REPORT ON THE
UNITY CAMPAIGN FOR MOUNT MERCY UNIVERSITY
I NS IDE President’s Letter
Unity Campaign Figures
Board of Trustees
Becoming a University
Sisters of Mercy University Center
CRST International Graduate Center
Plaster Athletic Complex
Unity Campaign Donor Honor Roll
Martin “Marty” Andreas
Sister Mary Cephas Wichman
Office of Development & Alumni Relations
ow, have we come a long way since the start of the Unity Campaign—the most successful fundraising effort in Mount Mercy’s almost 90-year history. We set out to raise an ambitious $35 million—at the start of the global recession recovery no less. And we did it. We did it together, raising almost $37 million!
They say seven is the world’s favorite number. There are seven days in a week, seven notes on a musical scale, seven colors in the rainbow, seven seas, and seven continents. Snow White had seven dwarves, there were seven brides for seven brothers, and let’s not forget James Bond, aka 007. I’d like to add the numerous transformational accomplishments at Mount Mercy during the seven years of the Unity Campaign to the list. Because of the generosity of thousands of donors, and the tireless efforts of so many, we have a great deal to commemorate. It’s my great privilege to share this report, highlighting a few of the many success stories of the Unity Campaign, including: • Becoming a full-fledged University in 2010. Reinforcing the Sisters of Mercy vision of blending faith and values with liberal arts learning and professional preparation, we made great strides to serve working adults and graduate students, in addition to our traditional residential students. • In 2011, we opened the Sisters of Mercy University Center, dramatically redefining life on the Hill. This hub of campus and heart of the University features the picturesque Rohde Family Plaza and (un)paved the way for a new, expansive campus green space. • Because of the generosity of Dyan and John Smith, the CRST International Graduate Center opened in 2013 and has become instrumental to the success of our six master’s degree programs. It also houses the Gerald and Audrey Olson Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic—boosting our leadership in MFT practitioner training while supporting the mental health needs of our Cedar Rapids community. • With thanks to the Robert W. Plaster Foundation, Hall-Perrine Foundation, and Lavern T. and Audrey Busse Foundation—among many other generous donors—Mount Mercy will debut a premier outdoor athletic complex in 2017, finally giving our outdoor student athletes the home field advantage they deserve. On behalf of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, Sisters of Mercy, and the entire Mount Mercy community, I extend a most heartfelt thank you—for your past, present, and continued support. It’s clear we’ve accomplished many amazing things, but the best is yet to come. We have a bold and exciting Strategic Plan in place, fostering our enduring commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our time. With specific objectives in the areas of enrollment growth; learning experiences; sharing our story; and ensuring we remain a great place to learn, work, and live—we’ve set the bar high. But that’s life on the Hill…always aiming higher. I truly thank you for your continued partnership, and I can’t wait to see what we come together to accomplish next. Most sincerely,
Laurie Hamen, JD President
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We also owe a special debt of gratitude to Dr. Norm Nielsen. A seasoned educational administrator and devoted Cedar Rapidian with more than a half-century of experience under his belt, Norm graciously came out of retirement to lead Mount Mercy as interim president from 2013 until I came to the Hill in 2014. Norm spent 26 years at Kirkwood Community College, 20 as president, playing a key role in the institution’s leading national reputation. He was instrumental in creating an innovative partnership between Kirkwood and Mount Mercy in the 1990s, providing accelerated bachelor’s degree programs for those juggling careers and families. A charismatic and energetic leader, Norm carried the Mustang torch with pride and skill— guiding Mount Mercy to even higher heights at a time when we needed him most. We thank you, Norm!
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UNITY CAMPAIGN FIGURES (JULY 1, 2009–JUNE 30, 2016)
GOAL: $35 MILLION RAISED: $36,841,342 • Athletic Complex
• Unrestricted Funds
• Endowment Gifts
• Graduate Center
• Campaign Gifts
• Restricted Funds
• University Center
• Chemistry Labs
• Plaza Pavers
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS
CHAIR Brandt A. Worley President Worley Companies, Inc. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Martin L. Andreas* Served 1976–2016 Retired Senior Vice President Archer Daniels Midland Company Solon, Iowa
VICE CHAIR Barbara A. Barhamand ’77 Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist/Practice Manager Hematology Oncology Consultants, Ltd. Naperville, Illinois SECRETARY Sr. Mary Lou Podzimek AC ’52 ’66 Sisters of Mercy, West Midwest Community Chaplain, Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House Cedar Rapids, Iowa ASSISTANT SECRETARY Sr. Margaret Weigel ’66 Sisters of Mercy, West Midwest Community Technology Support Cedar Rapids, Iowa IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR Charles A. Rohde President King’s Material, Inc. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Thomas C. Barbee President Restaurant Profit Systems, Inc. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Dr. Dawn M. Bazarko ’85 Served 2011–2014 Senior Vice President UnitedHealth Group Cornville, Arizona F. James Bradley Retired Attorney and Co-Founder Bradley and Riley, P.C. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Ken S. Brown Chief Executive Officer Modern Companies, Inc. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Michele M. Busse Corporate Development Rockwell Collins, Inc. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Terri A. Christoffersen Community Volunteer Toddville, Iowa Loren L. Coppock Chair of the Board TrueNorth Companies, L.C. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Magda M. Golobic Director of Corporate Giving and Relations GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sr. Delores M. Hannon ’73 Sisters of Mercy, West Midwest Community President Mercy High School Omaha, Nebraska Ronald J. Herold President & Chief Executive Officer Metal Technologies Group North Oaks, Minnesota
Kirk E. Kaalberg Senior Partner Aavin Equity Advisors Bonita Springs, Florida Nancy L. Kasparek President, Cedar Rapids Market US Bank Cedar Rapids, Iowa Robert F. Kazimour Retired President RFK Transportation, Inc. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Dr. Richard T. Kettelkamp ’93 Cardiologists, L.C. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Bruce M. King Senior Vice President, Operations Rockwell Collins, Inc. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Barbara A. Knapp Retired Chair and Chief Executive Officer SCI Financial Group Cedar Rapids, Iowa Scott B. Lynch ’85 Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Lakeville, Minnesota Dr. Jane C. Meyer ’82 Des Moines, Iowa James M. Nikrant Retired President Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc. Cedar Rapids, Iowa H. Thomas Reed Retired President and General Manager Penford Products Company Cedar Rapids, Iowa John M. Rinderknecht President Ram Development Company Denver, Colorado Robert R. Schoeberl* Served 1998–2013 Retired Executive Vice President Montgomery Ward and Company Naples, Florida
Dyan C. Smith Community Volunteer Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sr. Sharon M. Sutherland ’71 Served 2003–2010 Sisters of Mercy, West Midwest Community Vice President for Mission & Ministry Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sr. Kathy R. Thornton ’66 Sisters of Mercy, West Midwest Community Omaha, Nebraska Mike J. Wehr ’03 Chief Operating Officer Raining Rose, Inc. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Dr. Ruth E. White The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Cedar Rapids, Iowa Timothy S. White* Served 1996–2011 Attorney, White Law Firm
EMERITI TRUSTEES William A. Bloomhall II Lavern T. Busse Sr. James Marie Donahue RN ’51 ’59 Josefina L. Durin Patrick E. Falconio* Served 1993–2015 Carleen M. Grandon ’72 Cammie C. Greif ’88 Donald P. Hattery Dr. James L. Justice ’80 C. John Linge JoAnn F. Meyer Sr. Susan O’Connor ’72 Judy S. O’Donnell Theresa J. Robinson ’67 Emmett J. Scherrman Margee M. Stamper ’77 Thomas J. Tauke Rev. Msgr. Thomas E. Toale *Deceased
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lmost 90 years ago, the Sisters of Mercy of Cedar Rapids saw the need to unite people with opportunity through education. Their vision—to blend faith and values with liberal arts learning and professional preparation—is the hallmark of a Mercy education and the foundation of Mount Mercy’s success.
