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  • Life Transformed at MSUM
    Life is more than a journey. It's a chance to transform.

Life Transformed

  • Transforming the world by transforming lives
    Our purpose is to transform the world by transforming lives. Transformation's simplest, smallest moments, when exploration turns into discovery, are a key activity at MSUM. Real transformation occurs the moment students discover who they are, what they want to do, how they are going to do it, and why - their reason for being.
  • Alumni Leading Our Community
    MSU Moorhead alumni leaders excel in countless professions – from art and journalism to business and teaching and many others. Many are quiet leaders encouraging others; some are visible leaders advocating change in their respective industries. We proudly recognize their contributions and meaningful impact in their careers and communities.
    "We need to build a culture of engagement where all individuals thrive. We need to lead differently and find ways to engage and inspire employees, to treat them as valuable people with skills vs. people with valuable skills."
    "The greatest leadership challenge is making sure you are meeting the needs of everyone you work with, listening to their needs, and giving all you can to them without exhausting yourself."
    "The biggest challenge for today’s work force is to find what inspires, engages, motivates and fulfills employees. Leaders need to know their employees to get the most out of them and to retain them."
    "My professors believed in me, celebrated my successes and challenged me in my failures. They believed I could do more than I thought I could, so I did."
    "Communities don’t prosper by accident; they recognize that leaders come in all shapes, sizes and occupations. Communities that are thriving give citizens a chance to develop their leadership skills."
    "Put things in front of you that make you ask yourself hard questions every day. Are you living up to this position? If not, what do you need to do to get back on track? Then, do it."
    "Leadership opportunities and roles are all around us and come in many different shapes and forms and at all times of the day or year."
    "My accounting degree and management minor provided an excellent foundation for my career in public accounting and set the stage for lifelong learning. Continuing education is essential to stay current in any profession."
    "MSUM helped me realize sometimes I am the painter and sometimes I am the painting. As the painter we influence and impact others. As the painting, we take in ideas to become a better leader."
    "It is important to understand the best way you learn from situations that arise in everyday life and to look at all experiences as a way to help grow yourself."
    "Being in an environment where deep critical thinking was valued, was very transformational in discovering who I am."
    "Getting a theatre degree was invaluable. I learned how to be part of an ensemble and to take the lead; to listen and to ask questions; to take risks and to fail."  
    "Humility is a leadership trait that can influence a corporate culture. Humble leaders seek out feedback and focus on the needs of their team."
    "Leaders must support the people they’ve charged with making important decisions."
    "Take chances to try something uncomfortable and unfamiliar because those are the things that will transform you as a leader."
    "If you don’t develop good relationships with the people you are leading then your leadership will collapse."
    "Failure is a state of mind. My failures have shaped my abilities and progress as an entrepreneur. The faster you fail, the faster you succeed."
    "The best leadership advice I’ve received is to do your best. When someone tells you that, they are telling you they have confidence in you to meet their expectations."
    "If you want to be successful in life and accomplish the goals you set for yourself, be prepared."
    "A good leader is someone who can inspire his or her team to do more then what was ever thought possible. Always give people more than they expect."
    "Leaders must be willing to love, care, encourage, nurture, and give people the opportunity to grow. Being a gardener is what leadership is about."
    "If we don’t try new things and experience failures from time to time, we are not going to learn, grow and develop."
    "One of the most important roles for a leader is creating a positive culture where people are motivated, feel valued, are driven by passion, and feel that what they contribute matters."
    "Leadership is about making sure that once you’re in that role, you’re always taking care of people that are helping you."
  • Points of Pride
    • MSUM earns 3 national sport marketing awards pushing total to 13 in 5 years, including 6 golds
      The National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) has honored the MSUM, Dragon Athletics, and the GO! TEAM with three […]
    • Zepper presents at American Holistic Nurses Association
      On Wednesday, July 18, Professor Kevin Zepper (English Department) was invited to present at the American Holistic Nurses Association. His […]
    • Dr. Messina co-publishes study in Family Journal
      Counseling Program faculty member Dr. Ken Messina and colleagues from Duquesne and Slipper Rock Universities in PA recently published a […]
    • Drs. Gillett, Cole contribute to online WalletHub article
      Drs. Erin Gillett and Layna Cole, Early Childhood Education, were invited to contribute to an online article published by WalletHub: […]
    • MS in Counseling student publishes book
      Congratulations to Counseling student Troy Roness, who recently published the book “Unbroken: Journaled Reflection on Recovery.” The book is currently […]
    • Arnar serves as guest professor at summer institute
      Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, recently served as a guest professor at a summer institute sponsored by the National […]
    • NEW Leadership Northern Lights awarded two $5,000 grants
    • MSUM thanked for role in park project
      On July 12, 2018, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the revamped M.B. Johnson Regional […]
    • MSUM receives grant from FM Area Foundation
    • MSUM Alumni Win Awards of Excellence
      Artists Jon Offutt, Brad Bachmeier, and Steve Nowatski, all MSUM alumni, won three of the four prestigious awards presented at […]
    • MSUM Alumni Artists Win Awards
      Artists Jon Offutt, Brad Bachmeier, and Steve Nowatzki, all MSUM alumni, won three of the four prestigious awards presented at […]
    • Bachmeier awarded second overall best of show at fine arts show
      Brad Bachmeier was awarded Second Overall Best of Show – NWC Award at the 59th Annual Naperville/Chicago Fine Arts Show, […]
    • SoMAD film alumni featured in HPR cover story
      The High Plains Reader recently featured two LA-based SoMAD Film alumni, Chris Haskell ’09 and Brent Rockswold ’06 in their […]
    • Global Supply Chain Management program ranked No. 17 in nation
      Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Global Supply Chain Management degree was listed as No. 17 on a nationwide list of Best […]
    • Distinguished Alumni Award Winners Announced
      The MSUM Alumni Foundation will honor five recipients for Distinguished Alumni, Young Alum, and Outstanding Service awards at Night of […]
    • Goyt, Erickson and Reiswig published in Mathematics Magazine
      Adam Goyt’s paper “Aphid Sequences, Turning Fibonacci Numbers Inside Out” with Samuel Erickson co 2017 and Josiah Reiswig co 2015 […]
    • Points of Pride in the Academic Support Center
      Congratulations to Troy Schmidt, Coordinator of Academic Intervention, who is wrapping up his 2 years of service as Region 6 […]
    • School Psychology faculty and students present, volunteer at ND MTSS conference
      Eleven School Psychology graduate students volunteered and attended the ND MultiTiered Systems of Support conference on June 11, 12 and […]
    • Bachmeier receives Award of Excellence at College Hills Art Festival
      Brad Bachmeier received an Award of Excellence at College Hills Art Festival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bachmeier was one of […]
    • Graduate Nursing program reaccredited
      Full, 10-year CCNE reaccreditation
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