5,000–$9,999 Thomas & Joretta Barbee John & Kim Maslowski Bro ’90 Kenneth & Alison Brown Robert L. & Mary F. Cattoi Family Foundation Dr. David ’76 & Margaret Cattoi Robert J. Cattoi Robert L. Cattoi Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Mary Callahan Currell Charitable Fund John & Mary Callahan Currell JC ’55* Joseph & Sharon Flanagan Darcey RN ’63 Future Systems, Inc. The Gallagher Family Foundation May G. Gortner Charitable Trust Highway Equipment Company Joel & Nancy Kasparek Dr. Kimberly Kazimour Korlin Kazimour Robert F. & Janis L. Kazimour Sara Kendall ’90 Dean ’79 & Shirley Kent The Kenneth K. Kinsey Family Foundation Kenneth & Jeanette Kinsey Greggory ’84 & Carol Klocke F. Louise McMaster ’86 Jason McMaster Modern Companies, Inc. Schimberg Co. Lynda Griffin Schimberg ’69 Shive-Hattery, Inc. Scott ’87 & Karen Steffen Shulista ’87 Joan G. Thaler Revocable Trust Joan Thaler Vanguard Charitable Dr. John Wollner

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$2,500–$4,999

$1,000–$2,499

AASP Foundation ARAMARK Mary Ann Barry John & Mary Ellen Bickel Carl Boehm ’78 Bosch Financial, Inc. Loma Bruening Carlson AC ’56, ’60 Tom & Patrice Carroll Centro Incorporated Terri A. Christoffersen Richard & Pamela Schmitz Delagardelle ’84 Ronald & Peggy Bruns Detweiler ’92 S. David & Lonna Phillips Drewelow ’86 F & M Bank Farmers State Bank Vicky Garnsey Todd & Carla Hermanson Frank & Dr. Abby Hitchcock Heydman RN ’64 ImOn Communications LLC Infrastructure Technology Solutions Bonnie James Dr. Richard ’93 & Nichole Kettelkamp Dr. Nathan ’07 & Jennifer Bridgewater Klein ’19 MBA Randy ’79 & Wendy Klocke Thomas & Kathleen Cudahy Kregel ’69 Dr. Timothy & Susan Laurent Mercy Medical Center–Cedar Rapids IA Mercy Sports Care NCMIC Group, Inc. Drs. Robert Nicholson & Mary Tarbox ’74 Dr. Norman Nielsen James M. Nikrant & Barbara A. Knapp James & Inge Bickel Osborne ’65 Principal Financial Group Cedar Rapids Francis J. Pruss Education Trust H. Thomas & Patricia Reed Theresa Robinson ’67 Dave L. Schmitt Marlene McLaughlin Stemlar RN ’58 Toyota of Cedar Rapids Voorhees Family Foundation Peter & Marilyn Voorhees Kyle & Hillary Kaefring Wehr ’16 Michael ’03 & Miranda Wehr Brandt & Sandra Worley

ActionCOACH Dr. Michael & Linda Lenhart Albers ’81 Rosanne Martin Altenhofen ’66 Joel ’02 & Leslie Marshall Althoff ’02 Kelly & Rachelle Baier Patricia Barnes ’79, ’11 MBA Kathleen Bensch ’69 Ryan ’01 & Athena Bosch Margaret Huber Bradke ’76 David & Dr. Nancy Brauhn David & Heather Brunk Budget Car & Truck Rental David Byrnes ’73 Sharon Campbell ’64 Cedar Rapids Marriott Cedar Service Company Cedar Valley World Travel Roger & Dr. Candace Scholey Chihak ’11, ’13 MSN Coke/Atlantic Bottling Co. Michael & Teresa Carroll Colgan ’85 Communications Engineering Co. Concept by Iowa Hearing Aid Centers LLC Dr. Timothy & Marcia Carroll Cooper ’76 Loren & Patricia Coppock Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Marjorie Doyle Coyle JC ’42 Terri & Tim Crumley Todd & Tamara Slaybaugh Culver ’97 A. Buelane Daugherty Sister James Donahue RN ’51, ’59 Michael & Marjorie Donovan Jane F. Dorman JC ’46, RN ’48 Daniel & Patricia Ryan Doyle ’75 Dreamwertz, LC Josefina Durin Theodore & Julianne Sparano Ebertsch ’66 Jason Ellis ’08 Diane Engelhardt ’78 John ’87 & Michelle Geraets Ernzen ’89 Drs. Thomas & Donna Feld William Feldmann ’90 Fleck Sales Company Ken & Shea Francis B. Shawn ’81 & Celeste Gent Gallagher ’87 Jeff Goedken ’87 Glen Golden ’81 Kathleen Good Stephen ’05, ’11 & Kara Groenewold Robert Hackney ’81 Kirk & Brenda Duello Haefner ’96 Michael & Rhinda Hagge Alan ’82 & Jeannine Hallock William & Laurie Hamen James & Kathleen Ebel Harriott ’87

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Hibu Hills Bank & Trust Company–Hills Branch Horace Mann James Ickes ’79 & Rebecca Hayes Concepts by Iowa Hearing Aid Centers John ’84 & Karen Woodhouse Jahlas ’84 David & Judith Voda Jaksa ’82 Terry Jones ’18 MA Michael Kaduce ’09 Steven & Mary Keane Kent Keating Kirkwood Community College John N. & Barbara A. Knapp Charitable Foundation Mike & Tammy Clemenson Koolbeck ’86 Matthew & Jennifer Engelhardt Kreeb ’98 Donald & Linda Kulish Daniel Kurfis ’14 James Lamb Dr. James & Nancy Gottschall LaMorgese ’97 Marilyn Lefebure ’81 Leo & Dr. Zinnia Lim James & Cynthia Moroney Lyness ’75 The Maurice Foundation John & Tracie Ammeter Maurice ’78 Vincent & Dr. Paula McFadden ’86 Lawrence McGrath Dr. Philip & Kathleen Morrissey McLaughlin JC ’49 Erin McMaster James & Peggy Welch Meek AC ’46 Sean Merritts ’17 MBA Barbara Miller ’74 Barbara J. Miller Bruce & Maria Paulsen Miller ’86 Sally Novetzke Patricia Oliver ’72 James Onsager ’74 OPN Architects, Inc. Jonathan ’90 & Frances Sprague Osuch ’89 Thomas ’78 & Catherine Urbain Penn ’79 Dale & Nancy Frieberg Penner ’81 Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, PCI Primus Construction, Inc. The Quint Family Trust Anthony & Deloris Hennessey Quint JC ’57, ’59 James ’86 & Bonnie Raasch Raining Rose, Inc. Bill & Melanie Rapier Drs. Scot & Heather Reisinger Everett & Maureen Meissen Rice ’75 Rick & Connie Richardson ’81 John & Thelma Rife Dr. John & Diana Robeson Dr. William & Dr. Merilee Rosberg* Nancy Kuennen Roush ’71, ’77 RSM US LLP J. Craig Saigh Sage Scheer

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Dave Schmitt Construction Company, Inc. Terry ’91, ’16 MA & Julie Schneekloth Lonnie ’87 & Linda Kalb Schwartz ’87 Barton & Debra Wilkerson Showalter ’97 Jay Shuldiner Solon-Andreas Foundation Patrick & Maria Meyer Steele ’79 Dr. Eric ’89 & Kim Stenberg Strellner Agency Daniel & Kathleen Harbaugh Swift ’77 Patrick & Mary Kayser Thornton ’70 Sister Loretta Thul JC ’56, ’71 US Bank Ron Von & Dr. Susan O’Conner-Von ’76 Wells Fargo Bank Wertz & Dake, PC Thomas & Jenny Wertz Rita Whelan ’68 Colin & Nancy Williams Susan Gibbs Williams ’74 Philip ’83 & Laura Greif Wirtz ’84 Dr. Alan & Janet Cobb Woodhouse ’66 Thomas & Juliana Gach Woodruff ’77 Andrew & Ann Lammers Wooldridge ’87

05.01.2019 mtmercy.edu/501

The second annual

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EVENTS

#HAVEMERCYGIVEMERCY, a day of spirit and support on May 1, 2019, was a great success because of alumni, donors, students, faculty, and staff. For 24 hours, we invited Mustangs to show their MMU spirit loud and proud—reinforcing just how

$250–$999 ACME Graphics, Inc. Travis ’10, ’18 & Dixie Albertson Judith Abeln Allison ’62 Tina Allsup James & Marcella Dostal Amspaugh ’65 Anonymous Jon Anthes Joan Lynch Arthurs-Chadima AC ’51, JC ’53 Baker Paper & Supply Todd & Melissa Bigalk Barker ’98 Steve ’87 & Tina Barnett Carlton Barnswell ’80 Frank ’91 & Kimberly Becicka Jed & Joyce Hubka Becker ’74 Jerad ’09 & Lindsey Coon Becker ’05 Lori Becker ’85 Douglas ’76 & Dr. Penny Beed Regine Beer Gerald & Dr. Dawn Behan Jeannie Bjorseth Larry Brecht ’77 B. G. Brecke, Inc. Matthew ’95 & Ann Kenney Brunson ’94 Steve & Lori Heims Bruzek ’86 Albert & Barbara Buck Dr. David & Dorea Sathern Burkamper ’00 James & Brinda Henry Caldwell ’69 Duane & Sharon Losenicky Carpenter ’81 Dr. Paul & Margaret Lang Carpenter ’63

much we all have and give Mercy!

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COMPANIES

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NEW DONORS

Our goal was 501 total donors (on 5-01) and once we hit that goal, a $25,000 challenge gift from our Board of Trustees would be donated to MMU. Not only did we meet the goal (and get the extra $25,000),

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ALUMNI DONORS

but we had over 550 donors and

554

DONATIONS

CLASS OF 2016

MOST DONORS

$88,000+ RAISED

over $88,000 to support the Mount Mercy Fund. Together, we celebrated at seven events, gathered for photos with Mustang Sally at 11 businesses, and filled social media with MMU pride. May 1 was an extraordinary day for our coMMUnity—thanks to you!

