Marymount duo become Leaders-in-Residence to support Hispanic students

Marymount University Leaders-in-Residence Jessica Benitez and Ashly Trejo Mejia

  When the opportunity arose to become a resource and advocate for fellow Hispanic students at Marymount University, sophomore Jessica Benitez and junior Ashly Trejo Mejia were eager to fill the role. “I think I have the ability to grow as a leader and share opportunities available to people of color,” Benitez said.  Both students […]

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Marymount remembers Colin Powell, keynote speaker at 2006 commencement

Marymount remembers Colin Powell, keynote speaker at 2006 commencement

  Gen. Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away on Monday at the age of 84 due to complications from COVID-19. While he was fully vaccinated, he was immunocompromised due to multiple myeloma and Parkinson’s disease. Over the course of the week, […]

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Dennis Slon appointed as permanent Vice President for University Advancement at MU

Dennis Slon, Marymount University's new Vice President for University Advancement

  After nearly two months leading Marymount University’s Office of University Advancement on an interim basis, Dennis Slon will stay on for the long term as the institution’s permanent Vice President for University Advancement. Following his arrival on June 1, Slon quickly jumped in to support Marymount’s ambitious Strategic Plan goals by providing leadership and […]

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President Becerra advocates for legislative solution to DACA at White House

MU President Irma Becerra, center, advocates for a legislative solution to DACA with TheDream.US cofounder Donald Graham and Miriam Feldblum of the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education & Immigration

  Following a Texas Federal District Court decision that partially suspended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Marymount University President Irma Becerra joined a coalition of educational, business and community leaders on a “Week of Action” to highlight the urgent need for immigration solutions. Organized by the American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC), which […]

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MU hosts Gov. Ralph Northam as he signs bills to extend financial aid to Dreamer students

Governor Ralph Northam signs legislation to extend financial aid

  On Monday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam visited the campus of Marymount University to hold a ceremonial bill signing for House Bill 2123 and Senate Bill 1387 in the Reinsch Auditorium. This legislation, which will take effect in August of 2022, makes Virginia students eligible for state financial aid if they are eligible for in-state […]

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