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Contact Us

Our admissions team is here to help you through the college selection and application process. Please feel free to contact us anytime at or 319-368-6460. Not sure who your admission counselor is? See below!

Josh D'Amico

Josh D'Amico '04

Associate Director of Transfer Recruitment and Admissions 

Josh works with:

  • Transfer students: Business, Communications, Literature, Art, Education, History, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion, and Undecided
  • Non-degree seeking students
  • Re-admission students (students returning to Mount Mercy)
  • Coe College Exchange students
  • PREP (teaching endorsement) students
  • Special applications
  • Adult accelerated students
Amir Hadzic

Amir Hadzic '10 MBA

Director of International Recruitment and Head Men's Soccer Coach

Amir works with:

  • All international students
Gabriel Hernandez Acosta

Gabriel Hernandez Acosta '16

Admissions Counselor Hablo Español

Gabriel works with high school students from:

  • Iowa counties—Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Louisa, Muscatine, and Scott
  • Area high schoolsCedar Rapids Washington and Alburnett
  • Wisconsin and Illinois
Melissa Pickering

Melissa Pickering

Assistant Director of Admissions Hablo Español

Melissa works with high school students from:

  • Iowa counties—Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Deleware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Grundy, Howard, Iowa, Marshall, Mitchell, Tama, and Winneshiek 
  • Area high schools—Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Prarie, and Central City
  • Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Deleware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia
Erik Ryan

Erik Ryan '16, '19 MSL

Assistant Director of Admissions

Erik works with:

  • Admissions Communications
Rich Reasner

Rich Reasner

Assistant Director of Admissions

Rich works with:

  • All transfer nursing, natural & applied science students
  • Health Care Administration and Health Care Leadership students
  • ACT residual 
  • PSEO students

Adam Schuck

Admissions Counselor, Music Outreach Specialist

Adam works with:

  • Iowa counties—Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Ida, Kossuth, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, Webster, Winnebago, Woodbury, Worth, and Wright
  • Area high schools—Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Lisbon, Linn-Mar, Marion and Mount Vernon
  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming
  • Music/talent students and organizations in the community

Travis Granberg

Admissions Counselor

Travis works with:

  • Iowa counties—Adair, Adams, Appanoose, Audubon, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Clarke, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Des Moines, Fremont, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Henry, Iowa, Jasper, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Mills, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Shelby, Story, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Warren, Wapello, Washington, and Wayne
  • Area high schools—Home Schooled, Metro, North Linn, Springville, Xavier, Center Point-Urbana, and Cedar Valley Christian
Joe Slocum

Joe Slocum '12, '16 MBA

Dean of Admissions

Joe works with:

  • All freshmen and transfer students
Tammy Hansen

Tammy Hansen '15, '21 MBA

Manager of Admissions Operations 

Tammy works with:

  • All the applications that come to Mount Mercy

Jessica Roberts

Campus Visits & Events Coordinator

Jessica helps with:

  • Visits to campus and making sure everything goes smoothly once you get here
Ryan Puhrmann

Ryan Puhrmann '19 MBA

Associate Director of Admissions

Ryan helps with:

  • Admissions communications
  • Visit day coordination