MOUNT MERCY BRAND PROMISE We are 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.
The history of Mount Mercy’s academic excellence and compassionate service dates back to 1928 when the Sisters of Mercy established Mount Mercy Junior College, a two-year college for women. The junior college flourished and transitioned to a fouryear college in 1960, granting bachelor’s degrees and eventually becoming co-ed in 1969. As time passed, Mount Mercy College added new programs that continued to reflect its original mission and values. Building on its reputation for high-quality, student-focused undergraduate education—and carrying forth its mission to meet the needs of our time—Mount Mercy launched its first master’s degree programs in 2008. The addition of graduate programs and a new core curriculum, coupled with community-focused programming, positioned the institution for re-designation as Mount Mercy University in 2010. Traditional residential and transfer students continue to find majors that ignite their passions—on a welcoming, safe, and vibrant campus that offers rich co-curricular activities and experiences. Working adults, striving to balance careers and families, find programs that fit their busy lives and schedules— in areas of study that drive their careers forward and provide opportunities for professional growth. Graduate students find high-quality, inspiring programs in competitive fields that have expanded to include business, education, nursing, criminal justice, strategic leadership, and marriage and family therapy. Mount Mercy University has evolved into a vibrant, intellectual community of the 21st century—providing a range of educational experiences and opportunities tailored to meet the needs of our local and global communities.
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SISTERS OF MERCY
Mount Mercyâ€™s 43,500-square-foot, $6 million University Center has dramatically redefined the hilltop campus since its opening in 2011.
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uilt between the twin pillars of Regina and McAuley residence halls, this transformational facility integrates a new campus green and picturesque outdoor plaza—creating a dynamic, unifying, and pedestrianfriendly environment. Now the centerpiece of University life, this hub of activity enhances every student’s experience, as well as that of Mount Mercy faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater community. For some, it’s hard to imagine life on the Hill without the old main road, lined with cars, splitting the northeast and southwest sides of campus. For others, breathing in fresh air while walking along the campus green is all they know. The University Center creates a comfortable, attractive, and high-tech setting—fostering collaboration, encouraging engagement, and instilling a sense of true community. A central location for conversation, study, relaxation, meeting, shared meals, events, and activities, it also increases the visibility and accessibility of critical student services and programs previously scattered about campus. Admissions, residence life, student life, health, counseling, and international student services offices can all be found in one, easy-to-access location—in the Transamerica Corridor of the facility. A longstanding Mount Mercy partner, the AEGON Transamerica Foundation has provided significant support for endowed scholarships, capital projects, and the Mount Mercy ExploreU STEM program—in addition to employing a considerable number of Mount Mercy graduates and financially supporting the University Center project. Transamerica stands in good company as a major contributor to this landmark. As a testament to the significant spiritual and financial support of the Sisters of Mercy, the heart of Mount Mercy was renamed the Sisters of Mercy University Center at a dedication ceremony on Mercy Day, 2014. Celebrated every September 24 by the Sisters of Mercy and their global ministries, Mercy Day commemorates the opening of the first House of Mercy by Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland, in 1827. At the same 2014 ceremony, the plaza and patio just outside the Sisters of Mercy University Center were renamed the Rohde Family Plaza in honor of the Rohde family’s substantial support of the University. Charlie Rohde, immediate past chair of the Mount Mercy Board of Trustees, was instrumental in the development of the University Center and Plaza. This attractive outdoor gathering space is enjoyed by many for concerts, picnics, and campfires. Mount Mercy also launched the opportunity to sponsor engraved pavers throughout the Plaza. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends use these everlasting tributes to commemorate loved ones, special occasions, and fond memories. Poignant additions to the Plaza came in the form of bronze sculptures of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, and Frances Warde, an instrumental figure in bringing the Sisters of Mercy to the Unites States. Created by Sister Marie Henderson, the sculptures serve as daily reminders of purposeful living, compassionate service, and global impact. Because of the generosity of so many, countless members of the current and future Mount Mercy family will call this hub of campus—and heart of the University—home.
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hile the addition of master’s degree programs was important to Mount Mercy’s university designation in 2010, the opening of the CRST International Graduate Center has become instrumental to the programs’ remarkable success.
Mount Mercy’s nearly 50-year history of serving working adults in the Greater Cedar Rapids area formalized in 1997 as an innovative partnership with Kirkwood Community College. Accelerated, fast-paced bachelor’s degree programs served the needs of many seeking to obtain this increasingly necessary credential while juggling careers and families. Launching graduate programs in academic areas of recognized expertise was a natural progression for Mount Mercy. However, the popularity of its initial offerings quickly led to increased enrollment and the need for more space. Nestled in an established, quiet, residential neighborhood less than two miles from the main campus, Mount Mercy’s CRST International Graduate Center (formerly a U.S. Army/Naval Reserve training center) was made possible thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and a $2.1 million gift from Dyan and John Smith on behalf of CRST International. Dyan and John Smith have a long history of supporting Mount Mercy and the community—both financially and with their time and talents. John, chairman of the board at CRST, previously served on the Mount Mercy Board of Trustees, and Dyan, a current trustee, has served since 1995. The Smiths’ generous donation in support of the University’s graduate center effort marked one of the largest gifts in Mount Mercy’s 89-year history. Debuting in 2013, the renovated 34,500-square-foot CRST International Graduate Center is now home to six graduate programs—business, education, nursing, criminal justice, strategic leadership, and marriage and family therapy—all with in-demand areas of emphasis.
