Nelson Named Assistant Professor of Business at Mount Mercy

Nelson Named Assistant Professor of Business at Mount Mercy

Marion, Iowa – Epiphany, a Corridor public relations and marketing firm, announced today that Christa Nelson has been named Assistant Professor of Business at Mount Mercy University. She will be teaching Marketing and Business Courses in the fall as a part of the core requirement courses in their Bachelor of Business and Marketing program.

“Go Mustangs!  I love being on the hill and empowering young professionals. What an honor to be able to educate others on something I am so passionate about” says Nelson. “I am thankful Mount Mercy found my time in the classroom these past few semesters a value to the high level of education they are providing its students. I am happy to continue to be part of the MMU family in this new role.”

Nelson, an Iowa Native, already served as an Adjunct Instructor at Mount Mercy in the Adult Accelerated MBA program as well as at the University of Dubuque—Cedar Rapids. The Marion business owner is passionate about helping others identify what sparks them and tell their story. Her growing marketing agency specializes in helping businesses and nonprofits grow big dreams through strategic and tactical marketing services. Christa is also very passionate about serving in her community through volunteering her gifts and talents. She often guest lectures and speaks on a variety of topics for various agencies. She makes regular appearances in future CEO and Career Speaker Days at local schools, sharing both her passion for marketing and being a small business owner. Christa serves on the boards of Friends of Czech Village and Marion Cares and volunteers for Linn-Mar Foundation, Attachment & Trauma Network, House of Hope, His Hands Free Clinic, Worldmaker International, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Antioch Christian Church. Since launching in January 2018, Epiphany has selected three nonprofits to receive donated services as their way of giving back to the community. This year, in honor of her upcoming 50th birthday, the agency has been doing acts of kindness and giving back for 50 weeks –  a campaign that led her to being chosen as one of KCRG’s- 9 Who Care.2020 honorees this past February.

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic liberal arts university nestled in Cedar Rapids’ historical Mound View neighborhood. Their curriculum guides students in exploring and working towards a more just, equal, and peaceful world. Hands-on work often accompanies classroom learning, giving students the experience needed to start their careers with confidence in a variety of newly-developed skills and knowledge. Nelson shared that her teaching philosophy aligned nicely with Mount Mercy making accepting this position an easy “yes” for the busy professional. . 

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Christa Nelson, MBA is the owner of Epiphany, a women-owned business that provides a full-range of services, including strategic planning and fundraising, brand identity and storytelling, digital marketing and web design, social media and media relations. Christa holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, and graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Business Administration. She is an adjunct instructor at Mount Mercy University and a  LIFE instructor at the University of Dubuque, and serves on the  boards of Friends of Czech Village and Marion Cares and volunteers for Linn-Mar Foundation, Attachment & Trauma Network, House of Hope, His Hands Free Clinic, Worldmaker International, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Antioch Christian Church. Christa was recently chosen as one of KCRG’s 9 Who Care.2020 honorees for her philanthropic leadership work. Christa and her husband, Carlos, reside in Marion and are the proud parents of three young men, a godson and a grandson. (photo attached) Visit SparkAnEpiphany.com for more information.

Epiphany, a women-owned business, provides strategic tactical marketing services to businesses and non-profits, including strategic planning, brand identity and storytelling, digital marketing and web design, social media and media relations. The company’s brand promise is to be the creative spark you need to ignite your legacy. The growing agency offices out of  Marion, Iowa and MERGE in Iowa City. The power packed team lead by Christa Nelson, a gifted encourager and natural  brand influencer helping firms of all sizes grow big dreams. Visit SparkAnEpiphany.com for more information.

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic liberal arts university in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The school, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928, is located on the hill nestled in Cedar Rapids’ historical Mound View neighborhood. Mount Mercy’s curriculum guides students in exploring and working towards a more just, equal, and peaceful world. Hands-on work often accompanies classroom learning, giving students the experience needed to start their careers with confidence in a variety of newly-developed skills and knowledge. Visit.mtmercy.edu for more information.

Christa is an Influencer, Creative Thinker, Marketing Strategist, Graphic/Web Designer, Digital Marketing Specialist, Social Media & SEO Guru and Event Planner. She holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, and graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Business Administration. Christa and her husband, Carlos, reside in Marion, and are the proud parents of three young men, one godson and one grandson.

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