SAVE THE DATE | MAY 1, 2020 #HAVEMERCYGIVEMERCY

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RIND

ERKNECHT

ATHLETIC CENTER

RINDERKNECHT ATHLETIC CENTER A “GAME CHANGER” FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES On June 7, 2019, over 170 people gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Rinderknecht Athletic Center, including members of Mount Mercy’s Board of Trustees, city leaders, and Mount Mercy athletic coaches. Jack Dahm, head men’s baseball coach, outlined the impact of the Rinderknecht Athletic Center, stating, “John Rinderknecht’s incredible gift will provide us with the opportunity to recruit elite student-athletes and strengthen our athletic programs through a facility that is second to none. Earlier today I was fortunate enough to meet with a prospective student transferring from a Division I school to discuss our baseball program. When he saw the Rinderknecht Athletic Center he was extremely impressed—and said it was better than his previous institution’s

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John Rinderknecht and sister Barb Rinderknecht Knight AC ’55

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facilities. That student has now committed to playing baseball at Mount Mercy next year largely due to the incredible facility that John has provided. This athletic center is truly a gamechanger for all of our athletic programs.” Located across from the Plaster Athletic Complex on 17th St. NE, the new Rinderknecht Athletic Center was funded by the largest ever individual gift to Mount Mercy from real estate developer and long-time Mount Mercy board member, John Rinderknecht. Rinderknecht’s tenure with the Board of Trustees began over 30 years ago, and in that time he has contributed to many projects and initiatives at MMU including the Mount Mercy Fund, capital projects, and student scholarships. When approached about helping to fund the new athletic center, Rinderknecht realized the substantial impact such a facility could have on the Mount Mercy community and eagerly agreed. He was proud to invest in Mount Mercy—and extraordinarily, the renovation and construction was conducted by Rinderknecht Associates, a company founded by his father. “The Rinderknecht Athletic Center is truly amazing and will make a tremendous impact on the Hill,” said Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Brenda Haefner ’96. “We are so grateful to John for his decades of service to Mount Mercy and his investment in this incredible new facility for our community!”

“John Rinderknecht’s incredible gift will provide us with the opportunity to recruit elite student athletes and strengthen our athletic programs...”

In addition to this dynamic training facility, athletic staff and coaches are located right next door in the Rinderknecht Athletic Center Administration Building, allowing coaches to be onsite while their student-athletes train. The Rinderknecht Athletic Center is not only a dynamic training facility, it also provides additional space to host events—including this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony during Alumni Reunion Weekend.

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Head Men’s Baseball Coach

The Rinderknecht Athletic Center is a truly transformative addition to Mount Mercy and will provide a lasting impact on our coMMUnity.

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As the chaplain, Father Tony has always felt the need for enhancements in the Chapel, a sentiment that is shared by many in our campus community.

MMU CHAPLAIN PARTNERS WITH LOCAL MUSICIANS IN SUPPORT OF CHAPEL OF MERCY Four years ago, Rev. Anthony Adawu arrived at Mount Mercy as the residential chaplain—and he’s influenced the lives of countless students during his time on the Hill. Adawu received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Ghana, his home country. He furthered his education in the United States, earning a PhD in curriculum and instruction with a specialization in second language education and culture from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a second PhD in practical theology from St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida. Adawu has a tremendous impact on the Mount Mercy community. He creates opportunities to help deepen and strengthen the university’s Catholic identity and Mercy heritage, maintains a pastoral presence for persons of all faiths here on the Hill, and teaches in our religious studies program. He is amiable and continues to build positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff. This academic year, Adawu celebrated a monumental milestone, and we were honored to celebrate with him. In December, about 100 community members and localparish priests gathered in the

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Chapel of Mercy to join him in celebrating his 15th anniversary of priestly ordination. He spoke about his journey to the priesthood and the joy that comes with serving God and His people. As the chaplain, Adawu has always felt the need for enhancements in the chapel, a sentiment that is shared by many in our campus community. We are grateful for the support of two donors whose gifts were instrumental in these renovations. Long-time supporter and friend of the university, Lynda Schimberg, offered a lead gift to the university to make enhancements to the chapel, and Emeritus Trustee Emmett Scherrman and his wife Ann Barry Scherrman JC ’51 offered additional support for this transformational project. With these gifts, many key renovations were made to the chapel, including a new sound system, new audio-visual equipment, and new kneelers. In addition to the generous support received from Schimberg and Scherrman, Mount Mercy hosted a Praise is Rising concert featuring some tremendous musicians from the Corridor (including Adawu on percussion) to help raise funds for the Chapel of Mercy. Countless alumni and friends of the university showed up to enjoy an evening of worship and fellowship while seeing firsthand how impactful a new sound system and audio-visual equipment will be in the chapel. Enhancements to the Chapel of Mercy are expected to be completed by the end of 2019.


Causecast Foundation John & Margaret Murrin Christiano JC ’48, RN ’52 Climate Engineers, Inc. Rev. Gerald Condon* David & Mary Cooney Cooper ’71 Mary Corkery ’78 Charles Crawley & Elizabeth Slappey Jimmy & Henrietta Owczarek Crumes ’04 Louise Usher Cunningham JC ’51 Michael & Janice Studt Daft ’79 Dr. Christopher DeVault Dr. Dennis & Angela Dew Anthony ’02 & Kimberly Dickinson Kendall Moss Dillon ’93 Kevin Doherty Mary Duggan JC ’49 Nancy Dunagan ’91 Edward ’92 & C. Kay Dusheck Gary & Carol McNiel Dustman ’87 Allan & Julie Thole Ehlinger ’81 Deborah Benda Enger ’77 Robert Erusha Donald & Patricia Mallon Everist AC ’56, JC ’58 Fenner Tax and Accounting LLC Vincent & Dawn Fisher Patricia Gorman Ford AC ’49 Craig & Diane Pasker Francois ’78 Maryjane Lasche Freel RN ’56 Freund-Vector Corporation Larry & Sally Friedhoff ’12 Russell & Molly Fuller Shawn & Tina Clark Gallagher ’07 Paul ’88 & Traci Williams Gavin ’91 The Ghosh Center Dr. Chirantan & Sima Ghosh Nadia Gillitzer Stephen & Tammy Gilmour Gary ’78 & Janet Goodhall William Gose ’83 Ann Benz Graven ’61 Steven ’93 & Jennifer Monday Grieb ’94 Carol Grimminger Patricia Grogan ’69 Stuart Haker Richard Hall Shawn & Corrina Peek Hall ’12 Laura Hand ’05 Curtis ’15 & Tammy Bolen Hansen ’15 David ’75 & Jane Kilburg Heiar ’96 Joseph & Carol Polking Heim ’80 David & Rebecca Stocker Hetrick ’76 Robert & Sharon Hennessey Hey ’61 Lori Heying Brett ’98 & Betsy Garlinghouse Hoffman ’07 Rochelle & Ryan Holck ’98 Susan Horihan ’83 Brad Horstmann

Bradley Howard & Nicole Huber Shannon ’94 Aaron & Amy Jennings Adam ’12 & Stephanie Russell Kaefring ’13 Gregory ’00 & Keelyn Kanz Rebecca Keiper ’95 Dale & Lynnette Thilges Kenne ’80 Kevin & Gail Smith Kennedy ’88 Mary Lou Lambaere Kennedy ’63 Imre & Lorna Walther Kertesz ’90 Marcel ’02 & Sarah Schulz Kielkucki ’03 Miriam Carroll Kirst Estate JC ’42* Drew & Mary Kafer Klaus ’88 Patrick & Norma Trumbauer Klein RN ’64 Thomas & Jean Hennessey Klein RN ’59 Rose Kofron ’91 Steven Kokontis ’78 & Theresa Baldus-Kokontis ’79 Irene Konecny Jill Kramer ’98 Rudolph & Martha Wolfe Kraus ’67 Robert & Lisa Bisenius Kropp ’81 Ray & JoEllen Cizek Kubik ’82 Carl Kurt Thomas ’83 & Pamela Jones Kurtz ’96 Colleen Weber Lang ’80 James & RaeAnn Bilstad Lang ’75 Dean & Joan Oswald Lansing AC ’49, JC ’51 Amy Law ’13 Salvatore & Sara Zbaracki Lettieri ’84 Marc Lindeen & Maureen Walsh ’77 John and Dina Linge Family Endowed Donor-Advised Fund C. John & Dina Linge Troy & Colleen Rahe Loney ’00 Alma Ager Long ’75 Dennis ’76 & Theresa Morrison Ludwig ’77 John & Luann Frimml Lutkenhaus RN ’64 Harold Tim Mackey ’77 John Mans & Ellen Grady-Mans ’71 Dale March Joseph ’06 & Dr. Norma Linda Mattingly Donald ’71 & Linda McCormick John & Mary Sullivan McCoy RN ’51 Wilma Fogarty McGrane ’65 Jeremiah ’03 & Kim Hershey McGraw ’99 Elizabeth Geurink McLaughlin ’68 Ken McMaster S. Allison McNeese Chance & Emily McWorthy Marlene Meyer & Peter Welch Midwest Janitorial Service, Inc. Mildred Mitchell ’60 Shirley Gavin Monaghan JC ’56, ’62 James & Kathleen Thuente Nelson RN ’62 William & Diana Neppl Douglas & Michele Miner Ness ’87 Jeanne Noble ’84

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Fred & Dr. Joy Ochs Brian Oldenburger ’90 James O’Leary & Dr. Elizabeth Schlenk ’75 David & Julie Nierling Olson ’72 Kathryn Schlenk Olson ’77 Thomas & Ellen Carlson Olson ’76 Bobbie Oltman ’94 Caroline Ott Connor Ott Elizabeth Ott Kathryn Ott Dr. Roger & Lisa Ott Tripp Ott Dr. Edy Parsons Steven & Ann Lentz Petersen ’74 Kenneth & Nancy Peveler Eleanor Phillips Sharon Phillips Gary Pleus & Sherry Miller ’85 Tyler Poldervaart ’14, ’16 MSL James & Mary Pratt Dr. David & Mary Jo Rater Michelle Williams Reese ’92 Phil & Christy Rezin Jason ’98 & Tina Dighton Richter ’00 Thomas & LeAnn First Ridgeway ’86 Craig & Julie Scovel Ridgley ’92 Timothy & Debra Hearst Roberts ’82 Nathan ’04 & Nikki Blunt Robson ’05 John & Lorene Rodriguez John & Betty Van Steenhuyse Rogers ’67 James & Debby Roth Stephen & Lisa Lindmeier Roughley ’90 Marcus & Alisa Newman Rusch ’06 Arthur ’77 & Joyce Hemesath Saldana ’69 Richard & Patricia Hlas Sauer ’62 Helen Schaefer Janet Cashman Scheuer AC ’53 Joan Schlenk ’80 Michael & Michele Fettkether Schoonover ’89 Regina Schulte ’83 Denise Schulz ’88 Carl & Barbara Beekman Scoles ’01 Daniel & Patricia Seda Tracy Sefl Wayne & Danise Rommann Shannon ’94 Joseph & Audrey Sheller Sara Kruse Sievert ’01 The Slappey Family Foundation Shane & Kimberly Rodgers Smith ’00 Thomas & Dr. Nicole Peterson Smith ’05 Michael Stallman Susan Portz Stamats ’65 Christopher ’06 & Lindsey Cooper Starrett ’06 Amie Stukerjurgen Cheryl Tabarella-Redd David ’92 & Rachel Tiernan Tegeler ’93