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A combined annual enrollment of nearly 400 students enjoy state-of-the-art resources and amenities, including 14 classrooms, several common areas and study spaces, a computer lab, the Francis J. Pruss Conference Center, the Graduate Grounds coffee shop made possible by the Chris & Suzy DeWolf Family, and the Olson Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic. With a significant financial gift from Gerald and Audrey (’76) Olson, Mount Mercy’s marriage and family therapy (MFT) program gained a valuable asset in the Gerald and Audrey Olson Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic. This transformational clinic offers high-quality, low-cost counseling services to the public while providing hands-on, supervised training for the program’s students. Mount Mercy offers the only program in Iowa that trains entrylevel MFT practitioners from a systems perspective—fully staffed by student therapists under the supervision of licensed MFT therapists. While these services help set the Mount Mercy MFT program apart, they also fill a critical void in the mental health care system of the Cedar Rapids population. Catering to working professionals seeking to advance their education goes beyond having unique, high-tech facilities and scheduling convenient class times. It includes creating a curriculum grounded in real-world applications, enlisting faculty who are talented and well-credentialed, and fostering a classroom environment where students build community—sharing their experiences and learning from each other. The addition of the CRST International Graduate Center is a significant milestone in Mount Mercy’s commitment to lifelong learning—serving the professional leadership needs of its growing community by preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs, teachers, nurses, educators, and therapists. With this incredible resource, Mount Mercy is in the perfect position to launch additional advanced degree programs that better the community and its people.
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or over 40 years—through countless victories, national titles, and Mustang glory—Mount Mercy’s outdoor athletes have never had a home field to call their own. To simply practice and play, alternative spaces scattered throughout Cedar Rapids were rented, making it difficult for athletes to train, compete, and generate much-deserved fan enthusiasm. With the 2013 acquisition of 22 acres of land a few blocks down the Hill, Mount Mercy will debut a premier outdoor athletic complex in 2017, finally giving its outdoor student athletes a home field advantage. The $15 million Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex will provide a permanent home for baseball, softball, men’s and women’s track and field, and men’s and women’s soccer—six of the University’s 17 intercollegiate athletic teams. The Complex honors Robert Plaster, co-founder and active supporter of Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise), a student, business, and entrepreneurship organization, with an award-winning chapter on Mount Mercy’s campus. Achieving substantial success without a college degree, Plaster believed that hard work and the free enterprise system gave him the opportunity he needed. Respecting the increasing value of higher education, Plaster set out to create educational opportunities for young people, giving them more than he had. To that end, in 1983, he established the Robert W. Plaster Foundation, dedicated to creating enhanced learning environments in the Midwest through named capital projects and state-of-the-art facilities. Mount Mercy’s Plaster Athletic Complex would not have been possible without the generous support of the HallPerrine Foundation. The Foundation enriches the quality of life for the Linn County, Iowa, area by supporting important social, cultural, educational, and health care causes. Underscoring the many educational and community benefits the Plaster Athletic Complex brings to the University and community, the Hall-Perrine Foundation awarded a $4 million, 2:1 matching grant for the project. Howard Hall, founder of the foundation that bears his name, was a leader in the economic development of Cedar Rapids. He brought many industries to the city, including Iowa Manufacturing—which, as fate would have it, once stood on the very site where the Plaster Athletic Complex now stands. One of the key highlights of the storied 22-acre site is Busse Softball Field, made possible with a lead gift from the Lavern T. and Audrey Busse Foundation. Longtime Mount Mercy donors, the Busse family has supported student scholarships, contributed to the Sisters of Mercy University Center project, and made the principal naming gift for Mount Mercy’s Busse Library, which opened in 1993. Avid softball enthusiasts, supporting Mustang Softball at the Plaster Athletic Complex was a perfect match for Lavern and Audrey— further enhancing the Mount Mercy-Busse legacy.
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UNITY CAMPAIGN DONOR HONOR ROLL
hank you for your support of Mount Mercy University during the most successful fundraising campaign in our 89-year history—raising a record $36+ million from July 2009 through June 2016.
Because of the generosity of thousands of donors, the success stories found throughout this report—and many more—have profoundly changed the face and future of our campus, positively impacting the entire Mount Mercy community. On behalf of the Sisters of Mercy, Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and students, we truly thank each and every donor who made these accomplishments possible. This honor roll recognizes those with gifts totaling $1,000 or more during the Campaign. $2,000,000–$4,000,000
Hall-Perrine Foundation Dyan & John Smith
AEGON Transamerica Foundation ARAMARK Lavern T. & Audrey Busse Foundation Tony & Magda Golobic GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation Iowa Economic Development Authority ITC Midwest Keech Scholarship Fund Charles A. Rohde James V. & Sara E. Sauter United States Department of Education Grant
Thomas & Joretta Barbee Dr. Fariborze & Barbara White Barhamand ’77 F. James & Mary Bradley Kathleen Cox Bryant* AC ’41 JC ’43 Jeff and Michele Busse Terri A. Christoffersen James & Dolores Konrad Claeys ’64 ESCO Group Carleen Grandon ’72 Bill & Cammie Greif ’88 Ronald J. & Pauline Martin Herold RN ’61 Joel & Nancy Kasparek Robert F. & Janis L. Kazimour Bruce & Pamela King C. John & Dina Linge Rita Moehringer* Elizabeth O’Neill Rinderknecht Associates, Inc. Rohde Family Charitable Foundation Schimberg Co. Robert R. Schoeberl* Transamerica Life Insurance Company United Fire Group US Bank Brandt & Sandra Worley Robert* & Charlotte Worley Worley Companies Blaine & Judy Worley
