Author: University of Mary

University of Mary Surpasses Milestone in Vision 2030 Capital Campaign

BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary recently eclipsed the 2,000-gift mark for its Vision 2030 Capital Campaign. The watershed mark is significant as Mary exceeds $45.7 million towards its Phase I $96 million goal. “The beauty of this benchmark is that it was a $250 gift,” explained the Vice President for the Office of Public Affairs, Jerome Richter, the person spearheading the three-phased Vision 2030 Campaign of $272 million. “This 2,000th gift epitomizes the success of this campaign: we are blessed to receive gifts of all sizes and so deeply appreciate people’s generosity across the state and this region as...

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St. Gregory’s University Surprises Monsignor Shea with Honorary Degree

SHAWNEE, OK — University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea’s talents and contributions to the world of Catholic education were recently recognized on the grandest stage of higher education. Before having the honor of giving his commencement speech to St. Gregory’s University graduates, Shea was unexpectedly presented with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from the Catholic college. This degree is usually conferred by an institution to recognize a significant accomplishment or contribution in a specific field or to society. St. Gregory’s conferred the honorary doctorate upon Shea by stating “in recognition of his commitment and service to...

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University of Mary Alumnus Josh Kramer Named Executive Vice President for NDAREC

Mandan, N.D. — Josh Kramer, Bismarck, has been named executive vice president and general manager of the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC). “Kramer brings a wealth of experience to this position,” says Robert Grant, president of NDAREC. “He is uniquely qualified to lead the electric cooperative movement in an ever-changing utility environment. His experience, enthusiasm, values and philosophy matched perfectly with the leadership skills NDAREC was looking for in our next leader.” Kramer, who previously served as the deputy state director for USDA Rural Development, will start July 1 at the Mandan-based trade association for the...

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Bioethics Seminar to Bring Hot Topics to the Forefront

BISMARCK, ND — Leading experts in the field of bioethics will gather in Bismarck August 12-13, 2016 as the University of Mary, in partnership with the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC), hosts a two-day bioethics seminar. Reproductive technologies, end of life care, sexual assault protocols, and stem cell research are among the ethical dilemmas to be discussed. “After the seminar, attendees will be able to articulate the Catholic Church’s understanding of the inherent dignity of the human person and effectively apply these principles to practical ethical dilemmas,” explained Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. Pacholczyk, a leading authority in bioethics who serves as...

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