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Rudolph J. Tekippe Family Trust Jerry & Maeleen Tompkins Thorius RN ’69 Nicholas Timm ’14 & Dr. Megan Vogel-Timm ’14 An Tran ’87 Ben & Stephanie Klein Van Hemert ’09 Marcie Van Note John & Alice Swenka Vontalge ’90 Richard ’13 MBA & Nancy Wallace Alexander ’09 & Sarah Jencks Watson ’08 Barbara Weber ’90 Victor & Donna Hennessey Weiler ’65 Michael & Trudy Johnston Welter ’73 Guy & Theresa Wendler Raymond ’02 & Renee Piehl Wheaton ’99 Dr. William & Christina Whipple Lt. Col. Cheryl White RN ’65 Michael & Marikay Wolf James & Jo Ann Deutmeyer Young ’68 Dr. Thomas Zeidel Krista & Matthew Udermann ’02

GIF TS BELOW $249 Jon & Mary Abel Melanie Abu-Nameh Clark ’07, ’10 MBA & Jennifer Adams Maureen Worland Adams ’77 Fr. Tony Adawu Charles & Lisa Schnieders Ainsworth ’02 Connie Albaugh Torie Alexander Dulce Alfaro-Avila Pamela Allen ’90 Ruth Altermatt Estate* Bryce Althoff ’13 AmazonSmile Foundation Kent Ambler ’88 George & Rita Klein Amling ’68 Jeff & Shirley Larson Andersen ’93 Diane Anderson ’86 Keith & Teresa Anderson Darin & Megan Spurgin Andresen ’98 Rebekah Andrews ’13 MA David & Nancy Walker Anson ’81 Richard & Beverly Anstoetter Randy ’87 & Sandra Ireland Antons ’82 Patricia Merrigan Archer ’62 Kathryn Ryan Arnold ’97 Stephen & Mary Arnold Morton Arrington ’83 Todd Arthur ’85 Douglas & Ann Dvorak Ash ’78 Bruce & Darcy Aune Dean ’94 & Shelley Bakke Jananne Baldridge ’62

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Patricia Collins Ball JC ’58 BankIowa Thomas & Karen Banse Lois Rourke Barber ’68 Billie Barker ’16 Lyle & Sara Dorsey Barkley ’77 Jordan Barnes ’14 Matthew Barnes & Elizabeth Tjelle-Barnes ’03 Karen Barnotes Dr. Richard Barrett Mary Annis Bartel ’62 Dr. Charles & Ellen Barth Jim & Melanie Barz Lauren Barz Suresh Basnet & Kathryn Hagy Anthony ’79 & Shirley Bata Terry Baty ’89 David & Kelly Tanke Bayer ’05 Lisa Beal Monty Beal ’10 William & Roberta Bean Clifford & Rose Vopalka Beauregard ’89 Sister Linda Bechen ’74 Eric Beck ’15 MBA Brandon Becker ’02 Julianne Beckett Sheawn Bedford Jr. ’17, ’19 MSL Anthony Begley Craig & Michelle Beisker Larry ’81 & Dawn Bender Joseph ’80 & Colleen Schmitz Benedict ’80 Amanda Benedict-Barbian Jenna Berg Jeanette Jaeger Bergan JC ’56, ’62 Lawrence & Mary Hayes Bernauer RN ’61 Brad & Erin Mooney Berns ’90 Larry & Susan DeMeulenaere Berns ’77 Kailie Berry Patrick & Gail Halsey Bertram ’01 Wesley ’82 & Marcia Beshears Ryan Bezy Douglas & Wendy Smith Bieber ’93 Hannah Bieber Kim & Nola Moritz Bienhoff ’79 Sarah Bierle ’16 Chad & Tonia Philipp Bildstein ’97, ’00 Fred & M. Renee Hagarty Billman ’67 John & Marilynn Birkland Kelsey Bishop ’13 Phillip & M. Shelley Meade Bishop ’89 Chad & Amber Hageman Bisinger ’00 Sam ’86 & Linda Cogil Black ’86 Anonymous Chelsea Blake ’13 Sophie Blake ’15 Kimberly Blankenheim Jeanette Blasi

Robert & Marjorie McElligott Bleakmore ’66 Mary Brown Blong ’66 Patricia Bruce Boddicker AC ’46 Sara Koehn Bodensteiner ’13 Caleb Boeding Elizabeth Morgan Boenish ’12 Robert & Elaine Poduska Boes RN ’69 Jeannette Sullivan Bohnenkamp JC ’51 Corinne ’94 & Michael Bohner Vicki Bolen Duane & Mary Sperry Bolger ’99 Ryan & Jenna Higgins Boll ’13 Kerry Bolt & Jane Steele-Bolt ’81 Mike Boots & Kelly Perez-Boots ’83, ’96 Greg ’82 & Bernardine Broghammer Bordignon ’80 Cale Bral ’10 Kevin & Amy Stadler Brandt ’92 Mark & Becky Kordick Bray ’77 Bonnie Brecht ’69 Verabeth Bricker Erin Broich ’18 MA Michael & Janice Shileny Bronson RN ’70 Aaliyah Brown Beryle & Sharon Bockenstedt Brown ’99 Gary & Robin Chisholm Brown ’07 Jerry & Rita West Brown ’73 Merlyn & Catherine Blake Brown ’65 Ruby Brown La Verne Sabelka Bruess AC ’50 Jeremy Brummel ’11 Jeff ’91, ’13 & Karen Smith Brunscheen ’01 Janet Brunsman Lynn & Karen Brunsman Deborah Brydon Ronda Buchtela ’16 Bradley & Traci Buck Robin & E. Meredith Watkins Budde ’12 Melanie Bunce ’07 Emma Bunnell Donald & Phyllis Remington Bunting ’75 Ernest & Joanne Buresh Eleanor Burke Joan Lanigan Burke JC ’58 Raymond ’75 & Eleanor Burke Ryan & Katrina Lowery Burke ’06 Samantha Burke ’11 Drew & Brittney Thomas Burmahl ’13 Ruth Ruden Burrows ’68 Westerlund & Kristin Arthurs Butterfield ’89, ’12 MBA Norberto and Thomas Button ’79 John & Eleanor Barry Buzynski RN ’62 Karen Byers Allison Bys Ashley Bys Chailey Cabalis


A LIFETIME OF SUPPORT LEADS TO OPPORTUNITIES FOR CURRENT STUDENTS Rick and Elaine (Drahozal) Samek ’78 began supporting Elaine’s alma mater over 30 years ago in recognition of the wonderful education she received on the Hill. Their annual gifts to the Mount Mercy Fund have supported the university’s greatest needs—including scholarship support, campus improvements, student resources, technology upgrades, and more. Rick and Elaine’s Mustang pride continued to grow as their daughter, Beth ’10, committed to play soccer at Mount Mercy in the fall of 2006. They loved watching Beth play at MMU and were thrilled to hear that the Plaster Athletic Complex would be added to the Mount Mercy campus. The athletic complex project struck a chord with them, and they made a generous contribution to name the Rick and Elaine Samek Home Soccer Bench in memory of (their mothers) Ella Samek and Shirley Pavlovsky Drahozal at the Plaster Athletic Complex. Reflecting on the benefits Elaine experienced firsthand and the impact the university had on their daughter, Rick and

Reflecting on the benefits Elaine experienced firsthand and the impact the university had on their daughter, Rick and Elaine knew they wanted to help other students experience all that Mount Mercy has to offer.

Elaine knew they wanted to help other students experience all that Mount Mercy has to offer. When Rick received compensation for serving as executor of his cousin Stephen W. Benda’s estate, it provided the perfect opportunity to honor Stephen by creating a scholarship in support of education majors, a field that was close to his heart. The Richard and Elaine Samek Endowed Scholarship in memory of Stephen W. Benda will provide scholarship support to generations of education majors with preference given to members of the women’s soccer team. Mount Mercy’s endowment provides valuable financial support for the current and future needs of MMU and our students. Endowment gifts are invested to provide steady income over time, and a portion of this income is used each year to award scholarships and fund programs specified by donors. In the 2017–18 school year, the university awarded over $17.5 million in scholarship support to students—and over $700,000 of that scholarship support came from endowed gifts to the university.

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CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS ENHANCE STUDENT EXPERIENCES One look across Mount Mercy’s campus showcases many physical renovations and campus accessibility enhancements —and these vital campus improvements were made possible by two generous gifts from donors who gave in different ways.

Thanks to donor support for accessibility improvements on campus, doors are literally being opened for our students.

Located on a hilltop in the Midwest, Mount Mercy may not be known for campus accessibility—however, thanks to a restricted gift from an anonymous donor for accessibility improvements on campus, doors are literally being opened for our students. This donor recognized the potential of the Mount Mercy tunnel system to provide year-round accessibility and invested in several campus upgrades. Automatic doors and magnetic door holders have been installed to provide independent mobility throughout the extensive underground tunnel network. Additional improvements to increase accessibility on campus are planned to replace sidewalks and remove trip hazards with resources from the estate of the late Janice Nie Wente ’71 (pictured here) and her husband Arlin. Mount Mercy received this generous gift from the Wentes, who farmed near Waverly throughout their married life. This transformational gift stemmed from Janice’s gratitude for her life-changing experience at Mount Mercy. The Wentes’ thoughtful planning will not only improve campus accessibility, it will also significantly impact Mount Mercy’s education department. Through their gift, the Wentes have established endowed funds for teacher education scholarships and professional development for the department of education. Construction is also underway for the renovation of a portion of the Busse Library to create space for new classrooms and offices to be named the Wente Education Center. The impact of the Wentes’ generosity will be evident for years to come. While utilizing different methods of giving, both donors recognized areas of need and invested in the future of Mount Mercy—and turned a vision of what could be into reality.