Martha Barry ’74 George & Dr. Dawn Axon Bazarko ’85 Bloomhall Family (William A. II & Caroline Bloomhall, John & Cynthia Bloomhall) Bradley & Riley, PC Cedar Memorial CRST International, Inc. Francis Daly* Patrick* & Phyllis Falconio Dr. Jack Fraenkel* & Marjorie Hansen Fraenkel RN ’52 William & Laurie Hamen William Randolph Hearst Foundation James* & Ethel Herring ’69 Kirk & Renee Kaalberg Dakota Red/King’s Material, Inc. J. Edward Lundy* Scott ’85 & Michelle Lynch Sigrund Lynch* McIntyre Foundation McLeod Charitable Foundation James M. Nikrant & Barbara A. Knapp Sally Novetzke Donna Oldorf OPN Architects, Inc. Sharon Power H. Thomas & Patricia Reed Gary & Cathy Rozek Richard & Elaine Drahozal Samek ’78 Clemens J. Smith Charitable Foundation, Inc. Drs. Luke Spellman & Melanie Giesler-Spellman ’01 William & Margee Smith Stamper ’77 Tone Products, Inc. TrueNorth Companies Tschirgi Scholarship Fund Maxine Welch* World Class Industries T. Scott & Atiya Zach
$1,000,000–$1,999,999 Martin L.* & Leesa Andreas Anonymous Michael & Marlene Berry Cambridge ’63 Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (multiple donors) Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community
$250,000–$499,999 Ruth Altermatt* Caerus Foundation, Inc. Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Loren & Patricia Coppock Christopher & Suzanne DeWolf Iowa College Foundation Gerald & Audrey Johnson Olson ’76 Francis J. Pruss Education Trust John Rinderknecht Ruffalo Noel Levitz Margaret Ryan* RN ’49 Brett & Elaine Trainor
The Robert W. Plaster Foundation made a substantial seven-figure gift to name Mount Mercy’s first-ever outdoor athletic complex: The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex
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Alertus Technologies, LLC James W. Bell B38 LLC Robert & Marilyn Blong JC ’58 Robert L. & Mary F. Cattoi Family Foundation Dr. Don Damsteegt & Marsha Barta ’86 Joseph & Sharon Flanagan Darcey RN ’63 Richard & Pamela Schmitz Delagardelle ’84 Diamond V Mills, Inc. Lois Welch Donovan* AC ’49 S. David & Lonna Phillips Drewelow ’86 Donald & Rita Erger Erusha JC ’44 Dr. Chirantan & Sima Ghosh May G. Gortner Charitable Trust Randolph Hampton ’86 Sister Delores Hannon ’73 Stephen & Catherine Bral Horgan ’88 ImOn Communications LLC Bert & Suzanne* Katz Dr. Kimberly Kazimour Korlin Kazimour Dean ’79 & Shirley Kent Dr. Richard ’93 & Nichole Kettelkamp Robert ’86 & JoAnn Zinkula Kintzel ’86 Linge Foundation Michael & Elizabeth McGrath Dee Ann McIntyre Dr. Jane C. Meyer ’82 Dr. Norman Nielsen Barnes & Judy O’Donnell Mary Jane Reilly* JC ’38 Emmett & Ann Barry Scherrman JC ’51 Lynda Griffin Schimberg ’69 Jon & Ann Woods Schrader JC ’55 ’70 Shive-Hattery, Inc. Scott ’87 & Karen Steffen Shulista ’87 Joan Thaler UnityPoint Health/St. Luke’s Hospital Wells Fargo Bank Dr. Martin & Diane Wiesenfeld
Mary Jean Adams* JC ’45 Drs. Jerry Barker & Janet Handler Julianne Beckett Blue Cross Blue Shield John & Kim Maslowski Bro ’90 Dr. Robert & Jane Broghammer Mark & Mary Pitz Brown ’73 Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Centro Incorporated Dr. Elaine Cook Roger & Shirley Cropper Todd & Tamara Slaybaugh Culver ’97 A. Buelane Daugherty Theodore & Julianne Sparano Ebertsch ’66 Diane Engelhardt ’78 F & M Bank Farmers State Bank Future Systems, Inc. The Gazette Foundation John P. & Lawrence J. Giacoletto Foundation Carol Grimminger Robert Hackney ’81 Sandra Simons Hackney ’81 Wilfred & Joyce Ream Hammes ’71 Ken* & Ortha* Harstad Highway Equipment Company Frederick Hitchcock Mark ’88 & Sarah Hammond Huber ’88 John ’84 & Karen Woodhouse Jahlas ’84 Dr. James ’80 & Sherrie Goldsberry Justice ’77 Sara Kendall ’90 Kenneth & Jeanette Kinsey Randy ’79 & Wendy Klocke Russell Kool Matthew & Jennifer Engelhardt Kreeb ’98 Lee & Dr. Andrea Pavageau Liu ’77 Dorothy Lutz Vincent & Dr. Paula McFadden ’86 Michael & Jean Edgerly McKinley ’68 Dr. Philip & Kathleen Morrissey McLaughlin JC ’49 Mercy Sports Care Modern Companies, Inc. Patricia Oliver ’72 Jonathan ’90 & Frances Sprague Osuch ’89 Paulson Electric Company Dale & Nancy Frieberg Penner ’81
FATHER TONY In 2015, Reverend Anthony Adawu, lovingly known as Father Tony, became Mount Mercy’s first full-time chaplain in almost six years. As residential chaplain, his pastoral presence reinforces Mount Mercy’s Catholic tradition and Mercy charism through sharing of the Gospel, teaching, interaction, and collaboration with people of all faiths throughout the campus community. Father Tony is also an adjunct professor and serves as a liaison to Catholic parishes and schools in the area. Born and raised in Ghana, Father Tony completed his bachelor’s degree in sociology and study of religions, and earned a master’s degree in teaching English as a second language from the University of Ghana. He also completed studies of philosophy and theology at St. Paul’s Catholic Seminary and St. Peter’s Regional Seminary in Ghana. Father Tony was ordained in 2003, and served as seminary formator for St. Teresa’s Minor Seminary and as pastor for St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Elmina, Ghana. Upon arriving in the U.S. in 2007, Father Tony served the parishes of Glen Burnie, Maryland. He earned his PhD in curriculum and instruction with a specialization in second language education and culture from the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2016, Father Tony completed his second PhD, this time in practical theology from St. Thomas University in Florida, and began teaching in Mount Mercy’s religious studies and English as a second language education programs. Under Father Tony’s leadership, Mount Mercy began a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program and celebrates daily Mass and other Sacraments of the Church. Always seeking to increase student, staff, and alumni involvement, he also piloted Mount Mercy’s 2017 Collegiate Day of Prayer and leads a weekly 15forUs prayer meeting—leading the campus community in 15 minutes of prayer for students, the entire Mount Mercy family, and the world. With his global experience, education, and engaging personality, Father Tony brings a revitalized energy— not only to Mount Mercy, but to the broader community.
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MARTIN “MART Y” ANDREAS (1939–2016) Mount Mercy’s longest-serving board member and chair of the University’s Finance and Investment Committee, which he established, Martin “Marty” Andreas was a man of vision, enthusiasm, and compassion. He served the Board of Trustees for 40 years with distinction, leaving behind a legacy of financial management that changed the course of Mount Mercy’s future and positively impacted thousands of students’ lives. Marty was a key executive in the management of ADM for 35 years and played a significant leadership role in the community. In retirement, he ran his family’s investment business with his two sons and dedicated himself to two of his favorite lifetime hobbies, gardening and photography. Marty and his wife, Leesa, concentrated their efforts on giving back through community organizations they felt were making a difference. Marty saw his philanthropic role at Mount Mercy in a very similar light to his role as a gardener—planting the endowment and watching it grow over the years. His gift to Mount Mercy, in the form of a charitable lead trust, enabled the building of three new apartment-style residence halls on campus, known as the Andreas House. It’s quite fitting, then, that Mount Mercy dedicated a memorial garden in Marty’s name—Andreas Garden—shortly after he passed. So generous with his time, talent, and treasure, Marty will be missed by many, but he leaves a significant legacy for generations to come.
