ARLnow: Marymount launches Dreamers scholarship program

Marymount University has launched a new scholarship program for its Dreamer students, starting in the 2020-21 school year. The school officially announced its Dreamers Scholarship Program last night at a kick-off party in the university’s Main House, where Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va) and university president Irma Becerra gave remarks. “Marymount is a special place, it is a recognized […]

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: Getting Help, and Helping Others, on the Path to a Presidency

Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University in Virginia, recommends that if you want to pursue a career as a college president, you should “take on increasing responsibilities as an administrator” and not skip any steps along the way. As a Latina, she says, she also believes in the importance of both reaching out to mentors […]

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Washington Business Journal: ‘Elbows out.’ Area universities will compete with each other, and Amazon, for tech talent

University leaders in Greater Washington appear to be on the same page with Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) when it comes to filling the region’s ever-growing demand for tech talent. They often meet to discuss what skills and courses are needed to fill future jobs, panelists said during a tech and workforce development event Tuesday. But, […]

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WDVM: Marymount University to award scholarships to Girl Scout Gold Award recipients

Starting in the fall semester of 2020, Marymount University will be offering scholarships to recipients of the Girl Scouts Gold Award: the most prestigious award that a Girl Scout can earn. Marymount will offer five, one-time, $3,000 scholarships for first year or transfer students. “We really would like these young ladies to experience Marymount and […]

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Marymount President named to Washington Business Journal’s annual Power 100 List

In its annual Power 100 List of the most influential local leaders in the national capital region, the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) has recognized the President of Marymount University, Dr. Irma Becerra, as part of the List’s Class of 2019. In the article, WBJ said Dr. Becerra “has made a name for herself in barely […]

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RVAHub: Queen Latifah in Richmond: A day of empowerment with a “get out the vote” message

There was unity around one message in Richmond Tuesday among a diverse crowd of over 1,000 women: empowerment. From entertainer Queen Latifah to the first ladies of Virginia to a Native American chief, the Women’s Achieve Summit at the Greater Richmond Convention Center celebrated women’s achievements and explored how to continue reaching new frontiers. Host […]

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Virginia Mercury: Virginia Wesleyan and Marymount universities want the Supreme Court to protect DACA

Virginia Wesleyan and Marymount universities were the only Virginia schools to sign on to a legal brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy that President Donald Trump cancelled in 2017.   “Virginia Wesleyan University is committed to inclusiveness and acceptance of all, especially those seeking academic […]

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