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Regina Maybanks Cambridge AC ’55, RN ’58 Jerome ’85 & Julrita Manlucu Campbell ’85 Kay Schleusener Campbell ’80 William Campbell ’89 Sylvia Howes Campion JC ’57, ’59 Gary & Nancy Kelley Canady RN ’66, ’83 Austin & Haylie Wright Canterbury ’16, ’18 MSL Dr. Matthew ’00 & Jessica Cantrell Paul & Ellen Capecchi Ronald & Mary Murphy Capps ’82 Nicholas & Kim Johnson Cappussi ’14 Donald ’88 & Rosalee Carlin Doug & Nicole Hatt Carlson ’06 Douglas & Karen Wahl Carman ’83 Karen Carmichael ’71 Janel Carpenter ’18 MA Louis & Jane Murphy Carpentier ’94 Michele Cartwright ’04 Barbara Rinderknecht Carver-Knight AC ’55 K. Ann Casey ’61 Kayla Casper Dr. Thomas & Jennifer Castle Daniel & Wilma Lukan Cavanaugh JC ’57 Zachary Ceresa Jerry & Joyce Hemesath Cerny ’07 William & Sue Chadima Dr. Mohammad & Dina Chaichian Alan ’75 & Katherine Chapman Michael & Patricia Koch Chekel RN ’55 Joshua & Tracey Nelson Chesmore ’01 Catherine Anne Chesterman Trust Anne Byrnes Chesterman ’66 Leo & Elsie Chisholm Scott ’02 & Sara Behrens Chrisman ’02 Robert & Diana Christen Jerica Christensen ’15 Connor Christophersen James Chritton & Mollie Dougherty-Chritton ’72 Sister Marie Cigrand ’75 Loretta M. Claes Revocable Trust Robert & Loretta Stadler Claes JC ’52 Jamarco Clark ’18 MSL Orlando Clark Tiffani Clark ’03 Daniel & Robyn Clark-Bridges Brittney Savoy Clarke ’12 MBA Dean & Linda Richardson Clasen ’79 Jose & Shawna Clemente Gerald ’78 & Mary Clemmens Kathleen Clime Michael & Janelle Clymer ’13 MBA Warren & Jackie Coates James & Evelyn Colbert JC ’55 Daniel ’75 & Barbara Colby Glen Cole ’13 Darwin ’81 & Elizabeth Dorsey Coleman ’90 Zia Collett

Theresa Collins ’90 Joan Gassman Colston ’15 Kathleen Schulte Condit RN ’67 Gerald & Dorothy Shimek Condon RN ’55 Kathleen Conley Mary Connelly ’64 Joyce Vande Voorde Connolly ’65 Dr. Elaine Cook Randy & Karen Lister Cook ’80 Teaira Cooksey Kimberly Cooling ’96 Isaiah Corbin Jadon Corkery Sister Mary Corkery JC ’43 Kevin & Miranda Hester Cornell ’04 Enrique ’13 & Dia Brown Cortina ’12 Alexis Costello ’19 Lauren & Genevieve Kuennen Costigan JC ’50 Mary Lefebure Costigan JC ’57, ’81 Cassidy Courey Dax Cox Shara Stone Crary ’03 Kevin ’83 & Kathleen Crist William ’90 & Diana Kisling Croghan ’91 Larry & Joanne Murphy Croker ’63 Carol Cross Crystal Group Inc. Debra Cummings Jacey Cummings ’19 Jeffrey Cummings Charles & Linda Greer Curson ’04 Thomas & Susan Cuvelier Adam Czajka D & N Fence Co., Inc. Mary Daehn ’86 Kayla Daggett Joshua ’05 & Stacey D’Amico Patrick & Dianne Quinn Danaher ’68 David & Deanna Daniel Trent & Melissa Abramczak Daubenmier ’97 Timothy & Bethany Rinderknecht Davenport ’15 MSL Mary Condon Davis JC ’57 Neal Davis Randy & Maura Davis Stephen & Kathleen Meyer Davis ’73 Julie Bergan Davison ’88 William & Stella Shi Wu Dawn ’60 Robert & Darlene Steichen Dawson AC ’54 Elinor Day Jed & Dr. Jessica Mueller Dean ’05 Taylor Dearborn Stephen & Mary Klingaman Deardorff RN ’66 Richard & Linda Steele Dearinger ’65 Brett & Jessica Powers DeBlois ’07 Pam DeBlois Angela Decker

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Dawn Decker Doug Decker Brenda DeDecker ’94 Michael ’87 & Maria DeLaMater Krystal & Nicholas Delaney ’02 James ’91 & Roxanne Delany Gabrielle Delsing Barbara Boies DeMeulenaere ’91 Florine Weigel DeNio ’68 Abigail Dennis David & Wendy Dennis ’08 Katelyn Dennis Ariel Dennler Sister Helen Deppe ’96 Carol Goedken DeSotel ’64 Harvey DeSotel ’76 Jon & Elizabeth Keane Determan ’94 Ellie Detweiler Michael ’82 & Kay Streit Detweiler ’81 Dennis & Connie Ries Deutmeyer ’86 Barbara DeVine ’87 Sister Emily Devine ’64 Scott & Lynne Chalupsky DeVore ’97 Ashley DeWitt Mechelle Dhondt ’83 Alan Diehl ’17 Tony Dielschneider ’05 Richard & Makala Diercks Mark ’93 & Janna Dierks Andrew Dietz ’12 Kenneth & Mary Schmitt Dietzenbach ’71 Tiffany ’18 MBA & Jayme Digman Meg Dindinger Danielle Dion Shirley Carey Dixon JC ’55 Gloria Dixon ’85 Karl ’11 & Christina Ovel Djerf ’04 Emily Dobson Taylor Doermann Thomas Doermann Sister Roxanne Dolak ’66 Anna Dolan Joseph & Ruth Ranson Dolan ’77 Dr. Kathryn Dolter Susan Donnelly ’17 MSN Bill & Mary Klostermann Donovan ’70 Nancy Miller Donovan-Watkins AC ’51 La Questa Doolin ’89 George Doremus & Mona Woodward ’83 E. Jean Greene Dorweiler RN ’55 Steven ’90 & Carol Zumsande Doser ’90 Joyce Aldrich Downing RN ’61 Douglas ’81 & Nancy Drahn Robert & Norine Wenthold Drahozal RN ’59 Jason ’04 & Sarah Drewelow Daniel & Steffanie Forbes Drey ’00 Leo & Norma Drilling

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M. Jane Hoopman Drish RN ’60 Diana Duello Mary Duff RN ’69 J. Leslie & Mary Duffy ’74, ’04 Michael & Carol Scholtus Duggan ’75 Geoff & Jennifer Henneberry Dumolien ’98 Judith Volesky Dunn ’85 James & Ann Lindgren Dunnigan ’64 Jared Durant Melody Dworak & Matthew Butler ’96 Linda McNamara Earley ’70 Marilyn Eason Charles & Barbara Kinney Easton ’65 Larry & Carol Ebel Margaret Schmitz Ebel RN ’63 Benjamin ’10 & Erin Edkin Mark & Barbara Moenk Edler ’80 Dr. Gene Egli Amanda Ehlers Candace Eimers Craig Eldred & Dianne Sackett-Eldred ’88 Hubert & Martha Neal Ellingson ’82 Ted & Patricia Schlatter Ellison ’88 Andrew Elwood ’04 Tiffany Elwood Vicki Emanuel Debora Emerson Lenore Lortz Engelbert RN ’51 Rex & Kathy Eno David & Mary Croghan Ensch ’75 James & Kathleen Halvorsen Enstrom ’96 Mark ’93 & Leann Erenberger John Erickson ’12 Christopher Ernst Greg & Holly Schantz Ervin ’97 Denslow & Jean Schindler Esbaum ’63 Abigail Estabrook Barbara Glass Evans RN ’66 La Donna Steffensen Evans ’76 Lisa Evans Michael Evans Gloria Maher Fagan JC ’53 Thomas ’81 & Cindy Loebig Fagan ’80 Patrick & K. Ann Schmit Fahey JC ’57 Ernesto Fajardo ’10 Lori Fangman ’10 Karen Driscoll Faricy RN ’64 Ben Fashimpaur & Hilery Livengood Warren & Pamela Peterson Feerer ’69 Brian & Lori Fegley Peter ’18 MSL & Lara Fegley Katherine Ferris Feldman ’80 Dr. Ronald & Rebecca Spencer Feldt ’84 Terry & Cynthia Terpstra Fenoglio ’75 Kimberly Fensterman ’91 Fernando Fernandez Jr. ’18 Amanda Fetters

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Sister Annette Fiala ’71 Darrell Ficken & Angela Kirkpatrick ’01 Edward & Diane Fink Matthew ’92 & Shandra Fink Caleb Finley Firehouse Subs Iowa Dale & JoAnn Seda Fisher RN ’59 Ryan ’08 & Kimberly Bridgewater Fisher ’05, ’10 MA Scott Fisher ’14 Peggy Fite ’92 Andy & Brooke Murphy Fitzgerald ’03 Mary Brashaw Fitzpatrick ’71 Kara Flannagan Flack ’12 Diana Flannery Patrick ’04 & Amy Smith Fleming ’04, ’13 MA Ruth Fleming ’98 Sherrie Fletcher ’79 Marlon Flores-Paniagua Hobert & Terry Flory Marlys Crummer Floyd RN ’57 Tyler Follett Jon & Karissa Ryant Forde ’06 Brent & Dawn Hughson Foss ’06 Katherine Welter Fowler ’13 Renee ’85 & Scott Fox Nicholas ’03 & Sacha Francisco Gary & Catherine Burns Franck RN ’67 Bradley ’11 & Jennifer Franzwa Deanna Janko Frazier ’87 Mark Freed ’18 MSL Charles & Mary Engler Freese ’81 Sister Gladys Frein ’60 Sister Lucy Frein ’72 Stuart & Judy Schieltz Frenkel ’71 Scott Fretheim ’15 Tessa Friason ’16 Emily ’14 & Zachary Frost ’15 Richard & Greer Fry James & Diane Helfrich Fulwiler ’72 Duane & Karen Morrissey Funk ’82 Larry & Donna Funk Jason ’95 & Brandy Schmit Furler ’04 John & Wendi Thompson Gabrielson ’91 Dr. William & Jo Anne Galbraith Andre & Lisa Gallet Mary Cobb Galligan ’98 Paul Gamez David & Kimberly Zeimetz Gansen ’96 Dr. Paula Ganzeveld D. Scott Garrels Kalindi Dickson Garvin ’16 Kenneth ’80 & Lori Gates Rick & Alene Hageman Gates ’85 Dominic & Maria Upmeyer Gentile ’10 Rosemary Gentile Bonnie Geraci ’74

