MU’s TechSet program wins Education Technology Innovation Award

Marymount’s TechSet program wins Northern Virginia Chamber’s Education Technology Innovation Award

  It was only about one year ago that the idea for Marymount University’s TechSet program was developed, with a mission of preparing college juniors and seniors to succeed as new employees in fast-moving technology jobs in the national capital region. Now, after just one pilot semester, it’s already receiving incredible acclaim from area business […]

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Five MU students receive statewide honors at Teachers of Promise Institute

Five Education students receive statewide honors at 2022 Teachers of Promise Institute

  Marymount University’s School of Education is renowned for fostering a dedicated community of dynamic teacher-scholars who are not only experts in the field, but also passionate and innovative educators who create learning experiences that ensure all succeed. Last month, five star students from the Education program were recognized for their incredible promise to live […]

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Marymount University cements new partnership to support Latino veterans

A new partnership with ALVA aims to support Latino veterans

  As Virginia’s first and only Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), Marymount University is now doubling down on its commitment to support the educational success of minority students through a new partnership with the American Latino Veterans Association (ALVA).  “Marymount is dedicated to providing a pathway to education for all those who seek it, and it’s our […]

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How a Marymount professor is using Netflix to teach Economics

Dr. Amel Ben Abdesslem uses Netflix to teach Economics at Marymount University

  In this episode of “Faculty in Focus,” we hear from Dr. Amel Ben Abdesslem, Assistant Professor of Economics. She shares her latest research, “Using Netflix Original Series to Teach Economics: A Diversity and Inclusion Approach.” Tell us about your background and how you entered the field of economics. I’m actually French and was born […]

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Marymount Education faculty lead Peer Mentor Leadership Institute

The 2021 Peer Mentor Leadership Institute cohort of student participants

  On November 5, more than 30 high school students gathered at Marymount University’s Ballston Center for a day of training at the third annual Peer Mentor Leadership Institute. The Institute began in 2019 as an idea to provide a high level of instruction and collaboration among students who have chosen to become peer mentors […]

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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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MU supports launch of national campaign to Double Pell

It's Time to Double Pell - Marymount University

  Marymount University is proud to participate in a national campaign to double the maximum Pell Grant to $13,000 and help more students earn a degree, secure a good-paying job and achieve a brighter future. #DoublePell is a national campaign led by the Double Pell Alliance, a coalition of higher education associations, organizations and advocacy […]

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Scholarships agreement with Foundation NVTC raises opportunities for women in STEM

Marymount University signs an agreement to support the NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund.

  Marymount University is encouraging a new generation of women to pursue their passions in STEM by supporting a scholarship awarded by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Foundation. Marymount has signed an agreement in which the University pledges to match the NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund award of $5,000, for a total of $10,000 […]

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Marymount professors publish new book on place-based learning amidst backdrop of COVID-19

New Book Publication Photo

  The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc across the globe while Marymount University’s Dr. Elizabeth Langran, Professor in Education, and Dr. Janine DeWitt, Professor in Sociology, were finishing their new book, “Navigating Place-Based Learning.”  “The spread of the pandemic highlighted how place matters in our daily lives, as well as how some communities deal with more […]

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Doctoral students and faculty represent Marymount in federal working group on cyber education

Federal Working Group Photo

  Aiming to use their talents to support cyber education, training and workforce development, a Marymount University professor and two doctoral students are now members of a federal working group for cybersecurity education solutions. Dr. Donna Schaeffer, Professor of IT, Data Science and Cybersecurity at Marymount, and doctoral student Shenita Freeman have joined fellow doctoral […]

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