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Energy Transfer/Sunoco Foundation and Energy Transfer Partners Donate $5 Million to the University of Mary

National company sees growth potential in Mary’s new engineering program and opportunities for its continued leadership in workforce development benefiting North Dakotans for generations to come BISMARCK, ND—The Energy Transfer / Sunoco Foundation and Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), announced a $5 million commitment to the University of Mary’s Vision 2030campaign at a press conference held today on campus. Three of the $5 million dollars is a contribution towards the University of Mary’s new state-of-the-art engineering facility while $2 million will be given for workforce development in the state. The $3 million portion will help fund University of Mary’s new...

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University of Mary 58th Commencement Ceremonies are April 28

Saint Benedict Monastery Prioress, Sister Michaela Hedican, to give address and school honors North Dakota entrepreneur  BISMARCK, ND  — On Saturday, April 28, the University of Mary will award degrees to 991 graduates at its 2018 commencement. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in the Bismarck Event Center, Seventh Street and Front Avenue, Bismarck. Founded and sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery of Bismarck, the University of Mary will award 548 bachelor’s degrees, 361 master’s degrees and 82 doctoral degrees. These students come from 46 states representing 7 countries. Forty-eight (48) received the summa cum laude designation, 68 earned magna cum laude designation...

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Dire School Administrator Shortage Across America Prompts University of Mary to Launch New Program

Program is first of its kind in North Dakota   BISMARCK, ND — Fueled by demand from teachers in districts across North Dakota and across the country, the University of Mary is now offering aspiring educators the opportunity to become effective administrators and school leaders through the new School Leadership Institute within the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences Graduate Program. “In our school administration graduate program, we have noticed a significant increase in teachers from rural school districts who have applied to our program because they have been encouraged to do so from administrators in their...

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Public Invited to Free Spring Choir Concert

BISMARCK, ND—It may not seem like it at the moment, but spring really is coming. One sure way to know is the arrival of the annual University of Mary Spring Choir Concert, this Sunday, April 15, 3 p.m., in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel on campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert features the Concert Choir singing a variety of music including “Music, Spread Thy Voice Around” by Handel and “Regina Coeli” by Mozart, both accompanied by the University of Mary String Ensemble. The String Ensemble, directed by Dr. Everaldo Martinez, will also...

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University of Mary Honors Students’ Achievements at Annual Awards Banquet

BISMARCK, ND—Recently, more than 100 students were recognized for their service, leadership and accomplishments in areas ranging from academics to volunteerism at the 2018 University of Mary Awards Banquet. The festivities celebrate the University of Mary’s mission of servant leadership as exemplified for us through Jesus Christ, whose witness is particularly lived-out by the individuals recognized this evening. Monsignor James Shea, president of University of Mary, welcomed honorees, families and well-wishers, applauding award recipients for their dedication. “From the classrooms to the boardrooms, members of the university community give testimony to the dream of our founders and sponsors, the...

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