Pres. Becerra named to Virginia Business 2022 Women in Leadership list

Pres. Becerra named to Virginia Business 2022 Women in Leadership list

  This week, Marymount University President Dr. Irma Becerra was recognized by Virginia Business in its 2022 Women in Leadership Awards, which identify female executives in the Commonwealth who have excelled in their careers and are paving the way for other women to follow in their footsteps. In the second year of the Awards, Virginia […]

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President Becerra advocates for Dreamers on DACA’s 10th anniversary

President Becerra advocates for Dreamers on DACA’s 10th anniversary

  Yesterday on Capitol Hill, #WithDACA – a coalition of the American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC), Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), TheDream.US, FWD.us, National Immigration Law Center (NILC), Pre-Heath Dreamers, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and United We Dream – marked the 10th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) […]

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Letter from President Becerra: Marymount stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

Marymount stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

  The message below was sent by Marymount University President Irma Becerra to students, staff, faculty and Board of Trustees members on Friday, February 25. Dear Marymount Community,   Over the last few days, the world has witnessed an aggressive and unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, sparking a conflict that may result in the largest […]

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Letter from President Becerra on keeping MU community safe through emergency procedures for potential crises

Letter from President Becerra on keeping MU community safe through emergency procedures for potential crises

  The message below was sent by Marymount University President Irma Becerra to students, staff, faculty and Board of Trustees members on Wednesday, February 2. Dear Marymount Community, Today, our flags at the North Glebe Road entrance to Main Campus are at half-staff in honor of the campus police officer and campus security officer who […]

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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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