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Meeting Region’s and Nation’s Demands, University of Mary Announces New Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

BISMARCK, ND—As Baby Boomers age and their need for health care grows, nursing schools struggle to expand capacity. The nursing shortage in the United States is expected to intensify at a rapid pace now and in the coming years. The University of Mary, North Dakota’s only private Catholic university, announced today it wants to be at the forefront of the nursing shortage solution by expanding its offerings and launching a new accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program starting (spring semester) January 2018. “The number of students enrolled in accelerated BSN programs increases yearly,” said Dr. Glenda Reemts,...

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University of Mary President Emerita, Sister Thomas Welder, Receives Honorary Doctorate from Saint Anselm College

Welder along with Bishop Robert Barron and Dr. Carolyn Woo recognized at Catholic college BISMARCK, ND — One of America’s most prestigious Catholic schools bestowed its highest honor upon University of Mary President Emerita, Sister Thomas Welder, OSB. At its recent 124th commencement, Saint Anselm College (Manchester, NH) conferred Welder with the honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in front of 442 members of its graduating Class of 2017. It’s the third college beyond the University of Mary to bestow such honors on Welder. St. Scholastica was the first college to confer an honorary degree upon Welder and then in 2015 Belmont...

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University of Mary in Bismarck Announces Spring Dean’s List

BISMARCK, ND — Area residents are among 786 students named to the spring semester Dean’s List at the University of Mary, in Bismarck. This number includes students in Mary’s undergraduate program and in adult education (Worldwide). To qualify for the honor, traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.50 or better grade point average while carrying at least 12 credit hours. Students enrolled in University of Mary’s Worldwide program must earn a 3.50 or better grade point average while at a full-time adult learner status. About the University of Mary As a Christian, Catholic, Benedictine institution, the University of Mary offers...

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The University of Mary Names Dale Lennon New Athletic Director

BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary today announced it has named Dale Lennon as the new leader of its athletic program. The state’s only private Catholic university made the announcement at a morning press conference today, Wednesday, May 31. “This is a very exciting and historic day in University of Mary Marauders athletics,” stated University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea. “If there is anyone who can follow in the steps of two legends with virtue, character and leadership, it is Dale Lennon. We’ve watched Dale’s great work and hands-on style both from afar and close up—from his...

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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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