DES MOINES, Iowa, April 14, 2021 — Nola Aigner Davis, a Mercy College of Health Sciences adjunct instructor, has been named to the Business Record’s 2021 Forty Under 40 class.

The prestigious award is given to 40 local business leaders and were chosen by past award winners and are all under the age of 40. Winners have demonstrated impressive career achievements and unparalleled community involvement.

Davis serves as public health communications officer for the Polk County Health Department and spearheads a “Train the Trainer” program to educate ethnic community-based organizations about the COVID-19 vaccine. Nola is also active in the community and serves as the president of Dream Catchers Foundation Inc., a member of Junior League of Des Moines, an events committee member for Community Youth Concepts, and a board member of the Safeguard Iowa Partnership. Davis has also been an adjunct instructor for Mercy College’s Public Health program since 2011.

“I’ve had the privilege to know and work with Nola Aigner over the last ten years. Nola embodies what we here at Mercy College hold so dear, our core values of knowledge, reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence,” stated Mercy College Public Health Program Chair, Dr. Joelle Stolte.

“I’m so proud of her, but not surprised, for being selected for the Forty Under 40 award and am grateful to have her as part of our Mercy College family,” stated Dr. Stolte.

The 2021 class joins 840 past Business Record Forty Under 40 honorees to bring the total number of honorees to 880 since the Business Record began the awards in 2000.

About Mercy College of Health Sciences
Mercy College of Health Sciences is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Located in downtown Des Moines, Mercy College prepares graduates for service and leadership in the healthcare community with a wide range of bachelor, associate, and certificate programs. Mercy College’s liberal arts and sciences education develops compassionate caregivers and leaders. Visit or call (515) 643-3180 to learn more.