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Duane & Delaine Bachman Petersen ’82 Raining Rose, Inc. Theresa Robinson ’67 Drs. William & Merilee Rosberg Robert & Rachel Brimmer Sartin ’85 Dr. Rachel Schemmel JC ’49 Jay Shuldiner Joanne Kintzle Smith JC ’55 ’89 Sara Sorensen Ruth Strathman* TaxACT Peter & Marilyn Voorhees Wells Fargo Bank Dr. John Wollner Andrew & Ann Lammers Wooldridge ’87 D.W. Zinser Company
$5,000–$9,999 ActionCOACH Alliant Energy Foundation, Inc. John & Dianne Agne Austad ’84 Kelly & Rachelle Baier Bankers Trust Ronald & Engra Banse Benchmark, Inc. Dr. Neil & Renate Laux Bernstein ’99 Ruth Bickel Bruce Bobick Bosch Financial, Inc. Ryan ’01 & Athena Bosch Grant Bramel David & Dr. Nancy Brauhn Douglas & Michele Brock Michael & Lydia Brown Budget Car & Truck Rental John Bush* David Byrnes ’73 Campus Compact Frederic Carlson* & Loma Bruening Carlson AC ’56 ’60 Duane & Sharon Losenicky Carpenter ’81 Cedar Rapids Kiwanis Club Charitable Foundation Cedar Rapids Marriott Cedar Valley World Travel Climate Engineers, Inc. David & Kathleen Wolfe Collins ’73 Collins Community Credit Union Ronald & Peggy Bruns Detweiler ’92 Anthony ’02 & Kimberly Dickinson Michael & Kendall Moss Dillon ’93 Joseph & Ruth Ranson Dolan ’77 Michael & Marjorie Donovan
Jane F. Dorman JC ’46 RN ’48 Brian ’88 & Laura Draeger David* & Maureen Engle Robert* & Arlene Svoboda Erusha JC ’46 Drs. Thomas & Donna Feld Fleck Sales Company Donald & Janice Flynn Sister Lucy Frein ’72 Jeff Goedken ’87 Glen Golden ’81 Stephen ’05 ’11 & Kara Groenewold Hall & Hall Engineers, Inc. George & Dorothy Ranson Harpool ’83 Lowell & Sherri Henkle Frank & Dr. Abby Hitchcock Heydman RN ’64 Jeff & Lori Heying Hills Bank & Trust Company Doris Hobson Kevin ’88 & Beth Hirleman Houlahan ’77 Michael ’75 & Susan Sutter Humphrey ’75 Infrastructure Technology Solutions Iowa Arts Council Margaret Jaszcz Joseph & Ann Vogl Jeffries ’89 Johnson Gas Appliance Michael Kaduce ’09 Dr. Nathan ’07 & Jennifer Klein Gerald Knox* Michael & Tamara Clemenson Koolbeck ’86 Thomas & Kathleen Cudahy Kregel ’69 Donald & Linda Kulish Kathryn LaFontaine James Lamb Lowell & Elizabeth Stuhrenberg Lawler RN ’64 Marilyn Lefebure ’81 Ann Lipsky LL Pelling Co. James & Cynthia Moroney Lyness ’75 MAA Tensor Grant Program for Women & Mathematics Management Recruiters of Cedar Rapids Dominic & Allene Mangone Irene M. McAleer* R.J. McElroy Trust Lawrence McGrath MCID Helen McKee* Elizabeth Geurink McLaughlin ’68
Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids IA Barbara Miller ’74 Millhiser Smith Agency, Inc. John & Christy Minnick Thomas Neenan* Drs. Robert Nicholson & Mary Tarbox ’74 Larry & Claudia Olson Anthony & Deloris Hennessey Quint JC ’57 ’59 James ’86 & Bonnie Raasch Drs. Scot & Heather Reisinger Rick & Connie Richardson ’81 Duff & Libby Ridgeway Dr. John & Diana Robeson Rockwell Collins Nancy Kuennen Roush ’71 ’77 Kirk Sadilek J. Craig & Dr. Jean Hoffman Saigh* ’73 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Society Roger* & Sage Scheer Catherine Ryan Schmidt RN ’54 Dave L. Schmitt Regina Schulte ’83 Thomas & Lou Schulte Marvin* & Barbara Smith Sedlacek RN ’56 Glenn Selzer* Barton & Debra Wilkerson Showalter ’97 Skogman Companies Smulekoff-Lipsky Fund The Snapp Company Jerry & Connie Snitker Sister Maurita Soukup RN ’64 ’70 Sport Center LLC Patrick & Maria Meyer Steele ’79 Major Paul ’89 & Susan Rinaldi Steier ’91 Tanager Place Thomas & Beverly Tauke Patrick & Mary Kayser Thornton ’70 Rev. Msgr. Thomas Toale Toyota of Cedar Rapids Trees Forever Frank ’73 & C. Ada Usher Fredrick Wagenaar Michael ’03 & Miranda Wehr Wells Fargo Foundation Wertz & Dake, PC Susan Gibbs Williams ’74 Paul Williams Robert & Debra Wolff Dr. Alan & Janet Cobb Woodhouse ’66
$2,500–$4,999 ACME Electric ACME Graphics, Inc. Dr. Michael & Linda Lenhart Albers ’81 Rosanne Martin Altenhofen ’66 James & Marcella Dostal Amspaugh ’65 Patricia Barnes ’79 ’11 Randy & Julia Bauer Lori Becker ’85 Kathleen Bensch ’69 Rick Berndt Emmanuel Bernstein ’91 Richard Bildstein & Connie YuskaBildstein ’73 Carl Boehm ’78 Richard & Connie Keegan Brace* ’71 Margaret Huber Bradke ’76 B. G. Brecke, Inc. James T. Brems, PC Burns-Donovan Foundation Sharon Campbell ’64 Cedar Service Company Roger & Candace Scholey Chihak ’11 ’12 ’13 Michael & Teresa Carroll Colgan ’85 Robert & Kathy Cook David & Mary Cooney Cooper ’71 CR Institute of Management Accountants John & Annette Cunningham William & Stella Shi Wu Dawn ’60 Dr. Christopher DeVault Kevin Doherty Driveline Baseball Travis ’09 & Lindsey Kramer Eagle ’09 EB Solutions, Inc. Bette McGuire Engebretson* AC ’39 John ’87 & Michelle Geraets Ernzen ’89 Timothy Evans Feiereisen, Inc. William Feldmann ’90 Susan Horihan Feldmann ’83 C. Eugene* & Dorothy Oppegard Fifield ’67 Geoffrey & Josie Fox Michael & Julie Thorndyke Franklin ’90 Henry* & Victoria Thomson Freie* ’76 Melvin H. Galbraith Fund The Gallagher Family Foundation Terry Gibson & Carey Downs Gibson Stephen & Tammy Gilmour
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Daniel Guyot* Anne Guyot Kirk & Brenda Duello Haefner ’96 James & Kathleen Ebel Harriott ’87 Patricia McDonald Henricksen ’64 Laura Hermanson Todd Hermanson David & Rebecca Stocker Hetrick ’76 William B.* & Gwendolyn Hood Hughes Nursery & Landscaping Mark & Susan Hutchison Hy-Vee Food Store #2 James Ickes ’79 & Rebecca Hayes Hassan & Salma Okdi Igram ’96 International Paper–Cedar River Mill ITT Tech Corporate Office & Headquarters Glenn & Barbara Johnson Kirkwood Community College Patrick & Norma Trumbauer Klein RN ’64 Greggory ’84 & Carol Klocke Maxine Smith Lane JC ’45 Dean & Joan Oswald Lansing AC ’49 JC ’51 Douglas ’06 & Jennifer Simmons Lee ’00 Dan LeGrand ’84 Life Time Fence Co. Inc. Leo & Dr. Zinnia Lim Marc Lindeen & Maureen Walsh ’77 Mary Schulte LoVerde ’75 Brad & Anne Arnold Lunden ’88 John Mans & Ellen Grady-Mans ’71 Dr. Robert & F. Louise McMaster ’86 James & Patricia McNichols ’75 James & Peggy Welch Meek AC ’46 Bruce & Maria Paulsen Miller ’86 Dennis ’72 & Colette Molumby Thomas & Brenda Goepfert Moore ’75 Mark & Sheryl Morgan Drs. Ulrich Mueller & Mary SteenMueller ’82 Muscatine Foods Corporation Nelson Manufacturing Company James & Kathleen Thuente Nelson RN ’62 Bruce Nelson & Joyce NelsonShellhart ’77 Jeanne Noble ’84 James Onsager ’74 Samuel & Mary Ann Miller Osborn ’76 Pancheros Mexican Grill Dr. Edy Parsons Thomas ’78 & Catherine Urbain Penn ’79 Personal Safety Corporation
