Author: University of Mary

University of Mary 57th commencement ceremonies are April 29

Minneapolis Archbishop Hebda to give address and school honors two North Dakota entrepreneurs BISMARCK, ND — On Saturday, April 29, the University of Mary will award degrees to nearly 900 graduates at its 2017 commencement. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in the Bismarck Event Center, Seventh Street and Front Avenue, Bismarck. Founded and sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery of Bismarck, the University of Mary will award close to 500 bachelor’s degrees, 324 master’s degrees and 68 doctoral degrees. These students come from 41 states representing 8 countries. Forty-five (45) received the summa cum laude designation,...

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University of Mary No. 1 in North Dakota and One of America’s Best Schools for its Graduates Finding Jobs

BISMARCK, ND — When it comes to best preparing its students and ultimately its graduates for the workforce, nobody does it better in North Dakota than the University of Mary, according to the national experts at Zippia. Zippia, the online organization that helps recent graduates find the best jobs for their skills, released a map and a ranking of the best college for employment in the United States based on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) database. They rank University of Mary as the best higher education institution in North Dakota and number eight overall in the U.S....

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University of Mary Athletics Director and Hall of Fame Coach Roger Thomas to retire

BISMARCK, ND — University of Mary announces the retirement of its athletic director, Roger Thomas, effective June 30. Thomas, who has been the university’s athletic director since 2008, has had a tremendous career for the Marauders, leading the school’s athletic departments in fostering scores of top-caliber athletes to All-American citations, and making the transition to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) of the NCAA Division II from the NAIA. During the transition from Mary’s first A.D., Al Bortke, Thomas had the duty of bringing the school into compliance with its new rank. “It’s with great pride, gratitude and humility...

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Pope Francis and University of Mary Student Exchange Zucchettos

Mary’s Rome Campus student is the second in as many years to make beanie swap with pontiff BISMARCK, ND — Good teachers are always looking for teachable moments for their students. So, it is safe to say, University of Mary student and religious-education-teacher-to-be Chris Riedman’s recent encounter with Pope Francis is one of many precious experiences that he’ll undoubtedly share with his future students—whenever and wherever that time comes. Perhaps the first lesson is one we’ve all heard before, if at first you don’t succeed, try again. Riedman and his University of Mary Rome Campus classmates got up bright...

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University of Mary Physical Therapy Student Earns Prestigious State Award

BISMARCK, ND — Pediatric physical therapy is something near and dear to University of Mary graduate student Kaari Burbach. Her passion for helping others, especially youth with physical and intellectual disabilities, began shortly after graduating from Minot High School. That’s when she volunteered at the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch and saw a physical therapist providing hippotherapy to children—a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment through the use of horseback that improves coordination, balance and strength. From that point on she knew working with children through physical therapy, being involved and giving back to community would be part of her life. It...

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