Category: Momentum

University of Mary Names and Breaks Ground on New Multimillion-Dollar Campus Center

BISMARCK, ND — Banners, bands, balloons, and one giant backhoe were some of the exciting sights and sounds that greeted hundreds of people on hand to celebrate and commemorate the start of construction on the newly named Lumen Vitae University Center worth $21.75 million. University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea made the announcement at today’s press conference celebrating the efforts of many donors, students, faculty and friends who have donated time, money and resources into what will become the new state-of-the-art campus center. “This special place — at the heart of campus — will be a hub for activity where our...

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American Bank Center Brings Innovative Learning and Million-Dollar Donation to Mary

BISMARCK, ND — American Bank Center has presented the University of Mary with $1 million for its Vision 2030 Capital Campaign; specifically the new Campus Center where American Bank Center will be opening its on-campus branch (pending regulatory approval); the first of its kind in western North Dakota. American Bank Center has long been a supporter of the University of Mary. As an employee-owned, independent community bank, American recognizes the value of education in our communities. The plan is to not only use the latest technology in the on-campus branch, but to employ University of Mary students to operate the...

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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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