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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Marymount students meet Netflix Pathways team to learn more about innovative program

Marymount students attend an information session about the Netflix Pathways Boot Camp program

  Marymount University welcomed representatives from the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, Netflix, and education technology leader 2U, Inc. this month to speak directly with students about an upcoming opportunity for greater access and opportunity into the tech industry – the Netflix Pathways Bootcamp. In June, Marymount announced the partnership to offer students three semester-long, […]

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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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MU leads Virginia, DC institutions on diversity, intl. students in 2022 Best Colleges Rankings

MU leads Virginia, DC institutions on diversity, intl. students in 2022 Best Colleges Rankings

  In the latest edition of the Best Colleges Rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Marymount University has once again been recognized for fostering an inclusive, diverse campus with a global perspective. Among all public and private institutions in Virginia and Washington, D.C., Marymount leads the pack in Campus Ethnic Diversity. For Most International […]

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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 professor selected for competitive USDA fellowship

Dr. Agolini, who was selected for a competitive USDA fellowship, waters newly planted herbs with Marymount University students

  Dr. Susan Agolini, Assistant Professor of Biology at Marymount University and awardee of the Clare Booth Luce Professorship, has been selected to participate in the 2021 USDA E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship. The coveted fellowship is awarded to faculty and staff members from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI’s) across the nation, and offers experiences in […]

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MU partners with Netflix and 2U to launch virtual tech boot camps

Marymount University partners with Netflix and 2U to launch virtual tech boot camps

  The world’s leading streaming entertainment service and a global leader in education technology are expanding their partnership and bringing Marymount University into the fold as they work to increase diversity in tech fields. Starting this August, Netflix and 2U, Inc., will offer three for-credit, fully online tech boot camps in Data Science, Java Engineering […]

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Gov. Ralph Northam recognizes MU during State of the Commonwealth Address

VA Gov. Ralph Northam Photo

  On Wednesday night, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam delivered his third State of the Commonwealth Address to a virtual joint session of the General Assembly, following the theme of “Calling the Commonwealth to action in times of crisis.” In addition to discussing topics such as the violence at the U.S. Capitol and the ongoing COVID-19 […]

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Marymount listed as first Hispanic-Serving Institution in Virginia

Students at Ballston Campus Photo

  Achieving a significant enrollment milestone this fall, Marymount University has become the first higher education institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia to qualify as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). As defined in Title V of the Higher Education Act, HSI’s are not-for-profit, accredited institutions of higher learning with a full-time equivalent undergraduate student enrollment that […]

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