President Becerra calls on doctoral fellows to overcome obstacles, diversify academia

President Becerra calls on doctoral fellows to overcome obstacles, diversify academia

  “I owe all of my career success to higher education. It is the ‘great equalizer,’ and offered a pathway to the American Dream for this Cuban refugee. That’s why I’m so passionate about increasing higher education access for all – because it can also offer you that same pathway today.” Marymount University President Irma […]

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Marymount joins Italian Ambassador in honoring artists exhibiting at Cody Gallery

Marymount University President Irma Becerra and fellow staff and faculty at the private residence of the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, celebrating the artwork of Italian artists currently on display at Cody Gallery.

  Marymount University President Irma Becerra, staff and faculty members joined the Ambassador of Italy to the United States Mariangela Zappia at Villa Firenze for a private reception in honor of Italian artists Sara Goldschmied and Eleonora Chiari (Goldschmied & Chiari). The event, hosted on December 6, included the showing of a screendance inspired by […]

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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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New Chief of Staff appointed for MU’s Office of the President

Shelli Dronsfield appointed as new Chief of Staff in Marymount University's Office of the President

  Shelli Dronsfield, a longtime administrator and leader in higher education, has been appointed as Marymount University’s new Chief of Staff within the Office of the President. She will begin her duties on Friday, July 30. In this role, Dronsfield will assist in providing leadership and oversight for the University’s day-to-day functions. As Chief of […]

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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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MU announces COVID-19 vaccination requirement for fall semester

Stickers from Marymount University COVID-19 vaccination clinic

  This Friday, Marymount University President Irma Becerra informed the community of the institution’s new requirement that all Marymount students, faculty and staff must receive the COVID-19 vaccine for the Fall 2021 semester. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered and granted for those who qualify. “Having our entire community vaccinated against this virus is […]

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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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President Becerra responds to Wednesday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol

U.S. Capitol Photo

  The following message was sent to Marymount students, faculty, staff and trustees on Thursday. Dear Marymount Community, Like many of you, I was shocked and horrified as I followed what took place yesterday on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol – known across the world not just as the meeting place for the legislative […]

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Marymount names Barry Harte as new Vice President for Finance and Operations & Treasurer

  A results-driven team builder and creative leader with extensive experience working in private and public higher education, Barry Harte has been appointed as Marymount University’s next Vice President for Finance and Operations & Treasurer. Starting this December, Harte will serve as an entrepreneurial financial steward and collaborative leader who guides a broad portfolio of […]

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