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Mount Mercy University recently launched its Degree in 3 program, enabling undergraduate students to save time and money by earning a bachelor’s degree in just three years.
Back in 2007, J.J. Coate-Walters, BS ’08, became the trainer of a golden retriever puppy named Zeeke, the first-ever service dog in training to live on Ohio Northern University’s campus. As a senior biology and pre-veterinary medicine major, Coate-Walters trained Zeeke for her senior Honors Program project, and he was such a fixture on campus that the University awarded him an honorary degree – a Bachelor of Science in canine companionship.
Mount Mercy University was named a 2018-19 College of Distinction based on engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes. The university also received program-specific recognition in business, education, and nursing.
Mount Mercy’s nursing program now has a name and identity all its own—the Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health—thanks to a ’61 Mercy Hospital School of Nursing graduate and her husband.
Mount Mercy University is proud to announce a new English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement area for teachers as part of MMU’s Masters of Arts in Education (MAEd) program. Mount Mercy’s program prepares graduate students to complete this 23-credit hour endorsement in 15 months.
Just across the street from the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex sits the new Rinderknecht Athletic Center - Mount Mercy's state-of-the-art wellness and athletic performance center. The dynamic training facility and recreational fitness resource serves Mount Mercy's 500+ student-athletes and 2,100+ students, faculty, and staff.
As part of PLU's partnership with Tacoma podcasting powerhouse Channel 253, President Allan Belton and Assistant Director of Admission for Equity & Access Julian Franco got to sit down with Nerd Farmer Podcast host and 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling for a conversation about trends in higher education, access and the equity work happening here at Pacific Lutheran University.
Pacific Lutheran University ranks fifth on the Peace Corps’ recently published list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There are 14 Lutes currently volunteering with Peace Corps in countries around the world.
PLU will now be one of just 21 institutions around the world to be recognized as a QUIP Review recipient, fitting when considering the university’s commitment to global education. Half of graduating seniors have taken advantage of the fact that PLU is a top-rated university for study away opportunities. Earlier this month, the Peace Corps named PLU a Top 5 volunteer-producing college/university for 2019 — 14 Lutes are currently working for Peace Corps in various different countries. Additionally, PLU has a proud tradition of producing Fulbright Scholars, with 104 recipients over the past 45 years.
With MMU’s exercise science program, students have the flexibility to pursue multiple career paths. Students interested in a pre-professional path (athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and sports medicine) typically take coursework in chemistry, physics, and other disciplines to meet the prerequisites for these professional programs. Students interested in an applied path (coaching, personal training, strength and conditioning, and health promotion) typically take elective courses that support their interests and goals. The new program will launch fall 2019.