Catholic Standard: At annual gala, SOAR! honors three Catholic leaders for their work and support of aging religious

Catholic Standard: At annual gala, SOAR! honors three Catholic leaders for their work and support of aging religious

  Honorees at the recent Washington, D.C. Awards Gala for SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious) offered personal tributes to the religious who shaped their lives and work, and praised SOAR! for its outreach to aging and infirm religious across the United States. During the Nov. 2 gala at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, SOAR! […]

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Forbes: Four tips for employee performance evaluations in the new normal

Forbes: Four tips for employee performance evaluations in the new normal

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. For years, business education has centered on leaders having the necessary data to inform decisions. In my early 20s, I worked in the local power industry as an engineer leading teams through various process improvement initiatives. […]

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Sun Gazette: Marymount engineering professor lauded at state level

Sun Gazette: Marymount engineering professor lauded at state level

  Dr. Eric Bubar, the founding associate professor of engineering at Marymount University who is well-known for using his scientific and 3D-printing talents to support those in need locally and around the world, has been recognized by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) with an award for his dedication to higher education and student […]

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Sun Gazette: Marymount president lauded for advocacy, outreach

Sun Gazette: Marymount president lauded for advocacy, outreach

  The Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR!) organization has honored Marymount University president Irma Becerra with its prestigious 2022 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award for her dedicated work at the university and throughout her career in higher education. The award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through their leadership and generosity in the Catholic community, […]

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Forbes: How to communicate bad news effectively

Forbes: How to communicate bad news effectively

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. Recently, I was waiting to board a flight back to Washington, D.C., when the gate agent delivered a curious announcement: “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. The plane has arrived, but we need to wait a few […]

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97.1 WASH-FM: Dr. Irma Becerra, President, Marymount University

97.1 WASH-FM: Dr. Irma Becerra, President, Marymount University

  Listen to “Dr. Irma Becerra, President, Marymount University” on Spreaker. Dr. Irma Becerra took office as the seventh President of Marymount University in Arlington, Va., on July 1, 2018. In her first six months in the role, she launched the University’s new Strategic Plan, “Momentum,” which will guide the University over the five-year period […]

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Forbes: The necessity of integrity for leading in times of crisis

Forbes: The necessity of integrity for leading in times of crisis

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. Leaders around the globe faced a relentless onslaught of difficult decisions when the world came apart at the seams in the spring of 2020. Those who were grounded in solid values were able to assess the […]

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Sun Gazette: Bucking trend, Marymount sees big uptick in interest, enrollment

Sun Gazette: Bucking trend, Marymount sees big uptick in interest, enrollment

  Defying recent national higher education trends, Marymount University has recorded significant increases from last year in both applications and enrollment deposits for the 2022-23 academic year, university officials said. Leading up to the fall 2022 semester, a total of 3,551 applications were submitted from prospective students, a 44 percent jump compared to applications that […]

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Forbes: The myth of multitasking in a hybrid world

Forbes: The myth of multitasking in a hybrid world

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. In my previous Forbes article, I discussed essential factors employers and employees should consider when deciding whether to work remotely or at the office. While the assumption is employees prefer remote work and employers prefer on-site, this decision may […]

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Washington Business Journal: Marymount, Sibley receive $1.1M donation to build nursing pipeline

Washington Business Journal: Marymount, Sibley receive $1.1M donation to build nursing pipeline

  Twenty years ago, John Shooshan’s life was saved by a doctor at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Now he’s giving back to the health care profession to help it address a chronic shortage of trained nurses. Shooshan, the chairman of Arlington real estate developer Shooshan Company, and his wife, Marcia, a retired teacher, are giving nearly $1.1 […]

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