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Margaret Brett Plasencia ’93 Curtis & Barbara Pooley James & Mary Pratt Presentations, Inc. Primus Construction, Inc. Principal Financial Group William H. & Janis Quinby Dr. David & Mary Jo Rater Rex Concrete, Inc. Everett & Maureen Meissen Rice ’75 Timothy & Debra Hearst Roberts ’82 John & Lorene Rodriguez RSM US LLP Michael ’05 & Annette Long Russ ’05 Rose Ryan RN ’47 Randy & Kathleen Schlutz Tom & Janelle Schmidt Vincent & Vicky Smith Spielman’s Event Services Ralph Spring & Helen BurgessSpring Susan Portz Stamats ’65 Frances McLaughlin Stauffacher JC ’31 Thomas* & Marlene McLaughlin Stemlar RN ’58 Dr. Eric ’89 & Kim Stenberg Michael ’72 & Susan Horras Stibal ’75 Suburban Lumber Company Clancy & Patricia Colby Sullivan ’79 Monica Sullivan* JC ’39 Sister Sharon Sutherland ’71 Cheryl Tabarella-Redd Tom & Mary Miller Takes ’04 Rudolph & Sheryl Bresnahan Tekippe ’65 Jason & Sara Adrian Thiele ’02 Van Meter Inc. The Waldinger Corporation Dr. Robert Walker Donald & Dr. Ellen Warrington Victor & Donna Hennessey Weiler ’65 Michael & Trudy Johnston Welter ’73 Rita Whelan ’68 Susan Wilkey ’74 Myron & Esther Wilson Thomas & Juliana Gach Woodruff ’77 Elaine McDonald Young RN ’58 ’95
$1,000–$2,499 Steven & Roxann Voss Ackerson ’77 Adcraft Printing Company Affordable Plumbing & Remodeling Donald & Connie Albaugh Steven Allsop Anace & Polly Aossey Dean Ard Morton Arrington ’83 Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities Elizabeth Baldus ’81 BankIowa Thomas & Karen Banse Todd & Melissa Bigalk Barker ’98 Steve ’87 & Tina Barnett Carlton Barnswell ’80 Conrad & Jeannette Baumler David & Kelly Tanke Bayer ’05 BBQ This! Jed & Joyce Hubka Becker ’74 Robert* ’97 & Regine Beer Lanny ’79 & Lois Benishek Kim & Nola Moritz Bienhoff ’79 Roland & Mary Bruggeman Boeding ’77 Jeffrey ’94 & Tammy Bohr Larry Brecht ’77 Broulik Painting, Ltd. Rick ’91 & Heidi Graves Brown ’91 Steve & Lori Heims Bruzek ’86 Dr. David & Dorea Sathern Burkamper ’00 L. Ed & Bonita Skeffington Burken ’64 James & Brinda Henry Caldwell ’69 Robert & Carolyn Callahan Jerome ’85 & Julrita Manlucu Campbell ’85 Sylvia Howes Campion JC ’57 ’59 Gary & Nancy Kelley Canady RN ’66 ’83 Dr. Paul & Margaret Lang Carpenter ’63 Keith & Mary Jane Carr CCB Packaging, Inc. Cedar Rapids Charter Chapter of ABWA Cedar Rapids Eye Care Cedar Rapids USBC Bowling Association, Inc. S. Margaret Kane Cejka JC ’51 Robert* & Joan Lynch ArthursChadima AC ’51 JC ’53 John & Margaret Murrin Christiano JC ’48 RN ’52 CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Betty Losenicky Clinton ’93 James & Evelyn Colbert JC ’55 Randy Cole ’87 & Lisa Larkey
Patrick ’88 & Elaine Milbach Collins ’86 Kathleen Schulte Condit RN ’67 Rev. Gerald Condon Condon House LLC James & Teresa Conklin Construction Publications, Inc. Ron & Cheryl Twachtmann Cook ’89 John & Brenda Beckman Cooper ’05 Dr. Timothy & Marcia Carroll Cooper ’76 Mary Corkery ’78 Council of Independent Colleges Marjorie Doyle Coyle JC ’42 Charles Crawley & Elizabeth Slappey Jimmy & Henrietta Owczarek Crumes ’04 Dr. Theresa Crumley Thomas* & Louise Usher Cunningham JC ’51 John & Mary Callahan Currell JC ’55 Michael & Janice Studt Daft ’79 Patrick & Dianne Quinn Danaher ’68 Don* & Kathleen Buelt Davis ’69 Eugenie Dean ’69 Dan & Karen DeBacker Tyler DeJarnett & Natalee Chromy ’04 David & Wendy Dennis ’08 Dr. Dennis & Angela Dew Dexter Financial Services, Inc. Lawrence & Janis Dickes Charles* & Gloria Dixon ’85 Dr. Kathryn Dolter Sister James Donahue RN ’51 ’59 DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex Mary Duggan JC ’49 Nancy Dunagan ’91 Edward ’92 & C. Kay Dusheck Gary & Carol McNiel Dustman ’87 Frank & Paula Buikema Easton ’83 Ellucian David & Mary Berns Engeltjes ’92 Donald & Patricia Mallon Everist AC ’56 JC ’58 Fairfax State Savings Bank Fairfax State Savings Bank Charitable Trust Farm Bureau Financial Services Farmers Insurance Ben Fashimpaur & Hilery Livengood John & Caryl Henry Finnerty ’66 Steven & Patricia Vrba Fisher ’90 Fitzgerald & Associates Continued, page 20
SISTER MARY CEPHAS WICHMAN JC ’51, ’61 (1932–2016) A native of Iowa, Sister Mary Cephas Wichman was a vowed member of the Sisters of Mercy for 66 years. She graduated from Mount Mercy Junior College in 1951, received her bachelor’s degree from Mount Mercy College in 1961, and received a master’s degree from the Catholic University of America in 1968. Sister Mary Cephas then served in elementary and middle school education in Eastern Iowa for 18 years, and as president of the Sisters of Mercy Cedar Rapids for eight years, before serving her alma mater. During her 33 years of service on the Hill, Sister Mary Cephas was a trustee, alumni director, director of planned giving, and eventually vice president of development. She led two major building fundraising campaigns, helped build the Mount Mercy endowment, and established the Heritage Club to recognize individuals who have included the University in their estate plans. Known for her generosity, kindness, and delicious scones, Sister Mary Cephas dedicated much of her career to developing relationships and raising support for education—a hallmark of the Sisters of Mercy. In recognition of her dedicated service, she was conferred with the title Vice President Emerita, and upon her retirement in 2004, Mount Mercy established the Sister Mary Cephas Wichman Endowed Scholarship in her honor.