Frank Gerry & Randi Youells ’73 Brooke Ghess Alan & Rosalind Lappe Gibbs RN ’58 Michael Giblin ’74 Jim & Lisa Gignac Jane Gilmor Tom & Michele Lambert Glanz ’76 Gabriel ’04 & Erica Tyler Gluba ’09 Maureen Godar ’73 Joseph ’75 & Paulette Goedken Mary Beringer Goedken ’95 Ron & Patricia Gonder ’78 John & Anna Madrid Goode ’66 Quinn & Brook Barnett Goodson ’07 Mike & Teri Flannagan Graf ’94 Curtis & Melissa Blankenfeld Graff ’99 Alecia Graham Chad ’97, ’11 MBA & Christina Gearhart Graham ’99, ’11 MBA Howard & Jean Janssen Graham ’80 Daniel Grant & Ann Palmer Wilson-Grant ’86 David Gray ’15 Tom & Michelle Graziano David & Delores Mackey Green RN ’65 Kaitlin Gregerson ’19 Beth McClelland Greif ’79 Louis & Marietta Behan Grell JC ’56 Alex & Kerry Liechty Grimm ’00 Kevin & Shiela Halvorsen Grimm ’98 Ronald & Judith Goedken Grob RN ’65 Corey & Janae Svoboda Gross ’00 Mary Jo Gruca-Byer ’73 William & Sharron Ozburn Grundy RN ’59 Bruce & Peggy Schneider Guither ’85 Mark & Phyllis Croatt Gully ’65 Elaine Burns Gustafson ’85 Thomas & Cecelia Cavanaugh Gustafson ’91 Dr. Sharon Guthrie Kyle ’05 & Megan Hach Mark ’86 & Corazon Pascual Hachey ’86 Sandra Simons Hackney ’81 Amir Hadzic ’05, ’10 MBA & Amy Weismann Dean & Kelli Kline Haerther ’87 April Hageman ’08 Ron & Karla Thompson Hala ’86 Harvey ’89 & Mary Hall Kristin Hamlett Micheal & Dorothy Harris Hampton ’83 Robert & Martha Johnson Handley ’75 Andrea Parsons Hankemeier ’03 William Hanlon ’76 Sister Delores M. Hannon ’73 Marion & Voanne Hansen Christopher & Susan Klett Hansen ’88 Richard & Mary Bormann Hanson ’80 David & Delma Smith Hardin ’78 Ruth Ann Hargrafen JC ’56, ’62


Jacob Harriott Kalli Harriott ’14 Nicholas Harriott David & Mary Taylor Harris ’64 Merwin Harris ’74 Mark & Deborah McElrath Harrison ’09, ’16 MSL Dr. Megan Hart-Fernandez ’05 Philip ’03 & Cassie Hartgrave Derek Hartwig ’12 Trevor Hartz ’19 David & Cynthia Thoma Haskin ’83 Douglas & Erika Mussman Hass ’10 Colleen Wolpert Hassan ’12 Anonymous Elizabeth Haugen Jeff & Joan Marshall Havel ’89 William & Joan Havens Hawkeye Fire & Safety Company Harry & Jane Pettijohn Hawley ’94 Susanne Hawley ’84 Bernie & Roseann Wiley Hayek ’67 AnnaMae Hayes James & Mona Lawlor Hayes JC ’51 Justin & Meggan Fondell Heacock ’04 Kathy Boyse Healy ’77 Eric & Ann Hembree Hearn ’75 Julie Hearst ’91 Robert & Eleanor Hearst Ted & Susan Henry Heath ’09 Trina Heath ’75 Jane Douglas Heck ’92 Martha Hedberg-Latta Richard & Elizabeth Cook Heims JC ’56 Myron & Jane Busche Heithoff ’77 Anonymous Aaron & Theresa Klees Helmrich ’05 Jeffrey & JoAnn Mally Hembera ’89 Mary Fuhrmeister Henderson ’70 Mark Hennessey ’88 Dr. Lyell Henry & Gretchen Holt Anna Hepworth Jeremiah Herman ’19 Nicole Moreno Herman ’13, ’19 Tanya Hermanson ’91 Gabriel Hernandez Acosta ’17 Valeria Herold JC ’39 Michael & Christina Furman Herring ’91 Mallory Hester James & Jill James Hidinger ’12 Deborah High ’09 Jimmie & Leah Hasley Highly ’61 Curtis & Lisa Hildebrand Heidi Karabatsos Hill ’10 John ’73 & Nancy Hill Lillian Hill ’69 Mary Ann Hindman Grobstich John Hines Jr. ’76

Jessica Hiney ’18 Jason & Lisa Rozek Hingst ’90 Duane & Patricia Coats Hinrichs ’77 Cathryn Hinrichs-Chevalier ’83 John Hite & Nancy Weber-Hite ’86 James & Betsy Hodges Kevin & Jill Schueller Hoeger ’05 Kurt & Tammy Bronk Hoeger ’02 Mary Hoeger Clyde & Dolores Hoffert Donovan & Betty Zeller Hoffman RN ’71, ’95 Gilbert & Maureen Kinney Hoffmann JC ’53 Dr. Mark & Mary Hogenson Lynn & Diane Holland Lorraine Croatt Holthaus ’72 Janet Holtkamp McKenney ’75 Home Appliance Center Nathan Hopp ’06 Eileen Hora RN ’51 Heather Horstman ’18 Mary Thilges Horstman ’79 Mary Joyce Houghton ’69 Kaycee Howe Raymond & Shirley Swenka Hruby RN ’62 Dr. Alesia Hruska Ben & Judy Bass Hubbard ’72 Mark ’88 & Sarah Hammond Huber ’88 Paul & Linda Huber Timothy & Denise Kuboushek Huber ’86 Susan Hucker ’89 Janet Huebner Mark & Barbara Achen Hughes ’72 Rick & Pamella Prochaska Hughes ’84 Loras ’08 & Sara Huilman David ’81 & Lisa Hult Susan Hultman ’91 Clint & Dr. Amanda Humphrey Donald ’86 & Mary Humphrey Dr. Jonathan Humston Hollis & Ann Hunter John ’89 & Marilyn Hunter Thomas ’02 & Gail Henderson Husmann ’94 John ’76 & Gayla Huston Dr. Tatsuya Ikeda Scott & Sally Wick Immerfall ’81 Ethan & Kelsey Schnuelle Imoehl ’15 Impact Photography–Joe Photo Helene Inglethron ’74 Ingredion Charitable Foundation Wade & Kathleen Ireland Emily Isaac ’02 Mary McNulty Jacobi RN ’60 Alicia Jacobs Robert & Judith Pederson Jaeger RN ’63 Wally & Rosemary Dietrich Jamieson ’72 Edward & Carol Jannusch Peggy Baugh Janssen ’78

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Jaz Jasa Theresa Sankot Jasa ’89 Joel & Kristen Reiter Jasper ’89 Ryan & Sheri Carson Jeffery ’90 Michael & Pamela Jennings Michelle Jennings ’17 Katherine Hayes Jerde ’80 Shirley Johanson Alex & Rebecca Krekeler Johnson ’82 Charles & Mary Johnson Jessica Merrifield Johnson ’06 Sarah Johnson David & Kathleen Quinn Johnston ’62 Dr. Larry ’02 & Allison Hoppmann Johnston ’03 Melodie Jolly ’17 MSN Jamie Jones Kerry Krall Jones ’07 Melinda Jones ’19 Terry & Susan Gingerich Jones ’84 Jane Boddicker Junge ’83 Jay & Kathleen Cummings Kacena RN ’62 Dustin & Kimberly Fintel Kaestner ’04 John Kalis ’04 Kenan ’12 & Karly Kantarevic Richard & Erin Burke Kaufmann ’86 Timothy & Callan Timms Kayser ’16 Gregory ’92 & Nicolle Denzler Kearney ’90 Becky Keil Eldon Keller Mildred Ramer Keller JC ’39 Bernadette Kelly ’70 David ’84 & Susan Kennedy Michael & Anne Kennedy Shelby Kennedy Timothy & Diane Coene Kennedy ’67 Vincent & Doris Kennedy Tina Cameron Kernwein ’99 Bianca Kesselring ’17 Dr. Kristopher & Sarah Keuseman Katherine Kielkucki ’06 Scott & Cindy Weis Kilburg ’02 Jeffrey & Kimberly Paulsen King ’92 Theresa Thornton Kingsbury RN ’50 Robert ’86 & JoAnn Zinkula Kintzel ’86 Haley Kirchmann Kourtney Kirkpatrick Beverly Kisling Troy ’90 & Dr. Lisa Klaus Ellary Klein James & Barbara Frichtl Klein ’92 Lily Klein Thomas ’17 & Barbara Klein Shawn & Stacy Humpal Kleppe ’98 Ken ’93 & Diane Klosterman Shilo ’05 & Nicole Knapp Kathleen Strang Knight ’80 Leonard & Grace Cashen Knipper JC ’56

