Category: Alumni

University of Mary Alumna Claims Personal ‘Super Bowl Victory’ with Shark Tank Endorsement

BISMARCK, ND — While the Carolina Panthers football team lost the Super Bowl over the weekend, another Carolina team is celebrating their own big victory.  University of Mary alumna Lisa Bradley and her business partner, Cameron Cruse, received the offer they were looking for from mogul Mark Cuban that will help them grow their handbag company R. Riveter – headquartered in Southern Pines, NC. “I guess you could say we feel like we won the Super Bowl of business,” commented an ecstatic Bradley, a 2007 graduate of the Gary Tharaldson School of Business and the Harold Schafer Emerging Leaders Academy at the University...

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TV Show ‘Shark Tank’ Ready to be Riveted by University of Mary Business Alumna

Her big dreams, pride in American-made products and passion for supporting our troops have helped sew a money-making business partnership BISMARCK, ND  — On April 5, 2004, University of Mary freshmen Lisa (Dobbs) Bradley (Columbus, MT), and Lori (Petoske) Yunker (Midland, SD), wowed a panel of five judges with their can-do spirit, business plan and entrepreneurial idea of Distex. They won first place after presenting their feminine hygiene disposable product at University of Mary’s popular Entrepreneurship Fair, or E-Fair — part of the Harold Schafer Emerging Leaders Academy at the Gary Tharaldson School of Business. A daylong event where students, some in teams,...

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