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University of Mary’s Dr. Brenda Werner Earns Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award

BISMARCK, ND — Today the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce surprised University of Mary’s Dr. Brenda Werner with the prestigious Crystal Apple Award as the 2017 Higher Education Outstanding Teacher of the Year. The Chamber of Commerce said it received several pages from peers and students documenting support of this amazing teacher. “Dr. Werner receives exceptionally high course evaluations from her students in all of her classes and is extremely passionate about teaching and meeting the needs of all her students,” added Dr. Rod Jonas, dean of Mary’s Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences. “She has dedicated herself...

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University of Mary’s Vision 2030 Capital Campaign Surpasses Milestone

Bismarck, ND — The University of Mary recently eclipsed the 4,100-gift mark for its three-phased $272 million Vision 2030 Capital Campaign. The watershed mark is significant as Mary exceeds $63 million towards its Phase I $96 million goal. “We’re practically two-thirds of the way there for reaching our successful Phase I goal,” explained the Vice President for the Office of Public Affairs, Jerome Richter. “In less than a year we have doubled our amount of gifts, which is quite remarkable and increased our total dollars by nearly $20 million. The donation that put us at the 4,100 mark was a gift...

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University of Mary Men’s Track and Field Team Reaches Goal, Earns 3rd at NSIC Championships

St. PAUL, MN – Hard work, determination and senior leadership behind some of the nation’s top coaching has helped propel the Marauders men’s track and field team back from the depths of despair and defeatism to heights of resurrection and respect as they continue to improve and make good on their goal of a top three finish at the NSIC Outdoor Championships. Behind wins in a pair of throwing events by senior Andrew Dubiel and freshman Sven Dunkel, the University of Mary rallied on championship Saturday to take third at the Northern Sun men’s outdoor track & field championships. Sitting...

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University of Mary’s Premier Occupational Therapy Program Adds Doctorate and Expands into Fargo

FARGO, ND — University of Mary continues to grow its programs and enrollment. Today, Mary, North Dakota’s only Catholic university, announced it will be the first college to offer a Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approved Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree in North Dakota and is also expanding its academic offerings by opening a new on-site OTD program in Fargo pursuant to accreditation approval expected in December 2017, by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). “Our OTD program will be the only one between Wisconsin and Oregon,” said University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea. “God continues to...

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University of Mary Alumni Association Names Brianna Connelly Outstanding Senior

BISMARCK, ND — Brianna Connelly of Fergus Falls, MN, was recognized with the University of Mary Alumni Association’s Outstanding Senior Award for 2017 at the university’s annual President’s Recognition Breakfast Saturday, April 29. Connelly is a business communication major from Fergus Falls, MN, with a minor in theology. She has been involved with collegiate DECA, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). She plans to move to Bismarck following graduation. She is the daughter of Pat and Jean Connelly. Each year, the teaching faculty at the University of Mary nominates members of the graduating class for this prestigious award, based on...

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