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John & Tina Knoble Mary Campbell Knopp ’73 Michael ’99 & Carla Eich Knutsen ’98 Mark & Andrea Poshusta Knutson ’95 Kris ’93 & Patricia Garrett Koelker ’80 Tiffany Keller Kolosick ’06 Frederick & Jean Bailey Kono RN ’62 Gerald & JoAnn Neumann Koopmann ’72 Sean & Maryann Stephens Kopeny ’01 Phyllis Reichenauer Koschmeder ’72 Kristine Kouba ’12 Garmai Kpartipa Whitney Kraus ’08, ’18 MBA Brian & Tara Ebensberger Kress ’99 Anastasia Herold Kriener JC ’48 Steven & Mary Walter Kromminga ’73 Dean & Joann Einwalter Kron ’88 Adam Krueger Alexandra Kruse Gary & Kristi Kleitsch Kuboushek ’88 Robert ’77 & Carey Carson Kucera ’81 Kelsey Kuester ’16 William ’73 & Deborah Kueter Christopher ’90 & Cheryl Kulish Zachery ’12 & Taylor Hartman Kuntz ’12, ’16 MBA Kenneth & Paula McGarvey Ladage ’72 Nathan Lafferty ’06 Mary McNamara Lage ’00 Samantha Pasdiora Lagneaux ’16 MSL, ’17 MBA Nathan ’08 & Michelle Foster Lahner ’08 Daniel & Sheralyn Miller Lahr ’81 Douglas & Sharon Laird Kellie J. Lala ’89 Gale & Pamela Kueter Lambert ’75 Lydia LaMere Alexia Lammers Lois Wegmann Lammers RN ’63 Lucas ’01 & Melanie Crum Lammers ’02 Sean & Susan Wood Lamont ’90 Tom Lampe & Lois Bentler-Lampe ’86 James Landherr ’73 Jonathan Landis ’17 John Lansing Victoria Lansing Brian Lapan ’88 J. Darrell & Rose Mary Recker LaPlante JC ’54 John & Kimberly Strait Larimer ’96 Lee ’82 & Michele Larson Sven & Carol Larson Timothy ’92 & Naomi Miller Larson ’94 Dr. Mark & Deborah Gregan Lassise ’78 C. Mark Latta ’08, ’10 MBA, ’19 MSL Dale Lawless ’89 Mitchell & Lindsay Dick Leahy ’08 Thomas & Sonja Leahy Jens & Denise Vincent Lee ’94 John & Diane Lensing Lee ’09

Van Lee Don & Peg Slattery Lefebure JC ’57 Anna LeGrand Dan LeGrand ’84 Jordyn Lehman ’18 Edward ’77 & Julianne Lehner Gregory & Dr. Mary Becker Lehner ’69 Jack & Irene Gorg Leonard ’92 Tiffany Leschke David & Rhonda Lichnerowicz Joe ’93 & Rita Frantzen Liddell ’96 Tim & Amber Bowers Lighthall ’04 Michael Lilleg William & Beverly Groene Link ’68 Jeff ’86 & Jamee Lipcamon Patricia Mumma Little ’61 Adam Lloyd ’16 John & Laura Locher Josh & Jill Clark Lockhart ’08 Robert & Mary Ann Miller Logothetti ’71 Brian & Joy McGraw Long ’86 John & Stephanie Long Michael & Barbara Muehl Long ’71 Andrea Lopez Jennifer Lopez ’17 Kimberly Lord ’79 Dora Maske Lorenc ’88 Michael & Barbara Bachman Lorenz ’97 James & Lois Ludwig Loughren ’72 Mavis Olson Lovik ’67 Daniel & Judy Stender Lubben ’03, ’15 MBA Luke & April Petersen Lubben ’81 Christine Lucy ’91 Hannah Lueck Jack & Judith Stava Luensman ’74 Winston Lui Thomas & Loretta Novak Luka ’83 Frank Lundon ’74 Joseph & Sharon Lutgens Dorothy Lutz Dr. Randall & Karla Lyle Patricia Brunkhorst Maas JC ’50 Jolonda Mahoney ’86 Olivia Makinen Roger ’02 & Christine Malin Brooke Mallicoat Leo & Rosemary Murphy Mallie ’61 Virginia Malloy ’71 Bonnie Malone Sister Teresa Maltby Maurice & Mary Manning ’68 Abby Manternach ’15 Michael Manternach Terry ’00 & Barbara Manternach Tim & Lisa Case Manternach ’05 Alice Earl Marks JC ’42 Ashley Marks ’10

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Deborah Marlin Amy Marshall ’04 Manda Marshall Dennis Martin John & Kathryn Murphy Martin ’70 Rhonda Martin Joseph & Rose Mashek Alan & Kristine Koch Massman ’86 Cody Mathis Ronald Maxa Jr. ’06, ’11 MBA Frank Maxwell & Lisa Rechkemmer ’80 Gerald ’80 & Barbara Carroll Maxwell ’64 Amanda Mayotte ’15 Linda Mayotte Beverly McAllister ’70 Kristine McArthur ’91 Claudia McCalley ’75 Carol McClain ’84 George & Janelle McClain Heather Dillon McCollough ’92 Renalda McComas RN ’58 Robert & Ruth Gadient McComber ’67 Dan & Mary Cavanaugh McCormick ’77 Hugh McCoy Kyle & Laura Howell McCreery ’03 Kellee McCrory James & Mary Hoskins McDade ’77 Charles McDoniel & Mary Clarke ’82 Joseph & Lucinda McEnroe ’79 Joe & Maureen Ries McEvoy ’88 Dennis & Joan Kress McFarland ’92, ’16 MSN Andrew & Julie McIntosh Paul & Madonna Costello McKenzie ’69 Daniel & Barbara Kulish McKeon ’64 Daniel & Dorothy O’Toole McKinney RN ’60 Mark McMaster Kenneth & Janice Bomgaars McMurray ’74 Jennifer McNabb James & Kathleen McPartland Thaddeus & Kristin Kaiser McVay ’08 Dr. Jon & Kay Regan McWhinney ’65 Rory & Sheri Newlon Meeks ’05, ’12 Frank & Peggy Burlage Mere ’89 Hannah Merritt Otto & Carol Schimberg Mertens ’65 LeElyn Metz Philip & Patricia Shileny Metz ’74 Kenneth & Mary Ann Schwers Meyerhoff ’62 Sarah Meyers ’19 Steven Meyers & Melissa Charipar-Meyers ’95 Thomas ’91 & Lisa Goedken Meyers ’89 Ronald Mikkola Jr. ’98 Robert & Ellen Walker Milbach ’09, ’12 MBA Justin Milewski Dr. Joseph & Mary Carey Millard JC ’57 Adam & Stephanie Francois Miller ’02 Dustin & Brenna Burgh Miller ’05

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George & Lori Ford Miller ’89 Jessica Miller ’16 John & Patricia Miller ’81 Kristen Frasher Miller ’06, ’10 MBA Michael Miller & Laura Runkle ’16 Michael & Dr. Adriane Hartmann Miller ’07 Teresa Mills ’01 Vincent & Rachel Mills Randy & Kristie Wieser Millsap ’78 Micha Mims ’12 Patrick & Amy Vavra Miner ’99 Daniel ’97 & Amy Mishek Richard & Rosalynn Marks Mitchell RN ’63, ’82 Richard & Loretta Mitvalsky Vipul Modha ’14 James & Diane Modisette Carolyn Miller Moeller RN ’56 Mark & Lorena Kimpton Moes ’06 William & Lou Ann Montgomery Craig ’02 & Allison Morgan Lewis & Shirley Lutkenhaus Morris RN ’59 Mikayla Morrison ’16 Walter & Mary Moscrip Dustin Moser ’07 Steve & Denise Moses Eric & Katie Howard Mottet ’99 Marshall Muehlbauer Nathan & Jennifer Foemmel Mueller ’01 Lorrenne Young Mulherin JC ’47 Bobby Muller Lori Breen Mullin ’16 Edward Murphy Molly Murphy ’85 Thomas & Margaret Corkery Murphy JC ’50 Timothy ’74 & Anne Lane Murphy ’70 Erik & Alice Humes Murray ’00 Patrick & Jennifer Fandel Murray ’86 Mle Peterson Muzingo ’74 Michael ’83 & Teresa Myers Marco ’98 & Barbara Nannelli National Safety Training Service Dennis ’73 & Barbara Nebendahl Robert ’76 & Sharon Worland Neilly ’78 Carlos ’16 MA & Christa Nelson Sondra Bassin Nelson ’75 Stewart & Shirley Stika Nelson ’80 Sherri Buol Neofotist ’91 Dr. Joseph & Heather Nguyen Kim Nguyen ’89 Kenneth & Janet Zieser Nie ’67 Erisa Niyibhitanga Nathan Nolte ’00 Nicholas ’94 & Jill Nolte ’14, ’16 MSN Doug & Emily Pitz Noonan ’00 Grace Ecklund Noonan ’73 Norland Family Trust Thor Norland

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Barbara Norman RN ’68 Carol Ceilley Norton RN ’57 Matthew & Ashley Kuennen Nost ’06 James & Kristin Novak Lee ’86 & Jossy Novak William & Victoria Hulshizer Oakley ’72 H. Ann Meirick O’Brien RN ’55 Rodney & Lois Ferreter Ocenosak ’07 Larry & Rosalie Ochs Greg & Catherine Metz O’Connell ’00 Michael O’Conner John ’97 & Amber Vranek O’Connor ’97 Sister Susan O’Connor ’72 Barnes & Judy O’Donnell Daniel & Patricia Arnett O’Donnell ’05 Steve ’98 & Cindy Oehlert Leslie ’80 & Dawn Oelke George & Rita Weber Oetker RN ’63 Kevin & Deborah O’Hara Rodney ’91 & Joan Ohrt John & Cynthia Olachnovitch Margaret Oldham Emma Oliver Paul & Deborah Koch Oliver ’74 Bradley & LeeAnn Olson John & Karen Kruse Olson ’88 Derek & Chalise Hite Oltmann ’10 MBA Fay & Donna First Oltmann JC ’55, ’73 Stuart & Julie Johnson Oltrogge ’01 Debra Omans ’97 David & Michelle Smothers Omar ’03 Rodney ’07, ’17 MSL & Mary Smith O’Neal ’04 Jonathan O’Neill Kaitlin O’Neill Kenneth ’84 & Ann Opatz Sue O’Rourke ’91 Tiffany Orr ’01 Morgan Ortmann ’17 Madelyn Orton Samuel & Mary Ann Miller Osborn ’76 Daniel & Anita McDermott Oshaben ’89 Donna Galant Osier ’67 Stephen & Victoria Schmitz O’Toole ’80 Sharon Otting ’62 John & Dawn Sherman Oxley ’81 Carlos Pabon-Caban James ’81 & Kathleen Parent Leona Parker Adam ’02 & Jodi Dielschneider Parsons ’02 Jerry & Marilyn Schmitz Patterson RN ’67 Ken & Lee Klaus Patterson ’86 Scott & Bridgid Burke Patterson ’92 Jesse & Carol Pape Paul ’91 Marion ’89 & Ruth Payne Michaela Pease Joseph & Rebecca Crowley Peiffer ’83 Graciela Lechuga Pelaez JC ’54

