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University of Mary Faculty Earns Chamber’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year

BISMARCK, ND — The Business Education Partnership Committee of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that University of Mary Exercise Science Chair and Associate Professor, Dr. Jill Nustad, is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Teacher of the Year for Higher Education award. The Chamber’s commitment to excellence in education can be clearly identified through its ongoing effort to identify and honor educators from the Bismarck-Mandan education institutions. Nustad founded the Exercise Science program at the University of Mary in 2000, and continues to serve as program director, chair and director of the Exercise Physiology program. She majored in Biology...

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Monsignor Shea to Give Keynote at St. Gregory’s Commencement Ceremony

SHAWNEE, OK. — St. Gregory’s University announced that Monsignor James P. Shea, president of the University of Mary, will deliver the keynote address for its Spring Commencement Ceremony to be held on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. As noted in the latest edition of the National Catholic Register magazine’s Daily News, writer Joseph Pronechen states that “in short order, Msgr. Shea has propelled his university to be among the faithful Catholic institutions in the country.” During his current tenure as the sixth president of the University of Mary, Shea has spearheaded several groundbreaking higher education initiatives to include the new...

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Another First for the University of Mary in Bismarck

BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary celebrated its first graduating class for Doctor of Nursing Practice over the weekend. With media on hand, the eight graduates were hooded at a special ceremony just prior to its 56th commencement. The graduates hail primarily from this region. Nursing is one of the university’s founding cornerstones and continues to be a vital and growing legacy of the Benedictine Sisters’ desire to serve the needs of the people. The University of Mary and these graduates continue to respond to the growing demand for nurses as the U.S. tries to stem the shortage across...

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University of Mary Alumni Association Names Kendra Enget Outstanding Senior

BISMARCK, ND — Kendra Enget of Stanley, ND, was recognized with the University of Mary Alumni Association’s Outstanding Senior Award for 2016 at the university’s annual President’s Recognition Breakfast Saturday, April 30 as part of the graduation ceremonies. Enget is a social work major at the university and minors in both psychology and addiction counseling with a pre-law concentration. She is the daughter of Karen and Wade Enget. Each year, the teaching faculty at the University of Mary nominates members of the graduating class for this prestigious award, based on their academic achievement, service to the university and to...

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University of Mary 56th commencement ceremonies are Saturday, April 30

BISMARCK, ND — On Saturday, April 30, the University of Mary will award degrees to 958 graduates at its 2016 commencement. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in the Bismarck Event Center, Seventh Street and Front Avenue, Bismarck. The 2016 University of Mary graduation ceremonies can also be viewed through live streaming at Founded and sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery of Bismarck, the University of Mary will award 418 bachelor’s degrees, 295 master’s degrees and 45 doctoral degrees. These students come from 34 states representing 10 countries. Thirty-three (33) received the summa cum laude designation, 57...

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