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University of Mary Honored Alumni and Inducted Hall of Fame Class at 2018 Homecoming

BISMARCK, N.D.— The University of Mary recognized four outstanding alumni, five of its former athletes, along with one team at its annual Alumni Recognition and Hall of Fame Induction Celebration over the weekend. These alumni were welcomed home to campus and to the recently built Lumen Vitae University Center, where inside the Hall of Fame and Founders Hall are located and the site for the awards ceremony.   Presidential Leadership Award to Annie (Long) Gerhardt, 1997 & 2003 “This award is conferred on individual alumni for distinguished achievements as servant leaders regionally, nationally, or internationally.”   Captain Annie Gerhardt,...

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Letters From North Dakota’s Brave World War I Soldiers and Nurses Come to Life in Theater Performance at the University of Mary

BISMARCK, ND—June 1918, the Germans were in the middle of their massive Spring Offensive: a series of German attacks in France along the Western Front (a meandering line of trenches from Switzerland to the North Sea) during the First World War. To halt the German advance into Paris, U.S. commander General John Pershing ordered a counteroffensive to drive the Germans out of Belleau Wood, France. Facing heavy machine gun fire, sharpshooters and barbed wire in wooded terrain, Private Harold Beltman of Tower City, North Dakota, and what was left of his 6thMarine Corps Regiment under Army General James Harbord,...

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University of Mary 2018 Homecoming Royalty Announced

BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary has announced the selection of its 2018 Homecoming King and Queen and their court. Homecoming Queen is Lisa Anderson, a nursing major from Aitkin, Minnesota, is the daughter of Tim and Pauline Anderson. Being a student at the University of Mary, she said, “I like the opportunities we are given that allow us to truly make this university our own. I am able to be a nursing student as well as getting involved and being a leader in multiple other organizations. I like that we are more than a number; each student has...

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Record Number of Volunteers Expected for University of Mary’s Fifth Annual Day of Service Event

BISMARCK, ND—University of Mary students, faculty and staff are hardy souls. They let nothing get in their way—including wind, rain, sleet, or dare we say, snow—when it comes to serving others first. That’s especially true when it involves the state’s largest one-day volunteer event, the 5thannual Day of Service. The day calls for cooler than normal temperatures and a chance of all of the above. This year, a record-breaking 1,200 to 1,500 volunteers are expected to converge on the Capital City to help give back to a community that has given so much to the university. University of Mary’s...

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University of Mary Women’s Cross Country Team Wins Prestigious Roy Griak Invite

FALCON HEIGHTS, MN – A dominant performance at one of the most prestigious meets in the nation earned the 4th-ranked University of Mary women’s cross country team the 33rd annual Roy Griak Invitational Women’s Maroon title. All-Americans Jaiden Schuette and Ida Narbuvoll finished second and third, respectively, and Taylor Hestekin placed eighth overall to help UMary claim its third Griak title in team in program history. The Marauders previously won the team title in 2011 and 2016. “I am extremely proud of these women today,” said Marauders head coach Dennis Newell. “They worked extremely hard to build a cohesive...

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