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Ronald & Denise Reinhardt Flory ’95 Patricia Gorman Ford AC ’49 Frederick Freese & J. Anne WardFreese ’63 Stuart & Judy Schieltz Frenkel ’71 Freund-Vector Corporation David & Christine Hennessey Gage ’77 Shawn & Tina Clark Gallagher ’07 B. Shawn ’81 & Celeste Gent Gallagher ’87 Mary Cobb Galligan ’98 Rick & Alene Hageman Gates ’85 Paul ’88 & Traci Williams Gavin ’91 Dr. Justin Gehling ’01 General Mills, Inc. Sharon Gerst ’02 Go Cedar Rapids Paul* & Patricia Loftus Goins* JC ’46 Edmond & Barbara Dolan Goodwin JC ’52 William ’83 & Sharon Gose Father Graham Charitable Foundation Ann Benz Graven ’61 Jerome Greif Steven ’93 & Jennifer Monday Grieb ’94 John & Susan Myers Grieder ’01 Debra Groath ’84 William ’82 & Janet Gross Dr. James & Linda Lobash Grove ’89 Mary Jo Gruca-Byer ’73 Guaranty Bank & Trust Company Daniel R. Guyot Trust Richard & Cheryl Hall Georgeann Hall ’75 Laura Hand ’05 William Hanlon ’76 Robert Hanna Curtis ’15 & Tammy Bolen Hansen ’15 Ruth Ann Hargrafen JC ’56 ’62 Irene Harrington* JC ’35 John & Geri Wandrey Harris ’89 David & Mary Taylor Harris ’64 Dale Harrison* David & Cynthia Thoma Haskin ’83 George & Elisabeth Lane Hasley ’68 Joseph & Anita Hayes David ’75 & Jane Kilburg Heiar ’96 Joseph & Carol Polking Heim ’80 James Heim, Jr. ’02 Rev. Msgr. Donald Heineman* Dr. Lyell Henry & Gretchen Holt Steve & JoAnn Herndon Roger & Kathleen McAuliffe Hershberger ’73
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Robert & Sharon Hennessey Hey ’61 Hills Bank & Trust Company– Northeast Branch Duane & Patricia Coats Hinrichs ’77 Bryan ’02 & Kendra Holland Gary Holub Brad Horstmann House of Carpets Allen* & Marie Victorine Hronik* JC ’32 Susan Hucker ’89 Maxine Orr Hughes JC ’39 Michael & Ann Collins Humbert ’84 Candace Hurley Paul* & Rita Crawford Hutchins AC ’53 JC ’55 ’68 Impact Sports Informatics, Inc. Robert Jacoby David & Judith Voda Jaksa ’82 Dennis Jennings ’81 Aaron & Amy Jennings Matthew Johns ’10 Johnson Controls David & Theresa Cobb Jones ’74 Edythe Jorstad Daniel ’00 & Cindy Joyner Justice Electric Company Lillian Kovarik Kafka* JC ’43 Dolores Erusha Kaiden JC ’50 ’75 Imre & Lorna Walther Kertesz ’90 Thomas & Karen Kenyon Marcel ’02 & Sarah Schulz Kielkucki ’03 Katherine Kielkucki ’06 Loras Kilburg ’01 Anne & Kevin King Kintzle Farms, Inc. Dr. Willis & Susan Wiegand Kirkland ’89 Miriam Carroll Kirst JC ’42 Michael ’77 & Barbara Noonan Klappholz ’80 Thomas & Jean Hennessey Klein RN ’59 Klinger Paint Company, Inc. Kevin & Denise Hertig Kluger ’84 Knox Presbyterian Church of Naperville Steven Kokontis ’78 & Theresa Baldus-Kokontis ’79 Irene Konecny Michael & Joyce Nehl Kremer ’69 Robert & Lisa Bisenius Kropp ’81 John & Kaylene Kroul Daniel Kurfis ’14 KZIA/KGYM Radio Z102.9 Lane & Lisa Hinzman Lafler ’93 ’15 Douglas & Sharon Laird Kellie J. Lala ’89
Anne Dale Lala ’79 Marion & Joan Harn Landas JC ’57 ’61 Jason & Christina Wiley Lessmeier ’01 Daniel ’11 & Rebecca Davis Lewis ’83 Liebovich Steel & Aluminum Company Linn Area Credit Union John & Laura Locher Alma Ager Long ’75 Dennis ’76 & Theresa Morrison Ludwig ’77 Scott & Connie Lund Luedtke ’85 Jack & Judith Stava Luensman ’74 J. Shawn Lueth John & Luann Frimml Lutkenhaus RN ’64 Harold Tim Mackey ’77 Dennis & Kathryn Barthelmes Manfull RN ’64 Dale & Carolyn Gagnon March* ’98 Joseph ’06 & Dr. Norma Mattingly John & Tracie Ammeter Maurice ’78 Frank Maxwell & Lisa Rechkemmer ’80 May City Bowl Robert* & Rosemary De Vine McAleer* JC ’48 Donald ’71 & Linda McCormick Charles & Mary McCullough Maxine McEnany ’77 Brad & Lori Holub McGowan ’03 Bruce & Judy McGrath Roland & Ann Stanton McNee ’65 S. Allison McNeese Dr. Merle McPherson Marian Nolan McQuaid ’63 Chance & Emily McWorthy Dr. James & Mary Judge Merchant RN ’61 Merrill Lynch Dale & LeElyn Metz Midwest Janitorial Service, Inc. Leonard & Shirley Gavin Monaghan JC ’56 ’62 Edwin & Mary Moon Robert & Tara Moorman Arthur & Cynthia Smith Morton ’72 Stephen ’82 & Marilyn Murphy Drs. Kevin Murray & Janet Merfeld D G Nassif Properties Cecilia Taylor Navratil* CM ’35 Dennis ’73 & Barbara Nebendahl Robert ’76 & Sharon Worland Neilly ’78 Nelson Electric Co. Nesper Sign Advertising, Inc. Allan & Linda Carson Neustel ’70