Kevin & Jana Penner Camden Pennock Seth Pennock ’16, ’18 MBA Ludmilla Svoboda Perkins AC ’53, JC ’55 Michael & Ann Schilling Perl ’67 Laverne & Loretto Usher Perry JC ’54 Haylee Peterman Darwin & Teresa Crossett Peterson ’85 Margery Rink Petrzelka AC ’49 Doug & Patricia Callahan Peyton ’98 Duane & Sonja Svoboda Pfab ’88 Paul & Kathy Phelan Phelan’s Interiors Inc. Tommy & Michelle Edmonds Phelps ’08 David & Alissa Claes Philipp ’10 Janice Philipp Lawrence & Deborah Callahan Phillips ’68 Ryan ’11, ’15 MSL & Marissa Nie Phillips ’09, ’14 MA Michael & Tammy Nelson Pickart ’05 Melissa Pickering Mary Kay McAllister Pinckney ’70 Robert & Marlene Lensing Pins ’65 Maurice & Marilyn Krob Pitlick JC ’57 Terence Pitts & Kathy Hall Lauren Chapman Plante ’18 Phillip Platz Ryan Pleggenkuhle ’12 David & Malinda Dittberner Poduska ’89 Sister Mary Lou Podzimek AC ’52, ’66 Daniel ’98 & Megan Schaubroeck Poggenklass ’99 Steven & Ronica Poldervaart John & Martha Plum Popson ’68 Paul & Karen Moet Portz ’66 David & Elizabeth Hegarty Posekany ’87 Connie Possehl-Boerjan George & Elizabeth Costello Possley ’71 Matthew & Korrine Werth Potter ’00 Joseph Powell ’07 David & Deb Powers James & Patricia Hull Powers ’69 Mark ’76 & Diana Powers Kathleen Bohr Poynter ’70 Gordon & Shirley Crane Pratt RN ’61 Gregory Pratt ’97 & Jane Fanslow Thomas & Marilyn Pribyl ’86 Alice Jones Prince RN ’52 Karen DeVore Prior ’05, ’12 MBA Gus Psihoyos & Mary Corrigan-Psihoyos ’85 Lonny ’88 & Julie Pulkrabek Marcella Pults Chad & Tricia Riniker Raap ’03 Timothy ’15 & Kristina Raine Cory & Corinne Rahe Ramler ’97 Rodney ’19 MA & Dr. Jennifer Rasmussen Scott & Angela Weaver Raue ’87


TURNING TRAGEDY INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR MFT STUDENTS The Ashley Merritts Fellowship was established in memory of the late Ashley Merritts, PhD, associate professor of marriage and family therapy at MMU. Her family is committed to funding an annual named scholarship for an MMU doctoral student in the Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) Program who is interested in training and advancing the field of MFT. Merritts was inspired by the life and writings of Saint Teresa of Calcutta and exemplified her simple mission that “peace begins with a smile.” Her love and healing not only touched the couples, families, and kids she counseled, but also inspired the many college students she encouraged to follow her career path as a therapist and professor. She was a student of life in

that she felt each experience, no matter how large or small, should be embraced and acknowledged for the life lesson it offered. In each day and as a professor, Merritts found great joy. It is the hope and prayer of her family that through the scholarship recipients, her legacy continues. While Merritts was very passionate about her profession, her family was the most important thing to her. She was blessed to have a loving husband in Sean Merritts ’17 MBA, two beautiful boys, and wonderful relationships with her mother and father. Her legacy will live on through her incredible family, but also in the many lives she has influenced through her desire to truly live life. One of her favorite quotes of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, “Love cannot remain by itself—it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service,” exemplifies her philosophy of life.

In each day and as a professor, Merrits found great joy. It is the hope and prayer of her family that through the scholarship recipients, her legacy continues.

DID YOU KNOW? You can help provide our students with scholarship dollars to help fund their education—and with a minimum $1,000 investment you can name your scholarship and help determine the criteria for selecting the recipient. If you would like more information or are interested in giving a named scholarship, please contact us at giving@mtmercy.edu or 319-368-6468.

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PROVIDING CONSISTENT SUPPORT TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF MUSTANGS Nearly 20 years ago, Laura Hand ’05 stepped onto Mount Mercy’s campus and felt like she was home. She immediately fell in love with the welcoming atmosphere of this small private college and knew that with smaller class sizes, professors would really know who she was and would be invested in her success. During her time at Mount Mercy, Hand received an exceptional education that challenged her and prepared her for a career as an educator—and she developed countless relationships along the way. When she accepted her first job, she found that her Mount Mercy education was instrumental in her success—and she wanted to give back to ensure that MMU continued the tradition of preparing students to succeed. “I chose to make recurring gifts to the Mount Mercy Fund because I believe in the education that Mount Mercy provides to students,” she said. The convenient, automatic monthly payments allowed Hand to make a larger gift by spreading it over the course of a year.

“I chose to make recurring gifts to the Mount Mercy Fund because I believe in the education that Mount Mercy provides to students.”

» LAURA HAND ’05

Recurring gifts to the Mount Mercy Fund make a tremendous impact on Mount Mercy and our students by supporting the areas of greatest need—including student scholarships and resources, campus safety, facilities maintenance, technology improvements, continued institutional growth, and so much more! Those who give every month make a sustained commitment to our students, and their gifts ensure that our Mustangs have the scholarship support, resources, and opportunities to find success at MMU and beyond. New this year is the 1928 Club, a way for MMU to recognize and thank those who make a minimum recurring gift of $19.28 per month to the Mount Mercy Fund in honor of Mount Mercy’s founding year. 1928 Club members receive access to exclusive events and 1928 Club swag! To join the 1928 Club, visit mtmercy.edu/make-gift, enter a gift of $19.28 or more, and check the box indicating you’d like to make your gift “every month.” For more information on supporting Mount Mercy through recurring giving, please contact giving@mtmercy.edu or 319-368-6468.

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Derald & Barbara Sweeney Rawson ’92 Ashley Rayer ’18 Darcy Rayner Ronald & Janiece Read Sister Cathleen Real Richard Reasner Kenneth & Anne Westhoff Recker ’71 Janaan Redmond JC ’55 Blake & Jodee Reed ’09 Deb Reese Noelle Reese Lola Janes Reisner ’87 Tyler ’99 & Christie Remley Wayne & Anita Render Florence Derga Renner AC ’52 Jennifer Reuter ’07 Abigail Richardson Cory Richmond ’07 Michael & Jill Lammers Ridenour ’93 Melinda Ridgway ’75 Michael & Jody Soppe Ries ’92 William & Heather Zimmerman Ries ’02 Scott ’88 & Marie Costigan Riesenberg ’91 Patricia Rinderknecht Raymond Rinkol Jr. Robert & Marla Rittenhouse Gabe Ritter Brent & Tasha Roalson John & Gayla Ball Roarig ’81 Matthew & Stephanie Hathaway Roberts ’12 Jacob Robinson ’19 Noah ’15 & Elyse Nelson Robinson ’16 Adeline Robson Ava Robson Mara Robson Carol Rocca Kurt & Lynn Rogahn James ’74 & Jean McDermott Rogers ’74 Anna Rohde Katie Rohde Robert & Dr. Janet Rohner Patti Roman Linda Romberg Anna Ronnebaum ’18 MSL Richard & Rosemary Weber Root ’71 Patrick & Kathleen O’Connell Roseboom ’88 Randy & Annette Roth Dixie Rottinghaus Ryan & Jessica Hack Rozek ’99 Garth & Susan Hogan Ruchin ’79 Kayla Ruff ’17 Rod ’95 & Timi Ruff Joe & Emily Goedert Ruley ’07 Carol Nemmers Russo RN ’59 William & Catherine Bender Rustemier JC ’51 Bernadette Ryan Erik Ryan ’16, ’19 MSL

Joseph A. Ryan Trust Terry & Lynne Ryan Robert & Victoria Yount Ryherd ’74 Jeffrey Sackett ’91 Norman & Zelda Kirchner Sackett ’80 Kirk Sadilek Ashley Sally ’19 Mary Natvig Salmon ’74 Tiffany Salz ’99 Keith Sands & Christine Bader-Sands ’72 Lisa Sathre ’86 Lori Sattizahn ’06 Tom ’83 & Nellie Saunders Paula Saupe Krystal Schatzle Alan Schaul ’02 & Gena Farrington Leon & Susan Kauten Schaul ’00 Loras ’90 & Samantha Schaul Dawn Schechtman ’97 Ryan ’01, ’17 MSL & Jill Larsen Scheckel ’01 Jeffery Schense ’82 Brittney Scherbring Gerold & Barbara Petrak Schierholz RN ’55 Donald ’93 & Carol Schirm Todd ’96 & Lara Collins Schissel ’97 Laurna Elliott Schlader RN ’55 Victoria Brawner Schleier ’04, ’13 MA Jack ’92 & Susann Trca Schlotterback ’92 Joseph & Barbara Schmall Catherine Ryan Schmidt RN ’54 Dr. Jennifer Schmidt Kyle & Kyla Klaus Schminke ’93 Barbara Schmitz Deanna Schnebbe ’16 Thomas & Samantha Hawes Schneekloth ’16 MBA John & Paulette Schneider Kevin ’90 & Anne Schneider Willis & Patricia Baughman Schnell ’67 Henry & Agnes Schares Schnelle JC ’57 Ricky & Myra Schnuelle Jason & Andrea Lane Schoenbeck ’14 MA Tom & Janette Adams Schroeder ’90 Richard & Janice Anderson Schulke ’94 Becky Spence Schulte RN ’68 Harlan & Karen Sankot Schulte ’61 Joel ’08 & Darci Schulte Mary Wells Schulte ’08 Cheryl Schultz Zachary & Mary Schulz Allison Scott ’16, ’18 MSL James Scott ’08 Michael & Susan Gamerdinger Scott ’96 Rev. Michele Dellevar Scott ’12 MBA Joan Sebetka JC ’57, ’59 Rick ’82 & Danielle Seger Gerald Seidl Margaret Petrus Selzer AC ’55, JC ’57

