Marymount’s Fall 2021 Welcome Week brings all students back to campus

Marymount University’s Fall 2021 Welcome Week brings all students back to campus

  For the first time since March of 2020, Marymount University has officially returned to a fully in-person, face-to-face learning and living model, as the entire student body is back on campus for Fall 2021 Welcome Week and the beginning of fall semester classes. On Thursday, about 240 new students arrived on Move-In Day and […]

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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Supporting HSIs and HBCUs will benefit every Virginian

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Supporting HSIs and HBCUs will benefit every Virginian

By Irma Becerra and James Dyke Last year, Marymount University achieved a significant milestone when it was independently designated as the first Hispanic-Serving Institution in Virginia — an achievement acknowledged by Gov. Ralph Northam in his State of the Commonwealth address. By 2030, the Latinx population in the U.S. is expected to increase by 25%. […]

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Washington Business Journal: Doubling Pell Grant max is a wise investment for the future

Washington Business Journal: Doubling Pell Grant max is a wise investment for the future

  By Irma Becerra – Marymount University As the president of a minority-serving institution (MSI) in Marymount University, specifically the first designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in Virginia, I am proud to be part of a community of institutions nationally that serve a critical role in leveling the playing field by providing quality postsecondary education to […]

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3 reasons community service and extracurriculars are important in college

3 reasons community service and extracurriculars are important in college

  We’ve all heard the cliché that college is a time to find yourself. But what does that really mean, and where exactly did your “self” go? The next four years are a time for you to find out what you want to do with your life in your post-college years. You take classes to […]

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Forbes: Building bridges via internationalization in higher education for global competitiveness

Forbes: Building bridges via internationalization in higher education for global competitiveness

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university best known for its innovative curriculum. Last summer, university leaders across the country worked tirelessly to ensure all students could continue their studies during the global pandemic. Unfortunately, at the same time, a newly enacted national policy worked to accomplish […]

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Marymount restores beloved green space on campus

The newly restored front lawn at Marymount University

  Just in time for the new school year, Marymount University has transformed the parking lot in front of the Main House into a usable green space. This effort is fueled by the University’s commitment to students’ experience and to the vitality of the natural environment that surrounds the campus. “As students, staff, faculty and […]

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MU Spirit of Service Scholar gets leadership opportunity through new AmeriCorps program

Kristen Netter selected as AmeriCorps Program Member at Marymount University

  Marymount University’s Saints’ Center for Service has been awarded the K2H Civic Futures AmeriCorps Program grant through the nonprofit Campus Compact, furthering the University’s commitment to service. Through the Civic Futures Program, an AmeriCorps member will implement civic engagement opportunities for students at K-12 schools or community-based organizations in partnership with Marymount. Marymount is […]

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9 practical time management tips for college-bound students

9 practical time management tips for college-bound students

  Time management can be a difficult task as a student, but your ability to manage your time effectively will be one of the key determinants of your success in college and in life.  Since we all want to enjoy our college experience, the question is how we can align our academic success with positive […]

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D.C. is our classroom: Eight reasons to choose D.C. for college

D.C. is our classroom

  At Marymount University, we like to say that “D.C. is our classroom.” That’s because our campus is only a few short miles from Washington, D.C. We use our close proximity to the nation’s capital to augment our students’ education and opportunities for success. Here are a few reasons why it’s strategic to attend a […]

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Marymount graduate awarded prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Marymount alumna Courtney Stephens, recipient of a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

  Marymount University alumna Courtney Stephens is among the nation’s top scholars to receive a 2021 Fellowship from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, awarded to students pursuing their first year of graduate or professional study. Stephens joins only four other students across the country to earn the Society’s competitive Walter and Adelheid Hohenstein […]

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