On April 10, Marymount admissions staff and prospective MU students and their parents were featured in a Washington Post article titled “Universities Woo Mom and Dad, Too,” which discussed parental involvement in the college admissions process. The following week, Post reporter Dan deVise wrote a related blog article called “Grandparents Checking Out Campus Life,” which also included Marymount.
The April issue of G.I. Jobs Magazine featured MU Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate Victor Washington in a student spotlight entitled “Paying it Forward.” The article relates Victor’s inspiring story: Wounded in combat in Iraq, he was sent to an Army hospital to recover. While there, he became inspired to pursue a career in physical therapy as a way of helping other wounded warriors. Victor earned his undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at Marymount in 2008; this May, he proudly walked across the stage at DAR Constitution Hall to accept his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Marymount’s 2011 Portfolio in Motion student fashion show received broad coverage. WUSA-TV 9 aired clips featuring some of the show’s most exciting designs, and Women’s Wear Daily covered the event with an article titled “Marymount Winner Junko Yoshioka Offers Advice.” Additional media coverage included stories in Northern Virginia Magazine and the Washington Examiner and on such popular fashion blogs as K Street Kate and Vintage and Vogue.
The appointment of Marymount University’s sixth president was widely reported. In May, the Washington Post and Washington Business Journal, the Dayton Daily News and Dayton Business Journal, forbes.com, and even the Times of India reported on Dr. Shank’s impending transition from dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of Dayton to president of Marymount University.
On Mother’s Day, WUSA TV-9 covered Marymount’s 60th Commencement ceremonies with a story about graduate Meghan Ganzaba, a mother of two who overcame significant challenges to earn a degree in Nursing. Meghan and her family moved from Detroit after she and her husband lost their jobs in the automotive industry and subsequently lost their home. Meghan found a job in the DC area and received a generous financial aid package from Marymount. She said, “I’m so happy and grateful. I couldn’t have done it without Marymount’s help.”
The July/August issue of USTA Magazine, published by the U.S. Tennis Association, includes a story about the tennis wear for mature women that MU Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing majors created for their Product Development course, taught by Dr. May Chae, in spring 2011. The students worked with USTA members to develop garments that address the target demographic’s needs and expectations. A grant from Cotton Incorporated provided funding for all materials used in the project.