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Samuel & Jacinta Selzer ’16 MSN Ward Seufferlein ’88 Rodney & Stephanie AtKisson Severin ’00 Brian & Kathleen Bonde Sexton ’02 Brian & Mary White Shapcott ’83 Hamid Shariat Moharreri & Carol Moharreri ’70 Todd & Melanie VanThournout Shaull ’98, ’00 Julie Shaw Charles Sheehy Vanessa Shekleton ’17 Ryan Shenefelt Blair Shepherd ’06 Jordan Sherwood Bradley ’91 & Shawna Shettler Derek Siddell ’18 Martina Lawrence Siek RN ’58 Ronald & Sheryl Hahn Sieren ’76 Joyce Arnold Sievers ’73 Bradley Simanek & Tricia Hoffman-Simanek ’98 M. Patricia Simmons RN ’60, ’66, ’89 Joseph ’12, ’16 MBA & Jenna Roths Slocum ’12 Andrew Small ’79 David & Cheryl Jordan Smalley RN ’69 Creighton Smith ’07 Curtis & Mary Diers Smith JC ’55, ’71 Joanne Kintzle Smith JC ’55, ’89 Marty & Jody Smith Michael & Karen Bowden Smith ’90 Mineard & Diane Schuhmacher Smith ’68 Nicholas Smith ’18 Randall Smith Timothy & Lisa Smith Jordan Snitker ’13 Everett & Allie Solomon Foster Sopher ’78 Barbara Schumacher Soppe ’71 Shelby Sorensen ’18 James & Virginia Brashaw Sourbeer ’73 Gary & Susan Speicher Kaylon ’06 & Danielle Fennelly Spengler ’06 Lonnie & Pamela Spengler Matt & Margaret Sprengeler Terry & Shellie Springer Peyton Staab Gary & Kandi Parsons Stake ’77 Casey Stalkfleet ’02 Darrell & Patrice Ennis Stamp ’74 June Gudenkauf Stamy ’86 Richard & Diane Orr Standley ’80 Dr. Margaret Stanton ’67 Haley Stecklein Dick & Mary Vogl Steele AC ’52 Timothy ’92 & Dawn Rudolph Steffen ’92 Major Paul ’89 & Susan Rinaldi Steier ’91 Jack & Susan Del Bovo Stein ’83 Edward & Nargi Rayman Steinbrech RN ’58 Steve & Trudy Wilson Stenersen ’85

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Brett & Lisa Ralston Stephenson ’95 Joshua ’09 & Nicole Stephenson Randal ’86 & Kristine Jennings Sterner ’77 Donald & Geraldine Schulte Sternitzke JC ’51 Jennifer Williams Stevens ’07 Katie Sellers Stevens ’06 Jacob ’18 & Anna Riester Stewart ’16, ’18 MBA Steven & Lynette Stickney Jean Stien ’75 Todd & Lisa Dougherty Stiles ’89, ’13 MSN Darla Stillions J. Korey & Kari Wulfekuhle Stillman ’97 Guy ’83 & Mardella Webber Stoecker ’85 Robert & Carol Tallman Stoker ’69 Bruce ’90 & Kristine Stolba Bryon & Lisa Lins Stolba ’89 Christopher & Linda Novak Stoyanoff ’83 Laura DeBrower Strait ’86 Retha Straka ’07 Kari & Kurt Straube ’08 Jess ’93 & Lisa Cummings Streif ’94 Dan & Anne Dolan Strellner ’78 Ben Struss ’17 David & Marci Henkes Strutt ’77 Josh & Laura Wilhelm Studer ’07 Charles & Kathy Becker Stumpff ’82 Dr. Michael Stutzman & Tracy Tunwall John & Kimberly Stych Dr. Belkis Suarez Brian ’95 & Jennifer Jevne Sullivan ’96 Daniel & Kay Koloc Sullivan ’71 Dr. Jaclynn Sullivan Michael & Deborah Selzer Sullivan ’91 Tom & Sherry Barrow Sullivan ’06 Sister Sharon Sutherland ’71 Philip ’92 & Michelle Svoboda Richard ’74 & Linda Svoboda Jerome ’86 & Jean Swanson Pamela Sweet ’90 Jeffrey ’03 & Laura Schneiter Swift ’02 Tracy Swift Benjamin & Lee Loewen Symonds ’09 Lt. Col. Edward & Cathy Bradley Symonds ’80 Angeline Taake ’88 Gisele Antonelli Tallman ’05, ’16 MBA Grant & Kerry Harschnek Talyat ’04 Theodore Tapas Daniel Tatara C. Casey ’94 & Karen Demuth Tauber ’94 Sharon Whitmore Tauke ’68 Kendall & Marcia Smith Taylor ’75 Dr. Mark & Barbara Keane Taylor ’71 Janet Teahen ’17 Steven & Beverly Templeton Martin & Connie Jacobi Ternus ’83 Dean & Angela Parks Tesar ’74 Earl Tessmer ’92

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Jason & Sara Adrian Thiele ’02 Kent & Jennifer Marx Thoe ’94 Craig ’92 & Robin Thomas Jennifer Thomas ’17 Anonymous Deborah Thompson ’14 Rev. Richard & Dianne Tuttle Thompson ’81 Justin Thornburg Eric & Emily Streicher Thornton ’06 Sister Kathryn Thornton ’66 Paul & Theresa VandeVoorde Thuerauf ’62 Joy Thurman ’07 Brian Ties & Kathryn Barry ’01 Emily Tigges Anonymous Matthew & Cherie Bowler Tilson ’02 J. Mark & Kathy Hentges Timlin ’72 Dale ’83 & Sara Ford Todd ’85 Len & Jean Gates Todd ’71 Robert & Rita Tomanek Debra Tomlinson ’85 Paige Toomer Marty Tope ’11 Mary Topf ’75 Kevin & Melissa Brack Torner ’06 Donald & Judith Klima Touney ’67 Tim & Debra Brandt Troshynski ’84 Ellis Trumbo Donna Trumpold Jeffrey & Melissa Bahls Trumpold ’02 LeAnn Tudor ’85 Dwight Tumilty Linda Cosgrove Tumilty ’09, ’14 MBA D. Eric & Barbara Tupper Leon & Judith Shores Tupy ’66 Jeffrey & Diane Ingels Twait ’87 Dr. Carol Tyx Michael & Virginia Lynch Uhlenkamp ’80 University of Iowa Community Credit Union Jennifer Valliere ’13 Richard & Mary Hennessey Valliere AC ’52, JC ’54 Anita Van Dyke Kristine Vandenburg Brett & Shaylee Knudtson VanderVelden ’00 John & Christine Cranny VanderZee ’76 Douglas & Mary Kay VanOort Don & Jamie Cross Vanourney ’89 Daniel & Susan Daily VanWoert ’79 Marcene Vaske ’62 Scott & Lois Parks Vaske ’89 Marion & Judith Vaupel ’74 Ryan Vavra ’15 Mikaylah Veglahn James Verba ’74 Kelly Vermace ’92 Janet Holmes Vesey RN ’56 Vetter-Parks Lumber Co.

Martin & Kimberly Wright Vine ’86 Douglas & Leesa Adam Vogel ’82 Mary Lu Voss ’64 Leland & Denise Heffern Votroubek ’76 Michael & Melissa Coonfield Vrban ’12 Kelly Wade Harold & Donna Reilly Wagner AC ’47, JC ’49 Dr. Eden Wales Freedman Helen Wall John & Mary Martin Wall JC ’57 James & Anne Petersen Wallace ’83 Victoria Portz Wallace ’86 Clarence & Marjorie Schemmel Walter JC ’55 Robert & Lynn Waltman Todd & Sandra Garling Walton ’97 Jeanne Wampler Unyuwen & Xiaorui Wang ’98 Lane & Kathy Warden Eric Watkins ’11 Agnes Johanns Watson JC ’55 Brian ’87 & Sheila Collins Wayson ’88 Kerry Wayson ’93 Constance Weber ’74 Sister Margaret Weigel ’66 Timothy Weiler ’97 Greg & Donna Ernst Weiss ’93 Alyssa Weldon Joseph & Frances Liebelt Wells ’88 Dale & Marie Riley Welter ’63 Ryan Wery ’16 Zachary Wery ’18 Ryan ’05 & Elizabeth Metz Wessels ’02 Joan Klekacz West ’82 Lynn Westfall ’02 Mark Westfall ’05 James & Janet Miller Westland ’02 Colin & Tamara Leahy Wetlaufer ’08 Samantha Whalen ’19 Keith Whipple Dr. Herman & Margaret White Jonathan & Michelle Recker White ’07, ’16 MBA Dr. Ruth White Wayne & Jacalyn Fulton Whitham ’77 Kevin & Becky Whitman Eric & Tamara Wynes Whitters ’86 Robert & Jean Delaney Wiese AC ’45, JC ’47 Catherine Wigg ’15 George & Terrye Boddicker Wiggins ’71 Heather Wild ’08 Larry Wilkerson ’12 Darrell & Mary Jean Wilkey ’86 Susan Wilkey ’74 Greg & Kelly Austad Wilkinson ’99 Kaitlynn Willems Bernetta Gibson Williams ’98 David & Anne Kedley Williams ’82 Judy Williams

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Robert Williams Jr. ’12 MBA Anonymous Noah Williams-Davis Michael & LeAnn Waite Willis ’01 Susan Wiltgen Gary & Karla Wiltgen Winter ’91 Brent & Theresa Dolan Winterhof ’80 Julie Wise ’18 Brenda ’08 & Tim Wolf Brianna Wolfs Robert & Donna Roden Wolter ’82 Warren Wood ’88 Margaret Woods Richard ’76 & Janet Woods ’72 S. Jayne Stevens Woodson ’73 William & Colleen Gruber Wuebker ’65 Francis ’81 & Susanne Wulf Terry & Sue Lansing Wulfekuhle ’83 E. Douglas Wunder & Amy Pfeiler-Wunder ’97 Thomas & Paula Wuori Donald & JoAnn Bear Wurzer ’78 Alyce Meyers Wylie RN ’59, ’89 David Wyrobek William & Kendra Burzlaff Yaddof ’05 Paul & Kristi Dague Yamilkoski ’02, ’16 MSL David Yansky & Diane Burke Joel ’86 & Linda Yates Richard ’81 & Cyndee Yoder Richard & Audrey Reiter Young ’65 John Zamastil Carolyn Zaruba ’90 Arleen Zhorne ’61 John & Virginia Grady Zimmerman ’65 Dorothy Zmolek JC ’54, ’61 Eric ’89 & Tami Zumbach

“Resolve to be good today, but better tomorrow.”

» CATHERINE MCAULEY

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“A gift to Mount Mercy is a great way to honor your loved ones while supporting a project that is both close to their hearts, as well as your own. Both of our mothers were great fans of Mount Mercy soccer while our daughter, Beth, was both a player and coach. Dedicating the soccer bench in our mothers’ honor was a perfect way to remember their support for all their children and grandchildren’s activities. Scholarships are another great way to both honor a loved one, as well as support a specific program that has a special significance to you and your loved one.”

» RICK & ELAINE DRAHOZAL SAMEK ’78

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