Catherine Howe Newton RN ’68 NextEra Energy Duane Arnold Energy Center Dr. Joseph & Heather Nguyen Mark Whitley & Heidi Niehaus Robert Norton, Jr. Randall & Michele Nothwehr Nyemaster Goode, PC Dr. J. Sue Oatey Frances Frana O’Brien JC ’50 Leslie ’80 & Dawn Oelke Brian & Michele Olesen Steve & Dr. Debra Oliver Brian & Karen Lentz O’Loughlin ’88 Douglas & Melanie Olson Kathryn Schlenk Olson ’77 David & Julie Nierling Olson ’72 Bobbie Oltman ’94 Dr. Paul* & Peggy Thompson Orcutt JC ’47 Alan Parker* Randall & Ann Wolfe Pasker ’10 Karla Osweiler Peiffer ’00 Keith & Dawn Vohnoutka Peters ’82 Steven & Ann Lentz Petersen ’74 Sharon Phillips Dale ’84 & Susan Ryan Pierce ’90 Dr. Fred & Janet Pilcher James* & Kathleen Bohr Poynter ’70 Dorothy Pranskunas * CM ’42 Premier Staffing, Inc. Judith Rahm ’63 RBC Wealth Management Nancy Rhodes ’88 Michael & Jill Lammers Ridenour ’93 Thomas & LeAnn First Ridgeway ’86 Melinda Ridgway ’75 Byron & Sylvia Gilbert Riley* ’78 Randall & Danielle Rings ’15 Rockwell Collins Charitable Corporation John & Betty Van Steenhuyse Rogers ’67 James ’74 & Jean McDermott Rogers ’74 Carol Rosenow ’85 James & Debby Roth Charles & Kristine Rutledge Albert & Martha Diaz Ruffalo ’69 Marcus & Alisa Newman Rusch ’06 Larry & Suzanne Russell Arthur ’77 & Joyce Hemesath Saldana ’69 Mary Natvig Salmon ’74 Mark & Bernita Salmon Sam’s Club Regional Richard & Patricia Hlas Sauer ’62 Francis* & Helen Schaefer
Lloyd & Barbara Wenthold Schaufenbuel ’82 Dawn Schechtman ’97 Glenn* & Dr. Cindy Beyer Scherb ’79 Janet Cashman Scheuer AC ’53 James O’Leary & Dr. Elizabeth Schlenk ’75 Dave Schmitt Construction Company, Inc. Marie Schmitz* JC ’36 Terry ’91 ’16 & Julie Schneekloth Michael & Michele Fettkether Schoonover ’89 Herbert & Ellen Schmidt Schulte ’82 Louis & Sandra Paulsen Schultz RN ’60 Denise Schulz ’88 Lonnie ’87 & Linda Kalb Schwartz ’87 Carl & Barbara Beekman Scoles ’01 Margaret Petrus Selzer AC ’55 JC ’57 Alan & Nancy Costello Sherburne RN ’64 Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Bradley Simanek & Patricia Hoffman-Simanek ’98 Roy & Debra Johnson Smith ’81 Rachelle & Keith Smith ’89 Brett & Ny-Oka Thomas Sokol ’03 Barbara Schumacher Soppe ’71 Gary & Susan Speicher Stamats Communications, Inc. Edward & Nargi Rayman Steinbrech RN ’58 James & Brenda Steinke Randal ’86 & Kristine Jennings Sterner ’77 Marilyn Stoecker ’67 Dan & Anne Dolan Strellner ’78 Daniel & Nicole Truax Studt ’01 Ann Sullivan ’72 Richard ’74 & Linda Svoboda Pamela Sweet ’90 Teahen Funeral Home David ’92 & Rachel Tiernan Tegeler ’93 Sister Kathryn Thornton ’66 Nicholas ’14 & Megan Vogel Timm ’14 Two Rivers Bank & Trust Danny Tyler ’81 & Mori Mackenzie UnityPoint Health/St. Luke’s Foundation Ben & Stephanie Klein Van Hemert ’09 David VanAllen Veterans of Foreign Wars Men’s Aux Unit #788
John & Alice Swenka Vontalge ’90 Jeff & Lesley Kruse Vossenkemper ’02 Wal-Mart - Cedar Rapids NE Florence Willis Waltman* JC ’35 Alexander ’09 & Sarah Jencks Watson ’08 Barbara Weber ’90 Dr. Douglas & Beverly Weismann Peter Welch & Marlene Meyer Inez Welsh JC ’41 Arlin & Janice Nie Wente ’71 Mark & Teresa Wery Dr. William & Christina Whipple Dr. Herman & Margaret White Terrence & Janet Loughren Whitney ’77 Judy Wilkin Paul & Gail Williams Ronald ’89 & Robyn Nebergall Woeste ’89 Michael & Marikay Wolf Howard & Judith McDermott Wolfe ’69 W. John & Evelyn Anderson Wright ’64 William & Colleen Gruber Wuebker ’65 James & Jo Ann Deutmeyer Young ’68 Dr. Thomas & Betty* Zeidel Christopher ’05 & Lisa Ziehr Dorothy Zmolek JC ’54 ’61 Mary Zumsande
Office of Development & Alumni Relations To learn more about how you can make an impact on the Hill—through annual gifts, endowed gifts, or planned gifts—contact Brenda Haefner or Lonna Drewelow.
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OFFICERS OF THE INSTITUTION Laurie M. Hamen, JD President Douglas V. Brock, CPA Vice President for Finance Dr. Robert B. Callahan Vice President for Administrative, Enrollment & Student Services Brenda K. Haefner ’96, CFRE Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations Dr. Janet R. Handler Provost Sr. Shari M. Sutherland ’71 Vice President for Mission & Ministry Brandt A. Worley Chair, Board of Trustees
WRITER/EDITOR/ART DIRECTION Jessica Gortner, MBA Assistant Vice President for Marketing & Communications CONTRIBUTORS Lonna Drewelow ’86 Assistant Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations Amanda Mayotte ’15 Coordinator of Marketing & Media Content Kristy Raine Librarian & Archivist DESIGN Benson & Hepker Design