BISMARCK, NDHeidi Bau of Slayton, MN, who’s majoring in biology with minors in chemistry and music, was recognized today with the University of Mary Alumni Association’s Outstanding Senior Award for 2018 at the university’s annual President’s Recognition Luncheon Saturday, April 27, 2019.

University of Mary’s 2019 Outstanding Senior Heidi Bau is congratulated by President Monsignor James Shea and members the Alumni council.

In addition to her great leadership skills, Bau has done innumerable service projects both here on campus and within the greater community. Her years of hard work, dedication to the mission of the school, her selfless attitude and volunteering spirit have led to much success and self-giving to the community.  Heidi has a goal of becoming a rural primary care practitioner and would also like to help provide Catholic medical education, preparing physicians to care for the whole person.

“Heidi has lived a life that truly exemplifies the principles of a catholic education,” said her nominating faculty member. “She has been inspired by the mission of the university to live a Christian life, often aligning well with the Benedictine values of hospitality, community, respect for persons, and prayer. Her years of hard work, dedication to the mission of the school, her selfless attitude and volunteering spirit have led to much success and self-giving to the community.”

She is the daughter of David and Suzanne of Slayton.

University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea with 2019 Outstanding Senior Nominees.

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 the community. The Alumni Council Board then selects the recipient from these nominees.

“These students have worked hard and given so much that it would take many hours to list their abundant achievements, both in the classroom and in the community,” said Tina Stanger, Director of Alumni Relations at the University of Mary. “We are so very proud of them, and look forward with great anticipation to watching them continue to grow and achieve in the future.”

The other nominees for the 2018 Outstanding Senior were:

Connor Doll, Hazen, ND, Math Education,

Nicole Everitt, Bismarck, ND, nursing

Kaitlyn Fuglseth, Fertile, MN, business administration and marketing,

Jessica Griebel, New Ulm, MN, theology

AnneMarie Hansen, Brighton, CO, marketing

McKinsey Jahner, Hettinger, ND, banking and financial services and accounting

Kaitlyn Kidder, Fargo, ND, psychology

Emily Lysne, Williston, ND, English and Catholic studies

Eileen Markel, Pierre, SD, early childhood education and elementary education

Kolbe Schanzenbach, Vista, CA, music education and math education

Kayzanne Sibla, Bismarck, ND, communication sciences and disorders

August Taylor, Sturgeon Bay, WI, sport and leisure management

Alexandra Weber, Loveland, CO, exercise science with pre-med concentration,

Shaina Weigel, Napoleon, ND, athletic training, minor in psychology

Trey Wiebusch, Medina, MN, criminal justice and Spanish