Marymount signs on to national mutual-aid accord

Marymount University has become a member of the National Intercollegiate Mutual Aid Agreement (NIMAA), one of more than 100 signatory institutions across the nation that pledge to support each other in the event of a natural disaster or civil emergency.   Marymount joins Georgetown University and the George Washington University as members of the five-year-old […]

Read More… Colleges Take a Hybrid Approach

Colleges in Northern Virginia plan a mix of online and in-person classes and services this fall to keep students safe while allowing them to stay involved as much as possible in campus life.   Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), George Mason University and Marymount University will be complying with guidelines announced by Gov. Ralph Northam […]

Read More… Higher Ed Thought Leadership Series: Emad Rahim Interviews Dr. Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University

In this new higher Ed thought leadership series, Dr. Emad Rahim interviews Dr. Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University. Dr. Becerra took office as the seventh President of Marymount University on July 1, 2018. During her tenure so far, she has launched the University’s new strategic plan, added market-driven academic programs that prioritize career preparation, acquired The […]

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The Arlington Catholic Herald: 2020 graduates will help rebuild our nation and world from the COVID-19 pandemic

Irma Becerra/Special to the Catholic Herald On the last day of May, our Marymount University in Arlington community joined virtually, united across the entire world, in what was surely the most unprecedented commencement in the school’s 70-year history.   And we are not alone in this – for the first time in higher education, commencements […]

Read More… Marymount University launched a new set of graduate-level upskilling programs

Marymount University’s new upskilling initiative is on a mission to equip students with high-demand technical and business skills across multiple industries. The Arlington, Virginia-based Catholic university just launched its Upskilling for the What’s Next Economy initiative, which features a group of graduate-level certificate and degree qualification programs across industries such as healthcare, cybersecurity and data science. The various […]

Read More… Marymount anticipates restarting in-person classes in fall

Marymount University is developing plans and procedures to reopen in-person instruction starting with the fall semester.   “We are looking forward to providing that advantageous environment for learning once again, while also making certain that we have all of the proper measures and procedures in place so that students feel comfortable returning to campus,” university […]

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education: Top 35 Women in Higher Education

Diverse salutes this year’s Top 35 Women in Higher Education.   Dr. Irma Becerra President, Marymount University   Becerra is the seventh president of Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Becerra is known for expanding educational access for students and creating programs to meet societal needs and changing demographics. She has blended mathematics, engineering and systems […]

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